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April 23rd meeting.
  April 23rd meeting will present "Conodont Coloration to Determine Thermal Maturation of Late Pennsylvanian Limestone Formations of Western Pennsylvania by Christy L. Miller and Tamra A. Schiappa, Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  

The thermal maturity of the Late Pennsylvanian limestone formations of western Pennsylvania were determined by applying the conodont alteration index (CAI). The Pennsylvanian period ranges from 320-290 mya and during this time sea level fluctuated resulting in the deposition of extensive carbonate units; the Vanport, Brush Creek, Pine Creek and Ames Limestones. These formations are important proxies for not only past climate changes but are important oil and gas potential resources.

See our Speaker's abstract and biography for more information.
  Come join us at our PGS Meetings

Our meetings start at 6:00 pm with a social hour, dinner is served at 7:00 pm and the presentation begins at 8:00 pm. Dinner will cost $25.00/person, dinner for students is $5.00; checks preferred. For this month's meeting, reservations should be emailed to Steve McGuire at pgsreservations@gmail.com, please title as "PGS Dinner Reservation", by noon, Monday, April 21st. If you are unable to use email, call (412) 809-6723 and leave your name and number of reservations needed. Meeting will be held at the Fosterís Restaurant, Foster Plaza Building 10, 680 Andersen Dr, Greentree. See map for our meeting place. Suggested attire is business casual. Students and guests are welcome, you need not be a member to attend our meetings and its okay to just drop by for the speaker presentation at 8 pm.

From Pittsburgh: Parkway West to Green Tree-Crafton Exit. Bear left at exit and left again onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

From Airport and I 79: Parkway West towards Pittsburgh, exit at Green Tree-Mt. Lebanon Exit. Turn left onto Greentree Road, make left at 1st traffic light onto Mansfield Avenue West. Follow Mansfield West to the 2nd traffic light. Turn right onto Holiday Drive and proceed up the hill to Foster Plaza Building 10.

Or go to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=l&hl=en&sll=40.440676,-80.007248&sspn=0.127773,0.22007&q=foster%27s+restaurant+and+catering&near=pittsburgh+pa&latlng=40440556,-79996111,5411451826638810477 for a map.

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Attention PG's! Attend our dinner and meeting to receive a continuing education credit.
The PGS is proud to be an affiliated society with the AAPG .

The following students have been selected to present their projects in our 12th Annual Student Night. The Pittsburgh Geological Society, the Association of Engineering Geologists, and the American Society of Civil Engineers-Geotechnical Division are privileged to have presented the following students:

"Conodont Coloration to Determine Thermal Maturation of Late Pennsylvanian Limestone Formations of Western Pennsylvania", oral presentation by Christy L. Miller, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

"Landslide Susceptibility Assessment Using GIS in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania", oral presentation by Clarissa L. Enslin, California University of Pennsylvania

"Factors Influencing the Effects of Underground Bituminous Coal Mining on Water Resources in Western Pennsylvania", oral presentation by Michael B. Keener, E.I.T., B.S,., University of Pittsburgh

"Morphometric Analysis for Characterizing Submarine Drainage Networks: East Scotian Slope Canyon System, Offshore Nova Scotia" , poster by James Sage Wagner and Katie Farnsworth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Inorganic Ions Contributing to Elevated Conductivity in Oregon Hollow Wetland: Washington County, Pennsylvania", poster by Nicholas Patton, California University of Pennsylvania

"Evaluating the Variability of Discontinuity Orientation Data for Slope Stability Purposes", poster by Chelsea E. Windus, Kent State University

"A Paleoseismicity Record for Cariaco Basin, Caribbean Sea: An Analysis of Turbidites in Sediment Cores", poster by Geoffrey Dipre, Ohio State University

"Models of Hypothetical Stream Contamination from Hydrualic Fracturing of the Marcellus Shale in Indiana County, Pennsylvania" poster by Dennis J. Carpinello, Department of Geosciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

"Potential causes for along-strike variability of slow slip events in south-central Alaska", poster by W. David Watkins,Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Harmony V. Colella, Miami University of Ohio, Michael R. Brudzinski, Miami University of Ohio, James H. Dieterich,University of California-Riverside, and Keith B. Richards-Dinger, University of California-Riverside


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