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 News and Events:

  • New Meeting:  NWGS Monthly Meeting, 8 January 2019. Dr. Kevin Pogue (Whitman College) Tasting Geology Wine: Terroir and American Viticultural Areas.  Click on the Calendar Link for more information (posted 1/2/19).
  • New Newsletter.  January 2019 NWGS Newsletter now available!  Click on the Newsletter Link for more information (posted 12/27/18).
  • New Suggested Reading.  The three-stage petrochemical evolution of the Steens Basalt (southeast Oregon, USA) compare to large igneous provinces and layered mafic intrusions. Click on the Suggested Reading Link for more information (posted 12/27/18).
  • New Suggested Reading. Babcock Bench from Ice Age Floodscapes Series.  Click on the Suggested Reading Link for more information (posted 12/27/18).
  • New Suggested Reading. Volcanoes fed by 'mush' reservoirs rather than molten magma chambers.  Click on the Suggested Readings Link for more information (posted 12/12/18).
  • New Position.  Highway Division Region 2 Engineering Geologist.  Oregon Department of Transportation.  Closes 8 January 2019.  Click on the Employment Link for more information (posted 12/12/18).
  • New Suggested Reading.  Ebbing et al. 2018. Earth tectonics as seen by GOCE.  Click on Suggested Readings Link for more information.  (posted 11/17/18).
  • New Poster Competition.  NWGS Student Poster Competition, 7 May 2019.  Click on the Student Poster Competition Link above  for more information (posted 10/19/18).


The Northwest Geological Society is a non-profit educational organization which provides a forum for information and discussion on Northwest geology and related topics. The Society sponsors talks by leading academic and professional geologists at its monthly meetings, conducts field trips to locales of regional geologic interest, and publishes meeting summaries and field guides based on those activities. Membership is open to anyone interested in regional geoscience issues, and includes professionals, teachers, students, and others who have an interest in this field.


2013 Fall Field Trip                                                2012 Fall Field Trip                                                 2012 Spring Field Trip

Bruce Stoker - Cadman Quarry On Treacherous Ground 2013 Fall Field Trip   Chiwaukum Schist Cheney and Map Darington Phyllite.    Near Ice Harbor Gap Palouse Falls

Bruce Stoker               On Treahcerous          2013 Fall Field Trip            Chiwaukum Schist   Eric Cheney                 Darrington Phyllite            Wallula Gap              Near Ice Harbour      Palouse Falls
Cadman Quarry           Ground                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dam