News and Events Around Colorado
Events and dates may change, check with Event planners before attending.
NOTE: Please check with event planners before trying to attend.
Thank you Peter J. Modreski, USGS, Denver, CO, for communicating these events.
Thurs., Feb. 23, 4 p.m., Van Tuyl Lecture – Weimer Distinguished Lecture, Colorado School of Mines, Origins and Habitats of Super-Giant Fields, Richard S. Bishop, International Oil and Gas Consultant; Ben H. Parker Student Center Grand Ballroom + Zoom, 1200 16th St., Golden, CO. The Weimer Distinguished Lecture is scheduled at 4-5pm in the Student Center Grand Ballroom/ Zoom (hybrid format), and before and after the lecture there will be a reception from 3:30-4pm and from 5-6pm with appetizers and drinks. All are welcome to attend, in person or via Zoom link: https://mines.zoom.us/j/92396619117?pwd=cnNHL2hSbWNZV3pXcjFiOVpMWDhRZz09
Meeting ID: 923 9661 9117
For the full schedule of Van Tuyl Lectures through April 27 see https://calendar.mines.edu/events/tag/van-tuyl-lecture/ . The lectures are normally held in 241 Berthoud Hall.
Fri.-Sun., Feb. 24-26, Gem and Mineral Show at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, sponsored by Denver Gem & Mineral Guild. Free admission!
Tues., Feb. 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, Emerging insights into multituberculate paleobiology contradict the placental-centric paradigm in mammalian evolution, by Luke Weaver, Univ. of Michigan. In the VIP Room; in-person only, all are invited, Museum admission not required; check in at the Security Post. See https://sites.google.com/view/dmnsdes2020colloquiumschedule/home or the attached DES Colloquium schedule for all the Colloquium talks for the rest of the year.
Tues., Mar. 7, 7:00 p.m., a special “short-fuse” Colorado Scientific Society presentation via Zoom only, “The Feb. 6, M 7.5 Ekinözü, Turkey earthquake”, by Mike Cosca, U.S. Geological Survey. All are welcome to join in; see the CSS website, https://coloscisoc.org/ for more information and the Zoom link to be posted. A specially arranged presentation because of the recent earthquake; Mike has been studying tectonics in this part of Eurasia!
Thurs., Mar. 9, 7:00 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, bimonthly meeting, “A tour of the 2023 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show”, by Pete Modreski. Pete will give a narrated photo tour of “everything that happens” at the Tucson shows, after having returned from this, near as he can count, the 50th consecutive Tucson Show he has been at! All are welcome to attend, either in person (Berthoud Hall room 109, CSM campus) or via Zoom; see https://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/ for the Zoom link, to be posted.
Tues., Mar. 14, 7:00 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society monthly meeting, Ancient rivers of Western Colorado, by Andres Aslan, Colorado Mesa University. At Golden Calvary Church, 1320 Arapahoe St, Golden, CO (entrance off 14th St, enter main glass doors and through building following the CSS signs to the meeting room). Social time begins at 6:30. All are welcome; see https://coloscisoc.org/ for more info. Please note that this month’s meeting will be on a Tuesday, not on Thursday as is usual.
Fri.-Sun., Mar. 24-26, Fort Collins Gem & Mineral Show, (Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds in the Thomas M. McKee Building, Loveland, Colorado. The Ranch, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO. Free parking, paid admission to show. See http://www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org/index.shtml . Please check website to confirm the exact dates.
Sat.-Sun., Mar. 25-26, WIPS [Western Interior Paleontological Society] “Founders Symposium”, Mammals! From Mini to Megafauna, Colorado School of Mines Green Center, 924 16th St, Golden. Details forthcoming; see https://www.westernpaleo.org. There will be a registration fee; all are welcome to attend.
Fri.-Sun., Apr. 7-9, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Spring Show, Crowne Plaza DIA, 15500 E. 40th Ave. See https://www.coloradomineralandfossilshows.com. No admission charge.
Thurs., April 20, 7:00 p.m. (social time, 6:30), Colorado Scientific Society Emmons Lecture and April Meeting, When the Colorado Ran North – Tracking Zircons from Arizona to the Labrador Sea, by Jim Sears, University of Montana. In-person + Zoom meeting; all are welcome to attend. At Golden Calvary Church, 1320 Arapahoe St, Golden, CO (entrance off 14th St.)
Sat.-Sun., Apr. 22-23, Southern Colorado Gem and Mineral Show, Pathfinder Regional Park & Event Center, Florence, CO. “Earth Day weekend”. This is a new gem and mineral show to Colorado, just now being organized. See https://socorockandmineralshow.com/ or www.facebook.com/socorockshow for more info (forthcoming).
Thurs., Apr. 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, Paleontology in the east: New discoveries from the Upper Triassic of Virginia, by Adam Pritchard, Virginia Museum of Natural History. In the VIP Room; in-person only, all are invited, Museum admission not required; check in at the Security Post.
Sat. May 6, Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction, see http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/ for upcoming details. All are welcome.
Thurs., May 11, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, Does size matter? What brachiopods tell us about evolutionary rules, by Judi Sclafini (UC Santa Cruz) In the VIP Room; in-person only, all are invited, Museum admission not required; check in at the Security Post. *P.S., Just noticed, the DES Colloquium date in the attached schedule says Tuesday May 11, that day & date don’t match; May 11 is probably correct, as given on this DMNS-DES web page for the 2023 colloquium schedule: https://sites.google.com/view/dmnsdes2020colloquiumschedule/home .
Thurs. May 11, 7:30 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy May meeting, in person in Berthoud Hall 109 + by Zoom, topic TBA. See https://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/ for an update.
Thurs., May 18, 7:00 p.m. (social time, 6:30), Colorado Scientific Society May meeting, North American Stress and Strain, by Jens Lund Snee, US Geological Survey; and, Pacific Northwest Neotectonics, by Katherine Alexander, US Geological Survey. In-person + Zoom meeting
Fri., May 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, Geology of Grand Mesa, Colorado, by Rex Cole, Colorado Mesa Univ. In the VIP Room; in-person only, all are invited, Museum admission not required; check in at the Security Post.
Sat., May 20, 12 noon – 3 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy Silent Auction, Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, All are welcome to attend, bid, and to bring specimens to sell.
Sat., May 20, 12 noon – 4 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy Silent Auction, Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church, 7530 W. 38th Ave. All are welcome to attend, bid, and/or bring specimens to sell (minimum 20% donation to FM). See https://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/ .
Mon., June 5, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Earth Science Colloquium, The Dead Sea: Past, present and future, by Ittai Gavrieli, Israeli Geological Survey . In the VIP Room; in-person only, all are invited, Museum admission not required; check in at the Security Post.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., June 9-11, Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, sponsored by Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road, Colorado Springs. Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4. Admission $5 per day, $8 for multiple days, 12 and under free.
Other Area Geology Club's Meetings
During the pandemic, check the individual club's website to see details of upcoming meeting dates and details.
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
2023 Hike and Program Schedule
(Bob Hickey, Linda Julia)
Hike Program Schedule and Updates
Information will be posted for 2023 when available
Colorado School of Mines