Public Geology Lectures on the Second Friday of the Month
Convenient $5 evening parking is available after 5:00 p.m. in Parking Structure #2, 1724 SW Broadway, across from Cramer Hall. Note your license plate, so you can enter it and pay at the pay station. More PSU parking info here.
Join us at 6:00 p.m. at Pizzicato, 1708 SW 6th Avenue for delicious pizza and salads and beverages.
Join us in down the hall in the Geology Department office for snacks and discussion. Also check out our lending library in Room 69 staffed by Librarian Diane Gordon.
For People Using Public Transportation
Look for a convenient park and ride near a MAX train or bus stop. The #19 bus and the Orange Line MAX drop you off within a block or two of PSU. The bus gets scarce after 9:00 but MAX runs pretty frequently.
Lecture in Cramer Hall
Join us for lectures on topics of geologic interest. All GSOC lectures are open to the public. A $3 donation is requested. (Free for students.) Snacks are available after the lecture in the Geology Department Office, 17 Cramer Hall.
The Middle Columbia Basin of north-central Oregon lies across the axis of the High Cascades volcanic arc, stretching from Cascade Locks east to Biggs and southward from the Columbia River to Tygh Valley. Ongoing Geologic mapping in the basin by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries is providing new insight into the middle Miocene to present volcanic and structural development of the region. Jason McClaughry, DOGAMI Eastern Oregon Regional Geologist, will summarize local Columbia River Basalt Group stratigraphy, discuss new geochemical data and geochronologic constraints on late Miocene to Pleistocene Early to Late High Cascades Volcanic Rocks, and characterize the major structural trends in the region.
Oregon’s volcanic history has given us more than mountains. Come learn how sunstones and opals feature in our state’s geologic past. Leslie Moclock has been the curator at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals since 2014. She holds a MS in Geology from University of California-Davis and a BA from Amherst College.
Lectures are in Cramer Hall, Portland State University, 1721 SW Broadway; between Montgomery and Mill. Room assignments vary, so check our latest announcement.
GSOC lending library
The Lending Library is open before and after the Friday evening meetings in Room 69. Our librarian is Diana Gordon.