Geology for Tourists: Lecture and Field Trip

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/27/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Mercer Public Library

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Geology for Tourists: Lecture and Field Trip revealing the incredible geological history of Iron County and Wisconsin’s Northern Highlands.

Lecture: Friday, August 27, 10:00-noon, Mercer Community Center, sponsored by Mercer Library. Free and open to the public. No registration necessary.

“Watch out. There’s a volcano below us!”
Lecture will describe the 5 Billion-Year geological history of Northern Highlands with a focus on process and geological cycles.  From molten ball to ocean bottom to Teton-like mountain range to land of lakes, how Northern Wisconsin became a world-class source of metals and precious minerals.
Lecture, Power-point and rock samples by Richard Thiede, AOGWLG.