Our Geology program is situated in the northern edge of the Michigan Basin in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The classic Pre-Cambrian exposures of the Canadian Shield are immediately to our north. This affords us the unique opportunity of exploring geology that is only found in our area and is not available elsewhere. Many of our courses have outdoor field trips to observe and work with these unique geologic features.
Our program also engages students in extended field trips in which students actively experience hands-on work with other unique geologic environments in North America. The map below shows the field sites visited by LSSU Geology students over the past three years. Travel to these exciting geological provinces is a part of every student's sophomore and senior year. Students routinely work with the world-class geology of the Black Hills and also visit such places as Death Valley and southern Appalachians.
Geology Club is actively involved in outdoor activities and informal field trips. These trips are student led and are fun, educational, profitable because the Club collects minerals and rocks for resale, and oh by the way, did we mention FUN?!!
LSSU Geology Field Sites, 2011-2013
LSSU Geology Students in the Field
Sheep Eaters Cliff - Yellowstone, Wyoming
Lookout Peak, Oregon
Badger Pass, Montana
Stromatotoporoid Fossil, Lexington Kentucky
Devils Tower, Wyoming
Devil's Lake, Baraboo Wisconsin
Nemo, South Dakota
Woodall Shoals, South Carolina
Spring Mountains, Nevada
Taylor Mine, Baraga Michigan
Examining an Outcrop in the Appalachian Mountains
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Williams Gold Mine, Hemlo Ontario
South Dakota Badlands
Groundwater Study of the St Marys River, Michigan
Norris Geyser Basin, Wyoming
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
San Andreas Fault, California