NORTH SHORE ROCK &
Hamilton Wenham Community House
284 Bay Road,
S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
16th, 2017 @ 7:45
Community House, 284 Bay Road, S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
Betts Maganese Mine
Rick grew up in Easthampton, MA. In 1976 he Graduated WillistonNorthampton School (Formerly Williston Academy). In 1981 Graduated UMass
Amherst, BS Zoology. 1987- present President, Cernak Fuel Corp., Easthampton, MA He is a Current member of: Worcester Mineral Club, Burlington Gem & Mineral Club, Connecticut Valley Mineral Club,
The Alvan G. Barrus Project Team (The Goshenite "type locality"), and Easthampton Historical Society. He enjoys fishing, seashell collecting, history, and gemstones. “Some people tell me I like to
talk; I say I just enjoy sharing knowledge.
My presentation will include:”
• History of the Betts Mine
• This Unique Manganese Deposit
• My involvement in the mine
• The Earthdance Minerals Program
• A summary of studies: past, present, and future
• Field trip details & guidelines
• Minerals list with sample specimens
• Collecting and cleaning tips
• Q & A Presentation will be accompanied by some representative mineral specimens
During the June meeting we will talk about Manganese, the minerals, mines in Kuruman, South Africa, and visit a processing plant in
Nelspruit , South Africa. Using some of my travel adventures, we will see a few of the mines in the Kalahari Desert, and some of the better minerals from this area which number in excess of 175
types. A few are among the finest in the world. And finally we load the trains and head to Nelspruit to purify the mineral and make products sold around the world.
Don't forget to bring a show-and-tell specimen for us to talk about.
See you there.-- Tom
There will be no meetings in July or August.
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!