Why 200 geologists are exploring Aroostook’s mineral deposits

Almost 200 geologists are convening on the College of Maine at Presque Isle this weekend. However you gained’t discover them in a lecture corridor.

As a substitute, these attending the 114th annual New England Intercollegiate Geological Convention will probably be out exploring geologic treasures within the rocks and mountains of northern Maine and western New Brunswick, Canada.

That is the second time the convention has come to Presque Isle and the primary time it’s been hosted by the native campus. It isn’t your typical convention. As a substitute of a sequence of indoor shows, the three-day occasion includes faculty college, college students and geologists taking a sequence of discipline journeys. That’s why it’s one of the crucial well-liked geologic gatherings within the Northeast, in accordance with campus officers.