NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
Hamilton Wenham Community House
284 Bay Road,
S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
Our Next Meeting will be held
September 16, 2016 at 7:45pm
GOT ROCK’s – Now What?
by Jim Pecora
Simple and practical “show & tell” advice on how to clean and prepare the rocks you have collected. Whether it’s for--Simple Joys, formal Presentation, Gifting and/or Sale. Bring your Notepad and pen as you’ll surely want to take notes. Topics include; what soaps to use, what not to use, what cleaning brushes work best, high pressure water, how to successfully use bleach and iron out. Plus cleaning tips from the Pros on how to take a $10 rock and make it worth $100. Just what is Lapidary? Simply put, Lapidary is the cutting, trimming, shaping and polishing of rock. In follow-up to this lecture you may be invited to a live Saturday “Rock Jock” session in Massachusetts where you can have access to a multitude of equipment such as diamond saws, and you will further learn the ropes of modern day Lapidary equipment and processes. Author & Edutainer Jim Pecora is an amateur Geologist, rock enthusiast, Photographer, Native American historian, Artist, Writer, & Lecturer. Pecora has authored a dozen full length multimedia lectures. These, offered throughout New England, are based upon “Forgotten/Unknown History! Jim’s Passion springs from a lifetime of collected anecdotes, stories, published works and extensive Aield research. Jim has spent another lifetime as a Realtor in MA & NH, he is Broker Associate with LAER Realty Partners out of their Westford MA ofAice. Jim also has a master’s degree from the School of Hard Knocks, and a “Doctorate in Theology” through his extensive Meditation practice. To many, both young & old, Jim is often known as “the Rock Guy” due to his love of all things “rock” in the Granite State of NH. One of Jim’s favorite quotes is: “Live Free or Die, for Death is not the Worst of all Evils.” PEBBLE PUPS: I hope everyone had a great summer and had a chance to go collecting in the field or
I hope everyone had a great summer and had a chance to go collecting in the field or at least had a chance to add to your collection. For the first part of the September meeting we will listen to any adventures you had over the summer and see some of the treasures you added to your collection. The rest of the meeting we will talk about geodes, thunder eggs, septarian nodules, and volcanic pipes. If you have any of these we can look at them to see how and where they might have formed. I look forward to seeing everyone and hear about your adventures, and see any new additions to your collections.
See you there, Tom GENERAL MEETING
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE ALWAYS WELCOME! NO PEANUT PRODUCTS, PLEASE.
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