19th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar

June 12 – 17, 2022
Golden, Colorado  USA

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GPR 2022 Field Trips

GPR 2022 is pleased to offer Field Trips in conjunction with the Conference.

Early Registration Deadline for Field Trips: May 3, 2022 

Note: The Field trips may be canceled if enrollment is insufficient.

Registration for the Field Trip is accomplished as part of registration for the Conference. Click/tap the Registration button at the top of any page to see full registration information and to access the online registration form.

Field Trip A: Building Blocks of the Rocky Mountains :: June 17 : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, June 17, 2022

Building Blocks of the Rocky Mountains (a geology trip along the front range)

Depart:  8:00 am

Return: 5:00 pm

Cost: $210 per person

Minimum: 30  Maximum: 45

Included:  transportation starting and ending at the Green Center, any entrance fees, lunch

Explore some of the unique geology of the Colorado Front Range with renowned geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds.

Dr. Raynolds, a consulting geologist who has lived in Denver for more than 25 years, earned a Masters in Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University and a PhD from Dartmouth College. He has taught at the Center for Excellence in Geology at Peshawar University in Pakistan, at Dartmouth College, and at the Colorado School of Mines, where he is presently an adjunct faculty member. Part of his responsibilities at CSM involve teaching applied field methods in geothermal exploration.

He is a Research Associate at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where his dissertation research on the sedimentary rocks that accumulated at the foot of the Himalayas led him to study rocks in the Denver Basin that record the uplift of the Front Range. This has culminated in a series of publications focusing on deformation history and the stratigraphic control on groundwater distribution patterns.

Raynolds started research in the Bighorn Basin as an intern with Princeton University in 1969. This work involved crawling over ant hills looking for fossil teeth. Later he taught field classes based in Greybull for Dartmouth College for many years. This involved teaching students how to make geologic maps and to keep out of trouble in the mellow evenings along the Bighorn River.

He is Past-President of the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and the Colorado Scientific Society. He has taught industry courses on rift valley and Western Interior Basin stratigraphy. He has taught short courses on water resources in China and in South America. His recent lectures focus on the character and integrity of the geological record and its role in helping us understand the impact of changing climate on Colorado’s ecology and water resources.

Field Trip B: Edgar Experimental Mine :: June 17 : 8:30 am - 11:00 am


Edgar Experimental Mine

Depart:  8:30 am

Tour: 9am – 11am

Return:  12:00 noon

Cost: $110 per person

Minimum: 15  Maximum: 22

Included:  transportation starting and ending at the Green Center, Mine Tour (note lunch is not included)


The mountains above Idaho Springs and the nearby communities of Black Hawk, Central City and Georgetown, contain hundreds of old mines—all monuments of a romantic past: the “Rush to the Rockies” and a feverish search for silver and gold.

The Edgar Mine, known as Colorado School of Mines’ Experimental Mine, is a footnote to that era. In the 1870s, it produced high-grade silver, gold, lead and copper. Today, as an underground laboratory for future engineers, it produces a valuable experience for those who are being trained to find, develop and process the world’s natural resources.

The Edgar Mine was named after the Edgar mineral vein that runs along the hillside above the mine. Colorado School of Mines acquired the mine in 1921 when officers of the then bankrupt Big Five Mining Company agreed to lease the mine to the school. Mines has since acquired additional workings and land to form the present experimental mine holdings, which are now the property of the school. More than one-half of the underground workings representing over 100 years of mine development are covered in the tour.

Colorado School of Mines: Earth - Energy - Environment
Continuing and Professional Education Services – CPES
924 16th Street, Suite 221 Green Center
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA
303.384.2690 • Learn@mines.edu