NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB

THE COMMUNITY HOUSE OF HAMILTON-WENHAM

284 BAY ROAD

SOUTH HAMILTON, MA 01982

 

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

7:45 P.M.

 

 Mineral Collecting

In

New England

 

Presented by: Peter Cristofono

 

 

In two years of researching and visiting potential collecting sites for inclusion in  the book "Rockhounding New England,"  some surprising discoveries were made at both, old and new sites.  This presentation will discuss unexpected minerals found at several of the 100 sites featured in the book as well as look at some new sites that may be included in a future edition.  Recent discoveries by mineralogists of new "type" minerals in New England - those that are new to science - will also be discussed, as well as what we as collectors can do to assist in making further new discoveries.

 

 

 

PEBBLE PUPS

 

The March Pebble Pups Meeting, we will talk about field collecting meteorite. Probably most of the children have seen a shooting star or meteor falling from the sky. Why don’t we typically find them around here, and where do we look for them. We will see how you determine whether a rock is a meteorite. How to get it authenticated, what type is it and some of the places I have looked. Also anyone who has a specimen they want identified or talk about is always welcome. See you there!

                                                                                               ~  Tom                  

 

 

New England Gem & Mineral Show May 2nd & 3rd, 2015