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June 8-11, Fairplay Contin-Tail rock, gem, and mineral show, MiddleFork RV Resort, 255 Highway 285, Fairplay, CO; see www.facebook.com/ContinTail.
 
Sat.-Sun., June 10-11, 9 am to 3 pm, GEOdyssey's Annual Mineral & Fossil Home Sale, 15339 West Ellsworth Drive, Golden, CO 80401 (303-279-5504). “This will be a 2-day sale! Help us reduce our inventory, and celebrate our 20 years in business, at our annual mineral and fossil "garage sale". This year we will be featuring specimens that we obtained on our trip to Bulgaria, as well as specimens from our personal collection. All specimens are a minimum of 20% off, with bigger discounts for volume purchases. We'll have many new specimens priced at 50% off, and some at 75% off. We will also be featuring jewelry and beads. Drinks and snacks provided while you relax on our shaded patio. You can preview some representative specimens on our web site, www.geodyssey-rocks.com.
Directions: from west 6th Avenue, exit onto Indiana Street and go south on Indiana. Drive into Mesa View Estates. Turn right at the first street (McIntyre Circle) and right at the next street (Ellsworth Drive). We are about midway down the street on the left.” --- Pat & Zelda
 
June 16-18, Victor, CO Gem and Mineral Show, at the Victor Elks Lodge, Victor, CO; see http://victorcolorado.com . The show includes at 1 p.m. Saturday a series of free presentations on “Regional Geology – Volcanoes, Fossils, and Gold”, by speakers from the BLM, Florissant Fossil Beds, and Newmont Mining.

 
Sunday, June 25, a geologic field trip through South Park, led by Peter Barkmann, Colorado Geological Survey. A one-day field trip sponsored by the Florissant Scientific Society; all are welcome to attend.  Details are still TBA; contact Beth Simmons, at cloverknoll@
 
July 14-15-16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, there will be a “Home Rock Show (Sale)” by John Haney, 4242 Thompson Court, Denver CO. 80216 (south of I-70, east of York St. & west of Steele St.). “Rough rock, slabs, cabs, enhydros, fossils, amber, minerals, crystals, gemstone bowls & boxes, lapidary equipment & supplies; discounts for lapidary students.”  Contact, Rocksisme@comcast.net, 303-296-8268.
 
Sat.-Sun., July 15-16, The Florissant Scientific Society will hold its annual multi-day event at the Bear Basin Ranch in southern Colorado, south of Canon City. “Gary Ziegler, ranch owner and international archeologist will show us the culturally modified trees there and tell us about his work in Peru. There is a cabin where 6-8 people can bed down for the night. Campers are welcome. You can look at the Bear Basin Ranch's website to get a feel for the ranch. Other accommodations are available in Westcliffe and Florence. More information, including costs, to come later.”  See http://www.fss-co.org/  for future info to be posted.

 
Thurs.–Mon., July 20-24, Gold and Silver Deposits in Colorado, a symposium cosponsored by the Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, the CSM Museum, DREGS (Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society), and Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter. The event will include a welcoming reception at the CSM Museum (Thursday evening), two days of talks (Sat.-Sun., July 22 - 23), a Saturday evening banquet with a speaker, and two days of field trips (Fri. July 21 and Mon. July 24) to historic Colorado gold and silver mining areas, focusing on the Front Range and the northern half of the Colorado Mineral Belt. Full information about the symposium is at: https://tinyurl.com/goldsymposium. Registration cost will be $100; students, $50; banquet, $40; each field trip, $40.  The registration form, including the list of field trips, is now available on the Friends of Mineralogy-Colorado Chapter website, at the link given above.
 
Aug. 4-6, Creede Rock & Mineral Show, at the Creede Underground Mining Museum and Community Center, Creede, Mineral County, CO.  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily; see http://creederocks.com/ .
 
Aug. 10-13, Contin-Tail rock & mineral show, Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista, CO; see www.facebook.com/ContinTail
 
Aug. 17-20, Woodland Park Rock, Gem, & Jewelry Show, Woodland Park, CO; see https://www.facebook.com/woodlandparkrockandgemshow/
 
Aug. 18-20, Lake George Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club, Lake George, CO.  See http://www.lggmclub.org/
 
Sep. 8-16, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel - Airport, 15500 E. 40th Ave. Denver, CO.
 
Sep. 9-17, Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show, Denver Coliseum; see http://www.coliseumshow.com/
 
Sep. 13-16, Denver Fine Mineral Show, Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd.; see http://finemineralshow.com/denver/
 
Sep. 15-17, 50th annual Denver Gem and Mineral Show, Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver, CO.  Gold and Silver is the 2017 show theme. See http://denvershow.org/wp/
 
Nov. 11-12, 38th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM; see https://geoinfo.nmt.edu/museum/minsymp/home.cfml
 
Nov. 17-19, Denver Area Mineral Dealers Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden CO.
 
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For more lecture series during the year see:

USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminars 2017 Schedule

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge 2017 Calendar of Events

CU Geological Science Colloquium (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) see http://www.colorado.edu/geolsci/colloquium.htm

CSU Dept. of Geoscience Seminars (Fridays, 4 p.m.), see http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/geo-news-and-events/department-seminars

Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, (Tuesdays, 4 p.m.) see http://inside.mines.edu/GE_Lecture-Series

Denver Mining Club (Mondays, noon), see http://www.denverminingclub.org/

Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society (DREGS; 1st Monday, 7 p.m.), http://www.dregs.org/index.html

Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS; Denver Public Library, Gates Room, 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.), http://rmmaps.org/

Western Interior Paleontology Society (WIPS; Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 1st Monday, 7 p.m.), http://westernpaleo.org/ .

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ONGOING EVENTS:

Denver Mining Club, Ltd. ( (Local [and only] Chapter* of the INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF RAGGED ASS MINERS; Establ. 1891; Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO (west side of S anta Fe, just south of Hampden; purchase of buffet lunch is required). Meetings are every Monday, except when noted, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (+/-) VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! [*There are no dues or membership list; just come!] For a list of their upcoming talks see: http://www.denverminingclub.org/

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum The museum is at 1310 Maple St. (corner of 13th and Maple Streets) on the CSM campus, Golden, and is well worth a visit at any time; daily hours are 9-4 Mon. through Sat., 1-4 Sundays. The beautiful new museum at the Colorado School of Mines is one of the treasures of our state’s legacy. Filled with fabulous mineral, ore, and fossil specimens, the collection has been amassed since the earliest days of the Territorial School of Mines in the 1870s. "Did you know?", "Evaluation of specimens is performed between 10 a.m. and noon, Tuesdays through Thursdays." If you have a mystery rock/mineral specimen that has always puzzled you, considering bringing it to show them at these times.

Thanks to Peter J. Modreski for keeping us up to date!

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