Future Rockhounds of America (FRA) Meeting

The next meeting is September 29, 6:30p:  Continuing the Study of Earth Processes

Hello Future Rockhounds!

Future Rockhounds of America would like to thank Karen Allen for all her hard work in organizing our group, keeping our records, and planning great field trips.  Thanks to Karen we have visited the Cook’s museum, hunted for shark teeth and agates, and made pinch pots and tried flint knapping at Russell Cave.  Karen has decided to be less involved with FRA to spend more time with her family.  We all will miss her!

For our September meeting we will continue our study of earth processes including erosion and the rock cycle.  In this photo, you can see erosion on a grand scale, as an entire mountain is ground to loose rocks and sand by wind, rain, and ice!
We will also have the Future Rockhounds planning our show case for the Fall Show.  We would like to feature items of importance to our youngsters—favorite rocks, collections, crafts, whatever you wish to include.

FRA at Hogg Mine

The Gem & Mineral Society hosted a Dixie Mineral Council Field Trip to the Hogg Mine in LaGrange Georgia on August 12.  The dirt had been freshly machine-turned, so patrons could sift for beryls, aquamarines, tourmalines, rose quartz, and mica.  In this photo, Paisley is using her lap screen to hunt buried treasures.

About FRA

The Future Rockhounds (previously Pebble Pups) is a program for youngsters to learn more about the world around us, concentrating on rocks, minerals, fossils, and geology.  We offer field trips, most recently to Russell Cave National Monument, AL, and more trips are in the works.  Interested Future Rockhounds (children and grands of members, ages 8 to 18 years old) are welcome to come join us to investigate and discover rocks, minerals, gems and fossils.  More information about the Future Rockhounds of America program can be found at AFMS Juniors – FRA Badge Program (amfed.org).

We can’t wait to see you at the next meeting!  Bring your friends!
Your Rockhound Leadership Team

Mike Harrison, campcraft.mike@gmail.com
Dee Morton, deemorton@hotmail.com

All Future Rockhounds of America meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month in the Rocket City Jewelers room in the Huntsville Gem and Mineral Education Center, 7901 Bailey Cove Road SE, Huntsville.  Please enter the South parking lot from Bailey Cove Road SE and enter the building through the double glass doors.