Geology Museum Lectures Resume

This Morning
The Library will have a naturalist from the Lookout Mountain Nature Center this morning to help explore the plants and animals that make Colorado Great. 11:30-12, suitable for ages 6 and under.

Friends of the CSM Geology Museum

The Friends of the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum‘s First Thursday Lecture series starts tonight. The guest speaker will be Dr. Edward Metz, M.D. Ed’s talk is titled: “Silicosis–An Age-Old Disease of the Mining Industry.”

In his first career, Ed worked with a consulting firm in the mining industry in the early 1960s. He then returned to the Philadelphia area to attend medical school. After residency and board certification, he returned to the mining industry in the Overthrust Belt in southwest Wyoming. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College, where he lectured on chemical and biological agents, retiring in 2000 as a Colonel and State Surgeon with the South Dakota Army National Guard. He has served as adjunct assistant professor in medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he continued his research into free radical reactions as they relate to silicosis. He is also an avid mineral collector, a member of Friends of the CSM Geology Museum, the Mining History Association, and several other mineral-related organizations. He resides on a ranch in the hills near Crawford, Nebraska, where he also watches total solar eclipses.

Socializing and munchies begin at 6:30 p.m. The “First Thursday” lecture will start at 7:00 p.m. In GRL-201 (the large conference room across the hall from the Geology Museum). Admission is free and all are welcome.  MAP