- Location: Howell, NJ
- 11/13/2018 12:00 AM
We were treated to an outstanding presentation this past November by long time collector and vendor Bob Batic, with invited guest Robert Rybnicky. Anecdotes of infamous collecting incidents, for better and for worse, were shared in detail as Bob vividly recalled those events as if just yesterday. Tales of collecting at Summit Quarry, Prospect Park, Fanwood Quarry, Millington and others were shared with us. Prized specimens from some of those locations were shown to us. We saw unbelievable traprock specimens, Franklin Materials, and several New England pieces. Bob also told us of his particular niche of studying historical aspects of our hobby, and showed us a renowned literature detailing Manchester’s collection. He had some of the exact specimens pictured in the book that were truly unique to see. Bob also brought along minerals for sale, which was an added treat. Overall, an outstanding presentation.