Welcome to our new blog! The Fort Lewis College Department of Geosciences is going to be using this space to pass on news about the department and geological happenings in Durango.
Today is the last day of the first summer session. On Monday, Field Camp begins, with work in the San Juan Mountains (with David Gonzales next week and Kim Hannula on June 21-25), Utah (with Ray Kenny, June 14-18), and northern New Mexico (with Lauren Heerschap, June 28-July 16). We’ll use this space to share pictures and stories.
We’re also busy getting ready for the Rocky Mountain AAPG meeting, to be held on campus June 13-16. The meeting field trips include an examination of the Pennsylvanian Hermosa Group (led by Gary Gianniny), an overview of the tectonics of the western San Juan Mountains (led by David Gonzales), a transect through the oil and gas reservoirs of the San Juan basin (led by Don Owen and FLC alum Chip Head), a look at gas seeps of the Fruitland Formation, and an excursion to dune-facies sandstones in Utah (led by FLC alum Katy Duncan-Benitez). Several of our recently graduated seniors will be giving presentations on their senior thesis work in the technical sessions.
We’re also looking forward to the annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show, July 9-11. It’s always a lot of fun, whether you’re a collector, a rock-ogler, or a kid who likes to play with rocks.