International Geology Field Camp on the North Anatolian Fault,
Taskesti, Western Turkey
GEOL 410 - Field Geology in Turkey
June 1 - July 5, 2014
Study the spectacular geology and culture of the Tethys realm of Turkey. Projects examine Jurassic and Cretaceous strata of the Sakarya microcontinent, Paleocene granite in Sivrihisar magmatic belt, Post-Tethyan Tertiary strata and structure of the Haymana basin, and the tectonics of contrasting terrains (metamorphic vs sedimentary) across the North Anatolian fault. The instructors have extensive experience related to the structural and economic geology of Turkey. Cultural and historical experiences include Sunday trips beaches on the Black sea coast, museums and shopping centers in Ankara and Istanbul, as well as local/regional cultural features.
Location: Taskesti town, located on North Anatolian Fault Zone (NAFZ) in Abant Valley, approximately 200 km east of Istanbul.
Facilities: Lodging includes three weeks at the Taskesti field research station of the Turkish General Directorate of Disaster Affairs (Earthquake Research Department), with nine 2-3 person rooms, each with bathroom and shower, a large conference room, kitchen, and dining hall. An experienced cook will provide meals. The research facility at Taskesti has been occupied by international scientists for more than twenty years. The locals are very much accustomed to tourists. Nearby Lake Abant and Kartalkaya Resort (15 miles to Taskesti) is a premium winter sports center and summer getaway for many Turks and Europeans. One week will be spent at the Cayirhan coal mine facilities, and one week in Sivrihisar area.
Course Content : The course includes preparation of stratigraphic columns, structural cross sections, and geologic maps, and completion of formal reports. Successive projects involve greater geologic complexity, and some may emphasize geologic hazard or mineral resource assessment. Practical applications to environment-related problems, earthquake hazards, landslides, and hydrogeology may be included.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND COSTS
Dr's, Alvis Lisenbee, Colin Paterson, Zeynep Oner and Nuri Uzunlar, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
For more information Contact:
Dr. Nuri Uzunlar, Director
Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: (605) 394 - 2494 or 2461
Cell: (605) 431-1275