On Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m., the Kent Memorial Library will welcome Al Charman, the Past President of the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club for a presentation on Iron Deposits in  Suffield.   Connecticut may be small area-wise, but it contains some of the most interesting geology on earth – including iron deposits.  Please reserve a seat for this free program at or call the library at 860-668-3896.


Connecticut has 304 identified mineral deposits, the most commonly listed are feldspar, iron, and mica. By far the most important metal from an economic and technical point of view is iron. Sedimentary iron deposits, from which almost all iron is obtained is one of the world’s great mineral treasures. Suffield and its environs are one of the places with iron ore deposits which were mined at one time.  Did you know that bricks made in this area are red due to the high iron content?  Al Charman will speak about these things and more! Mr. Charman was a teacher in Windsor, East Windsor, the Talcott Science Center and the University of Hartford.