Field Trips

Below is a listing of courses offered by the Department of Geology with corresponding possible field trips. Pictures from previous geology field trips are also posted.

Field Trips offered by Course

Course Title Field Trip Description
Physical Geology Huntington and surrounding area Examines various geomorphological features + effects/ types of mass wasting. Introduces the Geology of the area, as well as mineral/rock identification.
Historical Geology I64 and AA in Ky Traversing the Cincinnati Arch to investigating mid-lower Paleozoic lithologic units
Field Mapping Huntington and surrounding area Topographic and bedrock mapping with an emphasis on Brunton compass use.
Structural Geology Seneca Rocks Overnight
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy I64 to Beckley and I64 to Morehead
Petrology Blue Ridge in Virginia and North Carolina Weekend long field trip examining plutonic and volcanic rocks from Mt. Rogers, as well as various igneous and metamorphic rocks of different grades from the western, central, and eastern Blue Ridge.
Fossil Fuels Coal mine/active drilling site
Geomorphology Shenandoah NP Overnight
Environmental Huntington and surrounding area Contaminants
Engineering Geology
Big Bend Field Excursion Big Bend National Park


Visit to Drill Site, Charleston, WV


Structural Geology: Canaan Valley Field Trip


Sedimentation and Stratigraphy: Introductory Field Trips


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