Virginia Geological Field Conference 2010

This just in from Chuck Bailey….

The 2010 Virginia Geological Field Conference will take place in the Heart of Virginia – the central Piedmont on October 8th-9th.  Brent Owens (William & Mary) will lead us to some exciting exposures of metamorphic rocks in the Chopawamsic arc terrane.  Attached is the registration form.

The conference will be based at Bear Creek Lake State Park near Cumberland.  Camping and cabins are available in the park, motel accommodations are located in Dillwyn, Fork Union, and Zions Crossroads (20 to 45 minutes from Bear Creek Lake State Park).  For links and more information checkout the VGFC website (  As is typical there will be a Friday evening business meeting/trip introduction and an all-day saturday field trip.  Transportation, lunch, and guidebooks will be provided.

The pre-registration deadline is Sept. 20th.

A few other items:

1) We will be holding elections for VGFC officers (President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer) at the conference.  The current officers have served for quite a while.  If you know of somebody who would excel or if you are interested in serving please let me know so I can put together a slate of candidates.  Currently, we have officers from the Virginia Division of Geology and Mineral Resources and an academic – given the number of practicing geologists who attend the trip it stands to reason that we should draw an officer from that group as well.

2) Amy Gilmer set up a VGFC Facebook page- check it out and spread the word about the field conference.


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