responsive image

Archive of: 2014


    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014, 11:00am to 3:00
    WHAT: Enjoy a free lunch and a guided walking tour of the spectacular exposures of Devonian Shale at the Preservation Parks of Delaware County – Shale Hollow Preserve. 

    WHO: Ohio Geological Society members and their families; attendees must RSVP to Mac Swinford by email at and be sure to include how many in your group for a lunch count; Limited to 40 participants. This is not open to the general public. 

    WHY:  In order to have a fun family-oriented outing that includes lunch and a chance to explore the shale exposures.  OGS member and geologist, John Miller, will lead the group downstream beyond the off-trail exploration area.  He will lead discussions on fractures, concretions, and other interesting 
    features of the Ohio Shale.  Also, you can enjoy the other attractions of the park including a 1.1 milelong walking trail. 

    WHEN: Saturday, December 13th, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm; we will eat lunch from 11:00 to 12:00, and then gather together to begin the hike.  Please arrive by 11:30am to provide enough time to eat lunch before the hike.  The hike starts no later than 12:30pm. 

    WHERE:  This event will be held at the 190 acre Shale Hollow Preserve located at 6320 Artesian Run  Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.  It’s just west of State Route 23 and south of Hyatts Road at the Olentangy Crossings development; across from the PNC bank on Route 23; proceed all the way down the gravel road to McKay Lodge where we will gather to eat lunch prior to the hike.  McKay Lodge is heated and has bathrooms and we have reserved the meeting room for the duration of the outing.  Parking is limited and car pooling would be appreciated. 

    Comments: 0

  • WSU and OSU Student Chapter Officers Announced

    WSU Student Chapter of AIPG 2014-2015

    Please welcome the new Wight State University (WSU) AIPG student officers:

    President:  John Christenson

    Vice President:  John Ernst

    Secretary:  Randy Mickle

    Treasurer:  Francis Noone

    Advisor:  Stacey Hundley, Ph.D., Lecturer, Earth & Environmental Sciences Department

    Upcoming WSU Student Chapter of AIPG events:

    • November 15 - Private tour of the Orton Geological Museum’s Collection
    • November  21 - Student Chapter Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in 171 Brehm Lab
    • February 14 & 15 – TechFest at Sinclair Community College
    • Spring 2015 – Ohio Caverns Field Trip with Student Members and CPGs


    ‚ÄčOSU Student Chapter of AIPG 2014-2015

    Please welcome the new officers of the Student Chapter of AIPG at The Ohio State University (OSU):

    President:  Andrew Collins

    Vice President:  Laura German

    Treasurer:  Brian Vargo

    Treasurer elect:  Erin Lathrop (taking over in December)

    Advisor:  Karen Royce, Ph.D., Academic Counselor and Staff Assistant, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Earth Sciences

    Upcoming Student Chapter of AIPG at OSU events:

    • November 18 – Student Chapter Meeting
    • November  20 – Supporting the Ohio Section Annual Meeting at the Faculty Club 
    • December 9 – Student Chapter Meeting
    • Date to be determined – Day Trip to the Cincinnati Museum Center with Student Members and CPGs
    • Spring 2015 – Overnight Field Trip to Kentucky (Red River Gorge or Mammoth Cave)

    Comments: 0

  • 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

    Comments: 0

  • Ohio Section September 2014 Newsletter Now Available

    Visit our newsletter page here or view the file directly here

    Comments: 0

  • 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:

    Comments: 0

  • 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

    Comments: 0

  • July 25th, 2014 Field Trip to Active Underground Coal Mine

    July 25th, 2014 Field Trip to Active Underground Coal Mine

    Rosebud Mining Vail Mine Freeport Number 7 Coal Seam

    On July 25, 2014, members of the Oho AIPG Section, Executive Committee went on a field trip to inspect the Rosebud Mining Vail Mine, Guernsey, and Harrison Counties Ohio. The purpose of the field trip was to observe the newly discoved tetrapod trackways discovered in the roof sediments and to learn about the technology room-and-pillar coal mining operations in Ohio.

    The field trip helped to provide an in-depth understanding of the Freeport No. 7 mine geology and the room-and-pillar coal mining in Ohio. The Ohio Section officers sent Rosebud Mining a thank you letter for allowing the Ohio Section the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the coal resources available for mining in Ohio. All attendees will now be able to provide accurate information on Ohio mining operations to the public. A copy of the presentation notes is available here.

    Special thanks to our President, Curtis Coe, for arranging the trip and preparing this excellent post!

    Comments: 0

  • Recent Akron Beacon Journal on Seismic Monitoring

    Please see the link for an interesting article from the Akron Beacon Journal dealing with ODNR's seismic monitoring network.  Specifically, the mobile network in place in relation to recent seismic activity in Northeast Ohio potentially associated with groundwater injection wells. 

    Thanks to CPG Leornard Powell for the post!

    The article can be viewed here

    Comments: 0

  • OGS and ODNR Core Workshop Announced

    The Ohio Geological Society and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Geological Survey will present a core workshop on the Depositional systems and hydrocarbon potential of the Upper Devonian Ohio black shales on May 30, 2014 at the H.R. Collins Core Laboratory in Delaware, Ohio.  The registration fee will be $195 before May 23 and $250 after May 23, and will include a continental breakfast and lunch.  For additional information visit:, email, or view the official flier here.

    Comments: 0

  • The March 2014 Newsletter from the Ohio Geological Society is now available

    Courtesy of our friends at the Ohio Geological Society.  Enjoy!


    Comments: 0

Page 1 of 2 Next