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Welcome to the Grand Junction Geological Society!


We are a Society of Earth Scientists interested in the natural resources, and geology of the region surrounding Grand Junction, Colorado.

We meet once a month for an evening meeting during the months of September through May. This meeting features an invited speaker.  We meet at 7:30 PM at the Saccommanno Room of the Science Building (Wubben Hall) on the Colorado Mesa University campus.

We conduct field trips on an ad hoc basis throughout the year and enjoy the comaraderie and diverse expertise of our members. We encourage membership and participation of all geologists from students to seasoned professionals, and we welcome all interested parties to our meetings.

For information on the Society please send e-mail inquiries to:  info@gjgs.org

Upcoming Events:

2022 WILLIAM L. CHENOWETH
MEMORIAL FIELD TRIP
THE BOOK CLIFFS

Date: Saturday, September 10 th , 2022
Duration: 8:00 a.m. to late afternoon or early evening
Departure Loc.: City Market at Mesa Mall
Contributors: Steve Cumella , Rex Cole, Andres Aslan, Javier Tellez, and
Rick Livacarri
Transportation: Car pool (private vehicles; no mileage reimbursement)
Handout
Provided
Cost: None (donations to Chenoweth Fund encouraged)
Food: None provided; bring your own lunch and water
Liability: Participants will need to sign a waiver at departure location

You need to sign up for this trip! Please contact Rex Cole
(rcole@coloradomesa.edu) by August 31 st . The following information is
needed: (1) number of people; (2) vehicle type; and (3) room for others.

Topics:
Late Cretaceous depositional history of western Colorado and eastern Utah
Stratigraphic architecture of Mesaverde Group (Iles and Williams Fork Fm.)
Sedimentology of marginal
marine, coastal plain, and alluvial plain systems
The Mesaverde petroleum system
The Mt. Garfield Monocline
New age dates for the lower Williams Fork and the Ohio Creek Interval

Announcement in pdf format

 

Winners of 2021 Field Camp Scholarships and

Best CMU Student Papers 2021