(Open to Everyone)


Death Valley Field Camp  NEW  Dec. 28 - Jan. 14

Petroleum Field Camp      NEW   July 13 - 28

Geology Field Camp  (1)      May 11 - June 12

Geology Field Camp  (2)    June 15 -  July 17

Geology Field Camp  (3)   July 20  - August 21

Geological Engineering  May 18 - June 19

Pegmatite Field Camp          May 30 - June 5

Environmental Field Camp     May 18 - June 4

Paleontology Field Camps 

Multiple  Locations / Dates

Geology Youth Camp        See Website         


Geology Field Camp          May 31  -  July 5  


Volcanology Field Camp    July 26 - August 14


Volcanology Field Camp        July 22- August 7

Galapagos Islands

Volcanology Field Camp        May 17 - June 3


Environmental Field Camp   


Geology Field Camp         

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Geology at SDSM&T

The Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station is a cooperative program formed by a consortium of colleges and universities that offers variety of field courses. These courses are offered from Ranch A field station, an historic log mansion located in the northern Black Hills, near Beulah, Wyoming, Shoshone, Death Valley, CA, SDSM&T Campus in Rapid City, SD and from Taskesti Field Station, located on north Anatolian Fault Zone, about 200 km east of Istanbul, Turkey.

Geology Field Camp in the Himalayas will start from Kathmandu, Nepal and Volcanology Field Camp in Iceland will start from Reykjavik. Hawaii field camp will be located near the Kilauea volcano. Galapagos field camp will start from Quito, Ecuador.


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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology serves as the host institution and provides transcripts of credits to the enrollee's parent institution. The consortium comprises of SDSMT, University of North Dakota and the Univesrity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Students from non consortium universities are encouraged to attend the camps.

For additional information follow the links or contact :

Dr. Nuri Uzunlar, Director, Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station

Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Office Phone  (605) 394 - 2494   Cell:  (605) 431 1275

Course offerings are subject to enrollments. Please visit for updates - last updated on 8/20/2014


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Schools in 2014 Camps


Angelo State University Appalachian State University Binghamton University Bloomsburg University Boise State University Boston University Bridgewater State University Brigham Young University California Lutheran University California State University Bakersfield California State University, Sacramento Cedarville University Central Connecticut State University Central Michigan University Denison University Eastern Connecticut State University Franklin & Marshall College Georgia Southern University Grand Valley State University Guilford College Hampshire College Indiana State University Johns Hopkins University Kansas State University Minnesota State University, Mankato Minot State University Missouri State University Montana State University New Mexico Tech North Carolina State University Northwest Missouri State University Oberlin College Oklahoma State University Oregon State University Rice University Rutgers University Sam Houston State University SDSMT Slippery Rock University Sonoma State University Southern Methodist University Stony Brook University SUNY Cortland SUNY Geneseo SUNY Oneonta Syracuse University Tarleton State University Temple University Trinity University Tulane University University of Alaska Fairbanks University of Alaska, Anchorage University of Arizona University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Maryland University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Mississippi University of Nebraska at Omaha University of North Dakota University of Pittsburgh University of Puget Sound University of Rhode Island University of South Dakota University of Southern California University of Tennessee - Knoxville University of Texas at Dallas University of Texas of the Permian Basin University of Utah University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee University of Wyoming Virginia Tech Wayne State Whitman College


Student Testimonials

"The people culture, and geology of Turkey were all fantastic. ..."

"Managed to learn more geology than I ever thought possible” "This was an intense experience, academically, culturally, and socially” “I had the best experience ever” , "I had one of the most unique and fulfilling experiences in my lifetime”, “ a life changing experience", “I learned a lot this summer about geology and myself"