NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
THE COMMUNITY HOUSE OF HAMILTON-WENHAM
284 BAY ROAD
SOUTH HAMILTON, MA 01982
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
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.
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!
New England Gem & Mineral Show May 2nd & 3rd, 2015