Past Conferences


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  1. 1969: Guidebook to the geology of the York-James peninsula and the south bank of the James River Gerald H. Johnson and Bruce K. Goodwin
  2. 1970: Lexington to Buchanan via the Blue Ridge Parkway E. W. Spencer
  3. 1971: Culpeper Triassic basin and the Nelson County flood R.L. Ellison, W.C. Sherwood, A.D. Howard and D.B. Drinker
  4. 1972: Geologic features of the Bristol and Wallace quadrangles, Washington County, Virginia and anatomy of the Lower Mississippian delta in southwestern Virginia Charles S. Bartlett, Jr. and Harry W. Webb
  5. 1973: Field trip across the Blue Ridge anticlinorium, Smith River allochthon and Sauratown Mountains anticlinorium near Martinsville, Virginia James F. Conley and William S. Henika
  6. 1974: Environmental geology and stratigraphy of the Richmond, Virginia area Emil Onuschak, Jr. and Paul A. Daniels, II
  7. 1975: Geology of southwest Virginia coal fields and adjacent areas Ralph L. Miller and Kenneth J. Englund
  8. 1976: Weathering processes and natural hazards in the Blue Ridge and Piedmont, northwestern Virginia William E. Davies
  9. 1977: Geology of Little North Mountain and the central Shenandoah Valley W.C. Sherwood, F.H. Campbell, L.E. Kearns, E.K. Rader, and W.J. Perry, Jr.
  10. 1978: The faulted Coastal Plain margin at Fredericksburg, Virginia R.B. Mixon and W.L. Newell
  11. 1979: Nature of thrusting along the Allegheny front near Pearsiburg and of overthrusting in the Blacksburg-Radford area of Virginia David R. Gray, W.D. Lowry, J. Fred Read, and Arthur P. Schultz
  12. 1980: Guidebook to the Late Cenozoic geology of the lower York-James peninsula, Virginia Gerald H. Johnson, Carl R. Berquist, and Kelvin Ramsey
  13. 1981: Stratigraphic relationships between rocks of the Blue Ridge anticlinorium and the Smith River allochthon in the southwestern Virginia Piedmont James F. Conley, John D. Marr, and Carl R. Berquist 
  14. 1982: Regional geology along the Leesburg Turnpike J. V. O’Connor
  15. 1983: Sedimentology, diagenesis and stratigraphy of Pleistocene coastal deposits in southeastern Virginia Dennis A. Darby
  16. 1984: Stratigraphy and structure in the thermal springs area of the western anticlines Eugene K. Rader and Thomas M. Gathright, II
  17. 1985: Geology of portions of the Richmond 1˚ by 2˚ quadrangle John D. Marr, Jr. and Robert E. Weems
  18. 1986: Guidebook to the geology of the Richmond, Farmville, Briery Creek and Roanoke Creek basins, Virginia Bruce K. Goodwin, Kelvin W. Ramsey, and Gerald P. Wilkes
  19. 1987: Surficial geology of the central Shenandoah Valley W. Cullen Sherwood, F. Howard Campbell, J. Steven Kite and Alison Bell
  20. 1988: Stratigraphy and structure across the Blue Ridge anticlinorium in central Virginia James F. Conley
  21. 1989: Terrace gravels, heavy mineral deposits, and faulted basement along and near the Fall Zone in southeastern Virginia C. R. Berquist, Jr. and Bruce K. Goodwin
  22. 1990: Cenozoic stratigraphy across the Fall Zone and western Coastal Plain, southern Virginia Gerald H. Johnson and Lauck W. Ward
  23. 1992: The Blue Ridge flank–Glasgow to Buchanan Edgar Spencer
  24. 1993: Late Cenozoic environments along the James River, southern Virginia Gerald H. Johnson, M. Scott Harris, Todd Beach, and Julie Herman
  25. 1994: Geology of the central Robertson River batholith near Castleton, Virginia Richard P. Tollo
  26. 1996: Late Neoproterozoic rift-related deformation in the central Virginia Blue Ridge Christopher M. Bailey
  27. 1997: Economic and environmental geology across the boundary between the Blue Ridge and Valley and Ridge near Roanoke, Virginia William S. Henika
  28. 1998: Geology of eastern Rockbridge County Nick H. Evans, David Harbor, and Edgar W. Spencer
  29. 1999: Geologic traverse across the North Mountain thrust sheet, southern Page Valley and northern Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Michael J. Sarros, Randall C. Orndorff, and Thomas M. Gathright, II
  30. 2000: Structure and tectonics field trip to the eastern Blue Ridge and western Piedmont near Martinsville, Virginia William S. Henika, James Beard, Robert Tracy and John R. Wilson
  31. 2001: Post-impact effects of the Eocene Chesapeake Bay Impact, lower York-James Peninsula, Virginia Gerald, H. Johnson, David S. Powars, T. Scott Bruce, Todd A. Beach, M. Scott Harris, and Bruce K. Goodwin
  32. 2002: Geology of the central Virginia Piedmont between the Arvonia syncline and the Spotsylvania high-strain zone David B. Spears and Christopher M. Bailey
  33. 2003: Middle Eocene igneous rocks in the Valley and Ridge of Virginia and West Virginia Jonathan L.Tso, Ronald R. McDowell, Katharine Lee Avary, David L. Matchen, and Gerald P. Wilkes
  34. 2004: The debris flows of Madison County, Virginia L. Scott Eaton, Christopher M. Bailey, and Amy K. Gilmer
  35. 2005: Geology and Paleontology of Stratford Hall Plantation and Westmoreland State Park Lauck W. Ward and Alton C. Dooley, Jr.
