I took a nice ride down the back roads to Rochester, New Hampshire this morning (thanks for the lift, Trudy!) to the Monarch School of New England where I gave a table talk on rocks. It was hands-on for everyone. You can see what I brought in the photo above. I took basically as much as I could carry for a short distance!
Topics included New England granite pegmatites and the gem minerals that can be found there, fossils, meteorites and tektites, the quartz family, and how I got started collecting minerals. I even had my first fossil specimen collected(from Maine) and my first mineral specimen (pyrite, also from Maine) to hand around.
Bracelet No. 87 - Daily Bracelets and Bead Kits designed by AnitaNH. See them at Anita's Beads of Wakefield, New Hampshire