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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

March 2003

Volume 3 Issue 7

Capital Mineral Club News

This months meeting will be a Mineral Club Workshop at Gordon & Pam Jackson’s House. This has become a yearly tradition and will be held on Saturday March 8th starting anytime after 9:00 am – whenever Gordon

decides to throw us out, with a bad weather date of Sunday the 9th.

See details and Map on pages 3 and 4

Inside this Issue:    


Feb.  Minutes             Pg 2 


Workshop Info.          Pg 3         

Famous Diamonds:    Pg 4

The Spoonmaker

Other Mineral Clubs

and Meeting Dates


Calendar of Events    Pg 5        


The Club would like to thank Bill Brown on his topic of Minerals of New England and Mineral Localities of New England.

The Club is planning a field trip to the Harvard Museum for the April meeting, Saturday April 12th.. If you are interested in going please get in touch with Bill Brown by the 22nd of March. If there is enough interest, the Club will provide a bus to take everyone down for the day. The minimum amount of people would have to be forty to make it worthwhile, otherwise we will be carpooling down to the museum. 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.



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.


The 2003 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 either person a check in the amount of your dues. If you recently joined the Club your 2003 dues may already be paid. If you do not pay your dues this month this will be your last newsletter and you will no longer be a member of the club.

If you have any questions please call Vince Valade at 497-3935.


The Club would like to thank Robin Edgewood-Reece for her commitment as newsletter editor for the past couple of years.

Steffen Hermanns will be replacing her starting in March.