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Lunchtime Discovery: An Introduction to Western North Carolina Geology

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Black Mountains - overcast

There’s a Lot to See Here

Bart Cattanach, Senior Geologist, NC Geological Survey, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

The geology of western North Carolina records over a billion years of Earth’s history. These rocks contain evidence of volcanism, ancient sea floors, mountain building, continental rifting, and more! Join us for a discussion of the rocks and events that have shaped this beautiful area, creating important mineral resources and potential hazards.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


April 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith