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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. 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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Next Colorado Mineral Society General Meetings

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Clements Community Center, 1580 Yarrow Street
Lakewood, CO 7 - 9:45pm
(This is not the regular meeting place!)

February Meeting Presentation
Arizona collector Evan Jones

The theme of the 2016 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is "Shades of Blue: Minerals of the World". Hence there will be a significant number of exhibits featuring everyone's favorite blue mineral: azurite.

Since most of us won't be attending the meeting in person we will feature a video lecture (~35 minutes long) recorded at the 2014 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium titled "Milpillas Mine, Sonora Mexico-A Modern Bonanza" by noted Arizona collector Evan Jones. In summer of 2007, Mr. Jones was contacted by a miner from Sonora, Mexico who said he had azurite and malachite specimens for sale.

Thus began Evan Jones' interaction with the Milpillas Mine, which in recent years has produced some of the world's finest azurite specimens. Evan's lecture will cover the history, geology, and mineralogy of the mine and will feature many photos of world-class azurite specimens. The specimens are particularly noteworthy for their size, luster, and color and association with a green malachite matrix. Many of the Milpillas azurite crystals feature an electric blue color that is less commonly seen in azurite specimens from the classic Tsumeb, Namibia or the Toussit, Morocco localities whose crystals are a dark blue to almost black color.

Visitors, guests and kids are always welcome to attend the general meetings.
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