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Geology of the Mount Shasta Area

Mount Shasta is one of the largest of the High Cascade stratovolcanoes and has an eruptive history that spans the past 700,000 years. This course will introduce the tectonic setting, eruptive history, and potential hazards of Mount Shasta as well as briefly exploring the ancient basement rocks that may underlie it and influence the chemistry of some of its lavas. Although basement rocks are poorly exposed on and around the mountain, scattered outcrops and the chemistry of some flank lavas suggest it stands atop serpentinite and marine sedimentary and volcanic rocks of the Eastern Klamath terrane.
Starts: August 06, 2020

Ends: August 06, 2020

Admission: $255 -dorm room incl

Location: Weed, CA
College Ave., Weed, CA Event Type: Nature

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Produced By: Siskiyou Field Institute

Contact Person:: Kathleen Pyle

5415978530

programcoord@thesfi.org

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