On-The-Rocks Field Trip – September 2001

Trip Title: Bouncing Boulders, Rising Rivers and Sneaky Soils: A Primer to Geologic Hazards Along Colorado’s Front Range Trip Leaders: David C. Noe, James M. Soule, and Karen A. Berry, Colorado Geological Survey Date: Saturday, September 8, 2001 Announced in: The Outcrop, August 2001, p. 13 The Front Range Urban Corridor between Boulder and Golden contains an astonishing … More On-The-Rocks Field Trip – September 2001

“On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Proterozoic Geology of the Front Range

Title: “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Proterozoic Geology of the Front Range Leaders: Jack Reed and Bruce Bryant, USGS Date: Saturday, August 11, 2001 Publication: The Outcrop, July 2001, p. 17-18 The oldest rocks in the Front Range are apparently the products of arc-magmatism and sedimentation in arc-related basins which were part of an extensive terrane that was … More “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Proterozoic Geology of the Front Range

“On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Geology Along the Mineral Belt Trail, Leadville, Colorado

Title: “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Geology Along the Mineral Belt Trail, Leadville, Colorado Leader: Charles G. Patterson, Ph.D. Date: Saturday, August 4, 2001 Publication: The Outcrop, July 2001, p. 16-17 This scenic 12-mile loop traverses one of the most famous mining districts in the world. Outcrops are scarce, as the bedrock geology is mostly overlain by glacial moraine, but … More “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Geology Along the Mineral Belt Trail, Leadville, Colorado

“On-the-Rocks” Field Trip The Cripple Creek Gold Mining District

Title: “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip The Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Teller County, Colorado Trip Leader: Marc Melker, Mine Geologist, Cresson Gold Mine Date: Saturday, July 21, 2001 Publication: The Outcrop, July 2001, p. 15-16 Discovered in 1891 by a cowpoke named Bob Womack, described as a “part-time cowboy, full-time drinker”, the Cripple Creek mining district has produced … More “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip The Cripple Creek Gold Mining District

“On-the-Rocks” Field Trip: West Elk Coal Mine Near Paonia, Colorado

Title: “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip: West Elk Coal Mine Near Paonia, Colorado Trip Leader: Wendell Koontz, Mine Geologist Date: July 14, 2001 Publication: The Outcrop, May/June 2001, p. 11 The West Elk Mine, owned by Arch Coal Inc., and operated by Mountain Coal Company, is a 7 million tons-per-year coal mine utilizing state of the art mining techniques. … More “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip: West Elk Coal Mine Near Paonia, Colorado

“On-the-Rocks” Field Trip to the Florissant Fossil Beds

Title: “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip to the Florissant Fossil Beds Trip Leader: Dr. Emmett Evanoff, University of Colorado Museum, Boulder Date: May 19, 2001 Publication: The Outcrop, May/June 2001, p. 10 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument contains some of the worlds best known late Eocene insect and plant fossils. This ancient biota has recently been in the center of a … More “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip to the Florissant Fossil Beds

2001 “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Schedule

Title: 2001 “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Schedule Author: Bill Cole, On-The-Rocks Chair Publication: The Outcrop, April 2001, p. 5 Another great field season is closing on us fast. Plan to make at least one of these trips. You will enjoy both the geology and the socializing! May 19 — Florissant Fossil Beds, near Divide, Colorado. Leader: Emmett Evanoff … More 2001 “On-the-Rocks” Field Trip Schedule

On-The-Rocks Field Trip: Sept. 21, 2002

Title: On-The-Rocks Field Trip: Gold in the Rocks – A Trek Back in Time Trip Leaders: Beth Simmons, Metropolitan State College of Denver; David Mosch, Edgar Mine Manager, Colorado School of Mines; Al Mosch, Mosch Mining Company, The Phoenix Mine, Idaho Springs, Colorado Date: September 21, 2002 Publication: The Outcrop, August 2002, p. 11, 13 While traveling west on 1-70 to … More On-The-Rocks Field Trip: Sept. 21, 2002

On-the-Rocks Field Trip, June 15, 2002

Title: On-the-Rocks Field Trip: Stratigraphy and Mineralization of the Leadville Limestone, Central Colorado Trip Leader: Scott Hazlitt, Leadville Mining and Milling Company Date: Saturday, June 15, 2002 Publication: The Outcrop, May 2002, p. 17-18 What could be better than getting out of town and into the mountains in June, driving scenic U.S. 24 along the Eagle River Canyon … More On-the-Rocks Field Trip, June 15, 2002