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American Institute of Professional Geologists
Colorado Section

Monthly luncheon meetings are held every third Tuesday, at the
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO 80110
(Southwest side at Santa Fe Dr. & Hampden Ave.)
Lunch starts at 11:30 AM, Speaker 12:30 PM
Members/Non-Member/Visitors/Guests are all Welcome!

Price: Buffet lunch (approx. $10) must be purchased for entry to the Golden Corral.  An additional voluntary tip of $1/person is requested for the wait staff in the meeting room. Free parking. For more info: Contact Jim Burnell at (303) 866-3458 or dialjeemincolo@aol.com.

Colorado Section Newsletter - Spring 2015
GeoEvents (8/2/15) PTTC Workshops - Reservoir Engineering for Petroleum Professionals (8/2/15)
PTTC Workshops - Reservoir Engineering for Petroleum Professionals (8/2/15) Symposium on Applied Geostatistics in Quantifying Risk in Mining Value Chain Call for Papers (8/2/15)
PTTC Course - Beyond Resistivity (7/22/15) NGWA Upper Great Plains Groundwater Conference (7/12/15
Summer Industry Happy Hour - RMAG (6/27/15) 2015 Fall Symposium: Hot Plays (6/27/15)
NGWA Conference - Hydrology and Water Quality - Calls-for-abstracts (6/27/15) NGWA Groundwater Summit - Calls-for-abstracts (6/27/15)
Denver Mining Club Schedule (8/2/15) 2015 EARTH SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM (7/12/15)
Internships Needed (5/3/15) IPEC Call for Papers (4/24/15)
60 Minutes Story About REEs (3/25/15) Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation All About Mining Course (3/10/15)
Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration White Paper InPut (2/6/15) Task Force Comments - Hearings (12/17/14)

Job Board

AIPG Job Board
Entry-level Geologist Vacancy in Utah (3/25/15) Water Rights & Water Resources Engineer (3/5/15)
Job Opening for Mining Engineer/Geologist (1/23/15) Mountaineer Keystone - Job Openings (1/6/15)
Senior Geologist Position - Idaho Geological Survey (12/17/14) Wisconsin Director and State Geologist (12/9/14)
Klondex Mines Employment Opportunities (12/01/14) Geoscientist National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands (11/23/14)
Field Technician, Moab (10/30/14) PA Geologic Survey Bureau - Director (10/30/14)
S&H Job - TonaTec Exploration (10/30/14) Coal Mining Positions - Asia (10/16/14)
Job Opening with Geophysics Company (10/9/14) Chief Geochemist (10/9/14)
Humboldt State, Arcata, CA - Job Openings (10/6/14) Maryland Geological Survey (9/25/14)
Staff / Entry Level Geologists and Engineering Geologists (9/25/14) Jobs in Reno (9/25/14)
Historic River Basin Report Released by the USGS (01/31/13)
MSHA and OSHA Training (11/16/10)
101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground 1974 Piceance Creek Basin Road Log
Scholarship Fund Rex Monahan Geological Student Scholarship
Colorado Section's Career Day handout 2002 Section President and Vice President Duties

COLORADO SECTION OFFICERS
Government Relations - AIPG Legislative Update

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GeoEvents

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Special exhibits continuing in 2015:
Steps in Stone: Walking Through Time, at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, CU campus, Boulder. “A new exhibition that features real fossil tracks and trackways from the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History collections”. Open 9-5 weekdays, 9-4 Saturdays, 10-4 Sundays; closed on university holidays. Exhibit runs through December 2015; see http://cumuseum.colorado.edu/ .



Aug 21-23, Lake George Gem and Mineral Show (sponsored by the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club) and the Woodland Park Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, Aug. 20-23.


Sep. 12-20, Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show, see http://www.coliseumshow.com/ .


Sep. 13-20, Colorado (Fall) Mineral and Fossil Show, Ramada Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn - Central Denver), 4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO; see http://www.mzexpos.com/colorado_fall.html .


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PTTC Workshops - Decline Curve Analysis and Economics – A Basic Introduction

Wednesday, September 23 from 8:30 am – 5 pm
Colorado School of Mines

Fee: $250 (includes refreshments, workbook and PDH certificate)

Synopsis: This course will provide an overview and primer on the use of decline curve forecasting of oil and gas production and economics. The course may be useful to engineering and economic professionals needing a hands-on, practical understanding of decline curve analysis to make them more effective users of petroleum economics software. Instructor: Pete Galusky, Jr. Ph.D., P.E., Texerra LLC

For more info, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decline-curve-analysis-and-economics-a-basic-introduction-tickets-16900380493


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PTTC Workshops - Reservoir Engineering for Petroleum Professionals

Wednesday, September 9 from 8:30 am – 5 pm
Colorado School of Mines

Fee: $250 (includes refreshments, workbook and PDH certificate)

Synopsis: This course presents an overview of the fundamental concepts used in petroleum reservoir engineering. Starting with the definition and classification of petroleum reservoirs, and with the presentation of fundamental rock and fluid properties, the instructor will guide the participants in the application of engineering methods for estimation of initial fluid distribution in a reservoir and the estimation of initial volume of hydrocarbons in place. Instructor: Dr. Luis Zerpa, Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines.

For more info, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reservoir-engineering-for-petroleum-professionals-tickets-17757866256


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Symposium on Applied Geostatistics in Quantifying Risk in Mining Value Chain - Call for Papers

Geostatistics is applied during mineral exploration, project development, mining (production) and reconciliation processes. However, application of geostatistical techniques in risk assessment is relatively limited compared to common use of deterministic estimation tools. This symposium is designed to facilitate active dialogue in the areas of geostatistical application in quantifying risk in mining value chain amongst mining engineers and geologists.

Three technical sessions are designed for presentation of technical papers covering theoretical developments and practical applications of geostatistics in quantifying risks. A peer-reviewed publication comprised of selected papers presented in the above sessions is planned for publication in 2016.

View sessions at: http://www.smeannualconference.com/

Authors are requested to submit their abstract online at http://sme2016.abstractcentral.com/
Full papers will be requested from only selected authors at a later date.

For any further questions please contact: Abani Samal arsamal@gmail.com

Abstract (not papers) submission deadline is August 3. However, you can submit abstracts few days after that date. Still, if you need more time, let me know.

ABANI R. SAMAL
Principal, GeoGlobal,LLC Riverton, Utah
e: arsamal@gmail.com; t: 618-9673679


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PTTC Rockies - Beyond Resistivity

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (MDT)
Colorado School of Mines
1516 Illinois Street
Berthoud Hall - Room 243
Golden, CO 80401

Synopsis: The course assumes a basic understanding of common openhole logging measurements and their interpretation, and uses that working knowledge to consider the determination of formation fluid content through the equations which describe water saturation and water content (Archie’s equation and bulk volume water). The course illustrates how graphical methods that we once used to quickly determine fluid saturation and moveability (Pickett, Hingle, and Buckles plots) can now be used to determine calculation parameters for the equations, leaving the arithmetic to the hardware while the user concentrates on the interpretation of the data. Exercises provide the means to put the information shared here into practice.

For more info or to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-resistivity-tickets-17109448822?ref=enivtefor001&invite=ODE3MDgxNC9kY3BldGVyc0B0dXZlcmFleHBsb3JhdGlvbi5jb20vMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage


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NGWA Upper Great Plains Groundwater Conference

September 22-23, 2015
Little America Hotel & Resort Cheyenne
2800 West Lincolnway
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
Reservations 800 445.6945; 307 775.8400; fax 307 775.8425

Conference Overview

Gain insight on groundwater issues such as availability and quality, water scarcity, and low recharge rates being encountered in the Upper Great Plains, a growing and economically important region, during this NGWA conference.

The conference will primarily focus on the American states of Colorado, the Dakotas, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming, as well as the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan — including the plains, mountains, and intermontane valleys of this region.

To register or get more info, go to
http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/conferences/Pages/5010sep15.aspx


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Summer Industry Happy Hour

Presented by The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Sponsored by IGR

August 20, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Maggiano’s Little Italy
910 16th Street #1214
Denver, CO, 80202

The first 150 people to arrive will receive a free drink ticket.
email: staff@rmag.org; phone: 303.573.8621; fax: 303.476.2241; web:
www.rmag.org


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2015 Fall Symposium: Hot Plays

Denver City Center Marriott
October 8, 2015

Kick off Speakers: Mark Sonnenfeld & Lyn Canter

Go to http://www.rmag.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3521 for more information.

With all the unconventional activity occurring across the globe, it is time to review what is driving the technical quality of the “Hot Plays” in the greater Rocky Mountain region. Please mark your calendars for what is sure to be the “HOTTEST” event of the Fall 2015 Technical Season. Geological, Geophysical, Geochemical, Petrophysical, and Structural technical drivers will be presented, describing what the RMAG membership has determined to be the Hottest Plays in the Rocky Mountains.


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NGWA Conference on Hydrology and Water Quality - Calls-for-abstracts open

In the Southwest
February 23-24, 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico

This conference is being designed to explore the water resource challenges — and potential solutions — that states in the American Southwest are facing.

In much of this region — Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah — water is scarce and recharge rates are low, and population growth, droughts, agriculture, mining, and oil and gas development are intensifying interest in groundwater availability and quality. Abstracts are being sought on topics such as the following to name but a few:

Drought resilience/water availability/scarcity, particularly considering climate change Emerging contaminants Exempt well issues Managed aquifer recharge.

