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FIELD TRIP, APRIL 20-21: HARDING PEGMATITE MINE, REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 15

March 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Description:

On this two-day trip, FCGS members will be accompanying Dr. David Gonzales and his Petrology class to explore the Proterozoic to Pliocene geology from Taos to Cuba, New Mexico.  One of the primary stops will be the Harding Pegmatite mine that was worked intermittently from 1918 to 1958 producing lithium, tantalum, and beryllium.  We will examine and discuss this wonderful example of a lithium-tantalum pegmatite and the current demand for lithium resources.  Participants will have the opportunity to photograph and collect a variety of minerals in the pegmatite.  There will be additional stops to discuss the Rio Grande rift, Proterozoic geology along the Rio Grande basin, Valles caldera, and the Nacimiento mine (search for azurite, malachite, pyrite and copper as a replacement mineral in petrified wood), and the Lybrook badlands (similar to Bisti).

Dates:  Saturday – Sunday, April 20-21

Leaders:   Dr. David Gonzales and Dr. Chris Heine

Transportation: Carpools for members / college vehicles for students

Limit: 20 members / 12 FLC students (DAG’s petrology class)

Fee: $75.  Includes Saturday & Sunday lunches, a group dinner in Los Alamos, a link to literature and a summary of the geology of each stop.

Lodging: Participants must make their own hotel reservations in Los Alamos for Saturday night.  See pdf below for more hotel information.

Registration Opens: Friday, March 15th at 9am. A link will be provided on this website.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OPEN THIS PDF : Harding – More Information

 

LINK TO REGISTRATION FORM:    https://form.jotform.com/240615455260148

LINK TO WAITING LIST FORM:    https://form.jotform.com/240624182863154

 

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm