Jay Zambito, Lisa Haas, and Bill Batten from WGNHS
with assistance from Badger Mining Corporation provided an outstanding field trip for the American Institute of Professional Geologist on May 13, 2017.
This trip was designed to showcase outcrops, mine sites, and drill core of the major rock units in
the industrial sand mining region of west-central Wisconsin. The trip proceeded stratigraphically up-section, showing these rock units from
oldest to youngest, and highlighting the geologic history recorded in these rocks, their
geochemistry and mineralogy, and their natural resource potential. The field trip provided the information our geoscience members needed to protect and safely use the sand resources.