Geological Engineering Students in the Field
Undergraduate students studying sedimentary rocks that fill valleys in southwestern Montana.
Montana Tech’s hydrogeology field class collect data on real-world problems.
Collaboration with Dr. Steve Parker (Chemistry Department) on surface water / groundwater interactions
Comparison of natural acidic waters and acid mine drainage contribute to understanding water quality in mineralized regions.
John Killeagle measuring stream discharge using tracers in small streams draining regions with abandoned metal mines.
Measuring stream flow during high discharges of small streams.
Student and faculty research takes place in accessible underground mines in the Butte area.
Mike Peet carried out his M.S. research in the Butte porphyry copper orebody.
Sampling units of cross bedded sandstone for particle-size analysis.
Group projects involve description and sampling of rocks cropping out in the Butte area.
Sampling lakes developed in pits left over from surface mining during hydrogeology field class.