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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 - September 2014

AIPG Conference on Social Licensing - Achieving Public Support
November 10, 2014 ♦ Denver, CO 80203
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GeoEvents (10/21/14) October 2014 FCGS Meeting (10/21/14)
GJGS Special Meeting (10/21/14) Denver Region Exploration Geologists’ Society October Meeting (10/21/14)
AAPG Workshop (10/21/14) Colorado Aquifer Management
Sustainable groundwater for Colorado (10/8/14)
December 4, 2014
RMAG November Luncheon (10/16/14) 2 Articles on Colo. Geology (10/16/14)
Survey on Rules Regarding Water Well Construction and Monitoring (10/16/14) PTTC Rockies - Confessions of a Frac Engineer (10/16/14)
SAGEEP 2015 (10/9/14) UNC Fall Seminar Schedule (10/8/14)
21st Annual 3D Seismic Symposium (10/6/14) 2014 Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference (10/6/14)
PTTC Rockies - Monetizing Stranded Gas at the Wellhead (10/6/14) Colorado School of Mines Van Tuyl Lecture Series (10/6/14)
RFP for Placer Gold Mining Project (9/17/14) NGWA Workshop (9/17/14)
UNC Earth Sciences Seminar Schedule (10/6/14) Colorado State University, Geosciences Seminar Schedule (9/28/14)
University of Colorado Benson Earth Sciences Colloquium Schedule (9/28/14) Hydrofracturing Wastewater Reuse Webinar (8/25/14)
AEG, ASCE, and CAGE Biennial Geo-Conference (8/18/14) Popular Geology Book Announcement (7/16/14)
Denver Mining Club Schedule (10/9/14) USGS TopoView (05/13/13)

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Coal Mining Positions - Asia 10/16/14) Job Opening with Geophysics Company (10/9/14)
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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)


Oct. 19-22, Fort Collins: Lindenmeier: Ancient Lives, Ancient Dreams Symposium:
“The symposium celebrates Soapstone Prairie Natural Area’s Lindenmeier archeological site, the largest Paleoindian site in North America. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution’s visit to the National Historic Landmark. Scientists discovered a Folsom point wedged into an ancient bison bone at Lindenmeier, helping to prove the presence of humans at the location at least 10,000 years ago. The symposium, featuring Edwin N. Wilmsen as the keynote speaker (co-author with Frank H.H. Roberts of Lindenmeier: Concluding Report of Investigations), will be October 19-22.
Registration and details are at http://www.fcmod.org/lindenmeier80/ .
The symposium is a once in a lifetime opportunity and includes presentations and panel discussions at the Northside Aztlan Center, a reception at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery including a behind the scenes tour, a banquet at Rio Grande restaurant with keynote speaker Edwin Wilmsen, an exhibit recreating the Smithsonian’s Director’s Tent, and a field trip to the Lindenmeier site and Soapstone Prairie Natural Area.
Registration is $175, and includes presentations Sunday through Tuesday, snacks, field trip (transportation/food not provided), dessert reception and banquet. A variety of events and activities focusing on Soapstone Prairie Natural Area’s historical and natural importance are being offered throughout 2014. For a full listing of events and activities, visit NatureTracker.fcgov.com , call 970-416-2815, or email naturalareas@fcgov.com .


Sat., Oct. 25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mineral Sale, part of the Bill & Christopher Hayward Collection: 12302 W. Iowa Drive, Lakewood “The house is on the corner, split rail fence. Please be considerate; this is a private residence, so the family would appreciate NOT having folks there early. As most of you know, I lost my two mineral-hunting buddies in the past 2 years.

Having the sole care of my remaining family member in my small home, I have no space for the range of minerals that Christopher left to me. What I have to offer is my portion of their collection from the selection process under the supervision of the estate's personal representative. There are approximately 400 specimens, give or take, from the collection cases in the back room. (ALL drawers, all flats, and other case contents in other rooms and the garage are held by someone else). They represent finds from my childhood up to Christopher's Red Feather Lakes ferruginous quartz in the past decade. My friends Ros and Randy made up the quad that included Christopher and myself, and we did a LOT of wood prospecting in the past 5+ years. Ros is known for finding the largest log ever found in Colorado.

Randy was kind enough to offer his home for this sale, and the back yard has a lot of the Ros/Randy wood for you to see as well - Eocene Park. I'll have some polished wood on the table as well. Because this is not a huge sale, I won't be stocking cash for change or taking credit cards; your personal check or cash will be fine, should you wish you to purchase any of the specimens I'm offering. I hope to see you there, Claire Schaeffer.”


Sun., Oct. 26, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., “Persson Rare Minerals Fall Clearance Sale”, at the home of mineral collector, dealer, and geology graduate student Philip Persson; 3139 Larimer St., Denver CO, 80205; refreshments! For more info contact Philip.m.person@gmail.com , 973-495-2714.


Sat.-Sun., Nov. 8-9, New Mexico Mineral Symposium, Socorro, NM., on the New Mexico Tech campus. For more information see http://geoinfo.nmt.edu/museum/minsymp/home.cfml


Thurs., Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., monthly meeting of the Colorado Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy, with the presentation, “Minerals of Stove Mountain, El Paso County, Colorado” by Gary Zito, Colorado School of Mines. All are welcome to attend. Denver Museum of Nature and Science (museum admission not required); meeting will be in the Big Horn Room, museum 3rd floor near the Botswana, Africa exhibit; see http://friendsofmineralogycolorado.org/ for more information to be posted as the meeting date approaches.


Fri-Sun., Nov. 14-16, Nov. 14-16, “2014 Mineral Dealers Gem and Mineral Show” at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building; Golden, CO; no admission charge; 10-5 Friday, 10-6 Sat., 11-4 Sunday.


