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Archive of: Geology

  • ODNR Looking for Geologists

    The ODNR – Division of the Geological Survey is looking for 2 geologist. 

    Click on the links below for more information or to apply:

    Open Application Period: September 23, 2014 to October 02, 2014

    Geologist 1, 20079796, Division of Geological Survey, Franklin County, Ohio

    Open Application Period: September 23, 2014 to October 02, 2014
    Geologist 1, 20049928, Division of Geological Survey, Franklin County, Ohio

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  • Illinois State Geological Society - 2014 Fall Field Conference

    The Great Lakes Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (GLS-SEPM) have annouced their 2014 Fall Field Conference, which will take place on October 3 through October 5, 2014 in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties here in Ohio.  The Conference, sponsored by GLS-SEPM, the Northern Ohio Geological Society, and the Ohio Geological Society, includes a guided tour of outcrops of Upper Devonian black shale and associated strata, and will be led by Gordon Baird, Joe Hannibal, and John Wicks.  Additional information is available on the GLS-SEPM website:

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  • Wooster Geology Blog

    My undergraduate alma mater, the College of Wooster, has a geology  blog discussing research that both students and faculty are doing at the College.  The address for the blog is Some of the topics covered include paleontological discoveries, summer research field excursions, and tree ring research, just to name a few.  This blog is definitely worth checking out. 

    - Robert Andrews, AIPG Ohio Section Executive Committee Member-At-Large

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  • Reactivated - AIPG Student Chapter - Ohio State University

    As recently posted on the AIPG National Website:

    Reactivated - AIPG Student Chapter - Ohio State University

    The Ohio State University has reactivated. Columbus, Ohio, Founded in 2004 - Chapter Sponsor: Robin Roth, CPG-06240; Faculty Sponsor: Karen L. Royce. Officers for 2014: President: Alyssa Ferraro, SA-05377; Vice President: Andrew Collins, SA-04402; and Treasurer: Brian Vargo, SA-05378. Welcome back! 

    Thanks to Robin Roth and the student officers for all of their hard work. 

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  • AIPG/WSU Field Trip to Ceaser Creek

    <p>Join the Wright State University Chapter of <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> and <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> members on April 5th, 2014 as they present “A Trip Back in Time: The Ordovician” at Caesar Creek Lake in Waynesville, Ohio. We will start our day at the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center with a presentation on the geology of the Caesar Creek area, how Caesar Creek Lake was created; followed by a tour of the Control Tower for the dam, lunch, and fossil collecting.</p>

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  • New OGS Publication

    <p>Recent release of Ohio’s Geology in Core and Outcrop—A Field Guide for Citizens and Environmental and Geotechnical Investigators (Information Circular 63). Designed for a wide audience and use indoors and in the field, this publication is the most comprehensive publication on Ohio’s surficial and near-surface bedrock units ever released by the Ohio Geological Survey.</p>

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  • Louisiana Geological Registration

    <p>The State of Louisiana is implementing geological registration. There is a short period, ending December 31st, in which to obtain grandfathering eligibility, and the separate formal application period will begin next year. If you wish to be grandfathered into registration in Louisiana, you must visit, follow the instructions, and submit the appropriate check, which will also cover the cost of your formal application next year.</p>

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  • November 2013 Field Trip to Active Underground Coal Mine

    November 2013 Field Trip to Active Underground Coal Mine

    <p>On November 15, 2013, members of the Oho <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> Section, Executive Committee went on a field trip to inspect the ME-<span class=“caps”>OVC</span>, Powhatan No. 6 Coal Mine, Belmont County, St Clairsville Township. The purpose of the field trip was to learn about the technology behind longwall coal mining operations in Ohio.</p>

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  • Hocking Hills Field Trip - August 17, 2013

    <p>Six American Institute of Professional Geologists (<span class=“caps”>AIPG</span>) Ohio Section Members and two prospective members, eight Wright State University (<span class=“caps”>WSU</span>) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences students and two of their professors met and boarded a brand new tour bus (provided by Columbus Transportation and Tours) early Saturday morning August 17, 2013, to continue their journey to Hocking Hills State Park. The <span class=“caps”>WSU</span> students are members, officers and friends of their <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> Student Chapter. Several of the <span class=“caps”>WSU</span> <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> Student Chapter affiliates prepared and provided each participant a color field trip guidebook which included an Itinerary, detailed driving directions for the bus driver, Park Map, Geologic Map and Cross Section of Ohio, Geologic Time Scale, a Brief Geologic History of Ohio and the Hocking Hills Area as well as a description of each of the four field trip stop with color trail maps. <span class=“caps”>WSU</span> student Gregory (Greg) Russell Geise provided an overview of the Hocking Hills area known for its Mississippian aged (approximately 335 million years ago) coarse grained sandstone and conglomerate. Student participants were provided with copies of Ohio Geologic Society Guidebook 4. Geology of the Hocking Hills State Park Region, by Michael C. Hanson, compliments of <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> Ohio Section. Click on the link for the full article, including photos and tour stops.</p>

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