- Rio Grande Geology Field Trip
- 11423 to 11426 SP TPS: RIO GRANDE
- Dates of field trip: Monday May 9th - Thursday May 19th.
These field trips are for a wide audience, from those who have
an interest in geoscience to majors. The best place to learn
about geology is in the field, and this is an opportunity to
- Cost and accomodations: Cost is for one credit tuition, food and sundries
(transportation provided). We will be camping.
the grade will be base on a field notebook kept during the trip,
and on a 15 minute oral presentation each student gives to the
rest of the field trip participants during the trip.
- If you have any questions don't hesitate
to contact: Dr. Engelmann, Dr. Maher or Dr. Shuster: firstname.lastname@example.org,
- This shaded relief image of New Mexico
hints at the great geodiversity that exists here. Can you find
the Rio Grande Rift on it? Can you pick out any of the faults?
The grade is based on: 1) a field notebook
kept throughout the trip, 2) A 15 minute presentation to the class
on a relevant topic of your choice (see below list).
Possible topics for student presentations (these
will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, the ones
with asterisks followed by names have been taken):
- Neotectonics of Rio Grande rift. *Andy Lewis
- Capulin volcano and related Tertiary volcanism.
* John Glover
- Geologic history of the Rio Grande River.
* Rebecca Moshman.
- Sangre de Cristo Rocky Mountain uplift. *
- Jemez Caldera. *Adam Taylor
- Bandolier tuff. * David Haase
- Santa Fe Group (rift sediment fill).*Sara
- Mesozoic stratigraphy of New Mexico. * Phil
- Bandolier Monument geoarcheology. *Jeremiah
- Rio Grande hotspring and geothermal activity.
* Mike Riggle
- Mineralization in the Rio Grande area. *
- Lava flow morphology and lava tubes. * Jon
- Precambrian rocks of New Mexico. *Alicia
- Paleontology of the Rio Grande Rift area.
* Erica Fish
If you have a topic of your own that you wish
to pursue, you must OK it ahead of time with Dr. Shuster or myself
Preliminary Itinerary for the GEOL2500 Rio
Grande Rift Field Trip 2005
- May 9: Depart UNO and drive to the Front
Range in Colorado camp
- May 10 : Stops at Raton Pass, Capulin Volcano
NM, points of interest en route camp at Bandelier NP
- May 11: Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier NP, camp
at Bandelier NP
- May 12: Santa Fe Group, Bandelier Tuff, Los
Alamos - Espanola region, camp at Bandelier NP
- May 13: Jemez Canyon, Jemez Springs, Valles
Caldera, Albuquerque, camp at el Malpais
- May 14: Ice caves, Zuni uplift, camp at el
- May15: points of interest en route, camp
- May 16: points of interest en route, camp
in Capitan Mtns
- May 17 : return part way camp
- May 18: return to UNO
This may well be changed, possibly en route.
For UNO students, information and documents
can also be found on Blackboard.