Geology Trip fromShoshone to Pahrump
Friday, April 3, 2020 Leader: Bill Neill
Bill will present a program on geology of the Amargosa region designed for presentations to Audubon Society / Sierra Club / CA Native Plant Society. The inbound trip will consist of this presentation at Shoshone Museum, followed by a stop at the colorful volcanic roadcut exposure east of Shoshone along the highway to Pahrump.
Meet in front of Shoshone Museum between 1:30 and 1:50 for a 2 p.m. slideshow on “Geology of the Amargosa Region” between Death Valley and Las Vegas. Then we will caravan about 25 miles on Highway 178 to Pahrump, stopping at one road cut through volcanic rock to view a black obsidian layer and mini-geodes. We should arrive at Pahrump by 4 p.m.