Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pebble Pups Explore the Paint Mines near Calhan, Colorado

The Pebble Pups spent Saturday, June 21 exploring El Paso County's newest park: the Paint Mines Interpretive Park. The gullies and hoodoos display various colors. The purple colors are from a paleosol that was formed from a tropical rain forest that dominate the area during the Eocene. After a vigorous hike and exploring this amazing landscape the Pebble Pups enjoyed  a picnic together at Calhan's park.

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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.