Sat., Nov. 15, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Silent Auction, gems, minerals, etc., sponsored by the Littleton Gem and Mineral Club. Columbine Hills Church, 9700 Old Coal Mine Ave., Littleton, CO 80123; all are welcome. Free refreshments!

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October 2014 FCGS Meeting

Date: October 24, 2014
Social hour beginning at 11:30 a.m, done by 1:30 PM Meeting
Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Farmington

Topic: “Depositional Process Fabric - Pore: Conceptualizing the connection between depostional regime, pore types, and porosity in mudstones””
Speaker: Dr. Juergen Schieber, Indiana University, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Cost is $20. Reservations: RSVP to Paul Spear (970-326-9740) geospear2000@yahoo.com or John Youle (970 563-5232) jyoule@rwpc.us by Oct. 22.

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GJGS Special Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014
www.gjgs.org

Joint meeting with the Colorado Mesa University geology students WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 2014
7:30 P.M., Weldon Lecture Hall (In the Wubben Science Building)

Topic: “An Overview of Experimental Mudstone Sedimentology—Results of Experiments and Application to the Rock Record”
Speaker: Dr. Juergen Schieber, Indiana University, AAPG Distinguished Lecturer

Guests Are Always Welcome
See http://www.coloradomesa.edu/campusinfo/documents/campusmap.pdf for a campus map

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Denver Region Exploration Geologists’ Society October Meeting

Date: November 3, 2014
Social hour: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.; Presentation: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Berthoud Hall Room 241

Carlin-type Gold Deposits
Tommy Thompson, Economic Geology Consulting, Reno, NV

Much has been published about CTDs based on oxidized deposits and incorrect associated hydrothermal alteration. Although the 1961 Newmont discovery of the Carlin deposit by John Livermore and Alan Coope has been called the first deposit of “invisible gold”, it was actually the third such deposit to be found after the Cortez and Getchell mines that were producing in the 1930s. In Nevada, there are 5 linear trends of CTDs (Fig. 1): Carlin, Battle Mountain-Eureka (also referred to as the Cortez), Jerritt Canyon, Getchell, and Long Canyon, the latter being the most recent discovery.

CTDs are hosted in silty to massive limestone (Fig. 2), in hornfelsed rocks, in igneous rocks, and in breccias of multiple origins. The breccias may be the result of turbidite deposition, tectonic disruption, dissolution-collapse of soluble carbonate intervals, or of forceful hydrothermal breccia processes. Commonly, multiple breccia types are found in a single deposit.

Gold in CTDs is present as lattice substitutions in arsenian pyrite and/or marcasite. Trace amounts of visible gold in the deposits resulted from younger overprinting hydrothermal events. The CTDs in Nevada range in age from 36 to 42 Ma (Eocene) based on 40-39Ar, Rb-Sr, fission-track analysis of apatite, and by bracketing dike events of known ages. The hydrothermal alteration types found with CTDs include decarbonatization, argillization, and local silicification of the host rocks. At the Carlin mine more than 50% of the stratigraphic host rock section was lost due to the decarbonatization of the Roberts Mountains Formation.

Along the Carlin trend, all CTDs have been overprinted by a unique base-metal assemblage that includes Zn, Pb, Ag, Se, Te, Bi, Sn, Cu, W, and Sb-bearing minerals. A single 40-39Ar analysis on hypogene alunite at Gold Quarry with this assemblage yielded a 16.03 +or- 0.10 Ma (Miocene) age.

Fluid inclusion analyses of ore-related CTD quartz range from 140 deg C to 280 deg C, clearly an epithermal event. Thermal zoning has only been recognized at the Rain Mine where up-plunge values decrease from 280 deg C to 180 deg C, and Au and barite contents range from 0.5 oz Au- <5% barite at depth to <0.1oz Au- >50% barite in the open pit, indicating substantial oxidation of the ore fluids as they tracked up-plunge.

The depth at which CTDs form is clearly shown at the Deep Star deposit where the mineralized pre-ore rhyolite is cut by a 39 Ma rhyolite dike with up to 1 m of glass on its margins. Both dike systems have identical mineralogy, textures, and REE contents. The chill margin on the post-mineral rhyolite argues for a depth of formation <1.5km.

A review of selected ore systems from the southern-most Rain mine to the northern-most Storm mine along the Carlin Trend will be presented.

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AAPG Workshop

Bakken / Three Forks / Plus Emerging Plays GTW
17-19 Nov. 2014
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado

AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshops (GTWs) deliver up-to-date technical content to AAPG members and industry professionals. Attendees interact with presentations, lively discussions, networking receptions, and also receive access to presentations, articles, plus other valuable information.

Participants will learn how to be successful in utilizing the Three Forks in a stacked-pay, pad-drilling strategy when producing various Bakken members.
Topics will include; reservoir characterization, geochemical considerations, fracture networks, pore pressure & hydraulic fracturing, completions, imaging / 3D seismic integration and much more!

To view the full program or register, go to
http://www.aapg.org/career/training/in-person/workshops/details/articleid/10243/bakken-three-forks-plus-emerging-plays#119127-program

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RMAG November Luncheon

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

“Linking Seeps to Source Using Forensic Geochemical Methods and Implications for Exploration and Development of Conventional and Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs”
By David Seneshen

Micro- and macro-hydrocarbon seeps have been detected over offshore and onshore oil and gas reservoirs since the 1930’s. The seeps were defined by anomalous hydrocarbon concentrations and compositions in ocean bottom sediment cores and onshore soil, shot-hole sediment, soil gas and groundwater samples. While the mapping of hydrocarbon seeps is important, it is equally if not more important to identify the source of the seeps from both exploration and environmental standpoints. The source of the seeps can be linked to subsurface sources by comparison of carbon and deuterium isotopic ratios of hydrocarbon seeps with reservoir fluids. Crude oil seeps can also be directly linked with reservoir oil based on stable aromatic hydrocarbon compositions determined through spectral fluorescence analysis of soils, ocean bottom and shot-hole sediments and/or groundwater. In very leaky basins, oil-field brine fluids can ascend faults to surface resulting in unique halide and metal anomalies in soils and groundwater. Less commonly, biomarkers may be used to link surface seeps with underling oil sources provided concentrations are high enough in the seeps.

