NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
Hamilton Wenham Community House
284 Bay Road,
S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
Our Next Meeting will be held
April 15, 2016 at 7:45pm
THE WONDERS OF FIELD COLLECTING
By Dana Jewel
There is a certain thrill and excitement to preparing your tools, hiking to a destination, working to clear dirt and rock, and then finding that special mineral specimen! Going to shows to purchase minerals is fun and convenient, but being in the midst of nature, connecting with the world around you, and working to find a mineral yourself is a exhilarating! Dana will be giving a general overview of field collecing and sharing some of his adventures and other tales of collecting minerals on field trips. Dana has been a member of the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club for over 40 years and has been field collecting minerals for even longer! His wife oPen joins him on the field trips. Both Dana and his wife are also avid birdwatchers.
This months subject will be “Coal Measures - Minerals, Fossils and Coal Mining”. We will talk about coal, where it comes from, how it forms and the types of minerals and fossil to be found in these seams. In addition, I will take you underground to see what coal mining is about and discuss why mine safety is such a problem. Although there are several public places in the east where you can actually go underground to see how coal is mined, the best source of rocks, minerals, and fossils are found near old strip mines which occur on the surface. Don’t forget to bring a rock, mineral or fossil for us to identify and talk about. See you there. 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!