The Flatirons Mineral Club meets on the second Thursday of the most months. While most meetings are held at Frasier Meadows at Frasier Meadows, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO 80303. During a period of construction at Frasier Meadows some meetings will be at other locations and that information is noted in the meeting description. Click here for more information about the entire year’s schedule.
Speaker: Damon Hauschulz Topic:: “Absolute Black” This is a mystery story about a rock that begins with a lead provided by the Natural Stone database. The journey goes halfway around the planet and way back in time to lost continents. Location: Frasier Meadows North Community Room
Speaker: Richard Parsons "Introduction to Micromounting" Collecting micromounts is both interesting and challenging. Many minerals only exists as tiny crystals, and a micromount is the only way to collect them. You can store a hundred specimens in a show box, rather than fill your basement and garage with rocks. Plus, the micromount photographs are beautiful. Location: North Community Room, Frasier Meadows
Speaker: Howard Gordon Topic: Geodes! Location: Frasier Meadows North Community Room
We will have our annual rock‐bagging meeting in July. The club will provide the specimens, labels, and zip‐lock bags. At this meeting, we put the specimens and labels in the bags. At our picnic in August, we will put ten different labeled specimens in each of 1,000 cloth bags. These filled bags are sold at the Denver Gem & Mineral Show in September and our club’s Longmont Rocks & Rails show in December. The proceeds help fund our yearly scholarship to a geology student attending a Colorado college. If you have specimens you are able to donate, please bring them in a labeled (location collected and what you think they are) box or bag. We can also use green plastic newspaper sleeves. Location: North Community Room, Frasier Meadows
Directions to Frasier Meadows: Exit Foothills Parkway at Baseline and go west. Turn left (south) onto Mohawk Drive and then turn left onto Pawnee Drive, traveling to the east of Burke Park. Take Ponca Place to your left and the Frasier Meadows parking lot will be on the left. When you enter the building, tell the receptionist that you are here for a Flatirons Mineral Club meeting and ask for directions to the elevator and the location of the meeting.