Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 2012 SLOGMC Meeting Report

Tonight I attended the February meeting of the San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club and captured these images there. Dick Reynolds gave a presentation on blister pearls in abalone. In addition to most of the regulars being in attendance there were both guests and new members present as well which made for a busy meeting. We planned a field trip to Nacimiento-Ferguson Road on the Big Sur Coast for President's Day morning later this month. Mike Shipsey won Find of the Month. I was able to attend because I do not have an evening class Tuesday nights this semester. It was nice being back!
Close-up of a lone blister pearl in red abalone shell. 
More blister pearls in red abalone shell.
Dick Reynolds giving his presentation on blister pearls.
Complete red abalone shell.
Close-up of red abalone shell.
Mike Shipsey's ametrine specimen which won "Find of the Month" honors tonight.
Dan Manion purchased these quartz bookends at Quartzsite for $1.
New member Rolland Felton's fossilized whale vert he recently found in the Potomac River area. 
Fossil shark teeth found in the Potomac River area.

All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved)

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