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GEOL 363 Invertebrate Paleontology Field Trip (October 7-9, 2004)
Students traveled to central Texas to collect fossils at Pennsylvanian and Cretaceous outcrops as part of their final project in GEOL 363, Invertebrate Paleontology. Former UL Lafayette Geology professors, Dr. Daniel and Mrs. Melinda Tucker, were guest leaders at the group's first stop in Jacksboro, TX. Students also traveled to Chalk Mountain (Cretaceous limestone outcrop), Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, and Waco Lake, TX. Fossils were collected at both the Jacksboro and Waco sites for identification and determination of depositional environments. (Leader: Dr. Clary)
Texas, Utah, Wyoming/Montana, mid-May through late June. A research trip to investigate exposed evaporite structures in central Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. In addition, continued research on Laramide orogenesis will be conducted in the Bighorn Basin region of Wyoming. Dr. Willis and 4 students.
2000 Easter Trip, Llano Uplift, 20-24 April 2000. Examination of the geology of the Llano uplift and surroundings in central Texas. Annual field trip for undergraduate petrology students. Dr. Duex and 13 students.
Avery Island Salt Mine, 10 April 2000. A trip down into the subsurface of Louisiana via the Avery Island salt mine. Students examined structure and petrology of a classic Louisiana salt dome, and efforts toward salt mining. Trip was arranged by an undergraduate student, Cedric Boudreaux, and led by Dr. Lock. Dr. Lock and 14 students.
Galveston Trip, 01-02 April 2000. A weekend field trip for Site Assessment and Remediation offered over 01-02 April 2000 to examine coastal problems of southern Louisiana and Texas. The coastal impact of hurricanes was the primary focus, especially with regard to Galveston’s efforts to prevent a repeat of the 1900 disaster, regarded as the worst in U.S. history. Dr. Willis and 26 students.
2000 Mardi Gras Trip, La Popa region, Mexico, 03-10 March 2000. A week-long reconnaissance trip investigating the geology of the La Popa region near Monterrey, Mexico. Area includes excellent exposures of evaporite diapirs and related structures, including an exposed evaporite weld. Participants also exposed to the fold-and-thrust belt. On an unfortunate note, the pollution near Monterrey is horrible. Drs. Lock and Willis and 12 students.
2000 New Year’s Trip, Big Bend region, Texas, 04-13 January 2000. A research trip investigating the volcanology within Big Bend National Park, Texas. Dr. Duex and 5 students.
Central Texas trip. Tucker.
Thanksgiving Trip, Big Bend region, dates? Duex.
Environmental Trip, 18 October 1999. A one-day field trip investigating local environmental aspects of southern Louisiana, especially regarding flood control. Dr. Willis and 58 students.
1999 Summer Field Camp, Rocky Mountains, 17 May-16 June 1999. Our summer field camp is the final 31 days of an overall 6-week field course (an initial 11-day Winter portion is held in January in the Big Bend region of Texas). Students exposed to the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma, and various aspects of Rocky Mountain geology, focusing on the structure and stratigraphy of the Bighorn Mountains and Basin of Wyoming, and the Black Hills of South Dakota. A mid-course field trip through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons was a highlight. Drs. Duex and Willis and 25 students. Details provided on related page.
1999 Winter Field Camp, Big Bend region, 03-13 January 1999. The initial part of our undergraduate field course is held between New Year’s and the start of the Spring semester. Students are exposed to measuring section and geologic mapping in the Big Bend region of Texas. Details provided on related page.
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