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.
September 10 - Bill Myers - “The Optical Solution to the Problem of Gem Identification”
Programs for 2018
August – no meeting
September 10 - Bill Myers “The Optical Solution to the Problem of Gem Identification” He will show you how to identify gems and specimens, and he will bring some special instruments used by gemologist for demonstration.
Bill has always been a collector of rocks, minerals, and fossils, thanks largely to the influence of an uncle who was heavily involved in the hobby. His intent was to be a paleontologist, but instead he turned to the liberal arts. Bill earned his MA degree (later in life, after a lengthy career in financial services) in 1996, at CU Denver. In 1975 he began the correspondence course from the Gemological Institute of America, and he earned the Graduate Gemologist diploma in 2003 at the Carlsbad, California, campus. Bill is currently a Senior Instructor in the First Year Writing Program at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He also operates Gem Consultants LLC, an appraisal business. Other interests include writing novels (Welcome to Blackwater, The Blackwater Sequel), antiques, travel, and caving. He and his wife, Carol, have been married forty-two years.
October 8 – Steve Wolfe ‘The Cañon City Embayment”.
Steve graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, PA with a BS in Geology and a Masters of Basic Science from UCCS – Thesis: The Natural History (Geology and Ecology) of Fremont County. He worked for Rampart Exploration/Cyprus Mines in Canon City Colorado, Uranium exploration. He explored industrial minerals for Cyprus Mines and Anaconda Minerals as well.
His experience as an educator, coach and administrator in the Fremont County schools makes him an interesting teacher and presenter. Since his retirement Steve has been involved with CCGC, Fremont County Stones and Bones and other local entities.
November 12 – TBA
December 10 – Member Christmas Potluck & Wrap A Rock Gift exchange