HAGS/AEG January Meeting
January 14, 2016
MEETING TOPIC: Geology of the York County Heritage Rail Trail
Presented by: Jeri L. Jones, Jones Geologic Service
The York County Heritage Rail Trail currently runs for 22 miles between York and the Maryland border; it will eventually connect to the John Rudy County Park north of York. The trail cuts perpendicular to the strike of regional geology, which provides an opportunity to see a variety of faults and rock types – including Cambrian-aged Vintage & Kinzers carbonates, the Lower Cambrian Chickies Fm, and Lower Paleozoic Harpers, Antietam, Marburg, Octoraro and Sam’s Creek formations. This talk will cover the geologic history of these formations, and show examples of how the rocks were used in local building and other construction projects.
Jeri L. Jones is a native of York, PA. He received his B.S. degree in geology and archeology from Catawba College, NC. He has been employed by the County of York for 37 years, where he conducts educational geological, archeological and astronomical programs. He has researched the area’s geology mineral resources and earthquakes, & has published several books. He has also taught at York College of PA, HACC Gettysburg campus and Messiah College. He also operates Jones Geologic Service and as a hobby, acts as a clay consultant for both the Lincoln and Selingsgrove speedways.
The meeting will be held at GTS Technologies 441 Friendship Road Harrisburg, PA (near Bass Pro). Dinner (4:45 – 6:15) will be at Fiesta Mexico - 3957 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 (between Ruby Tuesday and the Nissan dealership).
RSVP for dinner & meeting no later than noon Tuesday, January 12th to Amy Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 717-783-7948.