|Colorado Section Newsletter - Summer 2017|
|COLORADO SECTION OFFICERS|
|Government Relations - AIPG Legislative Update
2016 Proposed Colorado Legislative Bills
|ON-DEMAND WEBINARS ABOUT CONTAMINANTS YOU'RE LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER||Denver Mining Club Meetings - Mondays at lunch|
|FANTASTIC BOOK SALE at DERL|
|CSU Dept. of Geosciences Seminars - Thursdays at 12:30||CSM Van Tuyl Lecture Series - Thursdays 4-5|
|SEM-SEG Chapter Short Course and Upcoming Lunch & Learn Talks||Dinosaur Ridge Event Schedule- Through February|
|USGS Rocky Mountain Area Seminar Series||FastTIMES Issue Available - Drone Mapping in CO|
|Denver Earth Resources Library - Premier Memberships (4/3/16)||AGI/AIPG Geoscience Online Learning Webinars|
|Mines Reopening Meeting- March 21||The Remediation Workshop- March 28|
|AEG Mile High Chapter April Dinner- April 6||CEMS presents “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”- April 18|
|Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup- April 26||Colorado Section AIPG Looking for Volunteers- May 12|
|Witness Preparation Short Course- May 17-18||The Geology Train- June 17|
|GRSG Oil & Gas Remote Sensing Workshop- July 11-12||Endangered Species Act, Wetlands, Stormwater & Floodplain Regulatory Compliance- July 12-13|
|Tailings and Mine Waste '18- September 30-October2||Introduction to Groundwater Resources Online Course|
|From Rocks to Drill Bits: The Essentials of the Oil Field||Sign-up to learn more about water well resource management|
|SME offers a FREE Fundamentals of Professional Ethics webinar for mining professionals||BOE Construction Rulemaking, Rule 6.3|
|Groundwater Issues and Science Affecting Policy and Management in the Southwest||New Water Resources Investigation Report|
Permanent Resources and Job Board
|CERCLA Section 108(b) Proposed Rule for Hard Rock Mining (5/8/16)||"Armadillos Can't Understand English", Publication (12/20/15)|
|How to make Gemstone cupcakes (10/16/15)||Websites of interest for information and education (10/16/15)|
|Articles on Colorado Geology (10/16/15)||Copper Compendium (10/8/15)|
|Colorado Mining Exhibit Railroads & Mining: Building the West (10/5/15)||60 Minutes Story About REEs (3/25/15)|
|AIPG Headquarters Job Search||Job Board|
|Historic River Basin Report Released by the USGS||MSHA and OSHA Training|
|101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground||1974 Piceance Creek Basin Road Log|
Scholarship and Section Information
|Scholarship Fund||Rex Monahan Geological Student Scholarship|
|Colorado Section's Career Day handout 2002||Section President and Vice President Duties|
|Colorado Section Officers 1967-2016
Status of Colorado Legislation: Please contact your Senator or Representative if you see a bill that can stand an informed AIPG opinion. To keep track of any bill’s status as it progresses through the legislative process, use the following link, and then click on the individual bill (i.e., HB16-1004). And, please keep in mind that new bills can be introduced at any time so visiting the link on a regular basis may be advantageous: http://www.statebillinfo.com/sbi/index.cfm?fuseaction=Bills.Main&&mode=0&sortby=3&filter=b&page=1
2016-2017 Georesource House & Senate Bills and status at the following link. Bills are bills color-coded by: oil&gas, water, mining, use in connection with a State Bill Summary site: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/0hog6uunr9qio7a/AAAlveqyqi1fH3CfBdWpI0vwa?dl=0go to top
(comp. by P. Modreski, USGS-Denver, email@example.com)
Thurs., Mar. 22, 4:00 p.m., Van Tuyl lecture at Colorado School of Mines, Ancient Carbonate Channel-Levee Systems: Browse Basin, NW Shelf Australia, by Dallas Dunlap, Univ. of Texas at Austin. Berthoud Hall Room 241.
Mar 23-25, Fort Collins Rockhound Club Gem & Mineral Show, at The Ranch/Larimer County Fairgrounds, Thomas M. McKee 4-H Building, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO (I-25 exit 259, Crossroads Blvd; 4-8 p.m. Fri, 9-6 Sat., 10-5 Sun.)
