2014
Field Camp Schedule




A tentative daily schedule of field projects is listed below. Also indicated is the general location and the faculty who will be principally in charge of each project.

Tentative Schedule for 2014 PRC Field Camp 

DATE             ACTIVITY                                                         FACULTY*   
6      Sun        Check-in to UMD dormitories/Campus tour                   
................  ...IIntroductions, camp overview, field supplies.PM H...Peterson, Miller, Hudak (PMH) ................

Week 1 - Duluth Area (Base-UMD)
7      Mon        Introduction to Field Methods; Wilderness Safety    PMH, Patelke
8      Tues       Thomson Dam structure project                            Peterson
9      Wed        Basal MCR (GpA) / Gravity & Mag (GpB)                 PMH/Wattrus
10    Thurs      Basal MCR (GpA) / Geophy Data Reduction(GpB)     PMH/Wattrus
11     Fri          Basal MCR (GpB) / Gravity & Mag (GpA)                 PMH/Wattrus
12     Sat         Basal MCR (GpB) / Geophy Data Reduction (GpA)   PMH/Wattrus                
13     Sun        Free Day .........

Week 2 – Duluth and North Shore Areas (Base-UMD)
14    Mon         Spirit Mtn Duluth Complex mapping project            Miller
15   Tues         Spirit Mtn Duluth Complex mapping project            Miller
16   Wed         Spirit Mtn Duluth Complex mapping project            Miller
17   Thurs       N. Shore Volcanic/Beaver Bay Complex project        Miller
18   Fri            N. Shore Volcanic/Beaver Bay Complex project        Miller
19   Sat           Free Day           
20   Sun          Move camp to Vermilion Community College                               

Week 3 – Ely and Mesabi Range Areas (Base-VCC)
21   Mon          Mesabi Range project - core logging                      Severson, Patelke
22   Tues         Mesabi Range project - pit and plant visit               Severson, Patelke
23   Wed         Miners Lake pit mapping & canoe training                PMH 
24   Thurs       Nickel Lake Macrodike mapping project                    Peterson      
25    Fri           Nickel Lake Macrodike mapping project                    Peterson      
26    Sat         Soudan Underground Mine State Park                     Peterson, Hudak
27    Sun         Free Day

Week 4 - Ely Area (Base-VCC)
28    Mon        Granite-greenstone bedrock and glacial mapping      Hudak, Larson
29   Tues        Granite-greenstone bedrock and glacial mapping      Hudak, Larson
30   Wed        Granite-greenstone bedrock and glacial mapping      Hudak, Larson
31   Thurs      Granite-greenstone bedrock and glacial mapping      Hudak, Larson
1     Fri           Granite-greenstone bedrock and glacial mapping      Hudak, Larson           
2     Sat          Free day
3     Sun         Move out of VCC; Head to capstone project areas

Week 5 (Sun, 3rd – Sat, 9th)– Capstone Mapping Project                                                    
1.  Eastern Duluth Complex -Temperance Lakes BWCA                  Miller
2.  Quetico-Wawa Subprovince Boundary, N Lake Vermilion            Peterson
3.  Archean Knife Lake Group, Gunflint Trail                                  Jirsa
4.  Ely Greenstone  (Five-mile Lake area)                                      Hudak
5.  North Shore Volcanics and Hovland Diabase                             Boerboom
                            
10    Sun          Move back to UMD dormitories

Week 6  - University of Minnesota Duluth GIS Lab
11   Mon         Intro to ArcGIS, compilation of Capstone data  .......PMH
12   Tues        Compilation of field data, map interpretation            PMH
13   Wed        Intro to Adobe Illustrator, transfer of GIS data        PMH
14   Thurs      Production of Capstone Map and PPT                      PMH
15   Fri          "Graduation" - Final Map presentations                    PMH, Guests
16   Sat          Move out of UMD dorms; End of Camp

* Individuals indicated will have primary responsibility for overseeing that day’s activity.  Full-time PRC staff (PMH) and teaching assistants will also assist each day.   Visiting faculty are welcome any time.