Abstracts due by August 30, 2015.

See http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/conferences/Pages/5034feb16.aspx for more information.


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NGWA Groundwater Summit - Calls-for-abstracts open

April 24-27, 2016
Denver, Colorado

As the industry’s preeminent technical conference, the NGWA Groundwater Summit — focusing in 2016 on “Solving Groundwater Challenges Through Research and Practice” — provides you with unparalleled opportunities to share your research, learn from leading experts, and collaborate with hundreds of your peers. Abstracts are being sought on topics such as the following, to name just a few:

  • Climate change and groundwater
  • Combined remedies
  • Groundwater monitoring
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Mining hydrology

Special note to students: If your abstract is accepted/presented, you will also have the chance to receive one of four $1,000 Farvolden Awards.

Abstracts due by September 13, 2015.

See http://www.groundwatersummit.org/ for more information.


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Denver Mining Club Schedule

DENVER MINING CLUB LTD.
Local Chapter of the INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF RAGGED ASS MINERS, Establ. 1891


Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO 80110
(Southwest side at Santa Fe Dr. & Hampden Ave.)
(Purchase of buffet lunch required)
Every Monday, except when noted
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (+/-)
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!



August 17. – John Googins, Applications Engineer, Aggregate & Mining Consultants, LLC. Track-mounted Crushing and Screening Equipment.


August 24. – Speaker and title to be announced.


August 31. – Speaker and title to be announced.


Other Events

All About Mining! A Total Concept of the Mining Industry. The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation and Colorado School of Mines present this new digital lecture and on-site refresher and field course for K-12 educators. For more information, see the web site: www.ALLABOUTMINING.org .
Tell your child’s or grandchild’s teacher about this exciting new opportunity.



Dick Beach, Secretary, (303) 986-6535. See past and future DMC talks at the web site: www.denverminingclub.org .

The Denver Mining Club is a public forum for the many facets of the mineral industry. Volunteer to give a talk if you have an interesting story to share about your specialty; we'll buy your lunch! Phone Dick Beach, 303-986-6535.

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2015 EARTH SCIENCES COLLOQUIUM

Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
VIP Room
Montview & Colorado Blvd.

Time: 3:00 4:00pm

*Museum admission not required to attend*

August 18th - Paul Myrow (Colorado College), The dynamic early Paleozoic world of Colorado: Faunas, environments, tectonics, and large earthquakes


September 15: - Charles Henderson (U. of Calgary), The WHAT of Conodont science: Insights into Permian oceans and beyond


For more info, go to http://www.dmns.org or call 303-370-6000.


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Internships Needed

Students in the new Applied Geology program at Metropolitan State University of Denver are required to fulfill the University's requirement of a 150-hour internship for graduation. This internship can be paid or unpaid. Students within the program are seeking individuals or companies willing to help these geology students learn more about their particular industry and complete the required 150-hours. MSU Denver students are well known as disciplined hard workers and achievers in their degree programs. These students are prepared to help with research, lab work, field work, projects, or other entry level geology work.

Please contact the Applied Geology advisors for more information: Uwe Kackstaetter, PhD, kackstae@msudenver.edu or Barbara EchoHawk, PhD, echohwk@msudenver.edu


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IPEC 2015 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN

November 17-19, 2015
Grand Hyatt
1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO
303-295-1234

Paper topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Water Management Issues
    • Beneficial Re-Use of Produced Water
    • Hydraulic Fracturing & Management of Flowback Water
    • Water Supply Issues for Oil and Gas Development
    • Produced Water Management Techniques and Practices
  • Soil, Surface Water and Groundwater Remediation
    • Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons and Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
    • NAPL Recovery
    • Pump-and-Treat Technologies
    • Forensic Geochemistry
    • Monitored Natural Attenuation
    • Enhanced Bio
    • In Situ Chemical Oxidation
    • MTBE, TBA, 1,4-Dioxane, Ethanol
    • Soil-Vapor Extraction, Bioventing, Biosparging
    • Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills
    • Remediation of Brine Spills
    • Composting
    • Pit Closure
    • Site Reclamation, Revegetation, and Restoration
    • Phytoremediation
    • Frac Flowback Water Impacts on Soil
  • Advanced Environmental Diagnostics
    • Stable Isotope Probing (SIP)
    • qPCR and RT-qPCR
    • Compound Specific Isotope Technology (CSIA)
    • Passive Samplers, Microarrays, RTFLP
  • Other
    • Legal and Regulatory Issues
    • Managing Expert Witnesses
    • Environmental Management, Compliance and Auditing
    • Environmental Issues in Production and Use of Unconventional Fuels
    • Drilling Waste Management
    • Waste Management and Pollution Prevention
    • Air Emissions
    • Noise Abatement
    • Corrosion

All abstracts are due by June 30, 2015.

Abstracts

Abstracts (200 words or less) are now being solicited which address solutions to environmental problems and regulatory issues in the petroleum industries in exploration and production (E&P), refining, and distribution.

How to submit your abstract:

Visit the CESE website at www.cese.utulsa.edu , click on the “22nd IPEC” link and then on the link entitled “Abstract Submission Form”. Your abstract will be reviewed by the conference chair and notices of acceptance will be sent out upon approval. The conference supports Power Point presentations only. A computer and projector will be available in all sessions.


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60 Minutes Story About REEs

Sunday night’s 60 Minutes broadcast,"Modern life's devices under China's grip?" hits the highlights and challenges of REEs. The re-broadcast can be viewed at
http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/KKexnpweXwJ0Zq0SHO9oiXMNF39Aur18/modern-life-s-devices-under-china-s-grip-/


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Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation All About Mining Course

The Colorado Mining Association Education Foundation and the Colorado School of Mines announces the All About Mining A Total Concept of the Mining Industry course going digital. The course consists of forty-seven short internet lectures, a three day orientation and material review, and a one week of field trips to underground and surface mines. The Colorado School of Mines grants six credit hours of graduate level recertification credit to course graduates. This is an exciting, fun and beneficial learning experience given by experts in their respective fields focused for all educators of youth today. The digital lectures are free to review by all.

Upon completion of the digital portion of the course a $300 fee with be required to participate in the refresher course, the five day field trip and receive the six hour of recertification from CSM. The refresher course and field trip portion will be conducted in the mid-summer of each year.

For more information go to http://www.allaboutmining.com , call 303-575-9199, contact course coordinator, Shannon Mann, coordinator@allaboutmining.org


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Sage Grouse Habitat Restoration White Paper

INPUT FROM NEVADA EXPLORERS REQUESTED.

USFWS Pacific Southwest Region Director Ren Lohoefener has stated the USFWS position that sagebrush ecosystems/sage-grouse habitat cannot be restored or created; or that if it can be restored/created, there is uncertainty that it will be used by sage-grouse. As a result of this position, USFWS is implying, and in some cases expressly stating, that priority habitat must be preserved by “avoiding” because of the inability/uncertainty of habitat restoration/creation through reclamation and other techniques. An avoidance strategy as opposed to the avoid, minimize, mitigate strategy could lead to mineral withdrawal recommendations in priority habitat. We understand that discussions along those lines are taking place at high levels within DOI.

We believe the USFWS position is contrary to the best available science and the on-the-ground experience of our members and others. In fact, BLM State Director Amy Lueders showed slides at the Boise Sage-grouse/Fire conference in November of sage-grouse returning to reclaimed areas within 3 years and within 24 hours where there was invasive species (pinion juniper) removal.

Thus, we have asked our consulting biologist Megan Maxwell to prepare a White Paper demonstrating with examples that sage-brush habitat can be restored/created through reclamation and other land use techniques and we need your help. Specifically, what Megan is looking for are examples of either use by Greater Sage-grouse post reclamation, or reclamation sites where sagebrush has been restored or is actively being restored/monitored. Also, examples of reclamation plans with specific sagebrush density targets would be helpful to her.

Please contact Megan directly at megan_maxwell@outlook.com or 720-290-1424.

Nevada Mineral Exploration Coalition


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Task Force Comments - Hearings

A comment is all it takes

The Colorado Oil and Gas Task Force is hosting a series of hearings to develop energy policy recommendations to provide the state legislature. It’s critical that the Task Force develop balanced, sensible recommendations based on a solid understanding of Colorado energy development, its track record of safety, and its positive economic impact on our state.

This is where you can help! Coloradans are invited to submit comments for Task Force members to consider as they develop energy policy recommendations.

It’s easy to send your comments (http://energycitizens.org/ec/advocacy/composeletters.aspx?AlertID=3796 )
straight from the Energy Citizens Action Center.

Colorado energy development is already tightly regulated. Please share your views with the Task Force. They need to hear from Coloradans like you how energy development is helping our state.

Thank you for taking a stand!
Renee
Colorado Energy Citizens Coordinator


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Job Board




Entry-level Geologist Vacancy in Utah

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has posted an entry-level geologist position for recent graduates through the Pathways Recent Graduate Program. This full-time position is based in Salt Lake City, UT. Please view additional details of the position, required qualifications and application details for job announcement number NRCS-15-0656-PW-MW here:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/398456700

Please circulate to all interested candidates. Please note, this vacancy announcement closes this Friday, March 27. All application materials must be received by the application date.

Please feel free to e-mail with any questions about working as a geologist with NRCS.