Tues, Mar. 27, 3:00 p.m., Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, Origins of life: Why did only Earth succeed?, by Ramon Brasser, Tokyo Tech., & Steve Mojzsis, CU Boulder. VIP Room, DMNS.
Tues., Apr. 3, 10:30 a.m., USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminar, Building 25 Lecture Hall, Denver Federal Center, Three ways to evaluate how well we know the carbon cycle, by Mary Whelan, Carnegie Inst./Stanford Univ.
Wed., Apr. 4, 4:00 p.m., CU Geological Science Colloquium, Emplacement and exhumation of a Laramide subduction complex in western Arizona, John Singleton, CSU. Benson Earth Sciences Building Auditorium 180; social hour with refreshments follows in Benson 185. All are welcome.
Thurs., Apr. 5, 4:00 p.m., Van Tuyl lecture at Colorado School of Mines, Precambrian Layered Mafic Intrusions (?) of the Zimbabwean Craton: Their Economic Importance and Origin, by Jeff Chaumba, University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Berthoud Hall Room 241; all are welcome.
Thurs., Apr. 12, 4:00 p.m., Van Tuyl lecture at Colorado School of Mines, Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World, by Masaki Hayashi, Univ. of Calgary. Berthoud Hall Room 241; all are welcome.
Thurs., Apr. 12, Colorado Scientific Societys annual Past Presidents Dinner, to be held at Mt. Vernon Country Club, featuring a presentation on Colorados Exciting New Dinosaurs by Dr. Joe Sertich, Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Details will be announced.
Denver Mining Club February Schedule
Local Chapter of the INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF RAGGED ASS MINERS, Establ. 1891
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO 80110
(Southwest side at Santa Fe Dr. & Hampden Ave.)
(Purchase of buffet lunch required)
Every Monday, except when noted
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (+/-)
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!
March 5.--Tony Hammond, Mining Engineer, Hammond Swayne LLC. “Bisoni McKay and other Vanadiferous Organic Shale Deposits of Central Nevada.”
March 12.--Bob Bair, Numismatist and Educator. “James Earle and Laura Gardin Fraser: Artists and Designers of Coins and Medals.”
March 19.--George Sowers, Professor, Space Resources, Colorado School of Mines. “CSM’s New Space Resources Program.”
March 26.--Priscilla Nelson, Professor & Head, Department of Mining Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. “Update on Mines Mining Engineering Department.
Dick Beach, Secretary, (303) 986-6535. See past and future DMC talks at the web site: www.denverminingclub.org.
The Denver Mining Club is a public forum for the many facets of the mineral industry. Volunteer to give a talk if you have an interesting story to share; we'll buy your lunch! Contact Ed Crabtree, 303-322-7460, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other coming events:
Western Museum of Mining & Industry. Now through June 9, 2018. New Exhibit: Gold Mining In Colorado. An award-winning, 11-case exhibit, from the origins of gold to contemporary gold mining. WMMI, 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO. For more information, see the web site: www.wmmi.org/events .
Colorado Mineral Processing Division 68th Annual Meeting. Apr. 26-28, 2018, Greenfield or Brownfield: Where Should We Concentrate? Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO. For more information, see the web site: www.coloradompd.com.
Schedule posted at: http://www.colorado.edu/geologicalsciences/colloquium . All talks are held in the Benson Earth Sciences Auditorium (180) every Wednesday at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. **Refreshments are served following the colloquium.**
Jan. 17 Boswell Wing, CU Boulder; TBA
Jan. 24 Jeremy Jackson, Emeritus at National Museum of Natural History; TBA.
Jan. 31 Stacey Smith. EBIO – Boulder; TBA.
Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences October Seminar Schedule
Schedule posted at: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/geo-news-and-events/department-seminars . Seminars are located in Room 320, Warner College of Natural Resources (NR) Building on Thursday afternoons, and will begin at 12:30 p.m. (alternative dates/times/locations may occasionally be noted). Questions? Please call 970-491-5661.
Thursday, February 1
Silicic calderas as regional strain markers in orogenic belts and what they say about metamorphic core complex evolution in the southwestern United States
Charles Ferguson, AZ Geological Survey
Thursday, February 8
Hikurangi Ocean Bottom Investigation of Tremor and Slow Slip (HOBITTS): Seafloor Seismic and Geodesy Studies Offshore New Zealand
Anne Sheehan, University of Colorado
Wednesday, February 14 (4:00 pm)
Five things geophysicists should know about the shale plays.
