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.
Nov. 18 Field Trip: Franconia Wash meteorite fall. Metal detector needed. Meet at 9:00 AM at Franconia and I-40, take #13 off-ramp and cross I-40 (on SE side) to meeting site. Bill Wilson, Field Trip leader. 715-1941; A second add-on locality is here. We will collect tridymite (a quartz polymorph). This mineral is hexagonal micro sized. Hand lense (loop) required and regular collecting tools. Bob Pedersen, Field Trip leader. 692-8910.
Dec. 5 Board Meeting: 6 PM, White Cliffs Senior Living, 3600 Peterson Road.
Dec. 12 Regular Meeting CANCELLED
Dec. 16 Christmas Dinner: 7 - 9 PM, White Cliffs Senior Living, 3600 Peterson Road. Installation and Christmas Dinner in dining room. Bring specimen (wrapped or unwrapped earth science related craft or specimen). Park on the street. Flyers and commitment at the November Meeting.
Pending Field Trip: Honey Onyx Claim, Field Trip leader, Gary Gann, 757-8121
Pending Field Trip: Golden Shores area for gypsum roses, Field Trip leader, Bob Pedersen, 692-8910
Jan. 9 Regular Meeting, 6:30 PM, White Cliffs Senior Living, 3600 Peterson Road. (security doors close at 7:00 PM)
FIELD TRIP LEADERS NEEDED
MOHAVE COUNTY GEMSTONERS
H O L I D A Y C E L E B R A T I O N
White Cliff Senior Living
3600 Peterson Rd, Kingman, AZ
Date: December 16th, 2017
Dining Room: 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Menu: Dinner salad, roast beef & chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, roll, dessert & drinks.
Members: $7:50 ….. Non-members $15
Photographer & Music provided
Bring: Your dinner ticket & a wrapped or unwrapped rock,
fossil, mineral, gem or hobby related gift for the exchange. Purchase
your ticket via our treasurer, Danny, ASAP. Cash okay or make
a check to Mohave Co. Gemstoners.