(Open to Everyone)


Death Valley Field Camp  Dec. 27, 2015 - Jan.13, 2016

Petroleum Field Camp        July 13 - 28

Geology Field Camp  (1)    May 11 - June 12

Geology Field Camp  (2) ONE SPOT    June 15 -  July 17

Geology Field Camp (3)  ONE SPOT   July 20 - August 21

Geological Engineering      May 18 - June 19

Pegmatite Field Camp           

Environmental Field Camp   May 18 - June 4

Paleontology Field Camps 

Multiple  Locations / Dates


Geology Field Camp          May 31  -  July 5  


Volcanology Field Camp    July 22 - August 11


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 U California State University Bakersfield California State University, Sacramento Cedarville University

Central Connecticut State U Central Michigan University Denison University

Eastern Connecticut State U 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 U 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 SDSM&T, Slippery Rock U. Sonoma State University Southern Methodist U.

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"