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Project Descriptions

Each week at field camp addresses a different theme.

Weekly Schedule

  • Week 1

    Week one will consist of a regional stratigraphy project. We will spend three days measuring and describing section from the Cambrian to the Eocene.

  • Week 2

    Week two focuses on the Laramide structure of the eastern flank of the Big Horn mountains. In particular, we will study the geometry of small scale structures along the Clear Creek Thrust at Amsden Creek and Steerhead Ranch.

  • Week 3

    During week three we will study the Cretaceous stratigraphy of the eastern Big Horn Basin in the vicinity of the Alkali Anticline.

  • Week 4

    We will study the South Fork thrust fault in the vicinity of South Fork.

  • Week 5

    We will study the Eocene volcanic stratigraphy of the eastern Absaroka Range and the Heart Mountain Slide.

  • Week 6

    We will travel east to the Black Hills to study the structure, petrology and economic geology of Precambrian metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks near Rochford.