Nick Venti, post-doc with the Massachusetts Geological Survey, counting pebbles on Horseneck Beach in Westport
Paleozoic diabase on Calf Island with Great Brewster Island in background, Boston Harbor
Click here for additional photos from the 2015 field trip.
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The first Annual Massachusetts Geological Society Field Trip took place on July 18, 2015. A limited number of copies of the Field Guide for the trip are available for $10. Please email us at email@example.com for information on how to obtain a copy.
2016 Spring Field Trip to the Quabbin -- A Resounding Success!!
On May 14, 2016, Dr. Peter Robinson, professor emeritus from the University of Massachusetts and chief compiler of the central Massachusetts portion of the statewide bedrock geologic map of Massachusetts, led a once-in-a-lifetime field trip into the Quabbin Reservoir and surrounding area to view the spectacular rocks of central Massachusetts -- just for the Massachusetts Geological Society! It was a great opportunity to view rocks that are seldom seen and be provided with an explanation of their relationship to each other and to other rocks in the region.
The weather conditions were absolutely ideal, and the opportunity to view the Quabbin Reservoir from rarely seen perspectives was a great addition to the geology story. Dr. Robinson was assisted by Dr. Kurt Hollocher from Union College, and Massachusetts State Geologist, Dr. Steve Mabee, who helped compile the field guide for the trip.
Photos from the field trip are available by clicking here.
Copies of the Field Guide are available for $10. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to obtain a copy.
Planning is currently underway for 2017!
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