Daniel A. Vellone, PG,
Northeast Regional State Geologist
Geological Services Unit, New England & New York
Natural Resources Conservation Service United States Department of Agriculture
52 Boyden Rd, Suite 100
Holden, MA 01520-2587
(508) 829.4477 · Extension 115
daniel.vellone@ma.usda.gov


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Water Rights & Water Resources Engineer

Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc. (BBA) is a consulting firm specializing in water rights, water resources and ground water hydrology. Located in Englewood, CO, BBA provides services to clients in the Western United States, mostly within the State of Colorado. BBA’s clients include a variety of public and private entities including municipalities, ranchers, local and federal government, and others. BBA celebrates 35 years in business in 2015.

We are seeking applications for a position as an entry level water rights and water resources engineer from applicants with the following skills and qualifications.

  • BS or MS in water resources, civil or agricultural engineering, hydrology, hydrogeology or related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with database and spreadsheet software; GIS experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge about and experience with Colorado water rights and water law.
  • Registration as an EIT, or plans to pursue licensure as an engineer, hydrologist or geologist.
  • Seeking to fill position immediately but will also consider May 2015 graduates.

BBA offers competitive salaries, provides a complete benefits package, supports professional development and offers a comfortable and flexible work environment. If you are looking to build a future with a firm that embraces a culture of stability, a career with BBA is a solid choice. Our staff average more than 10-years of commitment to the firm because we are dedicated to service excellence, professional development and a cohesive work environment.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest and resume to bba@bbawater.com.
For more information, please see our web site at www.bbawater.com .


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Job Opening for Mining Engineer/Geologist

The Arizona State Office, Division of Lands & Minerals, is recruiting for a Mining Engineer/Geologist, GS-0880-/1350-12. If interested, please view the Vacancy Announcements at the following links.

Status Candidates
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391788600

Open to the Public
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/391789100

Hello from Phoenix, where BLM in Arizona is seeking to fill a job vacancy.
It's listed for either a Mining Engineer or a Geologist. This is a mid-level job, and it assumes that the applicant will have some combination of experience, education that's past baccalaureate, and some specialized experience that is analogous to the work that a BLMer does in what we call "solid minerals." To review the job, the job requirements and the benefits, persons should click on the link that relates to "Open to the Public," unless the person has reinstatement status or is currently a federal employee. The job announcement states that relocation expenses will be paid.
Hiring "off the street" normally does not include those. It would be a good idea to contact the Human Resource Specialist to confirm that is not a typographical error.

Applying for the job requires setting up an account on USA-Jobs and then using that program. You'll need to devote some time to setting up your account, uploading your resume and other documents as requested, and then answering any online interview questions as thoroughly and succinctly as you can. I recognize that answering questions "thoroughly and succinctly" seems to be contradictory. It's possible that applications may be electronically filtered to ensure that certain qualification words appear. That seems to require a degree of verbosity found in English majors, but rarely in scientists. We've found that sometimes, USA-Jobs seems to filter out the best candidates before we get a list to select from, but that may be my experience, only. If you have questions about this, call me.

Please forward (and post) this announcement far and wide. The BLM Minerals group in Phoenix is great to work with.

Matt Shumaker
Chief Mineral Examiner
Bureau of Land Management, Washington Office, Division of Solid Minerals --Office At--
9828 North 31st Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85051
602.906.5526 desk; 602.906.5656 telefax


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Job Openings - Mountaineer Keystone

Mountaineer Keystone in Western Penssylvania is looking to fill two positions. Below are links to the posted positions:

Operations Geologist I :
http://www.mountaineerkeystone.com/careers/operations-geologist-i

GIS Analyst :
http://www.mountaineerkeystone.com/careers/gis-analyst


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Field Technician, Moab

We are looking for a part-time Field Technician to support a variety of construction and environmental compliance activities related to an exploration drilling program in the Moab area. Responsibilities will include direction, oversight, and verification of construction for access roads, drill pads, and storm-water pollution prevention measures; assistance with cost-tracking and reporting; and coordination with suppliers and contractors.

We anticipate an average workload of 20-30 hours per week, though this will vary depending upon actual construction activity. Technician will report to, and coordinate responsibilities and schedule with on-site Owners Representative.

Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have at least two years of construction-related experience, including work with excavation, grading, and reclamation. We are looking for someone who is dependable, who takes pride in their work, and who works well as part of a team. Candidates must have strong communication skills (verbal and written), good organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. College degree preferred.

The Field Technician must have a clean driving record, reliable transportation with the ability to drive on dirt/gravel/muddy roads, a cellular phone, and safety boots. Technician will be reimbursed for mileage, use of personal cell phone, and other approved project-related expenses. Forsgren will provide safety equipment and training (as required), a work space, and access to a computer, as needed.

About Forsgren
Forsgren Associates is a full-service Civil Engineering and Environmental Consulting firm. We provide planning, permitting, engineering, and construction services for industry, utilities, and municipalities in the development of infrastructure for natural resources, water, wastewater, transportation, and development projects. We serve clients across the western U.S. with 140 employees in 12 offices.

We offer competitive pay, rewarding work, and opportunities for professional growth. We respect the personal needs of our employees, and actively promote a healthy balance between your work life and your personal life. We empower our people to succeed, and reward them for their success. To learn more about Forsgren, please visit our web page: www.forsgren.com

Interested?
If you would like to explore this opportunity further, please send an email with “Field Technician, Moab” as the subject, and including a letter of introduction and resume to: succeed@forsgren.com


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PA Geologic Survey Bureau - Director

Director, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)

Full-time, senior management service position serving as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvanias State Geologist responsible for directing DCNRs statewide program of collecting, preserving and disseminating impartial information on the Commonwealths geology, geologic resources, and topography in order to contribute to the understanding and conservation of its land and its associated resources. This position will actively engage with both internal DCNR staff and external entities, such as other Commonwealth agencies to encourage, foster, and develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders in state, federal, and international agencies, academic institutions, private industry and the public. This position will also collaborate with other State Geologists in the formulation of national earth science policies, programs and related issues and will develop DCNR and statewide earth science policies and programs.

Salary range is $76,519 to $116,265 with an attractive benefits package.

Requirements:
A Master's degree in geology, hydrogeology, or a related geologic specialty field; and nine years of professional experience in the geologic research field. Four of the nine years of required experience must have included managerial and second-level supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which affords the applicant the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, and includes a minimum of four years of managerial and second-level supervisory experience. A necessary special requirement of this position is licensure as a Professional Geologist by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or a reciprocal jurisdiction, where there can be no exemption from such licensure as defined in Section 5, Exemption from Licensure, of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (as amended).

Location:
The position’s official headquarters are Middletown, PA.
However, the work location of this position will either be in Middletown, PA or Pittsburgh, PA depending on the operational need and geographical location of the selected candidate. If headquartered in Pittsburgh, occasional travel to Middletown will be required.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest with a detailed resume postmarked by COB Tuesday, November 11, 2014, to:

Debbie Gray
The Bureau of Human Resources, Organization Management and Staffing Services Division
PO Box 8768
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8768

Questions can be directed to (717) 705-1082


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TonaTec Exploration - Safety and Health Coordinator

TonaTec Exploration is seeking an experienced Safety and Health coordinator to lead and execute safety initiatives in health, safety, injury prevention and risk mitigation.

Responsibilities include

  • Building of relationships with field crews.
  • Client required interactions, and follow through.
  • Policy development and improvement.
  • Accident investigation, and follow up.
  • Safety training.
  • Safety inspections.
  • Documentation.

To excel in this role you will need

  • Need to be familiar with safety and health in Mining or Drilling industry.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • Knowledge of health and safety statutory requirements, MSHA and OSHA regulations, codes of practice and guidelines, and the ability to apply these to a work environment.
  • Energy, enthusiasm and passion to work as part of a team.
  • To travel regularly to projects throughout the western states.

TonaTec offers competitive pay and benefits.

If you feel you are interested in this position please send a resume to Steve Bills at steve@tonatec.com .
www.tonatec.com


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Two Senior Level Coal Mining Positions - Asia

FIRST POSITION - COO, Large Coal Mining Operation in Asia We are currently working on an overseas position to recruit an accomplished Senior Mining Operations Executive that can manage the commissioning & operations of multiple coal mines. These are large coal mines that will have throughputs anywhere from 10 – 20 million tons annually in multiple locations. Candidate must have held a similar role to qualify for the position.




SECOND POSITION - VP of Coal Mining Operations, Asia We are currently looking for a person with strong Mine Managerial experience for an operating coal mine that produces 15 million tons annually. Candidates must have held a Mine Manager or a Production Manager’s position in a large mine to qualify for this position.

EMPLOYER
Both positions with a very large conglomerate with global business in the energy & infrastructure including ports totaling over $10 billion in revenues and a market capitalization in excess of $20 billion. The positions are an EXPAT position based in Asia. Excellent COMPENSATION + BONUSES + EXPAT BENEFITS.

Ravi Krishnan
Krishnan & Associates
1516 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06905 www.krishnaninc.com
Tel: 203.921.1800; Cell: 203.257.9232
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ravikrishnan2
Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravi_Krishnan


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Wisconsin Director and State Geologist

We’re seeking a talented individual to lead the Survey. Responsibilities include providing scientific leadership, establishing and implementing programs, identifying sources of extramural funding, and interacting with our stakeholders.

