Rendezvous at the Geologic Crossroads

Boulder, Colo., USA: The Geological Society of America’s Cordilleran Section and Rocky Mountain Section will host a joint meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 15–17 March. The meeting will have a diverse range of technical sessions, field trips, and student mentoring opportunities.

Sessions include five Symposia, with tributes to prominent geoscientists B. Clark Burchfiel, Gregory A. Davis, César Jacques-Ayala, Ernie Anderson, Les McFadden, and Grant Meyer, as well as a symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of Geoscience at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Technical session topics will highlight the exceptional regional geology including the magmatic, sedimentologic, and tectonic records of Mesozoic convergent margin processes and large magnitude Cenozoic extension in the Basin and Range and Rio Grande rifts. Additionally, current concerns of arid zone hydrogeology, drought science, paleoclimatology, seismic hazards, and mining demands for low CO2 energy solutions will be featured .

Meeting sponsors: University of Nevada, Reno; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology; University of Las Vegas College of Sciences Department of Geoscience; Bruker; and U-Penn.

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Interested media are invited to receive complimentary registration. Contact Audrey Heun at to access the meeting.

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For Immediate Release
10 March 2022
GSA Release No. 22-13

Kea Giles