Pyrite

This is a brief introduction to the mineral Pyrite, or when we were young, known as Fools Gold. I’m also going to tell you about one mineral species which forms kidney stones in people. Pyrite is an iron sulfide with two atoms of sulfur for every iron atom, giving it the formula FeS2. [Ref 1]. . . Read More

Field Trip Report – Gray Mountain

December 20, 2017 – We had seven club members head out to Gray Mountain to collect Petrified Wood and Jasper.  The morning started out a bit cooler than most of us found comfortable, but by the time we got to our second stop the wind had died down and the temperature was as nearly perfect. . . Read More