E-mail Bob Zilinski at rezilin@aol.com or call at 303-885-0615 before noon on Dec. 10th, 2014 if you would like to make a reservation.


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Senior Geologist Position - Idaho Geological Survey

The Idaho Geological Survey has a new job opening for a Senior Geologist position at the Moscow office located on the campus of the University of Idaho. Annual salary range for the position is from $44,491.20 - $53,393.60 (depending on experience) and a full benefits package is available to the successful candidate. A complete job description for the position and instructions of how to apply are listed in the link shown below. Minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to a MS in Geology and five years of post-graduate applied geologic work experience. Please pass the information along to qualified geology candidates that may be seeking employment.

https://uidaho.peopleadmin.com/postings/7216 .

Thank your for your time and consideration for this announcement.

GMichael "Ed" Ratchford, Ph.D.
State Geologist & Director
Idaho Geological Survey
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3014
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3014
Main: 208-885-7991
Direct: 208-885-7993
Email: edratchford@uidaho.edu
www.idahogeology.org


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Klondex Mines Employment Opportunities

GKlondex Mines is currently recruiting for a Chief Geologist and two Senior/Project Geologists for our Nevada Underground Operations – Midas and Fire Creek. Below is a summary of the positions:

Chief Geologist – Leads and directs all underground and surface geology activities. Supervises and mentors personnel involved in the design and execution of the exploration, development and mine geology programs. Bachelor Degree in Geology or Geological Engineering and a minimum of 10 years of experience in the mining industry required.

Geologist - Proficient in all aspects of the mine geology work required to safely and efficiently mine, narrow, fissure vein, gold and silver deposits.
Responsibilities include daily underground ore control, geologic and geo-technical core logging, design and execution of underground drilling programs, and geologic mapping and modeling in Vulcan. Bachelor Degree in Geology or related field and a minimum of 3 years of experience in underground mining required.

Interested geologists can send their resumes to careers@klondexmines.com or kkranovich@klondexmines.com .

Kellie Kranovich
HR Manager
KLONDEX MINES (TSX:KDX | OTCQX:KLNDF)
3300 Traders Way, Suite C, Winnemucca, NV 89445


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Paid Geoscientist Opportunities on National Parks, National Forests, and BLM Lands

GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America , in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. The program offers paid short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.
GeoCorps project areas include geology, hydrology, paleontology, mapping and GIS, minerals, soils, glaciology, geo-hazards, karst, education, interpretation, and more.

GeoCorps positions are divided into three major categories: Standard "GeoCorps America" positions, "GeoCorps Guest Scientist" positions, and "GeoCorps Diversity Internships" (which include the "GeoCorps American Indian Internships" sub-category). Further information, including links to applications, can be found at http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/aboutGC.htm#guestscientistoverview .

GeoCorps Summer 2015 positions will be posted and opened for applications by December 1, 2014. The application deadline will be NOON (Mountain Time) on Tuesday, February 3, 2015


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Job Opening with Geophysics Company

THG Geophysics, Ltd,, an international near-surface geophysical consulting company, is currently seeking a geologist to join its team. The full-time position entails geologic and geophysical field investigations of near-surface phenomenon and includes extensive overnight travel locally and throughout the US. Requirements include a B.S. in geology (with a course in geophysics a plus) and 0-5 years of geologic experience.

Please send a resume to Maggie Beird at gmhb@geo-image.com .


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Alamos Gold Inc. - Chief Geochemist

Alamos Gold Inc.
Position: Chief Geochemist
Reports to: Director, Exploration

Alamos Gold is an established Canadian-based gold producer that owns and operates the Mulatos Mine in Mexico, and has exploration and development activities in Mexico and Turkey. The Company employs more than 600 people in Mexico, Turkey and Canada and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities. Alamos shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol AGI.

Role Overview: Working under the supervision of the Director, Exploration, the Chief Geochemist is to ensure the application of industry best practices from the collection of samples in the field through all steps including regular, ongoing QAQC procedures and protocols until the final geochemical and assay data can be presented and reported where and when required; such as in formal corporate reporting and the disclosure of mineral resources and reserves for the company.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Alamos Gold Inc. 130 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3P5; Fax: 416.368.2934; http://www.alamosgold.com


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Humboldt State, Arcata, CA - Job Openings

The Geology department at Humboldt State Univ. would like to ask that you share the following job postings with anyone you think would be interested in applying:

Job #7608
Geology: Geomorphology, Surficial Processes, Neotectonics, and/or Quaternary Geoscience First Review of Applications: November 3, 2014

Job #7619
Geology: Petrology
First Review of Applications: November 3, 2014

Both tenure-track postings may be accessed by going to http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/employment/tenure.html

Laurie Marx
Department of Geology, Humboldt State Univ, 707-826-3931, Founders Hall, Room 7
1 Harpst Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Fax: 707-826-5241
lm1713@humboldt.edu , or geology@humboldt.edu


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Maryland Geological Survey is recruiting for a Field Geologist.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please forward this advertisement and the link below to the interested person. Application deadline is Sept. 30.

http://www.jobaps.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=14&R2=001052&R3=001.

Richard A. Ortt, Jr.
Director
Maryland Geological Survey
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, 2300 St. Paul Street; Baltimore, MD 21218
410-554-5503
richard.ortt@maryland.gov http://www.mgs.md.gov


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Staff / Entry Level Geologists and Engineering Geologists

American Geotechnical & Environmental Services, Inc.

Responsibilities will include field inspection, analysis and report preparation under the direction of senior engineers and geologists.

Must be well organized, eager to learn, hardworking, and willing to take on a wide variety of field and reporting task. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a good understanding of the geology of Pennsylvania.

Willingness to travel and stay overnight at job locations. We anticipate that this position will require possible 75 percent travel sometimes for extended periods – mostly within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

PennDOT certified Drill inspection experience a plus. You will need a BS minimum with 0-5 years experience.

To contact us:
Phone: (724) 916-0300
Fax: (724) 916-0315
Email: Info@agesinc.com for information and Jobs@agesinc.com for job opportunities


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Jobs in Reno

M2 Technical Services Inc. of Spokane Washington has just opened an office in Reno Nevada, and is accepting resumes for Geologists and others who are involved in mineral exploration. M2 was founded in 2005, and focuses on providing services for mineral exploration in the US and in other countries.

All candidates should provide the following information in their cover letter: level of education, years of industry experience, areas of high competence (project management, core logging, ARC-GIS, modeling, claim staking, etc), countries/states worked in, and fluency of foreign languages.

Resumes can be hand delivered on Friday 8:00am - 4:00 pm to our office at 5450 Riggins Court, Suite 2 in Reno, or e-mailed to adminassistant@m2tsi.com .

M2 will consider options of full-time employment, part-time employment, or contractors (must have business license).

Todd Mears
President, M2 Technical Services, Inc.


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Historic River Basin Report Released by the USGS (01/31/13)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has published: “Century-scale perspective on water quality in selected river basins of the conterminous United States." The report provides an overview of water quality and anthropogenic changes in selected river basins over the past 100 years. River basins situated within and near Pennsylvania that are included in the report include: the Delaware, Schuylkill, Potomac, and Ohio River basins. An electronic copy of the report can be downloaded at the following link:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5225/pdf/sir20125225.pdf

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Beneath the Living Room Couch (09/19/12)

An informed homeowner needs to know geology. Now, thanks to Google Earth, some property owners can see the trace of the San Andreas Fault as it cuts across their neighborhood, their property or even their living room. Check it out at http://www.thulescientific.com/san-andreas-fault-map.html.

Armed with this information, does it add or detract from the value of one’s home? Home ownership for most is a big investment that needs to be protected from both man-made and geohazards. If you think your homeowner’s insurance policy covers geohazards you may be in for a surprise. To learn more, click the link below to learn why it’s important for a homeowner to know geology:  http://geology.com/articles/homeowners-insurance.shtml

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MSHA and OSHA Training (11/16/10)

We have now put our latest schedule on our website. Just go to www.aandmsafetyandenvironment.com and click on the schedule tab. If you would like to schedule for any of the classes, you can either call us or click on the contact us tab on the web site.

A&M Safety & Environment, LLC
5815 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2PB, Lakewood, CO 80214
303-238-5335; 303-238-5337

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Geothermal Energy Website (11/16/10)

For those interested in geothermal energy in Colorado, here is a website of interest:

http://coloradogeothermal.groupsite.com/file_cabinet/115865

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101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground (09/09/09)

101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground is an introduction to the incredible range of activities that transform old mines into new futures. Color photographs and brief descriptions take the reader on a world tour of heritage and tourism attractions, wildlife habitats, educational, sport and leisure facilities and dozens of industrial uses - demonstrating that the impacts of mining can be converted from liability to opportunity and benefit for local communities. Produced by the Post-Mining Alliance of the Eden Project, Cornwall UK, this book is an example of how this group promotes good practice in post-mining regeneration by becoming a centre of excellence and repository of knowledge on post-mining regeneration projects.

Copies of this book are available from their online shop www.edenproject.com/shop/101. The price is £9.99 plus a delivery charge of £5. For multiple orders the delivery charge is £15 to anywhere in the world.

