Proterozoic and Paleozoic evolution of the Blue Ridge geologic province in northern Virginia
Bill Burton, Steve Schindler and Alan Pitts, USGS
Saturday, May 14 at 9 AM, starting in Haymarket, VA
A one-day trip across the northern Virginia Blue Ridge geologic province highlighting published geologic mapping and geochronology of Mesoproterozoic rocks that constitute the core of the Blue Ridge anticlinorium and Neoproterozoic cover-sequence rocks on the fold limbs.
Directions to meeting place from I-66 W: Take I-66 W in the direction of Front Royal. Take exit number 40 to US-RT 15 N. Turn right onto Heathcote Blvd. Take the next right into the Heathcote Blvd Park and Ride. This is a VDOT commuter parking lot where we can leave cars safely for the day. There are no restroom facilities or food services at this location. For restrooms or snacks, plan to stop before arriving at the meeting point–for example, at the Sheetz Gas station on the south side of I-66 just 5 mins from this location, which is part of a larger shopping center with a Subway, Aldie Grocery Store, and others. Arrive early if you need to use these services. Introductory remarks in the parking lot will start at 9 AM. We will need to consolidate cars before leaving—please carpool to the meeting place if you can.
(To download this announcement as a Word doc, click here: GSW fieldtrip 2022, second announcement)