Author Archives: Daniel Doctor

March 6th, GSW meeting at Cosmos Club

This will be an IN-PERSON meeting only. Three excellent talks will be presented:

WILL FOX (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) – Bringing celestial plasmas to the laboratory

GENEVIEVE MARICLE (U.S. Agency for International Development) – International climate policy: multilateral cooperation and society-wide action

DOUG WICKS (U.S. Department of Energy) – Addressing the Mineral Abyss for the Energy Transition

Come at 7:30 PM to socialize and imbibe, the meeting begins at 8 PM, and ends by 10 PM.

GSW Spring Field Trip!

The GSW spring field trip will be held Saturday, March 30, 2024 in Patapsco Valley State Park: The Potomac terrane, Baltimore terrane, and Baltimore Mafic Complex, led by Rebecca Adams, Maryland Geological Survey

Meet at 9am in the Woodstock parking area of Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland

Tentative itinerary:

  • Baltimore Gneiss w/pegmatite 9:00-10:00am
  • Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area:
    •  Setters Quartzite 10:15-11:00am
    •  Baltimore Gneiss at McKeldin Rapids 11-12:00pm
    •  Lunch: at shelter (Setters Quartzite)
    •  Cockeysville Marble & Loch Raven Schist 12:15-1:15pm
    •  Marriottsville Rd #2 Talc mines 1:30-2:15pm
  • Soldiers Delight Natural Area, Serpentinite, Choate chromite mine & overlook 2:30-3:30pm
  • Last stop: Howard County Western Regional Park, Sykesville Formation, near field #10 4:00-5:00pm

Jan 24 draft meeting minutes

The draft meeting minutes from Jan. 24 can be found at the link below. Please send any changes to Mike Purucker.