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.

2017 VGFC

Geology of Jefferson’s Country: a Blue Ridge traverse across Albemarle County


Christopher M. Bailey, Megan E. Flansburg, Katherine E. Lang, College of William & Mary

Thomas H. Biggs, University of Virginia 

Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14, 2017

hosted by Piedmont Virginia Community College