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CMS Members Jeff Self and Donna Ware featured on Colorado Public Radio's “Colorado Matters”

CMS members Jeff Self and Donna Ware were featured in an interview on the “Colorado Matters” program on Colorado Public Radio, which aired on January 2, 2014. The recorded interview with Ryan Warner can be listened to online via the CPR website at the link below, along with a story and photos about them.

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Welcome to the Colorado Mineral Society
Celebrating our 79th Year!
1936 - 2015

CMS 2001 Field Trip to Crystal Peak
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Next Meeting:

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm
St. Paul Episcopal Church, 9200 W. 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO

February Presentation: Modern Jade Culture, by Craig Hazelton

Jade Culture: the passion, collections, and industry of people involving jade as a part of their lives. Jade culture has been important in China for over 22,000 years, and has also been a part of culture in North and Central America for at least 5,000 years. Today, a Modern Jade Culture is alive and growing in many countries with active mining, commerce, and flourishing carving communities. Please join Craig at the February CMS meeting to hear his presentation on the details of Modern Jade Culture. The talk will cover mineralogy, mining, history, techniques used for carving, and many stories of the people in the Modern Jade Culture. He will bring some examples of fine jade and artwork from around the world.

Craig Hazelton visiting the “Nephripod” in the garden of the Oakland Museum, California; a 9,000-pound nephrite jade boulder that was lifted from the ocean floor off the coast of Big Sur by an amateur group of jade divers in 1971, led by the late Don Wobber, the mining operation was a legendary 6-month adventure.

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