July & August |
September | Wildacres
July 16, 2003
start at 7:30 p.m.
our July and August meetings, club members
have agreed that we will split a long videotape program into a
two-part series, featuring half of the video program at each of
the meetings. We will probably view the series from 2002 called,
"What's New in Minerals, Part I," by Jeff Scovil and
then "What's New in Minerals, Part II," by Bill Pinch.
an informal gathering of fellow rockhounds and catch up on the
September 17, Erich Grundel will give
a presentation on "The Silverland of Canada: Cobalt, Ontario."
His presentation summary says that nothing before or since has
matched the phenomenal richness of the Cobalt ores. In less than
25 years, the district laid claim to being the third largest producer
of silver, ever - a fact that was valid until recent times. He
says the importance of Cobalt to Canada is not unlike the importance
of the California Gold Rush in the U.S. Of special interest to
mineral collectors are the numerous dumps that are open to them
fall, September 2-8 the EFMLS is sponsoring several lapidary and
jewelry making workshops at the Wildacres
Retreat in North Carolina. For details and class listings
go to amfed.org/efmls/wildacres.htm