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
What’s your favorite mineral name? Not your favorite mineral but what mineral name tick-les your fancy? Maybe it’s a name that just
rolls off of your tongue in a pleasing way or one that makes you laugh when you hear it (like mooloolite). Perhaps it is a name that brings back memories or makes you think of something exotic. Why
not think about this and bring that fa-vorite name to this meeting to share with the club.
The program for this meeting will examine the etymology and nomenclature of mineral names - where do these names come from and the system of constructing the names. Anita Honkonen* will quiz us on our knowledge of mineral names and what those names tell us so bring your thinking cap to the meeting (no pressure - grades will not be given!). She will then take us on an exploration of the history of mineral names and naming as well as how those names can tell us something about the minerals. Come learn about the science and poetry of the names of the lovely minerals that we collect. It will be a fun and enlightening program.
*Anita is retired after 36 years of teaching Earth Science, Astrono-my, Geology and Environmental Science.
During that time she was proud to receive the Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award for the New England Section of the Na-tional Association of Geoscience Teachers. Also being inducted into the Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators. She was Teachers' Association president, and the secretary for the Greater Boston Earth Science Teachers (GBEST). Has to walked in the crater of Mt. St. Helens and dig for fossil in central Mexico. Has been a member of the Nashoba Valley Mineralogical Society for about dozen
"Trilobite eggs, growth, and molting" This meeting will look at the recent discovery of trilobite eggs, and how they hatched and grew into . The growth process became one of the major issues that lead to their extinction. And why do living arthropods live today? Don't forget to bring a specimen for "Show and Tell".
See you there!
RERRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A BRIEF BUSINESS
MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE ALWAYS WELCOME! NO PEANUT PRODUCTS, PLEASE.
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