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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.

2020 VGFC

Geology of the Valley & Ridge and Allegheny Plateau along Corridor H,

eastern West Virginia

Alan Pitts, Univ. of Camerino   Callan Bentley, Piedmont VA Community College     Dan Doctor, US Geological Survey

With contributions from:

Alan (Jay) Kaufman, University of Maryland

Jim Britton and Mitch Blake, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey

Robin RohrbackNorthern Virginia Community College

Pete Berquist, Thomas Nelson Community College

Marissa Dudek, Northern Virginia Community College (now at UNC- Chapel Hill)

John Merck, University of Maryland

Ryan Shackleton, formerly at West Virginia University

Friday, October 2nd – Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

The Virginia Geological Field Conference for 2020 goes virtual!

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