Bruce Hart, Statoil, AAPG-SEG Distinguished Lecturer
Thursday, February 22
Derek Schutt & Jerry Magloughlin, CSU Dept of Geosciences
Colorado School of Mines Van Tuyl Lecture October Series
Schedule posted at: http://geology.mines.edu/GE_Lecture-Series , or call 303-273-3800. The Van Tuyl lectures are given every Thursday at 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Berthoud Hall Room 241.
February 1. José Cerrato, University of New Mexico. “Interfacial Processes Affecting the Transport of Uranium and Co-occurring Metals in Abandoned Mines in Native American Communities.”
February 8. Reinhard Sachsenhofer, Montan Universitat Leoben, “Petroleum Systems Analysis in the Alpine Foreland Basin”
February 15. Theresa Schwartz, Research Square, “Landscape Evolution of the Rocky Mountain Cordillera: New Insights from Integrated Geologic Datasets.”
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Colorado School of Mines, Berthoud Hall; L&L talks are in the room stated for each talk.
February 12th and 14th, 4-6 pm, Richard Goldfarb: “Orogenic Gold Workshop”
February 22nd, L&L 12-12.50 pm, BH109, Jill Nelson of Brooks and Nelson Recruitment. “Resume and effective communication workshop.”
March 1st, L&L 12-12.50 pm, BH109, Mary Little of Perihelion Inc: “High Sulfidation Epithermal Exploration in Northern Chile”
For more information, contact email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you all!
-CSM SEG Student Chapter
Please contact Education@dinoridge.org to RSVP for any event.
Everything Dinosaur Talk 5: Thyreophora Part 1 (Stegosaurs)
Tue Feb 6, 2018 5pm 6:30pm
Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for part five of a talk series meant to orient new volunteers (or anyone interested) in dinosaurs! Wish you knew more about these fantastic beasts that roamed our backyard? This is the series for you! This fifth talk focuses on a group of dinosaurs with spikes on the tail and plates along their backs--the stegosaurs! Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place again the following Friday at 10am with 4 or more RSVPs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK.
TriceraTOTS Feb 7, 2018 (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at firstname.lastname@example.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.
Everything Dinosaur Talk 6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs)
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5pm 6:30pm
Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for part six of a talk series meant to orient new volunteers (or anyone interested) in dinosaurs! Wish you knew more about these fantastic beasts that roamed our backyard? This is the series for you! This sixth talk focuses on tank dinosaurs, the ankylosaurs! Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place again the following Friday at 10am with 4 or more RSVPs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK.
Everything Dinosaur Talk 7: Iguanodonts
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5pm 6:30pm
Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for part seven of a talk series meant to orient new volunteers (or anyone interested) in dinosaurs! Wish you knew more about these fantastic beasts that roamed our backyard? This is the series for you! This seventh talk focuses on iguanodonts, thumb-spiked dinosaurs! Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place again the following Friday at 10am with 4 or more RSVPs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK.
Everything Dinosaur Talk 8: Hadrosaurs
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5pm 6:30pm
Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for part eight of a talk series meant to orient new volunteers (or anyone interested) in dinosaurs! Wish you knew more about these fantastic beasts that roamed our backyard? This is the series for you! This eighth talk focuses on hadrosaurs, the duck-billed dinosaurs! Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place again the following Friday at 10am with 4 or more RSVPs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK.
Everything Dinosaur: What IS a Dinosaur?
Thu Mar 1, 2018 1 pm 2 pm
Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on what dinosaurs are, how they're classified, and even what fossils are mistaken for dinosaurs! This also covers what are NOT dinosaurs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREETALK.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings
Building 25 Auditorium, Denver Federal Center Lakewood CO.
Enter the Fed. Center at Main Gate (Gate 1) off Kipling; turn right on 2nd St., bear right on to 1st St.; proceed north through 2 stop signs, park on the left beneath the solar panels. Enter Bldg. 25 through door E-14 in the center of the building, where you will check in at a security guard station. Auditorium is just inside, on the right. All visitors are welcome to attend.
