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
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: "The Minerals of Bartow County and the History of the Cartersville Mining District"
Location: GMS Building
This year the mineral section is exploring the minerals and mineral localities of Georgia. In February we will dig into the first topic of the year, “The Minerals of Bartow County and the History of the Cartersville Mining District”. The Cartersville Mining District is the longest running mining district is our state. Its mining history begins in the 1840s and remains active today. It has produced a diverse selection of minerals. World-class barite specimens have been collected here. Come join us as we learn about this famous mining district located in Bartow County.
Remember to bring your Bartow County mineral specimens for show and tell.
Mineral Section Chair
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