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.
Sept. 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, Flowering plants enter the canopy: Fossil woods and the Cretaceous diversification of flowering plants, by Nathan Jud, William Jewell College. VIP Room at DMNS; all are welcome.
Sep. 6-8, Program for Avocational Archaeological CertificationFriday, September 6, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday, September 7 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Sunday, September 8, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The class will be held at the El Pueblo History Museum, 301 North Union, Pueblo, CO, 81003. Colorado Archaeology - This course is a general survey of Colorado's American Indian heritage. It discusses the various stages of prehistoric and historic Native American development, time and regional relationships, lifestyles, origins, social organization and technology. Although an outline of historically known tribes in Colorado is included, the emphasis is on the Pre-Columbian era. The course is necessary for understanding cultural affiliation and cultural use of a region. Anyone remotely interested in Colorado archaeology should take this type of course. For more information: https://www.historycolorado.org/colorado-archaeology. A nominal materials fee of $20.00 is charged for each class, payable to the Colorado Historical Society at the time of enrollment. This is a popular class, so complete your enrollment soon! Please enroll by September 4th. The class will be taught by Assistant Colorado State Archaeologist Rebecca Simon. Additional information on the PAAC program can be found at: https://www.historycolorado.org/paac. Enrollment for each class is handled by our local PAAC Coordinator: Karen Frank, 167 University Circle, Pueblo, CO 81005, 719-557-0247, email@example.com
Sep. 6-15, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel - Airport, 15500 E. 40th Ave. Denver, CO.
Sep. 7-8, 1st Annual Denver “Just Minerals Event”, Embassy Suites Hotel, 4444 N. Havana St., Denver; wholesale and retail mineral dealers.
Sep. 8-16, Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show, Denver Coliseum; see http://www.coliseumshow.com/
Sept. 11, 6-9 p.m., Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum Annual Open House, to showcase new exhibits for the opening of the Denver Gem and Mineral Show. 1310 Maple St., Golden CO; all are invited. Campus parking is free after 5 p.m.
Sep. 11-14, Denver Fine Mineral Show, Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd.; see http://finemineralshow.com/denver/
Sep. 13-15, 52nd annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver, CO. Minerals of Canada is the 2019 show theme. See http://denvershow.org
Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society hosts an evening of short oral talks and poster presentations; all are welcome. At the Arbor House, Maple Grove Park, 14600 W. 32nd Ave., Golden (Applewood area). Social time, refreshments, and poster viewing, 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m., oral presentations (4 15-minute talks).
Oct. 5-6, the Colorado Scientific Society will host a weekend field trip, “Geology and Geoheritage of the Florissant-Cañon City-Florence area”. It will include Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; Skyline Drive by Cañon City; Royal Gorge; the Florence coal, oil, and gas basin; the Cope-Marsh quarries at Garden Park; and the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine. You must be a CSS member to take part, but anyone may join the Society if they wish to go on the trip; see http://coloscisoc.org/ .
Oct. 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Western Museum of Mining and Industry Speakers' Bureau Lecture: " Cripple Creek’s Cresson Mine: The Untold Stories”, by Ben Elick. WMMI, 225 North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs. $5 per person, free to museum members. RSVP to 718-488-0880 or Oct. 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Western Museum of Mining and Industry Speakers' Bureau Lecture: " Cripple Creek’s Cresson Mine: The Untold Stories”, by Ben Elick. WMMI, 225 North Gate Rd., Colorado Springs. $5 per person, free to museum members. RSVP to 718-488-0880 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To book in advance: https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/wmmi/items/108438/calendar/?flow=41147
Oct. 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, Physical processes in carbonate sediments: Ooids, mud, hurricanes, and more, by Lizzy Trower, CU Boulder. All are welcome. VIP Room at DMNS.
Leonardo da Vinci at the Colorado School of Mines, Arthur Lakes Library: In addition to the Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius exhibit now in progress at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (see https://secure1.dmns.org/leonardo-da-vinci-500-years-of-genius ), there is another excellent exhibit about his work, currently on display at the Lakes Library on the CSM campus. The Machines of Change: The Da Vinci Machines exhibit includes “over 60 authentic reproductions of machines and devices designed by Leonardo DaVinci were created using similar materials, building techniques and tools that Leonardo would have had access to in his time”, plus full-size reproductions of Leonardo’s most famous paintings. The exhibit, free to all visitors, is spaced around the corridors and reading rooms of the main floor of the library. Library hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. most days, 12 to 6 weekends. They say that the exhibit at CSM will be open until mid-July.
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)
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