For more information contact Pete Modreski - 303-202-4766 , email@example.com
February 6. Heather Wright (Cascades Volcano Obs.). “Volcanic crisis at Agung volcano, Indonesia: the role of VDAP/USGS.”
February 20. Jim Watkins (Univ. Oregon). “Oxygen isotope fractionation in the CaCO3-DIC-H2O system.”
March 3. Enrique Merino (Indiana Univ.). “Replacement, metasomatism dynamics, & the blind spot of geochemists.”
March 21, 2018 1 PM to 10 PM
Georgetown Community Center, 613 6th Street, Georgetown, CO
Statement of Problems to be Addressed:
Approximately 12,000 patented mining claims are thought to exist in Clear Creek and surrounding Counties. Many of these are the property of people, in particular of elderly people, who would like to benefit from the gold, silver, copper, etc., mines they inherited, but do not know how to do so. Many of these properties are defined as “Superfund Cleanup Sites,” a designation that severely limits value. Clean (No-Waste) mining and remediation are, indeed, possible! Meeting with other mine owners and with a variety of professionals in an informal gathering has obvious value.
Who should attend: Mine Owners, Miners, Mining Engineers, Lawyers, Accountants, Geologists, Geophysicists, Mineralogists, Investors, Assayers, Core Drillers, Mill & Smelter Owners, Environmental Services, Government Regulators, …, all who may be interested!
Goals: To bring all the components of the mining industry in Georgetown, CO to a conveniently local meeting place so all those interested will be informed about what is necessary to open or reopen a mine. People will be able to meet and mingle to discuss whatever is wished. We plan to host similar meetings in other historically significant mining towns on a round-robin basis over the coming months.
For more info, Corrections, Additional Contacts to Notify, etc.: Send an E-Mail to LVManess@Comcast.net with details. Whereas Lindsey Maness is the organizer, about 30 other mining industry professionals are also assisting.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Holiday Inn Lakewood, 7390 W Hampden Ave., Lakewood, CO 80227
This workshop includes 4 hours of Professional Development Hours (PDH's) for attending this workshop.
Over 12,500 environmental professionals have registered for a Remediation Workshop on 4 continents, and there is no charge to attend . These half-day, technical workshops cover a range of soil & groundwater remediation topics. In addition to receiving cutting edgetraining, attendees will receive a hot buffet lunch and 4 PDHs FREE.
DENVER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
11:15 - Registration, hot buffet lunch is served, and networking with exhibitors
11:45 - Welcome from a Workshop Representative
:00 Opening Remarks
12:15 John Fontana “Update on High Resolution Site Characterization Tools, Conceptual Site Models, and In-Situ Remediation Applications”
12:55 Michael Lee, Ph.D. “Optimizing EVO Formulations for Maximum Reductive Dechlorination in Your Aquifer Using Emulsified Vegetable Oil Substrates and Emulsified Vegetable Oil with ZVI”
1:35 - BREAK
2:00 Bud Ivey “Surfactant Enhanced Push-Pull Method for In-situ Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil and Groundwater”
2:40 Jesse Taylor “Combined Remediation Technology Synergies”
3:20 - BREAK
3:35 Brian Newgent “Tools of the Trade: Your Remedial Investigation Solutions”
4:15 Keith Wall “Using Magnetometric Resistivity to Identify Preferential Seepage Flow Paths at Contamination Sites
5:00 - After-hours networking hosted by Vista GeoScience
To register or get more info, go to https://enviroworkshops.com/workshop/2018-03-28-denver-co/
Friday, April 6, 2018
Social hour starts at 5:30 pm, dinner starts at about 6:30
Colorado School of Mines, Ballroom C, Student Center, 1200 16th Street, Golden CO 80401
Announcing our annual Student Night event. Student Night will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:30 to 8 pm in Ballroom C, Colorado School of Mines Student Center. The format will be a poster session, buffet dinner, and CSM Student Chapter silent auction. This year we are adding an opportunity for students to have their resumes reviewed, and sponsoring companies may set up a booth if they wish.
Please consider presenting a poster at Student Night! This is a great opportunity to present your work to prospective employers and future colleagues. There will be a cash award for the best poster presentation, and each presenter will receive a gift bag of nifty items. If you would like to present, please email your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on Friday, March 23. Late abstracts will not be accepted.
