News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
NOTE: Several Meetings/Events have been cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus concerns. The ones we are aware of are noted below, but please check with event planners before trying to attend.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
Thurs., Apr. 2, 3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature and Science, M. Ray Thomasson Earth Sciences Colloquium, Dating the K-Pg eruptions that made life miserable for dinosaurs, by Blair Schoene, Princeton Univ. TALK WILL BE IN 3rd FLOOR COMMUNITY ROOM Link to the series schedule for the whole year: https://sites.google.com/view/dmnsdes2020colloquiumschedule/home Cancelled. Note: DMNS closed until further notice after 5:00 PM, Friday, March 13.
Thurs., Apr. 2, 4:00 p.m., Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, Iron Ores in North America – Past Importance, Future Promise, by Dr. Phil Brown, Univ. of Wisconsin. Berthoud Hall Room 241, CSM campus, Golden. All are welcome. See https://geology.mines.edu/events-calendar/lectures/ for the upcoming schedule. Cancelled.
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. DMNS closed until further notice after 5:00 PM, Friday, March 13. Dinner at Mount Vernon Canyon Club is still on.
Sat., May 2, 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Colorado Mineral Society Silent + Verbal Auction, Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St., Lakewood. All are welcome (non-CMS members are welcome to bring minerals to sell; limit, 3 flats of specimens); see http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/2019CMSAuctionFlyer.pdf and
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
2020 Hike and Program Schedule
(Bob Hickey, Linda Julia)
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.
NOTE: The Hike and Program Schedule has been suspended until further notice as of March 18, 2020.
Colorado School of Mines