NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB

 

Burlington Council On Aging

Senior Center

61 Center Street

Burlington, MA  

 
 
 
NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
 
 
FRIDAY, March , 2024
 
BURLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER
 
61 CENTER STREET, BURLINGTON, MA
 
7:30 PM (New Meeting Time!!!)
 
 
 
 

                "Rock Jock" and the "Lapidarist"

 

                                  By Jim Pecora

 
 

Author Jim Pecora wears many hats at this stage of his life. He is a Historian, Lapidarist, Jeweler, teacher & lecturer. Jim is chief educator of Pecora’s Mica Mine Schoolhouse, a Museum in Westford, MA and traveling road show. On the road Jim conducts “Mineral Adventure Tours” year-round. You can follow @MicaMineSchoolhouse on FaceBook.


Jim’s Lapidary Arts Studio in Westford turns rocks and minerals into gemstones of value and is open to the public by appointment. Pecora’s Interests include, the History of Finance, Nature, Native Medicine, Philosophy, Geography, Geology, Mines, and Megalithic Structures of New England.  He is known as the New England Rock Guy, the New Hampshire Rock Guy or just plain ‘ol “Rock Guy.” #NHRockGu

 


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Pebble Pups
 

The March meeting topic will be "Lagerstattens" or fossil locations were soft- bodied parts are preserved. During 1970, the German word "Lagerstatte" was coined with two types identified: "Konservat Lagerstatte" and "Konzervat Lagerstatte."  The first is a unique location where soft fossil parts were preserved. The second is the unique fossil location where numerous fossils are found and is not typically like the first. The German term "Lagerstatte" is the singular form and "Lagerstatten" is plural.

 

About 20 years ago I first discovered some of these locations for soft -bodied fossilization. At that time there were about 20 around the world. Today there are over 150 world-wide. Today most are located in national parks. Before they became parks I was able to visit them and collect specimens. Of the 150 sites, I have collected in about 7 and visited another 6 parks. Tonight I will “take you to a few” of each of these to see the most remarkable fossilization on earth. I will also have some to show.                                                                

                                          ~Tom Rich