U.S. Geologist Mike Howard will provide a hands-on laboratory to determine mineral identification and properties at the Spring River Gem and Mineral Club meeting Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Participants are asked to bring a hand magnifying glass or loupe. Howard will provide the other necessary materials.
Howard is geologic supervisor and economic mineralogist at the Arkansas Geological Commission in Little Rock. He has published articles in various local, regional and national magazines, and has written several state publications having to do with mineralogy, Arkansas geology, and Arkansas non-renewable resources. He is the author of the Web site www.rockhoundingar.com.
Collecting Crystals, his most recent publication, is available in numerous local and regional bookstores, as well as retail mineral shops.
The public is invited. For more information contact Mary 856-4617 or Ray 257-3545.