2017 CCGC Programs/Events
CCGC Meetings are the second Monday of each month (no meetings in July and August), at 6:00 PM (business meetings at 6:00 PM, Programs begin at 7:00 PM). Our venue is the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church, 9th and Main St., Cañon City, CO. Except as noted, our meetings are free and open to the public and we encourage visitors. Classes and field trips are open to members only and will be held at a variety of other locations and may include a fee.
At each membership meeting we have a fun silent auction where you can bid on special geology related items such as specimens of gems, minerals and rocks; books, tools, etc. If you have extra items you would like to donate, please bring them and we will add them to the auction. Proceeds go to CCGC's new scholarship fund.
March 12 – Paul Denney - The Disappearance of Colorado's Glaciers; Photographic evidence of melting and the possible causes of the loss of glacial ice.
Paul's biographical sketch: BS degree, U of Calif, 1966; MS degree in geology from University of Arizona, 1967. Geologist-Senior Geophysicist with Chevron Corporation, Exploration Manager; The Anschutz Corporation and Nicor O&G conducting exploration programs throughout the western USA, Indonesia, Malaysia, the South China Sea for 16 years. An independent consulting geologist/geophysicist for 26 years, for clients in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Presently, geologist instructor at Pueblo Community College.
Programs for 2018
March 12 – Paul Denney - The Disappearance of Colorado's Glaciers; Photographic evidence of melting and the possible causes of the loss of glacial ice. - (See Above)
April 9 – Bob Hickey - Geology of the the Bighorn Sheep Canyon
Bob will present a program on the Geology of the Bighorn Sheep Canyon.
May 14 – Beth Simmons - ALL ADS LED TO GEM VILLAGE
Beth will speak on Gem Village. Most Colorado rock hounds don’t know that we had our own Idar-Oberstein, a village totally dedicated to rocks, minerals, and lapidary arts. Founded in 1941 two miles west of Bayfield along Highway 160, Gem Village was a center for rock hounds and lapidary artists for over 40 years.
June 11 – 90th Anniversary Special - Come enjoy festivities and a special program themed around Cañon City Geology Club's 90th anniversary.
July – no meeting
August – no meeting
September 10 – TBA
October 8 – TBA
November 12 – TBA
December 10 – Member Christmas Potluck & Wrap A Rock Gift exchange