|Colorado Section Newsletter - Winter 2017|
|COLORADO SECTION OFFICERS|
|Government Relations - AIPG Legislative Update
2016 Proposed Colorado Legislative Bills
|March GeoEvents||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|
|Volunteers needed for State Science Fair (Apr. 6)||FastTIMES Issue Available - Drone Mapping in CO|
|Carbonate Diagenesis Short Course- Mar. 27-28||Course on NEPA - Mar. 28|
|Denver Earth Resources Library - Premier Memberships (4/3/16)||SME CO MPD Convention - May 4-6|
|Leadership Conference for Women in Energy - June 5-6||Upstream Oil & Gas Regulations Short Course - June 12|
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=0
Tues., Mar. 28, Everything Dinosaur: Talk 11 Archosaurs, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for part eleven 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 eleventh talk focuses on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs. Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place again the following Friday at 10am. Meeting place: Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center: upstairs classroom. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org for more information.
Wed., Mar. 29, Everything Dinosaur: Talk 3 Sauropods, 6 p.m. -7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on long-necked dinosaurs, the sauropods! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org for more information.
Fri., Mar. 31, Everything Dinosaur: Talk 11 Archosaurs, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for part eleven 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 eleventh talk focuses on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs. Meeting place: Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center: upstairs classroom. FREE TALK. Unable to make it to this talk? It will take place, open to the public, November 25, at 6 pm. Tours@dinoridge.org for more information.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Fort Collins Gem & Mineral Show, sponsored by the Fort Collins Rockhounds Club, at the McKee 4-H Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds/The Ranch, I-25 exit 259. 4-8 p.m. Fri., 9-6 Sat., 10-5 Sun.
Fri., Apr. 7, 3:00 p.m., Reef Communities from the Great Lakes of the Eocene, by Mark Loewen, University of Utah. Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, VIP Room, DMNS, all are welcome, Museum admission not required to attend.
Sat., Apr. 8, 8 a.m. 4 p.m., for all science educators (or anyone who may be interested), a Southeastern Colorado (SeCO) Science Symposium will take place at Pueblo West High School, 661 W. Capistrano Ave., Pueblo West, CO 81007. Co-sponsored by CAST (Colorado Association of Science Teachers), PALS (Peak Area Leadership in Science) and other state science teachers groups. Three sessions of workshops (morning, over noon, and afternoon) will be given on a variety of science education topics including biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental education, engineering, physics, and STEM. Registration (required by March 10) costs $20 (lunch included), or $10 for members of any of the science education organizations. Link for the registration form and list of session topics: http://www.coloradocast.org/
Fri., Apr. 14, 6:45 p.m., North Jeffco Gem & Mineral Club Silent Auction. APEX Community Center, 6842 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Setup at 5:30, auction begins at 6:45. All are invited.
Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Apr. 14-17, Colorado Mineral and Fossil Spring Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel – Airport, 15500 E. 40th Ave. Denver, CO. See http://www.rockygems.com/colorado-mineral--fossil-spring-show-2017.html .
March 27.–Diane Dudley, HS&E (Retired) and Historian. "Griffin Ranches: A Mining and Ranching Family History Project in the Wet Mountains."
You can download the latest issue of FastTIMES from the following link: http://www.eegs.org/latest-issue . The issue contains The geoDRONE Report© which I write to inform the E&E geophysics and geologic communities about the goings on in the UAS business including bits on geoscience applications and technology. It contains a few paragraphs about UAS magnetometry for geologic mapping and UXO detection with some example data sets. Also, there is an article on the Great Sand Dunes UAS Photogrammetric Mapping project at the Grand Sand Dunes National Park in the San Luis Valley located in southern Colorado.
Please do not hesitate to share the issue with your colleagues and customers. Barry Allred, the Editor of FastTIMES, has encouraged me to distribute the publication to any interested party. Since it involves information about drone mapping projects in Colorado, your readers might find it of interest.
Ronald S. Bell, Consulting Geophysicist
International Geophysical Services, LLC
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Monday, March 27, 2017 at 8:30 AM – Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 5:30 PM (MDT)
Colorado School of Mines
1516 Illinois Street, Berthoud Hall – Room 403, Golden, CO 80401
Carbonate diagenesis includes any physical or chemical changes that occur in carbonate rocks after their deposition. It can begin on the sea floor and may include early subaerial exposure (syn/eogenetic) continue through possible burial (mesogenetic) and into possible uplift-related (telogenetic) realms. Since diagenesis has profound effects on the porosity and permeability evolution of the carbonate reservoirs, understanding these changes can provide valuable information on both the history of reservoir potential through time as well as the history of fluid flow through the units. Although many reservoirs produce mainly from original or early formed pores, there is a growing understanding that late-stage diagenesis can also form excellent productive porosity. Unlike most courses that consist of only lectures, this course provides participants an opportunity to have hands-on experience using standard petrographic techniques to better understand how diagenesis impacts carbonate reservoirs and how to identify the processes involved and their relative timing. This class is designed for participants who have some fundamental knowledge of geology and some minimal petrographic experience (i.e., can identify common minerals like quartz, calcite, etc. under the microscope)
The SME Colorado MPD (Mineral Processing Division) Convention is scheduled for May 4-6, 2017 at the Broadmoor. The title of the convention is “From surviving to thriving its in our hands”…and by the way do YOU know Len Harris?
We have a great slate of 22 speakers including:
—74 Years in Mineral Processing
—What I have Learned by Len Harris
—A Novel Approach to Energy Reduction in Cu Electrowinning by Courtney Young
—Process Description of Heclas Green Creek Mill in Alaska by Dave Tahija
—Dont Know What the Question Is, But Flotaion Modeling is the Answer by Ronel Kappes
—The Ugly, The Bad and The Good by Mary Korpi
June 5-6, 2017
The goal of this event is to help professionals advance their careers in a traditionally male industry by providing insight into key energy trends and skills for personal and professional development. Join the nation's most successful women leaders in energy as they share their industry knowledge, strategies, and experiences on how to accelerate positive organizational change and personal growth.
The program format includes keynote addresses, panel sessions, interactive group discussions and a plentitude of networking opportunities. You'll participate in knowledge sharing and collaboration while building relationships and enhancing your professional network. You'll leave this event with practical strategies, insights and guidance on how to propel your energy career forward. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and collaborate with the top women in energy.
Key Takeaways include:
For more info or to register, go to https://www.euci.com/event_post/0617-women-in-energy/?target=Register&x=26780x563262Sm0103go to top
Environmental Planning & Permitting
June 12, 2017 | Denver, CO
Key Takeaways Include: