Michigan Tech

2014 AFRICA FIELD CAMP

Antenna: 2014 Field Camp, v. 1 build 002

 

PERSONNEL

 

 Instructors

   James Wood - MTU

   John Compton - UCT

  Alex Guth - MTU

 

 Assistants

  Marian Klanica

  Ryan Venturelli

  Carolyn Branecki

 

 Staff

  Nicole van Hereenden

 

 

 

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INSTITUTIONS

 

 Appalachian St. U.

 Boston U.

 Brown U.

 Bucknell U.

 Cal. Poly Pomona

 Case Western Reserve U.

 Central Michigan U.

 Colby College

 Emory U.

 Franklin & Marshall

 Grand Valley St. MI

 Kansas St. U.

 Lehigh U.

 Louisiana St. U.

 Mississippi St. U.

 Penn State U.

 Purdue

 Rice U.

 Sam Houston St. U.

 Slippery Rock U.

 Syracuse U.

 Temple U.

 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

 U. Alaska-Anchorage

 U. Colorado-Boulder 

 U. Louisiana- Lafayette

 U. Maine 

 U. Maryland-College Park

 U. Michigan

 U. Nevada-Reno

 U. N. Carolina-Chapel Hill

 U. Northern Iowa

 U. Pittsburg

 U. Rochester

 U. Southern Indiana

 U. Southern Mississippi-

     Hattiesburg

 U. Tennessee-Knoxville

 U. Texas-San Antonio

 U. Tulsa 

 U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 Virginia Tech U.

 Washington St. U.

 Westerm Illinois U.

 Yale U.

SOUTH AFRICA FIELD CAMP

 

The 2014 South Africa field camp will be in Cape Province (index map, upper left). Students will arrive and depart from Morningside Cottage in Tokai (near Cape Town). Mapping will begin when we move to the Langebaan area for 5 days, then continue in Gordons Bay (5 days) and conclude with 12 days mapping in the Ladismith area in the Small Karoo (geologic map, upper right). The camp will return to Cape Town for 3 days prior to departure. 

 

 

Students will study and map Recent sediments in Langebaan and Paleozoic rocks and structures in Gordons Bay and Ladismith. Gordons Bay is a simpler structure and prepares students to map the more complex structures in Ladismith. Students will prepare geologic maps, measure sections, construct cross-sections and write reports for all areas.

 

2014 Itinerary

 

Day 1: arrive Cape Town

 

Day 2: Chapmans Peak Drive hike

 

Day 3: contour hike Table Mountain

 

Days 4: travel to Langebaan

 

Days 5-8 map sediments at Langebaan

 

Day 9: travel to Gordons Bay

 

Days 10-13: map Paleozoic structures at Gordons Bay

 

Day 14: travel to Ladismith in Klein Karoo

 

Days 15-25: map Paleozoic structures in Ladismith area

 

Day 26: travel back to Morningside

 

Day 27: Platteklip hike

 

Day 28: Sea Point & depart for home

View of Camps Bay from Table Mtn.

Table Mtn. outcrop near Gordon's Bay

Index map for South Africa

Student lodging at Oaks Rest, Ladismith

3D relief map Cape Town area

Table Mountain - Cape Town area

Table Mountain Gp. on top Malmsbury Fm.

Morningside Cottages, Tokai, SA.  Point of arrival and departure.

Student lodging at Duinepos, Langebaan