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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,, 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  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: 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 .
Aug. 10-13, Contin-Tail rock & mineral show, Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds, Buena Vista, CO; see
Aug. 17-20, Woodland Park Rock, Gem, & Jewelry Show, Woodland Park, CO; see
Aug. 18-20, Lake George Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club, Lake George, CO.  See
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
Sep. 13-16, Denver Fine Mineral Show, Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd.; see
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
Nov. 11-12, 38th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM; see
Nov. 17-19, Denver Area Mineral Dealers Show, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden CO.

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

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

Van Tuyl Lecture Series, Colorado School of Mines, (Tuesdays, 4 p.m.) see

Denver Mining Club (Mondays, noon), see

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

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

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



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:

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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