Guest Speaker: Myles Felch
Topic: Maine Gem and Mineral Museum
Myles Felch, geologist and Assistant Curator at The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum (MMGM) will be our guest speaker this month. Many in Maine are familiar with the presence of tourmaline, mica, and other gems in our state.They may have hiked locally in Auburn’s Mt. Apetite Park and collected some resplendent stones from this area. This should be an excellent Food For Thought presentation for all interested.
The MMGM is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization located in Bethel, ME, which promises a mission to celebrate the mineralogy of Maine through a range of exhibits and educational programing. It will also display one of the most robust collections of meteorites from Mars, the Moon, and the Asteroid Belt, on the planet. MMGM plans to open in 2019.
Myles Felch, will give a presentation that will introduce some of Maine’s most well-known gem minerals including, beryl, quartz, topaz, and the Maine state mineral, tourmaline. He will also discuss many of the most notable mineral discoveries in the states mining history.
Myles Felch, holds a B.S. and M.S. in geology from the University of Maine at Farmington and the University of New Orleans, respectively. His research interests include granitic pegmatites, igneous petrology, and northern Appalachian geology.
We provide a lunch - if wanted - and the cost of the luncheon is $8.00 pp by RESERVATION ONLY and must be made by noon on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
Senior College reservation line is 753-6510 and follow the prompts.
Those without a reservation can purchase a lunch at Cafe L-A on campus and are welcome to listen to the speaker for free. Or if you choose, just come in to hear the speaker for free.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and the program is from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Please note that there may be rare occations that we may have to change the program on the scheduled day.