Department of Geosciences

Geology Field Trips

Select classes offered by the Department of Geosiences require field study exercises. The following images are from field trips.

Carters Ordovician Limestone and Hermitage Formation on highway 70 S near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

A collapsed copper mine in Ducktown, Tennessee was once the second largest in the United States

This image was taken at the Cherokee National Forest overlooking the Valley and Ridge province from the Blue Ridge province

Students observing metamorphic structures in the Ocoee River Gorge

The Central Uplift caused by a meteor impact at the Wells Creek site in west Tennessee

Students usually find fragments - complete shatter cones are rare at this site

This shatter cone was found at Wells Creek with its base fully intact

Deformed strata from the South Rim of the Wells Creek structure

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