$145 – $230

Rocks and Minerals of Joshua Tree National Park Spring 2019 (Geosciences x4...

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Oasis Visitor Center

74485 National Park Drive

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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Learn the geologic story of tectonic plates, magma, and the geologic time when the building blocks of Joshua Tree National Park were formed. Dee Trent will explain the critical principles that shaped the rocks and minerals of this area into the blonde granite and pre-Cambrian gneiss that are icons of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Participants will focus on identification of minerals and the three basic rock types. The class will apply its knowledge in the field by exploring numerous examples of the major rock types, contact zones, and unique geologic features such as polka dot granite and pink feldspar megacrysts.

This class earns 1.5 college units from University of California, Riverside, Extension.

Click to download the course outline: Rocks and Minerals of JTNP

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park: enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, notify us at least seven days prior to the start of the course and we will process your request minus a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds, transfers, or credits will be granted if cancellation occurs within the seven day period. Please note that we cannot make any exceptions to this refund policy for any reason, including but not limited to medical reasons, illness, travel delays, personal situations, emergencies, or weather. This program depends on registration for its funding. While inconvenient, please understand that this policy enables us to sustain our programs even with last minute cancellations.

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