Although linking surface seeps with underlying hydrocarbon sources can be challenging, it is important to the outcome of both exploration and environmental investigations. Examples will be given from exploration surveys conducted in the Williston Basin (Bakken Shale-hosted Roncot t oi l field), Michigan Basin (Trenton Dolomite-hosted Albion-Scipio oil field), Green River Basin (Lance Sandstone-hosted Jonah tight gas field) and the Great Basin (Guilmette/Simonson Dolomitehosted Grant Canyon oil field). The Michigan Basin geochemical survey in combination with a 3D seismic survey helped with the discovery of additional oil reserves. Oil seeps over the field were compositionally identical to produced oil from the 4,000-foot deep Trenton dolomite reservoir. Geochemical surveys done in the Williston and Green River Basins demonstrated their effectiveness for defining potential “sweet spots” (structural traps and overpressure) in the Bakken shale and Lance sandstone reservoirs respectively. Trace element anomalies (e.g., lithium) in soils over the Grant Canyon Oil Field were directly linked with leaking oil-field sodium bicarbonate waters. Forensic geochemical tools were used to determine the source of anomalous hydrocarbon concentrations in groundwater and soil gas from the DJ and Raton Basins. In the DJ Basin, anomalous dissolved methane in domestic water wells was compositionally linked to a shallow coal-bearing formation rather than the deeper D- and J-Sand productive intervals based on organic and inorganic parameters. In the Raton Basin, methane seeps observed along creeks and over abandoned coal mines were derived mainly from Raton Formation coals. Water wells cased in these coals contain significant levels dissolved methane and nonpathogenic bacteria that cause explosion hazards and poor water quality, respectively. The poor maintenance of most Raton Basin water wells has led to the water quality and yield problems that are inevitably blamed on CBM gas producers.

Luncheon will be held at the Marriott City Center at California and 17th St.
Please check the event listing in the lobby for the room.
Check-in/walk-in registration begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch is served at 12:00 noon, and the talk begins at 12:20 p.m.

The luncheon price is $30.00.
To listen only to the talk, walk-in price is $10.00.
If you make a reservation and do not attend the luncheon, you will be billed for the luncheon.
Online registration closes at 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday before the luncheon.
Cancellations are not guaranteed after that time.

Luncheon Reservations & Information
Call 303-573-8621, email staff@rmag.org or register online at www.rmag.org

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2 Articles on Colo. Geology

Basement-hosted sandstone injectites of Colorado: A vestige of the Neoproterozoic revealed through detrital zircon provenance analysis Christine Smith Siddoway and George E. Gehrels.

Abstract available at
http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/early/2014/08/26/L390.1.abstract

Full article available at
http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/early/2014/08/26/L390.1.full.pdf+html




New insights into debris-flow hazards from an extraordinary event in the Colorado Front Range Jeffrey A. Coe, Jason W. Kean, Jonathan W. Godt, Rex L. Baum, Eric S. Jones, David J. Gochis, and Gregory S. Anderson

Full article available at
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/10/article/i1052-5173-24-10-4.htm

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Survey on Rules Regarding Water Well Construction and Monitoring

The Board of Examiners for Water Well Contractors has tasked an Environmental Subcommittee to provide review and comment on the current rules regarding water well construction, monitoring well construction, and test holes. As representatives of the Environmental Community, the Subcommittee has the opportunity to provide significant input prior to the rules being revised and promulgated in early 2015. We are requesting that interested stakeholders complete the following short survey to provide the Subcommittee important feedback regarding the existing rules. Please click the link below to start the survey. Your input on this survey is greatly appreciated. Should you have other comments outside of this survey, please feel free to email the Subcommittee at BOE.Env.Com@gmail.com .

Here is a link to the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=efNDRrZLJWh_2bkCiDzXuSyQ_3d_3d

Thanks for your participation!

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Confessions of a Frac Engineer

PTTC Rockies
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (MST)
Colorado School of Mines
Ben Parker Student Center - Ballroom B,
1516 Illinois Street,
Golden, CO 80401

Description
I believed our frac simulators and production models were “good enough” to optimize a frac design. I thought advanced procedures touted by respected professors would accurately determine the parameters to maximize profitability of a well. I was wrong.
Although hydraulic fractures are arguably the most important feature needed to develop low permeability reservoirs, fracs are frequently mischaracterized and poorly optimized. This course will focus on practical techniques to investigate and optimize fracture treatments. Participants in this course will have access to more than 200 published field studies in which the productivity and profitability of fields have been improved by altering the treatment design.

Highly focused on field examples, this one day course will introduce many of the common mistakes and misconceptions that hinder frac optimization. Topics include:

  • Big Picture – Goals of fracturing treatments
  • Myths and Misconceptions that hinder optimization
  • Field Results from altering frac design
    • Vertical wells
    • Horizontal wells
  • Refracs
    • Why do they work, and when will they fail?
    • Restimulation of horizontal wells – what have we learned?
  • Frac Optimization – what must we change to make better wells? Where should we focus our efforts?

This course DOES NOT include fracture simulator training. Instead, this course is designed to help participants develop a more accurate conceptual image of hydraulic fracs, and recognize the limitations of existing simulators and production models. This knowledge will lead to an improved understanding of fracture optimization strategies. Field examples are compelling and motivational. Reservoirs have MUCH more potential if we can figure out better ways to optimize our fracs.

