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Amazing Minerals with Bruce Baty 3-Part Course

March 7 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Event Series Event Series (See All)
$45 – $55

Date: Thursdays, March 7, 14, & 28 (no class spring break week)
Time: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Location: Montana Natural History Center

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Pick up any rock and look closely. It is made of minerals–naturally occurring solids with definite chemical composition.

Geologist Bruce Baty will introduce you to a number of amazing rock-forming and ore minerals during this three-part series. Discover their properties and local distribution. Experiment with our large collection of mineral specimens. Learn how to identify minerals based on a set of clues: crystal shape, hardness, streak, specific gravity, fracture, and luster.

The series includes lectures and hands-on activities to best engage your geological interest. Amaze yourself, your family, and friends as you find minerals wherever you go!

Bring your lunch and learn minerals on your lunch break!

Instructor: Bruce Baty graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1967 with a major in geology. In September of 1967 he enrolled in a master’s graduate program in geology at the University of Montana. While there, he taught some undergraduate geology lab courses and enjoyed the challenge of designing course work, tests, and working with students. As a result of those experiences, Bruce graduated with a master’s degree in geology with a teaching endorsement in earth science. He taught geology and earth science at Hellgate High School for the next thirty years, retiring from teaching in 2001.

Cost: $55/$45 MNHC members. Some scholarships are available! Please call 406.327.0405 to inquire.


What’s the refund policy?

The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.