NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
Hamilton Wenham Community House
284 Bay Road,
S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
Our Next Meeting will be held
February 19, 2016 at 7:45pm
NASHOBA "HILL THAT SHAKES"
Speaker: Jim Pecora
North West of Boston from Archaic Man to where “White Man” settled. Chelmsford, Massachusetts was “Red Man’s Capital Seat”, a center and crossroads of the Native American universe. Why? We will explore the geography and geology to answer this; watershed, mighty rivers, and glacial remnants, combined with Plutons and Devil worship. The Natives choose Littleton, Massachusetts as their Praying Indian village. Why? Might it have something to do with the super unique geology of Nashoba Mountain? Jim is a rock Enthusiast, Amateur geologist, photographer, Native American historian, artist, writer, and lecturer. He is a professional realtor in Westford, MA. To many, both your and old, Jim is known as “the New Hampshire Rock Guy” due to his love of all things “rock” in the Granite State of New Hampshire. As a hobby Jim lectures and teaches throughout New England on “Forgotten/Unknown History,” which springs from a lifetime of collected anecdotes, intensive reading, interviews, published works and extensive personal research.
This month’s Pebble Pups meeting will discuss star fish and why their fossils are so rare. Star fish are not fish at all and although there are over 2,000 species, less than a few hundred species are fossilized. We will explore these unique, voracious, predatory echinoderms to explore how they live today, see species over four hundred fifty million years old and considered “living fossils”. They have no brain, no blood, and a way of eating that is unique to all animals. Maybe we can see why their fossil remains are so rare. Don’t forget to bring a mineral or fossil for our show and tell. See you there. ~Tom
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE ALWAYS WELCOME! NO PEANUT PRODUCTS, PLEASE.
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