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Contact Field Camp Coordinator Paula Adkins:

padkins@unr.edu

Course Information

Course Title: Geology 451 (6 semester credits)

Fees: Approximately $3,500

Prerequisites

Courses in mineralogy/petrology, sedimentology/stratigraphy, structural geology, and field methods.  If you are lacking one or more of these courses, it may still be possible to attend camp. Please contact the Field Camp Director to discuss your individual situation.  Credit will be posted in the office of the registrar at the end of the summer term (mid-August).

Geology Field Camp Information

About 3 1/2 of the 5 weeks of the course will be run out of our field station in Ruth, about 5 miles west of Ely, Nevada.  Our first night will be spent at the field station.  Field work will commence on May 21 and continue through June 24.  The group will return to Reno by noon of June 24.

Weather

In mountainous areas of Nevada and Utah, you can count on cool evenings and warm to hot days in May and June. We will be working mainly at elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet, so sunscreen and a hat are essential.  Most days are clear, but we have had light snows in June. Spring rains, including afternoon thunderstorms, are possible too, so raingear is essential.

Logistics

The Geology Field Camp will begin at 9 am on May 20, 2015 on the UNR campus.

Plan to arrive in Reno on May 19, so as to avoid any problems caused by flight delays.  After an initial orientation session, we will drive to our field station in Ruth, Nevada.  Our first night will be spent at the field station. Field work will commence on May 21 and will continue through June 24.  The group will return to Reno by noon of June 24.  Airline departures from Reno should be scheduled for no earlier than 2:00 PM on June 27.

Camp coordinator

Paula Adkins
Dept. of Geological Sciences & Engineering, Mail Stop 0172
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 484-4986
padkins@unr.edu

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