Meetings: First Wednesday of Each Month 7:00 - 9:00 pm
January, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
Springfield Science Museum (Doors open at 6:30) No Meetings February, July & August
WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINERAL CLUB (CVMC)
Club meeting are held September through June (usually skipping February due to the Tucson Mineral Show) on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30) in the Tolman Wing of the Springfield Science Museum, off Edwards St, at the Quadrangle, Springfield, Massachusetts. Directions You are welcome to join us for meetings the first Wednesday of the month, September through June (except Feb.), at 6:30PM in the Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Wing at the Quadrangle in Springfield, MA.
There is plenty of secure, free parking. We often have a speaker and it is a great time to swap stories and specimens of interest (or just bring your latest find and brag).
In addition to our monthly meetings, we publish a newsletter every other of our meeting months. Here you will find lists of field trips, articles about safe collecting and minerals, both from a geological and historical perspective, tales of members' latest collection adventures and such.
Some say field trips are the best part of membership. The club sponsors trips throughout the year. Access is arranged to quarries and locations that are not generally open to the public. We travel throughout the Northeast and Canada.
The many benefits of membership in the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club include:
First and foremost, hands on learning experience from many knowledgeable veterans
An opportunity to share a common interest
Presentations by knowledgeable collectors and professionals
An opportunity for young collectors to acquire knowledge and experience wholesome time with family and friends
A club sponsored show
A club picnic most years
Club sponsored field trips to mineral or fossil collecting sites (not usually open to general public)
Club Brag Night with winners plaque's and blue ribbons
December Holiday party
Insurance for the quarry or mine owners during club sponsored digs
Click photo to the left to read Boston report by Fred Wilda
Special Brag Night Congratulations To:
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: