Get the New Year Started with Another Ed Talk
Ed Raines will discuss the geology of Aspen focusing on the Leadville Limestone on Thursday, Jan 17 at 4:00 in the Library
Before Aspen became one of the world's best-known ski resorts, it first achieved wealth and notoriety from its role in the Colorado Silver Boom. This month, Ed Raines, Geology Museum Collections Manager and Mining Historian will present two talks on the geology and the history of the Aspen District. These presentations will take place on the 17th and 24th at 4:00 in the Boettcher Room of the Library.
“The Leadville Limestone: Colorado’s Magic Rock.” Aspen was one of the leading producers of silver, due to the high concentrations of the mineral in the Leadville Limestone formation. This lecture will explore the geology of the Aspen District with an examination of the Leadville Limestone and how "Colorado's Magic Rock" played such a key role in the deposits found in Aspen.
Related LibGuide: Mines Geology Museum Digital Collections by Lisa Dunn