Geology field school relocates to Camp Geddie


Having completed 5 days of field work near Wolfville, the Geology field school students travelled to Camp Geddie on the North Shore of Nova Scotia, near Merigomish to continue mapping exercises.

Camp Geddie is located on the shore of the Northumberland Strait and provides a home away from home for the week. After an introductory lecture on note taking and the local geology, students retired to the lawns to admire the views over to Pictou Island.

A drone's view of Camp Geddie between the Ponds [photo by Anthony Chu]. 

And a look along the shore at the barachois beaches and ponds [photo by Anthony Chu].


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Serious work started on Tuesday with a visit to the Georgeville shore. Want to see more drone photos of the outcrops you worked on in years gone by?  Here is a selection:

Alaskite headland at Georgeville - zoom in to see faces on quartz crystals and bobfergusonite patches - mineralogy by drone!

Devonian dykes at Georgeville - zoom in to see the xenoliths, reddened margins, cross-cutting faults

Basaltic islands at Arisaig (image by Anthony Chu)

East beach at Arisaig (image by Anthony Chu)

Rhyolite hill at Arisaig (image by Anthony Chu)

McAras Brook enters the sea

McAras Brook whale's tail

Field school class on the Arisaig exercise with Dr. McMullin on drone control. Click on image for larger version.

Lunch stop at the Henry Sinclair monument on the Cobequid-Chedabucto Fault Zone near Guysborough. Image by Anthony Chu.


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