American Institute of Professional Geologists Ohio Section

Event Details AIPG Ohio Section

  • Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

    AIPG Ohio Section Summer Outing (Picnic and Field Trip)

    When:    Saturday, August 15, 2015 10:00am – 1:00pm; lunch ~11:30am

    Where:   Shallow Hollow Preserve 6320 Artesian Run, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 (West side of US 23 between Home Road and Hyatts Road in Delaware County) (click for map)

    Presentation/Field Trip Lead by:      Dr. Mohammad Fakhari, Ph.D., CPG

    RSVP:  by Friday, August 7, 2015 to Colin Flaherty (         

    The spectacular exposures of Devonian Ohio Shale at Shale Hollow were featured during the Ohio’s Geology in Core and Outcrop short course presented during the AIPG National conference The Expanding World of Unconventional Shale Hydrocarbon Resources held in Columbus in April.  For those who were unable to attend the conference and short course, the Ohio Section of AIPG is hosting our summer outing at Shale Hollow Preserve.  

    Shale Hollow winds along a twisting corridor consisting of 20 to 40-foot Ohio Shale cliffs and provides a great opportunity to see concretions in their natural setting. Concretions in the Lower Huron member are abundant at the park and range from marble-size to nine feet in diameter. The concretions are composed primarily of carbonate rock enclosed in the dark gray to black shale. Horizontal ribbing is often evident representing layering of the surrounding shale prior to compaction and vertical cracks are commonly filled with secondary minerals such as calcite or barite.   


    We are thrilled that Dr. Mohammad Fakhari for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey is gracious enough to lead the field trip.  Dr. Fakhari compiled the Geological Field Guide to Shale Hollow Preserve, Camp Lazarus, and Highbanks Metropark (link) utilized during the aforementioned AIPG National Conference held in April.


    As an appreciation for our membership, the Ohio Section will be providing hamburgers/hotdogs on the grill and refreshments. We encourage membership to aid in the event by volunteering to bring a few side dishes; please email Colin Flaherty ( if you are willing to bring a simple side dish (e.g., chips, dessert, etc.).

    We have the Shale Hollow patio area reserved. We encourage this to be a family-friendly picnic and field trip (with short hike). Be sure to bring wading boots or sandals if you want to wade through the creek. We hope to see you there!  Please RSVP.


  • Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

    Wright State/AIPG Tour of Ohio Caverns

    Meet at Ohio Caverns at 10:00am      
    Saturday, August 29 2210 East State Rt. 245 
    West Liberty, Ohio 43357

    Transportation will be available for those 
    wishing to ride in WSU vehicles 

    (departure location & time: TBD
    Friends & Family are welcome: 
    children ages 5-12 $8; ages 13 and up $15. 
    Ticket price includes guided cavern tour. 
    Please RSVP to 
    by August 21st to reserve your spot. 
    *Jackets are suggested as cavern will be chilly* 

  • Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

    AIPG Ohio Section Dinner Presentation

    Topic: Earthquake Fingerprint Scanning to Help Discern Induced Seismicity Michael Brudzinski, Miami University, Ohio.
    Location: La Scala, 4199 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, OH 43017
    RSVP to President-Elect Curt Coe,
    More details to follow

  • Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

    Ohio Section 2015 Annual Meeting

    Will be held at the La Scala in the back room. Dr Meyer and Dr. Brett will speak on The Ordovician: A Sea without Fish. In addition this meeting will be held in conjunction with the Ohio Geological Survey Mather Award.

    More details to follow.

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