ASSOCIATION OF GEOSCIENCE STUDENTS
AT COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES
A topaz cluster on rhyolite from Utah (maybe we'll go there!).
from the Prez
From The Prez
Are you guys as psyched as I am to be going to the Sweet Home Mine?
. This is the same mine where they found this tasty rhodochrosite (from
the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County). This crystal cluster
is 10 cm high.
Mos t members can be reached by email using an address with the first
letter of their first name+last name.mines.edu. However, some people have
offered their e-mail addresses so they can be easily contacted. Feel free
to contact those members for more informa tion.
You cant really see me in either
of these pics, but the left one is on a snowfield at Molas Lake, CO and
the right one is on a welded tuff in Sawatch, CO.
Here is the list of members (you guys are doing a good job of paying dues!
I'll have the member lists updated soon).
O ur fearless trip coordinator is Ted
Playton. Tell him or any other officers about ideas for trips you
want to take. Remember, this is a student run organization, so you
decide where we go.
Going to the Sweet Home Mine, courtesy of Brian Lees, a former CSM graduate
and owner of the mine. This trip will occur on the 30th of October, a
Thursday. Space is quite limited, so sign up soon with Jeremy Merrill
or at the meeting on F riday, Oct 17th.
We are also going to the Great Sand Dunes, probably on October 24th or
25th thru the 26th. If you've never been to the Sand Dunes, or have been
and want to go back, man, they are really cool, and you should come along.
We'll do some bitchin' eolian geology and have some fun playing in the
We have several of this year's AGS t-shirts left. Please contact Ginny
Mast in the museum to obtain one.
The dinosaur is on the front and the trilobites are on the back. The
dinosaur is green, has a red shirt and blue hat. Colorful!
Last year's AGS T-shirts, Local Geology and State Physiography, can
also be purchas ed from Ginny Mast, the geology museum curator.
Feel free to submit T-shirt designs for this year to Jeremy
Merrill so that we can get them printed before Christmas.
Previous Successful Collecting Trips
AGS has historically been lead by very active rockhounds. AGS has supported
many mineral collecting tri ps in Colorado. Some of the more enjoyable
sites have been Crystal Peak, Texas Creek, and the Calumet Mine. Colorado
Rockhounding is a good resource to find good collecting locations.
Previous Mine Tours
Mine tours have been a very helpful supplement to students' feel of how
a mine operates. Several mines have been happy to host tours for CSM geology
Schwartzwolder Uranium Mine
Here are some cool links to geology related web pages:
Resources for Sedimentary Geologists at University of Oregon:
A listing of sedimentary geology web pages, duh.
Who's paying attention?
Okay, you smarty pants, what is this? A
t-shirt (when we make them, I wont forget) for the
first correct ID of this structure.
Just email me with the
correct answer and a brief description of process.
The background of this page is a fine specimen of wulfenite from
Do you have a good quiz idea? I want to know! Click
here to reply.
Check out the AGS link to Internet
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