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Connecticut Valley          Mineral Club


Meetings: First Wednesday of Each Month (click the Dimond for directions )
Jan., (Not Feb.), Mar., Apr., May, Jun., (Not Jul.-Aug.), Sep., Oct., Nov., Dec.
7:00 - 9:00 pm Springfield Science Museum (Doors open at 6:30)


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I hope you all are well. 
According to our Governor’s plan, the Museum should be able to reopen for our September meeting and we are planning on touring the new mineral displays that the club has helped fund and set up, mostly due to the hard work Fred Wilda has put in.

Fred has a "Cut & Rough" display that will soon be changed out, but we will get to see it before it's changed out for another display.

Visit our Club website regularly for updates and new information regarding meetings and club events.


I just got the Club Lap-Top back from a programmer but there's a lot left to do and I need your Help or someone who would like to take over building a nice, informative and helpful to the members web site for the future of the club.

All the work I put in on the old site can be mined for old info from memory sticks I have if you want.


President & Webmaster: Wayne Corwin

Professor John Brady, of Smith Collage, received a CVMC Honorary Membership Award on April 2 nd 2019.
“ Thank you so much for your very nice visit today.  I was not prepared for what happened and am quite flattered that you all took the time to come and honor me in this way.  I am very proud to be an Honorary Member of the club and hope to be able to live up to your recognition by helping the club with future activities.”
John Brady


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Education Committee - Boston Report by Fred Wilda - June 20, 2018

for the Presentation of the

“Significant Minerals of Massachusetts” State House Display Case!


2018 CVMC Show, Saturday Door Prize Winner, from Belchertown, Nathan Krischbaum
Chalcopyrite on Quartz

From Mass Appeal - Monday March 5, 2018

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By: Patrick O'Connor of “The Republican” newspaper. Published October 25 th 2017

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New Article by Andy Brodeur click picture above to read 

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This years 2016 mineral show raffle prize winners were both CVMC members.
James Donnelly of Chicopee won the Geode and Francis Noyes of Turners Falls won the Smokey Quartz and Microcline specimen. Both of these lucky Club members donated their time for the benefit of the show and it was nice to see them rewarded for their efforts!!

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Special Brag Night Congratulations To:
Dynelle Longto
The Second member to win both the Best Self Collected & Judges Choice Plaques !
Both of her specimens are from Sharon, VT ,,, and from the same day ,,, (What a Good day) ! ! !
The Polymorphic (meaning many distinct shaply forms hooked together) Clay Concretion was very aesthetic. And her Concretion with Leaf Fossil (Populus , most likely P. balsamifera) , was actually very special in form and detail ! ! !
Please click on the 2 Brag Night pages of photo's below:


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CVMC Presented Granby Mass. Library With A $500 Check
2 Articles Courtesy of the Belchertown Sentinel & the Springfield Republican

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Hardwick School Case Presentation

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Left to Right: Elecia Bray, 4th Grade Teacher, Fred Wilda, President CVMC
And Jack Marcy, Education Committee Mineral Presentor
Mineral Case Presentation on June 10, 2014 by The CVMC to:
Hardwick Elementary School in Gilbertville, MA

Connecticut Valley Mineral Club presented UMass with a
"Significant Massachusetts Minerals Case"

 - by: Wayne Corwin - March 8, 2014

Jack Marcy, Granby rock collector &
Connecticut Valley Mineral Club member ,
shared his love of minerals at the Chicopee Public Library
View the article in MassLive


The CVMC was presented with a Certificate of appreciation from
the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

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Notice:Long time club member Warren Johansson has passed away.
The CVMC donated a
"Significant Massachusetts Minerals Case"
In Warren's Honor to the Petersham Library 11/12/14.
Fred and Wayne did a short mineral talk also.

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1921 - 2014 **** flowers the club sent

Long time club member, Ron Lucia was honored at a special presentation
by the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club of a
"Significant Massachusetts Minerals Display Case"
To the Mount Tom Welcome Center on June 2 nd 2013

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About Us :

The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club was founded in 1940, dedicated to the study, appreciation and preservation of rocks, minerals, fossils and all aspects of Earth Science. We pass on our love of minerals to people of all ages with a special focus on schools with lectures and hands on presentations to students. We recently began a new project with the Significant Massachusetts Minerals Case for Schools that features all the Massachusetts state earth symbols as well as other minerals that were important to the history of the State.
A minimum of 5 of these Case are donated to local schools each year.

We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Wing at the Quadrangle in Springfield, MA. Our meetings include occasional mineral presentations, general club business, and a room full of people willing to help you enjoy mineral collecting. In addition, we sponsor numerous field trips throughout the season, a yearly club picnic and our annual Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show.
Directions to our meeting location can be found here .

The CVMC takes a special interest in the preservation of local mineral sites and promotes good collecting habits within its membership as well as to individuals. We feel that the future of mineral collecting is our responsibility. Through good relations with land owners, education and ethical collecting habits we strive to keep our hobby alive and leave something behind for future generations of mineral enthusiasts to enjoy.

We are an informal and social group of all ages and backgrounds with a common interest in the earth and its wondrous treasures . We welcome visitors and encourage membership and once you meet us you will realize that you are never too old to get out and get dirty, we look forward to meeting you!

We are Members of the Eastern Federation of Mineral and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS) and American Federation of Mineral Societies (AFMS)

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Eastern Federation of Mineral and Lapidary Societies

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