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Wed., Nov. 29, 4:00 p.m., “In dry climates with weak rocks, micro-climates reshape drainage networks”, by Sam Johnstone, USGS. . CU Geological Sciences Colloquium,  Benson Earth Sciences 180; refreshments follow lecture. See for the full fall schedule.

Wed., Nov. 29, 6:00-7:00 p.m., “Everything Dinosaur” talk series #11 at Dinosaur Ridge: “Archosaurs”.  Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting and FREE talk on archosaurs: crocodilians, birds, pterosaurs, (dinosaurs)! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1 (on the WEST side of Dinosaur Ridge). RSVP to .

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., “Book and garage sale” at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, 1310 Maple St., Golden. “Lapidary equipment and material, books, journals, minerals, fossils,maps, and miscellanea. Prices vary by item or box. Most prices will drop throughout the event.”

Tues., Dec. 5, 3:00 p.m., Ellen Currano (University of Wyoming), Seeing the forest through the leaves - from Ethiopia to the Rocky Mountains. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Science Colloquium Series; VIP Room, DMNS; all are welcome, and museum admission is not required to attend.

Fri.-Sun., Dec. 8-10, Flatirons Mineral Club annual Gem and Mineral Show, “Rocks and Rails”. Boulder County Fairgrounds, Main Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO.  Combined Gem and Mineral Show + Boulder Model Railroad Club Exposition; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. See .

Wed., Dec. 13, 5:30 p.m., Colorado Scientific Society Annual Meeting, Potluck Dinner, and President's Address, by Marith Reheis, USGS Scientist Emeritus: DUST!  Why Should You Care?  (The answer is blowing in the wind). At the Arbor House, in Maple Grove Park, 14600 W. 32nd Ave., Golden. Social time begins at 5:30, potluck dinner at 6:00, program begins at 7:00 p.m.


For more lecture series during the year see:

Colorado Café Scientifique in Denver, monthly lectures on science topics held either at Blake Street Station or Brooklyn’s, Denver; open to the public, no charge other than refreshments you may choose to purchase; see .

Colorado Scientific Society (Lakewood, monthly meetings, usu.3rd Thurs., Sept.-May), .

CU Geological Science Colloquium (Wednesdays, 4 p.m.) see

CSU Dept. of Geoscience Seminars (Fridays, 4 p.m.), see

Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, (Thursdays, 4 p.m.):

Denver Mining Club (Mondays, 11:30), see

Denver Region Exploration Geologists Society (DREGS; 1st Monday, 7 p.m.),

Florissant Scientific Society (FSS); meets monthly in various Front Range locations for a lecture or field trip; meeting locations vary, normally on Sundays at noon; all interested persons are welcome to attend the meetings and trips; see for details and schedules.

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison, CO, periodic public lectures & events, and “Dinosaur Discovery Day” public tours on one Saturday per month, May-October. See .

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

Rocky Mountain Micromineral Association,  (RMMA; 2nd Sunday of most months, 2 p.m., in conference room across hall from CSM Geology Museum)

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



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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