GEOL - 410 Field Geology
May 7 - June 8, 2018 - First Session
Application Deadline: December 31, 2017
for consortium members and $4,995 non-consortium. Deposit of $400 is due
at registration. Includes tuition,
all fees, food and transportation from Rapid City. Two nights
The Precambrian metamorphic, Phanerozoic sedimentary, and Tertiary igneous rocks of the Black Hills set the stage for the field course. They provide a varied and challenging setting for the instruction and practice in geologic mapping at various scales, using topographic maps, and aerial photographs as base maps.
The course includes preparation of stratigraphic columns, geologic maps, structural cross sections, and completion of formal reports for selected locations in the Black Hills. Successive projects involve greater geologic complexity, and one project will emphasize assessment of mineral resources. Practical applications to environmentally related problems and hydrogeology are emphasized.
Prerequisites include: completion of junior year of study, Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy/Sedimentation, and Structural Geology, or consent of the Director
Geology professors and staff from: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and other universities.