Brown County Rock and Mineral Club

The place where the rockhound is always welcome!

       Brown County Rock and Mineral Club®

   Be on October 21st

                                  This may be an outing


                               I have a new phone number: (812)341-7606

 

                

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                                  Come on folks, check out our Facebook page

   Like us and talk to us... I know I know, I don't like Facebook any more then you do.

                                         But it is the best way to contact us

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brown-County-Rock-and-Mineral-Club/127819763905364   

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                                 The first show/swap  we ever had was Sept30/Oct1

                        It went great and we are already looking forward to next year

 

                                  Next show will be Sept30/Oct1again this year - 2017


 

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                                                              (812)341-7606

                                                 Clarence Snyder - Webmaster

                                            

 

 

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                                                                 New info

                                         List of Club Officers

                           President: Beva Felmy 

                    Vice President: Ed (<-Last name unknown by anyone) man of mystery

                           Secretory: Jestin Kimmet

    Newsletter and Facebooker:

                           Treasurer: Rhonda Dunn 

                       Web Master: Clarence Snyder   snyder47201@yahoo.com

                       Club Liaison: Robin Dunn

                       Club Mascot: Shelly

             Club Photographer: Anyone with a camera

                 Club Newsletter: Lisa Pankiewicz Facebook reminders: Lisa Pankiewicz

         Official Rock Identifier: Don Crum

         Official Trouble maker: Steven Felmy Not so much anymore :(

                          Lisa P       : By-laws

                   Show handlers: Rhonda Dunn & Don Crum

         Official Cracker Maker: Corrine Clardy

 

                                                    Other openings are available 

                              like official cracker maker and caramel popcorn maker

                                                       but these spots are taken.

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       WE LOVE ROCKS

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              See our new club logo below, Thanks Rhonda for coming up with it.

 

 

 


 

  

          Attention      


                             Outing list for 2017 will be posted here.... someday

                                                                   or not.

 

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                 PHOTOS FROM OUR LAST MEETING ARE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

                 www.Facebook.com/pages/Brown-County-Rock-and-Mineral-Club

                                       

 

                                      

                

                    

     Meetings start at 4:00pm*

                                      In the winter months- Its still winter to us

            and  5:00pm in the summer

                            This is Summer to US

                                      Meeting are starting at 5:00pm 

 

                                          The club is over 7 years old.

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                                       Check out the photos from the outing

                                                  on our Facebook page

                                              Click here--> <---Click here

 

 

            


                          We will be meeting at the 4H fairground at 5:00pm

                            

                               all meetings will be at the 4H fair grounds 

                 (I will post here and Facebook page is there is a change) *

                                              

                             meetings start at 5:00pm

 

                    

     At the 4H Fairgrounds in Nashville

            We will start the meeting around 5:00pm and stop around 6:30 or 7:00 

                                Bring something to show and tell or trade 

                                           and maybe something to giveaway

 

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                                     The May 2014 outing went very well

                                        See Facebook page for photos

                                                          

                           Click the green dot above to go to Facebook Page

                     April Meeting went very well. We had a very nice rock trade

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     At the outing Steven asked me why I don't post many photos on the web page.

    I said its because we use a free web page service and are very limited on the 

                                   amount of data we can use at a time

              Maybe later we will buy more bandwidth and have more info up here

             but for right now I post most photos on a photo server (Photobucket)

                                                        and Facebook.

                                      Thanks Steve for asking and caring. 

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                                         March 2014 meeting went very well.

                 We talked about trying to set up a small show this or next year.

                    We talked about going to the library in North Vernon in June.

                               We set dates for outings in April, May and June.

                   Judy Kay had some rocks from her place in KY to give away.

                          She also showed some from a trip to New Mexico.

                   Steve Gave away 3 pyrite eggs in a drawing... awesome!

              Most of the main club members were their with a few new folks.

