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Rob Scholten and a Penn State field geology class in Montana
Rob Scholten and a field class in Montana. Date unknown. Penn State Archives

Field Camp 1961

In 1961 the old Curricula of Geology-Mineralogy and Geophysics-Geochemistry were changed to a Geological Sciences Curriculum, with Departments of Geology, Geophysics-Geochemistry, and Mineralogy.  GSc 470, Introduction to Field Geology, was introduced in the 9th Term, and Field Geology (GSc 472) was taught as a summer course in the West.  It is unclear, from the University General Catalog, which majors were required to take GSc 472, but probably geophysicists were not.  Most of these names are from the database of 1962 Geological Sciences alumni that, hopefully, is a proxy for 1961 field camp
, although some may have attended a year earlier.
     The camp of 1961 was the first held outside Pennsylvania, probably because of transfer of Stone Valley facilities to the College of Health and Physical Education and because Rob Scholten had an ongoing mapping program in southwestern Montana.  Read the remarks of Jeff Parsons on the transition to Montana.


Attendee List
Name Contact
Edward A Gesty  
Robert J Hessler  
David H Marshall  
Dwight G Moore, Jr.  
Richard C Nau  



Rob Scholten

Where They Stayed
Little Sheep Creek Campground west of Lima, Montana (see the 1963 page)

Main Projects
   Mapping in the Tendoy Range