New Member Orientation. General Meeting and Program
5:00-5:50 PM: New member orientation
6:00-6:30 PM: Social half hour with refreshments
6:30-7:30 PM: Meeting and presentation
Title: “Diverse geologic history creating the San Juan Mountains landscape”
Speaker: Jeff Brame
Presentation summary: The modern San Juan Mountains landscape is the latest of four diverse versions of this mountainous area that have successively formed from 1.7 billion years ago to the present. These evolving landscapes are the product of a complex geologic history of the area with evidence of each different San Juan Mountains version visible in the current diverse mountain landscape setting. This presentation including visual aids will explain this geologic history and succession of resulting landscapes in uncomplicated terms.
Speaker bio: Jeff Brame is owner and chief geologist of Brame GeoScience, LLC in Durango, CO. He has BS and MS degrees in geology and has been a working geologist for over 46 years. Jeff spent the past 24 years as an independent consultant primarily involved with oil and gas exploration in addition to leading southwest USA geological seminars and field trips. He moved his geological consulting business to Durango, CO in 2003 and developed a particular interest and knowledge base in the geology and beautiful landscape scenery of the Colorado Plateau and Four Corners area. Jeff has taught several courses on the geology of the Four Corners area and Durango area through the Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Dept. while frequently giving area geology presentations to local community groups.