NO JULY MEETING

NEXT MEETING:

August 23, 2017
 

7 pm - 9 pm


 

                     

Go rock collecting!
 



 

 

                   

 FIELD TRIPS   2017

 

 DATE

     WHERE

 WHAT

 Feb 25

Chicago Field Museum of Natural History    

Minerals -gems-

Fossils- fabulous displays

 March 4 (postponed)

Richmond IN

Fossils

 March 25

      LaFarge OH &

   Sickmiller Farm area

      Fossils and Indian artifacts

May 20 (changed from 4/29)

 Medora, IN

 Geodes and fossils

June 3

 Wauseon, OH

 Mine Safety training

 June 17

 Richmond IN

 Fossils

 June 24

 Au Glaize Quarry, OH

 Fluorite, calcite

 July 15-18 (Big trip)

 Georgia (Hogg Mine, Graves Mtn)

 Tourmaline, beryl, star rose quartz, rutile, pyrite

 August 19

 Flint Ridge, OH

 

Quartz, colorful flint

 

 Sept. 16

 Gold Panning at Salt Creek

 Gold, garnets, and more


 JUNIOR PROGRAM   (We meet during the adult business meeting)

 January

 Make orthorhombic  crystal model. Learn about luster as a clue to mineral ID

 February

 Make hexagonal crystal model.  Use Hardness as a clue to mineral ID.

 March

 Learn about Quartz.  Test hardness of minerals.

 April

 Monoclinic crystal model.  Learn about cleavage & fracture.

 May

 More on cleavage and fracture

 June

 Growing crystals (with the adults)

 

 

ANNUAL SHOW - OCT. 20, 21 & 22

 

Mark your calendars for the 56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show and Sale at the Allen County Indiana fairgrounds (2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne.  Our theme for 2017 is CRINOIDS: Indiana's Most Famous Fossil.    More info at our  SHOW WEBSITE.

 


 

 For information on any of the above, phone Michele Yamanaka (260) 424-5070 or email her at YamanakaM@cs.com.                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

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