The 946th meeting of the
Program: Amethyst Deposits of Thunder Bay, Ontario
Presented by Dick and Mary Pat Weber
Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
We meet at…
Pasadena City College
Geology Department, E-Building, Room 220
1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
The Mineralogical Society of Southern California is dedicated to the dissemination of a general knowledge of the mineralogical and related earth sciences through the study and collecting of mineral specimens. Organized in 1931, it is the oldest mineralogical society in the western United States.
The MSSC is a scientific non-profit organization that actively supports the Pasadena City College Geology Department, its associated Dana Club,, and the Field Science Scholarship Fund. Support is also given to the San Bernardino County Museum of Natural History and Mindat.
The MSSC is affiliated with the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies and American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
About the Program: Amethyst Deposits of Thunder Bay, Ontario: Presented by Dick and Mary Pat Weber
The largest commercial deposits of amethyst in North America occur near the Canadian border in Southern Ontario. Unlike the more common Brazilian amethyst, this material is unique due to inclusions of red hematite in the outermost layers of the crystals. Dick Weber first visited these deposits in the 1970s while studying for his graduate degree in Geology at the University of MN, Duluth.
- August 6- Annual Picnic & silent Auction: Theme Why I Love Minerals
- September- Dr. George Rossman: Quartz crystals
- September 10- Board Meeting
- October- Leslie Neff & Larry Hoskinson – Opals Part 2
- November 2017 -Chuck Howser – Flight
- December, 2017-Eric Scerri – to be announced
The MSSC is pleased to offer: