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Geology Field Camp Montana NEW  May 22 - June 25
Arizona Field Camp  NEW Dec. 27, 2015 - Jan.13, 2016
Death Valley Field Camp  Dec. 27, 2015 - Jan.13, 2016

Geology Field Camp  Ranch A -1    May 9 - June 10

Geology Field Camp  Ranch A -2  June 13-  July 15

Geology Field Camp  Ranch A -3  July 18 - August 19

Geological Engineering      May 16 - June 17

Petroleum Field Camp       July 11- 27

Environmental Field Camp   May 16 - 31

Paleontology Field Camps Multiple  Locations/Dates

Pegmatite Field Camp         TBD  

Spain  NEW - coming in 2016

Geology Field Camp  TBD


Geology Field Camp          June 5  -  July 9  


Volcanology Field Camp    TBD


Volcano Hazards Field Camp        July 20-August 5

Galapagos Islands

Volcanology Field Camp        TBD


Environmental Field Camp   TBD


Geology Field Camp         TBD

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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. Six credit courses are offered from Ranch A field station, an historic log mansion located in the northern Black Hills, near Beulah, Wyoming;  from Dillon, Montana; SDSM&T Campus in Rapid City, from Taskesti Field Station, located on north Anatolian Fault Zone, about 200 km east of Istanbul, Turkey; and northeastern Spain.

Variety of two, three and four credit courses offered at number of different location in the USA and the Globe, including the Himalayas, Nepal; Iceland and  Galapagos Islands /Quito, Ecuador; and Kilauea, Hawaii. Several other geology and paleontology field camps located in Death Valley-Shoshone, CA,; Kingman, AZ; South Dakota and Nebraska.


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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 University 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 8/27/2015


Schools in 2015 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"