PA Fall Field Conference


Pennsylvania Geologic Survey Annual Fall Field Conference

State College Area and SSHCZO

Hosts: The Pennsylvania Geologic Survey, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday Night Call for Posters or Vendors: If you are interested in presenting a poster, becoming a sponsor, or having a vendor table during the Thursday night reception please contact Kristen Hand,, 717-702-2046.

Friday:  We will be splitting into two groups on day one. We will be running both groups to the first stop on Day 1 (Friday morning) for a brief orientation on the geology (emphasizing the stratigraphy, structure and geomorphology) of Nittany Valley, from the Joe Hayes look-out on Tussey Mountain.  Thereafter Group 1 will proceed on the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory for the rest of the morning and relocate at the Pavilion for lunch at nearby Lake Perez.  Group 2 will drive onto Huntingdon to examine outcrops of the Marcellus Shale, plumose joints in the Brallier Sandstone, and thin-skinned deformation in the shoaling upwards tidalite cycles of the Wills Creek Formation.

Saturday: groups will be segregated into disciplinary preferences themes of (a) Environmental/hydrogeology or (b) stratigraphy/engineering geology.

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All Disciplines

Shale Hills

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