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Newsletter of the Capital Mineral Club
Concord, New Hampshire

 

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President - Bill Brown, PO Box 646, 3 Melody Lane, Raymond NH 03077, Phone 895-4157
Vice President - Howard Ewing 10 Judith Ave, Nashua, NH 03060, Phone 888-0835
Secretary - Vince Valade, 35 Plimpton Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045, Phone 497-3935
Treasurer - Don Dallaire, 829 Candia Rd., Chester, NH 03036, Phone 483-8467

October 2002

Volume 3 Issue 2

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    

                              

September Minutes        Pg 2

Club Member Web Pages

 

NEFTA fieldtrips 2002   Pg 3

Tiffany Diamond

(con't. from page 1)

Other Mineral Clubs and Meeting Dates

 

Calendar of Events         Pg 4

The October meeting of the CMC will meet Saturday, October 12th, 2002 at 7:30 pm at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

Our guest speaker for the October meeting will be Jim Young. He will be giving a presentation on one of his many adventures.

The club would like to thank Fred Wilda for his presentation on the technique of water-color painting minerals at the September club meeting.

Thanks to Jon Herndon for bringing refreshments. This months refreshments will be provided by Bill Brown.

Thanks to all the people how participated in the silent auction, it was a lot of fun and there were many nice items to be had. The club will make this an every year event at the September meeting.


 

EDITORíS NOTE

All submissions to the newsletter welcome !

DEADLINE for submissions is the 3rd Saturday of every month. Late submissions will be carried over to the next month.

My address can be found on the back page of the monthly newsletter.


Please excuse the shortness of this months newsletter.  Our editor had an accident on vacation in September in which she broke her leg. Please feel free to wish her well and hope for her speedy recovery.

Acting Editor:

Steffen Hermanns


Diamonds Part IV

Tiffany Diamond

The Tiffany is the largest yellow diamond in existence. The 287.42 carat crystal was found in the historic DeBeers Mine, South Africa in 1887.

Tiffany & Co., the famous Fifth Avenue jewelry firm after which the stone is named bought it the following year. Tiffany had the yellow diamond cut in Paris under the supervision of Dr. George Frederick Kunz, the company's distinguished gemologist. It has ninety facets: forty on the crown and forty-eight on the pavilion, plus a table and a culet. A vivid yellow diamond is a rare occurrence. Absorption in yellow diamonds is caused by nitrogen rather than one of the usual transition elements.

More than twenty-five million people are estimated to have seen the great gem in four large expositions: the Chicago Columbian Exposition in 1893, the Pan American Exposition in 1901. The Chicago Century of Progress exposition in 1933-34 and the New York World's Fair in 1939-40. In the latter, it was the highlight of the fourteen million dollar collection in the "House of Jewels." The diamond has been on almost continuous display through the years at Tiffany's.

Strangely enough eighty years were to pass after its discovery before the beautiful canary yellow diamond was in a piece of jewelry. The Tiffany diamond was

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