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Stan Grove: Jade

Jade collector Stan Grove of the Riverton Mineral and Gem Society will be giving his talk “Green in Them Hills: The Allure of Fremont County Jade.” Since at least the 1930s, south-central Wyoming has been recognized as a top locality for nephrite jade of various colors and textures, well suited for jewelry and carving, and with an international market. Stan will present the story of this mineral treasure – its geology, history and lapidary appeal.

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“Dr. Dave Love Driving Geology Trek”

Join Dave Love for this Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek Series on July 9th from 8:30-2pm. This tour is for those interested in the geology of the western Wind River Mountains and adjacent Wind River Basin. The driving tour includes several stops with short walks to see magnificent views of the landscape and outcrops of rocks ranging in age from 2.65 billion years old to younger volcanic, glacial, and stream deposits only a few thousand years old.

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“Geology of Johnny Behind the Rocks”

Join the Pioneer Museum as they explore the badlands south of Lander for a Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek to Johnny Behind the Rocks with Stan Grove to learn about the ridges, draws, cliffs and views of the Wind River Range from the popular hiking area.

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