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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President Ed Huskinson
Vice President Mike Schoenfuss
Treasurer Danny Schacht
Seargent of Arms John Sarvwtari
Past President Bob Pedersen
Aleta Huskinson 2017
Mohave County Gemstoners
PO Box 3992
Kingman, Az 86402
Fiscal year for memberships runs from January 1st thru December 31st.
Dues are $15.00 per person, $20.00 per couple and $25.00 for family. Junior Membership cost is $8.00.
Name badges are required, Either pin or magnetic style available at cost.
Field Trips - Bob Pedersen
Membership - Aleta Huskinson
Web Editor - Bob Pedersen
Show - Mike Schoenfuss
Program - Ed Huskinson
Greeter - Mike Schoenfuss
Mailman - Mike Schoenfuss