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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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