May 7, 2024, Monthly Meeting

On Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., we’ll be having our monthly meeting featuring…

Mines and Minerals of the Czech Republic
with Ted Johnson

About the presenter…

Ted Johnson has been the owner and operator of Yankee Mineral and Gem Company for the last 38 years. He has been collecting minerals since 1960, starting in the mines in the Patterson, New Jersey, area, and has become an avid student of the history of famous mineral districts. He resides in Connecticut and specializes in collecting New England minerals and pegmatite minerals from around the world.

The details…

According to Ted: “The Czech Republic is one of the most classic mining areas in the world. People came there during the Bronze Age in search of tin. At the time, it was just as valuable as gold. Copper plus tin equals bronze.

The “atomic” age started there too! Uranium, Thorium, and others were discovered there.”

Ted will discuss several mining areas, including the Liberec region, where several coal mines have an unusual number of minerals; the Usti and Labem region, an area “rich in volcanic rock types”; and the Karylovy Vary region, where tin, silver, and other metal mining has occurred for centuries, and recent mining has focused on uranium.

The meeting will start with a greeting and brief business meeting, which will be followed by the presentation. Remember that our meetings are free and open to the public. Please bring your friends, family, or anyone interested so they can see what the Boston Mineral Club is all about! After the presentation, stick around for the traditional mineral raffle!

Hope to see you there!