The New York State Geological Association



Annual Meeting for Our New York Geological Association
Conducting Field Trips for Members




Hosted by St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, October 11th and 12th, 2014

Meeting Location:  Bonnie Castle, Alexandria Bay, NY

List of Tentatively Planned Field Trips:

Metamorphic petrology and geochemistry of the Tupper Lake to Long Lake Corridor - Robert Badger (SUNY Potsdam)

The Pyrites Ultramafic Complex - Jeff Chiarenzelli (SLU), Marian Lupulescu (NYS Museum), David Bailey (Hamilton College)

Geology of the Balmat Zinc Region - William de Lorraine (HudBay Zinc) 

Lower Paleozoic rocks of the St. Lawrence River Valley - Antun Husinec (SLU) and J. Allan Donaldson (Carleton U. – retired)

History of Zinc mining in St. Lawrence County - John Johnson (retired)

The Stratigraphy of the Potsdam Group - David Lowe (University of Ottawa)

Geochemistry and field occurrence of the Lowlands tourmaline mineralization - Marian Lupulescu (NYS Museum) and Jeff Chiarenzelli (SLU)

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Black River and Trenton Groups - Bruce Selleck (Colgate University)

Military Geology of the Battle at Sackett’s Harbor - Alexander Stewart (SLU)

Mineralogy of St. Lawrence County and Environs - George Robinson (retired – Michigan Technological University) and Stephen Chamberlain (retired – Syracuse University)

Highlights of Mineral collecting in St. Lawrence County - Mike Walters (Parishville H.S.)

Iron mining in the Adirondacks - Jerry Zakowski (Jefferson Community College)


Key note Address:

Using Google Earth as Tool in Discovering Geological Features on All Scales:  Examples from the Egyptian Desert - Barbara Tewksbury


Short Course:

Use of  LiDAR data in ArcGIS - David Tewksbury


The 87th annual meeting will be hosted by SUNY Plattsburgh in 2015.  We are still searching for a host institution for the 88th annual NYSGA field conference for 2016.  If you are interested, or if you know someone that should be interested, please have them contact Dave Valentino (NYSGA Executive Secretary) at


Upcoming Meetings    

2014 - St. Lawrence University - Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli, Organizer

2015 - SUNY Plattsburgh - David Franzi, Organizer



















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