For further information on the Post Mining Alliance go to: www.postmining.org. The Post-Mining Alliance plan to continue to collate good examples of post mining land uses, the highlights of which will be posted on their website so if you know of any others, please contact:

Georgina Pearman
gpearman@edenproject.com
Post-Mining Alliance
Eden Project
Bodelva
Cornwall
PL24 2SG

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On-Line Ethics Course (07/08/09)

The Division of Professional Affairs of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is pleased to announce the release of its first online ethics course. Many of you may be subject to mandatory continuing education via a state board of licensure/registration (for example, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists) or the DPA's "Board Certified" level of professional certification that requires 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) annually in ethics. As a matter of personal professional development goals others of you continue to further educate yourselves by attending seminars, workshops, presentations, etc. to further that end. With that said, the course that the DPA now has online should satisfy most state and DPA "Board Certified" ethics requirements, as well as your own personal, professional development goals.

The course is free to all DPA members, $25.00 for AAPG members, and since ethics has no ties to any one profession, it is also available to non-AAPG members for $35.00. It is comprised of a video presentation lasting approximately 40 minutes followed by a 15-question examination. Once you have successfully passed the examination a certificate of completion will be generated signifying the 1.0 PDH that you have earned and the date on which it was awarded.

Go to the Division of Professional Affairs home page (https://www.aapg.org/dpa/video/video.aspx) to review the video.

The DPA hopes that you will take advantage of this offering. The Division has several additional ethics courses in various stages of completion and will be making those available as they are completed.

Rick L. Ericksen
DPA Past-President

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Reminder on E-Mail Addresses

Please, if your e-mail address is about to change, or if it changes in the future, let me (Doug Peters) know about it as well as sending the update to AIPG Headquarters (aipg@aipg.org). This will ensure that you stay on our e-mail list and receive all notices in a timely fashion as well as additional information from AIPG Headquarters.

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REX MONAHAN GEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

American Institute of Professional Geologists
Colorado Section

2013-14 Scholarship Awards
Rex Monahan Scholarship Fund
April 12, 2013

Announcement
Up to $500 Available to Undergraduate or Graduate Geology Students

REX MONAHAN GEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Colorado Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (CO-AIPG) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students in the geological sciences. An award will be made for the 2013-14 academic year through the Rex Monahan Geological Scholarship.

Aims

The principal aim of this scholarship program is to offer financial support to undergraduate and graduate geology students and to encourage serious and deserving students to continue their studies in the geological sciences.

Scholarship

Size Distribution from the Rex Monahan Geological Scholarship Fund for the year 2013-14 will consist of one award of $500 given to one student.

Use of Scholarships

Scholarship awards may be applied toward tuition, fees, field activities, or other costs related to undergraduate or graduate study.

Use Fields of Interest

Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a geological science at an accredited college or university in the State of Colorado are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Basis of Award

The Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of officers and members of the CO-AIPG, will make the final selection of students to receive a scholarship. The selection will be based on a review of the application form and two letters, one from the student and one from a department faculty member or advisor.

How to Apply

The Scholarship Committee requests an application form and two letters. The first letter, from the applicant, should discuss three evaluation criteria: qualifications, career goals, and financial need. The letter from a faculty member should include a brief summery of the student’s qualifications and accomplishments, and reasons for selecting the candidate.

The application form and both letters should be submitted to the Rex Monahan Scholarship Committee
CO-AIPG
12000 Washington St., Suite 285
Westminster, Colorado 80241.

APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE July 15, 2013

Colorado Section Student Application (pdf) - 4/13

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY AUGUST 2013

Rex Monahan, CPG 424
2005 Recipient - AIPG Honorary Membership Award

Rex started his career in the petroleum industry in 1950, after having served as an infantry officer in Europe in World War II. Upon graduating from college, he moved to Sidney, Nebraska, to work in the oil field as a roughneck for Loffland Brothers Drilling Company. After about a year as a roughneck, his independent oil business began where he developed geologic prospects and raised money to drill wells. Rex has drilled, or been a party to drilling, approximately 200 exploratory wells in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Arkansas. This drilling resulted in 40 discoveries, most of which were commercial. He currently operates producing wells in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.

He is a founding Trustee Associate of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a senior member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), past Chairman of the Colorado-Nebraska Sub-Section of SPE, a Certified Petroleum Geologist, #58, through AAPG, a Certified Professional Geologist, #424, through the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado. He has also authored and co-authored articles which have appeared in the Oil and Gas Journal.

The benefits of geology and the oil industry have provided financing for Rex's lifetime goal, "to better the human condition," and he has pursued this goal chiefly in the field of education. Since a large part of his endeavors have been in education, he began at home in Sterling Colorado, where he has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Junior College of Sterling for the past 22 years. For thirteen of these years he also has served as Chairman.

At Northeastern Junior College, Rex sponsored and financed many students for General Equivalency Diplomas under what he called the Monahan Second- Chance Program. In addition he has financed individual junior college scholarships for single parents. Over 1300 individuals have benefited from these scholarships to date. Rex assisted Regis University in a project to offer a Master of Business Administration Degree through Northeastern Junior College. Twenty students received this degree after the first year, and Rex was among the group, having earned his MBA at the age of 65.

Rex Monahan’s current enterprise, the Monahan Second-Chance Academy, begun in 2001, involves financing scholarships for an Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies for prisoners at the Colorado Department of Corrections facility at Sterling. This was not a new idea for him. From 1969 to 1979 he provided funding for 300 inmates at Colorado State Prison at Canon City to obtain GED diplomas. Since GED study is now state-sponsored, Rex has progressed with the present program to offer the opportunity for an advanced degree. Actually the concept of post-graduate education for offenders is believed to be an innovation in the state of Colorado.

Monahan's previous experience left him with the belief that education is an important factor in rehabilitation, and this is supported by studies which have shown that recidivism decreased markedly with prisoners who have participated in college level courses. With the enthusiastic cooperation of Northeastern Junior College and Sterling Correctional Facility, the program is in place, and the number of students is increasing. In accord with his goals he was one of the founders and serves on the Board of Directors of the Logan County Literacy Coalition, an organization designed to train tutors for literacy improvement among individuals with limited reading skills.

Away from his home turf, as a tireless champion of education, Rex has contributed countless hours of his time, encouragement and financial support to various colleges, the University of Nebraska--his alma mater, Regis University, Morgan Community College, Trinidad State Junior College and the Colorado School of Mines. He takes an active interest in--as well as contributing to--the Friends of Nursing organization of Denver, focusing specifically on scholarships for single parents.

As well as academic education, he has served the community on the Board of Directors of the High Plains Easter Seal Society for twenty-two years, where the chief service was rehabilitation for handicapped, and was on of the founding members of the Rundus Foundation to provide organ and vocal music training.

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Scholarship Fund

Consider contributing to the Scholarship Fund. Why? the Colorado Section's Scholarship Fund is new and growing slowly with other members' contributions. The Scholarship Fund was established to support one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students in Colorado as they pursue geological degrees. The Section has not yet made an award from this fund because we are working to build the fund to a point where it can provide funding for a least one award to one student and eventually sustain itself at the same time. From one award, we expect to expand the fund and award more students.

Please support the students who are the future of the geologic profession.

*****************************************

YES! I wish to support the Scholarship Fund in providing assistance towards tuition or travel to field camps, research and thesis preparation, travel to present the results of thesis work, and recognizing excellence in scholarship and leadership.

Here's my check made out to AIPG-Colorado Section, and sent to:

Treasurer

James A. Russell
1909 Sage Circle
Golden, CO 80401
summitdatasvcs@msn.com

In the amount of: ___ $25 ___ $50 ___ $100 ___ $500 ___ other

The Scholarship Fund and Future Geologists
Thank You!

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CONTACT INFO FOR COLORADO SECTION BOARD

To aid communication between our Colorado Section members and the current Section Board, below are the addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for our Board members. Note that the Vice-President also serves as chairman for the monthly luncheon program committee.

2014 Colorado Section Board

President
David Abbott
2266 Forest St.
Denver, CO 80207
Work: (303) 394-0321
dmageol@msn.com

President Elect
David Glater
CTL/Thompson, Inc.
2598 S. Xenophon Street
Lakewood, CO 80228
Work: (303) 825-0777
dglater@ctlthompson.com

Vice President
vacant

Secretary
Susan Wager
PO Box 260965
Lakewood, CO 80226
Work: (303) 726-6431
swager80228@yahoo.com

Treasurer
Dick Nielsen
13741 Braun Dr.
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 279-3118
rlngeocon@aol.com

Editor
Doug Peters
825 Raptor Point Road
Golden, CO 80403
Work: (303) 278-1540
dcpeters@ARNEVUTResources.com

Advisory Board Representative

Logan MacMillan
5733 W Hoover Ave
Littleton, CO 80123
Work: (303) 241-2572
loganmacmillan@comcast.net

Tom Van Arsdale
1436 Jasmine Street
Denver, CO 80220
(901) 268-3323
thomas.vanarsdale@yahoo.com

Jack Denman
1842 Clarkson Street
Denver, CO 80218
Work: (303) 830-1188
jdenman@eroresources.com

Reg. & Leg. Committee
Larry Cerillo
12640 W. Cedar Dr.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Work: (303) 674-6484
cerrillo1@mindspring.com

Communications
Doug Peters
825 Raptor Point Road
Golden, CO 80403
Work: (303) 278-1540
dcpeters@ARNEVUTResources.com

Government Relations
Betsy Murray
(303) 478-1207
bcjsm@aol.com

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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
It's advocacy & efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.
AIPG - American Institute of Professional Geologists

American Institute of Professional Geologists
Colorado Section

Monthly luncheon meetings are held every third Tuesday, at the
Golden Corral Buffet & Grill
3677 South Santa Fe Drive, Sheridan, CO 80110
(Southwest side at Santa Fe Dr. & Hampden Ave.)
Lunch starts at 11:30 AM, Speaker 12:30 PM
Members/Non-Member/Visitors/Guests are all Welcome!

