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he Beehive Gem Club was organized in April 1970 as a part of the Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies. In the mid-’70s the name was changed to Beehive Rock & Gem Club to better reflect the diverse interests of the members. Around the same time the membership voted to change over to the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies. This was so members who belonged to both Beehive Rock & Gem and Golden Spike Gem & Minerals (Northwest Federation) could place competitive display cases in rock shows of either federation. The founders wanted to have a club that was basically oriented around taking field trips. Social activities center around the monthly meetings, gathering rocks together and fireside visiting in the evening on the trips. The January Winter Party, April Birthday Party and Auction bring us together when the weather does not allow for field trips. The August Potluck Picnic gives us an opportunity to compare notes from summer trips and talk of the fall trips. More experienced members are always ready to help newer ones learn what to look for and what to do with the materials they find. Half the fun for us is taking someone new out in the hills and helping them find pretty rocks or what will be pretty when they get them polished up. The objectives of Beehive Rock and Gem Club is to stimulate interest in the collection of rocks, minerals, gem materials, and legal fossils. To discuss and impart our knowledge of the different phases of collecting, cutting, polishing and displaying them. Also to organize educational meetings, field trips and similar events while enjoying and protecting our natural resources.
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Cache Rock And Gem Club Our club is a non-profit organization. The general purpose of this club is to develop interest in and increase knowledge of minerals, rocks, gems, fossils, and the lapidary arts. The objectives of this club shall be promoted whenever possible through family participation. The Cache Rock and Gem Club is a member of the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies. MEETINGS Location: Summit Elementary 60 West Main Smithfield, Utah Times: 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Visitors are welcome. The Junior Club welcomes young rock-hounds and meets separately during the evening.
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The Southern Utah Rock Club brings together people who share a common passion for rocks, minerals and jewelry making from southern Utah and surrounding areas. We offer monthly rock hounding expeditions, a club owned and operated lapidary shop, and the vast wealth of local knowledge and expertise of our 100+ membership. Find us on Facebook Club Meetings The Cedar City chapter meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at the Cedar City Aquatic Center – meeting room #2, 6-9 PM. Come and join in on all of the fun! Saint George Chapter meets on the every other month on Thursday at the Saint George Recreation Center. 6:30-8:30pm *see facebook group for more accurate information on the St George meetings* Meeting Location Cedar City Aquatic Center 2090 W Royal Hunte Dr, Cedar city UT Saint George Recreation Center 285 S 400 E, St George, UT 84770
Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society Rock Club Web Site! Founded in 1958, the Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society is active and expanding, and is the largest rock club in Utah, as well as one of the largest in the whole midwest. We love visitors, and encourage anyone with an interest in gems and minerals to join us at one of our monthly meetings. Just stop in at the Springville Senior Center, 65 E 200 S, Springville, Utah on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. (June,July,Aug are work/dinner meetings up Springville Canyon at Kellys Grove) Please use the links on the left to browse our site. Click here to request more information. Click here to see whats new Variscite from Clay Canyon, Utah Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society P.O. Box 65 Provo, UT 84601 copyright 2009
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Wasatch Gem Society The objectives of this organization shall be: 1. To stimulate interest in the collecting of gem material, minerals, and fossils. 2. The cutting and polishing of gem material and related arts and crafts. 3. To disseminate knowledge of the lapidary arts, the collection and classification of minerals and fossils and their application to arts and crafts, so that greater satisfaction and pleasure can be derived from participation in these activities. 4. To actively protect gemstone, mineral, and fossil deposits for hobby use including the location and acquisition of mining claims and other properties for non-commercial purposes. 5. This corporation is not formed for profit and none of its assets shall be used for the pecuniary gain or profit of an individual who is or may become a member thereof. 6. All of the assets, properties, and funds of the corporation shall be devoted to the furtherance of the primary objectives and purposes of the corporation. 7. These purposes and objectives are basically educational and scientific and within reasonable limits incidental thereto recreational and social and concerned with the advancement of its members and of the public along these lines.
Annual Dues Jr. Membership (12-17) $5.00 Adult Membership (18-up) $12.00 Husband and Wife $17.00 Family Membership $21.00 Membership Benefits *A monthly newsletter delivered either electronically or through the mail. *Access to a library of books, videos, and dvds on topics of interest to the club. *Socializing with people who share the same interests. *Monthly meetings with informative programs. *Field trip opportunities. *Being affiliated with a national organization. Monthly Meetings Regular meeting the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Sandy Bicentennial Hall, 560 East 8680 South, Sandy, Utah October meeting includes Potluck Dinner (7:00 p.m.). No meeting in July….August meeting is the Annual Steak Fry at the Midvale Park…. December is The Annual Christmas Party. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings Membership in the Wasatch Gem Society enables you to be part of a nation wide organization….. Wasatch Gem is a member club of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the Utah Federation of Mineralogical Societies. AFMS Code of Ethics A large measure of the enjoyment of our hobby consists of collecting in the field. For that reason, the members are proud to endorse the Code of Ethics below. It is suggested that field trip Chairs present a copy of this code to landowners when asking permission to enter private property. I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on privately owned land without the owner’s permission. I will keep informed on all laws, regulations, or rules governing collecting on public lands and will observe them. I will, to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect. I will use no firearms or blasting material in collecting areas. I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind — fences, signs, buildings, etc. I will leave all gates as found. I will build fires in designated or safe places only and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area. I will discard no burning material — matches, cigarettes, etc. I will fill all excavation holes, which may be dangerous to livestock. I will not contaminate wells, creeks, or other water supplies. I will cause no willful damage to collecting material and will take home only what I can reasonably use. I will support the rockhound project H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Litter Please) and will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found. I will practice conservation and undertake to utilize fully and well the materials I have collected and will recycle my surplus for the pleasure and benefit of others. I will cooperate with field-trip leaders and those in designated authority in all collecting areas. I will report to my club or federation officers, Bureau of Land Management or other authorities, any deposit of petrified wood or other materials on public lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations for public educational and scientific purposes. I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources. I will observe the “Golden Rule,” will use “Good Outdoor Manners,” and will at all times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and public “image” of rockhounds everywhere.
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