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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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