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Grand Junction Geological Society

The Grand Junction Geological Society (gjgs.org) meets monthly on the Colorado Mesa University campus. The monthly meetings involve guest speakers who talk about topics of regional geologic interest.

Meetings are typically on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm and are held in Saccomanno Lecture Hall (Wubben-Science 141).

Fall 2014 Speakers (in WS 141)

Wed. Sept. 10, 7:30 pm, Dr. Rex Cole, Dr. Verner Johnson, and Dave Wolny, CMU
Geologic Overview of the West Salt Creek Landslide

Wed. , Sept. 17, 7:30 pm, Dr. Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Colorado School of Mines,
Geochemical Controls on Water Chemistry in Perennial Tributaries to the Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Spring 2014 Speakers

  • January 22, 2014 Speaker - Vince Matthews -- Rio Grande Rift
  • February 19, 2014 Speaker - Jerry Daub -- Colorado Oil Shale - Piceance Basin: A "World Class" Resource
  • March 19, 2014 Speaker - Douglas Sprinkel --Terrace Gravel implications for capture of Green River
  • April 16, 2014 Speaker - Fred Mark -- Hunting, Fishing, Eco-Tourism and Unconventional Gas Production on the Vermejo Park Ranch, Raton Basin, New Mexico
  • April 30, 2014 CMU Student Poster Session with CASH PRIZES for top 3 posters
  • May 21, 2014 Speaker - Joe Fandrich -- Evidence of tsunamis in the Hoskannini Fm., Utah
  • May 22, 2014 FIELD TRIP to Hoskannini Fm. outcrops lead by Joe Fandrich