For more info, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confessions-of-a-frac-engineer-tickets-11878383565?ref=enivtefor001&invite=Njg3MTI3OS9kY3BldGVyc0B0dXZlcmFleHBsb3JhdGlvbi5jb20vMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

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SAGEEP 2015

Austin, Texas
March 22-26, 2015

Call for Abstracts - Online Submission Site Open
Key Submission Dates
Oct. 17, 2014 - Deadline for Initial Short and Extended Abstracts
Nov. 20, 2014 - Notice of Abstract Acceptance, Suggested Revisions or Rejection
Jan. 19, 2015 - Deadline for Final Abstracts and Optional Extended Abstracts

The Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP) provides geophysicists, engineers, geoscientists and end-users from around the world an opportunity to meet over a 5-day period to discuss nearsurface applications of geophysics and learn about recent developments

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Special Sessions
Over 200 Talks & Posters
Equipment Demonstrations
Proceedings CD
Commercial Exhibition Shor t Courses & Workshops
Keynotes on Climate Change, Water & Archeology
Field Trip to Austin Geologic & Engineering Wonders
Off-site Events Including a Texas Roundup & BBQ, Downtown Conference Evening, & Student Social

Keep Up to Date with SAGEEP! Send an email to General Chair Jeff (jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu ) if you would like to be on an informal email list and receive developing information. Suggest Short Course and Workshop ideas to Short Course Chair Bill Doll (dollw@battelle.org ).

http://www.eegs.org/Annual-Meeting-SAGEEP/SAGEEP-2015
General Chair: Jeff Paine jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu
Technical Chair: Brad Carr bcarr1@uwyo.edu

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21st Annual 3D Seismic Symposium

Presented by The Denver Geophysical Society & The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St.
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.

We are currently soliciting for Speakers and Presentations! Download the Speaker Commitment Form for more information.

Registration, Exhibitor Booths, and Sponsorship will be available from October 1st through January 21st. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or purchasing an Exhibitor Booth, please email office@denvergeo.org to be added to the first contact list.

For more information or to register, go to
http://www.denvergeo.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3361

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2014 Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference, "Geo-Influence"

Friday, November 7, 2014
7am-5:30pm
Sheraton Denver West, 360 Union Blvd, Lakewood CO 80228


Session topics include:
Flood Repair: the Influence of Water, Dams and Levees: Influential Infrastructure, Classic Geotech: Influencing the Sate of the Art, and Hazards: Reducing Influence

The Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference is a biennial, one-day conference hosted by the Colorado Section of ASCE, the ASCE Geo-Institute, CAGE, and AEG-RMS.

Presentations focus on geologic hazards and geotechnical issues impacting the Rocky Mountain region and Colorado's front range.

Conference details:
Schedule and registration form:
http://aegrms.org/2014%20RM%20GeoConference.pdf

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PTTC Rockies - Monetizing Stranded Gas at the Wellhead

PTTC Rockies
Thursday, October 23, 2014
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (MDT)
Denver Athletic Club
1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80204


Addressing Gas Flaring by Utilizing Novel Technologies to Monetize Gas at the Wellhead PTTC Workshop and Problem Identification Seminar

Register now for this unique opportunity to learn about existing technology aimed at utilizing unused natural gas at the wellhead while reducing emissions. For around the cost of lunch ($50), you will participate in an interactive one-day session aimed at identifying your specific types of gas, site selection issues, economic factors, and total gas volume with an ultimate goal of developing strategies to have that gas make your operation money.

The Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC) and the Environmentally Friendly Drilling (EFD) program, managed by the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), have joined together to develop and implement a research effort to address gas flaring and stranded gas by utilizing novel technologies to monetize gas at the wellhead.

The overall objective of the Flaring Issues, Solutions and Technologies (FIST) project is to develop and demonstrate technologies to monetize stranded gas and to reduce or eliminate gas flaring and/or methane emissions associated with gas production in a manner that results in monetization of the valuable gases.

More information about F.I.S.T. at:
http://efdsystems.org/index.php/fist and http://pttc.org/resources/fist

To register or get more info, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monetizing-stranded-gas-at-the-wellhead-tickets-12988263245?ref=enivtefor001&invite=Njc0NzU4NS9kY3BldGVyc0B0dXZlcmFleHBsb3JhdGlvbi5jb20vMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

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Colorado School of Mines Van Tuyl Lecture Series

Schedule posted at: http://geology.mines.edu/GE_Lecture-Series , or call 303-273-3800. The Van Tuyl lectures are given every Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Berthoud Hall Room 241.


October 23.Stephen Marshak, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Tectonics of the United States Midcontinent: Emerging Insight from the Earthscope "OIINK" Project”

October 30. Neal Driscoll, University of California San Diego. TBD.

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RFP for Placer Gold Mining Project

The Colorado State Land Board and Aurora Water have released a joint solicitation to request proposals from operators for a placer gold mining project in Lake County, Colorado.

Please see the following website for details on this offering: http://trustlands.state.co.us/NewsandMedia/Documents/Solicitation%20of%20Offers%20(SOO)%20-%20Box%20Creek%20Placer%20Gold%20Lease.pdf

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NGWA Workshop — Groundwater Quality and Unconventional Gas Development: Is There a Connection?

November 13-14, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Join groundwater and other industry professionals to discuss sampling, monitoring, and research approaches to evaluate issues and concerns regarding the possibility for contamination of shallow groundwater by stray gases, formation waters, and chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, as greater use of this technology has expanded.

