Bob Jones, Connecticut born and internationally renowned personality in the mineral world, will present two talks about the Bristol Copper Mine at the upcoming Bristol Gem and Mineral Club Show, October 21-22. The talks will be at 12 noon on Saturday and at 11AM on Sunday and is included with admission to the show.
The Bristol Copper Mine is well known among mineral collectors for producing some of the finest, world-class mineral specimens of chalcocite and bornite. The mine is also important from a historical perspective. From 1837 to 1857, Bristol was the most important copper mine in the United States. The copper mine played a major role in the early development of Bristol’s industries such as the Bristol Brass Company and two major clock manufactories for which Bristol gained fame. The mine was the site of the first union strike in America.
Over the years Bob has been a prolific author and mineral photographer, including at least seven articles for the Mineralogical Record, the leading magazine for mineral collectors. He has written numerous books and has been the on-screen host, scriptwriter and producer, himself or as collaborator, of several videos. In recognition of Bob’s widespread achievements in the mineral world, he received, among others, the prestigious Carnegie Mineralogical Award and had a new mineral species (bobjonesite) named for him.