Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2017 Show Vendors Announced!

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

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

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

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

Linda Boatwright, Los Lunas, NM  Azurite Gallery, Jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, agates

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

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

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

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

JoAnna Johnston, Trunk Shows NM, Rio Rancho, NM  Jewlery, beads, findings, supplies, tools

Patsy & Jerry Kastner, Kastner Gems & Supply, Tucson, AZ,   Jewelry, lapidary equipment, 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

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

Jose Nunez, Canutillo, TX,  Minerals

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

Virginia Wilkinson, Buckhorn, NM, Jewelry and rocks


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 34th Annual Gem and Mineral Show Display Competition

This year we will be going back to the newly remodeled Grant County Conference center! The main entrance leads into a large foyer and that is where we would like to put all the display cases.
 

This year we would like to utilize all of our 8 display cases and to entice you to fill one of those cases with your special collection of rocks or lapidary work, we are proposing a competition amongst our members.
 

The displays will be voted on by the guests that come to our show. The winner will be announced on Monday, the closing day of the show.
 

Each display case is 2ft x 2ft square and is equipped with a light to show off its contents and also a latch that can be locked (you will need to furnish the lock). 

Each item in the case should have a small but legible identification tag. You will also need to provide a tag with your name on it. This tag will be affixed to the front of the case and will be covered during the competition. We will keep the owner of the display anonymous and assign only numbers to each case. The owners of each case will be revealed on Monday after the winners have been chosen.
 

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner. Each winner will receive a club money certificate that they can spend on any item the club has in the club store including slabs. 1st place will receive a $30.00 certificate, 2nd place a $20.00 certificate and 3rd place a $15.00 certificate. And ribbons too!
 

This will be a fun way to participate in the show, show off your work and get a prize for your efforts! So, let me know if you would like to participate, remember, we only have 8 cases and it will be first come, first serve in reserving one.
 

Contact: Jeannine Weiner – rollingstonesgmsshow@gmail.com

Items for the May silent auction at club meeting




April field trip photos











The April field trip to Fluorite Flats 
on the west side of Cooks Peak.







Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Big News! Show Location!!

 

Show Chair Jeannine Weiner reports that the 2017 Gem and Mineral Show will be back at its regular location - the newly renovated Grant County Conference and Business Center on Highway 180.   





Club member Andy Anderson sent in these photos of the facility as Show leadership measures and evaluates the new space.






We sure hope to see you there on Labor Day Weekend of 2017.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great advice about Rockhounding safety

Here is a great article that will help you make sure you are safe when out in the field.    Be sure to check it out!

Silent Auction items for April meeting




March and April Beacons

Sorry, we are a little behind, but here you can find the March club newsletter.  

 And here you can find the April club newsletter. 

Silver City Library Display


The display was a BIG HIT! Many patrons of the library expressed that they were sorry to see it leave and also expressed their thanks to our club for providing it!  Here are a few photos.   


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Amazing amathyst


Submitted by Dr. John Cunninghan, Professor Emeritus, Western New Mexico University
I received this from an old field camp student.   He was told that, "that these huge Brazilian amethyst geodes were formed in hollow logs.  If that is so, peeling away the matrix should be no problem.  Regardless, they are sure spectacular."