Our May meeting is our Field Trip meeting. This is when we distribute the field trip schedule and field trip guide to the club members. Sign-up sheets are available for folks to claim their spots on the trips. On the following day members who have paid their dues can sign-up on-line.
Trip to the Calhan Paint Mine Park
Trip to the Calhan Paint Mine Park Join the Jr. Geologists to hike through the colorful formations of the Calhan Paint Mine Park. This park is a hidden geological gem, just over two hours from Boulder. The Paint Mines are named for their colorful clays that were collected by American Indians to make paint. Brightly colored bands, caused by oxidized iron compounds, are found in varying amounts throughout the many different layers of clay. The Paint Mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago. The hiking trails lead you through the hoodoos, spires, and other formations, where we will learn more about the geology of this area. This is an educational hike and no collecting is allowed in the park.