Student Night Silent Auction:
The CSM Student Chapter is already gathering items for their annual silent auction fundraiser. Please consider donating item(s). Anything geologically relevant, obscure, interesting, and/or valuable is welcome, including rock and mineral specimens, fossils, maps, equipment, books/publications (either of historical value or still relevant for use in practice), etc. A brief description of the item(s) and an estimate of value would be very helpful. Please e-mail CSM student chapter event coordinator Troy Duron at email@example.com to coordinate all donations. And come to Student Night prepared to bid on some interesting and valuable items.
For Student reservations, go to https://aegmilehigh.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7cdecaeb033c45216c38110ff&id=64a86fc295&e=3d917d4f01
For non-student reservations, go to https://aegmilehigh.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=7cdecaeb033c45216c38110ff&id=fd1abf7dab&e=3d917d4f01
Wednesday, April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Denver Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80206 (complimentary parking is available in the attached parking garage)
Last day to register is April 11th!
Movie Title: An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power
Registration opens at 5:00 pm, 5-6:45 pm Networking, Hors doeuvres & Cash Bar in the Henderson Lounge; Movie Start Time: 7:00 pm
Panel Discussion: starting at 8:40 pm
A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.
Cameras follow him behind the scenes in moments both private and public, funny and poignant as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Cost: $25/person which includes hors d oeuvres, a ticket for a $5 drink or popcorn, and the movie. Student pricing is $15/person.Please follow this link to the movie web page to see more about the film: Inconvenient Sequel: https://coems.org/events/cems-presents-an-inconvenient-sequel-truth-to-power-wednesday-april-18/
April 26, 2018
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America, in conjunction with the Colorado School of Mines and Trout Unlimited, presents the Summit: “Good Samaritan Protection to Enhance Abandoned Mine Land Cleanup -- Finding a Path Forward.” The Purpose of the Summit is to: Identify necessary liability protection from applicable environmental laws that advance closure and remediation of the identified pilot/demonstration projects. The Summit’s outcome is: A diverse coalition of stakeholders working to advance pilot/demonstration projects focused on Good Samaritan legislation that enhances/advances AML reclamation.
The topics and summit breakout session discussions presented at the Summit will be:
Laying out the Challenges. Identify social, political and legal issues impeding closure and remediation of AML Lands. Subjects discussed include: What is needed, State Government Considerations, Environmental Coalition Issues, Private Sector & Industry Considerations, Congressional Representative Discussion
Existing Issues Impacting AML Clean-up. Address social, political and legal issues related to AML cleanup within current regulatory structure and envision potential Good Samaritan protections. Issues discussed include: Legal Issues, AML/Good Samaritan Issues, Health, Safety & Environmental Issues, EPA discussion of Good Samaritan Issues
Break-out and Planning. How do we Implement Political and Legal Lessons Learned During the Morning and select Hardrock ALM Pilot Demonstration Projects? Three groups will address: 1) Political and Legal Mechanism for a Successful Demonstration, 2) Coalition Discussions for a Successful Demonstration, and 3) Candidate sites for AML Hardrock Demonstration Sites
Feedback and Actionable Items. The Goal of the final session is to fold in outcomes from the morning and early afternoon sessions and define next steps towards definition of effective pilot or demonstration projects that support suitable language for Good Samaritan Legislation. Included will be reports of the Working Sessions and Consolidated Group Conclusions.
This Summit is of interest to all stakeholders with an interest in accelerating the clean-up of existing hazardous/dangerous abandoned mines through Good Samaritan legislation. Stakeholders include individuals from mining companies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and local communities.
For more information about the Summit, and to participate, contact Betty Gibbs, Executive Director, MMSA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-444-6032.
May 12; 9 am - 3 pm
Colorado Section - AIPG will host a booth at the 2018 Boy Scout Day held at Dinosaur Ridge on May 12th. The event will be from 9 am 3 pm at the Visitors Center, which is located at 16831 W. Alameda Pkwy in Morrison, just east of the Hogback. Volunteers are needed to staff the booth, and we are asking for two (2) volunteers for two hour intervals (9-11, 11-1, and 1-3). This event is an excellent opportunity for our Section to “show our stuff” (knowledge, specimens, and geological enjoyment).
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tom Van Arsdale at email@example.com.
