Making Mt. McGregor: An Overview of Its Underlying Geology

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage
Location 1000 Mt. McGregor Rd., Wilton, NY  12831

4:30 PM

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Join us to learn about the geology of the southern Adirondack region and the geological makeup of Mt. McGregor. We will explore with Dr. Andrew Horst how investigating the deep
geologic past for big clues into the origin of huge mountain ranges relies on macroscopic field operations combined with tiny hints from microscopic minerals. Dr. Horst will also discuss the origin of a few common rocks found in the Palmertown Range and the many mysteries that remain for future research.

Dr. Horst has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Geosciences Department of Skidmore College since the fall of 2020. He received his PhD in Geology from Syracuse University in 2013 and taught at Oberlin College and Marshall University before coming to Skidmore. His research focuses on understanding tectonic and magmatic processes that form and modify the seafloor.

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