NCGS 2010-2011 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!!



Wednesday September 29, 2010

Geological Development in the Post-Gold Rush Era and the Fate of the First California Geological Survey

Stephen Testa, Executive Officer, California State Mining & Geology Board


In Case You Missed The Talk  - A copy of Stephen's Paper on the subject.


Wednesday October 27, 2010

Searching for Other Earths and Life in the Universe

Dr. Geoffrey W. Marcy; Professor of Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday November 17, 2010 (Early Date!)

Concurrent growth of uplifts with dissimilar orientations in the southern Green River Basin, Wyoming: implications for Paleocene-Eocene patterns of foreland shortening

Philip Johnson, Cotton Shires & Associates, Los Gatos;

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


December 2009 - As usual no meeting!


Wednesday January 26, 2011

Dr. John Parrish, State Geologist, California Geological Survey;

California Geological Survey - Staying Relevant After 150 Years

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday February 23, 2011

Andre Brown, P.E., W. L. Gore & Associates

An Innovative Passive Detection Method for Site Screening of VOCs and SVOCs in Soil, Ground Water, and Indoor Air

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday March 30, 2011

Dr. James Moore, Retired, U.S. Geological Survey

Native American Granite Cisterns in the Sierra Nevada

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday April 27, 2011

Dr. Greg Croft, Croft Consultants

Coal and the Peak of World Carbon Emissions

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday May 25, 2011   DINNER MEETING!    EARLY TIME!

Dr. Eldridge Moores, Distinguished Professor of Geology, University of California, Davis

Assembling California: an Update

6:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge


Wednesday June 29, 2011

Dr. John Wakabayahsi, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, California State University Fresno

Franciscan Mélanges: Evidence for Sedimentary Origins, Multiple Subduction-Exhumation Cycles, Subduction Accretion, Subduction Erosion and Non Accretion

7:00 pm at Orinda Masonic Lodge



Our Usual Summer Break!




2010 - 2011 NCGS Events and Field Trips

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



September 18, 2010

Geology and Tectonics of the Smartville Complex, NW Sierra Nevada, California;

Dr. Elridge Moores, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis


October 16, 2010

A Teacher Workshop – NCGS Field Trip for the National Earth Science Week

A Walk Along the Old Bay Margin in Downtown San Francisco – Tracing the Events of the 1906 Earthquake & Fire;

Dr. Raymond Sullivan, Professor Emeritus, SFSU (Teachers Only Please)


November 13, 2010

The Geology of the Abandoned Mt. Diablo Mine

Joe Lovenitti & Paul Horton, with Fredrick Ousey & Edward Hamilton


June 25 & 26, 2011

Geology of Lake Tahoe Region, Nevada and California

Dr. Richard Schweickert, Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno