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Geology for Tourists: “Watch out! There’s a volcano below us!”

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Geology for Tourists will reveal the incredible geological history of Iron County and Wisconsin’s Northern Highlands. Dick Thiede, AOGWLG*, will present a lecture on Friday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Mercer Community Center.

The lecture will describe the 5 billion year geologic history of the Northern Highlands with a focus on process and geological cycles. From molten ball to ocean bottom to Teton-like mountain rage to land of lakes, Northern Wisconsin has become a world-class source of metals and precious minerals. The lecture will include a PowerPoint and rock samples.

The event is free and open to the public, with no registration necessary. For more information, call the library at 715-476-2366.

Want more? Fe University is sponsoring a geology field trip on Saturday, August 28, from “Mercer to Mellen and Back.” Led by Thiede and geophysicist Anthony Stella, you’ll see the source of the lecture rock samples and visit mine sites, outcrops, and evidence of the incredible geological violence of the mid-continent rift in Iron County. The field trip is NOT sponsored by the library. You must register for the field trip before August 21, and there is a cost to attend that includes lunch and transportation. For more information and to register, visit the Fe University website.

*An Old Guy Who Loves Geology


August 27
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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