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Updated draft meeting minutes: 1600th GSW meeting

from the meeting at the Carnegie Earth and Planets Lab on April 24 are here. Comments or corrections should be directed to Michael Purucker.

May 8th, GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club

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

ELI MOORE, U.S. Geological Survey: Subsurface Metaproteomics Reveals Diverse Active Microbial Metabolisms in the Antrim Shale

ROBERTA RUDNICK, University of California – Santa Barbara: Metapelites in the lower crust beneath the Potrillo Volcanic Field provide insights into the mysterious 1.4 Ga Picuris Orogeny

ADAM WALLACE, University of Delaware: Reassessment of the Roles of Ion Hydration and Dehydration on the Reactivity of the Calcite-Water Interface

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

March 27: Draft meeting minutes of 1599th GSW

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks. A draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any suggestions, changes or corrections.

GSW Spring Field Trip!

The field trip was a great success! Special thanks to Rebecca Kavage Adams (Maryland Geological Survey) for leading the 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 (bring your own): 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

March 6, Draft meeting minutes

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks. A draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any suggestions changes or corrections.

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. Speaker bios and talk abstracts are available here.

Feb 7 Draft meeting minutes

The GSW meeting at the Cosmos Club hosted three talks and a draft of the meeting minutes are available here. Please contact Michael Purucker with any corrections or suggested changes.

Feb 7th – GSW meeting will be at the Cosmos Club

It is an IN-PERSON meeting only. We will begin with a talk by Brandon Graham (USGS) on ‘In situ 10Be modeling and terrain analysis constrain subglacial quarrying and abrasion rates at Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Isbræ), Greenland’. Next up will be Paul Hackley (USGS) on ‘Organic Petrology at USGS in the 21st Century’. The final talk of the evening will be presented by Ross Salerno (USGS) on ‘The age of dome-and-keel structures in the Pilbara Craton’. Abstracts of the talks, and biographies of the speakers, are here. Come at 7:30 PM to socialize and imbibe, the meeting begins at 8 PM, and ends by 10 PM.

Dec 6 draft meeting minutes, including the presidential address

Can be found here. Please send any changes to Graham Lederer.

Jan 24th – GSW meeting will be at the Cosmos Club

It is an IN-PERSON meeting only. We will begin with a talk by Sarah Hall (AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow) on ‘(Un)Well stories: Private well water quality in coastal Maine’. Next up will be Bonnie McDevitt (USGS) on ‘Radium mineral associations within abandoned mine drainage relevant to the future of critical mineral extraction’. The final talk of the evening will be presented by Rebecca Stokes (USGS) on ‘The role of graphite in a changing energy landscape: a geological perspective’. Abstracts of the talks, and biographies of the speakers, are here. Come at 7:30 PM to socialize and imbibe, the meeting begins at 8 PM, and ends by 10 PM.