2018 Virginia Geological Field Conference

Fri, October 26 2018, 2:00 PM - Sat, October 27 2018, 6:00 PM [EST]

5679 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg , VA, United States

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Professional Partial Approval -$80.00

Sales end on -10/27/2018

All geoscience, geotechnical and engineering professionals, and university/K-12 Teachers must register as Professional

Student Partial Approval - $30.00

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Event Information

Fri, October 26 2018, 2:00 PM - Sat, October 27 2018, 6:00 PM [EST]

About the Event

This year’s field trip will focus on the geology of the Southside Virginia Piedmont.  Yes, Virginia there are rocks exposed in the Southside Piedmont! The 2018 conference will highlight new geochemical, geochronological, and structural insights into the geologic history of terranes in the southeastern-most Piedmont including the Roanoke Rapids, Raleigh, and Carolina terranes.  The conference will be based out of Petersburg, and the field trip will venture as far south as Skippers, near the Virginia-North Carolina state line.

A pre-meeting student workshop will be held on Friday afternoon from 3-5 pm at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

VGFC business meeting and field trip preview will be held Friday evening 6-8 pm at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

Registration fees include food/drink at the reception, transportation for the field trip, lunch, beverages, and snacks on Saturday.

Hard hats are required to enter the Skippers Quarry.  

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About the Organizer

The Commonwealth of Virginia encompasses five physiographic provinces, and contains a wide variety of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks that range in age from the Proterozoic to the present. Few states can match Virginia’s geological diversity. The Virginia Geological Field Conference is an annual gathering that highlights recent geological research in the Commonwealth.  The Conference is a one- to two-day event that takes place in the Fall. The location changes from year-to-year, and typically follows a four-year rotation with trips in the Valley & Ridge/Plateau, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Attendance ranges from 75 to 125 people and includes a broad array of attendees (from professionals and amateurs to students) and is open to all.

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