NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
Hamilton Wenham Community House
284 Bay Road,
S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
Hamilton Wenham Community House, 284 Bay Road, S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
SHOW and Tell and Sell
Art Wagner, Club Fieldtrip Chairperson, planned several field trips this summer and they were a great opportunity to collect minerals! Bring them to the meeting to show them off, tell a story, or maybe even sell some!
There will be an opportunity to vote for
THE BEST SELF-COLLECTED MINERAL OF 2017
If you have an outstanding specimen, bring it in and submit it in the contest! Maximum two specimens per person. Members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. On a 3x5 index card write: The name of the mineral Where it was collected When it was collected. On the back of the card write your name. There will be tables for you to display specimens.
This fall we will look at fossil preparation techniques used to prepare specimens from the Cuming's Collection that was auctioned at the Tucson Show in 2003. Several thousand specimens were cataloged, identified were necessary, restored and flown to Tucson. One of the larger specimens worth thousands of dollars was dropped upon arrival and thrown in a dumpster. Those unsold were subsequently re-auctioned by a major auction supply outfit in Boston, most food almost three times our estimated selling price. Don't forget to bring a show-and-tell specimen for us to talk about.
See you there.-- Tom
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A BRIEF BUSINESS
MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE ALWAYS WELCOME! NO PEANUT PRODUCTS, PLEASE.
Email: NSRMC@verizon.net for more information!