Worcester Mineral Clubs 2016 Meeting Schedule
Tuesday – October 24th, 2017 at 7pm
Tuesday – November 21st, 2017 at 7pm
Tuesday – December 12th, 2017 at 7pm
Everyone is welcome to come to our annual Christmas Party and Club Auction. Please bring an appetizer to share with everyone! Show up at 7pm, Auction starts at 7:30pm sharp. Join online or at the meeting.
Everyone is welcome to come attend a monthly meeting and bring your rocks of course! New members can sign-up for full memberships online or at any meetings.
Meeting Location: Trinity Episcopal Church, 440 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA
2016 Annual Rock Show: November 19th 20th. On Saturday the show is open 10AM to 5PM and Sunday 10AM to 4PM and is at the National Guard Armory, 701 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA.
The club generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM (except July and August) at Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Street, Shrewsbury. Trips to collecting sites, museums, and special events are planned throughout the year.
The meetings generally consist of a short business agenda followed by an educational or informative program. Programs presented may be speakers often with slides, specimens, or other visual aides, films, or demonstrations.
Speakers talk on a variety of topics and range from our own club members with experiences or expertise to share to prominent researchers that work in an Earth science field. Children’s educational programs and activities are planned for meetings as interest arises. There are door prizes drawn at the meetings. Refreshments are available. In addition, everyone is encouraged to bring in specimens or their lapidary work to display to the members.
MEETING CANCELLATIONS: In the event we need to cancel a meeting due to weather conditions, we will send an email notification. You may also call one of the club officers if you are unsure about a meeting’s status.
Ten Important Things You Need on Mineral Collecting Field Trips
1. Heavy duty work gloves, work boots, appropriate clothing.
2. Protective eye and head gear.
3. Small pry bar.
4. Crack hammer & baby sledge.
5. First aid kit
6. Water & food.
7. Bug spray and sun screen.
8. Chisel (regular & bull point).
9. Rags or newspaper to wrap your finds.
10. A large backpack or 5 gallon bucket to put it all in!!
(Note: Depending on the geology and conditions other tools may be needed)
Stearling Hill Mine – Odengsburg, NJ