The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Catherine Ellerton
Contributing Writer 

Exploring the diversity of the Tobacco Root Mountains

 

Summer students at the Indiana University Geological Station in the So. Boulder area of the Tobacco Root Mountains take a moment to clean up their cars before a well-deserved night off. Photo by Catheirne Ellerton

Forty-one students from thirty different schools across the United States are taking part in the current Indiana University's summer Geology course, explained Bruce Douglas, the Academic Director. Indiana University has had a presence in the So. Boulder area for almost 70 years. Douglas has been part of that intrigue with the Northern Rocky Mountains geological diversity for 32 years. The rock history in this area spans 3.5 billion years; the limestone cliffs' history goes back 350 million years and the rocks under Whitehall date back 30 million years.

During the summer months students...



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