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Field Trip Focusing On Geology Of Northern New Mexico June 4-10

on April 20, 2017 - 3:26pm
Princeton professor emeritus Lincoln Hollister will lead a June field trip focusing on the geology of Northern New Mexico.
The class, based at the Ghost Ranch Education Center near Abiquíu, will look at rocks ranging in age from Río Grade Gorge outcrops dated at more than a billion years, to the much more recent volcanics of the Pajarito Plateau.
Participants will stay at Ghost Ranch, with lodging and meals provided. They will explore the geology of the ranch area on foot and by van. Three full-day excursions will take participants to geologic localities including the Valles Caldera, the Río Grande Gorge and a mining district near Dixon.
Time in the field will be augmented with evening discussions and sample identification sessions. The trips will require walking in hot weather on uneven trails. It is recommended, though not required, that participants have taken at least one college-level geology course.
Recently retired from Princeton, Hollister has published scientific articles on the geology of New Mexico, Alaska, British Columbia, the Himalaya of Bhutan, meteorites, and the moon. He has been a study leader on cruises to southeast Alaska and on overland tours of Bhutan.
The class runs June 4-10. For more information, see or call 505.685.1000.