OCTOBER 6-8, 2022: THE 86th ANNUAL FIELD CONFERENCE
OF PENNSYLVANIA GEOLOGISTS
DATING IN THE PLEISTOCENE:
ESTABLISHING A GLACIAL CHRONOLOGY
IN NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
August 4 - Update #1
Registration is still open and is nearing capacity.
A new pre-conference trip is available! Katie Schmid is leading a trip to Harlansburg Cave in Harlansburg, PA. See page 6 in the Announcement PDF for details.
If you submitted your registration prior to Thursday at noon you will receive a confirmation of registration email with payment instructions by COB August 4. If you do not receive an email and you meet this timeline, please email RA-NRFCOPG@pa.gov. Registrations received after that time will be processed next week.
August 1 - Conference registration is live!
An email announcement containing conference details and registration forms has been sent to our mailing list.
Conference documents are available below, return completed registration form to RA-NRFCOPG@pa.gov.
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Schedule: October 6-8, 2022
Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania
Trip Leaders: Gary Fleeger, Retired PA Geological Survey
Eric Straffin, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Frank Pazzaglia, Lehigh University
Fred Zelt, Earth Science Excursions, LLC
Aaron Bierly, PA Geological Survey
Jocelyn Spencer, Glacial Sand and Gravel Co.
Todd Grote, Indiana University Southeast
Katie Tamulonis, Allegheny College
Headquarters: Cross Creek Resort, Titusville, PA
The 2022 Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists will examine aspects of the glaciation of northwestern Pennsylvania, including beginning to develop an absolute chronology, as well as drainage evolution in Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, and Venango Counties. A number of luminescence, cosmogenic, and radiocarbon dating sites will be visited and their context will be discussed toward an understanding themes of glacial chronology and drainage history.
Day 1 is planned to visit sites in Crawford and Erie Counties where we will visit sites of recent dating of the glaciation and deglaciation of NW PA. Stops will include late glacial maximum sites, a post-glacial Erie basin lake site at the Erie Bluffs State Park, late glacial deglaciation of the Conneaut Lake and Marsh region, and a lunch-time presentation of Edinboro Lake geology.
Day 2 will travel to the southern part of the glaciated region. It will begin near Franklin with a continuation of Day 1's theme with a stop at sample-collection locations for optically stimulated luminescence dates for the Titusville or Mapledale glaciation (lab results have not been received as of this writing). Then we will proceed to Lawrence and Butler Counties for more dating, as well as discussing the drainage history of the Slippery Rock and Wolf Creeks. We will also visit a site with a middle Wisconsinan age, similar to the well-known Titusville peat site.
We are looking forward to another great conference!