NCGS 2013-2014 Calendar

(Please click on the available links to view the abstract and speaker biographies; for previous yearly calendar of events see bottom of page)





The Start of the NCGS Year!!


September 25, 2013

Dr. William Motzer, PG, CHG, Senior Geologist, Todd Engineers 

Mercury Deposits of the California Coast Ranges and Their Environmental Impacts

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


October 30, 2013

Dr. David A. Osleger, UC Davis

Paleo-precipitation records from Lake Tahoe cores

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


November 20, 2013

James J. Rytuba, Victoria E. Langenheim, and Daniel N. Goldstein, USGS, Menlo Park

Effects of the Paso Robles Geothermal System on water quality and availability in the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, California

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Our Usual December Break


January 29, 2014

Dr. Barbara Romanowicz

UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory

Imag(in)ing the Earth's Interior

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge

February 26, 2014

Tess Menotti, PhD Candidate, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University

Moving Targets Petroleum System Modeling in Central California

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


March 26, 2014

Tom MacKinnon, Consultant

Geology of the Monterey Formation of California With Comments on Recent Oilfield Developments

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


April 30, 2014

Stephen D. Reynolds, California Geological Survey

Reclamation of the abandoned Spenceville Copper Mine

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


May 28, 2014        DINNER MEETING (Early)

Dr. Kevin Padian

Why don't vertebrates care about mass extinctions?

6:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge

June 25, 2014

Jason Utas, PhD Candidate at UCLA


7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Our Usual Summer Break





2013 - 2014 NCGS Events and Field  Trips

(When available, click on the following links to download field trip applications)



Saturday May 3, 2014

Dr. Ed Clifton

Ancient submarine land slides in a submarine canyon fill: The Carmelo Formation at Point Lobos


Saturday October 25, 2014


(Let your teaching friends and contacts know!)


The Hayward Fault Identifying Urban and Natural Features in the East Bay

Leader: Dr. Joyce R. Blueford, Math Science Nucleus
with Dr. Ray Sullivan, emeritus San Francisco State University