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Grand Junction Geological Society

The Grand Junction Geological Society ( 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