21 Oct 2017 1:00 pm

Leader: Chris Rochefort

Meet: Fletcher Wildlife Centre

Club members are invited to bring minerals and rocks that they have collected and learn how to identify them.  There will be a PowerPoint presentation that I use for school talks.  It starts by looking at the different types of rocks, as this is what we see first in nature, and we will then examine the minerals that are in the rocks.  We will look at samples brought in by club members in conjunction with the presentation.  We will talk about the properties of the minerals to help identify them. Everything will be kept simple.

Suggested material:  In addition to the minerals and rocks, members are also invited to bring the following: hand lens (10x), a small bottle of vinegar, a large needle or steel nail and any mineral identification book they may have.  These are not absolutely required but they are nice to have.