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Background:

The annual field trips of the Carolina Geological Society (CGS) have visited hundreds of stops within the Carolinas.  Field trip stops have ranged from quarries, road cuts, private land, state parks, and other public lands. Many stop locations no longer exist due to construction activities, are on private land that is no longer accessible, are overgrown with vegetation, or have simply weathered away. As part of the celebration of the Societies 75th anniversary in 2012, CGS sponsored a poster session at the Southeastern Section meeting of the Geological Society of America in Asheville in April 2012. The poster session, titled: Outstanding Field Trip Stops in the Carolinas and Beyond for Professionals and Teachers, was intended to be the first step in the assembling of a database of field trip guides spanning both Carolinas on lands that will have long-term access. 

Additional submissions are encouraged!

 

Index Map

Choose a location on the map below

Index Map US 222 Linville Falls Fault Carolina terrane metavolcanics Falls Lake Trail Hogan Creek Formation - Sauratown Mountains, NC Volcanoes in your backyard US 221 Linville Falls Fault ASU Multiple Field Trips

 

 

Guide Number

Description

Primary Author

Link to General Location in Google Maps

Link to Information

1

Linville Falls Shear Zone

Trupe

35.9499, -81.9270

Link

2

US 221 Exposure of Linville Falls Fault

Bozdog

35.8232, -82.0106

Link

3

Blue Ridge Front – SC

Garihan

35.1040, -82.6266

4

Hogan Creek Formation - Sauratown Mountains, NC

McCauley

36.3979, -80.193

Link

5

Lake Murray Spillway, SC

Howard

34.0398, -81.2121

6

Carolina Terrane Metavolcanics – Durham, NC

Bradley

36.0801, -79.0062

Link

7

Volcanoes in Your Backyard – Durham, NC

Glass

36.0801, -79.0062

Link

8

Triassic Sediments - Marthas Chapel, NC

Clark

35.7910, -79.0032

9

Falls Lake Trail, NC

Stoddard

35.9399, -78.5807

Link

10

Nutbush Creek Fault Zone, NC

Blake

36.4492, -78.3723

11

Carolina Bays - Jones Lake State Park, NC

Farley

34.6826, -78.5959

12

Kure Beach - Geology, Coastal processes, etc., NC

Shew

33.9726, -77.9149

13

Blue Ridge and Surrounding Areas – Boone, NC

Appalachian

State Univ.

Multiple Locations

Link