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Geology and Geography
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Frenchman Mountain (Las Vegas)

From left - Dr. Steven Singletary (Univeristy of Arizona), Dr. Brett McLaurin (UNLV), Melissa Hicks (UNLV - graduate student), Matthan Easterlin, Rocky Bilotta, Dart McAdoo, Darlene Montesanti, Sidney Post, Barbara Brodsky-Post, Ally McRae, Scott Ammons, and Steven Gourley

The first day in the field we visited the "Great Unconfomity" at Frenchman Mountain, just east of Las Vegas. At this location, Paleozoic strata overlie PreCambrian schist and granite in a special kind of unconfromity know as a nonconformity. This unconfromity is called "Great" because it represents approximately 1.2 billions years (or about 25% of the Earth age).

From left - Dr. Steven Singletary (Univeristy of Arizona), Dr. Brett McLaurin (UNLV), Melissa Hicks (UNLV - graduate student), Matthan Easterlin, Rocky Bilotta, Dart McAdoo, Darlene Montesanti, Sidney Post, Barbara Brodsky-Post, Ally McRae, Scott Ammons, and Steven Gourley