Latest News for the Ouray-Silverton San Juan Mountains Mineral Symposium:
March 23, 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 should be available by April 16, 2014. Symposium speakers, subjects and fieldtrip details will be posted as available.
Planned Symposium Schedule.
Friday, September 5, 2014. Possible self-guided fieldtrips provided for symposium participants.
Friday Evening, September 5, 2014: Kickoff icebreaker evening at the Ouray Elks Lodge (BOPE), 421 Main Street, Ouray, Colorado 81427. Icebreaker with cash bar and snacks followed by an evening lecture,
Saturday, September 6, 2014: Ouray Elks Lodge (BOPE), 421 Main Street, Ouray, Colorado 81427. Full day of presentations on the minerals, mines, mining history and geology of the Ouray to Silverton area. Optional evening dinner banquet with cash bar followed by an evening lecture. Symposium program, abstract and basic field trip guidebook to be provided. Drinks and break snacks provided as well as lunch.
Sunday, September 7, 2014: Several all-day guided field trips will be held between the Ouray to Silverton area. Details being developed.
Monday, September 8, 2014. Optional, self-guided fieldtrips provided for the Ouray-Silverton area.
Accommodations: Local accommodations are available in Silverton, Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose. Webpage links to lodging shown below. We recommend that reservations be made prior to June 1; prior to the large summer demand and competition from other local area activities.
For Ouray: http://www.ouraycolorado.com/ouray-lodging/
For Ridgeway: http://ridgwaycolorado.com/business-directory/accommodations/
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.