Copyright © 2012..2017 Central NC Mineral Club
20 Mar 2017
Who are we?: CNCMC is an earth sciences club, founded in 1958. We have monthly meetings focused on an educational presentation and the occasional field trip. Visitors are welcome. Although the original focus of the club was gems and minerals, in the last decade or so, the club has expanded beyond its original conception and has held activities and presentations on geology, fossils, social issues (fracking), bird conservation, lemurs, astronomy, mountain climbing, economics of mining (modern and preprehistoric), jewelry and meteorites. We're up for anything in natural history and natural sciences.
CNCMC is a member of the Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies that among other benefits, gives us insurance on field trips and allows us to attend field trips of sister clubs, as if we were members of that club for insurance purposes.
Members live in the Durham, Chapel Hill and Triangle area of North Carolina.
Meeting Time: 6-9pm, on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The first hour is available for socialising, exchanging ideas, news, buy/sell/exhange/give away books rocks and equipment with other members and for setup of presentations (often there is just setup going on). The formal meeting begins at 7pm with club business followed by a presentation. Meetings are not held in summer (Jul, Aug). In case of collisions (e.g. with holidays), the meeting may be shifted, usually to the following week. The formal meeting starts at 7pm with announcments and business (hopefully short), followed by a presentation.
Location: Seymour Center , 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516 (map ). Parking is behind (uphill from) the center. A convenient route from I40, that misses out on the traffic of Chapel Hill, is to take Rte 86S (Martin Luther King), exit 266 on I40. Go south on Rte 86S for 1.4miles (watch for radar speed guns), turn R on Homestead. The Seymour Center is 500yrds on the left just over the first hill. If you get lost, call the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070 for directions.
e-mailed meeting reminder: is sent out the weekend before the monthly meeting to members and interested people. Occasionally we send other e-mails. If you want to be an "interested person", it's free and you don't have to be a member. Just send your name and e-mail address to the club's e-mail address (see contact info). Now and again (last time was Dec 2016) we will ask you, by e-mail, to reaffirm your interest. If you don't want to be on the list anymore, just don't reply and we'll drop you from our list (or you can e-mail our contact address). The last e-mail reminder was sent on 4 Mar 2017. If you didn't get it, then you are not on our list.
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