81st Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, 2016
Energy and Environments: Geology in the “Nether World” of Indiana County, Pennsylvania
October 6-8, 2016
Hosts: the Pennsylvania Geologic Survey and the Geoscience Department of Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The first geological survey of Pennsylvania passed to the right and left of Indiana County leaving it a veritable “nether world” of geology. Since then, the “nether world” has been fleshed out and the 81st Annual Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists will highlight Indiana County and adjacent areas, rich in both energy and non-fuel minerals for over 100 years. We will look at past and present environments–warts and all. Stops and preconference trips currently being contemplated include: Johnstown 1889 flood site, Miss-Penn unconformity west of Johnstown, flint clay locales, Blacklick Gorge Geology along the Ghost Town Trail, Loyalhanna Limestone outcrops, a caving trip, local whitewater rafting and an AMD treatment site.