|LIFE MEMBER CHUCK CHECKS IDENTIFICATION|
The annual CSMS silent auction and bake sale was held on 23 April at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. President Roger and Vice President Kay supervised the labeling of specimens and Life Member Chuck served as the chief arbitrator for specimen identification, and as the “money keeper”. Board members Roni and Sharon filled the tables with attractive specimens. Yam kept the crowd attentive with his booming voice and preciseness of time keeping. Specimens ranged from polished spheres to fossil fish to a nice selection of fine minerals obtained from the collections of Dennis Beals and Martin Guth. Bingham was well represented as it appeared that Marge had brought back half the state of New Mexico to share with purchasers.
My two major acquisitions were: 1) a stunning collection of large quartz points sprinkled with minute crystals of siderite and calcite collected from the San Vicente Mine in Guanajuato, Mexico; and 2) nice cubes of purple fluorite from the Royal Flush Mine, Bingham, New Mexico.
|GREAT BROWNIES AND TARTS BY DIANA|
|QUARTZ WITH SIDERITE AND CALCITE|
|PURPLE CUBES OF FLUORITE|