The Littleton Gem and Mineral Club (LGMC) focuses on the enjoyment of finding, collecting, identifying, exchanging, and displaying gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry as a hobby. LGMC activities include field trips, educational workshops and classes, annual parties, auctions, and sponsoring of the Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Show. Our funds are primarily derived from membership fees and contributions from our members. The meetings and properties, including mining claims controlled by the club, are for the education and improvement of the members in the enjoyment of their hobby.
LGMC Meetings every 3rd Friday 7:30PM(generally September through May)Columbine Hills ChurchGuests are welcomed!
March 2017 Meeting Info
The March 17th general meeting of the Littleton Gem & Mineral Club will feature Ed Raines as our guest speaker. His talk will be ” from Tomboy to Idarado, a Telluride Saga”, the mining history of the Telluride area. Ed Raines is a geologist, mineralogist, and mining historian. He is the collections manager for the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and a former President of the Mining History Association. He has written numerous papers on the mining history, geology and mineralogy of many Colorado mining districts, and frequently gives lecture programs on these topics. Several of his papers have received special awards from Friends of Mineralogy. In 1997 he was recognized by the Clear Creek County Metal Mining Association for his work in promoting the mining industry through his writing and lecture programs. In 2000, Ed received a special State Honor Award from Colorado Preservation, Inc. for his work in historical preservation at Leadville. In 2002, he founded Geo-Historical Studies, a company specializing in consultation and special studies in Geology and Mining History. Ed has taught classes on “Mineral Identification” and "Geology of the Front Range" for the last 14 years and has led special Field Trips to Leadville, Cripple Creek, Central City, Boulder County, and Rocky Mountain National Park.