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​​Geology Field Trips

Santa Ana College Geology offers field courses which afford students the opportunity to adventure out into various physiographic regions of California for a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn more about the geologic history of our state.  


Interested??? Contact Professor Hughes at for more information!

Below are some photographs from past field study trips. Enjoy and hope to see you on our next trip!!!

Field Trip Picture of Badwater Basin 


Badwater, CA: Lowest point in North America

Field Studies of Death Valley, Spring 2008

Eagle Creek Gold Mine, Julian, CA


Eagle Creek Gold Mine, Julian, CA 

Field Studies Studies San Diego County, Fall 2007




 Cretaceous-age granitic outcrops 

Field Studies of Joshua Tree NP, Fall 2009



Field Studies of Joshua Tree NP, Fall 2012




Students Panning for Gold in Julian, CA


Students panning for Gold at Eagle Creek Mine, Julian, CA

Field Studies of San Diego County, Fall 2013


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