The Capital Mineral Club rocks!
The Capital Mineral Club’s 50th anniversary show was held Aug. 24-25 at the Everett Arena in Concord. Kay Denson of Bridgewater won the 50th anniversary gold coin door prize. We asked Tony Howd, vice president, more about the club:
What is the Capital Mineral club?
We are 501 C(3) nonprofit educational focused organization. Our membership includes folks that share an interest in all aspects of geology, mineralogy and gemology. The club sponsors a scholarship/grant program. Our website is capitalmineralclub.org.
When and where does the club meet and what happens at the meetings?
The Capital Mineral Club meets on the first Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. (except in the summer) at the Salvation Army Building at the corner of Fruit and Clinton streets in Concord. We usually have a guest speaker who talks on some aspect of geology, mineralogy or gemology, and we also conduct our monthly business meeting.
Who can join? Is there a cost?
All who have an interest in the earth sciences are welcome. Our dues are $10 per person, per year, and there is no fee for juniors.
Does the club have any other events besides the annual show?
The club sponsors field trips to collecting sites in the greater New England area.
What is your favorite mineral?
Personally, I don’t have “a” favorite . . . rather, a group of minerals that are associated with Pegmatites, an igneous rock, for which New Hampshire is famous.