Save the Date Announcement:
AIPG/SEGS Joint Field trip to Southern Georgia April 10 – 12, 2015
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the Southeastern Geological Society (SEGS) will be hosting a field trip to Southeastern Georgia to take place April 10-12, 2015. This will be a family-friendly trip where families can stay at Jekyll Island and enjoy the rich human history and natural beauty of the island. A special group rate is being established at a hotel at Jekyll Island, and camping facilities are also available on the island. The trip will be focused on heavy mineral mining in sands and paleo and modern day coastal depositional environments. Additional details will follow, but the general outline of the trip is provided below. We look forward to seeing you on this trip.
- Friday April 10- A dinner meeting will be held on Jekyll Island. Representatives from AIPG and SEGS will present on the current news and goals of these organizations. Additionally, technical presentations will be given regarding the interpretation of coastal depositional environments, paleo shoreline recognition, and the engineering behind heavy mineral sand mining operations. These presentations will be focused on the geology and mining operations expected to be seen during the field trip on the following day. All ages welcome.
- Saturday Morning – Afternoon, April 11- In the morning, we will travel to the Folkston, GA area to observe active heavy mineral sand mining operations at Southern Ionics. We expect to observe the following elements at the mine site (please note that persons under the age of 16 will NOT be allowed at the mine site):
- Active mine pit
- Ore stockpile and screening
- Wet mill, including a tour of the mill itself
- Reclamation Areas
- Hydrologic monitoring network
- Sensitive resources, e.g. wetlands and gopher tortoise habitat
- Buried Paleo-coastal Terraces
- Saturday Night
- Optional Social Event at Jekyll Island.
- Sunday Morning April 12
- Optional Outdoor Hike/Canoe Trip to observe active coastal processes, sensitive environments, Quaternary stratigraphy, salt marshes, tidal creeks, marine transgression sequences, and heavy mineral deposition/concentration at Jekyll Island Beaches. All ages welcome.
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