Tag Archives: Field Trips

2014 Field Trip to Gordonsville Mine

Mineralogy and petrology students during fall 2014¬†were excited to go underground at Gordonsville Mine accompanied by a special guest: TTU President Phil Oldham. Led by Dr. Leimer, the group departed campus at 7:30am and drove 40 miles to the zinc … Continue reading

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2014 Geobiology Field Trip Announced: Costa Rica

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Postcard from Washington State – Geobiology Field Course 2013

On August 10, 2013, fifteen students and three faculty members from Tennessee Tech University departed Nashville, TN for an eight-day trip to Seattle, WA. The group was part of a Spring 2013 course offered by the Biology and Earth Science … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Permian Basin, West Texas and New Mexico

What did West Texas and New Mexico look like during the Permian, 260 million years ago? That’s the question six Tennessee Tech earth science students attempted to answer on a nine-day field trip, May 23-June 1, 2013. Over the course … Continue reading

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Field trip to Gordonsville and Elmwood Zinc Mines

On Nov. 30th, undergraduate students in the Mineralogy and Petrology class had an incredible opportunity to study minerals in their natural habitat, the Gordonsville and Elmwood underground mines. Led by Dr. Leimer and TTU alumni Josh Gentry, nine students and … Continue reading

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