Potential Topics for Student Presentations
GEOL 2500 - 2004 Fieldtrip to the Black Hills
Please select a topic and become the trip expert and resource
on that topic. At some time during the trip, each student will
be expected to give an on-the-spot exposition of their topic.
Bring maps and diagrams if appropriate. You can give them to us
before the trip if you wish handouts to be made. Let us know what
topic you chose. It will be a first come, first served basis,
so the good ones may be taken quickly! You may do another appropriate
topic no listed here, but must OK it with one of the professors
first. Those with names after them have been taken.
- Paleozoic Stratigraphy of the Black Hills.
- Mesozoic Stratigraphy of the Black Hills.
- White River Group stratigraphy and sedimentology. Jeremy
- Hot Springs Mammoth Site. Steve Handley
- Cave and Karst Development of the Black Hills. Katrina
- Cave and Karst Environmental Problems. Phillip Schiele
- Geohydrology of the Black Hills region. Jason Altman
- Precambrian structures in the Black Hills.
- Tectonics of the Black Hills uplift. Renee Dervin
- Clastic Dikes.
- Metamorphic zonation of the Black Hills
- Banded Iron Formaions of the Black Hills. Janet Pol
- Hypabyssal intrusion geometries.
- Tertiary intrusions of the Black Hills.
- Geoarcheology of the Black Hills.
- Harney Granite petrology
- Origin of pegmatites: other topics may be chosen related
to this: Li-rich minerals, REE's, etc. - Mike Riggles
- Tertiary intrusions.
- Gold Mineralization in the Black Hills. Nikki Moore
- Black Hills gold rush. Karen Brady
- Precambrian Geology of the Black Hills region
- Environmental Problems with Mining. Alicia Kafka
- Rapid City Flood.
- Western Interior Seaway (Cretaceous).
Some suggestions for preparing for your talk (exposition):
- Speak to your audience. Your audience is composed of the
people you are talking to - an obvious insight more in theory
than in practice.
- Three sources is a minimum.
- Some thought as to organization is helpful. One general approach
might be termed the zoom-in zoom out approach. Start by setting
the broad context and defining basic terms, and then get more
specific (with information specific to the Black Hills), and
then conclude with more general significance.
- Don't hesitate to come talk to us about
your presentation or in your search for information.