Keynote address: Evolution of Groundwater Monitoring — Implications for Shale Gas; John A. Cherry, Ph.D., University of Guelph

Presenters:

  • Fred Baldassare, Echelon Applied Geoscience Consulting
  • Susan Brantley, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
  • Maurice Dusseault, Ph.D., PE, University of Waterloo
  • Jon Fennell, Ph.D., PG, Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd.
  • Anthony Gorody, Ph.D., PG, Universal Geoscience Consulting Inc.
  • Richard Jackson, Ph.D., PE, Geofirma Engineering Ltd.
  • Peter B. McMahon, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey
  • Lisa Molofsky, GSI Environmental Inc.
  • Jean-Philippe Nicot, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • Beth L. Parker, Ph.D., University of Guelph
  • Stephen Richardson, Ph.D., GSI Environmental Inc.
  • Christine Rivard, Ph.D., Geological Survey of Canada
  • Donald Siegel, Ph.D., Syracuse University
  • Daniel Soeder, U.S. Department of Energy
  • John H. Williams, U.S. Geological Survey

To register or for more info, go to http://www.ngwa.org/Events-Education/shortcourses/Pages/224nov14.aspx

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UNC's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Seminar Series

The University of Northern Colorado Earth Sciences Program hosts multidisciplinary seminars on most Friday afternoons in Ross Hall, Room 3240, Greeley, CO
3:30 Snacks, meet the speaker; 4:00-5:00 Seminar; Post-seminar discussion with speaker. Snacks, sandwiches/pizza & beverages provided.


October 24. CHESTER HITCHENS, Lidstone and Associates, “Land Surveying and Geospatial Issues for Geologists and Environmental Scientists”

October 31. BOO!! No Seminar this Evening

November 7. NIGEL KELLY, University of Colorado, “Geochemistry and Petrology Associated with Ore Deposits”

November 14. RANDI HOGDEN, Ph D Candidate, Biology, UNC, “Potential Environmental Impacts of Shale Development on Proximate Flora”

November 21. JULIE SEXTON, Mathematics and Science Teaching Institute, UNC, “Retention Factors for Geoscience Students”

November 28. THANKSGIVING - NO SEMINAR

December 5. POSTER FEST with Undergraduates, Graduate Students, Faculty, DOZENS OF POSTERS! FOOD! CELEBRATE!! CAKE!!!

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Colorado State University, Department of Geosciences Seminar Schedule

Schedule posted at: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/geo-news-and-events/department-seminars . Seminars are located in Room 320, Warner College of Natural Resources (NR) Building on Friday afternoons, and will begin at 4:00 p.m. (alternative dates/times/locations may occasionally be noted). Questions? Please call (970) 491-5661.


October 24. D. Nathan Bradley, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. TBA.

October 31 Francis Rengers, U.S. Geological Survey. TBA.

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University of Colorado Benson Earth Sciences Colloquium Schedule

Schedule posted at: http://www.colorado.edu/geolsci/colloquium.htm. All talks are held in the Benson Earth Sciences Auditorium (180) every Wednesday at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted. **Refreshments are served at 3:30 on the 3rd floor**


October 22. No Colloquium - GSA Annual Meeting

November 5. Craig Jones, CU-Boulder. “Significance of the Sierran Orogen.”

November 12. Rebecca Kuglitsch / Katie Lage, CU-Boulder. “Managing the Impact of your Research, Authors Rights, and Access to Scholarship.”

November 19. Dustin Trail, University of Rochester. “Tracking the oxidation state of Earth’s mantle through time.”.

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Hydrofracturing Wastewater Reuse Webinar

U.S. oil and natural gas producers who use hydraulic fracturing are discovering the untapped potential of wastewater reuse.

While reuse currently accounts for less than 1% of the 21 billion barrels of wastewater managed by U.S. oil and gas producers each year, the trend is rapidly growing in favor of reuse. In fact, reports show 87% reuse in the Marcellus formation..

This trend is fueled by the growing number of challenges and limited options associated with properly treating and disposing of hydrofracturing wastewater. Irrigation, livestock watering, and various industrial applications are an unattractive option due to the strict regulations and high treatment costs.

Treated hydraulic fracturing effluent discharged into surface water is not a realistic option due to the questionable ability to cost-effectively meet regulations, the extremely high treatment costs, and negative public sentiment. Reuse allows producers to reduce water management costs, lower treatment costs, lessen regulatory burdens, and conserve natural resources.

Sign up for this informative one-hour on-demand webinar on "Hydrofracturing Wastewater: How We Produce It, and How We Can Use It", by Dr. Barry Stevens, in which he will investigate both the challenges presented by wastewater reuse in the hydraulic fracturing process.

Highlights of 60 min Session:

  • Issues regarding terminology of : flowback water, produced water, reuse and recycling
  • Challenges
  • Hydro-fracturing
  • Water management
  • Water pathway
  • Beneficial and non-beneficial use of wastewater
  • Market drivers
  • Cost analysis
  • Federal, state and local regulations

If interested, you can directly register at http://www.audiosolutionz.com/energy-amp-environment/hydraulic-fracturing.html?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=marco_300414&utm_campaign='EEGY0D0M

Got people to train? Call 800-458-2965 for special pricing on multiple attendee registration.

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AEG, ASCE, and CAGE Biennial Geo-Conference Friday, November 7, 2014

Save the date for the next Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference!

The Rocky Mountain Section of AEG, Geo-Institute Chapter of the Colorado Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers (CAGE), are sponsoring the 15th biennial Rocky Mountain Geo-Conference. The conference this year is titled "Geo-Influence" and will cover topics related to the interacting (and counteracting) influences of nature, geology, and the geoscientist. Topics related to the influences of water, infrastructure design, classic geotechnical practices, and geologic hazards will be covered. Presentations will focus on flood repairs for the Great Front Range Flood of 2013, GIS modeling of economic risk associated with post-fire debris flow flooding, construction, evaluation and remediation for dams and levees, mountain tunnel rehab, and certain recent influences on classic geotechnical techniques and standards. Talks will also cover techniques and strategies for handling certain geologic hazards, including a landslide rating system for Colorado highways, a launched soil nail technique, and full-scale rockfall barrier testing in Colorado. The keynote speaker this year will be William McCormick with Fires and Floods and Dams….Oh My!. The conference also includes multiple exhibitors, breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and a sponsored after-conference reception. The conference will be on Friday November 7, 2014, from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel (360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228) and will cost $150 per person.
Registration details coming soon!

