Next Meeting Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Reminder: If you have not completed the application and paid your dues for 2023 you will not be able to go on Club trips.
WELCOME TO THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY MINERAL CLUB (CVMC) We welcome you to join us. Meetings are held the First Wednesday of Each Month 7:00 - 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30). January, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December (No Meetings February, July & August). Meetings are held at the Springfield Science Museum the Tolman Wing of the Springfield Science Museum, off Edwards St, at the Quadrangle, Springfield, Massachusetts. 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 Newsletters 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 dig
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: