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UMW Invites Community to “Geology and History on the Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail” Presentation by Richard Gibson

March 14, 2024

As part of the University of Montana Western’s “On the Rocks” guest lecture series hosted by the Environmental Sciences Department, please join us on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 3:45 pm in Block Hall room 311 on the UMW campus for a special presentation by Richard I. Gibson titled “Geology and History on the Silver Bow Creek Greenway Trail.”

Richard Gibson. Photo by Kathryn Langmyer Henderson from Butte History & “Lost Butte”.

A geologist, historian, and tour guide based in Butte, America, Gibson has published extensively on a variety of disciplines, including “Lost Butte, Montana”, “What Things Are Made Of”, and an upcoming publication on the Greenway Trail. He is a founding member of the Tobacco Root Geological Society and is also an expert on the mineralogy of kidney stones.

Gibson has served in a variety of organizations, including the Butte Historic Preservation Commission, as Education Director at the World Museum of Mining, and as the secretary of Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization. He also has made lasting contributions to the Mai Wah Chinese Museum and Society and wrote the guide to the Mai Wah Archaeological Dig Exhibit. Gibson has also been an editor and author of several historical and architectural Butte guidebooks and newspaper columns.

For more information about the “On the Rocks” lecture series, please contact Montana Western Regents Professor of Geology, Dr. Rob Thomas: [email protected] or 406-683-7615.