CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

SEPTEMBER 2014 Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2014 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Sat, September 20  SDMG One-Day Field Trip: Aguanga Mountain

 

OCTOBER 2014 Calendar

OCTOBER 2014 MEETINGS & EVENTS

GSSD General Meeting  Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00pm, SDMG Building

SDMG General Meeting  Friday, October 10, 2014, 7:00pm

SDMG Board Meeting  Monday, October 13, 2014, 7:00pm

SDMG Mineral Division Meeting  Friday, October 17, 2014, 7:00pm

 

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

Fri, September 19 – Sun, September 28  Richard Mueller's 10-Day Field Trip: Arizona and Utah

Wed thru Sun, October 1–5  Joshua Tree, CA – 38th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, October 3–5  Del Mar, CA – Gem Faire

Fri, Sat & Sun, October 10–12  Big Sur, CA – 23rd Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Sat & Sun, October 11–12  Trona, CA – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society 73rd Annual Gem-O-Rama

Sat & Sun, October 11–12  Vista, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Sat & Sun, October 18–19  Whittier, CA – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Shows and events held in September and October 2014 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
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Sat & Sun, November 1–2  San Diego, CA – SDMG Annual Gem Diego Show

Sat, November 1, Santa Ana, CA – BSOC Workshop: Day of the Dead commemorative necklace

Fri, Sat & Sun, November 7–9  Santa Ana, CA – Martin Zinn Expositions' (Fall) West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, November 8–9  Anaheim, CA – American Opal Society 47th Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show

What's On …
Meetings, Shows, Field Trips & Events

 

Fri thru Sun, September 19–28 – 10-DAY FIELD TRIP: ARIZONA AND UTAH*

Trip Leader:   Richard Mueller (*this is not a SDMG-sponsored field trip)

Contact:  619-445-0800 or AZ/UT field trip

A loose itinerary is planned.  Gordon Dobell has recently begun unearthing a massive deposit of petrified wood on his ranch near Holbrook, Arizona.  For a fee, the public can fill a 5-gallon bucket with 50lbs of choice multi-color wood.

— Itinerary & Materials —

Fri, Sept 19: Depart for Holbrook, AZ

Sat and Sun, Sept 20–21: Check out some of the different shops in Holbrook
   and dig at Dobell Ranch:
     Where: U.S. 180, 12 miles south of Holbrook
     Cost: $30 to fill 5-gallon bucket
     Materials: Petrified Wood

Sun thru Sat, Sept 21–27: Moss Back Butte for Petrified Wood
   Starr Springs, UT for Coprolite and other rock
   Travel north to collect an unusual Rock/Geode a few miles from Hansville, UT
   Delta, UT for Dugway Geodes and to Topaz mountain

Sun, Sept 28: Return home to CA

 

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Wed thru Sun, October 1–5  JOSHUA TREE, CA – 39th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:   Hi-Desert Rockhounds/Morongo Basin Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree

Venue:  Sportsman's Club
6225 Sunburst St., Joshua Tree, CA 92252.

Hours:  Wed noon – 6:00pm; Thu thru Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Vendor's spaces: 30' wide by 45' deep for the low price of $150.00 for the run of the show, includes campground fees; indoor air conditioned spaces now available: 10' x 10' only $125.00 Wed – Sat only.

Vendor's dinner: Saturday night, one ticket $15 or two tickets for $25.

Contact:  760-366-2915 or jtsportsmans@ymail.com download the PDF flyer at: www.jtsportsmansclub.com/2013flyer.pdf (url says 2013, but the flyer is for 2014)

Website:  www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html

Exhibitors and over 60 dealers from around the Southwest offer a huge selection of quality jewelry of all kinds including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, mining equipment, lapidary supplies; 20–40% discount off regular retail prices; raffle drawings; gold panning; free rock and mineral identification.  Food available on-site.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, October 3–5  DEL MAR, CA – Gem Faire

Venue:  Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014

Hours:  Fri noon – 6:00pm; Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Adults and Students (12 and up) $7.00; Kids under 12 Free; Parking Free. 

Contact:  503-252-8300 or info@gemfaire.com

Website:  www.gemfaire.com

Two for One Internet Coupon

Wholesale and retail show featuring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, on-site jewelry repair.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, October 10–12  Big Sur, CA – 23rd Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Venue:  Pacific Valley School
69325 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9612 (across from Sanddollar Beach)

Hours:  Fri noon – 6:00pm, Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Kirk Brock, 831-659-3857 or 831-402-1143

Website:  www.bigsurjadefest.com/

The Big Sur Jade Festival features jade and other lapidary arts by artists from the US, Canada and New Zealand.  Vendor art, lectures, demonstrations, fine food and 3 days of live entertainment.

