Our next meeting will be Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 7 PM in the dining room (cafeteria) of the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., in Bristol. We will begin with a short business meeting (see note about concurrent Kids Program below), followed by a break for the silent auction, socializing, and refreshments, and then our program.
Our speaker for the evening will be Dr. Mark Evans (Physics and Earth Science Dept., Central Connecticut State University), who will talk about fluid inclusions. What are fluid inclusions, you ask??? Fluid inclusions are tiny bubbles. These small pockets of liquid (gases, petroleum, brine and even small crystals) found in minerals can provide an incredible wealth of information about how minerals form. They are essentially the same liquids that were present when the mineral crystallized, trapped within the mineral for millions of years. They are used by the mining industry, oil and gas industry, and by geologists around the world to understand the conditions of mineral formation. This talk will cover some fascinating aspects of fluid inclusions including what they are, how they form, and why they are important.
At the SAME time as the business meeting (7 to about 7:30), we will run another short program geared for kids or new collectors. Club member Llyn K. will present “Focusing Your Collection Makes Collecting More Fun.” Anyone is welcome to attend, and we promise to have you back to the main meeting in time for cookies!
Hope to see you there!