A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Minerals
Mineral Section Meets
Minerals are as varied and unique as people. From the mundane to the spectacular, minerals are fascinating in many respects.
GMS members and visitors who are interested in learning more about minerals -- please join us at Mineral Section meetings for special programs and presentations!
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Mineral Section Message
Apollo 11 moon rock, display sample 10072,80
Vesicular, intersertal basalt, 142.25 grams
From NASA Lunar Sample Compendium report: It is a fine-grained, high-potassium, ilmenite basalt and is 3.6 billion years old.
Displayed at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Mitch Ames [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Lunar Geology & Minerals
Location: GMS Building
The July 17 meeting discussed the Radium Springs Gardens, once labeled one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders. Members brought mineral specimens they acquired this spring for show and tell. The next meeting, on Wednesday, August 21, will discuss lunar geology and minerals.
I want to remind people that there are several gem and mineral shows coming up in Franklin, NC over the weekend of July 24 – 28.
Mineral Section Chair
Click below for a map and directions