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Excursion – Field Trip to See Earth’s Core┬áMarch 3, 2018, 10:00 am

Want to see what is deep beneath Earth,s surface? Join HMNS on a tour of the Bureau of Economic Geology’s Houston Research Center, which houses hundreds of thousands of core samples from deep within Earth. Learn what the core samples tell researchers about our planet by looking at a variety of spectacular cores illustrating various siliciclastic and carbonate depositional environments, such as deep-water mass transport deposits, paleo-karsts, valley fills, fluvial and shelf sandstones, and Cretaceous reef–this research center houses over 600,000 boxes of cores and cuttings from all over the world. This field trip will include a tour of the research facility and as well as time spent examining the cores with geologist Beverly Blakeney DeJarnett. Minimum age is 15. Advanced registration is required. Participants will be e-mailed directions prior to the trip. Refunds not available for cancellations within 72 hours of event, however tickets can be transferred to another individual. Please notify with your name, transaction number, and name of the guests using your tickets. Members $27, Tickets $37