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These are the minutes of the May 14th, 2005 meeting of the Capital Mineral Club.


The meeting was held in the all purpose room of the Salvation Army Building

on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.


The meeting was called to order by president, Gordon Jackson, at 7:30 PM.  There were thirty-one members and three guests, Dan Bouffard and Frank and Judy Richardson.


The secretary’s report was accepted as printed in the newsletter.  The treasurer’s report was read and accepted.


Old Business:  Gordon Jackson passed around sign-up sheets for field trips this summer.  He also mentioned the club patches, still available for $5 each.  The list of club officers nominated, were accepted as read.  The Springfield Show club trip options were discussed, specifically, the pros and cons between car versus bus.  The Eden Mill’s trip was covered.


New Business:  Bob Whitmore discussed a mineral display, which could be placed at the Environmental Service Building in Concord.  Harvard is willing to provide the specimens for it.  Bob Whitmore discussed the audit on the Treasurer’s books and had several comments about the past year’s club spending versus income.  The auditor’s report was accepted as read.  Several new members were voted into the club today, including Dave Smith - Agawam, MA; Daniel Bouffard - Pittsfield, NH; Dick and Gloria Dennison - Center Conway, NH; Frank, Judy, Rachel and Joshua  Richardson - Weare, NH.


Steffen Hermanns supplied this month’s refreshments.


The door prizes were won by Pat Barker, Bob Whitmore, Bob Merrill and Scott Higgins.


This month’s speaker was Gyan Bhatnagar from India.  He is the President of the New Delhi Mineral Club of India.  A retired geologist who worked with the Nuclear Department in India with Beryllium minerals.  He co-authored a book, “Science and Technology of Diamonds” specializing in Indian diamonds.  When asked to present a talk, he obliged with a presentation on the mineral deposits in India with a special focus on the geology and pegmatites of the Deccan Traps.



Vincent Valade



Capital Mineral Club

Concord, New Hampshire