May 17-18, 2018
EUCI Office Building Conference Center, 4601 DTC Blvd, B-100, Denver CO, 80237
Key takaways Include:
This course is designed to improve the effectiveness of witnesses as they prepare and serve as experts in rate cases and other associated energy industry testimony. The course is organized in two distinct areas; preparing and serving as an expert during the administrative process and learning how to be an effective witness during associated hearings. The course is designed to be highly interactive and will conclude with a mock hearing exercise where participants will demonstrate skills and competency with expert witness responsibilities in the administrative hearing process.
Important Note: Attendees will need to bring a laptop for the course.
For more info, go to https://www.euci.com/event_post/0518-witness-preparation/?target=Overview&x=29287x563262Sm01091&utm_campaign=0518-witness-preparation_03-08-2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=daily
June 17, 2018
The Geology Train is back by popular demand! Ticket Prices: Adults: $165 Students: $105.
Join us for the Geology Train, featuring Peter Lipman. This year, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad welcomes Peter W. Lipman, Emeritus Scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey. Peter Lipman is well-known to many for his magnificent scientific accomplishments in the field of volcano geology including field mapping, studies of ancient and active volcanoes, documentation of gigantic submarine landslides, and volcano hazards.
Geology Train Trip Options:
The Geology Train departs from our Antonito, Colorado Depot at 8:30 am and arrives at Chama, New Mexico Depot around 6:00 pm. A luxury motorcoach departs Chama Depot at 6:15 pm, and arrives back at Antonito Depot at 7:15 pm.
Or, take the luxury motorcoach from our Chama, New Mexico Depot at 7:00 am, arriving at the Antonito, Colorado Depot at 8:00 am. Then board the Geology Train departing Antonito at 8:30 am, arriving back at the Chama Depot around 6:00 pm.
For Reservations by phone: 1-888-286-2737. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11-12, 2018
The Geological Remote Sensing Group (GRSG) has opened its call for papers to be considered for their forthcoming Oil and Gas Workshop.
The workshop, run in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Colorado, will focus on how remote sensing is being used within both oil and gas companies and associated research organisations to provide real and new benefits across the industry.
The workshop organising committee is seeking contributions from industry professionals, suppliers and vendors, academics, and government officials who have used new remote sensing sensors, data, and/or techniques to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of oil and gas exploration and production.
These projects may include, but are not limited to:
Exploration and appraisal of O&G resources
Planning and development of O&G assets
Operations and productions phase including surveillance and environmental monitoring
Emergency and oil spill response
Decommissioning and rehabilitation of O&G assets
New sensors, data analytics workflow, and machine learning techniques
Authors who wish to present at the workshop are requested to submit an abstract (max 250 words) before 1st May 2018.
For the Call for Papers, to register to receive future workshop mailings, or more info, go to https://www.grsg.org.uk/grsg-oil-gas-remote-sensing-workshop/
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July 12-13, 2018
Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 South Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Environmental permitting affects many utility projects in the United States. Often, these processes impose delays, constraints and additional costs that are not anticipated by the project team. The goal of this course is to provide attendees with a broad understanding of many of the commonly encountered permitting processes associated with construction, maintenance and operational activities.
This course will strive to inform attendees of when permitting may be necessary and to provide an understanding of the process for navigating these permitting processes. Relying on experience working on hundreds of previous projects on these subjects, course instructors will provide case studies to highlight lessons learned and successful approaches. An additional goal of this course will be to provide attendees with tools to make environmental permitting a more efficient component of their organizations project management.
As practical application of information learned, attendees will participate in a field site visit to Denver area wetland sites.
For more info or to register, go to https://www.euci.com/event_post/0718-endangered-species-act/?target=Overview&x=29232x563262Sm01091&utm_campaign=0718-endangered-species-act_02-27-2018&utm_medium=email&utm_source=daily
Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2018
Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO
Call for Papers
SCOPE OF CONFERENCE
The Conference objective is to provide a forum for presenting the state-of-the-art with respect to mill tailings and mine waste, and to discuss current and future issues facing the mining and environmental communities. The program will include sessions by practitioners and recognized experts on the general themes of the Conference. The Conference also will include exhibits by vendors and consultants, and short courses. The focus of the presentations include:
—Site Characterization and Monitoring
—Site Design and Operation
—Geosynthetics and Liners
—Mill Tailings Design
—Imaging and Spatial Analysis
—Reclamation & Remediation
PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS
Prospective authors are requested to submit a short abstract (one page or less, double spaced) and include the title, author(s) and corresponding authors’ affiliations, addresses and contact information. The deadline for submission is Friday, March 16, 2018.
