Earth science club meets in Park Forest
June 14, 2012 1:36PM
Steve Fowler (left) and Sam Maselli look at a crystal during a recent South Suburban Earth Science Club meeting. | Supplied Photo
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:03AM
The South Suburban Earth Science Club recently held its monthly meeting at Park Forest Public Library. Club members Jan Podbielshi, Jimi Hurd, Wayne Dawson and Bob Beadle shared various crystals and rocks and a new book on agates.
Hurd displayed terminated optical quartz crystal and pop rocks, which are found in Kansas and are made of iron, pyrite and palladium. The male pop rock is rough with pyrite and palladium inclusions, and the female stone is smooth, and the inclusions cannot be seen, Hurd said.
Pop rocks are believed to hold metaphysical properties to balance the body’s male/female energy and to heal the body’s aura, Hurd said.
Dawson spoke about calcite crystals with marcasite from the Linwood Mine in Buffalo, Iowa.
The South Suburban Earth Science Club will again meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at Park Forest Library, 400 Lakewood Blvd.
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