Colorado Mineral Society Patch

The Colorado Mineral Society

2016 Upcoming Area Events

* Denotes Official CMS Function

Wed., Nov. 2, 4:00 p.m., CU Geology Colloquium, What does the deglacial carbon isotope minimum tell us about changes in atmospheric CO2 and climate?, by Jean Lynch-Stieglitz, Georgia Tech. Benson Earth Sciences Building, Auditorium (Room 180), CU Boulder campus. All are welcome; refreshments at 3:30 on the 3rd floor. See for the full colloquium schedule.

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Sat.-Sun., Nov. 12-13, 37th annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, NM; Always a very interesting and worthwhile weekend program and rendezvous for mineral collectors, mineralogists, geologists, and rockhounds; it includes a day and a half of lectures, a Sat. eve. banquet a Sunday afternoon silent auction, mineral dealers, and some optional field trips on Thursday and Friday. See for full program and registration information.

Thurs., Nov. 17, 7:00 p.m. Colorado Scientific Society November meeting, Terrestrial ecosystems during the Mesozoic, by Joe Sertich, DMNS. Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, 11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood CO.

Thurs., Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Friends of Mineralogy, Colorado Chapter bimonthly meeting, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, VIP Room, The originally planned program, about the rare-earth mineral thalénite from Colorado by Dr. Markus Raschke, needs to be rescheduled due to his travel schedule; but you are invited to come anyway to see what mineralogical program will be given instead. The updated topic will be posted on FMCC’s website, .

Fri., Nov. 18, Colorado Science Teachers Conference (full title, Colorado Science Conference for Professional Development), at the Denver Mart, sponsored by the Colorado Association of Science Teachers and other science education organizations. For full program and registration information see

Fri.-Sat.-Sun., Nov. 18-20, 10-5 Fri., 10-6 Sat., 11-4 Sun., Gem and Mineral Show at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building, sponsored by Denver Area Gem and Mineral Dealers. Free admission and free parking. Stop by and visit the Geo-Odyssey Booth: They just returned from a mineral trip to Bulgaria, and will be featuring many specimens from this country, including galena, sphalerite, pyrite, calcite, and quartz. They’ll also have many specimens from last year’s trip to Namibia, including beautiful amethyst (including enhydros), aquamarine, tourmaline, fluorite, and specimens from the Kaokoveld area (dioptase, shattuckite). They also have a large selection of minerals and fossils from Morocco and they have a new batch of affordable plumbogummite and a variety of fluorites from China, large pyrite clusters from Spain, moldavite from the Czech Republic, fluorite from England, large quartz specimens from Arkansas, and Herkimer Diamonds in matrix. Many new fossils, including fossil tortoise shells from Nebraska, a huge agatized coral from Florida, Megalodon teeth, and petrified wood from Arizona and Indonesia. As always, they'll have several flats of half-priced specimens and specimens costing $5 or less. You can see a preview of some of the specimens at

Sat., Nov. 19, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Silent Auction, held by the Littleton Gem and Mineral Club. All are welcome. Columbine Hills Church, 9700 Old Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton, CO. “Setup 11 a.m., silent auction starts at noon, verbal auction starts at 1 pm, checkout starts at 3:30 pm.”

*Fri., Dec. 2, CMS Holiday Party at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lakewood, 7:30pm

Tues., Dec. 6, 3:00 p.m., Earth Sciences Colloquium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Pterosaur paleobiology: Insights from photogrammetric Ichnology, by Brent Breithaupt and Neffra Matthews, BLM.. In the VIP Room. All are welcome, museum admission is not required.

Wed., Dec. 7, 4:00 p.m., CU Geology Colloquium, Colorado’s geothermal resources and thermal springs: a simple groundwater flow model, by Paul Morgan, Colorado Geological Survey. Benson Earth Sciences Building, Auditorium (Room 180), CU Boulder campus. All are welcome; refreshments at 3:30 on the 3rd floor. See for the full colloquium schedule.

Fri-Sun., Dec. 9-11, Gem and Mineral Show/”Rocks and Rails”, sponsored by the Flatirons Gem and Mineral Club; together with the Boulder Model Railroad Club; at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Main Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

Please see the latest monthly newsletter for additional upcoming events or more details of these events!
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Monthly CMS Meetings: General membership meetings start at 7:30 PM on the first Friday of each month, Oct - May at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 10th and Garrison (9200 W 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215) in Lakewood, CO
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Visitors, guests and kids are always welcome!!

Displays are set up by members about one half-hour before meetings. Specimens may be available for sale and trade.

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