Geological Society of Minnesota Fall Banquet

Free and open to the public

Mark Jirsa, M.Sc., Minnesota Geological Survey (retired)

Fall Banquet - Geologic Highlights of the Sioux Quartzite in the Pipestone Basin: Rock, Pipestone & Nobles Counties in Southwestern Minnesota

The first meeting of the Geological Society of Minnesota for 2022-2024 is the return of the Fall Banquet at U Garden Restaurant (, 2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 378-1255, near the East Bank U of MN campus. This is the same location as the Spring Banquet held in May, 2022. The restaurant is on the north side of University Ave SE, east of 27th Ave SE.  Map  There is a parking lot behind the restaurant.  

The banquet starts at 5:00 PM. No reservation or registration is needed. We recommend the buffet, which is priced at $17.95 + tax & tip. Hot tea and other beverages (except water) are extra. Ordering from the menu at the posted price is also an option. To make payment easy, we encourage everyone to plan to pay using cash. The restaurant does not accept checks.

You may come for just the lecture, skipping the meal if you wish; however we encourage you to enjoy the meal also, as the restaurant appreciates our business in return for hosting this event.  

During the banquet, the Video Library will be open for returns and rentals as usual.

Following the banquet, starting around 6:30 PM, is our Annual Meeting, during which we elect Board members for the upcoming calendar year. Names of nominees for the Board will be sent to GSM members by e-mail prior to the meeting.

Following the meeting, around 7 PM, will be our first lecture of 2022-2023. As with all GSM lectures, this lecture is free and open to the public.

Our schedule is planned over 6 months in advance, so changes may occur, especially in this pandemic year. Always check the Geological Society of Minnesota website shortly before each lecture for the latest seminar information.

Start date
Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, 5 p.m.

U Garden Restaurant

2725 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414