Field Camp Information for NMT Students

Registration:

For New Mexico Tech students the six week course now consists of each of the following:

  • ERTH 483, Field Methods in Earth Science I, 2 cr Prerequisites: ERTH 203, 380, 385. Offered Summers (first 2 weeks)

Collection, processing and interpretation of geological data from stratified rocks, collected by geologic mapping and other means. Presentation of geologic reports involving stratigraphic sections, maps, cross sections, and other data.  (Zimmerer)

  • ERTH 484, Field Methods in Earth Science II, 2 cr Prerequisites: ERTH 483 Offered summers (second 2 weeks)

Collection, processing and interpretation of geological data from landforms and unconsolidated regolith, collected by geologic mapping and other means. Presentation of geologic reports involving maps, cross sections, and other data. Students should register for this course in the spring semester.  (Harrison)

  • ERTH 485, Field Methods in Earth Science III, 2 cr Prerequisites: ERTH 483. Offered summers (third 2 weeks)

Collection, processing and interpretation of geological data from igneous, metamorphic and/or structurally complex rocks. Presentation of geologic reports involving maps, cross sections, and other data. Students should register for this course in the spring semester.  (Bonamici)

These three courses are offered consecutively each summer commencing in late-May and continuing through early-July without interruption.  While we anticipate that these courses will be taken consecutively by most students, they may be spread out over more than one summer as long as the prerequisites for each portion are met.

All registrations must be for the Spring 2017 semester.  Your field camp lab fees need not be paid until May 19, 2017 – just before field camp begins.  If you are a New Mexico Tech student on financial aid or if you expect financial aid for field camp, be sure that you visit Marliss Monette in the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.

Registration Guidelines

Dates

Saturday 20th May through Sunday 2nd, July 2017. Students should assemble in Socorro by  8:00 am on Saturday 20th, May preparing to travel to the field on 21st May. The group will return to New Mexico Tech via Albuquerque on 2nd July.

Expenses for 2017 Field Camp Registration:

  Undergraduate Graduate
  ERTH 480 6 cr ERTH 483 2 cr ERTH 484 2 cr ERTH 485 2 cr ERTH 480 6 cr ERTH 483 2 cr ERTH 485 2 cr ERTH 484 2 cr
Summer Fees $2,700.00 $816.66 $1066.66 $816.66 $2,700.00 $816.66 $1,066.66 $816.66
Estimated Tuition $1,505.22 $501.74 $501.74 $501.74 $2,078.70 $692.90 $692.90 $692.90
                 
total $4205.22 $1,318.40 $1,568.40 $1,318.40 $4778.70 $1,509.56 $1,759.56 $1,509.56

Logistics and Equipment

Topographic maps, geologic compasses, and air photos will be provided. Students must supply their personal gear, sleeping bag, tent, geologic pick, hand lens, notebooks, etc. Approximately five weeks will be spent in dormitories, and one-week camping. Lab fees (except for approximately 6 travel days when food costs will be borne by the participants) cover food costs associated with the field camp.

For information contact: james.harrison@nmt.edu