Marsha  Harmon

Marsha has been the Field Trip Coordinator for the Franklin Gem and Mineral Society for the last few years. She has taught Mineral ID here for several years and is connected to the Southeastern Federation of Mineral Societies. Her knowledge of regional rock and mineral locations, tied to 4 years teaching for the USN, provides an exceptional experience in rock hounding and basic mineral identification.

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Mineral Identification I - Marsha Harmon
Students can expect to collect rocks in nature 4 full days, observe wonderful area museums, work a sluice mine, learn to pan gold in the stream, and learn the basics of mineral identification as it applies to most locations. WNC specimens are not limited to but include: ruby, sapphire, garnets, smaragdite, gold, quartz, moonstone, feldspar and staurolite. Bagged lunches will be provided by the cafeteria.

Lab fee: $35 covers everything except a rock hammer, wading boots or water shoes, an old towel, entry into
a museum $7 and a $5 bucket from the sluice mine.

Estimated Material costs: No additional material cost.
Prerequisites: You must be able to climb a hill (at a 30 degree incline for 150 ft.), wade across streams (up to 3 ft. deep) and get really dirty, while having lots of fun!

Lab Fee: $35.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $12 for museum & mine bucket
Prerequisites: None

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