Gemstoners Up-coming Events
Children of all ages are always welcome to attend our monthly meetings. They must be accompanied by a parent or another adult member.
Some of the items that you will find interesting are:
1. Talking with the members before and after the meeting.
2. Viewing the minerals and lapidary items brought each meeting.
3. Listening to and participation in the monthly talks from experts.
4. Trading and receiving specimens of rocks and minerals from local and other locations.
5. Going on the monthly events with other members and your parents to collect, observe nature and the different geological areas.
6. Enjoy the website and read about the club, it's history and newsletter.
X- DANA SYSTEM OF MINERALOGY
by Robert Pedersen
The-Dana System of Mineralogy is a system where minerals are identifed, locations in the world, properties etc. of every know mineral.
One of our club members, Robert "Bob" Pedersen has taken the Dana system and updated it. He has added the new minerals each year since 1995, about 100 new minerals a year for the past 15 years and included them in an Excel file called X-Dana
He has given permission to put the file on our website for all to use and download.
This is a wonderful addition and he continues to add the new minerals yearly to X-Dana
You can open the file with Microsoft Excel or get a program from Open office.org
Click on the above file to view or download.
Field Trip Sign-up Procedures
Henceforth a sign-up sheet will be at the meetings. This allows the field trip leader the option to cancel a trip due to bad weather or lack of interest. The field trip leader will phone those members on to list if it is cancelled. Members not on the list can phone the field trip leader before the trip to verify it is still active.
Ed Huskinson 928-757-8228 Publicity, displays, catering
Bob Pedersen 928-692-8910 Dealers, layout, permits, scheduling, temporary laborers
Gary Bolles 928-757-8535 Admission, public address, door prizes
Jonathan Winder 928-303-1518 Assistant to above, future show chairman, skirting
John Sarvwatari 714-390-8130 Electrical
Deborah Rasmussen 928-249-0120 Kid's table **
John Bowen 317-523-5251 Security
Bill Dickinson 928-897-4041 Signs
Danny Schacht 928-692-4383 Haulage
Volunteers needed during the show. Please contact Ed Huskinson or Gary Bolles.
** Volunteers and grab bag materials needed for the Kid's Table.
Click on Show-Contract.pdf next to this box for printable Vendor Application if you would like to be in the show. Contract will have all pertinent information on it. Print out and fill in blanks, mail to address on top right of contract.
An authorized dealer in gems, minerals, and/or related equipment and supplies, wish to acquire table space at the MCGS Annual Show. There are 8’ (standard) and 6’ tables. The table rental is $6/ foot. The City permit is $11. I would like to rent the following:
_____each 6 foot table _____ Total linear feet x $6.00 per foot = $_____ _____each 8 foot table _____ Total linear feet x $6.00 per foot = $_____ City of Kingman “Special Event Permit” (not applicable for those with city permit) $_____ Total….Enclosed check covers table rental and permit $_____
This check is due February 28, 2018. Failure to remit by this date may result in forfeiture of space.
Dealer Responsibilities and Acknowledgements:
1.Dealer setup will be May 4, Friday, approximately 12 noon (after table set up) until 6:00 PM, The high school gym will be open at 7:00 AM Saturday. All setups must be complete by 9 AM when the show opens. 2.Dealers are responsible to be open during show hours: Sat. 9 to 5, Sun. 9:4, with representation in the booth during these hours. 3.Dealer agrees to cease selling at close of 4:00 PM on Sunday. The gym needs to be vacated by 6:00 PM for cleanup by club members prior to locking up. 4.Cancellation of the contract must be in writing to the show chairman. Refund will be 100% if cancellation is received by February 28, 2018. 5.Dealer will provide own insurance for during the show. 6.Dealer agrees not to sue Kingman Academy of Learning, Mohave County Gemstoners or their officers for any loss or damage to, or destruction of inventory, supplies, ore equipment. This agreement shall bind any heirs, executor administrators and assigns. 7.Gym floor is covered with a special rubberized finish. Dealers must protect the floor in their booth area. 8.Dealers using lighting are required to use compact fluorescent bulbs in their lamps.
What you list as “sale” items, is what will appear on our web site. Sales include the following:________
Contact phone____________________________ Cell Phone__________________________________
Please print names legibly for vendor badges________________________________________________
Kingman Academy Of Learning
3420 North Burbank Ave
Kingman, AZ 86409
May 4, Thursday 7:00 AM on, Show Set up. Volunteers needed. We need help setting up, skirting tables.
May 5 and 6, Sat & Sun- Mohave County Gemstoners annual Gem and Mineral Show at Kingman Academy of Learning High School gymnasium. Sat- 9AM to 5PM, Sun- 9AM to 4PM.
May 8, Board Meeting, at 5:30 pm at White Cliffs. Guests welcome with reservation
May 8, Regular Meeting, at 6:30 pm at White Cliffs. Security doors close at 7:pm. Program pending. First meeting after the show.
May 12, Field Trip: Little Mica Claim, meet at 8:00 AM at intersection of Alamo Road and Boriana Mine Road. This is our unofficial post show field trip. It is a claim on many acres of pegamatites. Threre are many minerals: muscovite (mica), schorl (tourmaline), amandine (garnet) and many more. This trip features many geology concepts. Bring collecting tools, water and boots. 4-wheel drive recogmended, but high profile vehicles OK. There is an out-house for those in need. Field trip leader: David Frybarger (928) 230-9080.
June 12, Board and Post Show Meeting, at 5:30 pm at White Cliffs. Guests welcome with reservation.