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  Topic: So. IL. Earth Science Club 2024 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
Mike Chontofalsky

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PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 01, 2024 18:52   Subject: So. IL. Earth Science Club 2024 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
Annual club show.
  Topic: Where do I find help with mineral specimen identification?
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 4
Views: 8445

PostForum: FOR BEGINNERS: What is it? Where is it from?   Posted: Apr 02, 2023 14:33   Subject: Re: Where do I find help with mineral specimen identification?
Hi Kaprak, I have collected the area a number of times. My guess would be Galena (lead sulfide). It looks very weathered. Some suggestions I have found helpful to me 1) visit local library for rock ...
  Topic: 2023 Southern Illinois Earth Science Club 2023 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 0
Views: 13615

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 08, 2022 17:39   Subject: 2023 Southern Illinois Earth Science Club 2023 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc.
Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show.
The Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL.
Saturday April 15, 2023 10 am to 6 pm
S ...
  Topic: Minerals toxicity: Where can I find information?
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 12
Views: 10650

PostForum: Minerals and Mineralogy   Posted: Oct 13, 2020 10:58   Subject: Re: Minerals toxicity: Where can I find information?
Hi Olivier,

If you are looking at a reference book I would suggest the Merck Index or the Chemical Dictionary. You will need to know the mineral's chemical name. I had these on my desk when I was ...
  Topic: Stay at home - Coronavirus / Covid-19
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 364
Views: 345910

PostForum: National Library of Spain / Biblioteca Nacional de España (BNE) and FMF   Posted: May 12, 2020 13:14   Subject: Re: Stay at home - More on-line resources - Geology from your sofa/couch
James, Looks interesting. May I share this with the Southern Illinois Earth Science Club's Facebook page ?
  Topic: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 45
Views: 78716

PostForum: Blue Cap Productions   Posted: May 12, 2018 13:47   Subject: Re: Breakfast With Minerals - Podcast Discussion - Episode 01
Tony and Philippe....I think you describe 90% plus collectors. i am too looking forward to the podcast. Any recommendations on a good app for my Android smart phone so that I can tune in?
  Topic: 2020 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show CANCELLED !!!!!
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 0
Views: 28052

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Mar 02, 2018 14:41   Subject: 2020 S.I.E.S.C. Gem & Mineral Show CANCELLED !!!!!
The Southern Illinois Earth Science Club will hold their annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show at the Pavilion of the City of Marion in Marion, Illinois on Saturday April 4, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...
  Topic: Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018.
Mike Chontofalsky

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PostForum: Mineral Shows by Gail Spann   Posted: Feb 04, 2018 16:22   Subject: Re: Gail Spann's Tucson Adventures. February 2018.
Thanks for your hard work. It is a joy to view for those who are not there.
  Topic: The sad news about Diana Weinrich.
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 16
Views: 39788

PostForum: In Memoriam   Posted: Dec 30, 2017 12:37   Subject: Re: The sad news about Diana Weinrich.
Like many others, I was a participant in their online auctions. Last saw Diana at the fall Affton, Mo Gem & Mineral show. She was always very kind and gracious, I enjoyed seeing Dan & Diana ...
  Topic: Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum -- Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 14
Views: 37220

PostForum: Other Museums in USA   Posted: Jul 28, 2017 20:31   Subject: Re: Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum -- Illinois-Kentucky Fluorspar District
Very nice pictures. My wife and I had a very nice tour of the museum today. If you have the opportunity to visit this fine Museum please support it any way you can. Not surprising they have a shoe str ...
  Topic: Gravitational waves detected
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 1
Views: 5074

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Feb 11, 2016 16:27   Subject: Re: Gravitational waves detected
Thanks Pablo.

This is one of those discoveries that will be remember hundred of years form now. Long after all the world's problems fade into history. Note Einstein received only one Nobel prize an ...
  Topic: 2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 0
Views: 10540

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jan 25, 2016 18:51   Subject: 2016 Gem & Mineral Show in Marion,IL
The Southern Illinois Earth Science Club will hold it's annual Gem & Mineral Show at the Pavilion of the City of Marion in Marion, IL on April 9th & 10th. Times: Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ...
  Topic: So. Illinois Earth Science Club Gem & Mineral 2015 Show
Mike Chontofalsky

Replies: 0
Views: 5937

PostForum: Mineral Shows   Posted: Jan 27, 2014 21:24   Subject: So. Illinois Earth Science Club Gem & Mineral 2015 Show
Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc.

Gem & Mineral Show
Saturday & Sunday April 11 & 12, 2015

The Pavilion of the City of Marion
1602 Sioux Drive Marion, Illinois
B ...
 
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