January 15th 2019 The Color of Minerals By Howard Heitner

February 12th 2019  Agates Close up. A Rochester Symposium Lecture Video
​By Douglas Moore, University of Wisconsin

March 12th 2019 How Iron is Made by Donald Bayne

April 16th 2019 Gem Enhancements, Synthetics, and Fakes - Know what you are Buying                  By Judy Schuster. Rescheduled from September. Judy Schuster is a long term member of the Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut, otherwise known as the Meridan Club.

If you have any 'enhanced' gemstones or jewelry, why not wear it to the meeting? I have a pearl that was exposed to radiation to give a blue cast. This is a great opportunity to wear it. Nancy

May 21st 2019 Karenne Snow will speak on a topic to be announced. Karenne is co-author of the book "Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey".

June 11th 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting

July 9th 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting

Multi Club Picnic, End of July TBA

Sept 17th 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting

October 15th 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting

November 2nd and 3rd-Saturday and Sunday-our 31st Annual Show and Sale                                    at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

November 12th 2019 Regular Monthly Meeting

December 14th 2019 Saturday Holiday Party, Location and Time TBA

Stamford Mineralogical Society

Programs for 2019 at the

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center

How is iron made? The speaker will give the history of iron making from colonial times to the present. He will explain what a blast furnace, a bloomery, and a forge are and how they operate.. From colonial times to the Civil war era the Hudson valley and the surrounding area were the center of the iron industry in the United States.

The speaker is the retired Environmental Educator and Historian of Sterling Forest State Park.

Iron-one of the seven classical metals; Iron age defines an important era of human history. From automobiles and airplanes, skyscrapers and modern homes, pots, pans, and cookware, I just cannot imagine life with out iron and steel-can you?  Nancy