The abstracts will be used for planning purposes and undergo an acceptance review. Final papers will be limited to a maximum of 12 single spaced pages. Detailed guidelines and instructions for preparation of papers will be sent immediately upon acceptance of the abstract. The deadline for submission of final papers to be included in the proceedings will be Friday, June 8, 2018. All papers will be acceptance reviewed by the organizing committee. Peer-review of papers will be made available to those in academia upon request.
SEND ABSTRACT/INQUIRIES TO:
Linda Hinshaw, Conference Coordinator
Telephone: (970) 491-5049
Fax: (970) 491-7727
For more info,. go to www.engr.colostate.edu/ce/Tailings
Shifting and increasing populations, as well as changing weather patterns, have garnered greater attention to where the world will obtain its water supplies both now and in the future. Increase your general knowledge about groundwater, its movement, vulnerabilities, and sustainability during this online offering that serves as both a primer and a refresher course and that addresses topics such as:
How do groundwater and surface water differ and what is the impact of their interaction?
What is a water budget?
What are permeability and porosity and how does each affect groundwater flow?
When and to what constituents is groundwater most vulnerable
For more info or to register, go to http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/ondemand/Pages/1012.aspx
The Board of Examiners has initiated a Rulemaking process to clarify Rule 6.3 “Prior Notice of Dewatering Well, Monitoring and Observation Hole, and Test Hole of the Construction Rules” (2 CCR 402-2). The proposed rule change clarifies that a notice of intent must be provided prior to the construction of any dewatering well or monitoring and observation hole, not just those that penetrate through a confining layer. The rule change is meant to eliminate any potential for confusion, but does not change the substance or requirements of the existing rule. Staff of the Board of Examiners held a public stakeholder meeting to discuss a proposed change to Rule 6.3 on Tuesday February 27, 2018.
Please review the proposed language on the following page and provide any comments by the end of business March 16, 2018. Comments can be submitted through the “BOE Info/News” at AskDWR (http://www.dwr.state.co.us/OnlineTools/AskDWR.aspx) or by email to Kevin.Donegan@state.co.us.
For the full PDF of the Rulemaking announcement, go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/11rGauSHJBD73JdzTbF2J2KBcxSbHei5i/view?usp=sharing
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The Mine Geologist is responsible for the pit ore control duties of the Mining Department including identifying rocks, making critical decisions about the ore and providing geology related services to other mine personnel. In addition, the Geologist provides data entry services to the department and processing and handling of all samples that are generated from the Mining department. The Geologist also uses the Maptek Vulcan software suite to generate grade-control block models to direct mining, as well as helps with surveying duties on an as-needed basis.
Handling, collection, and processing of all geologic samples. Geologic mapping. Petrography analysis. Applied science and geology to solve problems.
Using advanced professional knowledge, work with your fellow Geologist and other mining colleagues on a variety of internal and/or external requests such as helping to process samples onsite from the exploration geology department and developing and updating mineral reserve and resource models for estimating reserves and resources.
Work with the Mine Manager on new work approaches, methods and policies to optimize performance and to ensure adherence to industry regulations and organizational standards.
Implements processes, policies, systems and practices within geology that contribute to effective geology operations.
Keeps on top of trends related to geology and incorporates this information into work assignments and approach.
Monitors costs related to geology and implements approved recommendations for maximizing operational efficiencies.
Actively seeks mentorship and learning to improve product or technical knowledge and skill set
Investigates, researches and analyzes information and issues related to geology.
Prepares and updates reserve technical reports and documentation to ensure compliance with industry and operational requirements.
Compiles and interprets geologic and assay data that will assist in solving grade distribution questions (ore-waste boundaries, dilution) and facilitates efficient mining.
Collaborates with senior management to identify and analyze business requirements and the implications for the team; identifies gaps and implements agreed upon solutions.
Assists in developing in-mine exploration and delineation drilling programs.
Establishes and maintains a professional relationship with local academic staff, federal, and state geologists, independent consultants, and geologists.
