Typical Meeting Agenda:
New Start Time: 7:00 PM at the Clubhouse, 516 West Atlanta Street SE, Marietta, GA 30101
- 7:00 - 7:45 PM - Speaker or Presentation
- 7:45 - 8:30 PM - Monthly Business Meeting
- 8:30 PM - Door Prize Drawings, Socializing and Refreshments
August Meeting Presentation. August, 14 2018
Topic: cOPPER mINERALS OF uPPER mICHIGAN
Our speaker this month is Tom Batcha who will travel from the northeast to provide the monthly program. The northeast is also commonly known as Gwinnett County.
Come and enjoy a virtual visit to a place known as Rockhound’s Paradise. The upper peninsula of Michigan, commonly referred to as the UP, has everything that a rockhound is looking for. The area has countless old mines that litter the countryside with many of the head frames still standing. Copper is found in several forms around the copper mines of the Keweenaw Peninsula. The UP is also home to three different iron districts that provide their own variety of minerals to collect. These mineral localities also have a number of associated minerals such as datolite that are highly sought after and the shores of Lake Superior are home to the agate that bears the lake’s name.
Each summer the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral club located in the Marquette iron district has their annual rock show with field trips and The Seaman Mineral Museum on the Keweenaw Peninsula schedules a weeklong series of field trips to the copper mines complete with earth movers to provide the participants with fresh dump material to search. The weather is mild, the food has an old European flare brought by the miners that settled the area, and history abounds at every turn.
Tom is an extremely knowledgeable member of the CCGMS along with the GMS and other nearby Gem & Mineral Societies. He the Chair of the GMS Mineral Section. He has provided numerous presentations in wide ranging topics from individual minerals (Barite) to collecting localities and mineral producing regions.
Here' a sneak Peak at the September meeting presentation. Sept. 11, 2018
Our Annual September Auction
We will be drawing on the extensive CCGMS collection of minerals, cutting material, fossils and other miscellaneous things to offer at the auction. Many of these are high end pieces. But there will be items to fit every budget. Please be sure to come. Oh, and bring your checkbook!!
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Monthly meetings of CCGMS are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. These meetings are held at our Clubhouse located at 516 West Atlanta St., Marietta, GA 30060.