Damascus man reveals history of county’s hidden treasures -- Gazette.Net


Wondering where Montgomery County’s hidden treasures are?

Jeff Nagy, an amateur geologist and mineral collector, will give a lecture at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Sandy Spring Museum.

Nagy of Damascus is an expert on the mineralogy and mining history of Montgomery County and will speak about “The Ingalls Collection: The Maryland Mine — Montgomery County, Maryland 1867-1940.”

Nagy is a member and historian for the Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County and has written articles for the Maryland Historical Society magazine on prerevolutionary mining in the county.

Nagy’s lectures and others that will be scheduled throughout the year at the museum, at 17901 Bentley Road in Sandy Spring, and are open to the public. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for museum members and students with ID.