Jim Pecora, “the Rock Guy” Historical Lecture on World Famous Beryl Mountain

Jim Pecora, "the Rock Guy" Historical Lecture on World Famous Beryl Mountain


Sunday, January 15, 2023    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Westford Museum
2 Boston Road, Westford, MA, 01886

Event Type

Historical Lecture on World Famous Beryl Mountain in South Acworth, NH. Pecora’s Mica Mine Schoolhouse Museums exhibit on Hard Rock Mining at the Westford Museum Ends in January 2023. It’s a wonderful exhibit on the 4 Commercially mined minerals of SW NH, and the historical items made from these minerals.

Come and see the full display of Pecora’s Mica Mine Schoolhouse on Commercial Hard Rock Mining in South Western, NH. Tools of the trade donated by “The Thomas Companies” formerly of Spofford, NH Carl Thomas was the owner of this mine for decades. His daughter, Lynn Thomas donated her father”s mineral collection and tools of the trade to mine hard rocks. Dynamite and blasting tools are on display, Historical to modern day.

Learn how and why one mining locality in SW NH began the “Nuclear Age”, made the first three atomic bombs possible, and decades later initiated the ending of the “Cold War”.

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 Rock Guy”

*Suggested program donation $10 per person