THE 87th ANNUAL FIELD CONFERENCE
OF PENNSYLVANIA GEOLOGISTS

RIFTS, OCEANS, AND VOLCANOES - OH MY!

FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD

GEOLOGY OF PART OF THE PIEDMONT IN YORK COUNTY AND SOUTH MOUNTAIN

Schedule:                 Fall, 2023
Location:                  York, Adams, and Franklin Counties
Trip Leaders:             Jeri Jones, Jones Geological Services
                               PA Geological Survey
                               
                                                          

October 12, 2022 - Post Conference Update

Thank you to everyone who attended, helped plan, and presented at the 2022 Field Conference of PA Geologists!

An email announcement will be sent when the conference roadlog and guidebook are available.


The 2023 Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists will be held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Friday field trip will feature a Northern Central Railway train excursion and stops along the York County Heritage Rail Trail to examine the metamorphic and metaigneous rocks along this 15-mile section including a stop at Howard Tunnel, one of the oldest tunnels in the country along an active railroad. The afternoon will include several stops including the RHI Magnesite quarry in West York.

Saturday will concentrate on South Mountain in southern Adams and Franklin counties where we will examine the Proterozoic Catoctin Formation metavolcanics and overlying Earth Paleozoic rock units. Some new research has been completed in this area to whet the appetite.