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FIELD TRIP, MAY 18: CHINLE MEASURED SECTION, REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 19

April 19 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Description:

Participants on the Mesozoic of Durango trip last spring will remember looking at a caliche clast conglomerate in the lower Chinle (Dolores) Formation in Hidden Valley. This unit was interpreted by Dr. Bill Dickinson as the basal fill of a  Triassic paleo-valley system. Participants will spend an afternoon with Dr. Gianniny measuring a section through these deposits in a different location to evaluate this hypothesis.  Participants should come prepared to examine the outcrop in detail, including sedimentary structures, grain size, clast composition, bedding geometries, stratigraphic packaging and more. Rumors are that the outing may end up at a local brewery!

Trip date:  Saturday, May 18th, 2024. This is an afternoon outing starting at 1pm.

Leader:  Dr. Gary Gianniny, Fort Lewis College.

Transportation: Carpools departing from the FLC Sitter Hall parking lot at 1 pm.

Limit:   15 participants.

Registration opens:  April 19th, 9am.

Link to Chinle trip registration form (limit 15): https://form.jotform.com/240596569790170  

Link to Chinle trip waiting list form: https://form.jotform.com/240615402139145

Fee:  $10/participant

For more information download this pdf: Chinle Trip description

 

Details

Start:
April 19 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 17 @ 5:00 pm