Annual Annual Fall Field Conference – Registration
Geology of the Ouray-Silverton Area, September 27-30, 2017

A waiting list is available.

(Openings for student scholarships have been reserved.)

Please read the announcement for this Field Conference before registering and note that the registration fees do not cover accommodations or breakfasts (all other meals are provided). The conference announcement and (if you prefer) mail-in registration form are also available for download.

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You must be an NMGS member to register for the conference.  Not sure if you are a current NMGS member? If you received an announcement for this meeting in the mail and the mailing label says ' 2017', then your membership is current. You can also check your membership status online.

NMGS Annual Dues:

Field Conference Registration:

Pre-conference Field Trip — September 27:

Participants will hike the Colorado Trail at Molas Pass down to the rim of the Animas River gorge and then loop back to vehicles and return to Silverton (about 4.5 miles round trip). With spectacular fall colors, views, and outcrops we will explore Paleozoic strata, the Great Unconformity, the Paleoproterozoic history recorded in the Irving Formation, Twilight Gneiss, and Uncompahgre Group, and geomorphology of the Animas Gorge. A sack lunch and beverage will be provided.

Note: There is limited space on the train for this trip (80 participants). If our limits are reached, you will be contacted and placed on a waiting list in the order requests are received.

Main Conference — September 28 - 30:

Sorry the conference is full! To be added to the waiting list, please choose the 'Pay by phone' option on the payment page and we will contact you if space allows.

   ($635.00, 1 guidebook, includes spouse's associate member dues)

Food Preferences:

The registration fee includes the Ice Breaker, BBQ dinner, and banquet dinner, as well as daily lunches, snacks, and beverages. Participants are responsible for their own breakfasts.


For all three days, the conference will be traveling in passenger van caravans. The trip will start and end every day at the Twin Peaks Lodge in Ouray (125 3rd Ave).


2017 NMGS T-shirts will be available at the conference. You can reserve one (or more) and pay for them at the conference.

T-Shirt Type Price Quantity Size Color
Short Sleeve: $20
Long Sleeve: $25


If you would like to help defray the cost to the society for organizing this and future conferences, or if you would like to sponsor a student scholarship to attend the conference, please enter an amount below. Please view our donation page if you would like to explore other donation options.

The New Mexico Geological Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.


  • Accomodations are very limited in Ouray. NMGS has reserved blocks of rooms at discount rates. Please see the conference accommodation details for more information.
  • Registration is limited to the first 125 registrants. Your registration will be added to a waiting list in the order received if the registration limit has been reached (you will be notified regardless).
  • Our registration fees do not cover accommodations or breakfasts (all other meals are provided). However, accomodations often include breakfast, so inquire when you register.
  • Refunds are only possible if a request is received in writing by September 04, 2017.
  • If you have placed publications for purchase in your cart, they will not be included in this registration transaction. To complete payment for pending items, after you complete your registration, please click the 'View Cart' link at the top of any NMGS page (or click a 'buy now' link for an additional item). The separation of membership dues/conference registration from publication sales is necessary to keep the Societies' accounting more manageable.

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to Noon & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time)

New Mexico Geological Society
c/o New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801-4796

Conference Registration: 575.835.5302