Club to meet

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cliff Shaft Mine Museum, 501 W. Euclid St., in Ishpeming.

Doors will open at 1 p.m. to allow members and visitors time to bid on silent auction specimens and to view the club’s mineral collection. The program will start at 1:30 pm.

Local historian and archaeologist Jim Paquette will talk about his findings on the “Cause and Analysis of the Barnes-Hecker Mine Disaster in 1926.”

Paquette will give an abbreviated preview of his full report on Michigan’s worst mining disaster. He will cover the causes of this disaster and give us a brief analysis of his years of research on this tragedy.

Door prize and 50/50 drawings and a business meeting will follow the program.

Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy, and learn about the wonders of rocks and minerals. There is no admission charge.


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