AEG: Structure & Tectonics of the Blue Ridge and Valley & Ridge

Announcement from the BWH Section of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
Date: Thurs., October 21, 2010
Baltimore MD – Washington DC – Harrisburg PA

PRESENTER: Dave Fenster – Bechtel Power Corporation, Principal Geologist, Engineering Geology Group Leader and Corporate Subdiscipline Lead

Stratigraphy, Structure & Tectonics of the Blue Ridge and Valley & Ridge
Northern Virginia & West Virginia

The stratigraphy, structural geology and tectonic evolution of the Appalachians have been the subject of scientific investigations and controversy for over 100 years. Many of us became interested in geology by visiting the Appalachians or other mountains and learning about their origin and evolution. This presentation is a summary of an east-to-west transect of the Blue Ridge and Valley and Ridge provinces of northern Virginia and West Virginia. Some concepts that we had learned in school concerning Appalachian geology have become outdated by the ever-increasing amount of high-quality data and by the use of new technologies. Several current concepts will be described by using a combination of photographs, maps, cross sections and stratigraphic columns. What we see in the borings our boring logs and cross-sections are a reflection of past environments. Keep in mind: “the present is a key to the past.”


DATE: Thurs., October 21, 2010
TIME: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pastimes Café at the Hampton Inn
5311 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
COST: AEG members, guests $30.00
Students $10.00

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Social Hour and Section Business
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m. Presentation
9 p.m. Closing Statements

To reserve a seat, please email Pamela Patrick (see above) by Monday, October 18, 2010. If you must cancel, please do so by Monday, Sept 14, because we must bill no-shows who cancel fewer than 2 days before the event.

I-270 exit 31B, hotel is located on your left.
From Baltimore: I-70 West Exit 54 (Buckeystown Pike/RT.85). Turn right onto Rt. 85 South.
Stay in the right lane, go thru 5 stoplights (4th light is entrance to Francis Scott Key Mall), continue straight thru 5th light under the I-270 over pass for 1/10 mile, turn left at hotel parking lot.
From Washington: I-270 North Exit 31b onto Buckeystown Pike/RT.85, First left into the Hampton Inn parking lot.


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