Geology Museum Lecture

Gold King Mine Spill
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Remember last August, when a plug broke on the Gold King Mine, and the effluent turned the Animas River yellow?   You can learn more about that incident, as well as the broader question of what to do about mine drainage, in tomorrow night’s Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum’s First Thursday lecture.  This monthly event will be held tomorrow night (February 4th) in the Ben H. Park Student Center, Ballroom E, from 7-9.

Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology MuseumThis month’s speaker is Dr. D. Kirk Nordstrom, Senior Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder.  Kirk’s talk title is:  “To Plug or Not To Plug?  The Unintended Consequences of Mine Plugging”

The Student Center is located on Maple Street, between 17th St. & W. Campus Road.  Admission to this lecture is free, and all are welcome.  Socializing and munchies begin at 6:00 p.m.; the talk will start at 7:00 p.m.