Delaware Mineralogical Society

DMS Event: Red Beryl - One of the Rarest Minerals in the World


Dr. Ian Saginor, Asst. Professor of Geosciences, Keystone College, will give a presentation on the search for Red Beryl by a journalist, a doctor and a geologist. This true story involves the trials and tribulations of finding this rare mineral in the remote Wah Wah Mountains of southern Utah.

Fossil Sites In Delaware

Delaware offers a few sites for fossil collectors, and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Pollack Farm are the best. Other locations throughout the state also offer good hunting grounds for fossil collectors. Just south of Dagsboro, where Route 113 crosses Pepper Creek, the collector can find young (less than 2 million year old) marine fossils from the Pleistocene Epoch. At the state sand and gravel pit just south of Middletown on Route 896, plant impressions from the Pleistocene may be found.