SHORT COURSE

Rationale and Methods for Regional 3-D Geological Mapping.
Wed., 1 May 1,
— Canceled.

 

CORE WORKSHOP

The Carboniferous of the Michigan Basin: Mississippian (Osagean) Marshall through the Pennsylvanian (Morrowan-Atokan) Saginaw Formations.
Sun., 5 May, 9 a.m.4 p.m., MGREE Facility.
Cost: US$75, includes workshop manual, lunch, and breaks.
Shannon Towne, Michigan Geological Survey/Western Michigan Univ.
Dave Barnes, Michigan Geological Survey/ Western Michigan Univ.
William B. Harrison III, Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education
This core workshop will be held at the Michigan Repository for Research and Education (MGGRE) of Western Michigan University. The workshop will focus on the Carboniferous of the Michigan Basin with special emphasis on the lithostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy associated with the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian unconformity. Analysis of core material on the basis of dominant lithofacies and biostratigraphy will be explored using a collection of cores from the southern Michigan Basin. Recently identified Chesterian strata from subsurface cores will be examined. Cores that illustrate the variability of the Kaskaskia/Absaroka megasequence boundary (Mississippian/Pennsylvanian systemic boundary) will also be on display.

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