August 20-23, 2008
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|We left the CSUN campus on Wednesday morning and headed for the El Paso Mountains. In this photo George Dunne is introducing the group to the general geology of eastern California and the importance of the Paleozoic rocks in the El Paso Mountains. Dave Liggett stands on the geology trailer to get a good photo of the group.
||After George's introduction, Kathie Marsaglia (holding diagram) introduced her MS student Jean Rains. Jean (facing camera) described her MS thesis research on Permian rocks that spanned the initiation of subduction on the west coast of North America.
||A little farther along the road we stopped at the Talc City Hills, a field class mapping area for many CSUN students. In order to help everyone remember the good old days, George Dunne led us on a forced march to the top of a nearby hill. As usual, the group was spread out over a considerable distance.
||Very uncharacteristically, George stopped part way up the hill so everyone could catch their breath. He was obviously being kind to the older alumni that were present. Here he discusses the rocks and sedimentary structures where we were stopped.
||At the top of the hill George discovers graded beds in the rocks. The graded beds indicated that the bedding was overturned. We followed the beds around a fold and determined that the structure we were standing on was an antiformal syncline. In front of George is Elena Miranda (black shirt), the department's new structural geologist.
||Farther down the road we came to the Inyo Mountains. Shown here is Brian Swanson (with pointer), a George Dunne MS student, explaining the Inyo Mountains geology that he worked on for his thesis. To the left of Brian is Paul Stone (white hat), a USGS geologist who worked with Brian in this area and who accompanied us on the trip to lead the discussion at some of the stops.|
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