Geosciences Working Group

Thursday, 17. May 2018 - 19:20 Uhr s.t.
MARUM I Raum 0180
PD Dr. Jens Lehmann

Nevada - Travelogue from the State of Geologists
Lecturer: PD Dr. Jens Lehmann

Geology plays an important role in the history, economy and future of Nevada. Mountain-forming forces created a landscape of plains on the western edge of the North American continent, separated by parallel mountain ranges. The latter also make Nevada a desert state and thus an El Dorado for geologists. Natural disasters such as earthquakes, flash floods and bush fires contrast with geological richness in the form of the largest gold deposits in the USA, among other things. Research is carried out by geoscientists from Bremen on sediments from the Triassic period of Nevada and its fossils. The lecture is a travelogue, but also shows geological and landscape highlights around the Nevada expedition of the Geoscientific Collection in 2017.

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