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Field trip to Ely.

Itinerary   (2 pages)

 

Take raingear and water.

Take lunch for Saturday noon and Sunday noon

Take jacket and closed toe shoes for the 49 dg F mine tour

 

Friday, June 14

Bus leaves at 3:00 PM from:

Voigt’s Bus Company                             Lorna Bonsante  612-339-0612

1240 Osborne Rd NE, on south side, between Hwy 65 and Central Ave. NE

Fridley, MN 55432-2838                    

14 parking spots on the east side of Voigt’s terminal lot

Travel 30 minutes, 23 miles to:

 

Bus leaves at 3:45 PM from:

3M parking, south of Bldg 243, “overflow lot”,

To get there, exit 247 from I-94 onto Century, Hwy 120, then go west from the very first signal light north of the I-94 expressway, on the frontage road, then make the very first right, north, and the first right, east, into the parking lot.

2501 Hudson Rd, Maplewood, MN 55144

Robert L. Ostendorf  (Ozzie) 651-733-2402

Travel 2 hours, 133 miles to:

 

Bus leaves at 6:00 PM from:

Black Bear Casino Resort                        218-878-2327 If parking,

1789 MN Hwy 210, left at exit 235,     find security, give car license, make, model

Carlton, MN 55718-8161

Travel 1:50 hours:min   94.5 miles

 

Bus arrives at 7:50 PM at:

Fortune Bay Resort Casino      218-753-2611 front desk  Robin

1430 Bois Forte Rd.   (Co Rd 104)                     

Tower, MN 55790-8111

 

Saturday, June 15

Bus leaves at 8:00 AM from Fortune Bay Resort Casino

We drive south on Gold Mine Spur Road, turning right on Co Rd 413, then

turn left onto Co Rd 77/Angus Rd to MN 1 E/ MN-169 N.  That is 4 miles,

and on the way, we stop at the Pike River Dam, stop 7-14.

Traveling east-northeast on MN 1 E/ MN-169 N, we visit stops 7-13 to stop 7-5, go off  MN 1 E/ MN-169 N for a short trip to visit stop 7-4.   After 14.1 miles on MN 1 E/ MN-169 N, we then turn left on Mud Creek Rd/Co Rd 408, viewing stops 7-6 to 7-9, then backtrack to visit outcrop of banded iron-formation near Soudan Mine State Park.   Arrive at 5:00 at Soudan Mine: split in two groups, each group will take both a geology tour, and a tour of some of the physics experiments.

Then we return to Fortune Bay Resort Casino, about 8 PM.

 

Field Trip Stops:

1)           Stop 7-14, Pike River Dam, greywacke slate

2)           Stop 7-13, Multiply folded greywacke

3)           Stop 7-11, Archean fragmental volcanic rocks

4)           Murray Shear zone along Highway 169

5)           Stop 7-5, Sheet flows, pillow lavas, perlitic hyaloclastite

6)           Stop 7-4, Gold prospect along the Murray Shear zone

7)           Stop 7-6, Fragmental rocks of the Gafvert Lake sequence

8)           Stop 7-7, Mud Creek Shear zone

9)           Stop 7-8, Sheared qfp, basal till, and detailed mapping interpretations

10) Stop 7-9, Kerr McGee gold prospect

 

4 to 4:50 PM Visit outcrop of banded iron-formation near Soudan Mine State Park.

 

Arrive at 5:00 at Soudan Mine: split in two groups, each group will take

both a geology tour, and a tour of some of the physics experiments.

Then return to Fortune Bay Resort Casino, about 8 PM

 

Sunday, June 16

Bus leaves at 8:00 AM from Fortune Bay Resort Casino

Drive to Ely and visit the Duluth Metals drill core shed

1)   Stop 1: Leave Ely and drive east on Highway 1, Outcrop of the Giants Range Batholith  at the junction of Highway 1 and the Birch Lake campground road

2)   Stop 2: Drive south on the Birch Lake campground road, outcrop of the upper mineralized zone of the Maturi SW area

3)   Stop 3: Outcrops of the mineralized basal heterogeneous unit

4)   Stop 4: Outcrops and boulders of the mineralized zone at the swimming beach of the South Kawishiwi River campground

5)   Stop 5: Road-cut of the homogeneous Main AGT unit of the South Kawishiwi intrusion

6)   Stop 6: Outcrops of the Spruce Road deposit

7)   Stops 7 & 8: Outcrops in the Nickel Lake Macrodike

Collect tip for bus driver.

Sunday mid-afternoon, return to Fortune Bay Resort Casino

At Fortune Bay Resort Casino, people who drove and have cars

located at Fortune Bay Resort must get off bus at this point.

 

Bus leaves to head home at about 3:00 PM from Fortune Bay Resort Casino

 

1:50 hr:min to Thomson Dam: This stop depends on Dean Peterson.  If he says we will go there, those driving from Fortune Bay Resort may wish to follow the bus to that stop.  Then to Black Bear Casino

 

2 hr to the 3M Center, Bldg 243

30 min to Osborne Rd Terminal