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Welcome to the Colorado Mineral Society

Celebrating our 82nd Year!
1936 - 2018

Next CMS Monthly Meeting
Friday, October 5th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul Episcopal Church
9200 W. 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO
(10th Avenue and Garrison Street)

Colorado Basement and Large-Scale Lapidary
Presented by Damon Hauschulz

This presentation is about geology and lapidary. The geological portion is presented as biographical story that traces the journey of a 9 ton gneiss boulder found in Fairplay, CO from its birth in an ancient volcano 1.8 billion years ago to unearthing by a glacier 10-20 thousand years ago. The lapidary portion describes the steps taken to haul the boulder off to a diamond wire saw to be slabbed and made in to a residential floor.

CMS Junior Rockhound Program
by MistyAnn Bateman, Junior Rockhound Coordinator

We will reconvene the Junior Rockhound program
at the October 5th general meeting.

A Call to All Junior Rockhounds

I have a challenge for all my junior rockhounds. When we meet in October, bring your favorite specimen for a show and tell. You can also bring photos, drawings, or a story to go with it. We will be displaying them for the club members at the general meeting. Make sure to include a label with the name of specimen (if you know it) and location where it was found. If you don’t know what your specimen is, there are lots of people at the meeting who can help to identify it.

2018 Field Trips List

CMS Members Jeff Self and Donna Ware featured on Colorado Public Radio's “Colorado Matters”

CMS members Jeff Self and Donna Ware were featured in an interview on the “Colorado Matters” program on Colorado Public Radio. The recorded interview with Ryan Warner can be listened to online via the CPR website at the link below, along with a story and photos about them.

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