Identifies strategies and key performance goals and acts as an advisor to direct reports; works to overcome challenges and barriers and minimize risk.
Identifies key performance measures for the team; monitors and reports on the achievement of targets and revises strategies as needed.
Assist our mine surveyor as needed and stand in as his substitute when quick surveying tasks are required on the surveyors off days.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: At least 1 to 3 years of mining experience preferred.
Geology degree or closely related degree, required
Valid Drivers License (required, where applicable)
Rock crushers, pulverizers, shatter cells, handheld XRF Preferred
XRF, XRD, EDXRF, QEMSCAN Preferred
Microsoft Office Suite
Employees are responsible for following all company, industry and regulatory procedures and laws to ensure a safe work environment by oneself and to the company.
A willingness to promote safety among the workforce. Participate in Process Hazard Analysis procedures and Pre-Startup Safety Reviews.
(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment is required when performing work in a mine, manufacturing, outdoor, or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses safety footwear and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Our facility is located about 45 minutes south of Las Vegas and at an elevation of 4700 feet.
Employees are subject to outside weather conditions.
Work is in a manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to moving mechanical parts, toxic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, fumes or airborne particles.
May be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday.
Company paid Life Insurance; Medical; Dental; Vision
We are looking for candidates with 0 to 5 yrs experience for various projects in rural Nevada. The successful candidate will assist with and conduct production, development, and exploration activities in support of mining operations. Geologic skills learned at the University level are applied in the practical environment and developed through predominantly on-the-job training.
Duties will consist primarily of geologic core and RC chip logging but may include other geologic activities including cross-section geologic interpretation, database entry and review, report writing and graphics. The candidate should be familiar with standard computer programs (Word, Excel, etc), able to describe basic rock types and alteration, geologic mapping skills, geologic observation skills, good interpersonal and communication skills, motivated, self-reliant, ability to carry 50 lbs, walk on uneven terrain, and operate a motor vehicle in a safe and effective manner.
— Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time.
— Candidate must be able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day.
— Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
— Will be responsible for laying out drill holes in field for rig set up.
— Required PPE: steel toed boots, hard hat, safety vest, work gloves, and ear protection.
— BS degree in Geology, or Geological Engineering with 0-5 years of industry experience in a mining or
— Must be able to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check.
— Must have current Surface MSHA.
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Manager, Sales & Talent Acquisition
920 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801
Position Title: Chair, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Department: Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Job Type: Full-Time
Job EEO Category: Faculty
Physical Demands: None
Job Summary: Department Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, 10-month appointment. Works collaboratively with the departments faculty and provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department. Assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, and facilitating the acquisition of external funds through grants and contracts. The chair also carries faculty responsibilities in teaching, scholarly activity, and service.
Minimum Qualifications: Must have completed a Ph.D. in Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography or a closely related discipline. Must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, noteworthy scholarly achievement, and service to the profession that is sufficient to warrant tenure. Should have a record of securing outside funding and demonstrated experience in leadership or management
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who are committed to the Leadership Identity at UNC, which incorporates the tenets and characteristics of systems thinking, organizational commitment, shared governance, candor, civility, and commitment to on-going professional development. More specifically, the chair should demonstrate the following capabilities, achievements, and dispositions:
—Ability to provide cohesive, visionary, energetic, and innovative leadership
—Ability to bring together people with diverse perspectives and academic backgrounds to foster and sustain a positive, supportive environment for faculty, staff, and students in teaching, advising, service, scholarship, and administration
—Commitment to exploring and implementing effective and diverse pedagogies that foster student learning in a student education focused department
—Record of noteworthy scholarly achievement, including external funding
—Commitment to establishing strong collaborative relationships within the university, the profession, and the community
—Interest in securing external funds through grants, contracts, and/or development work
—Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and delegate appropriately
—Ability and skill to function effectively as a leader and a colleague in a university environment
—Ability to oversee program assessment
—Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
—Strong sense of integrity and ethics
—Provide teaching expertise that complement current faculty and/or appropriately expand the course offerings of the departments degree programs (B.S. degrees in geology, meteorology, environmental sciences, secondary education, an M.A. degree in Earth Sciences and the Professional Science Masters in Environmental Geosciences).
Desired Start Date: 07/01/2018
For more information on the position and application process, go to https://careers.unco.edu/postings/2071
For additional information please visit, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions