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January 2016 News Letter

Minnesota Valley Gem and Mineral Club January Newsletter:

First off, please congratulate our new members of office.  This year’s officers are:  President Heather Hanson, Vice President Jim Wieseler, Secretary Brandi Jones, and Treasurer Kim Williams.

Last month’s meeting was held in the Meeting room of the Eagles club in Mankato.  Amendments to the club Constitution and By Laws, 2016  field trips, and future programs were topics of discussion.

Jim Wieseler, held the January program on gem identification.  Some details of the program included specimens and details on how to identify them.

February’s meeting will be held on February 25th at 6:30 PM.  It will be held in the meeting room of the Eagles Club in Mankato, Minnesota.  The address is 708 North Riverfront Drive.  Please use the Rock Street entrance.  As always, visitors are welcome.

The February program will be hosted by Toriin, a junior member, about Keokuk Geodes.  She will be bringing in some of her specimens and telling us about how they were found.


The new website for the club is:

If you have any photographs that you would like to share of club events, please send them to

A copy of the January 2016 meeting minutes can be found HERE.