The EFMLS pays tribute to honor Federation Members who have passed away.* We may also honor non-member individuals who made significant contributions to the RockHound Community.
Goodbye my friend..!
July 17, 2021. Andy Brodeur left us this past week. Known throughout New England as the Field Trip Guy
for the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club and member of multiple Mineralogical Societies. If you knew Andy,
you knew he had quite the presence.
“Rockhounding and its relationship with Mineralogical Societies and clubs is arguably one of the most unique of any of the hobby related activities out there. We have a special bond with Mother Earth and the treasures that lay within. We get to see, and many times birth, something incredible to the light of day for the first time in millions of years. Like a proud parent waiting to show the world the birth of a child, it is ours!” ~Andy Brodeur
It is with a heavy heart to tell you that RockHound Nation has lost a true champion of our industry. A champion of collecting- ethics, safety, leadership, hospitality and ACCESS! And so much more.
David Nock, EFMLS Past President
October 8, 1963 – July 14, 2021
Andy always said “there are no bad rocks…”
Federation Eternal Archives (coming soon)
* A candlelight Federation Eternal Memorial Ceremony is held annually during the weekend of the Annual Convention. The ceremony honors those who have passed since the last Convention. A moment of silence is typically observed.