The club occasionally offers classes to its members. This is where you will find information about them.
Ed Raines will present his Mineralogy class at Frasier Meadows starting on Monday, March 4, 2018, for club members. The class will run until May 13, 2018. It will meet for 10 Mondays skipping April 1, and will start at 6pm each evening. The class size is limited to 10 participants due to the number of microscopes and mineral specimens boxes that Ed will provide. The club will subsidize the fee for the class so students will only pay $75 to attend. The fee will be collected on the first day of class. The course is designed to help the student better understand the extraordinarily broad subject of mineralogy. Topic covered include: Introduction to crystallography. The physical properties of minerals and some basics of identification. The chemical classification of minerals. The three kinds of rocks--an introduction to what they are, what their made of, and how they got there. Pointers on the identification of various minerals will be scattered throughout the class. Each student will receive 13 flats of specimens to take home and study through the length of the class. Additionally, each student will be provided a binocular microscope, a small testing kit, an electronic balance, and a mineralogy book to take home and use throughout the class.