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Popular Geology Book Announcement

Golden Publishers is pleased to announce the publication of their latest book, Geology of Colorados Parks & Monuments, by Dr. John Lufkin, Golden, CO. The book is written in a style that non-geologists and geologists alike can understand and appreciate.

Features of the book include:

  • 129 pages in large format, 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Descriptions of 16 sites in Colorado, including all nine of the National Parks & Monuments, and seven other parks and protected areas
  • 218 color illustrations and photographs
  • Eight geologic maps redone in Adobe Illustrator
  • 127 terms defined in the Glossary
  • 86 References

For a limited time only, the books will be sold direct from the publishers at the wholesale price of $25.00 plus shipping and handling. In ordering a book, please fill out the information on the Order Form, and send to Golden Publishers. If you are unable to print out the Order Form, then simply send me a check or money order for the book that you want. For further information, please contact Dr. Lufkin at lufk3@comcast.net .

Table of Contents

1.0 INTRODUCTION       1
2.0 GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF COLORADO       1
3.0 GEOGRAPHY OF COLORADO      7
4.0 GEOLOGY OF COLORADOS PARKS & MONUMENTS       11
4.1 Rocky Mountain National Park      11
4.2 Red Rocks Park       20
4.3 Dinosaur Park       24
4.4 Roxborough State Park       27
4.5 Garden of the Gods       30
4.6 Picket Wire Canyonlands, Comanche Grassland       32
4.7 Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument       38
4.8 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve       50
4.9 Wheeler Geologic Area       58
5.0 Mesa Verde National Park       62
5.1 Canyons of the Ancients National Monument       72
5.2 Chimney Rock National Monument       81
5.3 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park       85
5.4 Colorado National Monument       92
5.5 Dinosaur National Monument       97
5.6 Trinidad State Park       109
REFERENCES       114
GLOSSARY       120
ABOUT THE AUTHOR       129

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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!



October 27.--Marv Kay, Emeritus Professor and Coach, CSM. Colorado School of Mines: 140 Years Young.



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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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.

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:

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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Job Board




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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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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The Island of Fiji Job

The Island of Fiji is looking for a chief geologist.

http://miningjobs.smenet.org/jobs/5795206/chief-geoscientist


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Oregon Jobs

Alamos Gold Inc is hiring at our Quartz Mountain Gold Ltd. subsidiary located in Lakeview, Oregon.

1. ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR. Based in Lakeview, Oregon, the Environmental Coordinator is responsible for regularly communicating with the Director, Government and Community Relations, and Permitting on acts, procedures, and operations which are out of compliance or incongruent with approved site permits, applicable environmental regulations and/or good environmental practice. In the event of noncompliance or incongruent finding, the Environmental Coordinator is expected to suggest an alternative act, procedure or operation which would result in improved environmental compliance.

Qualifications and Experience: Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies or related Science program; Minimum 5 – 8 years of experience, 3 – 5 of which must be direct experience with environmental permitting in mining or a similar sector; Experience with environmental and exploration permitting in a North/West (US) jurisdiction would be an asset.

Full Job Description and Application Instructions: Please apply online, no phone calls please. Company is willing to pay for relocation to the Lakeview area.
https://english-careers-alamosgold.icims.com/jobs/1295/environmental-coordinator/job

2. GEOTECHNICIAN. Based in Lakeview, Oregon, the Geotechnician is responsible for geotechnical core measurements, collection and preparation of geochemical samples for submittal to laboratories, maintaining the core shack, differential GPS operation, environmental audit of exploration sites, select data management, select data processing, set-up and preparation of diamond drill core for logging and any other reasonable duties associated with regional field work as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience: Ability to work in the field under potentially adverse weather conditions, if necessary; Ability to lift moderately heavy objects; 50 lbs. or less; Knowledge of computers and data entry; Familiarity with GPS devices; High school diploma; Valid driver’s license; Able to drive a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Hours of Work: 2:00 PM -11:30 PM (work dates to be determined)

Full Job Description and Application Information: Please apply online by Sept 30, 2014, no phone calls please. Seeking a local area, entry-level candidate.
https://english-careers-alamosgold.icims.com/jobs/1293/geotechnician/job .


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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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Kansas Geological Survey

Position: Outreach Coordinator (00008422)
Official University Title: Program Assistant

Starting Date: Position available November 17, 2014; exact start date negotiable.
Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2014.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits: Starting salary range is $55,000 - $75,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Full-time position with 12-month appointment to unclassified professional staff at the University of Kansas, subject to six-month probationary period and annual review. Benefits include university staff privileges; 22 days of vacation leave, 12 days sick leave, and 9 holidays annually; group medical/dental/vision, life insurance, and retirement program options.

Position Overview: Coordinate the Outreach program, which furthers the mission of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) by developing materials, projects, and services that communicate information about the geology of Kansas, the state's natural resources, and the products of the KGS to the people of the state.

Responsibilities and percent of time devoted to each
(40%) Coordinate the KGS's annual Kansas Field Conference for legislators, agency personnel, business leaders, and others. Duties include developing ideas, issues, and site visits related to the state's natural resources; working with agencies and organizations that co-sponsor the Conference; contacting presenters; coordinating logistics; and leading the conference.
(10%) Track and provide legislative updates to keep KGS personnel apprised of legislation and committee activities that may pertain to KGS programs, activities, or personnel. Attend legislative hearings and represent the KGS as appropriate.
(25%) Assist KGS personnel with dissemination of research results in non- or semi-technical terminology and format the information for consumption by legislators, State and University officials, educators, and the general public.
(25%) Other duties that support the Outreach and Public Service program including developing non-technical and semi-technical reports, circulars, and other materials about the state's geology, natural resources, and related issues; public presentations, seminars, workshops, and field trips; representing the KGS in public forums as appropriate; and answering inquiries related to the geology and natural resources of Kansas.

