Field Trip 1

Sequence Stratigraphy, Biostratigraphy, and Chronostratigraphy of the Virgilian Stage, northern Midcontinent

Darwin Boardman, Oklahoma State University

In addition to the sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Virgilian Stage, this field trip will examine the Missourian-Virgilian boundary and it's relationship with the global Kasimovian-Gzhelian boundary based on conodonts, fusulinids, and ammonoids. Additionally, the field trip will focus on the often proposed need for further subdivision of the Gzhelian to include an upper Bursumian (Orenburgian). The field trip will start on April 8 in Lawrence, Kansas and end up in Lawrence on April 11.

Min.: 10; Max.: 40. Cost $250, includes transportation, 1 night lodging, lunches, guidebook.