Fabulous Fluorites
A Presentation by Tony Cesana
Thursday, September 7 from 7PM-8PM
Woonsocket Harris Public Library Large Program Room

Presentation on Fluorite Minerals at the Harris Library

The Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Street, will offer an informational program called Fabulous Fluorites presented by Tony Cesana on Thursday, September 7th from 7pm-8pm. Tony is a 17 year member of the RI Minerals Hunters organization, a group in existence since 1965 with 200 members strong at present who are dedicated to the preservation of the environment, the discovery of new geological items and the search for knowledge. Tony learned about the physical Earth from other group members and finds fluorites to be fascinating and a great hobby, which has made him an amateur geologist and avid rock hunter. Tony has a sampling of fluorites at the Harris Library on display now through the end of September and will have many more to show at the presentation. He will also have information on how to join the RI Mineral Hunters organization. For more information, please call the library at 769-9044.

 

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Margaret McNulty, Woonsocket Harris Public Library,  401-769-9044

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