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Volume 1,Issue 2

These are the minutes of the February 10th, 2001 meeting of the Capital Mineral Club. 

The meeting was held in the gym room of the Salvation Army Building on Clinton Street in Concord, New Hampshire.

The meeting was called to order by president Jon Herndon at 1:30 PM.  There were 18 members and two guests present.

The secretary's report was accepted as printed in the newsletter.  The Treasurer's report was read and accepted.

Old business:  Robin Edgewood-Reece was recognized as the new editor of the newsletter.  A motion was put forth to present Kim Young with a plaque for her 12 years of dedicated service as editor of the newsletter.

Eden Mills field trips firmed up on May 26th, 27th, 28th and July 14th and 15th.  A Nashua Mineral Society joint field trip schedule was brought up with further discussion to be held at the March meeting.
The vote on three by-laws changes were:

  1. March meetings from a night to a day meeting - Passed.
  2. Editor of newsletter made a Board member - Passed.
  3. Adding a June meeting - Not Passed.

New Business:  Martin Kippley made a motion to move the May meeting to the first Saturday due to a conflict with the Maine Symposium.  The Little Nature Museum was discussed.  Dana Fogg was voted in as a new member.  Bill Brown proposed changing the name of the club's newsletter,  "Crystals and Cabs" to "Crystals and Gems."  Jon Herndon motioned that we announce it in the March newsletter and discuss it further at the next meeting.
The workshop at Gordon Jackson's home was discussed.  An announcement of the next Show Committee Meeting date was made - March 14th at 7:00PM at the Foodee's Pizza restaurant in Concord.
Scott  Higgins won this month's Hemimorphite from Mapimi, Mexico door prize.
Howard Ewing supplied this month's refreshments.
This month's talk was on the geology of Eden Mills, Vermont by Professor Jo Laird of UNH. With slides and samples she explained the current theories about the processes that brought out the different geology of the Eden Mills mine area.  She explained that the minerals are older and formed under hotter temperatures than surrounding similar formations.

Respectfully submitted,

Vincent Valade

Capital Mineral Club
Concord, New Hampshire