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  • Notes from the Field: OSU Field Camp Post No. 3

    For the past two weeks, Ohio State Geology students were kept busy mapping many areas in Central Utah and in Great Basin National Park, Nevada. We had our first individual mapping experience on Temple Hill, south of Ephraim where we have our home base. We also mapped the Southern Sanpete Valley to observe faults, folds, and other structures of the valley and a potential oil field. This past week, we took a 4-day camping trip to Great Basin National Park, just on the border of central Utah and Nevada to map out the metamorphic core complex seen in the Northern Snake Range. We are finally getting to put together the larger scale geology of the Western Cordillera and the Basin and Range Province!

    Lienne Sethna, OSU AIPG Student Chapter President

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  • Notes from the Field: OSU Field Camp Post No. 2

    Notes from the Field: OSU Field Camp Post No. 2

    This week, Ohio State University students mapped their first area: South Ephraim Canyon. We were split into groups of three and learned to map contacts and marker beds for units within the Colton Formation in Utah. We also made comprehensive unit descriptions and a cross section based off the attitudes and locations of rock outcrops we collected in the field. At the end of the week, we took an overnight camping trip to the Alta/Little Cottonwood Canyon area to see igneous and metamorphic outcrops and map out unit contacts. We all still have high spirits and are definitely getting in better shape!  Click in the title to view photos.

    Lienne Sethna, OSU AIPG Student Chapter President

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  • Notes from the Field: OSU Field Camp Post No. 1

    Notes from the Field: OSU Field Camp Post No. 1

    This summer, 34 students from Ohio State University arrived in Ephraim to participate in the school’s annual “Field Camp”. We arrived in Ephraim on June 8 and have just completed our first week exploring the geology of central Utah. We have learned mapping skills using Brunton compasses and have already taken an overnight camping trip to Capitol Reef National Park. This field camp is our first field experience and we are excited to keep enhancing our geology skills and seeing the structures we learned in class. Click on the title to see a few pictures.  More to follow as the adventure continues!

    Lienne Sethna, OSU AIPG Student Chapter President

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  • OSU Student Chapter Field Trip Summary

    OSU Student Chapter Field Trip Summary

    by Alex Von Clausburg, OSU Student Chapter 

    Summary (click on title for full article and pictures)

    The Ohio State chapter of AIPG recently took a trip to Cincinnati to see the Geier Collection and Cincinnati Museum Center. Andrew Collins, president of the organization, organized the trip and led the group of roughly 1 dozen undergraduate students.

    After a two hour trip, the group arrived at the Geier at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 28th. They were treated to a brief lesson on the facility’s history, and then taken to see some of the collections. The students first admired the mineral specimens; some local, some exotic. They were then treated to a glimpse of the fossil collection, where a thirty foot dinosaur skeleton was under construction. After excitedly taking pictures on their phones, they followed the tour guide as he showed them specimens of ammonites, brachiopods, and trilobites. Even more fascinating were the vertebrates. For nearly an hour, the students were shown a variety of fascinating fossils, before leaving to go to the next stop on their trip.

    Around noon, the undergraduates went to the Cincinnati Museum Center. They stopped at the food court to refuel, and were then given free reign of the Natural History wing of the building. For hours, the group explored the many facets of Ohio’s history, including the Earth’s formation, modern paleontology, dinosaurs, and Ohio’s Ice Age. Notably, the museum is known for its cave exhibit; a simulated cave built right into the basement. The students took great delight in examining the geological formations within.

    However, nothing was enjoyed more than the ice cream parlor in the museum’s lobby. The students enjoyed a stop there before returning home, around 4:00 in the afternoon.

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