Mineral Musings in the January, 2014 WCGMC News:
Happy New Year:
Has everyone made their New Year’s Resolutions? You know, the one’s you keep until you can’t anymore. Here are mine:
1) I resolve to attend as many rock, mineral, and fossil collecting trips with WCGMC as possible (that should be easy to keep).
2. I resolve to clean up, organize, and label specimens from each trip before the next trip (now that would be a first for me).
3. I resolve to lose 15 pounds during next year’s gardening and collecting season (I manage to do this most years).
4. I resolve not to gain those pounds back during the hibernating/eating season that follows the summer (trouble is I fail this every year such that resolution #3 becomes necessary every year).
Maybe we should share resolutions at an upcoming club meeting? Or the next time we are in the field.
Our fearless trip leader, Bill Chapman, tells us that one early trip will be April 1 with a visit to Ace of Diamonds in Herkimer. I guess that is as fitting a day as any for folks with our hobby to be “hunting diamonds.” Most of you are well acquainted with digging in the Cambrian dolostones of Herkimer County. For me this will be a new treat. I have been there once, but decades ago and only briefly. I’ll be looking for a few 3 inch crystals on matrix that look like this !