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Rock Identification in the Wild: Mineral ID

Presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs CO

Dec 16 2021
Rock Identification in the Wild: Mineral ID presented by Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Colorado Springs CO

We will learn the skills to identify different traits in rocks that geologists use to determine the rock type.

Rocks are all around us, but very few of us can name the rocks we see! Come to the Rock Identification in the Wild series. We will learn the skills to identify different traits in rocks that geologists use to determine the rock type. The class will begin indoors in the Red Rocks Room so that we can learn the traits that we are looking for and how to measure them.

Then we will head out into Garden of the Gods and put our new knowledge to work identifying any rocks that we find! This week’s session will focus on mineral identification. All rocks are made up of minerals, they are like the ingredients in each rock. We will learn the various traits that all minerals share and how to differentiate between them!

For the walk portion of the class, be sure to bring water, a backpack, and a sweatshirt for the weather!

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets are $5 per person.

Pre-Registration is required.

Contact: (719) 219-0111

Email: mbideau@gardenofgods.com

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LOCATION

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

PARKING INFO

Parking on premises.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

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