Gemstoners Up-coming Events
Betty Bush is a life member of the Mohave County Gemstoners’. She was president of the club during the 1989 and 1990 years. At that time, they met at Rebecca’s and held their gem shows at the County Fairgrounds during Andy Devine Days. During those days, the club’s membership had dwindled to only nineteen members. She has not been active in recent years but attended the show last year. She showed me some of her minerals and some of the lapidary items she and her husband, Roscoe made. Roscoe passed away last October.
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.
Aug 8 Board Meeting, 5:30 pm, at White Cliffs Senior Living
Aug 8 Regular Meeting, 6:30 pm, at White Cliffs, Senior Living 3600 Peterson Road, Kingman, AZ, (security doors close at 7:00 pm); program: Caves and Caverns, Cat Van Kampen
Aug 26 Field Trip: Wrightwood, San Bernardino Mts. (near Cajon Pass), California for actinolite (green amphibole), found in river bed, mineral pick and pack (bucket).
Meet at "power house", 7:00 AM, 265 miles one way,
Field trip leader: firstname.lastname@example.org or 714 609 9597 cell,
sign-up sheets at August meeting.
We need Field Trip leaders to lead trips, call Bob 692-8910.