News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
Feb. 13-16, 66th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society (TGMS), Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, AZ. “The main show” in Tucson; other, commercial shows, in the city are open beginning January 26, 27, 28, 29, or earlier.
Sun, Feb. 16, noonish, at the monthly FSS (Florissant Scientific Society) meeting, Jay Temple (geologist) and Jennifer Heiny (Garden of the Gods Visitors Center) will give a presentation “Behind the Scenes at Garden of the Gods”, followed perhaps by a short field trip. Meeting place and exact time TBD. All are welcome to attend—the FSS has no formal membership, other than an email list of persons interested in geology. Contact Beth Simmons, email@example.com, for details or to be put on the FSS mailing list.
Tues., Feb. 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminar, Global metal resources; land of plenty or are we running out?, Dr. Simon Jowitt, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Building 25 auditorium, Denver Federal Center, Lakewood CO.
Tues., Feb. 18, 3:00 p.m., DMNS Earth Sciences Colloquium, Last gasp of the Cretaceous: Insights from North Dakota, Clint Boyd (North Dakota Geological Survey)
Thurs., Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m., Petrologic evolution of Platoro magmatic system after the eruption of the Chiquito Peak Tuff, San Juan Volcanic Locus, Colorado, by Amy Gilmer, US Geological Survey. Monthly meeting of the Colorado Scientific Society, Berthoud Hall Room 241, Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden; all are welcome; social time & refreshments at 6:30, meeting at 7:00.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Feb. 28-Mar. 1, Denver Gem & Mineral Guild, Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral Show, Jefferson County Fair Grounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden, CO. Free parking & free admission; hours 10-6 Fri. & Sat., 10-5 Sun.
Thurs., Mar. 12, 7:30 p.m., bimonthly meeting, Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, featuring Scott Werschky, Reno, NV, mining geologist, mineral dealer (Miner’s Lunchbox, specializing in gold specimens and “investment quality mineral specimens”), and board member of the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals. Presentation topic TBA. Berthoud Hall Room 108, Colorado School of Mines campus, Golden. See https://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/ for more info when available.
Fri., Mar. 13, North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club Silent Auction, APEX Community Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, setup at 5:30 p.m., auction begins at 6:45 p.m. All are welcome. For more info, Bill Jones, 303-503-6288, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Mar. 13-15, Fort Collins Gem & Mineral Show; at Thomas M. McKee Building, at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO (I-25 exit 259); hours 4-8 Fri., 9-6 Sat., 10-5 Sun.; adult admission $4. Sponsored by the Fort Collins Rockhounds Club.
Thurs., Mar. 19, 7:00 p.m., Colo. Sci. Soc. Monthly meeting, 2019 Colorado Avalanches: A case history of destruction in Hinsdale County, impacts to historic mining dams, and how snow avalanches may influence development of rock glaciers, by Jonathon Lovekin, Colorado Geological Survey. Berthoud Hall Room 241.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Apr. 10-12, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Spring Show, Crown Plaza Hotel - Convention Center, 15500 E 40th Ave., Denver, Colorado, 10-6 Fri. & Sat., 10-5 Sun., free parking & admission.
Thurs., Apr. 16, 5:30 p.m., Rise of the Mammals: Exceptional Continental Record of Biotic Recovery after the Cretaceous–Paleogene Mass Extinction (about the Corral Bluffs fossil mammal find), by Ian Miller and Tyler Lyson, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; at the CSS Annual Past Presidents’ Dinner, to be held at the Mount Vernon Canyon Club
Sat., May 16, noon-4 p.m., Silent Auction, sponsored by Colorado Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy. All are welcome; setup at 11, auction begins at noon, live auction at 1 p.m. At a new location: Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave., Wheat Ridge (38th Ave. at Wadsworth Blvd.).
Sat., May 16, 2020 Symposium on Water and Energy, to be held in Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Cosponsored by the Colorado Scientific Society, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Center for the American West, and others. Details forthcoming!
Sun, May 17, noonish, for the monthly FSS (Florissant Scientific Society) meeting, Christine Siddoway (Colorado College) will give a talk on the Tava Sandstone (the geologically famous “sandstone injectite dikes of the Pikes Peak region”) followed by a short field trip. Osborne Center, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. All are welcome to attend; contact Beth Simmons, email@example.com, for details or to be put on the FSS mailing list.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., June 12-14, Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80905. Sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. Hours: noon-7 pm Fri., 10-5 Sat, 10-4 Sun. Adult admission $5.
Thurs.-Sun., July 23-26, Fairplay Contin-Tail Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, Fairplay River Park.
Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 6-9, Buena Vista Contin-Tail outdoor gem and mineral show, Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds. Colorado’s longtime famous and best attended tent & tailgate rock swap and show.
Fri.-Sun., Aug. 14-16, Lake George Gem and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club. Also taking place nearby “down the road” is the Woodland Park Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show, Aug. 13-16.
Fri.-Sun., Sept. 18-20, 53rd Annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show, at the Denver Mart. 2020 theme is “Fabulous Fluorite”.
Other Area Geology Club's Meetings
Lake George Gem and Mineral Club - The Club meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Lake George Community Center, located on the north side of US Highway 24 on the east edge of town, sharing a building with the county highway shops. In the winter, meeting is at 10:00AM. From April through October, meeting is at 9:00AM, to allow more time for field trips. http://www.lggmclub.org/www.lggmclub.org/
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center, 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs. http://www.csms1936.com
Columbine Gem & Mineral Society, meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30PM in the meeting room, Mt. Shavano Manor, 525 W. 16 th (at J St.), Salida. https://rockaholics.org/
Pueblo Rockhounds, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 10 University Circle, Pueblo. http://www.pueblorockhounds.org/
Colorado Mineral Society - General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, October through May, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, at 10th and Garrison in Lakewood. http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
2019 Hike and Program Schedule
(Bob Hickey, Linda Julia)
2020 Calendar will be posted when available
See below. Click on image to download a copy.
Contact AHRA at (719)539‐7289 if you would like to sign up for a hike, to request more information, or if you have any questions
Colorado School of Mines