First year class visits Horton Bluff

On the afternoons of the first week of October, the first year class left the lab to visit the outcrops at Horton Bluff. This was the second of three field trips for the students in the GEOL 1013 class, with a visit to the volcanic rocks at Ross Creek in September, and the South Mountain Granite later in October. Here Sandra Barr is instructing the class on the geology of the Carboniferous sedimentary rocks at Blue Beach, famous for its Romer's Gap fossil assemblage.

Sandra Barr instructing the students after arriving at Horton Bluff.

Examining sedimentary structures in the Horton Group and searching for amphibian tracks.


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