Field Camp

The Department of Geophysics operates a four-week field course for undergraduate students in the Geophysical Engineering program at Mines. This capstone course gives students hands-on experience at conducting geophysical field investigations. Students spend two weeks in the field, beginning with a geological study of the area, and using geophysical methods like seismic, gravity, electromagnetics, self-potential, resistivity, and ground penetrating radar, to gather data.  Students then return to the Mines campus for the second half of the course, where they process and interpret the data they collected. The program ends with a formal, public presentation of the results, written and given by the students.

In 2023, geophysics students participated in field camp held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.


Field Camp Reports

All field camp reports are publicly available, and reports from recent years are available via the links, below.  For older documents, or for any other questions concerning Geophysics Field Camp, please contact us.