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Spring 2012 Field Trip Calendar

Date    Day    Time    Event    Destination    Contact Person   
14-Mar    W    2:00 pm-4:30 pm    Introductory Field Trip    Rotary Park, etc.    Dr. Bill Niemann     niemann@marshall.edu   
29-Mar    R    2:00 pm-4:00 pm    GLY 456: Environmental Geology    Former    Dr. Bill Niemann     niemann@marshall.edu   
Brownfields    Barboursville Brickyard   
10-Apr    T    2:00 pm-4:30 pm    Introductory Field Trip    Local -- TBA    Dr. Bill Niemann     niemann@marshall.edu   
13-Apr    F    All Day    GLY 456: Environmental Geology    Kentucky    Dr. Bill Niemann     niemann@marshall.edu   
14-Apr    SAT    Karst Hydrology   
20-Apr    F    All-Day    GLY 421: Petrology    Virginia - North Carolina       
21-Apr    SAT    Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks    Dr. Aley El-Shazly    elshazly@marshall.edu   
22-Apr    SUN       
1-Apr    SUN    All Day    Geological Society of America (GSA)    Asheville, NC    John Cuchta    cuchta1@marshall.edu   
2-Apr    M    Southeast Section   

Visit to Drill Site, Charleston, WV

Students look at boxed rock core   Drill Derrick at UC campus, Charleston, WV   Viewing drill bits and crude oil samples     

Canaan Valley Structural Geology Trip

Obsservation deck at Blackwater Falls   USGS Benchmark on bridge abutment Blackwater Falls S.P.   Blackwater River Gorge, Pennsylvanian Allegheny sandsone   Pennsylvanian Pottsville over Mississippian Mauch Chumk, Canaan Heights  

Greenbrier limestone quarry, Canaan Valley State Park   Greenbriere limstone over Pocono Group, Pendelton/Randolph Co. Line   River cobbles in Seneca Visitor Center   Vertical Silurian Tuscarora sandstone, Mouth of Seneca.   

N Frk of South Br Potomac River, Mouth of Seneca   Germany Valley Overlook, Center of Wils Mtn. Anticline   Observation tower Spruce Knob, Highest point in WV, elev. 4863 feet.   Spruce Knob, Axis of Stony River Syncline to NE   

Spruce Knob is capped by resistant Pennsylvanian age sandstone   Reverse fault N of Mouth of Seneca

Strat - Sed & Introductory Field Trips

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