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Concord, New Hampshire


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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

January 2002

Volume 2 Issue 5

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


Collecting Award        Pg 2  Winners          


Write a Story Contest Pg 3

Holiday Recipe

(by Special Request) 


Minerals in Common   Pg 4 Household Items        


History of the

December Meeting by:

Gordon Jackson         Pg 5


Calendar of Events     Pg 6




Please note A CLUB MEETING TIME CHANGE for the months of

January, February and March:

1:30PM – Second Saturday of those 3 Months only

*The web version of this month's newsletter will be slightly different than the hard copy.


The CMC will meet Saturday, Jan. 12th at 1:30 PM at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.


Our guest speaker for the January meeting is Jim Tovey. He will be giving us an update on activities at the Wise Mine and the Beauregard Mine.


The minerals of the month will be those excavated from the Wise and Beauregard Mines.

As usual, the CMC annual Christmas Party was a wonderful time for all who attended. A pot luck feast, including, ham, turkey and all the holiday trimmings, was a treat.

The seventh annual Best Field Collecting and Best Lapidary Contests were held. Winners are posted on page 2.


We also enjoyed a Yankee Swap towards the end of the evening. A nice selection of "rockhound" specimens were swapped.

CMC members in attendance thank Gordon Jackson for his help in organizing the event.


Editors Note:

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Mineral Sale

Ralph Lingard of Barrington, NH is selling his mineral collection. He has quite a variety of minerals from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and other states and countries. Please contact Bill Brown at 895-4157 or Vince Valade at

497-3935 to set up an appointment to view Ralph’s collection.

Annual Dues Are Due

The 2002 dues are due. The dues are $5 single, $8 couple, $10 family, and $2 junior. To keep records straight and make it simple for Vince Valade who collects the dues and Don Dallaire who handles the money. Give them a check in the amount of your dues. If you recently joined the Club your 2002 dues may already be paid. If you have any questions ask Vince 497-3935. Find a blank Club Member application inside this month’s newsletter.

Recruit some new members!!!!