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Newsletter of the Capital Mineral Club
Concord, New Hampshire

President - Jon Herndon, PO Box 520, 110 Ossipee Mt. Rd., Ctr. Ossipee, NH 03814, Phone 539-3884, E-mail:
Vice President  - Bill Brown, PO Box 6446, 3 Melody Lane, Raymond NH 03077, Phone 895-4157
Secretary - Vince Valade, 35 Plimpton Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045, Phone 497-3935
Treasurer - Don Dallaire, 829 Candia Rd., Chester, NH 03036, Phone 483-8467

May 2001

Vol. 1, Issue 4

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this issue:

The CMC will meet Saturday May 5th at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH at 7:30 PM .  We are meeting the first Saturday in May instead of the second Saturday to accommodate the Maine Mineral Symposium being held May 11th - 13th.
Ted Johnson will be the guest speaker and will give a slide show on the White Cliffs Opal area of Australia. 
The mineral of the month will be Australian Minerals / Opals.
John Herndon will supply refreshments.
This year's CMC Scholarship will be awarded to  Jason A. Clark on Sunday May 6th.  He was chosen to be the recipient by the Dept. of Earth Sciences faculty / UNH.  Congratulations Jason!
The Nominating Committee has chosen the following slate of officers for

election to the next years term:
Bill Brown - President
Howard Ewing - VP
Don Dallaire - Treasurer
Vince Valade - Secretary
Gordon Jackson - Member of the Board
Dave Shelton - Auditor

There were several winners of door prizes at the April Meeting - all but the club prize were donated by Bill Brown:

Mike Undercofler - Tetrahedtite / Peru
Bill Burroughs - Quartz / Flint Hill
John McCrory - Mineral Calendar
Scott Higgins -  Faceted Smoky Quartz / Table Mt.

Northeast Field Trip Association

The CMC is now a member club of NEFTA,  For more info check out their WEB site.

New Mast Head Contest

Here are the rules for the contest as promised:   June 30th will be the deadline for all submissions. The winner  will be chosen by casting a vote - the majority will win.  There will be a congratulatory prize for the person who comes up with the new name. Please turn your submissions in at the club meetings or mail to

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Reminder to Members
Contact Vince Valade by  phone or mail if you  would  like your e-mail addresses to be included in the new
mailing list.