|Colorado Section Newsletter - Winter 2017|
|COLORADO SECTION OFFICERS|
|Government Relations - AIPG Legislative Update
2016 Proposed Colorado Legislative Bills
|April 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|
|FastTIMES Issue Available - Drone Mapping in CO||FCGS Dinner and Talks - Apr. 27|
|Hydraulic Testing Webinar Series||SME CO MPD Convention - May 4-6|
|Denver Earth Resources Library - Premier Memberships (4/3/16)||Special Core Workshop in SLC - May 16|
|Leadership Conference for Women in Energy - June 5-6||Colorado Water Law - 13th Annual Conference - June 9|
|Upstream Oil & Gas Regulations Short Course - June 12||Environmental Permitting for Energy and Utilities - June 12-13|
|Introduction to the Gold Market and Gold Mining - June 19-22||CO Section Field Trip - June 23|
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
Wed., Apr. 26, 6-7 p.m. Everything Dinosaur: Talk 4 Theropods Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on meat-eating dinosaurs, the theropods! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. Tours@dinoridge.org
Sat.-Sun., Apr. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .”
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 programspeaker & topic still TBA at this time. VIP Room, Denver Museum of Nature & Science. All are welcome. See http://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/events/ for more info.
Fri., May 12, 3:00 p.m., The Evolution of Sensory Systems in Mammals, by Simone Hoffman, New York Institute of Technology; Denver Museum of Nature & Science Earth Sciences Colloquium, VIP Room, DMNS, all are welcome, Museum admission not required to attend.
April 24.--Rick Sauers, Executive Director, and Danica Cox, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, WMMI. Whats Happening at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry?
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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Thursday, April 27th
Social starts at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, talks at 7:00 pm; FLC Geoscience Student Posters at 4:00 pm
Fort Lewis College, Student Union Building, Vallecito Room
1) Tracy Dembrowski, "AN INVESTIGATION OF THE AGE AND PETROLOGY OF THE TRIMBLE GRANITE, NEEDLE MOUNTAINS, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO”
2) Nick Risedorf, “POTENTIAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE TIMING OF HALOKINETIC MEGAFLAP DEFORMATION: BIOSTRATIGRAPHY & PALEOECOLOGY OF PERMIAN/PENNSYLVANIAN CARBONATES, BIG GYPSUM SALT ANTICLINE, SW CO”
3) Katrina Bryant, “ASSESSING THE CORRELATIONS AMONG AUTOMATIC SONDE DATA AND THE TOTAL CONCENTRATION OF METALS IN THE ANIMAS RIVER, SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO AND NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO”
4) Dani Vitarelli, “A LIDAR-BASED ANALYSIS OF FAULT GEOMETRY AND SLIP-RATE ON THE SANGRE DE CRISTO FAULT, SOUTH-CENTRAL COLORADO”
RSVP By Monday, April 24th to Jim Corken,@ email@example.com or 970-759-2567 OR you can RSVP & pay online at: http://www.fourcornersgeologicalsociety.org/Events/events.asp
$20.00/person with Reservation. $25/person without Reservation while the food lasts.. Talk only, at 7 pm, is FREE. First 4 students to RSVP free: Contact Dr. Gary Gianniny (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Midwest GeoSciences Group & In-Situ, Inc. have designed a powerful five-module webinar series dedicated to hydraulic testing in fractured rock:
April 27, 2017: Analysis of Single-Hole Hydraulic Testing in Fractured Rocks and Its Implications
May 4, 2017: Analysis of Pumping Tests in Fractured Rock with Traditional Interpretation Methods
May 11, 2017: Novel Analysis of Pumping Tests Using Hydraulic Tomography
May 18, 2017: Transducer Technologies From Measuring Water Levels to Exporting Data
May 25, 2017: Borehole Flow Meters for Assessing Bedrock Stratigraphy and Fracture Hydraulics
To register or for more info, go to http://www.midwestgeo.com/webinars/hydraulictesting-2017series.php
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
The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) is proud to announce a major donation of cores from Greater Aneth field in the Paradox Basin of southeastern Utah. This massive and scientifically significant collection of cores (from over 125 wells) was generously donated to the UGS by the field operator, Resolute Energy Corporation of Denver, Colorado. Greater Aneth is Utahs largest field having produced over 480 million BO and 437 BCFG from oolitic and phylloid-algal limestones and dolomites of the Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation. The UGS and Resolute invite you to attend a special core workshop designed to introduce this amazing collection to the geologic community (industry, universities, consultants, etc.).
