Finger Lakes Mineral Club open house is March 10th!

Finger Lakes Mineral Club

Finger Lakes Mineral Club is March 10, 2019 at the Museum of the Earth!

The Finger Lakes Mineral Club Open House
March 10th from 1 to 4, in conjunction with the Museum of the Earth Free Day 10 to 5.
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY

Finger Lakes Mineral Club
Finger Lakes Mineral Club

The Finger Lakes Mineral Club was established in 2012 and is in Ithaca, Tompkins County, also serving Cortland and Schuyler Counties, New York. The club promotes interest in field collecting, preservation and study of minerals and fossils, and also promotes interest in the lapidary arts.

Museum of the Earth
1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY

Explore Earth and its prehistoric past—from the tiniest trilobite to the mighty mastodon—through engaging displays, hands-on features, stunning fossils, and science-inspired art.
Unearth and take home your own fossils from Fossil Lab.

Marvel at the Hyde Park Mastodon, one of the most complete mastodon skeletons ever found, and the 44-foot Right Whale #2030.

Watch paleontologists uncover dinosaur bones and other exciting fossils in Prep Lab.
Public Tours
Have you ever wondered what the Earth was like millions of years ago? How changing sea levels, shifting continents, and mass extinctions shaped the world as we know it today?

Take a special guided tour through Earth’s exciting history in A Journey through Time, the Museum’s permanent exhibition hall. Tours meet at the bottom of the Museum ramp and last approximately 30 minutes.
The Paleontological Research Institution serves society by increasing and disseminating knowledge about the history of life on Earth.

Founded in 1932, the Paleontological Research Institution has outstanding programs in research, collections, publications, and public education. The Institution cares for a collection of nearly three million specimens (one of the 10 largest in the U.S.), and publishes Bulletins of American Paleontology, the oldest paleontological journal in the Western Hemisphere, begun in 1895. PRI is a national leader in the development of informal (i.e., outside the classroom) Earth science education resources for educators and the general public.

PRI’s Museum of the Earth was established in 2003 to provide the general public with a unique opportunity to explore our world through a mix of natural history displays, interactive science features, and art exhibitions. The museum’s 8,000-square-foot permanent exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 4.5 billion years of history, from the Earth’s origin to the present day. Through hands-on, visual exhibitions and outreach, the Museum of the Earth encourages critical thinking about life on Earth in the past and today, and how our species is affecting the natural world.

In 2013, the Cayuga Nature Center became PRI’s newest public venue for education. The Nature Center cultivates an awareness, appreciation, and responsibility for the natural world through outdoor and environmental education. The goal is to transform the Nature Center into a premier educational center for teaching and learning about the impact of climate change on the fauna and flora of Tompkins County.

PRI and its two public venues for education, the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center, are separate from, but formally affiliated with Cornell University, and interact closely with numerous University departments in research, teaching, and public outreach.

If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on our News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. We update our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow us on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode.

Tucson Gem Show – Guide for First Time Visitors, Part 4 (Mine Tour near Tucson)

Mine tour

A mine tour near Tucson, Arizona is an excellent alternative to the mineral miracles and overwhelming mineral beauty that is the Tucson Gem Show.

The mine tour is about 20 minutes South of Tucson, and the mine tour begins at Mineral Discovery Center of the Asarco Mine, a 24/7 working copper mine owned by Grupo Mexico, http://www.asarco.com/about-us/our-locations/asarco-mineral-discovery-center/mine-tours/.

The mine tour is $10, and reservations in advance are required. American Geode suggest early arrival to walk the interesting grounds near the discovery center, full of natural foliage and fauna, and antique mining equipment. The discovery center is also home to a great gift shop, minerals on display, great mineral and mining related souvenirs, and short films about the mine, and what to expect on the mine tour.

The mine tour begins by loading on a bus, led by a tour guide, then the bus takes you through the area surrounding the mine. On our mine tour, we saw wild horses, wild steer, and a bobcat!

Then the rest of the tour continues at an outdoors location, giving you a full landscape of the mine. Then the tour is indoors, where you learn all the challenges, economic, financial, and environmental that must be overcome to manage a successful mine.

We won’t spoil the tour, but it is worth the $10, and we would even return next year. The mine tour is a delightful and relevant option before returning to the gems, minerals, fossils, and artwork of the Tucson Gem Shows.

Mine tour
Mine tour

Mine tour
Mine tour

Mine tour
Mine tour

Mine tour
Mine tour

Mine tour
Mine tour

Continue to read about what to do, where to go, what to avoid in Tucson during the Tucson Gem Shows from American Geode:
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/tucson-gem-show-guide-for-first-time-visitors-part-3-tucson-art-scene/
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-guide-for-first-time-visitors-part-2-where-to-drink-and-eat/
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/tucson-gem-and-mineral-show-guide-for-first-time-visitors-part-1/

American Geode posted some laughable quips about our experience at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show over Twitter.
Read American Geode’s live Twitter updates for some real laughs:
https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

Got questions about Tucson Gem and Mineral Show? Contact American Geode through the “Contact Us” button on the American Geode homepage: http://www.americangeode.com.

