International Geology Field Camp on the North Anatolian Fault,

 

Taskesti, Western Turkey

 

12th Annual

 GEOL 410 - Field Geology

 

May 31 - July 5, 2015

 

Application Deadline: December 31, 2104

 

    Register Online

 

  • Cost: $5,595 (Includes tuition, all fees, accommodation, travel insurance, food and transportation from Istanbul)

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  • No camping, 5 weeks / 6 semester credits

  • . Each session limited to 24 students
  • Important Dates: May 31, 2:00 PM - Meet at Istanbul Ataturk Airport

  • July 4, Saturday 4:00 PM Earliest you can leave Taskesti Field Station

  • July 5, Sunday: Earliest you can Fly out of Istanbul

 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

  • Prerequisites include: completion of Physical Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy/Sedimentation, and Structural Geology, or consent of the Director.
  • The cost (including food, travel and lodging, while at the course) is $5,595 (Does not include airfare, which ranges from $700 to $1500 depending on departure point and time of travel). 
  • Lodging for the duration of the course will be at a field research facility located 200 kilometers east of Istanbul. Participants will be met in Istanbul  (Ataturk Airport) on May 31 (Sunday) and then transported to the camp.
  • There is a course limit of 24 persons for each session.
  • In addition to standard Brunton compasses, students will utilize GPS units for detailed mapping.
  • Eight-hour days are expected in the field with reports and maps completed during evening hours, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Each week comprises six days of work with Sundays free for individual activities. Some optional Sunday field/sight-seeing trips planned and included in the cost.
  • Application and deposit of US$400 online. Note: BHNSFS reserves the right to cancel the camp if the minimum enrollment is not reached.   The full deposit will be refunded in this case, and applicants will be notified by email by January 1, 2015

Faculty

Dr's, Alvis Lisenbee, Colin Paterson, Zeynep Oner and Nuri Uzunlar, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

 

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For more information Contact:

 

Dr. Nuri Uzunlar, Director

nuri.uzunlar@sdsmt.edu

 

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

 

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