Participants will be guided through Holcim's on-site quarries where limestone from the Cretaceous Fort Hays Member of the Niobrara Formation is mined as the principal raw ingredient, and the Cretaceous Codell Sandstone is mined for use as a silica additive. Pyrite nodules and fossils may be collected from spoils piles of the Niobrara Formation. The Fort Hays Member is the principal target of the horizontal drilling programs in the Denver Basin and the quarry provides one of the best local outcrops of the Fort Hays.
The tour continues as our group is guided through the cement quarry to see the massive blending hall, corrective raw material silos, and operations control room. Cement manufacturing is one of the most complex in industrial minerals. The tour will be an excellent time to fully understand its manufacture.
We will see everything on the north side of the River including Quarry Tour - fossil and mineral collecting, the Mobile Equipment, Crusher, Blending Hall, etc.
Hardhats required, steel toed boots encouraged. AIPG does have hard hats that will available to participants.
Date - Friday, June 23, 2017
Time - 8:15 am - 5:00 pm (the bus will depart at 8:30 am)
Location - Departs and returns to the DoubleTree Denver-Thornton Hotel, 83 East 120th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80233, (303) 920-8000. The northeast corner of the intersection of 120th Avenue and I-25.
Cost includes transportation, lunch, water, and snacks.
On this day, we will start with the Archean rocks and work our way up looking at: Paleoproterozic Palms, Ironwood Formation, Tyler Formations, then some stops in the Mesoproterozoic Mellen Complex of the Mid-continent Rift, all near Mellen, Wisconsin. Then heading east we will look at the Oronto Group at the mouth of the Montreal River. These rocks span more than 1.7 billion years and represent many different geologic environments and provide many different mineral resources.
On Sunday, we will examines the geology of the rocks of the Keweenawan Supergroup (1.1 Ga) and related intrusive rocks of the Midcontinent rift system exposed around the Porcupine Mountains. The Porcupine Volcanics create much of the area topography and represent a volcanic center that became active late in the volcanic history (about 1093 Ma). The Porcupine Volcanics are distinctly enriched in light rare earth elements (LREE). Economic–grade ore bodies are located on the western and eastern mountain flanks. Transportation: Both field trips will leave from Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
Cost: $40 per person includes motor coach transportation to and from the park on both days and a barbecue dinner at the park on Saturday night!
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October 24 and 25, 2017
ODNR H.R. Collins Core Laboratory Conference Room, Delaware, Ohio
The AIPG Ohio Section is pleased to announce an upcoming Vapor Intrusion Short Course. Vapor intrusion (VI) is the migration of undesirable chemical components into indoor airspace. Vapor intrusion into buildings is one of the primary routes of human exposure to volatile organic compounds released to the subsurface. This short course will cover VI aspects including the physical processes governing subsurface vapor transport and entry into buildings, VI assessment, monitoring and mitigation strategies, VI risk analysis, legal aspects, case studies and field demonstrations. CEUs will be available and we are working with Ohio EPA to get VAP PDHUs for Certified Professionals that attend. Topics of discussion will include:
Please view the full course information here: AIPG Ohio 10-2017 VI Course Flyer
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Attendance will be limited to the first 50 paid registrants so please register today!
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