- Written by Mark Jacobson
- Category: Meetings
- Published: 23 March 2014
Latest News for the Ouray-Silverton San Juan Mountains Mineral Symposium:
2 June 2014
Elks Lodge, Symposium meeting hall in historic downtown Ouray. Building built 1904. Photograph Courtesy of the Elks Lodge, Ouray.
Advance symposium registration forms with fees are now available and can be downloaded by clicking on "download registration form." For further information about the field trips, a packet in pdf format can be downloaded by clicking on "pre-registration field trip descriptions."
Symposium speakers, schedule and field trip details are now available. The registration fee for the symposium will be $60 which includes the presentations, break coffee, water, tea & snacks, and the published symposium proceedings with presentation abstracts, speakers bios, and field trip itineraries. The symposium banquet on Saturday evening, Friday evening drinks and field trip box lunches are optional expenses. The Sunday field trips are included, without optional charges except for the one field trip that provided 4WD transportation.
Friday, 5 September 2014 at the Elks Lodge, 421 Main St., Ouray, Colorado.
6.30 PM Icebreaker gathering- snacks and cash bar drinks
7.30 PM Keynote evening lecture: “Mining Camps of the San Juans,” presented by Dr. Duane A. Smith, Professor of History at Fort Lewis College in Durango, author or coauthor of more than fifty books on Colorado and the West including “The Song of the Hammer and Drill: The Colorado San Juans, 1860-1914.”
Saturday, 6 September 2014 at the Elks Lodge.
8.00 AM Continental breakfast:
8.55 AM Introduction and start of symposium
9.00 AM to 5.30 PM Presentations
John Dreier--Economic Geology & Structural Controls of the San Juan Ores
Bill Jones--Liberty Bell and Shenandoah-Dives Mines--San Juan Mining 1900-1950
Bob Larson—The Vein Systems of the Silverton Caldera and Their Minerals (Idarado Mine, Camp Bird Mine and Revenue-Virginius Mine)
Jonathan Moore--Lost Gold Mines of the San Juans
Don Paulson--Aerial Trams of the San Juans
David Smith--The Red Mountain Mining District: History, Geology and Mineralogy
Ken Sloan—Mineral Collecting at Champion Basin and Red Mountain areas
Saturday Evening Banquet at the Elks Lodge:
6.30 PM Cash bar.
7.00 PM Dinner served.
Evening presentation: Thomas Walsh, discoverer of the Camp Bird Mine, will talk about his mining activities during the 1890s (impersonated in costume by John Stewart, Denver attorney-at-law, Chairman of the Denver Mining Club, and author of “Thomas F. Walsh: Progressive Businessman and Colorado Mining Tycoon”)
Sunday, September 7, 2014: Several all-day guided field trips will be held within the Ouray to Silverton area.
Monday, September 8, 2014. Optional, self-guided field trips provided for the Ouray-Silverton area.
Accommodations: Local accommodations are available in Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose. Webpage links to lodging shown below. We strongly recommend that reservations be made prior to June 1; prior to the large summer demand and competition from other local area activities. This symposium will be occurring during the Imogene Pass run on Saturday which brings in hundreds of runners for the one day event and will cause lodging difficulties on Friday night, September 5.
For Ouray: http://www.ouraycolorado.com/ouray-lodging/
For Montrose: http://www.visitmontrose.com/31/Lodging
For Silverton: http://silvertoncolorado.com/about-silverton/silverton-visitors-guide/ Lodging in the Silverton area is listed in the visitors guide.