- Written by Mark Jacobson
- Category: Meetings
- Published: 23 March 2014
Latest News for the Ouray-Silverton San Juan Mountains Mineral Symposium:
13 August 2014
NOTE: The Last day for accepting Symposium reservations by mail is August 25, 2014. Any reservation after this date will need to be via walk-in at registration on Friday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2014
6.00 PM Icebreaker gathering- snacks and cash bar drinks ay Elks Lodge no. 492, 421 Main Street, Ouray
Saturday, September 6, 2014
8.30-8.45 AM: Welcome, introductions, and announcements
9.45-10.35 AM: William R. Jones - The Liberty Bell and Shenandoah Mines in Photographs: 1899 – 1953
10.45-11.00 AM: Break
12.00-1.00 PM: Catered lunch at the Elks Club, provided by the Symposium
3.40-3.55 PM – Break
5.55-7:00 PM: Socializing, book signing, and cash bar
7:00-8.00 PM: Banquet dinner, Elks Club
8.00-9.00 PM: Camp Bird Mine: Thomas F. Walsh, impersonation presentation by John Stewart
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.