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The Central Maryland Rock and Mineral Collectors Exchange Monthly Meetup

  • Jun 19, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our next meeting will start at 7pm
Meeting address:
6425 Abel St
Elkridge MD 21075

Our meetings are always free and everyone is welcome.

This meeting will devoted to discussing local Maryland Rock, some hunting sites, Maryland Laws that affect rock & fossil hunters, and where we will be hunting (catch and release???) over the next couple of weekends..

In our discussions of MD Rocks, I want to spend some time on the discussion of Feldspar. Did you know... Feldspars are a group of closely related minerals that together are the most abundant mineral in the Earth's crust (over half). A thorough knowledge of the feldspars is what separates geologists from the rest of us hounds.

If you have any samples/specimens of MD Rocks (or any other discussion items) bring them along.

Even though we usually plan to wrap-up around 9pm, most of us are usually still chatting at 10. It is amazing the amount of knowledge that we share with each other and the body of knowledge that we have as a group. All of our meetings have been great (even when only a few show up).

I do ask that you RSVP for our meeting, but... if you haven’t RSVP'd and would still like to come to the meeting – please do. The RSVP helps the meeting by showing others that we do have a group and that there will be a meeting that night. If you RSVP’d yes and can’t make it, that’s OK too (you can always change your RSVP at any time).

I hope that you will consider attending (newbie or old-hand). Our group has been meeting for over 3 years now. We have over 150 total members and we’ve maintained a 5 star rating for our meetings. I believe that you will enjoy yourself and we will enjoy your company too.

As always, everyone is invited to our meetings (including your non-Rockhound guests). I have videos from Cash and Treasures shows that cover some great rockhounding locations and I will bring out some of my "treasures".

I hope you can make it, we are very informal, don't forget to bring someting (rocks, fossils, yard rock, book, map, whatever) to discuss.

Wayne Homens

Central Maryland Rock and Mineral Exchange Meetup

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  • Alexandra

    My boyfriend & I weren't able to attend last month's meeting, so we're really looking forward to this one! I might bring a special rock I found, which appears at first glance like quartz with black tourmaline rods in it, but after looking in many books, I can't say for sure what it is. I hope it is tourmaline, but I'm guessing it is just something similar-looking. Looking forward to meeting the group tomorrow.

    June 18, 2014

  • chris g. f.

    Love to attend,Elkridge is a bit of a drive for me @ night... did go to the Chesapeake Show & learned a new term for Apple Green Gel Chrome Rich Antigorite - Jade Grade... :)

    June 4, 2014

  • Lyle P.

    I plan to bring some petrified wood and some Patuxent River stone from our last field trip.

    June 4, 2014

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