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Location: Reno Aces, Greater Nevada Field Upstairs

Contact: gsn@gsnv.org

The GSN Regular Membership Meetings are held every 3rd Friday.  New meeting location for Reno Meetings is at the Reno Aces Greater Nevada Field in the Upstairs restaurants.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Don Hudson

Title:  “A Jolly Geologic Jaunt Around Great Britain”

Date:   Friday, OCTOBER 15, 2021

Time:  Drinks @ 6:00 pm, Dinner @ 6:30 pm, Talk @ 7:30 pm

Where:  Reno Aces Ball Park, 250 Evans St., Upstairs at the 250 Lounge/Good Hops

Abstract:

The United Kingdom is the site of some of the earliest geologic studies.  Such luminaries as James Hutton, William Smith, Charles Lyell, Adam Sedgewick, Roderick Murchison, and Charles Darwin helped to establish the science of geology, based upon their interests in defining the natural history beneath their feet.

In 2017, I embarked on a tour of Scotland, England, and Wales to, in part, to visit some of the classic geologic sites as well as some of the mining history.  From the soggy heaths of northwest Scotland to the tip of Cornwall, my travels took me to the first mapped thrusts, to the first described ancient caldera, to tectonic sutures to the tip of Cornwall, and to a classic unconformity.  From Archean gneisses to active mudslides. From Pleistocene glacial lake shorelines to Carboniferous volcanoes.  From Triassic dinosaur tracks to Jurassic ammonites.  From flotsam and jetsam of continents and continental fragments to ophiolites.

Interspersed with all that were mine visits ranging from Bronze Age, to Roman, to Middle Ages, to Victorian, and to recent.  From orogenic gold to cave-filling iron.  From tin veins and greisens to epithermal (?) lead-zinc veins.  From VMS to MVT. From coal to kaolin.

 


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10/15/2021 18:00:0010/15/2021 21:00:00America/Los_AngelesGSN Regular Membership Meeting, Reno, NevadaThe GSN Regular Membership Meetings are held every 3rd Friday.  New meeting location for Reno Meetings is at the Reno Aces Greater Nevada Field in the Upstairs restaurants. Guest Speaker: Dr. Don Hudson Title:  “A Jolly Geologic Jaunt Around Great Britain” Date:   Friday, OCTOBER 15, 2021 Time:  Drinks @ 6:00 pm, Dinner @ 6:30 pm, Talk @ 7:30 pm Where:  Reno Aces Ball Park, 250 Evans St., Upstairs at the 250 Lounge/Good Hops Abstract: The United Kingdom is the site of some of the earliest geologic studies.  Such luminaries as James Hutton, William Smith, Charles Lyell, Adam Sedgewick, Roderick Murchison, and Charles Darwin helped to establish the science of geology, based upon their interests in defining the natural history beneath their feet. In 2017, I embarked on a tour of Scotland, England, and Wales to, in part, to visit some of the classic geologic sites as well as some of the mining history.  From the soggy heaths of northwest Scotland to the tip of Cornwall, my travels took me to the first mapped thrusts, to the first described ancient caldera, to tectonic sutures to the tip of Cornwall, and to a classic unconformity.  From Archean gneisses to active mudslides. From Pleistocene glacial lake shorelines to Carboniferous volcanoes.  From Triassic dinosaur tracks to Jurassic ammonites.  From flotsam and jetsam of continents and continental fragments to ophiolites. Interspersed with all that were mine visits ranging from Bronze Age, to Roman, to Middle Ages, to Victorian, and to recent.  From orogenic gold to cave-filling iron.  From tin veins and greisens to epithermal (?) lead-zinc veins.  From VMS to MVT. From coal to kaolin.  
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Reno, NV
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10/15/202110/15/2021
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