Time: Sunday March 12, 2017 2:00 PM Place: Trailside Nature & Science Center, 452 New Providence Rd, Mountainside, NJ 07092
Speaker: Karenne Snow
Topic: Minerals and Their Type Localities
Mineralogy and mineral collecting have a long history. The discovery and naming of more than 4500 valid species of minerals make for a great number of stories, some of which we'll hear today. Not all minerals have a designated type locality, the site from which the original material came for its formal definition, but we will see some of these type specimens during the presentation.
Bio: Karenne's degree is in geology from Rutgers. She started fossil collecting in Oklahoma when she had a high school geology class and began serious mineral collecting when she worked at the Academy of Natural Sciences and joined the Philadelphia Mineralogical Society. She is co-author of Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the first woman president of the Phila. MIn. Society and its current Show Chair and Field Trip Chair