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 Field Camp 1971

Fanshawe Lodge, YBRA. Back row, l to r: Dan Murray, Bob Lenhart, Claude Bolze. Front row: Fred Peter, Chris Langton, Sandy Mino, Kathy Dyer, Steve Johnson (holding Albert Ogden), Larry Smyers (bandana), Tom Nicholson.  To Steve's left are Jackie and Duff Gold and children, and behind Duff Ray Wells. Thanks to Tom Nicholson for the identifications.

Field Camp 1971

In 1971 the Geological Sciences Major included options in Geophysics, Geochemistry-Mineralogy-Petrology, and Geology.  Geology and G-M-P required Geol 470, Introduction to Field Geology, during the academic terms and summer Geol 472, Field Geology.  A pre-camp cross-country excursion was available as Geol 471.  Most of these names are from the database of 1972 Geological Sciences alumni that, hopefully, is a proxy for 1971 field camp, although some may have attended a year earlier or a year later.  Some of these alumni, in addition, may have been geophysics option, so would not have attended field camp.


Attendee List
Name Contact
Kenneth R Ainsworth  
Walter F Ebaugh (MS73)  
Jeffrey L Ewald  
Kimball E Goddard  
Stephen A Johnson  
Christine A Langton  
John W Mentz  
Robert J Lenhart  
Cynthia J Makarczyk  
Dan L Murray  
Thomas J Nicholson  
Albert E Ogden  
Robert S Pekarik  
Fred S Peter, Jr.  
Kathy Dyer Peter  
Larry F Smyers  
Sandra Mino Todd  
Joseph S Tomalavage  
Ray E Wells  
Claude E Bolze  

   Roger Cuffey (3-week cross-country field trip), Duff Gold, Barry Voight

Where They Stayed
    YBRA, Red Lodge, Montana

Main Projects
Elk Basin, Beartooth front, Heart Mountain detachment, Stillwater project, chrome mine

The YBRA Annual Meeting Minutes, courtesy of Russ & Linda Dutcher: "The Field Course dates were July 7- August 15 and would have an estimated 24 students.  At the YBRA meeting 11/2/71, 'D. Gold reported that Penn State University has decided that the YBRA facilities will be the base for their field course operation on a continuing basis, and in addition that PSU would make a financial commitment to YBRA'."

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Alumni Field Camp 1971 Photos
Albert Ogden at Red Lodge
White Mtn, Heart Mtn area
Sunlight Basin, looking toward Dead Indian Hill
Sunlight Basin, site of the Heart Mtn detachment  credit: Barry Voight
Mr. Brown in Cooke City -- Rommel, leader of the Africa corps, points to Cairo
Silvergate (Heart Mtn), with Bill Pierce
Bill Pierce (USGS) at Silver Gate, Heart Mtn area
Students at Hebgen Quake area: Tom Nicholson (left) and Steve Johnson (see story above)
smashed outhouse, but note Steve Johnson's arm beneath
bear in campground
Bighorn Mtns 
Beartooth lookout 
Elk Basin
Elk Basin