The Stamford Mineralogical Society will hold its 24th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show on Nov. 5-6 2011 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, CT 06870. The show is easily accessible from the Conn. Turnpike (Exit 5 or 6). The show is also 1 block from the Old Greenwich station on Metro North.
Hours: Sat. 9:30 AM to 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Oct. 13 Program. Synthetic Minerals
by John Sanfacon
The conditions for crystal growth in nature can be duplicated in the laboratory. Often the crystals are more perfect than natural ones. The color can also be varied. Many synthetic minerals are used as gemstones. Sometimes these are passed off as natural.
The speaker has been a mineral collector since 1964. He has specialized in the quartz family and synthetic minerals. He has been active as a speaker, mineral club officer and show organizer in New Jersey.
Mineral specimens will be distributed to attendees
Stamford Miineralogical Society Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015, 7:30 PM Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT 06870