Qualifications will be evaluated by the content and quality of the written application materials. Oral communication skills will be evaluated by an interview and by reference checks.
Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in the geosciences; or bachelor's degree in another field and significant coursework or work experience related to the geosciences.
  • Demonstrated oral communication skills, including experience in public speaking.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing for publication or unpublished nontechnical or semi-technical reports.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • At least two years of experience communicating scientific information to a nontechnical audience.

Position Requirement

  • Kansas driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or substantial experience in a geoscience field (particularly geology).
  • Knowledge about natural-resource issues, particularly those related to Kansas.
  • Knowledge of Kansas geography and geology.
  • Experience coordinating group events.
  • Broad background in the natural sciences.
  • Experience communicating with state legislators and other high-level decision makers.
  • At least two years of professional work experience applying and communicating scientific information.

Application Procedure
Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/staff/1671BR . Complete the University of Kansas Unclassified Professional Staff Application, attach (upload):
Cover letter addressing each required and preferred qualification.
Resume.
Contact information for three professional references.
A complete application will consist of all items above; incomplete applications will not be considered.
Priority application deadline is Monday, September 15, 2014.
Review of applications begins on September 16, 2014. Posting will remain open until a qualified applicant pool has been identified.

Application inquiries:
Annette Delaney, Kansas Geological Survey
Phone: (785) 864-2152 Fax: (785) 864-5317
Email: hr@kgs.ku.edu


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BLM - Mining Engineer/Geologist

Mining Engineer/Geologist (Interdisciplinary) GS-0880/1350, GS-09/11
Announcement No: NV-DEU-2014-0167
Opens: 09/10/2014 - Closes: 09/24/2014
Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.
To apply, please visit the website address: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380647300




Geologist, GS-1350-07/09/11
Announcement No: NV-DEU-2014-0169
Opens: 09/12/2014 - Closes: 09/26/2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Promotion Potential: GS-11
Relocation Expenses: Not Authorized
Who May Be Considered: All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.
To apply, please visit the website address: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/380863100


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Deputy Director - Arizona Geological Survey

The Arizona Geological Survey (www.azgs.az.gov), an independent state agency reporting directly to the Governor, seeks to hire a Deputy Director at its headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, with strong team-building, leadership, management, and communication skills and the ability to design, implement, and manage complex, multidisciplinary scientific programs in support of agency and state needs. The agency has never had a Deputy Director position, but increased demands to manage the growing staff, carry out the portfolio of large complex projects, and seek state and grant funding, require establishment of the position.

Job Summary
Acts in a senior capacity to manage the internal operations of the agency that are necessary to carry out its programs and activities. Assists the Director and Section Chiefs in developing the agency's programs, maintain scientific and technical proficiency of staff members and the agency, helps construct and implement the agency's annual work plans and priorities based on available resources, allocates agency human and fiscal resources, and responds to requests and inquiries from the Governor, Legislature, local, state, and federal agencies, business and industry, news media, professional organizations, and the public. Supervises the agency's Section Chiefs. Acts on behalf of department director in the Director´s absence; represents the agency with its stakeholders, clients, and partners. Carries out geoscience projects in the incumbents area of scientific expertise or as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Degree in Geological or Earth Sciences or closely related field, and at least 5 years of experience in the management of scientific programs; advanced degree encouraged
  • Managerial experience overseeing complex projects involving teams of geologists, computer and information scientists, and other professionals and support staff with diverse educational and work experience backgrounds

Position Type:
Permanent position, E1, in Arizona State Government, salary range, $51,499 - $97,335.
The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package that can be effective within the first two weeks of your employment that includes affordable health, dental and vision insurance, accrued vacation and sick leave, 10 holidays per year; long-term disability; retirement plan; and life insurance. Optional employee benefits include deferred compensation, short-term disability, flexible spending account for medical/dependent care expenses and supplemental life insurance.
We also offer free covered garage parking, Tuition Reimbursement and Public Transit Discounts.
Position is located in Tucson.

How to Apply:
Fill out an application at: https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=KG2 or applications may be sent in the form of a resume and cover letter to resumes@azgs.az.gov . Please include “Deputy Director” in your subject line to distinguish your application from other recruitments currently open. First review of applicants will take place September 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.


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New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources - HYDROGEOLOGIST

FULL TIME: Yes
STARTING RATE or SALARY RANGE: $45,000 - $58,000
Employees being promoted to a higher classified position receive the minimum for the position or a pay rate adjustment of 8% whichever is greater.

JOB DUTIES & REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
NEW MEXICO INSTITUTE OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY invites applications for a research position in hydrogeology with the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR). The Bureau, a research and service division of New Mexico Tech, functions as the state geological survey with a staff of approximately 30 earth science professionals. The successful applicant will work directly with the Aquifer Mapping Program team to lead hydrogeologic research projects, working with other hydrologists, geologist, support staff, and students.

Applicant must meet a minimum requirement of an M.S. degree in hydrology, geology, hydrogeology, or a closely related earth-science field. Applicants with a Ph.D. in same disciplines are also encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with 3+ years of professional experience in these fields. Required qualifications include a quantitative hydrogeology background, experience in the interpretation of hydrologic, geochemical, or geophysical data at a regional or basin scale, and experience with reporting and presenting results to technical and non-technical audiences. It is also required that applicant is able to work well with other researchers, support staff, government agencies, tribes, and the public. Strong proficiency in quantitative hydrogeology models, and/or shallow geophysics techniques, and/or remote sensing/satellite technologies is desired. Significant knowledge relevant to New Mexico geology and hydrogeology is also desired.

The successful candidate will work closely with geologists and hydrogeologists at NMBGMR and will also have the opportunity to interact with New Mexico Techs nationally recognized hydrology program. The primary job function is to design, lead, perform and publish regional-scale hydrogeologic research within Aquifer Mapping Program. The position will involve analysis, interpretation and reporting of hydrologic, geochemical, geologic, and geophysical data for regional hydrogeologic studies. The position includes full benefits from New Mexico Tech, which include retirement plans, health insurance, and life insurance.

