February 25th, 2020
NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
AT THE FIRST CHURCH IN WENHAM,
1 ARBOR STREET
CRUISING THE ALASKAN PASSAGE FOR
Presented by: Tom Rich
Tom Rich will share his adventures on an Alaskan Cruise that toured the
inside passage for gold mining history. Since 1867, when the US bought Alaska from the Russians, over $500 billion in gold has been extracated in Alaska. Pictures will be shown that were taken
during the cruise of places where this gold was mined including one of the oldest under-ground mines opened in the new state of Alaska. We will visit placer sites in Klondike and visit a
Peninsula where gold was discovered 20 years before Russia decided to sell the great fronteir now known as Alaska.
Surprise Pebble Pup meeting tonight!
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A BRIEF BUSINESS MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!