bank? Slide bank? Both actual visits
and virtual tours of spectacular geologic
splendor are available to you via AAPG, which offers a world of
field seminar opportunities in 2004 -- including a "Geotour" trip
through the Grand Canyon Aug. 5-12, where you can have the same
upclose perspective depicted in our top photo. Photo courtesy of
John Balsley. And for those who can't travel, there's a new addition
planned this spring to the Slide
Vault on the AAPG Web site: two new virtual geology field trips,
one of the classic Caribbean reef complex in St. Croix and another
of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, both courtesy of AAPG member Lee
Gerhard, who provided the cover slide images. For information on
all AAPG field seminars
-- and for your virtual geology tours.
of AAPG, present their bios and explain why they are candidates
for AAPG office.
without borders: An
exploration renaissance is under way in eastern Canada, thanks to
the prolific Trenton-Black River fairway.
grabbing success stories may have been rare in 2003, but there were
enough discoveries -- especially new finds in proven areas -- to
put last year's exploration scoreboard in the winner's circle.
West Young Man" comes
to mind as many turn their gaze from West Africa and its exciting
discoveries, to the potential in Central and South America, and
not just for U.S.
anymore: Count Australian firms among those international players
who are discovering the joys of exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.
that deal with membership matters and "housekeeping" chores are
in place for the upcoming House of Delegates meeting in Dallas.
Jack Thomas, AAPG's geoscience director since 2002, announces his
retirement, effective later this year.
Annual Meeting Update