Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society was founded October 8, 1954.
It was formed by rockhounds interested in sharing their interest and knowledge of rocks, minerals, geology, and other aspects of rockhounding and collecting, cutting, and polishing.
The 2019 Gem & Mineral Show is coming up February 23th and 24th! Please mark your calendars! We’ll be holding drawings, a silent auction, a kids corner, and lots more! Its a bunch of fun! Show this post at the front door for $1 off your entry fee!
About Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society:
Membership: we have approximately 250 members as of December 2018. We offer our members:
Instructors that teach lapidary, lost wax, wire wrapping, silversmithing, geology, and more!
Field trips for collecting rough rock. Field trips include day trips, weekend and camping!
An annual Gem & Mineral show as well as opening to the public during the county fair.
An annual picnic and Christmas party to socialize.
Our shop, which is equipped with cutting, grinding, and polishing equipment as well as a lost wax casting area. http://vjgems.org/
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The Gem and Mineral section of the Indiana State Museum is a must see for any rockhound, geologist, teacher, student, and anyone interested in the earth sciences or interested in the wonders of the state of Indiana.
What impressed me most was the variety of gem and minerals that had been discovered in Indiana. And I am even a Hoosier! I learned how calcite was found to the degree it was dubbed “Indiana calcite.” One of the most spectacular specimens is a giant calcite crystal beside which I am standing. Some of the other calcite crystals were found near Indianapolis as well. Continue reading “Gem and Mineral Hall at Indiana State Museum”
Antiques Roadshow comes to New York City, and the rockhounds from American Geode had to be there. We had volunteered weeks in advance from our PBS Channel 13’s homepage. We did not know what our jobs were going to be, or what the day would entail.
We did learn one Antiques Roadshow tip straight away. No stamps, no coins,,,,and no fossils! Alas no fossils, but as most rockhounds are also collecting aficianados, and we also deal in antiques, antiquities, and folk art, we were able to conjure up some items for appraisal. More on that later…
EFMLS Clubs interest you? Live in New York, New Jersey, Atlantic Coast and want to join a rockhound club? Like to meet fellow rockhounds, go on field trips, host gem and mineral shows, and get out and rockhound? We are members of 4 different NY clubs, and remain a member of a gem and mineral club down in Houston simply to keep receiving their newsletter! You will find your interest, knowledge, and fun with rockhounding, and gem and mineral collecting, is enriched when you join one of the EFMLS Clubs. By the way, EFMLS stands for Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies. Continue reading “EFMLS Clubs in New York, New Jersey, CT, and PA”