Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer 2011 Field Trips for Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

This summer the Pikes Peak Pebble Pup (The Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club) had a great time collecting pyrite near the mining area of Leadville, Colorado where Jack Shimon, with the help of his dog Comet, found the best pyrite crystal of the day.  Later in the summer we had an educational trip to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  The trip to the monument was followed by collecting at the commercial Florissant Fossil Quarry.  Everyone found leaves, bugs, spiders, and many other paleontological treasures. More trips are planned for this fall!  We plan to continue educational programs with our Pebble Pup friends in the Denver area and the fossil youth of the Western Interior Paleontological Society. Please join us.  In the meantime please enjoy the video below.

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Through this blog pebble pups and junior members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society can access their lessons, work on assignments and projects, and receive details about field trips in the Pikes Peak Region. This Internet program is also suitable for young people who are interested in Earth science but do not live near a rock club or gem and mineral society or for young people anywhere who want a deeper dive into these topics. The only requirement is that all participants must be members of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society and must fill out the CSMS membership form (under important websites) and send their registration and membership fee in. Steven Veatch is the senior instructor and will need an email from you with your name, address, phone number, and permission from your parents to participate in this program.