GEM & MINERAL SHOWS + EVENTS OF INTEREST
Our next meeting is.
July 19, 2017
Dittus Hall, Redwood Terrace, 710 West 13th Avenue, Escondido
Life’s Rocky Start
This month we’ll take a look at a new possible explanation as to how life got it’s start on Earth. This is a video from Nova and features the geologist, Robert Hazen (one of my favorites!). Check out the description below:
Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place—a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. But how? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen as he journeys around the globe. He advances a startling and counterintuitive idea—that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but that microbial life helped give birth to hundreds of minerals we know and depend on today. It's a theory of the co-evolution of Earth and life that is reshaping the grand-narrative of our planet’s story.
So join us for this fun mind-bending evening!
Gem & Mineral Shows in the So Cal area
July 8 - 9: CULVER CITY, CA
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Blvd
Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398