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The Capital Mineral Club will be meeting on April 5th at the Salvation Army Building at the corner of Fruit Street and Clinton Street in Concord NH at 2:00pm.
This months speaker will be Frank Perham from Oxford County Maine Vermont. Frank will be speaking on one or more of his numerous mineral experiences over the years. Frank is well known to most New England mineral enthusiasts and those who do not know of him are likely new to minerals or have spent too much time under a rock instead of collecting.
Frank obtained a BS in Geological Science from Bates College in Maine and has over 45 years of mining and collecting in Maine`s pegmatites. He comes from a family that was immersed in mining and minerals. Frank`s father Stanley Perham was involved in feldspar mining and mineral specimens and the famous Perham`s Maine Mineral store in West Paris. Frank`s many years of working in these pegmatites has enabled him to read a pegmatite to find many mineral treasures. In the 1970`s he was hired by Plumbago Mining to mine the Dunton Quarry in Newry with most of the incredible tourmaline crystals that were found were extracted by him for the mine owners. Frank still mines actively with his partner Barry Heath and several assistants in the summer months. His favorite specimens are not the usual eye candy most collectors prefer but those unusual specimens that make you wonder how Mother Nature came up with this mineral oddity. In fact one could write a book on Frank and that is currently in process.
The club program will be a treat for all those who attend.
The display Minerals for April will be Minerals from Oxford County Maine.



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