Price: Buffet lunch (approx. $10) must be purchased for entry to the Golden Corral.  An additional voluntary tip of $1/person is requested for the wait staff in the meeting room. Free parking. For more info: Contact Jim Burnell at (303) 866-3458 or dialjeemincolo@aol.com.

Colorado Section Newsletter - December 2013

2014 Legislative Reception ♦ Thursday, February 27
University Club ♦ 1673 Sherman Street ♦ Denver, CO 80203
Meet – Greet – Learn about the Colorado Mineral Energy Industry

Exhibitor Sponsors Benefits Exhibitor Form
University Club Floor Plan Legislative Updates
RMAG Events (09/09/13) GeoEvents (12/20/13)
Denver Gold Group Luncheon (12/30/2013) New AIPG student chapter (12/12/2013)
20th Annual 3D Seismic Symposium: 20/20 Vision (12/20/13) Idaho Director / State Geologist Job Opening (12/20/13)
Colorado State Geologist Advertisement (12/08/13) O&G Job Opening (9/25/13)
Candidates for the 2014 Section Executive Committee(11/11/13) USGS TopoView (05/13/13)
Historic River Basin Report Released by the USGS (01/31/13)
MSHA and OSHA Training (11/16/10)
101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground 1974 Piceance Creek Basin Road Log
Scholarship Fund Rex Monahan Geological Student Scholarship
Colorado Section's Career Day handout 2002 Section President and Vice President Duties

COLORADO SECTION OFFICERS

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GeoEvents

(comp. by P. Modreski, USGS-Denver, pmodreski@usgs.gov)

Biweekly USGS Rocky Mountain Science Seminar Series.
Jan. 21, 2014
John Valley, Univeristy of Wisconsin, "Zircons from Hell?: SIMS and Atom Probe Tomography of Hadean Zircons". Seminars will be held on alternate Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., in the Building 25 Lecture Hall (use the main east side entrance E-14), Denver Federal Center, Lakewood CO. All are welcome to attend.



School Science Fairs: Community Resources, Inc., helps organizes science fairs (and other educational enrichment events) for Denver Public Schools.
Jan. 25, 2014, DPS District Science Fair, at the Denver Zoo, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
“The students are anxious to share their experiments with volunteers from the DPS and the Denver metro area community. It is their opportunity to show you how hard they've been working and how much they've learned. And it is an opportunity for you to show the students your interest in their education.” If you would like to judge at any or all of these science fairs, please call or e-mail Debbie Turner at 720-424-2300, debbie_turner@dpsk12.org , or Jill Peterson, 720-424-2300, Jill_Peterson@dpsk12.org


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January Networking Luncheon - Denver Gold Group

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Four Seasons Hotel
1111 14th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

An Engineering Service Provider's View of the Slow Down in Gold Mining Tom Kerr, President, Knight Piésold and Co.

See http://www.cvent.com/events/dgg14-lunch-january-denver/event-summary-96716a41770d45e39d11e1fea927250e.aspx?i=06f32d88-ce68-4a81-8891-d98876df88f4 for more info or to register


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Idaho Director / State Geologist Job Opening

Director / State Geologist
Idaho Geological Survey

The Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) is a non]regulatory agency for the collection, interpretation, and dissemination of geologic and mineral data for Idaho. The agency has served the state since 1919. The Idaho Geological Survey is staffed by 9 state-funded FTEs and 15-20 externally funded temporary and part]time employees. Approximately 50% of the Survey’s funding comes from a state of Idaho line item appropriation, and the remainder primarily from grants and contracts. The Survey is administered as a special program at the University of Idaho with the main office at the Moscow campus and satellite offices in Boise and Pocatello. An Advisory Board comprised of geoscience professionals, industry leaders and state agency representatives aids the Survey’s research]based programs.

Role and Responsibilities
The Director of the Idaho Geological Survey (IGS) serves as chief operating officer and lead scientist for the Survey, responsible for furthering the role of the Survey across the State in accordance with the statutes that established it and govern its activities. The Director is responsible for fostering distinguished records of scholarship and service in the Survey’s three locations; providing sound administrative and fiscal leadership; engaging with other state agencies, geologic surveys and the public at large and represent the Survey through professional affiliations such as the Association of American State Geologists. The Director is expected to collaborate with other State Geologists in the formation of national policies and programs regarding earth sciences and related issues, and is responsible for promoting and sustaining relationships between the Survey and the University community and its stakeholders; overseeing the allocation and use of resources and facilities assigned to the Survey; and securing extramural funds for the advancement of Survey programs and resources. The Director reports to the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The appointment will be full-time, twelve month, research faculty position without tenure, and is expected to begin no later than July 1, 2014

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Eligible to meet the criteria for professorship at the University of Idaho in Geological Sciences.
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and experience in collaborative research programs associated with the geosciences.
  • Proven leadership demonstrated by success in significant administrative positions at a research/teaching university or in an equivalent leadership position in geoscience oriented industry.
  • Adept at managing employees, conducting administrative tasks, and collaborating with Survey staff, external agencies, academia and industry.
  • Outstanding communication skills and demonstrated experience to interact successfully with faculty and staff, business, community and legislative leaders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a geological survey, and to excellence in research, outreach, and service.
  • Demonstrated vision, capability, and experience to address the challenges facing economic, science and energy issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to affirmative action and diversity, and a high level of professional credibility and personal integrity.
  • Proven ability in planning, program development, personnel management, team building, budget development, and working with professional organizations and industries.
  • Meet qualifications to be a registered professional geologist in the State of Idaho.
  • Experience working at or with a state geological survey or equivalent.
  • **Applicants who are selected as possible finalists for the position must be able to pass a criminal background check**

Application Process and Search Timeline To apply, applicants must complete the online application available at the University of Idaho’s Human Resources site:http://www.uidaho.edu/human]resources . References will be contacted after finalists are notified of their applicant status. Review of applications will begin after January 8, 2014. The position will remain open, and applications will be accepted, until a suitable candidate is appointed. The committee anticipates interviewing final candidates in February 2014.

Questions regarding the position, search process, or candidate nominations may be directed to the search committee chair, Vice President Jack McIver, vpresearch@uidaho.edu or the search coordinator, Lodi Price, lodi@uidaho.edu, 208-885-6689. To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Colorado State Geologist Advertisement

Colorado is looking for a new State Geologist and the Colorado Geological Survey is now part of the Colorado School of Mines.

http://inside.mines.edu/UserFiles/File/hr/Job%20Openings/Administrative/14-180010%20State%20Geologist%20FINAL.pdf


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O&G Job Opening

I am looking for a Lead Geologist.

It will be working for an International Gas Exploration, Production, Marketing and Distribution conglomerate that is in 27 countries. They are aggressively involved in developing gas resources in the U.S. and have entered into some major joint ventures developing shale gas here in the U.S.

Persons hired will receive an attractive compensation plan with excellent bonus, and benefits. So, please review and pass along to anyone qualified and interested. And feel free to call or email if you have any questions. Additionally, interested applicants should forward a resume for further consideration. All inquiries are considered confidential.

This is working for an industry leader that is an integrated international Gas Marketing and Production company that is aggressively developing Shale assets in the US including Marcellus and Haynesville plays. They are involved in a 3 billion dollar JV and need a Lead Geologist.

This position will be for their Houston Downtown Office.

Position Summary
This position is to provide geologic support and interpretation for exploration of unconventional targets in North American basins.
Unconventional targets can include shale reservoirs, tight sandstones, or tight carbonates.

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Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for screening and evaluating US basins for grass roots exploration or farm-in opportunities while adhering to appropriate Subsurface Policies and Standards (PERA).
  • Responsible for attending data rooms, analyzing the opportunity, and bringing any relevant opportunity before Subsurface Assurance.
  • Responsible for leading other technical staff, making sure company standards are adhered to and that all subsurface procedures involving subsurface assurance and company excellence are followed. This will include mentoring and developing graduates and less experienced staff.
  • Lead cross discipline integration for unconventional opportunities. This will require integrating the Reservoir Engineering, Operations, and Land teams into any opportunity or advanced analysis of a play. This may also require coordinating with other functions in the UK and Houston.
  • Provide support to the US Lower 48 asset for mapping issues. This includes assisting with, and overseeing, the reserves mapping process every quarter and annual analysis of PRI for the US Lower 48 asset.
  • Ensure own evaluations are documented and that related geological data (both petrotechnical and physical) is handled in accordance with company's Data Management Standards.
  • Presents own project results and recommendations for peer and management review internally.
  • May present Technical Papers at internal and external conferences.
  • Contributes to "Basin & Reservoir" and participates in relevant communities.
  • Attends TCMs and interacts with joint venturer and government geological representatives as instructed.

Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountabilities for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring.

