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SC 201 – GEOLOGY OF JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK. Class presentation available.

SC 201           Geology of joshua tree national park

An overview of the geology and physiographic setting of Joshua Tree National Park will be presented in this lecture.  We will discuss geologic and tectonic development of the park that led to the formation of spectacular granitic rock formations that are more than 100 million years old.  We will also discuss the surficial processes that created the prominent outcrops.  Time permitting, historical mining and other land uses will be covered.

Presenter:    Mark Bordelon is an adjunct geology professor at Irvine Valley College.  He has taught at IVC for 13 years, including field study courses in California and western states.  He was previously a consulting geologist for more than 20 years. He has presented very popular OLLI classes on The Geology of Orange County, Geologic Faults, and Geology, Tectonics and Geoengineering of the Panama Canal.

Developer:   Gary Oberts

Class Presentation:

Joshua Tree National Park Geology February 2015


Tuesday, February 17

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


Woodbridge Onken Classroom

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