CRYSTALS AND CABS
Newsletter of the Capital Mineral Club
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President - Scott Higgins, 15 Charles Lane, Eliot, ME 03903, Phone (207) 439-1107
Vice President - Martin Kippley, 6 General Sullivan Way, Rollinsford, NH 03869, Phone (603)743-1881
Secretary - Vince Valade, 35 Plimpton Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045, Phone 497-3935
Treasurer - Don Dallaire, 829 Candia Rd., Chester, NH 03036, Phone 483-8467
Volume 6 Issue 3
Capital Mineral Club News
Inside this Issue:
October Minutes Pg 2
Field Colleting & Creative Lapidary Awards Pg 3
Christmas Party Info Pg 4
History of the UNH Scholarship
Other Mineral Clubs & Mtg. Dates Pg 5
CMC Calendar of Events
Gem & Mineral Shows Pg 6
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Welcome New Club Member
The November meeting of the CMC will meet Saturday, November 12th at 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.
The presentation for this month will be given by a representative of UNH, speaking on the status of the department and current events going on in the field and lab.
The Mineral of the Month will be minerals of Ruggles Mine.
Refreshments will be provided by Scott Higgins.
Thanks to Steffen Hermanns for supplying refreshments for last month.
November Discussion Items
* Membership, Dues and By-Law changes
* Scholarship Rules and Enhancements
* Formation of various committees to run Scholarships, Field Trips, Speakers and Membership
* Sign-up for the Christmas Party
Novembers Birthstone Citrine
The gemstone Citrine is the official birthstone for the month of November as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. It is also the Planetary stone for the Sun Sign of Virgo and the accepted gem for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversary. Citrine is a variety of quartz ranging in colors of yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown and reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine.
Almost all citrine that is available on the market today is heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine is pale yellow to pale orange, much lighter than the heat-treated material which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown. All of the heat-treated material has a red tint, while natural citrine does not.