The GSM Fall Meeting will be held Thursday November 14, 2013 at the
Augusta Civic Center. It is tentatively scheduled to start at 2 pm.
The focus of the fall meeting will be a digital mapping, aerial imagery and LIDAR applications for Maine geology. The program is still under development, but we hope to provide a series of presentations from local experts on the latest sources of digital data for Maine as well as software tools and applications. Stay tuned for more information on the fall meeting.
Here are the details for the field trip this summer:
Saturday, August 3rd
Morning: Morse Mountain
Bev Johnson, Bates College, will update us on recent research on the Sprague Marsh by her students.
Steve Dickson, Maine Geological Survey will show us the recent, extreme changes to the beach geomorphology.
Sunday, August 4th
Morning-Pike Industries Quarry, Wells, Maine
Arthur Hussey, Bowdoin College emeritus, will share his knowledge of great exposures of rocks common to southern Maine.
Camping/Lodging August 2 and 3 (Friday and Saturday)
We have reserved 8 sites at the Recompense Campground in Freeport. Campers will be responsible for reimbursing GSM if they camp in one of the sites we have reserved. A single site is $38.52/night (includes tax). However, 7 of the 8 sites can hold two tents (their rules are a maximum of 4 adults or one family of any size per site) so sharing a site is possible. Camp sites will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis by notifying Keith Taylor and sending a deposit of half your cost via a check made out to GSM to Keith”s work address. Indicate whether you are willing to share.
Keith Taylor, ME C.G., NH P.G.
Senior Environmental Geologist
846 Main St., Suite 3, Westbrook, ME 04092.
If our sites fill up or you prefer to camp at another location there, here is their website: http://www.freeportcamping.com/ Rates range from $26-$46/night and many can take popup or small campers.
There are lots of nice hotels in Freeport too, but they can fill quickly too.
Cookout Saturday night
Saturday night cookout will be in the form of a lobster bake that the facility hosts every Saturday night for campers (and non-campers). It is a full bake with lobster, clams, corn, etc. and dessert. We will be subsidizing this event so it will cost GSM members, friends, and families only $10/person. They also offer a kids meal of burgers and hotdogs with a subsidized cost of $5/child.
Shuttle service for Saturday
We will be providing limited shuttle service during the day on Saturday. Parking is limited at both locations so we encourage your use of the shuttle. As with camping, shuttle use is first-come, first-serve (it holds 14).
More information will be in the June GSM newsletter and subsequent emails.
Even if you are not camping, please let Keith know if you will attend, and the number in your party—thanks!
If you will be attending (how many people).
If you will be camping (if so, send deposit).
If you will be going to the lobster bake (if so, how many people for which kind of meal).
If you will be using the shuttle (if so, how many people).
WEDNESDAY April 10, 2013
University of Maine Farmington, North Dining Hall, Olsen Student Center
AGENDA (as of 3/29/13)
1:00 to 2:30 pm – Student posters
2:30 to 3:00 pm – Student oral presentations
3:00 to 3:45 – Business meeting
4:00 pm – Keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Langmuir (Harvard University), Humankind at the helm: Civilization in a planetary context
5:00 to 6:00 pm – Social hour
Campus map showing parking and meeting locations is here: Campus Map.
Parking: GSM parking will be available in a lot on the west side of Main St. next to the Congregational church (red brick church). Please look for signs.
Meeting Location: Student poster and oral presentations will be in the North Dining Hall of the Olsen Student Center. After entering from South St., turn right and follow the hallway to the right toward the entrance to NDH.
Keynote presentation location: Lincoln Auditorium, a five minute walk from NDH. We will break with plenty of time to transit from one location to the next.
STUDENT PARTICIPANTS: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, DEADLINE TUESDAY MARCH 27, 2013
Please submit your abstract by email to: email@example.com or
Professor Julia Daly, Geology Dept., U Maine at Farmington
Please be sure to designate GSM poster or GSM talk.
Please send as an attachment in file.doc format as follows:
DETAILED TITLE, (ALL CAPS)
LAST NAME, First Name, Department, College, Address, your email address
Speakers at the Maine Metallic Minerals conference have generously made PDF files of their Power Point presentations available for posting on our website. They are available on our
Meetings, Programs & Abstracts Page. Scroll down to the November 9, 2012 meeting.
The Geological Society Fall Meeting and the Maine Metallic Minerals Conference will be held on Friday November 9th at the Black Bear Inn in Orono. The Metallic Minerals Conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Society”s fall busines
s meeting will follow the conference presentations, followed by a cash bar reception. Lunch and an after meeting dinner will be available with prior registration. Details and registration information are below.
GSM Fall Meeting 2012 and Minerals Conference Announcement
Maine Metallic Minerals Conference Program
Abstracts and Biographical Sketches
Geological Society of Maine
Maine Metallic Minerals Conference
The Geological Society of Maine, in cooperation with the University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Maine Geological Survey, will host the Maine Metallic Minerals Conference on November 9, 2012, at the Black Bear Inn in Orono, Maine. This day-long conference will include presentations on the geology and mineral potential of Maine, the history of non-ferrous metal exploration and mining in the state, land ownership and access to the land base, surface and mineral owner perspectives, and current mining and reclamation techniques. The Geological Society of Maine will conduct its fall business meeting after the conference presentations, followed by a cash bar reception. Lunch and an after meeting dinner http://www.phpaide.com/?langue=fr&id=16 will be available with prior registration.
- The program is free to current members of the Geological
Society of Maine who are current in dues standing for the year 2012.
- The program is also free for students with a school id.
- Non Geological Society of Maine members registration is $25
- Registration Forms
are available for downloading. Print one out, fill it in, and send it off with your payment to
the address on the form , or fax to 207-581-2202 and make your payment by Visa or Master Card.
