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Concord, New Hampshire


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President - Gordon Jackson, P.O. Box 600, Canterbury, NH 03224, Phone (603) 783-4493

Vice President  - Scott Higgins, 15 Charles Lane, Eliot, ME 03903, Phone (207) 439-1107

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 2005

Volume 5 Issue 7

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


February Minutes             Pg 2


Workshop Info                  Pg 3


CMC Calendar of Events 

Gem & Mineral Shows     Pg 4


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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 12th, starting at 10:00 am  and lasting until Gordon decides to throw us out, (if you plan to stay after 4:30 you might want to bring dinner.  The bad weather date is Sunday, the 13th.   Don’t forget there will be tables for minerals for sale, trade, silent auction to end at 11:15 am or give away.  See details page 3.

A motion was brought up at the last meeting to give Keene State College a Scholarship Award in the amount of $500 in addition to the $1500 for UNH.

The Club would like to thank Jim Young for his presentation of New Hampshire Feldspars.  Also thanks to Howard and Bea Ewing for bringing the refreshments.

The 2005 DUES ARE DUE.

The dues are $5 single,  $10 family  If you do not pay your dues this month, April 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.

CMC Welcomes New Members

Peter Cram Merrimack, NH


Mineral Clubs - Meeting Dates


Saco Valley Gem and Mineral Club : 3rd Thursday of each month at the Albany, NH Town Hall – 7:00 PM

Keene:  1st Saturday of each month at Keene State College, Bldg. 18, Keene, NH – 7:00 PM

Nashua:  Last Wednesday of each month at the Nashua public Library, Court St., Nashua, NH in the downstairs Theater Room

7:00 PM

North Shore (MA):  3rd Friday of each month, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Washington  St., Peabody, MA – 7:30 PM

Boston Mineral Club:  1st Tuesday of each month, Harvard University Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

7:30 PM

Southeastern NH Mineral Club:  2nd Wednesday of each month, St John’s Methodist Church, 28 Cataract Ave., Dover, NH

7:00 PM