El Nino’s Coming

Title: El Niño’s Coming Author: Michael Wilson Publication: The Outcrop, Dec. 2006, p. 19 Any Dune fans out there? There’s a scene in the Dune movie (Artisan, 2000) where nasty old Baron von Harkonnen and little Alia, with her blue-on-blue eyes, are standing in front of the Padishah Emperor. There’s an explosion and a rumbling … More El Nino’s Coming

RMAG is on a Role!

Title: RMAG is on a Role! Author: Clare P. Marshall Publication: The Outcrop, Dec. 2006, p. 30 On October 7, 15 members of RMAG assisted with the third annual Rocks and Roles: Women on the Ridge. This celebration of women in geology is cosponsored by the Girl Scouts Mile Hi Council and the Association for … More RMAG is on a Role!

‘Geo Families’ Documentary

Title: ‘Geo Families’ Documentary Author: David Emme Publication: The Outcrop, Dec. 2006, p. 28 “I’m making a documentary about Geologists.” “Come again?” “I’m making a documentary about multi­-generational Rocky Mountain geologic families.” ‘Hmmm…that seems a little odd. Does that mean you want to interview me?’ “Uh, yes, if that’s ok with you.” “Well go ahead, … More ‘Geo Families’ Documentary

Board of Directors Meeting – October 2006

Title: Highlights of the October 18, 2006 RMAG Board Meeting Author: John Ladd Publication: The Outcrop, Dec. 2006, p. 20 The October board meeting marked a couple of milestones. The first was that the meeting occurred on the 10th anniversary of Sandi Pellissier joining RMAG as the office manager. That she could survive ten years trying … More Board of Directors Meeting – October 2006

Scholarship Established to Honor All of RMAG’s Veterans

Title: Scholarship Established to Honor All of RMAG’s Veterans Publication: The Outcrop, Dec. 2006, p. 12 The RMAG Foundation has established the new Veterans Memorial scholarship to recognize all its vets and to support graduate studies in geology. Contributions and pledges of over $20,000 have already been made to the scholarship in memory of Earl Griffith, … More Scholarship Established to Honor All of RMAG’s Veterans

Luncheon – December 1, 2006

Title: Perfecting the Search for Unconventional Resource Plays Speaker: Peter Dea Publication: The Outcrop, Dec. 2006, p. 4 Creative geologic thinking, technology advancements, maturing conventional plays, investor preference for low risk drilling inventories and pricing improvements have all led to an industry wide focus on “Perfecting the Search for Unconventional Resource Plays.” What used to … More Luncheon – December 1, 2006

Gold, Silver, Palladium and Platinum in Wyoming – Part II

Title: Gold, Silver, Palladium and Platinum in Wyoming – Part II Author: W. Dan Hausel Publication: The Outcrop, December 2006, p. 1, 6, 8-9, 11, 14-17 INTRODUCTION In Part I of this series (in the September 2006 issue), we examined the gold deposits at South Pass granite-greenstone belt which includes the South Pass-Atlantic City and Lewiston … More Gold, Silver, Palladium and Platinum in Wyoming – Part II

President’s Award – 2006

Award: President’s Award Recipient: Christopher P. Gough Citation published in: The Outcrop, Nov. 2006, p. 31 The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is pleased to present its President’s Award to Chris Gough for his longtime contributions to the annual GeoLand Ski Day. Chris has been a member of RMAG since 1982, and has been responsible … More President’s Award – 2006

Special Award for Humanitarian Service – 2006

Award: Special Award for Humanitarian Service Recipient: Robbie R. Gries Citation Published In: The Outcrop, Nov. 2006, p. 30 This special award is presented to Robbie Gries, in recognition of her extraordinary, ongoing, and compassionate care and support of her friend and fellow geologist, Susan Landon. Robbie has persevered in being a medical, physical, and … More Special Award for Humanitarian Service – 2006