A Cook’s Tour of Glacial Geology in Colorado by Dr. Vince Matthews - March 15

Because Colorado is the ‘Top of the Rockies’ with an average elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level, we experienced widespread effects from Quaternary glacial episodes. As a result, the state is rich in erosional and depositional testimonials to those periods of extensive glaciation. We also have exciting periglacial features such as sackungen, patterned ground, solifluction terraces, and rock glaciers. GARNA has arranged for Dr. Vince Matthews to present a talk on the sculpting of Colorado’s mountains by multiple glacial events over the last 150,000 years. This talk will illustrate the widespread impacts and excellent examples of these times of global cooling.

Dr. Vince Matthews is Principal of Leadville Geology LLC, and recently was Interim Executive Director of the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum. He retired as Colorado State Geologist and Director of the Colorado Geological Survey at the beginning of 2013.

We ask that you pre-register online but if there is space, tickets will be available at the door (cash or check only please). The event will be held on Tuesday, March 15 from 7:00 until 8:30 pm at the Buena Vista Community Center. The cost of the workshop is $7 for GARNA members, $9 for non-members. Online registration is available here. Questions? Please call GARNA at 719-539-5106.

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