Geology is the science and study of the solid and liquid matter that constitutes the Earth. The field of geology encompasses the study of the composition, structure, physical properties, dynamics, and history of Earth materials, and the processes by which they are formed, moved, and changed. The field is a major academic discipline, and is also important for mineral and hydrocarbon extraction, knowledge about and mitigation of natural hazards, some engineering fields, and understanding past climates and environments with reference to present-day climate change.

The word "geology" was first used by Jean-André Deluc in the year 1778 and introduced as a fixed term by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure in the year 1779. The science was not included in Encyclopædia Britannica's third edition completed in 1797, but had a lengthy entry in the fourth edition completed by 1809.[1] An older meaning of the word was first used by Richard de Bury to distinguish between earthly and theological jurisprudence.

-Source: Wikipedia.


Corpus Christi Geological Society
P.O. Box 1068
Corpus Christi, TX 78403

Coastal Bend Geophysical Society
P.O. Box 2471
Corpus Christi, TX 78403

Interesting Geology Pictures

Schools that have USGS Geologic Maps of Time and Terrain

765   rolled maps presented by More Rocks In Your Head presentations in 2008
200   rolled maps presented by Houston Geological Society
732   framed maps Permanently mounted on school walls
1697   Total Maps

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Schools that have Mammoth Bones and an Ice Age Mural

138   Schools have Mammoth Bones and an Ice Age Mural.

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Wooden Rigs - Iron Men

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CCGS and CBGS have a joint luncheon the third Wednesday of every month from October to May at the:
Town Club 
800 N. Shoreline Blvd. Ste. 600
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 880-5777
Members Cost is $25 with reservations
Students FREE with reservations – Sponsored by Core Lab
$3 Surcharge without reservations

To RSVP email Allison Corcoran or call (361) 888-8288. Please RSVP no later than the Monday before the luncheon.
Abstracts for the talks are listed in the luncheons section.


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