Tag Archives: geology

 “Rock Hounding in Fremont County” with Stan Grove

Wyoming has long been a geologist's delight, thanks to the diversity of its geological history and the abundant bedrock exposures that our dry climate and scarce vegetation make accessible. Not surprisingly, rock and mineral collecting in Wyoming is a rewarding experience for the same reasons. And Fremont County is at the heart of it all. Stan Grove, current president of the Riverton Mineral and Gem Society, takes us on a survey of rockhounding possibilities in and around Fremont County, from fossils to a variety of minerals and lapidary materials.

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“The Snake River Plain-Yellowstone Volcanic Province”

The Dubois Museum will host PhD Matthew Brueseke for July 6: 7pm @ Dubois Museum: “The Snake River plain - Yellowstone volcanic province (USA): links between bonanza gold-silver mineral deposits, extensional tectonics, and the Yellowstone hotspot” on July 6th at 7pm for this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers program.

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“Geolgoy Road Trip to the Union Pass Area”

Dr. Dave Love: New Mexico Tech: Join us for a fun road trip to look at rocks and their geologic histories in the area of drainage divides near the top of the continent. Stream headwaters drain in three directions—Wind River to the Gulf of Mexico, Green River to the Gulf of California, and Gros Ventre River to the Pacific Ocean. Along the route participants will see some of the oldest rocks in North America and younger rocks from more recent mountain-building episodes. Gold-bearing gravels along the way may provide an opportunity to pan for tiny flakes of gold. The returning loop of the trek provides spectacular panoramic views of the volcanic mountains and Wind River Valley to the north and west.

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