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November 2023

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween weekend (or day). Last month’s meeting was
well attended (over 40 attendees) and I heard many glowing comments about Dick Vogt’s
presentation on rock polishing. It was very interactive and added lots of perspective for
polishing stones whether using a tumbler or hand-held grinder. The Saturday following the
monthly meeting was our annual picnic. This was also well attended (28 people). The day
was very active and the club received a $50 donation, one new member signed up and we had a few prospective members attend.

The rest of this year will move fast. OK, at least it will seem that way for me. In terms of
meetings, the next one will be hosted by UTSA on 16 November 2023. We can assemble at
6PM and the presentations will start at 7PM. Location: UTSA, Flawn Sciences building,
room 2.01.20. Best Parking: Ximenes Garage; $2.50/hr. There will be three presentations on a variety of topics: Mineralogy of Mars, Research Project with KECK,
and Cataloging Minerals.

Regular meetings will resume in January


September Meeting

Thursday September 21st 2023

St. Mary’s University – Garni Hall, room TBD

Wonderland 2023 - Southwest Gem and Mineral Society

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