Unlock the mystery of ore deposits in Benson lecture February 11

(02-02-2009)

The Adams State College spring 2009 faculty lecture series is off to a rocking start with Dr. Rob Benson, associate professor of geology, "Secret Lives of Ore Deposits: How Do We Find Them, Anyway?" The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130.

Metallic ore deposits have always had a near mystical allure. Entire civilizations and economies have risen and fallen on commodities of gold, silver, copper, and other metals. Virtually everything we touch, see, and use in daily life is a product of some earth resource, yet most of these resources have never had the attraction of metallic ore deposits. The metals we use are greatly changed by the journey from their birthplace to where we see them now. What do these places look like? How are they found? What do we know of their genesis? These and other questions will be discussed in an entertaining overview of "Secret Lives of Ore Deposits".

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, assistant professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.