Unique Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attribute Experience Needed:

  • Experience in an exploration program, including navigating projects through the company "gateways," including Subsurface Assurance and Readiness Reviews.
  • Experience in petroleum systems, including understanding the data types collected, interpretation, and integration into well performance.
  • Must have experience working in different geological settings; clastics, carbonates, passive margins, thrust belts, etc.
  • Experience using software Petra, GeoX, Kingdom Suite (SMT), and Petrel is preferred.
  • Operational experience, including well site operations, understanding of drilling operations, and a basic understanding of completion practices in unconventional reservoirs, is preferred.
  • Experience interpreting 2D & 3D seismic a plus.
  • Experience of building effective networks with contractors, academia and external R&D bodies.

Specialist Knowledge/Languages:
  • Candidates must be proficient in well log correlation, minor petrophysics, and have an understanding of geochemistry concepts.
  • Excellent presentation skills and the ability to write clear and convincing reports.
  • Must be comfortable working across disciplines, including geologists, geophysicists, reservoir engineers, and land managers.
  • Must be comfortable mentoring graduates and less experienced geologists.
  • Candidate must be willing to attend conferences related to unconventionals and interact with academia and other industry workers.
  • Cultural awareness with an ability to work with potential partners globally.
  • Candidate must be comfortable leading and making decisions within a technical business unit.

Mark Dremely
Managing Partner
24 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1304
Houston, Texas 77046
Toll Free: 800-364-7979 Ext. 7245
Direct Line: 713-358-7245
Fax: 713-623-2740
Email:markd@rwr.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/markdremely

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New AIPG student chapter

AIPG has 19 student chapters! One of the newest is in Colorado!!:

Metro State University of Denver, faculty sponsor is Dr. Uew Kackstaetter,
MEM-2437 and chapter sponsor is David Abbott, CPG-04570. Chapter officers: President: Felicia Kruger, SA-4731; Vice President: Olivia Ruiz, SA-4869; and Secretary: Jessica Davey, SA-4424.

Welcome!


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20th Annual 3D Seismic Symposium: 20/20 Vision


Registration, Sponsorship and Vendor Booths now available for 3D Seismic Symposium!
20th Anniversary 3D Seismic Symposium: 20/20 3D Vision Presented by The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists & The Denver Geophysical Society

Friday, February 14, 2014
Sheraton Hotel - Downtown Denver.
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

The 3D Seismic Symposium provides case histories for geophysicists, geologists, landmen and engineers who seek to stay abreast of new 3D technology as applied to petroleum exploration and development.

Pre-Paid Check In: 7:15am
Kickoff Presentation Begins at 8:00am
Onsite registration is dependent on availability.

Rooms will be held at the Sheraton Hotel for a special rate for 3D Symposium attendees subject to availability. For registration or more info, see http://www.rmag.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3455

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GeoEvents

(comp. by P. Modreski, USGS-Denver, pmodreski@usgs.gov)

School Science Fairs: Community Resources, Inc., helps organizes science fairs (and other educational enrichment events) for Denver Public Schools.
Jan. 25, 2014, DPS District Science Fair, at the Denver Zoo, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
“The students are anxious to share their experiments with volunteers from the DPS and the Denver metro area community. It is their opportunity to show you how hard they've been working and how much they've learned. And it is an opportunity for you to show the students your interest in their education.” If you would like to judge at any or all of these science fairs, please call or e-mail Debbie Turner at 720-424-2300, debbie_turner@dpsk12.org , or Jill Peterson, 720-424-2300, Jill_Peterson@dpsk12.org see: http://community.geosociety.org/2013AnnualMeeting/Conference/educators

Thurs., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.,
Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter, bimonthly meeting; The Alkaline Pegmatite Minerals of the Golden Horn Batholith, Washington Pass, Northern Cascade Mountains, Washington; by Dr. Markus Raschke, University of Colorado. “The unusual minerals at Washington Pass include zektzerite, sogdianite, brannockite, and a newly identified mineral that is the world's second known occurrence.” Meeting in the VIP Room, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; all are welcome to attend.


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Seeking Candidates for the 2014 Section Executive Committee

David Abbott, President-elect this year and 2014 Section President, is seeking candidates for the 2014 Colorado Section elected officers (President-elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and three Advisors). The Section President, President-elect, Vice President, and Treasurer must be Certified Professional Geologists according to the section’s Bylaws. The other five elected officer positions may be filled from any AIPG member category. Abbott is looking for new ExCom participants, particularly from the younger members of the Section. The ExCom is working on having a teleconferencing option for meetings that would allow those living outside Denver along with those whose schedule is such that they have less travel-time flexibility to participate. All elected officers also serve on the section’s Executive Committee (ExCom) which consists of the Section elected officers and the Legal and Regulatory Committee Chair. The ExCom generally meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 AM from September through June—summer meetings are held if needed.

If you are interested in serving as an elected officer of the Section, please contact David Abbott at 303-394-0321 or dmageol@msn.com .

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USGS TopoView

Speaking on behalf of all NGMDB project colleagues, it's a distinct honor to invite you to the new "TopoView" site. Why is it an honor? Because TopoView highlights what many consider to be the USGS's flagship product, the topographic map.

TopoView is intended to serve the immediate need for the older, conventionally printed topographic maps to become easily searched, viewed, and downloaded. The ~163,000 maps available through this interface were scanned by the USGS Historical Topographic Mapping Collection (HTMC) project.

In terms of design, TopoView is an outgrowth of the NGMDB's MapView application. It was developed with guidance and support of the HTMC project, and the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP), and we're grateful for their cooperation and support.

TopoView was developed relatively quickly and may continue to evolve in cooperation with the NGP. We're not yet sure where it's headed, but here are some possible directions it might take:
• extending TopoView to also show current (and superseded) maps that are produced by the US TOPO project
• providing links to downloadable geoTIFFs, and map sales
• replacing bounding boxes with historical quadrangle map images
• providing access to any paper topographic maps missing from this collection that may, in the future, be found and scanned.
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For TopoView's development, I gladly acknowledge the fine work from NGMDB colleagues, principally Chris Garrity, with assistance by Rob Wardwell and Nancy Stamm. And of course, a sincere thanks to Greg Allord, for developing and executing the HTMC project.

We hope you find TopoView useful, and look forward to comments that will improve it.
Please see: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/maps/TopoView/

David R. Soller

Editor’s Comment: Have patience with the site. It is in beta mode and a little slow at least when I tried it. Also, you MUST allow pop-ups on your browser to be able to even see the backgound search map!.

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Historic River Basin Report Released by the USGS (01/31/13)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has published: “Century-scale perspective on water quality in selected river basins of the conterminous United States." The report provides an overview of water quality and anthropogenic changes in selected river basins over the past 100 years. River basins situated within and near Pennsylvania that are included in the report include: the Delaware, Schuylkill, Potomac, and Ohio River basins. An electronic copy of the report can be downloaded at the following link:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2012/5225/pdf/sir20125225.pdf

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Beneath the Living Room Couch (09/19/12)

An informed homeowner needs to know geology. Now, thanks to Google Earth, some property owners can see the trace of the San Andreas Fault as it cuts across their neighborhood, their property or even their living room. Check it out at http://www.thulescientific.com/san-andreas-fault-map.html.

Armed with this information, does it add or detract from the value of one’s home? Home ownership for most is a big investment that needs to be protected from both man-made and geohazards. If you think your homeowner’s insurance policy covers geohazards you may be in for a surprise. To learn more, click the link below to learn why it’s important for a homeowner to know geology:  http://geology.com/articles/homeowners-insurance.shtml

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MSHA and OSHA Training (11/16/10)

We have now put our latest schedule on our website. Just go to www.aandmsafetyandenvironment.com and click on the schedule tab. If you would like to schedule for any of the classes, you can either call us or click on the contact us tab on the web site.

A&M Safety & Environment, LLC
5815 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2PB, Lakewood, CO 80214
303-238-5335; 303-238-5337

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Geothermal Energy Website (11/16/10)

For those interested in geothermal energy in Colorado, here is a website of interest:

http://coloradogeothermal.groupsite.com/file_cabinet/115865

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101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground (09/09/09)

101 Things to do with a Hole in the Ground is an introduction to the incredible range of activities that transform old mines into new futures. Color photographs and brief descriptions take the reader on a world tour of heritage and tourism attractions, wildlife habitats, educational, sport and leisure facilities and dozens of industrial uses - demonstrating that the impacts of mining can be converted from liability to opportunity and benefit for local communities. Produced by the Post-Mining Alliance of the Eden Project, Cornwall UK, this book is an example of how this group promotes good practice in post-mining regeneration by becoming a centre of excellence and repository of knowledge on post-mining regeneration projects.

Copies of this book are available from their online shop www.edenproject.com/shop/101. The price is £9.99 plus a delivery charge of £5. For multiple orders the delivery charge is £15 to anywhere in the world.

For further information on the Post Mining Alliance go to: www.postmining.org. The Post-Mining Alliance plan to continue to collate good examples of post mining land uses, the highlights of which will be posted on their website so if you know of any others, please contact:

Georgina Pearman
gpearman@edenproject.com
Post-Mining Alliance
Eden Project
Bodelva
Cornwall
PL24 2SG

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On-Line Ethics Course (07/08/09)

The Division of Professional Affairs of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is pleased to announce the release of its first online ethics course. Many of you may be subject to mandatory continuing education via a state board of licensure/registration (for example, the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists) or the DPA's "Board Certified" level of professional certification that requires 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) annually in ethics. As a matter of personal professional development goals others of you continue to further educate yourselves by attending seminars, workshops, presentations, etc. to further that end. With that said, the course that the DPA now has online should satisfy most state and DPA "Board Certified" ethics requirements, as well as your own personal, professional development goals.

