June 2016 Program Information

June 2016 Program

For our entertainment and edification, Dave Lipscomb brought 71 examples of rocks and minerals from Virginia.

The samples were coded by number, and we were invited to guess the identity of the rocks and minerals.

Michael Pabst (ungraciously) won the contest with 32 correct guesses, but young Tom LeBeau guessed 28 for second place, and Calvin Phillips won third place.

Specimens from the Culpeper Quarry were awarded as prizes. There were also some additional specimens to view, some of which were amazing, including two large museum-grade
Tantalite crystals from the Morefield Mine.

Thank you, Dave, for an interesting program!

A Google search for images of rocks & minerals of Virginia returns
this collection - or go visit Dave’s shop to see many of them first-hand!

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