             It was a good meeting and the weather was great at around 55F

                                I will post some photos on Facebook later

                                                      Thanks everyone                      

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                  Calendar of events is NOT updated or ready to see for 2017

                                   I will be working on that soon

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                                          Hey check out this web page

                        Its about geodes and rocks and its not only for kids

                                           http://www.rocksforkids.com/

                       "This site is for kids of all ages who love rocks "

               Its a really cool site by  Gere and Elfi Berndl  of Ontario, Canada

                           

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                                   I will post some photos on photobucket.

                                                         


         

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        We no longer Take members on the webpage

                     It never really meant anything and just slowed down the page

                          join us on Facebook, like us and get to know everyone

 https://www.facebook.com/Brown-County-Rock-and-Mineral-Club-127819763905364/

                            or better yet... come to a meeting and see whats up.

 

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          Club  meets every 3rd Saturday @ 3:00pm 

         October thru April and May thru September

                                      at 5:00pm

                 only if the weather is nice and dry

 The Brown County Rock and Mineral Club was founded in 2010 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of Brown County and the natural environment that surrounds it. (Rocks,Fossils & Mineral)
we are open to the public to answer questions if we can. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 (less if accompanied by a guardian)
Membership includes a right to vote at all club meetings as well as the option to suggest a location for outings and field-trips, You will also receive any newsletters and/or other members only things. (at this time we have no newsletter) 



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                                            How to find Gatesville Indiana

                                                          Click Here

                   The map is just for reference, Best road is North Salt Creek Rd          

             From US46 go to Circle K gas station by the Brown County Golf Course

                                    Go  North on N.Salt Creek Rd about 6 miles

 


 

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                            I got a little book about a week ago or so called

                             "211 Things A Bright Boy can Do by Tom Cutler"

                                 on page 212 is info on how to find fossils.

                                                            See below

 

                                                            Now to

                                            FIND FOSSILS

 

Should I be asked to choose between being the kind of guy who

  wanders the beach detecting bottle caps with a circular carpet

sweeper, or one of those fellows who discovers a new species of dinosaur

with a single blow of his hammer, the choice would not be a difficult

one.

 

 Equipment And Collecting

o Notebook and pen

o A magnifying lens

o Sturdy waterproof boots

o Whacking tool (see below)

o Flask of hot chocolate

o Goggles and a hard hat for serious walloping under falling cliffs

o A strong bad for the big ones

 

       Always keep a proper record in your book and label each fossil with

                                details of where it was found.

 

Thats just a small sample of the info on fossils and thats just 2 pages of info

The book is 312 pages... and yes most of the stuff in the book is silly

and of now use to anyone, but its still fun and thats a okay list of fossil

hunting (even the hot chocolate). It cost me 2 dollars at 1/2 price books in

Greenwood Indiana. On a scale of 1 to 10 , 1 being the best... maybe 6

   

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                                 Our meeting time for the season of 2017 is

                                                      

                                                   3:00pm to around 5:00pm

                                        and 5:00pm to 7:00pm Summer months

                                                 3rd Saturday of every month

                                                 Any month without an outing

      

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Our #1 Rule is Safety first  

We as a group or club can not/will not be held responsible for any and all accidents or injuries. You are responsible for yourself and anyone your a guardian of on all outings and field-trips.  Rock-hounding can be very dangerous and safety of yourself and others is a lot more important then anything you will find.  

Things you should have with you when you go out rock hounding. Red means every time

ROCK HAMMER    WATER    HAND LENS     NOTEBOOK & PENCIL     FIRST AID KIT
CHISELS     SAFETY GOGGLES     GARDEN TROWEL     SPECIMEN CONTAINERS
FOOD & SNACKS & MEDICATION     HAT & SUNSCREEN     COMMON SENSE, & COURTESY

GLOVES     KNEE PADS      FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER     OLD NEWSPAPERS

and more

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We have some of the best Quartz geodes In the US right here in Southern Indiana. I for one am not a big geode fan myself but I do know alot of people go crazy over them. My mom used to pick up every one she ever saw, and would not let anyone bust em open ever. But even I know I am lucky to live in an area so full of a rock people love. Plus we are also in a great area for fossils and I really like fossils.

