Meetings

The Short Version:
When: 7pm-10pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except February, July & August)
Where: Conference Room C (room 3-237) in Building 3 of the US Geological Survey at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park (Conference Room C is on the second floor)

The Long Version:
BAM meets at 7pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month EXCEPT February (when many members travel to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show) and July and August (summer vacation). In addition, we hold an annual picnic on a weekend in late August or September.

Monthly meetings typically last approximately 2-3 hours and include a presentation by a member or a guest speaker as well as show-and-tell relating to field adventures and recent mineralogical acquisitions. In addition, each meeting offers the opportunity to access the group's aggregate knowledge and get cooperative visual identification of unknown mineral specimens. At virtually every meeting, members -- and guests from the community -- take advantage of this unique opportunity, whether for a specimen obtained commercially, field collected or just a family heirloom.

Monthly meetings are held on the campus of the US Geological Survey at 345 Middlefield Road in Menlo Park. The location is most easily approached by US101 to either the Marsh Road or Willow Road exit. Take either Marsh or Willow westward from 101 to Middlefield Road and turn to continue in the same direction you were travelling on 101, i.e., USGS is located on Middlefield between Marsh and Willow. The entry drive to the USGS campus is marked only by two small "Map Sales" signs.

We meet in Conference Room C (room 3-237) in Building 3, the Visitor Center. Conference Room C is on the second floor across from the auditorium. There is an external stairway on the NE side of the building which opens adjacent to the conference room. The door to this entrance is open on meeting nights. The front door to Bldg 3 is locked at 5pm.