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Concord, New Hampshire


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President - Bill Brown, PO Box 646, 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

May 2003

Volume 3 Issue 9

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


April Minutes              Pg 2


2002 William Wise

Mine Award                Pg 3


Famous Diamonds

The Portuguese          Pg 4


NEFTA Field Trips   Pg 5-6


Calendar of Events

Other Mineral Clubs

and Meeting Dates    Pg 8



Editors Note:

The deadline to get info to me for publication will be the 3rd Saturday of every month

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Robin Edgewood-Reece &
Steffen Hermanns


If submitting material to the newsletter the editor requests that it be sent in Microsoft Word format. This will help in getting the newsletter together.

Thank you,

Steffen Hermanns,  CMC Editor



The CMC will meet Saturday, May 17th at 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

Our guest speakers for the May meeting will be Wally and Anita Cluett from Wakefield, NH. Their topic will be Meteorites.

The mineral of the month will be Meteorites. Anyone who would like to donate a mineral specimen to the club raffle please bring it with you.

Refreshments this month will be provided by Gordon and Heidi Graham.

At this month's meeting the club will be voting in officers for next year.

The nominees are as follows:

President, Gordon Jackson, Vice President, Scott Higgins

Secretary, Vince Valade, Treasurer, Don Dalaire

Other Committee People:

Show Chairmen: Gordon Graham, John McCrory

NEFTA Coordinator: Jon Herndon

Directors: Steffen Hermanns,  John Hornung

The CMC's financial records have been reviewed by David Shelton,

He writes:

I have reviewed the financial records of the Capital Mineral Club for the calendar year of 2002. I believe them to be accurate and complete.

                                                     David Shelton

                                                     Auditor CMC


Jon Herndon will be presenting the UNH field Camp Scholarship in the amount of $1500.00.   This scholarship will be presented in honor of past club member, Russ Sims.

Jim Tovey will be sponsoring a trip to the Wise Mine on July 5th and 6th.  The Capital Mineral Club has been given the opportunity to be the sponsor club. Interested people should sign up at the May meeting to help out at this event.



In Memoriam

 To The Old Man Of The Mountain who fell from his perch high above Profile Lake sometime during the night of May 2nd, 2003.

Rest in Peace Old Friend, you will be missed.