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Sat.-Sun., April 29-30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., “Announcing another ridiculously exciting Book/Garage Sale” at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum 1310 Maple St., Golden. “Thousands of maps; hundreds of books, journals, minerals, fossils, etc. Prices vary by item or box. Most prices will drop throughout the event. Information: 303-273-3815.”

Sat., May 6, 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Colorado Mineral Society's Silent and Verbal Auction, Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 920 Kipling St. (3 blocks north of West 6th Ave.) Lakewood, CO 80215.Minerals, fossils, faceted stones, lapidary pieces, books, jewelry, and fluorescent minerals. Door prizes every half hour, raffle at 2:45pm. Special verbal auction at 1:00 pm of museum quality specimens donated by special dealers. Abundant parking, refreshments, and easy handicap access. A few auction tables reserved for only children to bid on. Checkout will begin at 2:45pm (cash or check only). **A special invitation is extended to non-CMS members to participate in this auction as sellers and buyers.** Limit of sales to three flats of materials. Sellers can get copies of bidding slips on our club website (fillable and printable pdf file): see http://www.coloradomineralsociety.org/ . Checkout will be by bidder number, so contact Leslie Osgood at 303-986-4488 for a bidder number and/or seller letter. Any questions about the auction should be directed to Ben Geller by phone at 303-550-5993 or by email at geller520@gmail.com .”

Thurs., May 11, 7:30 p.m., monthly meeting of the Colorado Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy. 7:30 p.m., social time to meet & talk with members, and all are invited to bring specimens to show or pictures to share as Powerpoint or .jpg images. 8:00 p.m., formal meeting and program—speaker & topic still TBA at this time. VIP Room, Denver Museum of Nature & Science. All are welcome. See http://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/events/ for more info.

Sat., May 13, Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, Silent Auction.  Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood CO, 12:00-4:00 (setup begins at 10:30 a.m., auction begins at 12:00, verbal auction 1:00, all tables will close by 3:00 p.m., checkout follows). For more info see http://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/ .

Sat., May 13, Dinosaur Discovery Day – Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison, CO. Scouts as well as the public are invited.” Parking will be off-site at the Bandimere Speedway overflow lot located east of C-470 and south of Alameda along S. Rooney Road. Signs will be posted. Parking is $5 per car, paid as you enter. More than 80 earth scientists and other volunteers, including certified Merit Badge Counselors, assist with the event.” There is a registration fee for participating Scouts, and a $4 per person charge for persons (over age 3) who wish to take a bus tour of the ridge” (no charge for just a walking tour). For full information see http://www.dinoridge.org/scoutdays.html#bsa . The next Dinosaur Discovery Day will be Saturday, June 10.

Thurs., May 18, 7:00 p.m., Too Warm, Two Poles: How Past Super Interglacials Should Inform Future Coastal Policy, Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Annual Emmons Lecture of the Colorado Scientific Society; American Mountaineering Center Auditorium, 710 10th St., Golden.  No admission charge and all are welcome.

Fri.-Sun., May 26-28, Fossil Fish Dig, Kemmerer, Wyoming. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is sponsoring a field trip to collect fossil fish at a private quarry in Kemmerer, WY.  The registration fee of $550 per person ($525 for Friends members and volunteers) includes transportation to and from Kemmerer, 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches, 2 speaker sessions about the fossils, and 2 days (4 hours each) digging for fossils. Registration and full payment is due by May 5.  For full info and a copy of the registration form, please write to volunteer@dinoridge.org.

Fri.-Sat.-Sun., June 2-4, Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. At Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. 10-5 Fri. & Sat., 10-4 Sun.

Thurs.-Sun., June 8-11, Fairplay Contin-Tail rock, gem, and mineral show, MiddleFork RV Resort, 255 Highway 285, Fairplay, CO

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.

Fri.–Mon., July 21-24, 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 feature two days of talks (July 22 - 23) and two days of field trips (July 21 and 24) to historic Colorado gold and silver mining areas, focusing on the Front Range and the northern half of the Colorado Mineral Belt.” More information about the symposium is at: https://www.facebook.com/LikeCSMGeoMuseum/posts/1822491981371516 . Registration cost will be $100; students, $50; banquet, $40; each field trip, $40. A complete registration form will be available soon.

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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