Members of the St. Louis Gem and Mineral Club have invited us to go along on another field trip over Memorial Day Week-end to Arkansas.
Attached is a description of the field trip published in the Rock Lore. We went on a field trip there several years ago, had a great time and came home with some fine specimens.
Missouri Mines Swap
We are trying to get a group together to go to the Missouri Mines Rock Swap at the Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills, MO. Last Month I printed a flyer about it. Attached you will find a map and a list of Campgrounds and Motels. This will be on June 13-15, 2003. There is something in that area for everyone-rock swap, Museum, collecting, sightseeing and fine parks where one can just go and commune with nature. Why dont you join us?
May SpeakerWe are fortunate to have Jonathan Wilmoth from Midwest Marble & Granite as our speaker. He will be talking about the uses of marble and granite. We may also be able to arrange a tour of the business at a later date.
Joyce Erard has invited us to use her beautiful, big yard for our end-of-the-year picnic. As usual, the club will furnish the meat while each of us will sign up to bring either a salad, a vegetable or a dessert. There will be a sign-up sheet at the May meeting. Call either Joyce at 636-256-3429 or Dianne at 636-256-0241 to sign up or for more details.
News from Other Clubs Nose News
After decades of dinosaur reconstructions, scientists have come to the conclusion that the noses are in the wrong place. Typically, the nostrils of dinosaurs have been placed towards the back of the nasal opening in the skull and up, a practice which is thought to have started when it was believed that Sauropods (Bronotsaurus-like dinosaurs) lived in water and would have had the nostrils as far up on the head as possible so the animal wouldnt have to stick its head out of water that far to breath. After studying living creatures nasal passages, the revised picture is that dinosaur nostrils were toward the front of the head, near the mouth.
Tools wont rust if you spray them with PAM or WD-40, then wipe with a dry, clean cloth.
Minutes of the April 18, 2003 Meeting of the Rockwood Gem and Mineral Society
The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m. by President pro tem Andy Larson.
New business -- Joyce Erard will host the club picnic on Sunday June 1. The club will furnish meat and bread. Members will bring dishes to share. A sign up sheet will be available at the May meeting.