The course is free to all DPA members, $25.00 for AAPG members, and since ethics has no ties to any one profession, it is also available to non-AAPG members for $35.00. It is comprised of a video presentation lasting approximately 40 minutes followed by a 15-question examination. Once you have successfully passed the examination a certificate of completion will be generated signifying the 1.0 PDH that you have earned and the date on which it was awarded.

Go to the Division of Professional Affairs home page (https://www.aapg.org/dpa/video/videoaspx) to review the video.

The DPA hopes that you will take advantage of this offering. The Division has several additional ethics courses in various stages of completion and will be making those available as they are completed.

Rick L. Ericksen
DPA Past-President

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Reminder on E-Mail Addresses

Please, if your e-mail address is about to change, or if it changes in the future, let me (Doug Peters) know about it as well as sending the update to AIPG Headquarters (aipg@aipg.org). This will ensure that you stay on our e-mail list and receive all notices in a timely fashion as well as additional information from AIPG Headquarters.

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REX MONAHAN GEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

American Institute of Professional Geologists
Colorado Section

2013-14 Scholarship Awards
Rex Monahan Scholarship Fund
April 12, 2013

Announcement
Up to $500 Available to Undergraduate or Graduate Geology Students

REX MONAHAN GEOLOGICAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Colorado Section of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (CO-AIPG) is pleased to announce a scholarship program to support and encourage undergraduate and graduate students in the geological sciences. An award will be made for the 2013-14 academic year through the Rex Monahan Geological Scholarship.

Aims

The principal aim of this scholarship program is to offer financial support to undergraduate and graduate geology students and to encourage serious and deserving students to continue their studies in the geological sciences.

Scholarship

Size Distribution from the Rex Monahan Geological Scholarship Fund for the year 2013-14 will consist of one award of $500 given to one student.

Use of Scholarships

Scholarship awards may be applied toward tuition, fees, field activities, or other costs related to undergraduate or graduate study.

Use Fields of Interest

Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a geological science at an accredited college or university in the State of Colorado are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Basis of Award

The Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of officers and members of the CO-AIPG, will make the final selection of students to receive a scholarship. The selection will be based on a review of the application form and two letters, one from the student and one from a department faculty member or advisor.

How to Apply

The Scholarship Committee requests an application form and two letters. The first letter, from the applicant, should discuss three evaluation criteria: qualifications, career goals, and financial need. The letter from a faculty member should include a brief summery of the student’s qualifications and accomplishments, and reasons for selecting the candidate.

The application form and both letters should be submitted to the Rex Monahan Scholarship Committee
CO-AIPG
12000 Washington St., Suite 285
Westminster, Colorado 80241.

APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE July 15, 2013

Colorado Section Student Application (pdf) - 4/13

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY AUGUST 2013

Rex Monahan, CPG 424
2005 Recipient - AIPG Honorary Membership Award

Rex started his career in the petroleum industry in 1950, after having served as an infantry officer in Europe in World War II. Upon graduating from college, he moved to Sidney, Nebraska, to work in the oil field as a roughneck for Loffland Brothers Drilling Company. After about a year as a roughneck, his independent oil business began where he developed geologic prospects and raised money to drill wells. Rex has drilled, or been a party to drilling, approximately 200 exploratory wells in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, and Arkansas. This drilling resulted in 40 discoveries, most of which were commercial. He currently operates producing wells in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.

He is a founding Trustee Associate of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a senior member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), past Chairman of the Colorado-Nebraska Sub-Section of SPE, a Certified Petroleum Geologist, #58, through AAPG, a Certified Professional Geologist, #424, through the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), and a Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado. He has also authored and co-authored articles which have appeared in the Oil and Gas Journal.

The benefits of geology and the oil industry have provided financing for Rex's lifetime goal, "to better the human condition," and he has pursued this goal chiefly in the field of education. Since a large part of his endeavors have been in education, he began at home in Sterling Colorado, where he has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Junior College of Sterling for the past 22 years. For thirteen of these years he also has served as Chairman.

At Northeastern Junior College, Rex sponsored and financed many students for General Equivalency Diplomas under what he called the Monahan Second- Chance Program. In addition he has financed individual junior college scholarships for single parents. Over 1300 individuals have benefited from these scholarships to date. Rex assisted Regis University in a project to offer a Master of Business Administration Degree through Northeastern Junior College. Twenty students received this degree after the first year, and Rex was among the group, having earned his MBA at the age of 65.

Rex Monahan’s current enterprise, the Monahan Second-Chance Academy, begun in 2001, involves financing scholarships for an Associate in Arts Degree in General Studies for prisoners at the Colorado Department of Corrections facility at Sterling. This was not a new idea for him. From 1969 to 1979 he provided funding for 300 inmates at Colorado State Prison at Canon City to obtain GED diplomas. Since GED study is now state-sponsored, Rex has progressed with the present program to offer the opportunity for an advanced degree. Actually the concept of post-graduate education for offenders is believed to be an innovation in the state of Colorado.

Monahan's previous experience left him with the belief that education is an important factor in rehabilitation, and this is supported by studies which have shown that recidivism decreased markedly with prisoners who have participated in college level courses. With the enthusiastic cooperation of Northeastern Junior College and Sterling Correctional Facility, the program is in place, and the number of students is increasing. In accord with his goals he was one of the founders and serves on the Board of Directors of the Logan County Literacy Coalition, an organization designed to train tutors for literacy improvement among individuals with limited reading skills.

Away from his home turf, as a tireless champion of education, Rex has contributed countless hours of his time, encouragement and financial support to various colleges, the University of Nebraska--his alma mater, Regis University, Morgan Community College, Trinidad State Junior College and the Colorado School of Mines. He takes an active interest in--as well as contributing to--the Friends of Nursing organization of Denver, focusing specifically on scholarships for single parents.

As well as academic education, he has served the community on the Board of Directors of the High Plains Easter Seal Society for twenty-two years, where the chief service was rehabilitation for handicapped, and was on of the founding members of the Rundus Foundation to provide organ and vocal music training.

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Scholarship Fund

Consider contributing to the Scholarship Fund. Why? the Colorado Section's Scholarship Fund is new and growing slowly with other members' contributions. The Scholarship Fund was established to support one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students in Colorado as they pursue geological degrees. The Section has not yet made an award from this fund because we are working to build the fund to a point where it can provide funding for a least one award to one student and eventually sustain itself at the same time. From one award, we expect to expand the fund and award more students.

Please support the students who are the future of the geologic profession.

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YES! I wish to support the Scholarship Fund in providing assistance towards tuition or travel to field camps, research and thesis preparation, travel to present the results of thesis work, and recognizing excellence in scholarship and leadership.

Here's my check made out to AIPG-Colorado Section, and sent to:

Treasurer

James A. Russell
1909 Sage Circle
Golden, CO 80401
summitdatasvcs@msn.com

In the amount of: ___ $25 ___ $50 ___ $100 ___ $500 ___ other

The Scholarship Fund and Future Geologists
Thank You!

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CONTACT INFO FOR COLORADO SECTION BOARD

To aid communication between our Colorado Section members and the current Section Board, below are the addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses for our Board members. Note that the Vice-President also serves as chairman for the monthly luncheon program committee.

2013 Colorado Section Board

President
Cindy Cason
E.T. Technologies, Inc.
10000 S. Dransfeldt Road, Ste 100
Parker, CO 80134
Work: (303) 680-9414
cindy@ettechnic.net

President Elect
David Abbott
2266 Forest St.
Denver, CO 80207
Work: (303) 394-0321
dmageol@msn.com

Past President
Steve Sonnenberg
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 895-7663
sasonnenbg@aol.com

Vice President
Jim Burnell
1313 Sherman St., Room 715
Denver, CO 80433
Work: (303) 866-3458
jim.burnell@state.co.us

Secretary
Susan Wager
PO Box 260965
Lakewood, CO 80226
Work: (303) 726-6431
swager80228@yahoo.com

Treasurer
Dick Nielsen
13741 Braun Dr.
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 279-3118
rlngeocon@aol.com

Editor
Doug Peters
825 Raptor Point Road
Golden, CO 80403
Work: (303) 278-1540
dcpeters@ARNEVUTResources.com

Advisory Board Representative

Ed Baltzer
Avant Environmental Services, Inc.
120 Mesa Grande Drive
Grand Junction, CO 81507
Work: (970) 243-4461
ebaltzer@avantenvironmental.com

John Galey
598 North Pines Trail
Parker, CO 80138
Work: (907) 388-7510 / (303) 805-3687
jgaley1240@gmail.com

Fred Barnard
1835 Alkire Street
Golden, CO 80401
Work: (303) 881-1060
fredbarnard01@aol.com

Reg. & Leg. Committee
Larry Cerillo
12640 W. Cedar Dr.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Work: (303) 674-6484
cerrillo1@mindspring.com

Communications
Doug Peters
825 Raptor Point Road
Golden, CO 80403
Work: (303) 278-1540
dcpeters@ARNEVUTResources.com

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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
It's advocacy and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.