Volume 53 - Issue 5 - May 2020

Updated: May 6

Monongahela Rockhounds

A Pittsburgh Area Mineral, Fossil, & Lapidary Club

The Monongahela Rockhound News is a Monthly Publication of the

Monongahela Rockhounds,

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Volume 53, Issue 5,

May 2020

Visit us on the Web at: www.monongahelarockhounds.org

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President's Message

Hello Friends,

This has been an interesting month! Online education is an adjustment for instructors as well as students. In my down time I have found some interesting online mineral resources and groups. I encourage you to explore Facebook and Instagram, as well as using Google searches for your favorite minerals. I have met some really unique people this month! From high-end dealers to mining hermits, I have received a lot of friend requests and it has been entertaining. Isolation is difficult for everyone and getting involved in online groups or reaching out to friends and family is important in a time like this. I miss touching base with you all, please look me up if you are on Facebook!

I have been teaching and attending a lot of meetings via Zoom. It is an easy to use platform for group discussions. If we are unable to have our June meeting in person, would you be interested in having some form of meeting via Zoom? I would love to hear some feedback on your thoughts regarding this. My email is crystalphaseltd@gmail.com and I look forward to hearing your opinion.

With a week left in April, I have no submissions for the fluorite contest that I posted. I hope that I receive some last minute entries for my give-aways!

Warmest Regards,


Important Notice

CANCELLED: The Monongahela Rockhounds executive has made a decision to cancel our planned meeting for Saturday, May 2nd due the present instructions from our political leaders addressing the Covid-19 virus risks. We will notify everyone prior to the planned June meeting on the status of that meeting.

May 2020 Meeting

CANCELLED to comply with the state mandates for COVID-19. If all goes well, we look forward to seeing everyone happy and healthy at the June meeting! Take care and stay safe, everyone. WHEN

May 02, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EDT


Munhall Borough Building, 1900 West St, Munhall, PA 15120, USA

Meeting Minutes

4 April 2020

  • No meeting occurred due to COVID-19.