Time: Sunday January 8, 2017 2:00 PM Place: Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092 Speaker: Derek Yoost
Topic: Story of A Stone - North West Africa 7034 "Black Beauty"
Did you ever wonder how Scientists know how and where rocks form? Tonight we will look at the fascinating story of one such rock that was found in the Sahara Desert. This rock is not showy, colorful, have beautiful crystals, or even fluoresce. You probably wouldn’t give it much notice if it was sitting in your driveway, but this rock is very special, both from where it formed and the story it contains. To find out what this story is, you will have to come to the meeting to find out. The specimens that were used for the lecture will be at the meeting for inspection.
Bio: I began collecting a few
meteorites when I was 9 years old.I
would go to Jim’s Gems (A rock store in the 1980’s) on Rt. 23 in Wayne, New Jersey and I would buy minerals, fossils, and sometimes meteorites. Then in 1995, I purchased a meteorite collection from a friend that started an obsession. My meteorite collection now has almost 500different falls and finds from all parts of the solar system, specimens from large impact structures on Earth, and historical meteorites and related memorabilia.
Rutgers Geology Museum 49th Annual Open House Saturday, January 28, 2017