Carol Dunnett donated specimens collected by her Mom and Dad-Douglas and Grace Allingham, who lived in Kirkland Lake in the 1930's. Her dad brought in the daily newspapers, magazines, and paperback books which were distributed across the north country for "Tech News Agency." On his travels he searched many mine sites for interesting mineral and rock specimens to be sold as souvenir kits for tourists. They were sold in Niagara Falls and other places of interest. Carol paid her college bills by preparing these kits and selling them.
Douglas moved north because his asthma was bad in Southern Ontario. It was bitterly cold in Kirkland Lake during the winter and the stove was fired with returned newspapers, magazines and paperbacks.
Some of the specimens which were donated will be used to help teachers and students.