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President - Bill Brown, PO Box 6446, 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

 April 2003

Volume 3 Issue 8

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


White Mt. Forest Update by Pat Barker                  Pg 2


Other Clubs and Meeting Dates                          Pg 3


Famous Diamonds:

The Sancy                   Pg 4


NEFTA Field Trips    Pg 5


Calendar of Events    Pg 6

This months meeting Saturday April 12th will be replaced by a Club field trip to the Harvard Museum.

      The Club will be providing a bus to take everyone down for the day. There are 47 seats available on the bus and currently there are 34 club members signed up. If you are interested in going please get in touch with Bill Brown, 895-4157, Steffen Hermanns, 783-4121 or Gordon Jackson, 783-4493. The bus is on a first come first served basis so sign up now. If all of the available seats are taken you can still go, but you will have to provide your own transportation. The bus will be available for boarding at 7:30 am and leaving from the Concord Trailway’s terminal in Concord at 8:00 am sharp. The bus will also be making a stop at the exit 3 park and ride off of Interstate 93 at approximately 8:20 am and will depart there at 8:30 am sharp. Don’t be late or the bus will be gone. The Club will be covering admission to the Museum. There are places to have lunch nearby, however a lot of members usually bring their own lunch and drinks. This trip is provided for Club Members and their immediate family. If members of other clubs would like to join us and there is still room on the bus, it will cost $20.00 per person. This does not cover admission to the Museum. If anyone has any questions please call one of the above people. For those of you that have never been there, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is the public Museum of Harvard University's three natural history institutions: the Botanical Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Through exhibitions and an array of educational programs, the museum presents a historic and interdisciplinary exploration of science and nature, with an emphasis on evolutionary theory.

     Visit them at their website: and view their latest exhibit Romancing the Stone: The Many Facets of Tourmaline in the mineralogical Museum.

     There will also be a short meeting held on the bus ride down. Items of discussion will include the yearly donation to the UNH Field Camp Scholarship and a Club donation to the Newry Mineral Park.



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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.

The Club would like to thank Pam and Gordon Jackson for hosting the annual Mineral Club Workshop in March. There was a good turnout and everyone had a great time. We look forward to next year’s workshop.