2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (28–31 October 2007)
Sunday, 28 October 2007
7:00 AM-7:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center:

417. Revisiting the South Cañon Number 1 Coal Mine Fire during a Geologic Excursion from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Primary Leader: Glenn B. Stracher
Leader(s): Jim Viellenave, Nancy Lindsley-Griffin, Steven Renner, Janet Lynn Stracher
Field Trip Description: During this trip, gas vents, ground fissures and subsidence, and forest fires associated with the South Cañon Number 1 Coal Mine fire west of Glenwood Springs, Colorado are examined and their origin and environmental significance discussed. Field-trip attendees are encouraged to discuss and participate in the following demonstrations: VaporTec passive soil gas sampling, mineral sampling at hot-gas vents, in situ gas analysis using Drager tubes, and gas collection techniques for complete coal-fire gas analysis. The trip involves light hiking, includes snacks and lunch, and culminates in a relaxing dip in Glenwood Spring's "Hot Springs Pool," before returning to Denver. Field-trip guides include specialists in structural and economic geology, mineralogy and petrology, geochemistry, coal geology, and remote sensing.
Field Trip will span: 1 day
Sponsor(s): GSA Coal Geology Division

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