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Past MMRC Programs

Mid-Michigan Rock Club

Past Monthly Meetings – 2008 - 2013

 

2013

January 8

The World’s Oldest Fossils - with emphasis on those in Michigan -- Alex Iwanow

February 5

Wirewrapping -- Patricia Peters

March 5

Fracking -- Jim Armbruster

April 2

Field Trip Discussion

May 7

Tasmanian Crocoite Up Close -- Tyler Thompson

June 4

Summer Potluck

July 9

Potluck & Open House @ Bruce Baker’s house

August 6

Dinner & Open House @ Jim Geiger’s house

September 3

Crystal Lattice Basics and the Chemical Formula of Minerals -- Tyler Thompson

October 1

Sea Monsters of the Ancient Deep: Cephalopods -- Alex Iwanow

November 5

Fossil Fish from the Green River Formation -- Dale Foster and Tom Wassa

December 3

Holiday Potluck

 

2012

January 3

Rare Earths -- Mark Kaiser

February 7

Flint Knapping -- Greg Shepherd

March 6

2011 Keweenaw Trip/Website/SPARKS Program -- Liam-Josh-Bryan/Joe Powers/Dawn Wiseman

April 3

Metal Detecting - Don Duford

May 1

Identification of Minerals -- Dr. Tim Clarey

June 5

Summer Potluck/Swap Event

September 4

2012 Tuscon Rock Show -- Tyler Thompson

October 2

Meteorites! -- Dr. Kevin Dehne

November 6

Ireland, Enchanted Rock and Agates -- Randy Kursinsky and Ron Chmielewski

December 4

Holiday Potluck

 

2011

January 4

Morrisonite Jasper -- Ron Chmielewski

February 8

 Bill Tite  -- Lapidary  (TWO links to left – try ‘em out!)

March 1

 Club Members (and Guests!) Round Robin & Swap

April 5

Trace Sub fossils PLUS: Public Resources for rocks, fossils, etc. -- Alex Iwanow

May 3

Opals -- Ron Chmielewski

June 7

 Summer Potluck

September 6

Ohio Geology Tour -- Joe Powers, Mark Kaiser, and John Copp 

October 4

“What Was It Like?” -- Phil Stephens, CNC Naturalist

November 1

 Beads! Mary Jane McIntee

December 6

 Holiday Potluck

 

2010

January 5

Web Site Update—Joe Powers

February 2

Member Share

March 2

U.P. Mining — Bruce Baker

April 6

Removal of Large Copper Nugget from U.P. — Cheryl Roggenbuck & Tim Middleton

May 4

Swap Meet

June 1

Spring Potluck (Start time 6pm!)

September 7

Dinosaur dig and trilobite collecting trips -- Joe “PaleoJoe’ Kchodl

October 5

Fossils -- Alex Iwanow

November 2

The Origin of Copper in the Keweenaw Peninsula -- Bruce Baker

December 7

Holiday Potluck

 

2009

January 6

Bruce Baker - Life of a Keweenaw Copper Miner

February 3

5-Minute presentations by individual members on earth science topics; club business meeting to follow

March 3

Dan Acord - Kentucky fossils and agates

April 7

Club Members Swap Meet

May 5

Ron Chmielewski - Mexican agates

June 6

Annual Spring - Summer Potluck

September 8

Joe Kchodl (PaleoJoe) - ‘A 2009 Dinosaur Dig – Camarasaurus’

October 6

Dr. Alex Iwanow - ‘Evolution Simplified’

November 3

Cheryl Roggenbuck and Tim Middleton - ‘Exploring Michigan's Geology through Delta College’

December 1

Holiday Potluck

 

2008

January 8

Joe Kchodl (Paleo Joe) - “Digging Dinos”

February 5

Pam and Bob Kirchhoff - Zeolite Minerals

March 4

Randy Kursinsky – Geology, Paleontology stamps; Alex Iwanow – fossils+; Bill Tite – cabochons+

April 1

Joe Kchodl (PaleoJoe) - Dinosaurs, ‘Fun Facts and Fierce’

May 6

Barb Tite - Preparation of stained glass artwork

June 3

June potluck dinner

September 9

Mary Jane McIntee - “Beading and Stones”

October 7

Joe Kchodl - Paleontology talk;

November 4

Alex Iwanow—Modern mammal, bird and turtle skulls

December 2

Happy Holidays gathering—potluck; Business mtg. to follow

 

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