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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

October 2003

Volume 4 Issue 2

Capital Mineral Club News

Inside this Issue:    


September Minutes        Pg 2

Club Member Web Pages


Silent Auction Results   Pg 3

Sunapee Time Table

Other Mineral Clubs and Meeting Dates

Name Tags

Calendar of Events         Pg 4

Lapidary Journal

**see Bill Adams


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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 October meeting of the CMC will meet Saturday, October 18th (Please Note The Date Change), at 7:30 PM at the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, NH.

The program will be on "Minerals of St. Lawrence County, NY". The obvious display theme for this month is New York Minerals. The speaker will be Dr. Steven C. Chamberlain. Born in 1946 in Everett, PA. He is a Professor of Bioengineering and Neuroscience and Affiliate Professor of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University.

Steve received a degree in electrical engineering and a minor in mineralogy at MIT and finally his Ph.D. at Syracuse University in systems neuroscience (Sensory Sciences). He was the former Chair of Department of Bioengineering and Neuroscience and former Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science. He currently is convening co-chairman of the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium and has been for the last 17 years of itís 30 year history. He is the acting coordinator for the Center for Mineralogy at the New York State Museum where you will find several of his specimens on display. He is also Consulting editor for Rocks and Minerals which has published several of his articles. Steveís research interests include vision in horseshoe crabs and hydrothermal vent shrimp, mineral biogenesis, and the topographic mineralogy of New York State. Other obsessions include opera, photography, and growing hostas, he is the Scientific Director the American Hosta Society. Steveís real claim in his own words are "bald, fat, talks too much! Canít go mineral collecting without getting filthy!" With that said, he has found time to talk to the Club. You will enjoy his humor and presentation.

Refreshmentís will be provided by Jon Herndon.

Welcome new Club Members

Matt Butler

Lee Champigny

Gordon Kempe

Mark & Cassandra Chamberlin