The Los Alamos Geological Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.
The speaker is Dr. Paul Bradley. He will provide a talk entitled “Elk Mountain and the Centennial Peaks.” Colorado’s highest 100 peaks are known as the Centennial Peaks. Dr. Bradley will provide an overview of his 2011 and 2012 climbs of four of these peaks located in the Elk Range.
Dr. Bradley received a BS and MS from Texas A&M in chemical engineering and physics. He received a PhD in Astronomy from University of Texas at Austin.
The May field trip will be held May 25. This trip will be to the Kelly Mining Area located in the Magdalena Mining District. Approximately 75 different minerals have been identified associated with the Kelly mines.
The group will meet at the Magdalena Ranger Station on the south side of U.S. 60, near the corner of Kelly Road (also known as Main St.) at 9 a.m. A four-wheel-drive vehicle is needed to access all of the sites. Bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen, boots, water and newspaper for wrapping specimens. You may also want a spray bottle of water to wash off your specimens in the field.