Upcoming Meetings

All are welcome – no admission charge


CSS October Meeting
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30-9:00 PM
Structural Geology of Colorado

Ned Sterne
at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood, CO
6:30-7:00 PM – Social
7:00-9:00 PM Talk and discussion

Ned Sterne, an independent professional geologist, has been working on the Colorado Transect: a restorable cross section following I-70 across Colorado incorporating data from the mantle to the mountain tops.

Central, deformed portion of the I-70 transect
Williams Range thrust exposure along Route 6 near Keystone, looking north.
Ned Sterne

Map for Shepherd of the Hills Church


Sunday, October 21, 2018, 4-6 PM
CSS Family Night at the
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Rhodochrosite and Tetrahedrite with Quartz

4:00-6:00 PM at the:
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple St. (Maple & 13th Streets), Golden
(weekend parking is free on campus & Golden city streets)

Please come join us at this special Open House & Family Night at the CSM Museum!
Hosted by the Colorado Scientific Society and courtesy of the Museum. We’ll have complimentary refreshments (pizza and other food, snacks, treats, non-alcoholic drinks and beer from the Golden City Brewery) for everyone. In addition to all the regular features of the museum, there will be some special activities–a mineral & rock scavenger hunt/treasure hunt—one for kids and one for adults. Bring your family, friends, and guests!

Regular Sunday hours of the museum are 1 to 4 p.m. Come early if you like too; our CSS event will begin when the regular museum visitors leave.

Quartz Specimens

Some of the special features always at the museum include:

  • Mineral, rock, geology, and fossil displays
  • New changing mineral displays every year
  • Displays focusing on Colorado’s mining districts
  • Gold and silver (and platinum!) displays
  • Miss Colorado crown, and a silver pitcher and platter made of Colorado silver
  • Colorado State Rock, Mineral, and Gemstone (Marble, Rhodochrosite, Aquamarine)
  • Amazonite, Smoky Quartz, and Topaz from the Pikes Peak region
  • Meteorite displays, plus Apollo 15 and 17 Moon Rocks
  • The Mine Tunnel, including a Fluorescent Mineral Display
  • Rare-Earth and Critical Minerals Display
  • The 1939 Irwin Hoffman murals depicting mining throughout history
  • The Museum Gift Shop
  • A display of “Minerals of the Early Solar System”!

Family Night flyer:
CSS Oct-21-2018, Family Night at the Colo. School of Mines Museum

The Journey to Steel

CSS November Meeting
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Speakers and Subjects to be announced
at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood, CO
6:30-7:00 PM – Social
7:00-9:00 PM Talk and discussion


CSS Presidents Talk and December Meeting
Thursday, December 13(?), 2018, 4
Cities at Risk

Bob Raynolds, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Probably at the DMNS Planetarium
6:30-7:00 PM – Social
7:00-9:00 PM Talk and discussion


General Information about Meetings

All are welcome – no admission charge
Social Hour starts at 6:30, meeting at 7:00

Meetings are normally at:
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church
11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood CO
Map


See Abstracts (under Events) for previous Colorado Scientific Society Talks