Geology Club - Stratigraphy and Diagenesis of the Cambrian Sandstone Aquifer in Northeastern Wiscons
Guest Speaker: Tyler Hischke, UW – Green Bay Graduate Student
The Cambrian sandstones of Northeastern Wisconsin are an economically important aquifer for many high-capacity wells in the Fox Valley region. However, their regional stratigraphy and diagenesis (post-burial mineralogical changes) have not been investigated in detail. A stratigraphic overview of the Cambrian rocks will be provided, along with a picture show of the microscopic world of sandstone diagenesis, including over a dozen different mineral cements including oxides, sulfides, carbonates, sulfates, phosphates, and silicates.
First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*
*With free admission for Brown County residents from 5pm-8pm with proof of residency