Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Field Trips: Summer 2014

These are the 2014 summer field trips. These field trips are open to the CSMS and Lake George Pebble Pups and Earth Science .

Location/ material
April 26-27
Hondo Canyon 12 miles south of Taos New Mexico
Staurolite, garnet, mica schist. Sign up required.
May 24
Helen Hunt Falls – pending confirmation access
June 7
June 21
Salida area Calumet Iron Mine
Sedalia Copper Mine
July 5
Picnic at Pittman’s
July 19th
Leadville – Pyrite
August 2
CSMS Peridot claim

The a Pebble Pup field trips are being conducted by Roger Pittman, please call him at
at  719-684-6286 or email him at prpittman@directv.net to let him know you are attending and to get trip details.

These field trips are being run by Steven Veatch. Contact Steven Veatch at: steven.veatch@gmail.com

April 26
Field trip is at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to celebrate National Parks Day. A picnic is scheduled
May 4

Castlewood Canyon State Park. Geology hike and picnic. 
May 24
Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District. Geology hike and picnic. We will collect a suite of metamorphic rocks, including rare lamprophyres.
June 21
Paint Mines Interpretive Park near Calhan. Geology hike and picnic.
Wilkerson Pass tungsten mine. Collecting trip.
South Park area. Collecting trip for blue agate. 

A gold telluride crystal. Specimen from the Cripple Creek District Museum
Image by S. W. Veatch
A sketch of mining equipment by Diane Anderson.

Welcome! This is the gateway to adventure and discovery

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.