Title: On-The-Rocks Field Trips 2002: Soft Rocks, Hard Rocks, and History
Publication: The Outcrop, April 2002, p. 19
Experience the diversity of geology in your backyard-marvel at dinosaur tracks, explore historic gold mines, ponder the sloshing of the Cenomanian seas. The On-The-Rocks (OTR) field program is one of the great benefits of RMAG membership. These informal trips provide a way for members and their families to enjoy the outdoors and learn something new. This field trip season offers a variety of topics that will showcase unique and spectacular sites. Mark your calendar and plan to join the fun.
- Dinosaur Trackway-A Mountain Bike Adventure Along the Purgatoire River
See article on page 18 for a description of this field trip.
Trip Leaders: Joanna Wright, Cd Denver, & matt Morgan, Colorado Geological Survey
May 11, 2002
- Stratigraphy and Mineralization of the Leadville Limestone, Central Colorado
An opportunity to view the stratigraphy of the Leadville Limestone at locations from Minturn to Tennessee Pass and discuss the Leadville-hosted mantos and veins of the world-class Leadville and Gilman districts.
Trip Leader: Scott Hazlit, Leadville Mining and Milling Company
June 15, 2002
- On Again, Off Again: The Saga of Cenomanian Seas
This weekend trip present the sequence stratigraphy of the Dakota near Chama, New Mexico utilizing world-class outcrops. A choice of camping or hotel accommodations will be available to participants.
Trip Leader: Pete Varney, Metro State College
July 20-21, 2002
- Kimberlite Pipes of the Chicken Park Area, State Line District, Colorado
Visit the Chicken Park Kimberlite Pipes; examine their setting, mineral assemblages, vegetation, and mineral indicators. The trip includes a field guide. Trip Leader: Dan Hausel, Wyoming Geological Survey
August 24, 2002
- Gold in the Rocks
A one-day trip that will present mining methods, geology, mineralogy and history of the Freeland-Lamartine and part of the Idaho Springs mining districts. A detailed field guide will be included.
Trip leader: Beth Simmons, Metro State College; Edgar Mine leader: David Mosch, Colorado School of Mines; Phoenix Mine Leader: Al Mosch
September 21, 2002
- Structures of the Northeast Flank of the Front Range
Trip Leader: Vince Matthews, Colorado Geological Survey
October, 19, 2002