Fri, Apr 21|
Sharon Centre Auditorium, Sharon Woods
Collecting Minerals from Pugh Quarry, Ohio
The Pugh Quarry is a large open pit limestone operation located in northwest Ohio, and has been a notable source for well-formed and aesthetic, amber to golden colored calcite crystal specimens. Come listen and see about the mineralogy of this location.
Time & Location
Apr 21, 2023, 7:40 PM – 9:10 PM
Sharon Centre Auditorium, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
About the event
Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Bladh, Professor Emeritus, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
Ken Bladh has an amazing mineralogical background that certainly began prior to his student days at the University of Arizona.
My, that was the time for field collecting at the mines of Arizona and in the quarries of Ohio, rich with “mineral treasures”.
Ken’s presentation will focus on the marvelous crystals of barite and calcite recovered from Pugh quarry, in Wood County, Ohio, a longtime weekend destination for collectors.
Literally thousands of specimens have found their way into collections since the mid-1900s. While access to these localities is different today, old collections are now reaching the marketplace and are a contemporary source of recycled treasures.
Ken’s illustrated talk will provide a valuable reference for comparison with specimens that may yet find their way into your collection.
Members and guests are invited to bring specimens from Pugh quarry for show & tell after the talk.
Walk-up guests are welcome. This program should be well-received by every age.
The public is invited to attend our meetings.