The Commonwealth of Virginia encompasses five physiographic provinces, and contains a wide variety of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks that range in age from the Proterozoic to the present. Few states can match Virginia’s geological diversity. The Virginia Geological Field Conference is an annual gathering that highlights recent geological research in the Commonwealth.  The Conference is a one- to two-day event that takes place in the Fall. The location changes from year-to-year, and typically follows a four-year rotation with trips in the Valley & Ridge/Plateau, Blue Ridge, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Attendance ranges from 75 to 125 people and includes a broad array of attendees (from professionals and amateurs to students) and is open to all.

2022 VGFC, November 11th – 12th 

The Goochland Terrane Revisited – Insights from Recent Mapping and Geochronology

David Spears, Geology and Mineral Resources Program, Virginia Energy   

Nick Evans, Virginia Groundwater LLC

Patrick Finnerty, Geology and Mineral Resources Program, Virginia Energy

Katherine Lang, Geology and Mineral Resources Program, Virginia Energy 

The Fall 2022 Virginia Geological Field Conference was a great success!  Checkout the VGFC Facebook page for pictures from the conference. We’ll see you at Mt. Rogers for the 2023 conference.