Registration (limited to 40 attendees): Cheryl Gustin, UGS, Ph. (801) 537-3360; email: email@example.com
For more information contact: Tom Chidsey, UGS, Ph. (801) 537-3364; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
June 9, 2017
Embassy Suites, Denver, CO
—New Developments and Cases
—Interplay Between Water and Environmental Law
—Recreational, Piscatorial, and Aesthetic Uses of Water in Colorado
—Colorado Water Plan
—Water Quantity and Quality
— Ethics in the Water Practice
Environmental Planning & Permitting
June 12, 2017 | Denver, CO
Key Takeaways Include:
19-22 June 2017
HOTEL TEATRO, DENVER, CO
The program is ideal for generalist investors or individuals new to the precious metals industry. It covers the functioning of the gold market, how to value and model mining companies, and includes a tour of the Cripple Creek Gold Mine near Colorado Springs. A complimentary industry networking luncheon is also available at which Tom Brady, Chief Economist for Newmont Mining, will discuss current developments in the gold market and related merger and acquisition activity.
The teaching faculty is made up of accomplished professionals (http://denvergoldgroup.cmail19.com/t/r-l-yuatko-huhrdkklkk-j/) who are active in the industry, and ready to share their expertise and insights.
Register today for the program to avoid disappointment because space is limited to the first 60 applicants. The mine tour is restricted to the first 26 applicants. Go to http://denvergoldgroup.cmail19.com/t/r-l-yuatko-huhrdkklkk-y/ to register or get more info.
GeoScience Data Analyst
Klondex Mines Ltd. is seeking a qualified GeoScience Data Analyst. The primary goals for this position is assuming responsibility for the support of all underground and surface exploration geological databases. Candidates on this position should be able to demonstrate acQuire and SQL programming skills.
The GeoScience Data Analyst will be responsible for the auditing, quality control, quality assurance, reporting and decision-making support for exploration, due diligence studies, project and operations geologic databases. They will be engaged in providing critical thinking on conducting geologic data QA/QC audits for new and existing data to ensure data quality and data accuracy.
Essential Functions will include:
A Bachelor Degree in Information Systems or related field with at least 2 years experience or exposure to databases and mining-related computer software experience is required.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume to email@example.com or to the Klondex office at 3300 Traders Way, Suite C, Winnemucca, NV to be considered. Please visit www.klondexmines.com/company/careers for other career opportunities. Klondex Mines Ltd. is an EEO employer with a competitive compensation and benefit package.
Title: State Geologist/Chief Administrative Officer of the Wyoming State Geological Survey
Class Code: EXMT03
Effective date: 4/11/2017 (Open until Filled)
Supervisory level: Executive
Salary range: (EX14) Min: $7,505.00 MPP: $9,381.00 Max: $11,257 per month
Location: Laramie, WY
Executive level job as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS). The person selected to this position exercises considerable discretion and judgment in serving as the State Geologist, and providing direction and leadership to the WSGS. The State Geologist is appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Wyoming Senate. This at-will appointment is for a term of six (6) years. The State Geologist is a public advocate for WSGS policies; facilitates scientific exchanges between WSGS and its counterparts on the state and federal levels; exerts substantial influence on state government in general and on the standards of geological investigations in Wyoming and the rest of the country. The State Geologist reviews WSGS activities to maximize coordination with other governmental agencies, industry and professional groups and minimize the duplication of government activity with the private sector. The State Geologist formulates and evaluates plans, policies, standards and controls to meet the statutory requirements of the WSGS; directs the negotiations of agreements providing for cost sharing or cooperative funding for geologic studies and mineral resource inventories; oversees the development of an annual report and budget; supports budget and workforce recommendations; and reviews and approves technical reports, maps and manuscripts for publication. As a member of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission, the State Geologist plays a vital role in the mineral/energy industry in Wyoming. The State Geologist serves on the Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, Wyoming Board of Professional Geologists, Enhanced Oil Recovery Commission, Groundwater Commission, Consensus Revenue Estimating Group, and is an ex-officio member of the Wyoming Geological Survey Advisory Board.
Colin McKee: Governor's office, 2323 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82002; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (307) 777-7930
Also for more information:
Kathy Olson: email: email@example.com; phone: (307) 766-2286
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