Det skal I lave
We will hike 3 miles (round-trip) up to an old quarry on North Table Mountain where gem-bearing geodes are. Along the way, we will have seven stops outlining the 60-million-year volcanic history and other unique geological features of this area, with plot twists aplenty! With the guidance of a professional geologist, you will also be able to observe and identify a variety of rocks and minerals in ways many would not consider. You will enjoy cool gems, picturesque views, and great company. By the hike’s end, you will learn how to appreciate, read, and view rocks as not just hard things but as nature’s “black-box storytellers!”
I hold B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geology. I have worked as a mining exploration geologist in Minnesota and Colorado. Currently, I teach geology and chemistry at the college level. I have a combined 7 years of leading field trips for classes and university student organizations. I am a passionate "storyteller" of the secrets the Earth holds, in the form of its natural beauty! As a teacher, I never tire of spreading my love of geology to everyone I can!
Det er inkluderet
Trail mix and energy bars.
Hiking poles and magnifying lenses
Navigationssektion til omtalesider
Her skal du være
North Table Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado. We will start at the bottom of a trailhead. We will end at an inactive quarry where the gemmy geodes are housed in preserved, 60 million year old lava flows. Elevation gain from the trailhead to the quarry is approximately 500 feet.
Ting, du skal huske
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Op til 6 gæster på 13 og opefter kan deltage.
After your booking, I will send you exact coordinates of the parking/trailhead area we will meet at. Please do not hesitate to contact me any time, before the hike, with specific questions and concerns!
Table Mountain's Gems From Lava