Visit with the Jim Pecora, “the Rock Guy”

Visit with the Jim Pecora, "the Rock Guy"

When

Sunday, December 18, 2022    
12:00 am

Where

Westford Museum
2 Boston Road, Westford, MA, 01886

Event Type

Our ” Hard Rock Mining”  exhibit will be closing  soon and this will be the last opportunity to talk the  “Rock Guy” Jim Pecora.

Most everyone knows there were granite quarries located throughout Westford, Massachusetts. But what else was mined nearby and when? Come, see and learn about the four commercially mined minerals of Southwestern New Hampshire: Mica – Quartz – Feldspar – and Beryl. Learn what they look like, what they can be used for, and the gemstones they can become!

Also see Pecora’s Mica Mine Schoolhouse’s “dynamite and blasting” exhibit!  This explosive display highlights the newest donations to Percora’s Museum courtesy of the former “Thomas Company’s” of Spofford New Hampshire.  Carl Thomas was a blasting specialist, owner of the world-famous Beryl Mountain Mine in Acworth, NH and owner of several equipment manufacturer companies for blasting services and tools the last 6+ decades in New England and beyond.

Jim Pecora, Founder of the New England Mineral Museum – A portal to the History, Geology, Gemology, & Lapidary Arts of New England. Jim Pecora is a Mining Historian, Lapidarist, and Jeweler. Pecora is the Executive Director of the New England Mineral Museum (NEMM), a New Hampshire Non-Profit. Google “Pecoras Mica Mine Schoolhouse” which is the YouTube & traveling road show arm of the Museum that offers a multitude of educational programs to youth and adults alike. Jim is known as “the NH Rock Guy”

*Suggested donation $5 per person/$10 per family