Bristol 2019 Gem and Mineral Show

Bristol Gem Show

Bristol 2019 Gem and Mineral Show

Bristol Gem Show
Bristol Gem Show

SAVE THE DATE: 2019 GEM & MINERAL SHOW
We’re starting to plan our 2019 Gem & Mineral Show! Be sure and save the date:

Saturday, October 19 • 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 20 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday
At the Beals Community Center, 240 Stafford St in Bristol

Admission for the show is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors. Kids under 12 are free with paid adult, and scouts with leaders (in uniform) are free too.

Bristol Gem Show
Bristol Gem Show

ABOUT THE CLUB
Background
The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club was organized in 1972 to foster interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts. The club holds regularly scheduled meetings where educational events are presented for the advancement and knowledge of the membership in these fields.

Members include mineral collectors, jewelry makers, gem cutters and faceters, and nature enthusiasts. Anyone interested in rocks, gems, and minerals is welcome to join. (Links to application form.)

The club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and maintains financial independence to be able to establish a continuing and adequate meeting place, cooperate with similar organizations, and support the expenses incurred. The club encourages the spread of the hobby with the general public, schools, and other organized groups. The club is insured and a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies, Inc.

Members receive the following benefits:

Monthly meetings featuring speakers, films, or other programs; refreshments; door prizes and silent auctions of mineral specimens
Monthly newsletter
Participation in the annual show
Participation in Club mineral-collecting trips
Comprehensive liability insurance coverage during field trips
Membership in the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies
Meetings
We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the dining room at the Douglas Beals Senior/Community Center at 240 Stafford Ave, Bristol, Connecticut [see map]. Our monthly meeting schedule is here.

Join Us
So join us! It is easy to sign up — just come to a meeting or simply download a Membership application form and send it in by snail mail (instructions on form.) Your membership dues are tax-deductible.
https://bristolgem.org/about/

If you have any questions, Email us at bristolgem@hotmail.com.


If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on our News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. We update our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow us on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

Tucson Gem Show – Guide for First Time Visitors, Part 3 (Tucson Art Scene)

Tucson Gem Show

The American Geode team just returned from the Tucson Gem Show, and shows, and it is overwhelming with beauty and aesthetics, and marvels, and mineral miracles. After viewing so much beauty, one can become “drunk” with mineral beauty. The condition and effects of seeing too much beauty is called Stendhal Syndrome, http://mentalfloss.com/article/71801/stendhal-syndrome-overdosing-beautiful-art.

So after 2.5 days in Tucson, the American Geode felt like we needed to take a break from mineral miracles and beauties, and see what else Tucson has to offer.

We found a vibrant art scene, with galleries, and little bars and cafes, that centered around the Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, https://www.wamotucson.org/Steinfeld-Warehouse-Community-Arts-Center.

Starting at the warehouse, one can walk down and visit many different galleries full of contemporary art, mixed-media art, and industrial art. The bars and restaurants in the warehouse district of Tucson offer an alternative to the mineral miracles, and mineral miracle miles of beauties. Here are some examples of the artwork we found in the Tucson Art Scene:

Tucson Gem Show
Tucson Gem Show

Tucson Gem Show
Tucson Gem Show

Tucson Gem Show
Tucson Gem Show

Tucson Gem Show
Tucson Gem Show

That is all for this installment of “Tucson Gem Show – Guide for First Time Visitors, Part 2 (Tucson Art Scene).” Keep reading the other American Geode articles for more insight on the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, and various Tucson Gem Shows.

American Geode posted some laughable quips about our experience at the Tucson Gem Show over Twitter.
Read American Geode’s live Twitter updates for some real laughs:
https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

Got questions about Tucson Gem Show? Contact American Geode through the “Contact Us” button on the American Geode homepage: http://www.americangeode.com.

Vista Gem and Mineral Society Show April 5-7

Vista Gem and Mineral Society

VISTA GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY
VISTA, CA

Vista Gem and Mineral
Vista Gem and Mineral

VISTA GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY
VISTA, CA
Friday, April 5th – 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday, April 6th – 9 am – 5 pm

Sunday, April 7th – 9 am – 4 pm

April 5th, 6th, 7th – 2019

HUGE Raffle SUNDAY at 3:00 pm

VISTA GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY APRIL SHOW
This is an outdoor event with up to 80 sellers, Jewelry, Slabs, Cabs, and Rough stones of all kinds. Tools, equipment, and other lapidary related items.
Venue: Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Address:
2040 N Santa Fe Ave.
Vista , CA 92083
Website: http://www.vistarocks.org/
Contact info is klueysgems@yahoo.com; phone is 760-917-5781.


ABOUT VISTA GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY
Founded in 1959, Vista Gem and Mineral Society is an all-volunteer organization. We are open to anyone interested in mineralogy, geology, gems and related educational subjects. Vista Gem and Mineral Society is affiliated with both the California and National Federations of Mineralogical Societies.

Vista Gem and Mineral Society are located at:

2040 N. Sante Fe Ave.

Vista, CA 92083

760-659-6545
MEMBERSHIP
Membership in the Vista Gem and Mineral Society is open to anyone interested in mineralogy, gemology, and related educational subjects.

Annual dues are $15 for individuals and $25 for families.

http://www.vistarocks.org/home.html


If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on our News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. We update our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow us on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode.