Beloit Paleo Lab member Jack Collier undertook fieldwork in west-central Wisconsin for his senior thesis on the provenance of Paleo-Indian artifacts made from Hixton silicified sandstone in collaboration with the Logan Museum of Anthropology.
Students Simone de Montigny and Kelsey Engelke joined Jay Zambito and colleagues Pat McLaughlin and Joe Devera of the Illinois State Geological Survey in southern Illinois and eastern Missouri to collect samples for a new project on the Devonian Bushberg/Sylamore Sandstone and overlying shales.
Our Michigan Basin Devonian Project funded through the Keck Geology Consortium (NSF 2050697) was a huge success! Nine students from across the country joined Jay Zambito and co-PI Peter Voice (Western Michigan University) to study the stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Middle-Late Devonian carbonate to black shale transition in the Michigan Basin. As part of this project we also presented at the International Subcommission on Devonian Stratigraphy meeting and studied Devonian outcrops across western New York State.
Image below adapted from USGS I-2781.
Shipping rocks back home.
Lots of exciting news about Anna Weldon: She graduated this Spring, will spend the summer at the Illinois Geological Survey as part of the Paul Edwin Potter Internship Program, and this fall she will begin graduate school at the University of Kansas!
Congratulations to Beloit Paleo Lab members Olivia Farbarik, Daniel Bolin, and Emma May who successfully completed their Senior Theses and graduated this Spring!
Jay Zambito presented at the North Central Geological Society of America Meeting in Grand Rapids, MI. The talk was entitled, "Stratigraphy of the Devonian Antrim Shale on the Southeastern Margin of the Michigan Basin" and focused on breaking down 'State-Line Stratigraphy' problems for the Devonian succession in southeast Michigan, northern Indiana, and northwest Ohio. Acknowledgement is made to the donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for partial support of this research.
Beloit Paleo Lab member Anna Weldon presented at the Geological Society of America National Meeting in Denver, CO. Her talk was entitled "Chemostratigraphy of the Middle-Upper Devonian Blocher Member (lowermost New Albany Shale) at Gallatin, Tennessee". Acknowledgement is made to the donors of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for support of this research.