Beartooth Highway Field Trip and Activities
Darrell Henry, Louisiana State University
Dave Mogk, Montana State University
Intended Audience: This field trip and related exercises was used for a Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century workshop, but may be applicable to undergraduate and graduate courses in petrology.
Beartooth Highway, Montana.
This day-long field trip was part of the Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century workshop. The file provided below includes 3 field exercises, including outcrop observation and description, exploring the origin of migmitites in an outcrop, and critical thinking about the granitization debate. The file provided below also includes a field mapping exercise for Long Lake.
Goals of this activity are to teach fundamentals of petrology through regional examples and to instruct participants in the use of questions on a field trip.
Assessment and Evaluation:
Students have met the goals of this activity if they are engaged in the field trip and are answering the provided questions and completing the mapping exercise thoughtfully, thoroughly, and accurately.
Materials and Handouts:
- Beartooth Highway Field Exercises and Mapping Project (Microsoft Word 57kB Dec1 03)
- Migmatites and related rocks
- Selected Features of the Precambrian rocks of the eastern Beartooth Mountains, Montana and Wyoming (Microsoft Word 575kB Dec1 03)
- Data for metasupracrustal rocks of Hellroaring Plateau (Microsoft Word 959kB Dec1 03)
- Data for the plutonic complex of the Long Lake area (Microsoft Word 917kB Dec1 03)
- Useful References on the eastern Beartooth Mountains (Microsoft Word 46kB Dec1 03)
- Mafic Dykes of the Beartooth Mountains, Montana and Wyoming (Microsoft Word 4.6MB Dec1 03)