(Where possible, click on the field trip titles to be taken to another page of field trip photos)




Geology of Brushy Peak (and Vasco Caves)

Field Trip

Field Trip Leader:  Ron Crane, Consultant

March 1999



Sierra Buttes and Sixteen-to-One Mine, (Allegheny, CA)
Field Trip Leaders:  Woody Brooks (California State University, Hayward) and Ray Wittkopp (Principal Geologist, Sixteen-to-One Mine)

June 2002



San Francisco Bay - Delta Hydraulic Model Field Trip

Field Trip Leader:  Robert Stevenson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

January 2003



Northbrae Rhyolite Field Trip (Berkeley Hills)

Field Trip Leader:  Lin Murphy, California State University, Hayward

February 2003



Franciscan Metasedimentary Section at Pacheco Pass Field Trip

Field Trip Leader:  Dr. Gary Ernst, Stanford University

April 2003



Diablo Antiform - Diablo Range Intersection Field Trip

Field Trip Leader:  Ron Crane, Consultant

May 2003



Geology of the Right Stepover Region, Rogers Creek and Maacama Faults

Field Trip Leaders:  Bob McLaughlin (USGS), Dave Wagner (CGS),

and Andrei Sarna-Wojcicki (USGS)

June 2003



Geology of the Clear Lake Volcanic Field

Field Trip Leader:  Dr. Rolfe Erickson, Sonoma State University

August 2003



Geology of the Pt. Reyes Area Field Trip

Field Trip Leaders:  Tom MacKinnon (Consultant) and Rusty Gilbert (ChevronTexaco)

September 2003



National Earth Science Day

Black Diamond Mine, Educator's Day

Field Trip Leader Dr. Ray Sullivan, Emeritus San Francisco State University

October 2003



Miocene Volcanic Rocks at Burdell Mountain and Implications for Slip

along the East Bay Fault System Field Trip

Field Trip Leader:  Rick Ford, San Francisco State University

November 2003



Geology of the South Flank of Mount Diablo

Field Trip Leader:  Ron Crane, Consultant

May 2004




Photos Coming


Geology and Groundwater Resources of the Merced Formation

in the Westside Basin of the Coastal San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

Field Trip Leaders:  Ed Clifton, Ralph Hunter (Retired USGS), and Gregg Bartow (Public Utilities Commission)

July 2004



Geology of the Tiburon Peninsula, Marin County, California

Field Trip Leader: David A. Bero, R.G., P.G.

September 2004




The Winemaker's Dance: Exploring Terroir in the Napa Valley, California

 Field Trip Leader: David G. Howell, U.S. Geological Survey

October 2004




Colorful Geology of the Fremont Area

Dr. Joyce Blueford and D. Paul Belasky

March 2005


Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, Berkeley Hills, California

Dr. Stephen Edwards, Director, Tilden Regional Botanic Garden

May 2005




Blueschists and Breweries (“BrewschistsII")

Dr. John Wakabayashi, California State University, Fresno

June 2005




Panoche Hills Paleocene Cold Seeps

Mel Erskine, Consultant

October 2005





Coastal Cliffs-Landslides and Urban Developments

Dr. Monty Hampton, Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey

November 2005

(See Recent Seafloor Mapping Work - April 2007;

additional information available at: www.mbnms-simon.org/mavericks)







March 19, 2006

A 1906 Centennial Commemoration Field Trip

A Walk Along The Old Bay Margin in Downtown San Francisco - Tracing The Events of The 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Dr. Ray Sullivan, San Francisco State University, Emeritus






Wednesday March 29, 2006

(Special Dinner Meeting Event)

A 1906 Centennial Commemoration Event

The 1906 Earthquake – Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten, and Looking Forward

Dr. Mary Lou Zoback, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park





Rose & Prospect 1987 versus Rose & Prospect 2003


April 15, 2006

A 1906 Centennial Commemoration Field Trip

Tracing the Hayward Fault - A Potential Disaster Area

Dr. Joyce Blueford, Math Science Nucleus, Fremont

Dr. Mitchell Craig, California State University East Bay, Hayward






May 20 - 21, 2006

A 1906 Centennial Commemoration Field Trip

Point Lobos to Point Reyes: Evidence of ~180 km Offset of the San Gregorio & Northern San Andreas Faults Field Trip

Kathleen Burnham, Consultant



September 16, 2006

Field Geological Mapping Using Modern Technology

Dr. George Brimhall, U.C. Berkeley




April 21, 2007

The Sutter Buttes: Field Trip to the World’s Smallest Mountain Range

Dr. Brian Hausback, Cal State University, Sacramento, and

Martin Steinpress, Brown and Caldwell, Walnut Creek, Organizer





May 12, 2007

Dealing with the Devil

Grant Wilcox, Senior Engineering Geologist, Cal-Trans




July 7 & 8, 2007

Crustal Deformation of the Eastern Sierra Frontal Fault

Dylan Rood, LLNL and U.C. Santa Barbara




August 25, 2007

Geophysical Investigation of the Green Valley Fault

Dr. James Lienkaemper, US Geological Survey and

Dr. Mitchell Craig, Cal State University East Bay




October 2007

Geological Field Trip on Mount Diablo,

Teacher’s Workshop




January 26, 2008

Wilson Grove & Petaluma Formations, Sonoma County, California

James Allen, PG California State University, East Bay, and

Peter Holland CEG, Vector Engineering




March 28 to 30, 2008

Coso Geothermal System Field Trip

Dr. Andrew Sabin, Navy Geothermal Program, China Lakes, California




May 10 & 11, 2008

(SEE MAY 2006 FIELD TRIP; above)

Point Lobos to Point Reyes: Evidence of ~180 km Offset of the San Gregorio & Northern San Andreas Faults

Kathleen Burnham, Independent Researcher




August 23, 2008

Field Trip to the Calaveras Fault in Santa Clara County, California

Dr. Phil Stoffer, US Geological Survey and

Dr. Richard Sedlock, San Jose State University




September 20 & 21, 2008

Key Sites of Uplift and Glacial Constraints, Central Sierra Nevada

Jeffrey Schaffer, Napa City College




November 15, 2008

Earthquake at UCB?

The Hayward Fault, Campus Retrofit, and the Seismological Laboratory

Drs. Peggy Hellweg, Doris Sloan, Christine Shaff, and Craig Comartin,

U.C. Berkeley




May 2, 2009

The Geology of Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California

James Allen and Dr. Luther Strayer, CSU East Bay, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Peter Holland, Vector Engineering, Inc

Ron Rubin, AMEC Geomatrix




June 13 & 14, 2009

Gold Country Field Trip

Ross Smith, Member and Precious Metals Consulting Geologist




October 23, 2009

A Tour of New Bay Bridge Construction - The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Projects

Caltrans Personnel




April 25, 2010

Mammoth Rocks and the Geology of the Sonoma Coast

E. Breck Parkman, Senior State Archaeologist, California State Parks, and

Rolfe Erickson, Emeritus, Sonoma State University




September 18, 2010

Geology and Tectonics of the Smartville Complex, NW Sierra Nevada, California

Dr. Elridge Moores, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis




October 16, 2010

A Teacher Workshop – NCGS Field Trip for the National Earth Science Week

A Walk Along the Old Bay Margin in Downtown San Francisco – Tracing the Events of the 1906 Earthquake & Fire

Dr. Raymond Sullivan, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University




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