  36. 2006: Geology of the Southside Piedmont William S. Henika, Jim P. Hibbard, James Beard, Phillip Bradley, Bart Cattanach, Mutlu Ozdogau, Eleanora Robbins, and Paul Thayer
  37. 2007: Geology of Jamestown and the lower James River Basin Gerald H. Johnson, Mark Carter, Carl R. Berquist, Rich Whittecar, and Steve Clement
  38. 2008: Geology of the Saltville and Pulaski Fault Blocks in Southwest Virginia Fred Webb, Jr., Loren Raymond, William Whitlock
  39. 2009: Geology of the Shenandoah National Park region Scott Southworth, Christopher M. Bailey, L. Scott Eaton, Greg Hancock, Meghan Lamoreaux, Ron Litwin, William Burton, and Jennifer Whitten
  40. 2010: Geology in the Heart of Virginia: the Central Piedmont Brent Owens
  41. 2011: Virginia’s Eastern Shore: Barrier Islands to the Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure Carl Hobbs, David Powars, and Mark Luckenbach
  42. 2012: Geology of the Page Valley: Stratigraphy, Structure, and Landscape Evolution Steve Whitmeyer, Lynn Fichter, Rick Diecchio, Matt Heller, Scott Eaton, Aaron Cross, Lorrie Coiner, Tom Biggs, and C. Patterson
  43. 2013: Proterozoic to Cenozoic geology above, within and beneath the Blue Ridge Composite Thrust Sheet, Peaks of Otter area, Virginia Mark W. Carter, Scott Southworth, and John N. Aleinikoff
  44. 2014: Stitching the Western Piedmont of Virginia: Early Paleozoic Tectonic History of the Ellisville Pluton and the Potomac and Chopawamsic Terranes K. Stephen Hughes, James P. Hibbard, R. Tyler Sauer, and William C. Burton
  45. 2015: Stratigraphy of Silurian Sandstones in western Virginia from Eagle Rock to Bluegrass John Haynes, Rick Diecchio, Steve Whitmeyer
  46. 2016: Transgressive Deposits of the Coastal Plain of Mathews County (Middle Peninsula, Virginia) Karen M. Layou, Rowan Lockwood, C. Rick Berquist, and Peter J. Berquist
  47. 2017: The Geology of Jefferson’s Country: A Blue Ridge Traverse across Albemarle County, Virginia Christopher M. Bailey, Megan E. Flansburg, Katherine E. Lang, and Thomas H. Biggs
  48. 2018: Geology of the Southside Piedmont Brent Owens and Christopher M. Bailey
  49. 2019: The 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille in Nelson County Anne Carter Witt and Dick Whitehead
  50. 2020: Geology of the Valley & Ridge and Allegheny Plateau along Corridor H, eastern West Virginia Alan Pitts, Callan Bentley, and Dan Doctor
  51. 2021: From the Eastern Piedmont to the Coastal Plain: a cross section through the Richmond Area Fall Zone Marcie Occhi, David Spears, Patrick Finnerty, Katie E. Lang, Mark Carter, Anne Witt, and Rick Berquist
  52. 2022: The Goochland Terrane Revisited – Insights from recent mapping, geophysics, and geochronology David Spears, Nick H. Evans, Patrick C. Finnerty, and Katie E. Lang
  53. 2023: Geology of the Mount Rogers area, southern Virginia Blue Ridge Arthur J. Merschat, Elizabeth McClellan, Ryan J. McAleer, Scott Southworth, and Christopher S. Holm-Denoma