Southern Arizona Local Section

American Chemical Society

November Dinner Meeting

Title:  Formation of Secondary Minerals in Copper, Lead and Zinc Ore Bodies.

Speaker:  Mr. Mark Ascher, Senior Engineer, Raytheon; former Metallurgist; and Past-President of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society.

When:  Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Where:  La Quinta Inn & Suites, 102 N Alvernon Way, Tucson AZPhone(520) 795-0330

5:30 p.m.  Social time 

6:00 p.m.  Dinner

Italian Bistro Buffet: Caesar Saladm Meatless Baked Penne Pasta with Marinara sauce, Italian Sausage with peppers and onions, Grilled Chicken Parmesan & Garlic Breadsticks.

7:00 p.m.  Presentation

Secondary copper, lead, and zinc minerals are highly desired by mineral collectors and have been a source of these metals for a long time. Secondary minerals are created from the breakdown of primary minerals through various natural processes. This talk will look at the main primary minerals that are found in copper, lead, zinc deposits and a variety of secondary minerals produced by the breakdown and re-precipitation of the metals present.

Dinner Cost: $25 for members and guest, $10 for students.

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No dinner selection is needed.

Please direct questions to Amy Graham at (or 520-360-7521)

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