Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club

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Organized: 1956
Joined EFMLS: 1956

Board Members:

Donna Hale
Vice President:
Kenneth Eason
Lisha Nelson
Brian Smith
EFMLS Liaison:
Brian Smith
David Marshall
Kenneth Eason
Granite Chips

Public Contact Information:

No public contact information has been provided at this time
Region 1
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month, September through May
28 Cataract Ave., St John’s Methodist Church, Dover NH
April 27-28 2024
Dover Elks Lodge # 184, 282 Durham Rd, Dover, NH 03820
Additional Show/Swap Details:
19th Annual 2024 ROCK, GEM & MINERAL SHOW Sat, April 27 and Sun, April 28, 2024, from 10 AM – 4 PM

Additional Info:

Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club is a non-profit organization. established in 1956 to promote interest in the subjects of geology, mineralogy, mining, lapidary work, mineral collecting, and allied subjects.

The Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club was formed in Dover, NH by several avid mineral collectors in the spring of 1956. The first newsletter of the club (they called it a ‘yearbook’) went out to 30 members in 1959. They published additional yearbooks in 1960 and 1961 and then changed to a monthly newsletter in 1963.

In 2003, the club held its first 1-day Gem and Mineral Show. Over the years, due to its success, it was expanded to a 2-day show and enjoys a very good reputation with collectors, dealers, and members. In 2015, the club renamed the show “The Earl and Melvina Rock, Gem and Mineral Show”, in memory of Earl and Melvina Packard who were long-time club supporters, knowledgeable collectors and good friends to the club and its members.

Each monthly meeting includes a speaker or video teaching us about different topics in Mineralogy and Geoscience. Many members have been mineral enthusiasts for a long time and can help with mineral identification or other related topics. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcomed to join us and listen in on our discussions.

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