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Field Trips offered by class

Class 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 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
Hydrogeology ... ...
Environmental Huntington and surrounding area contaminants ...
Engineering Geology ... ...
Big Bend Field Excursion Big Bend National Park ...

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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