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    There's a group that a few of our members go to called Southern Indiana Gold Prospectors

                 If you would like to check out there web site go to  the link below

                                        www.southernindianagold.com

                             Drop by and see what they are going over there

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                                             Cephy the Cephalopod says Hi

                             

                             

 

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                                   One of our members and a good friend

                                                              Bill Mings

                                               Passed away October 2011

                                     

                                     Bill and his Snoopy shaped rock he found

     Here is a photo of Bill on the day the group went on the outing to Monroe county

                      Bill was a very nice and friendly person and we miss him

                     He was a very religious man with a great sense  of humor

                           when he joined the club he put down he was 71 yo

                                                Bill was from Scipio Indiana

     Him and his wife were long time members of the Southern chapter gold club also



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          Identifying Unknown Fossils (by their shape)

                                             Click above to follow link

     

      Identifying Unknown Fossils (by descriptive terms)

                                              Click above to follow link

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        Pangaea +

 

                 Photos  from  Our  outings  and  meetings  and  other  stuff                     


           Photos from Central Indiana GPAA Boyscout Demo 2011


           Photos from Earth Day Demo Nashville Indiana 2011

 

           Photos from Falls of the Ohio 2010

       

           Photos from First outing of the year 2011

 

           Photos from Fossils

 

           Photos from Lawrence County Rock Show 2011

 

           Photos from June 8th 2011 outing photos

 

           Photos from Old Rock club photos

 

           Photos from web site stuff

 

           Photos from Rock Club July 16th 2011

 

 

                                           More will be added as we go by

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                                    Welcome All Rock hounds

We want you to feel welcome here, Have a look around, meet new friends and enjoy yourself.

If you like Rocks then your in the Right Place.

You don't have to live in Brown County to enjoy this club.... everyone is welcome anytime. You don't have to even live in Indiana :) If you can get to a meeting your welcome here.

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                                    Outing to collect Geodes

                         

                                Geodes from one of our outings in 2011

                                                     Southern Indiana

                     The creeks were 40% geodes as large as bowling balls 

                                                                    

                   These are photos from one of our outings a few years back.

                                              The geodes above will hardly

     fit into the white 5 gallon bucket their that large, and these are the ones we left.

       But we can only get into this place maybe once a year at best... Or maybe not.                                                 

                                                         Lots of Geodes

                                                 all photos by Jestin Kimmet

                                                              and myself

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                                                                Update

                      We may not be able to get back into this creek till much later

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   This is the first we had.... many years back.

   Club Photo March 19th meeting a few years back.                 Photo by Jestin Kimmet

 

                                         Guys it is time for a new group photo

                                         of all in this photo only 3 still show up.

             One has passed away/maybe two and one has moved out of state

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                                    This is the newest Group Photo. 10/2015

                                  Photo by me (Clarence Snyder) not in photo

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                                                 Don't Forget

                                      Check out our Links also.

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                                    Beware the Danger s

                         Rock-hounding can be dangerous.

              Watch for falling rocks. also watch-out for snakes and other Biting things

                           Not good

 Also you need to hunt in places you know are safe. People setup meth labs out in the deep woods and places where you used to be able to go and take kids out and enjoy a day in nature. Not as much any more.

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                                    We Support Our Troops

                                        

                                                          BCRMC

              * unless I forget to change something or don't update or anything.

                                                Don't blame the web guy

             

                              Steven said I had to post this on the web page.....

                                     but he never said it had to be at the top

                              I just want to say, it was hot and I got up early.

                                            I will be posting photos soon

 

 

 

 

 

                                    We Hope you Enjoy your Visit with us. 

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                                                Last updated 02/23/2017

                                                       Have a great day 

 

Okay folks, I have fixed all the dates and times of meeting to 3rd Saturday at 3:00pm

                       If I missed any of them... please let me know about it.

                                                       (Clarence Snyder)

                                                            Web-Master

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   I hate this job kind of.

 

Visitors scene July 2010

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct 21 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 18 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, Dec 16 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 20 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM