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Providing Education, Training, and Support in Precambrian Field Studies for the Next Generation of Geoscientists

The primary mission of the PRC is to address the growing demand for well-trained field geologists by providing education and support to upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional geologists in modern methods of geological mapping and map-making in glaciated Precambrian terrains. The PRC is managed as a collaborative effort between two geosciences institutions at the University of Minnesota Duluth - the Natural Resources Research Institute and the Department of Geological Sciences. Training in field methods particularly suited to Precambrian terranes is provide through a variety of PRC programs including Precambrian summer field camp, professional workshops, graduate student advising, and various mapping and Precambrian geology courses offered at UMD. Instructors for these programs include a consortium of experienced Precambrian field geologists from the Natural Resources Research Institute and the Department of Geological Sciences, as well as from the Minnesota Geological Survey, from other academic and governmental institutions, and from private industry.

Check out a Powerpoint Presentation on the Goals and Objectives of the Precambrian Research Center

2014 PRC Events

May 14 - 17, 2014 - Institute on Lake Superior Geology, Hibbing, MN

July 5 - August 15, 2014 - Precambrian Field Camp