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Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2018 (Geosciences x425.1, 1.5 units)

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 AM


Learn the geologic story of tectonic plates, magma, and the geologic time when the building blocks of Joshua Tree National Park were formed. Dee Trent will explain the critical principles that shaped the rocks and minerals of this area into the blonde granite and pre-Cambrian gneiss that are icons of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Participants will focus on identification of minerals and the three basic rock types. The class will apply its knowledge in the field by exploring numerous examples of the major rock types, contact zones, and unique geologic features such as polka dot granite and pink feldspar megacrysts. This class earns 1.5 college units from University of California, Riverside, Extension. Click to download the course outline: Rocks and Minerals of JTNP Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments. If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here. Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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59700 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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