Next Meeting: September 12, 2017
Meeting Time: General Meeting: 6:30 PM.
Meeting Place: White Cliffs Senior Living
3600 Peterson Road
Mohave County Gemstoners
P.O. Box 3992
Kingman, AZ 86402
This page was last updated: September 22, 2017
MINUTES, Meeting, 8-8-2017
The meeting was called to order at 6:39 pm by President, Ed Huskinson, and the pledge of allegiance was led by John Sarvwatari. Visitors and New Members: Joe, Jeff, Mike, Steve, Wendy, Charlie and C Russel.
C Russel shared a City of Kingman event. A day of Caring. This event is to clean up (litter) Kingman. Brochures were left with the information to sigh up and participate on Sept. 8, 2017. C Russel also shared there will be a Miners Mineral Monument from 1904 (duplicated) being dedicated for a time capsule after the Andy Divine Days Parade.
Kat did an awesome presentation on Caves and Caverns. Kat brought in many samples, story boards and a slide show presentation. Kat also so kindly brought "youngite" for everyone to take a piece home.
Break for 15 minutes.
There are flyers for upcoming events. (also see the website for these and others. (a) Sept. 2, 2017 Wrightwood-Cancelled; (b) Sept 30-5, 2017 Exploring SW deserts; (c) Oct. 27-31, 2017 Exploring SW deserts. sic
Motion: Gary Bolles made, Michael Schoenfuss 2nd. to make Gary and Mary Gann lifetime members, motion passed.
If anyone is interested in an in depth "Mineral Study Group" please see Ed Huskinson or Bob Pedersen after the meeting to discuss.
Treasures gave his report (redacted).
New Business: Llama Fair, Sept. 28 (set-up) 29-30, 2017 (event day) see Gary and Mary Gann for more information.
We will be having a Taco Tuesday (sic) fun night for members on Sept. 16, 2017. If you are interested there are flyers on the back table.
Make sure you get a ticket for Door Prizes.
A silent auction followed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM
The Mohave County Gemstoners (MCG) is a gem and mineral society located in Kingman, Arizona. It is a member of the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies, which is a member of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. The MCG interests are related to geology and earth sciences. MCG has field trips to localities that furnish the raw materials and items of geologic interest that our club enjoys as well as the thrill of the hunt/ find. MCG also has programs covering many related areas of interest.
These interests include: Rock Hounds is a general term that covers the whole gem and mineral field of interest. But, here-in refers to those interested in going on field trips, enjoying the locations, and bringing back interesting material to adorn their yard or patio. Many of these people become interested in one or more of the following:
Lapidary Arts are for those who have an interest in turning raw material into beautiful jewelry. This is an artistic based part of the hobby. Related interests include faceting, jewelry design, jewelry fabrication, carving, wire wrapping, metal smithing, tumbling, etc.
Mineral Collecting is for those members who have an interest in establishing a mineral collection. This the scientific based part of the hobby. Mineral collections vary and are usually dictated by size, locality, and species. Related geologic interests include fossils, meteorites, petrology, etc.
Recreational Mining is the act of working a location or claim for lapidary, minerals or precious metals (gold and/or silver). MCG has an active claim for honey onyx. Other members also have claims. Mining techniques, history and artifacts are other interests.
As one can see, the MCG is a highly diversified group for those interested in the earth sciences and/or geology.