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 Field Camp 1979. Stockdale kimberlite pipe, Kansas.

Stockdale kimberlite pipe, Kansas

Field Camp 1979

In 1979 the Geological Sciences degree was changed to Geosciences, and options became the general option, biogeology, and geophysics.  The general option and biogeology required Geosc 470, Introduction to Field Geology, during the academic year and summer Geosc 472, Field Geology.  A pre-camp cross-country excursion was available as GSc 471.  Most of these names are from the database of 1980 Geosciences alumni that, hopefully, is a proxy for 1979 field camp, although some may have attended a year earlier.  Some of these alumni, in addition, may have been geophysics option, so would not have attended field camp.  Thanks to Martin Farley for additional names.


Attendee List
Name Contact
Michael F Barilar  
Candyce (Candy) L Beck-Brake  
Robert A Brozdowski  
George E Bureau  
Robert E Eberley  
Martin B Farley (PhD87)  
Jonathan H FitzGerald  
Ronald J Forlina  
Herbert E Fry  
Dixie A Hambrick  
Paul W Hare  
Gary A Hummel  
Stephen R Jurewicz  
Robert M Kandratavich  
Cynthia L Kramer  
Thomas M Leaf  
Frederick H (Fritz) Main, Jr.  
Barbara A Mangieri  
Donna Reynolds Matthews  
David H (Dave) McCarren  
Joel G McKinnon  
Scott C O'Brien  
Daniel Pettit  
Michael R (Mike) Reading  
Thomas C Simonton  
David L Sonnenfeld  
Don Voigt (MS83)  
Barbara J Wanamaker  
Paul W Zimmerman  
Christopher F (Chris) Brake  
David Miller  
Lawrence C (Larry) Murdoch  
William R Snook  
Joe Campisi  
Dennis C O'Neill  


Faculty (thanks to Martin Farley for information on this year)
   Duff Gold, Rudy Slingerland, Gene Williams, Charles Thornton, Derrill Kerrick

   Larry Garmezy

Where They Stayed
   Rustler Lodge, Alta, Utah -- the one and only season at the Rustler

Major Projects
   Parleys Canyon, Salt Lake area geomorphology, Alta overthrust, Black Rocks volcanics, Alta stock

Martin Farley remembers "We visited the Stockdale kimberlite outside Manhattan, Kansas, when night was falling, as the photo you've posted shows....  The field camp exercises were all in the Salt Lake area. I specifically recall that the Parleys Canyon exercise required crossing I-80. Having been through Salt Lake City fairly regularly in the last 15 years, I can say that you couldn't cross I-80 on foot now as we did then (leaving aside whether it was prudent to do so even then). I also remember, not fondly, the moraine climb."

Dave McCarren: "Many memories of those trips.  I took the field trip in '79 and  graduated in '79.  Mike Reading did also.  We were both in ROTC and those summer requirements prevented us from taking the trip in the junior summer.   I don't get much of an opportunity to talk about Geology anymore, although I do have a couple friends in the Geology Department here at the University of Delaware that I occasionally get to interact with.   After 20 years in the Navy, with 13 as a Naval Oceanographer, my time is mostly spent making sure our biotech researchers can get their projects moving."

Click here to read the memories of Gene Williams about the Utah years

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Alumni Field Camp 1979 Photos
Two Buttes, Colorado
Cripple Creek, Colorado
Collecting from waste pile, Cripple Creek
Cripple Creek, Colorado
Near the Cripple Creek road Rustler today