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Miller Archaeology Trip Aug10, 2013

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August 10: Archaeology, Geology, and Mammoths of the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge   

Trip leaders: Meg Van Ness, Archaeologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Jared Beeton, an Earth Science Professor at Adams State University

Please join the Colorado Field Institute on Saturday, August 10th, for a tour of a recently discovered archaeological site on the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge. We will visit the Scott Miller Site, a site that is usually closed to the public and contains hundreds of cultural artifacts going back more than 10,000 years. So far, we have documented artifacts that span from the Paleoindians (the first well-documented humans in North America), all the way to an historic homestead on the site. Bones of extinct Pleistocene Megafauna (the Ice Age giants) such as Mammoths, Camels, Horses, and Bison have also been found. You will see some of these bones on the tour. 

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► Everyone is welcome on this CFI field trip but current CFI members will receive a member discount on this and future field trips. Your membership dues also help support our great winter lecture series. 

To join CFI or renew your membership, please visit: http://www.coloradofieldinstitute.org/membership.html 

 

 

 

August 17:  "Creede's Silver Mines—Reclaiming Abandoned Mines & Efforts to Renew Silver Mining"    

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Trip leaders: Willow Creek Reclamation Committee and Rio Grande Silver, Inc.

The trip focuses on current and past reclamation of abandoned mines by the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee and on the on-going efforts of Rio Grande Silver to explore for precious metal in the Bulldog, Amethyst, and Equity Veins that could lead to renewed mining at Creede.
During the trip we will visit several abandoned mine sites to observe how reclamation activities at abandoned mines have mitigated environmental problems associated with the old mines, which closed many decades ago. We will also examine the current efforts to restore the mining-impacted floodplain of Willow Creek below the town of Creede. We will learn about Rio Grande Silver's on-going exploration program aimed at assessing the remaining silver, gold, lead, and zinc resources found in some of the major veins in the mining district and what their findings mean for the future of mining at Creede. There will be opportunities to view surface drilling activities and mineralized core obtained by drilling the veins. Rio Grande Silver is currently driving (constructing) a new tunnel to access the old underground workings at the Bulldog Mine. Depending on the mining activities that are happening in the tunnel on the day of the field trip, we may get a chance to go underground in the new tunnel.

Registration will be limited to 25 participants

 

More Trip Details Here( Download the pdf)

Register for this CFI trip at SignMeUp 

 

► Everyone is welcome on this CFI field trip but current CFI members will receive a member discount on this and future field trips. Your membership dues also help support our great winter lecture series. 

To join CFI or renew your membership, ($40 family, $25 Individual, or $10 Student) please visit: http://www.coloradofieldinstitute.org/membership.html 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the field trips which are in the planning process for the 2013 summer season. Check back for further developments.

 

Fall 2013: Tour of the Closed Basin Water Project (details to follow)

 

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