Next Meeting On
April 26th, 2019
NORTH SHORE ROCK & MINERAL CLUB
AT THE FIRST CHURCH IN WENHAM, MA
1 ARBOR STREET.
(Do not park in jewelry store parking lot.) Parking on Arbor Street
and across 1A behind Town Hall. Enter building on Arbor Street side. Please leave spots for loading and unloading and for handicap parkers
on side of building.
The New, the Old, the Weird, and
It is a personal story in pictures trying to capture
the breadth of the extravaganza that is the Tucson show. Scot has been to the Tucson G&MS seven times in 35 years and have been fortunate enough to go the last two years. His main interest is
collector of minerals, so 80% of the talk is looking at new finds and/or newly available mineral specimens for collectors (the “new”, “old” and “wonderful” of the title). To keep it lively and of
interest to a wider audience, he also will toss in some material on other items Tucson is known for (fossils, lapidary, beads, gems and jewelry, etc.) and even a few humorous images of how crazy it
can sometimes be when touring the many satellite shows (the “weird”).
Scot Krueger bio:
“Scot grew up in the Boston area in a mineral collecting family, with his childhood photos usually having a rock
hammer in them somewhere. He first became a member of the Boston Mineral Club as a teenager in the 1970s, but took a long sabbatical for a career as a professional oil geologist in California and
Texas before retiring back to Boston in 2016. He has a love for fine minerals and has been collecting them for over 40 years. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show – the largest mineral show on Earth – is
his favorite venue, and he has been fortunate to attend seven times, including his first trip back in 1984. Having been lucky enough to attend for the last two years, he decided to capture the
experience in photographs and share the changes he saw over the last year, as well as the last 35 years, for local collectors who could not attend or have never been. The presentation features images
of everything from the finest mineral specimens available to high-end collectors today all the way down to nice smaller pieces for us mere mortals. Scot will also be bringing a sample of his personal
“finds” from the 2018 and 2019 shows.”
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER A
MEETING. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE REFRESHMENT TABLE
ALWAYS WELCOME! NO PEANUT PRODUCTS, PLEASE.
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