Northern Ohio Geological Society

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Save the Date

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on May 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Mark your calendars! The NOGS annual fieldtrip will be held on October 4 and October 5, 2014. The focus of the trip will be black shales. More details will be forthcoming.

Black Shale Core Workshop

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on April 16, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The Ohio Geological Society, Ohio DNR Division of Geological Survey, in cooperation with Miami University, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and DLZ-Ohio, Inc., will host a core workshop focused on Upper Devonian shales of northern Ohio. Workshop participants will learn techniques to document the lithological characteristics of shale-rich stratigraphic intervals and interpret their environments of deposition. Participants will also learn about the relationships between lithology, organic content, and geophysical-log signature, and how these components are used in regional sequence stratigraphic correlations and predicting the hydrocarbon potential of shale reservoirs in the northern Appalachian Basin. Workshop activities will consist of background lectures on the Devonian regional tectonic setting and stratigraphy of the basin, as well as an overview of core logging and evaluation techniques. Participants will work in small groups to log select intervals of Upper Devonian cores from northern Ohio, and complete exercises focused on identifying key sequence stratigraphic horizons and identifying zones of potential hydrocarbon resources based on lithologic characteristics, log-signature, and organic geochemical data. The workshop will conclude with an optional field trip to local Devonian shale outcrops. For additional information please visit: http://geosurvey.ohiodnr.gov/news-events/upcoming-events or contact Joe Hannibal. Copies of the flyer and registration are available on the OhioDNR website here.

NOGS Annual Banquet - Save the Date

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on April 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The NOGS annual banquet will be at the Winking Lizard in Bedford on Wednesday May 7, 2014. The speaker will be NOGS member Rodney Feldmann. More details to follow.

Annual Meeting News

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on November 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

The meeting was held at the Winking Lizard in Bedford Heights on May 10, 2013.

Members of the Executive Committee Present: Amanda Sprinzl, David Jarzen, Joe Hannibal, Don Hollenbaugh

No John F. Hall Senior Award was given this year.

Richard Heimlich, Emeritus Professor at Kent State University, was the featured speaker at the meeting. His talk was “Zion National Park: Geology, scenery, hazards, and romance.”

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The following officers were elected for 2013–2014:

President: David M. Jarzen

Vice-President: Rick Osborne, Jr.

Treasurer: David Saja

Secretary: Joe Hannibal

Member-at-Large: David Bennett

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Membership Changes in 2012–13

New Members: Anne Sanford, Katie Wells, Robert Snyder

Deceased: Earl Harris (died April, 2011)

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Please contact a NOGS officer for the Annual Treasurer's Report.

Mark Your Calendars for the NOGS Banquet!

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on February 27, 2013 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The NOGS banquet will be FRIDAY May 10th at the Winking Lizard in Bedford Heights. Richard Heimlich will speak on the geology of the national parks. More details will be provided closer to the event.

2013 Hall Senior Award Nominations

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on February 27, 2013 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Nominations for the John F. Hall Senior Award will be due April 9, 2013. If you know of a deserving student (a graduating senior) please contact the chair of your local geology department (nominations must originate with the department chair) to nominate a candidate for this prestigious award.

Hall Senior Award Nominations

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on March 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Nominations for the John F. Hall Senior Awards will be due March 30, 2012. Please check with the chair of your local geology department to nominate a candidate for this prestigious award. (Nominations must originate with the department chair.) NOGS officers can provide more information about the nomination process for the award.

2012 Geological Meetings in Ohio

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on November 29, 2011 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Two upcoming geological meetings will occur in Ohio in 2012:

The North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America will meet April 23–24, 2012 in downtown Dayton. Abstracts will be due by 24 January. The website for this conference is at: http://www.geosociety.org/sections/nc/2012mtg/.

The Eastern Section of AAPG will meet September 22–26, 2012 in downtown Cleveland.

Seeking Vice President

Posted by Amanda Sprinzl on November 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

NOGS is still looking for this year’s Vice President! Please volunteer for this position. It requires arranging for the December, February, March, and April meetings and May banquet. Please contact one of the officers above to volunteer.