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February 15, 2013
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The Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, offers a comprehensive, capstone, six-credit, five-week summer geology field camp class. The focus of the course will be to develop advanced field skills, including rock description, generation of geologic maps, and illustrating the geometries of deformed rocks with cross-sections. Through a series of mapping-based exercises, field camp students will gain the ability to understand complex field relations in three dimensions. This is enhanced by the incredible geologic setting of these exercises, which includes several world-class geologic sites in eastern Nevada, in the heart of the Basin-and-Range province, and in western Nevada, where the Great Basin meets the Sierra Nevada.
For approximately three weeks, we will utilize our permanent field station in Ruth, Nevada, near the town of Ely. The remainder of the course will involve a mobile camp in western Nevada. Especially memorable areas we will visit include Great Basin National Park, the Ruby Range, and Lake Tahoe.
Students from all over the U.S. have participated in the University of Nevada's Summer Field Camp: