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MSA Monthly (In-Person & Zoom) Meeting - January 19, 2023 - "The White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio" Presented by Dr. Christopher J. Stefano

  • 01/19/2023
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • (In Person Meeting): Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall), 5802 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
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Franciscan Renewal Center, (Piper Hall),

January 19, 2023 @ 7.30 pm Arizona time

"The White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio”
Presented by Dr. Christopher J. Stefano

* JANUARY meeting is on 3rd Thursday.

* No refreshments.

* MEETING will be (In-Person) and (Zoom).

The MSA January 19, 2023 program will be presented by Dr. Christopher J. Stefano, "The White Rock Quarry, Clay Center, Ottawa County, Ohio.”  This lecture summarizes his 2020 Mineralogical Record article about this famous Midwestern locality. You will learn basics of the history and geology of the locality, all richly illustrated with outstanding photography of some of the best specimens found at this outstanding place.

Dr. Chris Stefano has had a lifelong passion for the geosciences. He completed his bachelor’s degree in geology at Kent State University in 2004 and was then admitted to the Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan where he studied the role of water in basaltic eruptions in the Yellowstone Hotspot in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming. By the time he graduated in 2010, Chris had amassed a large mineral collection and was an active mineral dealer. He was hired in 2011 to carry out an inventory and assessment of the University of Michigan’s mineral collection, including a discussion of the history of the collection, which was published in Rocks and Minerals magazine in 2013. Chris became the Associate Curator of Michigan Tech’s A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum in 2013. During that time, he completed several publications on various topics in specimen mineralogy, as well as oversaw several large acquisitions to the collections; including the Michigan Mineral Alliance, under which the University of Michigan collection has been added to the A. E. Seaman Mineral Museum’s holdings.

In 2019, he joined the staff of The Mineralogical Record as an editor and has published several articles dealing with the American Midwest. Many more are on the way. His interests are very broad, spanning geochemistry, mineralogy and the history of mineralogy. He is particularly interested in the minerals of the American Midwest and Arkansas’ Magnet Cove district, and has significant field experience in these areas.

Mark the date on your calendars as Mineralogical Society of Arizona is honored to host DR. CHRIS STEFANO for his very special program!

Thank You Chris for kicking off MSA 2023 programs!

Meeting starts at 7.30PM Arizona time.


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