Blue Hill Peninsula Geology
Facilitator – Fred Beck
Dates & Time – Saturdays, April 27 – May 18, 10 am -12 pm
Location – Howard Room, Blue Hill Public Library (April 27 only), others sessions are in the field.
Where did all the granite come from? Were there really active volcanoes here in the past? Why so many old copper mines in this area? Where did all the sand and gravel come from? What about ground water in our wells? What are all the local rock types and how did they form? The geology of the Blue Hill Peninsula is complex, tremendously varied and important in a wide variety of ways. Through readings, discussions and field trips, participants will find answers to some of the above questions. We will spend the first session inside discussing all of the above issues and the subsequent sessions will be as field trips to specific geologic features. A suggested reading list will be sent to participants well in advance of the colloquy.
Fred Beck, BS and MA Geology, is presently a consulting geologist with offices in Yarmouth, Maine, and has led numerous geologic field trips in the Blue Hill area.
Recommended Reading Material:
Your facilitator will list some literature you might want to read in preparation for this colloquy. Those titles and more will be listed here in due time. Please return often to look for new information.