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The oldest scientific society in the Rocky Mountain region

Founded in 1882, the Colorado Scientific Society promotes knowledge, the understanding of science, and its application to human needs, focusing primarily on earth science, but welcoming members with interests in all fields of science.


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Thursday, November 19th, 2015 - 7PM

The variability of hydrothermal ore deposits in the North American Cordilleran orogenic belt - insights into metallogeny from ore fluid analysis

John Ridley

Department of Geosciences,
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

John Ridley holds the MacCallum Chair of Economic Geology at the Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University. He took up this chair ten years ago after earlier holding faculty positions in Australia, Switzerland and Zimbabwe. He has recently published a new comprehensive textbook “Ore Deposit Geology”. His research uses field studies, structural geology, petrology, fluid inclusion studies and a broad gamut of geochemistry applied to ore deposits
and their environments. He received his B.A. in Geology from The University of Cambridge (1978) and a Ph.D. from The University of Edinburgh (1982).

At Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church,
11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood.
All are welcome!

November 19th, 7PM (Social time 6:30)

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