Minerals of the Black Hills
May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$75 for Members & Darton Geological Society Members | $90 for Non-Members
May 1 - Session 1: **Optional** (Session Located May 1 at 6 PM at The Outdoor Campus - West) Introduction to Rocks & Minerals of the Black Hills. Learn about sedimentary rock formations such as the yellow Pahasapa formations in Spearfish Canyon, the 1.7 billion year old igneous rock of Harney Peak and the gold bearing metamorphic rock of the Homestake mine. The minerals found in all rocks types, sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous, will be summarized. FREE
May 2 - Session 2: Sedimentary Rocks. This session will include a detailed look at the rocks & minerals found in most of the sedimentary formations of the Black Hills. Hands-on rocks and minerals will be provided. The student will also learn identification techniques.
May 3 - Session 3: Igneous Rocks
May 4 - Session 4: Metamorphic Rocks - also learn about outdoor rock collecting lessons with a briefing of land and law issues.
May 5 - Session 5: Field Trip to a world renowned Black Hills mine. Attendance in Sessions 2-4 is required for participation in the field experience.
In collaboration with Darton Geological Society.