Newsletter of the Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society
Baltimore, Maryland <chesapeake.rockclub.us>
Volume 53 Number 05
Who We Are:
The Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society is a Member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical & Lapidary Societies and is
Affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.
The Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society was established in order to allow its members to gain knowledge and skills in various
phases of the Earth Science field. Through field trips, exhibitions, and cooperation with other societies, we endeavor to further not
only our own knowledge, but also that of the general public.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month except August at the Women’s Club of Catonsville, St. Timothy’s Lane &
Frederick Rd in Catonsville, MD. Meetings begin at 7:30 P.m. and visitors are always welcome.
Deadline for submitting articles or comments in this Newsletter is the 15th of each month.
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President’s Message: April 14, 2009
What a great speaker the club had at our April
meeting. We gained knowledge from an expert on
what type of rock is more promising for gold,
places to go, and what are the best areas and
streams to search.
Remember our gem show is just around the
corner (May 23rd). If you have not already done
so, please sign up for one or more of the following:
1. Friday - setup at 6:30 pm.
2. The Information Booth and the Silent
3. Saturday afternoon taking down the tables
and chairs beginning at 4:00 pm.
Many thanks to all who have volunteered to help
the club throughout the year.
NOTE: There will be a brief board meeting in the
back office of the hall prior to the meeting. The
meeting will start shortly after 7:00 pm.