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Owyhee Geology Series

Learn About the Owyhee’s Unique Geologic History

The Owyhee is a geologist’s dream landscape. It’s incredibly diverse, containing geologic formations in the billions of years near the top of the watershed to geologically young formations only tens of millions of years old. There is a fascinating amount of information to explore, and local geologist Sammy Castonguay (M.Sc. Geological Sciences) is your guide to cracking the mystery wide open.

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Participants are welcome to come on select trips or participate in each day outing—each lecture is able to stand alone. The content covers plenty of basics, so no experience is necessary. We’ll make firsthand scientific observations, delve into interpretation, and utilize previous mapping efforts to supplement our findings.

 

These trips are great for novices and experts alike—rockhounds, geologic history fans, and anyone age 12 and up is more than welcome to attend. At the end of the series, our trip leader Sammy will give a public presentation to summarize the trips.

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Trips in this Series

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Owyhee Geology Series: Introduction

Friday, June 17–Sunday, June 19 • $20 per person • Overland trip

Our popular Owyhee Geology Series is back! This year, we’ve decided to take a different approach for the bulk of our in-field geology education. We’ll be offering two trips: one shorter one for beginning geology enthusiasts, and one longer one for the seasoned adventurers that want to go on a longer geologic adventure.

On this shorter trip, we’ll start in Murphy, Idaho at the Owyhee Country Historical Museum and continue on to explore War Eagle Mountain, Jordan Craters, and Leslie Gulch.

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Owyhee Geology Series: Extended Adventure

Friday, June 17–Sunday, June 19 • $20 per person • Overland trip

Our popular Owyhee Geology Series is back! This year, we’ve decided to take a different approach for the bulk of our in-field geology education. We’ll be offering two trips: one shorter one for beginning geology enthusiasts, and one longer one for the seasoned adventurers that want to go on a longer geologic adventure.

On this longer trip, we’ll start in Owyhee, Nevada and traverse our way through points of interest until we reach Murphy, Idaho where we’ll end at the Owyhee Country Historical Museum.