Dean Garwood and Roy Breckenridge of the Idaho Geological Survey at University of Idaho have released their beautifully illustrated Lewiston Basin Field Trip Guide documenting our spring field trip to the Snake River area. Additional photos taken by trip organizer Dave Olcott and GSOC master photographer Julia Lanning are here.
Dave Hite, consulting geologist, with Northwest Energy Association will speak on "Alaska’s North Slope: present and future potential & its significance to the Cherry Point Refinery in supplying fuel to Oregon and Washington" on Sept. 18, 2014, 11:45 a.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club.
NASA photo: Landsat 7 false-color image of the North SlopeRead More
Recent pictures from Sheila Alfsen's President's field trip to Silver Falls State Park and the Eastern Cascades. More details to follow! Photos & selfie courtesy Carol Hasenberg.
One of the joys of planning a GSOC field trip is pre-running a trip itinerary to find the best sites of geological interest. Janet and Doug Rasmussen recently returned from scouting Southeastern Oregon for Janet's Steens Mountain 2015 field trip and all indications are that GeeSockers will be in for a treat next summer!
President Sheila Alfsen called the meeting to order at this year’s annual picnic site at Guy Talbot State Park. Other board members in attendance constituting quorum were Janet Rasmussen, Dawn Juliano, Paul Edison-Lahm, Bev Vogt, and Marty Muncie. Also in attendance were GSOC members Dave Olcott, Bart Bartels, Carol Hasenberg, Doug Rasmussen and Peregrine Edison-Lahm. The minutes of the June 21, 2014 board meeting were approved.Read More
Ever since the mud started spewing from the Lumpur Sidoarjo (aka “Lusi”) mud volcano in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo on East Java Island, Indonesia, on May 29, 2006, an opportunity to study the feature and, fortunately or unfortunately, become embroiled in the political controversy over it opened in the geological community. Newly appointed Assistant Professor Maxwell Rudolph of Portland State University was involved in studies related to this phenomenon during his doctoral years at UC Berkeley ending in 2012, and spoke to GSOC at the June Friday night lecture describing his work.Read More