Saturday, October 25, 2014
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PGI/All Universities Fall Field Trip - October 25, 2014


Middle Mississippian Carbonate Platform Evolution in South-Central Indiana


On this trip we will look at outcrops, quarries, and cores that illustrate the formation of the Middle Mississippian carbonate platform on top of the Borden delta. The morning will focus on outcrops from the upper Borden Group to the lower St. Louis Limestone. During lunch, we will look at cores covering the same stratigraphic interval. The cores provide a more detailed and continuous view of the rock units observed in outcrop.  The afternoon will visit two quarries to examine the characteristics of the Salem Limestone shoal and intrashoal facies that are quarried for dimension stone. Todd Thompson and Brian Keith of the Indiana Geological Survey will lead the trip.

Fee - $10.00 - Pay in cash on the morning of the trip (exactly $10.00 please as we cannot make change).

Limit – 35 participants
Vehicle Requirement – SUV or high clearance van. Please inform in your RSVP the number of passengers you can carry, as we will try to reduce the number of vehicles for the trip.
RSVP – Please RSVP to Angela Kattman ( by Wednesday October 15 if you plan to attend, with your number of attendees, so we can arrange for enough lunches.   Please indicate if you need a vegetarian lunch. RSVP early to reserve your space.
HARDHATS and Boots – Hardhats and boots are required in the quarries. IGS will have a limited supply of hardhats available.


PGI / Indiana Geologists Annual Meeting - November 12, 2014


Knights of Columbus, 2100 East 71St Street, Indianapolis
$20/ person for buffet dinner
The board is still accepting nominations for the awards to be given this year
AND we are accepting nominations for 2 vacating positions on the PGI Board. 
We are excited to have Dave Everton as the guest speaker for the evening who is a long time cave explorer in southern Indiana, and for the last several years has been the Project Coordinator of the Binkley Cave System exploration and survey effort which has resulted in doubling the mapped length of the system from 20 miles in 2007 to about 42 miles as of October, 2014.  Binkley Cave is located south and southwest of Corydon in Harrison County in the southern Mitchell Plain, a classic karst landscape.  Dave will briefly review the older first 20 miles, look at the recent next 20 miles, and then the last few miles which are a breakthrough into a new cave extension area, as well as the very recent dye traces which demonstrate that the various cave rivers discharge in various springs which are 4-8 miles away from the last mapped passage.  This suggests that there could be well over 100 miles of passage, and possibly a multiple of that number.  A part of the cave is readily accessible to the public and the recently opened Indiana Caverns, a commercial cave tour.  There are significant number of Quaternary and possibly vertebrate fossils in that portion of the cave which are being excavated by the Indiana State Museum.
Please submit your RSVP for dinner to me, (or just reply to this email). 
You can also give me (or anyone else on the PGI Board) your nominations for awards and/or Board positions.




PGI Technical Writing Symposium


This year's annual PGI educational seminar was a success.  Dr. Marjorie Rush Hovde conducted a technical writing symposium, Communicating Effectively, to a packed house at the Indiana Government Center.  PGI would like to thank Dr. Rush Hovde for presenting and IDEM for hosting the event.  Below is a link to the presentation.

Communicating Effectively


The following sources were also used during the training:

3 Mile Island Memo

Internal Memo Example



PGI February 2014 Newsletter


The latest PGI Newsletter is hot off the presses. Check it out!

February 2014 Newsletter


Creek Run Training & Geology Symposium


Where - French Lick, Indiana

When - September 2nd - 4th, 2014

See the Itinerary/Symposium Summary or contact Chris Parks at Creek Run for more information.


Konrad Banaszak receives 2013 PGI Distinguised Geologist award


Kevin Strunk and Juliet Port present the 2013 PGI Distinguished Geologist award to Konrad Banaszak, Ph.D, LPG




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