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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

November 2002

Volume 3 Issue 3

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


October Minutes      Pg 2  


New Members         Pg 3

Queen of Holland Diamond

(continued from pg. 1) 

Other Mineral Clubs and Meeting Dates


Christmas Party        Pg 4 NEFTA Field Trips 2002        


Field Collecting        Pg 5 and CreativeLapidary Rules


Calendar of Events   Pg 6

The November meeting of the CMC will meet Saturday, November 9th, at 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

Our guest speaker for the November meeting will be a UNH Field Camp recipient – name to be announced at the meeting. There will be a presentation titled, SUMMER FIELD CAMP TRIP TO IRELAND.

The club would like to thank Jim Young for his presentation on his Alaskan prospecting adventure at the October club meeting. While the members viewed a slide presentation, Jim talked about his time prospecting for metals for one of two mining companies in the area.

Thanks to .Bill Brown for bringing refreshments. This month’s refreshments will be provided by Robin Edgewood-Reece.


See pages 4 and 5 for info on our annual Christmas Party next month!


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Diamonds Part V

Queen of Holland

There are differing opinions concerning the origin of this 135.92-carat cushion-cut diamond. The Dutch firm F. Friedman & Co. cut it into its present shape in 1904. They owned it for several years, exhibiting it at the 1925 Paris Exhibition of Arts and Industry. The Dutch sovereign from whom the stone takes its name was Queen Wilhelmina, who reigned from 1890 to 1948.

Continued on pg. 3

Thank you to all of our members for the card and flowers after my boating accident in September.. It was truly appreciated.

Robin E. – Editor