Feb. 14th Presentation on Meteorites.

We will be having a short presentation on meteorites and we will see and touch several different types! We may learn about the classification of meteorites from our presenter Dick Pugh from the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory at PSU. Bring your questions and your meteorites or your meteor – wrongs.

meteorite

This is an example of a Stony Iron Meteorite slice called a Pallasite.

Thank You to our presenter Bob Oblack for our Jan. 10, 2019 meeting

Fluorescent mineral exhibit at the Rice NW Museum

We learned minerals required activators in trace amounts included in their chemical make up that caused the minerals to glow and about how the uv lights cause the different colors after those minerals absorb the uv light. We explored what kind of rocks or minerals from our own and our friend’s collections we had glowed.

This editor of this post was excited to learn that some Kyanites could glow red under longwave! If you missed it because your schedule was busy, below is a link to learn more. A big thank you goes out to Bob Oblack member of the Fluorescent Mineral Society. He is also a member of the Clackamette Mineral and Gem club where he will be presenting again in September or at their show in October.

The Fluorescent Mineral Society

Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club

 

 

 

 

Members and friends

A most memorable time was had by all at our annual Holiday Dinner. This Dinner was the last meeting until we start again with our next meeting on January 10th.

We had the best tasting food (loved that Turkey)! A wonderful Violin musician filled the air with her beautiful music. We adored the detail that went into the beautiful decorations. We enjoyed seeing our dear friends receive their awards! Our friends also had the most incredible luck winning raffle prizes and more raffle prizes, after more raffle prizes (how did they manage that?)

Congratulations went out as awards went to Bill and Linda Harvey, as well as Glen Woodward and Chris Weaver. They are all wonderful volunteers!

Congratulations to newly elected board members for 2019

President – Casey Truman

Vice President – Mathew Porter

Secretary – Rey Agustin

Treasurer – Linda Harvey

Board member – Bill Harvey