The World of Minerals at Motlow

Richard Gross’ exhibit, “The World of Minerals” is currently on display in the Clayton-Glass Library on the Motlow College Moore County campus. Pictured, from left, Stuart Gaetjens, director of libraries at Motlow and Richard Gross, former Motlow professor.

Richard Gross’ exhibit, “The World of Minerals” is currently on display in the Clayton-Glass Library on the Motlow College Moore County campus. Pictured, from left, Stuart Gaetjens, director of libraries at Motlow and Richard Gross, former Motlow professor.

Motlow College is hosting the exhibit, “The World of Minerals” inside the Clayton-Glass Library on the Moore County campus. The exhibit is presented by Richard Gross, a retired Motlow professor. While the minerals were gathered from all over the United States, many came from Tennessee. “The Elmwood mine in Carthage and the Cumberland mine in Gordonsville are the premier mineral specimen mines in Tennessee,” said Gross.
Gross taught college for 39 years, including 26 at Motlow and 13 at Palm Beach Junior College. At Motlow he taught biology, honor’s biology, microbiology, environmental science, geology and photography. He was also responsible for the development of the geology course and credit photography courses at Motlow.