Thursday, August 24, 2017
Three field trips to select from | Space is Limited, Transportation, Lunch and refreshments will be provided | Choose One |
Appropriate attire required-hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable shoes/hiking boots/sneakers, layered clothing for various weather conditions, camera
- Uranerz/an Energy Fuels Company – Nichols Ranch Project – Coordinator & Guide Bernard Bonifas ($100.00/person)
- Uranium One –Willow Creek Project – Coordinator & Guide Greg Kruse ($100.00/person)
The above field trips will begin in Casper and the travel route will head north pass various historical landmarks and energy related properties, such as Nine Mile Deposit, Teapot Rock, Salt Creek Oil District, Powder River Basin…the tours will diverge to head to the respective mine site (Tour Pamphlet will be provided, see map below).
- Field Trip to Examine Ancient Stream Channel Morphology (uranium reservoirs) within the Eocene/Oligocene White River Formation, Douglas, Wyoming – Coordinator & Guide Dr. Kent Sundell, Casper College Geology Department ($50.00/person)
This field trip will go to the beautifully exposed badlands out crops between Douglas and Orin, Wyoming to look at a variety of “Ancestral North Platte”) stream systems, preserved as resistant sandstone hoodoos, mesas, canyons, and cliffs all 100% exposed by erosion. We will examine contacts, unconformities, incised paleovalleys, and their laterally continuous siltstone and mudstone overbank deposits. The ancestral stream channel forms are observed throughout the 1,000’ thick latest Eocene (Chadronian), and Oligocene (Orellan and Whitneyan NALMA ages) White River Formation. A field example of how to locate a buried sandstone stream channel within a sea of mudstone using surficial resistivity geophysics will also be examined.
We are very excited for the optional field trips that will be offered at U2017. Below is a map of the different areas that will be visited.