2016 Field Conference of PA Geologists

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Laura Guertin

Apr 22, 2016, 6:07:13 PM4/22/16
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Announcement from the Pennsylvania Geological Survey...

The 81st Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists
, October 6-8, 2016

Energy and Environments: Geology in the “Nether World” of Indiana County, Pennsylvania

The first geological survey of Pennsylvania passed to the right and left of Indiana County leaving it a veritable “nether world” of geology.  Since then, the “nether world” has been fleshed out and the 81st Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists will highlight Indiana County and adjacent areas, rich in both energy and non-fuel minerals for over 100 years.  The trip will examine past and present environments--warts and all. 


October 6, 2016 – Conference Headquarters, Indiana, PA

·         Pre-Conference Trips

o   Blacklick/Conemaugh Kayak trip, Caving Expedition, Iron Furnace trip, and more to choose from. Separate fees may apply for pre-conference trips. No minors allowed.

·         Registration and Reception 4pm – 9pm

o   Rock Swap, Map Blast, Silent Auction, Networking hour with snacks and refreshments

o   Conference welcome and overview


October 7-8, 2016 – Conference Headquarters, Indiana, PA

·         STOPS may include Loyalhanna Limestone quarry, Miss-Penn unconformity, 1889 Johnstown Flood site, flint clay locales, Sandstone channels, Saltsburg Sandstone, fossil sites, and more.

·         October 7th Banquet and Guest Speaker with a networking reception before the banquet.


Regular registration will be approximately $230, which includes meals, bus trip, and road log. It also includes the Thursday night reception.

Registration will open August 1, 2016.


For more information or to be added to the mailing list please contact Kristen Hand at kh...@pa.gov or visit their website at http://fcopg.org/
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