Each year the IMMG conducts field trips to geologic and mining points of interest. Led by university professors, local geologists, and knowledgeable enthusiasts, these wildly popular field trips are a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of our State and adjoining regions. And, they are great family fun!
Cost is $10 for IMMG members, $15 for non-members. Don’t forget members get one free field trip! Most field trips take up the good part of the day so always come prepared with plenty of food and water, and dress for all weather possibilities.
Below is our 2018 Field Trip schedule. If you have any questions, contact our Field Trip Coordinator Steve Cox at 853-1678 or cell 208-724-4679
2019 Field Trips
April 12 & 13th
Giants of Idaho Geology
A special two day trip with our own Dr. Terry Maley and Dr. Paul Link of Idaho State University. Friday April 12 will be a half day tour of sites around Boise; registration will be at the Museum at 11:30 AM with a departure soon after noon. Saturday we will register at the Museum early at 7:00 AM with a departure at 7:30 AM to travel to Bruneau Dunes State Park where we will join Terry and Paul for a day exploring sites toward Twin Falls. Both days with one registration fee, no preregistration required. On Saturday bring lunch and water and dress for the weather both days. Extensive hiking is not anticipated but good field footwear is always advisable.
Squaw Butte and the Mystery Boulder Field
Ander Sundell of the College of Idaho will revisit his very well received trip from last year to visit sedimentary features from Lake Idaho, the flood basalts of Squaw Butte and the never-explained boulder field on the approach to the Butte. Register at Winco on west State Street/Highway 55 at 7:30 AM with a departure at 8:00 AM. Dress for the weather, bring lunch and water, no preregistration required. Vehicle note: the road up the Butte is OK for most ordinary vehicles unless it is wet; we may need to do a local carpool if necessary. No extended walking.
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