Rural System's

Structural Geology
The bottom of the Alpha unit

In 2004 correspondence was begun with Professor Marilyn Dew Maisano of Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, about a geology unit within Rural System. The ideas are fragmentary and correspondence was interrupted by household moves and my delays.

The potentials seem to be in:

  1. Geophysics (salt areas and farm plans as in Australia and coastal
  2. Publications, especially the base within The Trevey and elsewhere
  3. Local tours
  4. Regional, national, and international tours
  5. Distance learning courses and extended tours
  6. Publications and distance learning for SOL materials in schools
  7. Consulting
  8. Affiliation with the GIS Group.
  9. Exploration of raw material sources for proposed products (cut aged limestone weights; cut coal fossil patterns, rock layer columns as art objects, aquarium sands and objects)
  10. Predictive soil nutrients from parent materials
  11. Expanded practical relations of geological factors to land use (topics often within "environmental geology")

Contact Dr. William Henika a Research Associate with the Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) and a part time faculty member of the Department of Geosciences at Virginia Tech re geology of Virginia's piedmont.

Perhaps you will share ideas with me about some of the topic(s) above .


Rural System
Robert H. Giles, Jr.
August 10, 2006