 

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Sat & Sun, October 11–12  Trona, CA – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society 73rd Gem-O-Rama 2014

Venue:  SLG&MS Lapidary and Show Building
13337 Main St. (corner of Main and Trona Rd.)

Hours:  Sat. 7:30am – 5:00pm; Sun. 7:30am – 4:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Jim or Bonnie Fairchild, 760-372-5356 or slgms@iwvisp.com

Website:  www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/FLYER.htm (includes accommodations listings)

Collect Searles Lake saline minerals (by permission of Searles Valley minerals), purchase premium Searles Lake pink halite, 21 dealers, 50 exhibits, geode cutting and sales, demonstrations, snacks & drinks, Pancake breakfast (Sat 6–10; Sun 6–9), prizes, Old Guest House Museum, Trona's History House.

FIELD TRIPS –  (you drive your own car )
Registration (required):  7:30–9:00am and 1:30–2:30pm

Searles Dry Lake – 2.5 hour trips on Sat and 4.5 hours on Sun)
Mud Trip – Sat Only – Departs ONLY at 9:00am – Cluster and barrel hanksite, trona, borax – $15 per car
Blow Hole – Sat Only – Departs ONLY at 2:30pm – Hanksite, halite, borax, sulfohalite – dry surface – $15 per car
Pink Halite – Sun Only – Departs ONLY at 9am – In brine, beneath hard salt – $20 per car
Pinnacles National Natural Landmark – self-guided (get information at show) – FREE
Searles Valley Minerals' Plants – Sat only: 10:40am, 11:25am, 12:10pm, 12:55 and 1:40pm – in bus – FREE

 

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Sat and Sun, Oct 11–12  Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Venue:  Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA

Hours:  Sat 10:00am–5:00pm, Sun 10:00am–4:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Ray Pearce, 760-535-5524 or raysrocks@cox.net

Jewelry, minerals and fossils; Kids' wheel; sand dig for tumbled stones; raffle.

Website:  http://goo.gl/DKMda6 (Facebook short url)

 

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Fri, Oct 17, SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.  Free Admission and ample Parking.  Public Welcome.

SDMG Museum curator Jim Parrish will give a talk about kyanite.  Bring in some of your mineral specimens to share and discuss.  Bring a treat to share.

 

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Sat & Sun, October 18–19  Whittier, CA – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Venue:  Whittier Community Center
7630 Washington Blvd., Whittier, CA (corner of Mar Vista and Washington)

Hours:  10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Marcia Goetz, 626-914-5030

Vendors selling minerals, jewelry, gems and collectibles; also display cases, demonstrators, silent auction and raffle.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

Sat, Nov 1, SANTA ANA, CA – Day of the Dead Workshop: Make a commemorative necklace

Presented by:  Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Venue:  Bowers Museum, John M. Lee Court
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  1:00–4:00pm

Registration:  $15 BSOC Members; $20 Non-BSOC members & Bowers Members.
    Reservations required; fee payable in advance to workshop instructor.

Materials kit:  $17.

Instructor:  Barbara Bastrup.

Contact/Reservations:  bastrupmail@roadrunner.com

Website:  www.bowers.org

Make a fun and colorful skull, flower, and crystal necklace to commemorate the Day of the Dead celebration at the Bowers Museum.  Work with beading wire, clasps, jump rings, crimps, beads, and create a pendant.  Participants should bring two flat or chain-nose pliers; one round nose pliers for bending head pin; wire cutter; any extra beads for personalizing your necklace.  Contact instructor about other details and registration.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, November 7–9  Santa Ana, CA – Martin Zinn Expositions' West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport
2726 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92705 (Exit 8 from the 55 Freeway, at the intersection of Grand and Dyer)

Hours:  Fri & Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun. 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free. Open to the public.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

80 dealers, wholesale and retail.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 8–9  Santa Ana, CA – 47th Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  American Opal Society

Venue:  The Phoenix Club
1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim CA 92806

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun. 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission:  Adults $3.00; Children under 15 Free. Parking is FREE.

Website:  www.opalsociety.org

Opal, Gem and Jewelry Dealers from the USA and Australia; raffle with many prizes of gemstones and jewelry; seminars on gemstone and jewelry topics; demonstrations on jewelry making, gemstone cutting.

 

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