- To register online and pay with Visa or MasterCard, click here:
Visa or Master Card Payment
- Paid meal registration must be received by October 31,
2012. Meal tickets will not be available
at the door. Other food options are
available nearby the conference center for late registrants.
- The first 30 students to register by October 29 will receive
a free ticket to the onsite lunch.
- Lunch: sandwich buffet, cookies, coffee, tea, sodas. ($20)
- Dinner: Grilled NY Strip Steak, Grilled Salmon, or Eggplant
Parmesan with potato, salad, dessert, coffee or tea. ($35)
If you would like to join our group of sponsors, please contact Dr. Alice Kelley at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-581-2056
Accommodations are available at the Black Bear Inn and in the Orono and Bangor areas
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The annual GSM summer field trip will be held at Mt. Blue State Park on the weekend of August 3rd – 5th, and the trips will be held on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday we will hike Bald Mountain (Washington Plantation) led by Doug Reusch to exa
mine the outstanding bedrock exposures along the ascent. Recent detailed mapping projects in this area reveal the presence of multiple faults that offer clues to the origin and deformation of the Seboomook Formation at this location. The Sunday trip will be to examine a few gravel operations along the Sandy River between Phillips and Strong, which is within the upper most extent of the late-glacial marine transgression of this region.
Mt. Blue is one of the busy parks with many visitors during summer, and because of that we will not be camping at an official group campsite, but rather at the park headquarters where there are some open fields; there is potable water available there, and outhouses, but no showers. For those who would prefer to camp at Webb Lake (where there are bathroom facilities and showers), reservations must be done at least two days ahead of your arrival. Please call in your individual campsite reservations early to the park; call 1-800-332-1501 in Maine; if outside Maine call (207) 624-9950, or reserve on-line now at www.campwithme.com for the weekend. If you are travelling a long distance, be aware that you must arrive at the campground before 10:00 PM to enter.
We will have a group bar-b-que at the Kawanhee Inn (http://www.maineinn.net/) on Saturday night, August 4 at 5 pm. Dinner will include pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs,with green and pasta salads, at a cost of $10/person. A cash bar will be available at the Inn. Meal reservations must be made with Tom Weddle (Thomas.K.Weddle@maine.gov) no later than 7/21.
We hope to see you at Mt. Blue State Park in August!
Thanks to Kevin McCartney, David Putnam and Chunzeng Wang, the Geology/Ecology Club, and the rest of our friends at UMPI for arranging our spring meeting at Presque Isle. We had a very successful panel discussion on professional activities and
employment by Liz Champeon and Cliff Lippitt. There was good audience participation, and extensive discussion in the halls afterward. Those in attendance saw some interesting student posters and oral presentations. Congratulations to Anderson Award winners Peter Strand and Patrick Ryan, both of the University of Maine for their poster on their angelscamp.org fieldwork in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. We also heard an outstanding presentation by Steve Kite, formerly a
Maine geologist, now on the faculty at West Virginia University, about the “ice caves” of the Appalachians.
This year”s summer field trip will be held August 3-5, and will be led by Doug Reusch and Tom Weddle. We will look at the bedrock and surficial geology of the Mt. Blue area. Check the newsletter and stay tuned for more details.
Current Newsletter: GSM V38N2 0601
Here are some photos from the meeting in Presque Isle, contributed by Walter Anderson.
The GSM Spring Meeting will be held Friday April 13th at the Northern Maine Museum of Science, University of Maine,181 Main Street, Presque Isle.
10:30 -12 Executive Committee meeting
12:00 -1 Lunch
12:15-12:45 Employment panel
(meeting of students and professionals to discuss typical interview and employment practices)
1:00 – 3:30 Student posters and presentations
3:30 – 4:00 Business meeting, including remembrance of Bill Forbes
4:00 – 5:00 Keynote speaker Dr. Steve Kite
DIRECTIONS: Heading North on I-95, to exit 302 in Houlton, exit N to Presque Isle/Mars Hill. Continue N 26.6 mi. to left onto Benjamin St./US 1. Continue N 13.7 mi. to 181 Main St., UMPI on left. Folsom Hall is second building on the left, large parking lot is on the right. More directions and campus maps can be found at http://www.umpi.edu/about-umpi/campus-map.
STUDENT PARTICIPANTS: Please submit your abstracts before April 2, 2012, by email to:
Daniel F. Belknap, Dept. Earth Sciences, University of Maine, Orono: email@example.com.
See detailed instructions for abstract submittals and further information on the meeting in the newsletter GSM V38N1 0312.
12:00 Executive Committee meeting
1:00 PM. Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts (UCCPA) in downtown Unity: General Talks relating to geo-environmental issues ranging from the paleoenvironment of Acadia National Park to current envir
onmental case studies and anything in between will be presented in the afternoon.
2:30PM Brief Business Meeting followed by Keynote Speaker
5:00 PM Social Hour, Student Activities Building (SAB) on the Unity College campus
5:30 – 6:00 PM Dinner, at the Thomashow Learning Laboratories, a short walk from the SAB. The cost will be about $10 per person. Lasagna (meat and/or veggie), salad, beverages, and dessert are included. Please RSVP to Lois Ongley so that we can get a fairly good head count estimate for the catering crew.
Revised Fall Meeting Program with Unity College campus map
Does anyone have any Maine staurolite mineral specimens to spare?
Kevin McCartney has received a request from a colleague in Utah for specimens of Maine staurolite with 45 and 90 twinning for a museum display of Staurolites from the US.
The colleague offers New Mexico specimens for trade or Kevin is willing to purchase specimens as a donation to the museum. Contact him at Kevin.firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on staurolite is available at webmineral.com.