Interested applicants should submit an application and cover letter that specifically addresses academic background and work experience related to this position description. Also include resume, transcripts, a writing sample, and three letters of professional reference (including email address and phone) to:

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
801 Leroy Pl.
Human Resources
Brown Hall Room 118
Box 094
Socorro, NM 87801

Incomplete applications will not be considered. For full consideration application deadline is September 30, 2014, but will remain open until the position is filled.
Visit Techs web page at http://www.nmt.edu/ .
E-mail applications are NOT accepted


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Geologists Needed

We are looking for Geologists with field and soils classification experience for this 4-5 month project. The pay is anywhere from $25-30/hr depending on experience. The schedule is 6 days on 1 off working 10-12 hours/day so the opportunity to earn Overtime and Double time also exists.

Ideal candidates will have experience working with rigs, drilling techniques, and most importantly experience with soils classifications and analysis according to ASTM standards.

We have had Geologists come up from Riverside, the Central Coast, and even Las Vegas for the project as the cost of living in Yuba City is very affordable.

Patrick Rickards
Recruiter, Aerotek
Environmental, Construction, Architecture, & Engineering
3101 Zinfandel Drive, Suite 350
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
prickard@aerotek.com


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Geologists/Geotechnical Engineers Needed

My name is Julie Page. I recruit and staff for TPD Workforce & HR Solutions. We are one of the approved vendors to staff for Rio Tinto, Kennecott Copper, and Kennecott Exploration. Currently we have two openings for Geologists/Geotechnical Engineers. It is a high-paying contract job to go through the end of the year.

If you are aware of anyone who might be interested in this would you please pass my name and number to them. Below is the job link: http://tpd.theresumator.com/apply/IiOgNH/GeologicalGeotechnical-Engineer.html

If you are aware of any organizations- Professors, or contacts that I should check in with for help in filling these I would really appreciate your help.

Julie Page
Staffing Services Coordinator
Phone: 801-285-7643; Toll free: 1-888-685-3530:
julie.page@tpd.com
Workforce & HR Solutions
Visit TPD.com to learn more.


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MSHA Safety Director

Part time to Full Time position
Western Lithium Corporation

Western Lithium Corporation (WLC) is seeking to hire an MSHA Safety Director for the WLC Kings Valley Clay Mine site located near Orovada, Nevada. This is a relatively small start-up industrial minerals operation. Planned start-up is within two months. This would be a full time position during start-up for the first few months. The Safety Director position could turn into a part time position after initial start-up or, depending on interest and company needs, could turn into a permanent position and involve other duties including OSHA safety at a new clay plant currently under construction in Fernley, Nevada.

The MSHA Safety Director would be responsible for site wide health and safety concerns, implementation of the companys safety policies, evaluation of safe work procedures and ensuring compliance with MSHA regulations, including the preparation of MSHA report forms as required and responding to on-site inspections, etc. The position would also maintain accurate records of employee training, employee health monitoring, MSHA reporting, and be responsible for enforcing the drug and alcohol policy. In addition, the position would also be responsible for updating the companys Product Safety Data Sheets and product warning labels; controlling employee exposure to hazardous waste and chemicals; and responsible for the proper disposal of regulated and hazardous waste which may be generated by the company. Additional duties may include implementing EPAs Toxic Release Inventory reporting, State Air Quality permit compliance reporting, and performing other related duties as assigned.

The position will be based in WLCs Reno, Nevada Office. Travel to the mine site would be required.

Qualified candidates need to show expertise in the safety field. Must have 5 years minimum experience, the ability to conduct on site audits and be able to identify and correct hazardous workplace conditions. Certification as an MSHA instructor is beneficial or must be willing to work towards becoming an MSHA instructor. Additional requirements include strong communication skills, presentation and writing skills, ability to perform work independently and without supervision. Candidates must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Programs. Candidates must be able to push/pull/lift 50 pounds on a limited basis, stand for up to 8 hours, hold a current valid Nevada drivers license, and be able to drive a vehicle for up to 5 hours in one period. Position requires employees to successfully complete a pre-employment reference check, background check, and pre-employment physical.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and detailed resume to:

Jessica Maples, Office Manager
Western Lithium Corporation
3685 Lakeside Drive, Reno, Nevada 89509
jmaples@westernlithium.com
775-360-2201


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GIS Specialist — Reno, Nevada

Enviroscientists, Inc.

Skills required:
Skills required:
Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS
Understanding of coordinate systems, projections, datum Cartography (map making, layouts, etc)

What we do:
Receive/process data (from clients, agencies, subcontractors, Enviroscientists’ field personnel).
Create/edit GIS data. May require digitizing from paper products or ungeoreferenced digital products.
Organize/manage GIS data.
Create/edit metadata for GIS data.
Convert between digital data formats (ESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo, AutoCAD, GPS (Garmin, Trimble)).
GIS analysis of data (measurements, buffers, intersections, slopes, viewsheds, etc.)
Create maps/illustrations for project documents, proposals, etc.
Convert data from one coordinate system and datum to another, as necessary.
Compile GIS data and send to clients, agencies, and subcontractors.

Anyone interested should contact Gail Liebler in Reno at (775) 826-8822 and/or send a resume to info@enviroincus.com .


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Career Opportunity - Senior Geologist/Engineer

Excellent career opportunity for motivated senior geologist/engineer with good technical and people skills to take over successful mining/exploration consulting firm in SW Montana. The company conducts industrial minerals and metals exploration, evaluations and mine geology. The company has a sound client base, competent employees, and efficient office facilities.

Founder/owner is retiring but will be available for transition. If interested please call (406) 223-1139.


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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.