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MSU geologists are still in search of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks.  On the horizon are beautiful exposures of Jurassic-age, deep-marine sedimentary strata (i.e. turbidites). 

MSU geologists are still in search of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks.  On the horizon are beautiful exposures of Jurassic-age, deep-marine sedimentary strata (i.e. turbidites). 

Over the rivers and through the snow…Michigan State University geologists conducting field work in Alaska will do whatever it takes to get on the rocks!!

Over the rivers and through the snow…Michigan State University geologists conducting field work in Alaska will do whatever it takes to get on the rocks!!

The weather in the Alaska Range has opened up and we are scrambling to get our gear packed into the bush plane and get out to our field site.  With heavy rains and storms forecasted for the next 48 hours, we have only a short window to get dropped off in the backcountry!!

Apr 8

Surveying a 175-year old cemetery using GPR and magnetometry; a group project in Applied Geophysics class, Spring 2012 (Alex, Chad, Dan, Nicole, Yuteng)

Apr 7

Measuring river depth with GPR; a group project in Applied Geophysics class, Spring 2012 (Danielle, Kaitlyn, Matt, Megan, Ryan)

Dec 6
Oceanographer Masako Tominaga will be joining the faculty of the MSU Dept. of Geological Sciences in 2012. Read more about the marine geophysicist currently finishing her postdoctoral research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 

Photo by William C. Koeppen.

Oceanographer Masako Tominaga will be joining the faculty of the MSU Dept. of Geological Sciences in 2012. Read more about the marine geophysicist currently finishing her postdoctoral research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 

Photo by William C. Koeppen.

$7 Million Gift Advances Geological Sciences at MSU

MSU geology students along the shore of Lake Superior A $7 million gift will help expand Michigan State University’s Department of Geological Sciences, fostering better understanding of Earth’s systems and resources.The gift, from an MSU graduate who wishes to remain anonymous, will help build a program focused on excellence and leadership in Earth science. The gift will mainly go toward new professorships and graduate research fellowships. Read more…

Why Study Geology? Amazing fieldwork experiences!

Why Study Geology? Amazing fieldwork experiences!

Storm cleared - Rainbow appeared

Storm cleared - Rainbow appeared

Kraig Koroleski - Senior of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University.
Kraig became interested in the geological sciences after participating in a  3-week high-school field experience in the Rocky Mountains, Grand  Tetons, and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, as he describes here.

Kraig Koroleski - Senior of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University.

Kraig became interested in the geological sciences after participating in a 3-week high-school field experience in the Rocky Mountains, Grand Tetons, and Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, as he describes here.

#MSU Prof Hampton at his #GSAMinn poster on Chulitna Terrane, AK

#MSU Prof Hampton at his #GSAMinn poster on Chulitna Terrane, AK

Geologists playing with sand at the emriver experimental flume at the GSA annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Geologists playing with sand at the emriver experimental flume at the GSA annual meeting in Minneapolis.

Oct 4

Does anybody see the outcrop/rocks?  Hint: look under your feet!  MSU geology students at their last stop of the day in Marquette, Michigan.

Oct 3

After a wet and rainy stop at Jasper Knob to study the banded iron formations (BIFs), MSU geology students are off to their last stop of the day.  Stay tuned!

Sedimentary layers with bands of hematite, magnetite (gray/black), and jasper (red) in Precambrian banded iron formations (BIFs) of northern Michigan. 

Sedimentary layers with bands of hematite, magnetite (gray/black), and jasper (red) in Precambrian banded iron formations (BIFs) of northern Michigan. 


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