Geology of Africa is first Adams State free lecture


Adams State College Dr. Rob Benson, associate professor of geology, begins the fall 2009 faculty lecture series with "The Economic Geology of Africa". The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130.

Economic geology by definition is "the study and analysis of geologic bodies and materials that can be utilized profitably by humans, including fuels, metals, nonmetallic minerals, and water; the application of geologic knowledge and theory to the search for and the understanding of mineral deposits," (AGI).

The lecture will glimpse into the geological history and coincidence that has given Africa a disproportionate share of the world's precious and strategic metals and gemstones.

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: