September Meeting

Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Speaker: Andrew Koenigsberg, P.G.
Topic: Moraines, Migmatites and Ophiolites - Hiking the Western Italian Alps
Abstract:

We art starting the year off on a light note. Andy will discuss the geology and tectonic setting of the Western Alps and follow up with pictures of the breathtaking terrain through which he and his wife hiked during an 10-day tour during July, 2017 consisting of eight day hikes through the Ligurian and Cottian Alps along the French border.

Unlike the Northern and Eastern Alps, the Ligurian Alps consist mostly of igneous and metamorphic rocks similar to those found in New England. The Cottian Alps, however are home to a very large ophiolite complex, with some very interesting exposures of minerals not usually seen around southern New England.

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