Fri, Jun 10

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Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium

The Getchell Mine, Nevada – Its History and Minerals

Geologist Janet Clifford speaks about the interesting history and the amazing variety of minerals found at the Getchell mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. This mine is in a polymetallic deposit originally mined for gold and silver; followed by a host of other exploitable metals, many of which occur as

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The Getchell Mine, Nevada – Its History and Minerals

Time & Location

Jun 10, 8:00 PM

Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium , 3700 Park 42 Dr, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA

About the event

Janet Clifford is a geologist by training, though not by profession. She is an avid mineral collector for more than fifty years.  Janet enjoys micromounting, field trips, and mineral shows. She was a longtime volunteer at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and has written a number of articles for Rocks & Minerals magazine.

Janet speaks to us about the interesting history and the amazing variety of minerals found at the Getchell mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. This mine is in a polymetallic deposit originally mined for gold and silver; followed by a host of other exploitable metals, many of which occur as crystalline minerals. Perhaps the showiest of these are large, red crystals of realgar, a sulfide of arsenic.

As always, guests are most welcome at our meetings. This program is open to all ages.