Saturday Field Trip with the Jefferson Land Trust . . . New Shine and Penny Creek basalts

June 11 Field trip to see basalts (RSVP by tomorrow, June 6)
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> A Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group
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> Field Trip to the New Shine and Penny Creek Basalt Quarries
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> Saturday, June 11th, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
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> Leaders: Jeff Tepper, UPS Geology Professor
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> Ken Clark, UPS Geology Professor
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> Carol Serdar Tepper, Geologist
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> Some things we’ll see and discuss:
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> Regional geology of the Crescent Basalt
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> Where and why basalts outcrop in the area
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> Basalt petrology, mineralogy and weathering
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> Basalt quarry operations and economics of production
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> Trip leaves from Chimacum High School, travels to Shine Quarry (Port Ludlow), then Penny Creek Quarry (Quilcene), and finishes with an overview from Mount Walker. Returns to Chimacum around 2:30 (all depending upon weather conditions).
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> RSVP by June 6 to Leslie Aickin: leslieaickin. You must include your name, mailing address, home & cell phone #s, and email address.
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> Driving: If you are willing to be a carpool driver, please let us know your car type (van, sedan, station wagon, etc.) and how many passengers (and their gear) you can accommodate. All passenger seats must have a functioning seat belt. Drivers will be reimbursed for gas expenses.
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> Cost: $10 each, BYO lunch and beverages. Hard hats supplied (or bring your own). You will receive trip details after you are registered. Trip fee is payable (cash or check) at beginning of the trip.
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> Note: Some hiking over uneven ground. Young children and pets are not allowed, and this will not be an ADA-accessible field trip. Bring rain gear, hat, camera, note pad and hand lens if you have one.
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