NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
First Church in Wenham
1 Arbot Street,
S. Hamilton, Ma 01982
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Pecora Rocks the Lapidary Arts
Did you know, that there are secrets buried within the foundations of a career in the “Lapidary Arts “?
Why do they call it Lapidary anyway? We all know what a woodworker does...right? Travel back in time to when Roman Royalty ruled the empire of the then known world.
Learn about the world of crystals where metaphysical rules and energy radiates. Rock of Ages, you’ll touch and feel
numerous lapidary demonstration stones that are the backbone of Pecora’s Mica Mine Schoolhouse. Travel right on through to modern day, and explore the use of diamond tools of all sorts.
This is a great “Show, Touch, Feel, and Tell” presentation. So come and be prepared to participate!
MINING HISTORIAN JIM PECORA
Author Jim Pecora wears many hats at this stage of his life. He is a Mining Historian, Lapidarist, Jeweler, teacher & lecturer. Jim is the Visionary of
the “New England Mineral Museum” and Chief Educator of Pecora’s “Mica Mine Schoolhouse” a traveling road show. These educational initiatives have goals to foster historic preservation
multiple locations in SW New Hampshire and Vermont. Jim offers educational initiatives spanning local, New England wide, and some global outlets through the internet. A physical hands-on Visitor’s Center will be opening in 2019/20, and will be located within the Keene NH Mining district.
Flood Basalts and Mass Extinctions
Paleontologists and geologists believe that meteor impacts are the cause of mass extinctions, but some believe these trigger massive eruptions that really create the demise of creatures. What is the proof? When did they occur and is there a future threat? We will see samples and discuss specimens you may bring.
Hope to see you there.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A BRIEF BUSINESS
MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE ALWAYS WELCOME! NO PEANUT PRODUCTS, PLEASE.
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