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The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club will be delving into all things rocky, and explaining their value to us, at the Arms Library’s Rock Talk on Friday, August 9 at 6:30pm in Shelburne Falls…

Massachusetts Treasures: Famous Formations: Clay Concretions By HF Guest Blogger, Maria Sansalone Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club’s geology contest! To answer our last contest question, read the following carefully: Clay Concretions are flat, usually round discs of clay and silt that formed underwater along the Connecticut River. These formations are not as old as some mineral occurrences in the area. Still, they are estimated to… Read More

Massachusetts Treasures: Official State Gem Stone of Massachusetts By HF Guest Blogger, Maria Sansalone Thanks so much to everyone who contributed entries for Week One of the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club’s geology contest, good for two free adult admissions to the “Western Mass. Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show,” coming up March 26 and 27, 2011. We invite you to join in for Week Two. Are you ready for your next contest question? 

Massachusetts Treasures: Official State Fossil of Massachusetts By HF Guest Blogger, Maria Sansalone It’s an honor for me to be a guest blogger for Hilltown Families on behalf of the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club! The Club’s members love to talk rocks, fossils, minerals and mineral collecting—any topic related to the field of geology! If you have questions (post below), I’ll be happy to pass them along to our members. Every March, the… Read More

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