2017 National Speleological Society Convention Geology Field Trip
June 18, 2017
Hello from Rio Rancho, New Mexico!!
This year’s geology field trip is themed “Geology of the Pueblo Lands” and features stops at several sites designed to give an overview of the regional geology from the Precambrian to the Holocene as well as the geologic resources used by the Pueblo Indians in their daily lives both prehistorically and present day.
One of our three guides, Kevin Madalena, is a Jemez Pueblo member and paleontologist and will be giving a Native American Perspective on the local geology as well as paleontological insights.
We will also include a discussion on the many different types of caves in the area, from the typical epigenic limestone caves to tectonic caves formed in the volcanic tuffs. Breakfast and lunch will be included as well as the entry fees for the final stop, Bandelier National Monument.
A mid-morning stop at Jemez Pueblo will allow purchase of Native American crafts and snacks, so bring some extra cash.
We will meet at the VIP (upper level) entrance at 7:00 am for breakfast and depart promptly at 7:30. This will be a long day, please DO NOT be late!
Please join us for this exciting tour in beautiful, enchanting New Mexico!