February 15, 2013
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(available early 2013)
Contact the Field Camp Director:
Course Title: Geology 451 (6 semester credits)
Fees: Approximately $3,400
Courses in mineralogy, petrology, 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 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).
About half of the geology field camp will be run out of our field station in Ruth, about 10 miles west of Ely, Nevada. There, accommodations are rustic dorm-style, with a lounge, lecture room, kitchen, and showers. Laundromat facilities and a post office are nearby. During the remaining portions of the geology field camp, we will set up a mobile camp in various picturesque locations in Utah and western Nevada, including state and national parks, near our study areas. Our campsites are close to colorful small towns and villages. Most field camp meals will be planned and prepared by a field camp manager, and students will help with cooking and cleanup. All food and camping expenses are covered in the course fees.
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 11,000 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.
The Geology Field Camp will begin at 10 am on May 22, 2013 on the UNR campus.
Plan to arrive in Reno on May 21 (or earlier), so as to avoid any problems caused by flight delays. After an initial orientation session, we will drive to Ruth, Nevada. Our first night (May 22) will be at the field station. Field work will commence on May 23 and will continue through June 25. The group will return to Reno by noon of June 25. Airline departures from Reno should be scheduled for the evening of June 25 or later in case of delays in returning from the last field area.
Geology Field Camp Director
Dept. of Geological Sciences & Engineering, Mail Stop 0172
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 784-6050 (office)
(775) 784-1833 (fax)