Saturday, September 10, 2016

Vendor profile - El Chivo Viejo Minerals and Lapidary

Welcome to our newest feature - Vendor Profile.   Each month we will video profile one of our 2016 Show vendors.    

We chose El Chivo Viejo, owned by Jay and Amy Penn,  for our first video profile because of the upcoming Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Club's fall show.   Several of our vendors will be present at this show which is actually led by Jay, as the Show Chair.   This show is scheduled from September 30 until October 2 at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque in the Creative Arts building.    More information can be found on the show's web site.  Perhaps we will see some of you there! 



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Vendors are packed up!

Vendor Chair Karen Blisard says " Thanks to all our terrific vendors and members who provided them such awesome support!"

2016 show is history!

Show Chair Jeannine Weiner says " Whew! Thanks to our visitors, vendors, and members!"

Monday, September 5, 2016

Last day of show!

Today is our last day,  so come check out this wonderful show.   Open from 10 am until 4 pm.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Show Field Trips - Important information!

Grant County Rolling Stone 2016 Gem & Mineral Show
FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE
Saturday September 3RD - 1:00PM – GEODE CLAIM  This trip will be to the club’s geode claim off of Bear Mountain Road. The road is fine for all vehicles up to the turn off of the claim. At that point High Clearance vehicles are recommended. There has been new ground worked up and will provide all participants with the opportunity to locate whole or partial agate filled geodes also known as Thunder Eggs. Small shovels or digging tools will be helpful and also a bag or bucket to carry home your treasures. Meet in the hall at the entrance of the gym. If you don’t have a High Clearance Vehicle, see if you can catch a ride with someone who does. This trip will last about 2 hours.
Sunday September 4th – 10:00 am – Silver City Range  This trip will be to the Silver City Range just south of Bear Mountain. Access through Forest Service Road 862 will take us along the spine of the range. Rocks we will encounter will include ocean deposits with coral and bivalve fossils, sedimentary sandstone rocks and metamorphosed rocks with collectable scarn minerals. The road is a rough one lane so carpooling with high clearance vehicles is advised. Meet in the hall at the entrance of the gym. This trip will last about 2 ½ hours.  
Sunday September 4th – 1:00 pm – 49rs Gold Club
This trip will be to the 49rs Pinos Altos claim where we will teach prospecting a creek for a place to mine. We will show different types of equipment in recreational gold mining and show how to use them weather permitting what types of equipment. All gold found will be distributed among the visiting participants. The trip will last between 2 to 3 hours. The claim is located directly off of the paved road and any vehicle can make it there. Meet in the hall at the entrance of the gym.
The Silver City 49rs will have an area for gold panning demonstrations and information about their club at the show. They will be available each day of the show from 10am to 4pm. They will also have some different types of equipment on display.

Monday September 5th – 11:00am – Amethyst
This trip will be up Boston Hill to collect local Amethyst. This will require a 6 tenths of a mile hike up a somewhat steep and rocky trail. There will be several rest stops on the way for those who need it. To get to the colorful crystals some digging will be required. A small shovel, rock hammer and chisel will also be helpful. There are a lot of clear crystals on the surface to collect for those who do not wish to dig.

PLEASE REMEMBER SAFETY FIRST AND GOOD ROCKHOUND ETIQUETTE. BRING LOTS OF WATER AND IF YOU PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Updated Vendor List for Show

VENDORS 2016

Susan & Doug Abbott, Desert Designs, Silver City, NM,   Native American jewelry, Zuni fetishes

Henry & Charlotte Andazola, Silver City, NM,   Native American jewelry

Armando Barrera, Custom Rock Cutters, Columbus, NM,  Cabs, spheres, eggs, carvings

Fred Bishop, 2 Guys Rocks, Deming, NM,   Slabs, quartz, geodes, turquoise, jewelry

Karen Blisard, Radiant Gemstones, Silver City, NM,   Jewelry, faceted stones, facet rough

Harry & Carol Bruntz, Uniquely Yours, Horizon City, TX,   Rocks, gems, minerals, display stands

Kevin Cook & Sylveen Robinson-Cook, Royal Scepter, Silver City, NM,  Books, maps, beads, jewelry

Trina & Jeff Cornell, Trina’s Rock Shop, Deming, NM,  Lapidary equipment, rough, slabs

Jack & Marty Crawford, Silver City, NM,  Minerals

Dave Douglass, Douglass Minerals, Tucson, AZ,   Mineral specimens

Julie Dubosz, Sierra Vista, AZ,  wirewrap jewelry

Sue Fischer, Jewelry from Sue, Silver City, NM,   Silver and gold jewelry

Marge & Don Gibboney, Paintbrush jewelry, Grand Junction, CO,  wire wrap jewelry

Tom Hales, Tom’s Treasures, Deming, NM,  Minerals, gemstone rough, jewelry

Sally Hansen, Sally Rocks, Silver City, NM,  Jewelry, lapidary

Gene & Sandra Hardgrove,  Rock Art, Tucson, AZ, gemstones (facet & cab), jewelry

Allen Hebert, Glenkara, Tucson, AZ,   Gems, minerals, jewelry

Therese Higgins, The Jewelry Lady, Silver City, NM,   Jewelry, belly belts

Michael Ho, Gemstone Station, Miraloma, CA,  Beads, pearls

Bill & Linda Horton, Misty Mountain G&M, Litchfield Park, AZ,  Jewelry, gems, minerals, carvings

Gerald Howard & Jim Wines, JNE Lapidary, Dickinson, TX,  Petrified wood, knapped items

Bill & Emily Jaeger, Endless Mountain Minerals, Hereford, AZ,   Crystals, rough, specimens, jewelry

Bill Jones, Sidewinder Minerals, Aurora, CO, Minerals, fossils

Patsy & Jerry Kastner, Kastner Gems & Supply, Tucson, AZ,   Jewelry, lapidary equipt, supplies

Ron Kellner, RK Enterprises, Show Low, AZ,  Jewelry, cabs, slabs, specimens

Randy & Sally McCowan, Deming, NM,  Arrowheads, turquoise

Kim Muller, Burro Mountain Arts, Tyrone, NM,  Silver and gemstone jewelry

Blanca Murguia, BM Jewelry, El Paso, TX,  Silver & gemstone jewelry

Ken Newman, DBA Rocks, Deming, NM,  Spheres, slabs, thunder eggs

Jose Nunez, Canutillo, TX,  Minerals

Park Pang, Lily’s Beads, Tucson, AZ, Beads

Jay & Amy Penn, El Chivo Viejo, Albuquerque, NM, Minerals

David & Ruth Ann Rinsch, Dave’s Enterprises, Tyrone, NM,  Rocks, gems

Carmen & Marina Sanchez, Texas Rocks & Minerals, El Paso, TX, minerals, rocks, specimens

John Scully & Laurie Rossi, Scully’s Minerals, Fairview, NM   Minerals, fossils

Jesse, James, and Jan Searcy, Black hat Trading, Deming, NM,   Jewelry, findings, beads, carvings

Clare Thanhauser, Clare Thanhauser GG, Marietta, GA, Rough rock, gemstones, jewelry

Virginia Wilkinson, Buckhorn, NM, Jewelry and rocks

Bruce Williams & Nancy Bailey, Silver & Stone Works, Silver City, NM,   Jewelry, cabs, chain maille

Tuesday, August 9, 2016