Judson Mead Geologic Field Station
EAS X429 Summer 2018 Schedule

Prerequisites: Students are expected to have completed at least the first two–three years of a standard undergraduate program in the geosciences. This would normally include an introductory course and two or more courses in the disciplines of mineralogy, petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and structure/tectonics. Additional topical coursework is beneficial for some of the areas of concentration which are available.

You can use the calendar below or download and print it here: PDF

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 June 17
EAS X429 students arrive in Bloomington.
Evening Meeting 6:00 PM
  June 18
Caravan leaves Bloomington 7:00 AM.
Lodging: Missouri Valley, MS DeSoto Inn
  June 19
Badlands N.P. Arrive Rapid City, SD. EAS X429 Introductory Evening Lecture.
Lodging: Rapid City, SD Ramada
  June 20
Geology of the Black Hills
Lodging: Spearfish, SD Spearfish Travelodge
  June 21
Geology of the Big Horn and Owl Creek Ranges; Powder River and Big Horn Basins.
Lodging: Riverton, WY; Sundowner Station
  June 22
Wind River Range, Teton Range Cenozoic Geology, Yellowstone N.P.
Lodging: Yellowstone N.P. Teton Yellowstone
  June 23
Yellowstone N.P. Cenozoic Geology.
Tobacco Root Mtns. IUGFS
 June 24
  June 25
Lower Paleozoic Stratigraphy of the Tobacco Root Mountains
  June 26
Lower Paleozoic Stratigraphy (cont.) Introduction to Mapping on Air Photos and Topographic Maps
  June 27
Reconnaissance Structural Analysis of the Mt. Doherty Area
  June 28
Reconnaissance Structural Analysis (cont.) Practice Independent Field Exercise
  June 29
Completion of Mt. Doherty Instructional Project
  June 30
Independent Field Exercise #1
 July 1
  July 2
Mesozoic Stratigraphy of the Tobacco Root Mountains
  July 3
Cenozoic Extensional Basins, Tertiary Stratigraphy, Recent Seismicity
  July 4
Detailed Structural Analysis of the Highway 2 Area
  July 5
Detailed Structural Analysis of the Highway 2 Area Cont.
  July 6
Completion of Highway 2 Area Project
  July 7
Independent Field Exercise #2
 July 8
  July 9
Stratigraphc Correlations
  July 10
Stratigraphc Correlations
  July 11
Concentration Areas:
c: Crystalline Rocks & Economic Geology
e: Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology
g: Geophysics & Neotectonics
s: Stratigraphy & Subsurface Exploration Techniques
  July 12
Concentration Areas: c, e, g, s
  July 13
Concentration Areas: c, e, g, s
  July 14
Concentration Areas: c, e, g, s
 July 15
  July 16
Carmichael metamorphic complex
  July 17
Carmichael metamorphic complex
  July 18
Northwest Montana Field Trip Day 1; Sun River Canyon
Lodging: Choteau, MT Stage Stop Inn
  July 19
Northwest Montana Field Trip Day 2; Glacier N.P.
Lodging: Kalispell, MT Super 8 Kalispell
  July 20
Northwest Montana Field Trip Day 3; Butte, MT
  July 21
Independent Field Exercise #3
 July 22
Pig Roast
4:30 to 7:00
  July 23
Final Study Area
  July 24
Final Study Area
  July 25
Final Study Area
  July 26
Final Study Area
  July 27
Final Study Area
  July 28
Final Study Area
 July 29
Independent Field Exercise #4
  July 30
Final Study Area (in camp)
  July 31
EAS X429 students leave IUGFS Lodging: Kadoka, SD America’s Best Value Inn
  August 1
Lodging: Coralville, IA Super 8
  August 2
EAS X429 students arrive back in Bloomington
contact information

department of earth and atmospheric sciences
indiana university
1001 e. 10th st. bloomington in 47405

phone: 812-855-1475


field station address:
633 s. boulder road, cardwell, montana 59721
phone: 406-287-3323