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"Tuff all over": Exploring faulted volcanic terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, west of Pyramid Lake (Guide for the Earth Science Week field trip, October 20 or 21, 2012) [COLOR]



 
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Title: "Tuff all over": Exploring faulted volcanic terrain in the Painted Hills, Virginia Mountains, west of Pyramid Lake (Guide for the Earth Science Week field trip, October 20 or 21, 2012)

Author: D.D. LaPointe, J.G. Price, James E. Faulds, Craig M. dePolo, and David A. Davis
Year: 2012
Series No.: Educational Series 52
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Format: 29 pages, color
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National Earth Science Week (ESW) 2012 encourages people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences. The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) welcomes you to participate in its fifteenth annual Earth Science Week field trip. In keeping with the National ESW theme, "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences," this year's trip will focus on the Cenozoic geology of the Virginia Mountains, north of the Pyramid Highway and west of Pyramid Lake. You'll see how geologists use geologic maps to unravel the history of the area, assess earthquake hazards from evidence of recent faulting, and evaluate the potential for mineral resources. You'll be able to collect a variety of volcanic rocks, including several tuffs, and some diatomite, which has occasional leaf fossils.

Original Product Code: E52