FIELD TRIPS

Field Trip Registration is now closed. All trips depart from the lobby of the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4342. Please contact the Field Trip leaders to inquire about space availability. For general trip information, please contact the field trip chair Peter Harries at [ ].

 
1. The Central Florida Phosphate District — Stratigraphy to Ore Processing.
 Wed., 11 March. Cost: US$73; includes lunch. Max.: 50. Tom Scott, Harley Means, Florida Geological Survey–Tallahassee.
Participants will visit mines in the Central Florida Phosphate District and view exposures in an active phosphate mine, look for fossils in old slurry pits, visit the massive drag line, tour an ore processing plant, and visit a dredge mining operation.
2. The Geology and Evolution of the Florida Keys.
This trip has been canceled.
3. Morphology and Stratigraphy of Barrier Islands, West-Central Florida.
 Leaves at 8 a.m. on Sat., 14 March, from Hilton St. Petersburg; returns by 6 p.m. Cost: US$65, includes transportation and water, Max.: 30; Min.: Ping Wang, University of South Florida.

During this one-day field trip, we will investigate the morphology and shallow stratigraphy of two barrier islands, Mullet Key and Caladesi Island, both of which are located along the west-central Florida coast. Mullet Key is located just north of the main entrance to Tampa Bay. The strong and complicated tidal flows, and their interaction with the large Tampa Bay ebb-tidal delta, shaped Mullet Key into a unique 90-degree morphology (Figure 1). During the field trip, we will discuss the processes that formed the 90-degree island. We will observe the various sub-environments and examine their associated stratigraphic characteristics via trenching and coring.

4. West-Central Florida's Springs: Beauty, Problems, and Prospects.
This trip has been canceled.
5. Late Pleistocene and Holocene Strandplains in Northern Florida: Evolution and Optical Dating.
This trip has been canceled.
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