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Welcome to the Bedrock Prospectors Club Webpage Current Newsletter Fourth Quarter 2016 Newsletter (pdf) Outing Pictures courtesy of Colleen Murphy Zimmerman Outing at the Blewett Claims 2014 Beach and More 2014 Beach Prospecting 2013 2014 Miners Rally Ellensburg Daily Record Story The Bedrock Prospectors’ 2013 Treasure Hunt featured article! Jack Ragusa submitted our story and photos to Lost Treasure Magazine and it was selected as the Feature Club in the September 2013 online newsletter!!! Way to go Jack and all of you Bedrock Prospectors! Lost Treasure – September 2013 online newsletter The Bedrock Prospectors Club was organized by men and women interested in small scale mining and prospecting for gold and other precious minerals and gems. The Bedrock Prospectors Club has also been the predominent Northwest club involved with organizing some of the most important mining rallies in recent years. The Bedrock Prospectors Club is involved in many ways, including lobbying, to preserve our rights to mining, as granted by the “Mining Act of 1872”. Bedrock Prospectors Club is registered with Washington State as a nonprofit corporation. Meetings Meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. We meet at the Puyallup Masonic Hall at 1005 West Pioneer, in Puyallup, WA. We have a guest speaker or program each month, with classes on panning, dredging, how to do it, and where to go. There is a Monthly Name Drawing, but sorry, you must be present to win. It will grow by $10 a month until it is Won. There is a Prize Raffle at every monthly meeting. A Gold Nugget is raffled off along with two other great prizes. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. Prize donations gladly accepted. Good Luck. Don’t forget to give to the Family Christmas Fund at the door throughout the year. The Membership Chairman is available at every meeting to help with questions and promote Your Club. Members are always sharing tips and techniques; their favored equipment practices plus shows and, need I say, tells? Open Board Meetings are held on the First Tuesday of Every Month. Outings Outings Photo Album Several outings are planned throughout the year. Members can enjoy Metal Detecting and Rockhounding activities. Demonstrations include panning and sluicing, participation in construction projects, famous “Pot Lucks”, and Tailgate Parties! And always, all gold you find as a member on club claims, you keep! Let’s have some fun. More about us Bedrock Propectors are families having fun with a common interest. We prospect for minerals, as well as the following: Enjoy Pot Luck Dinners at our Outings Camping trips at our claims, and elsewhere Hiking and Exploring Community Service Tell Stories and laugh, while learning from the experiences of others Host a great Christmas Party To sum it all up This is a group where all ages can come together and play. We bring our families, along with our friends and pets. We watch nature in all its glory and enjoy laughing when nature rains on us. When the flowers are in bloom and the deer bed down near camp, we sit by the fire telling stories of past fun, and past storms. Oh, that’s us, Pacific Northwest prospectors!
Source: Bedrock Prospectors Club
Our Mission To foster, promote and develop the interests and education of our members and others in geology, mineralogy, lapidary, gemology and related sciences and subjects and in the pursuit of such as a hobby for social, recreational and educational purposes. What’s New New photos posted on our Pictures page! Next Meeting: December 6, 2016 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church New BRC Bylaws, October 2016 Affiliations Bellevue Rock Club is affiliated with: American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies Scribe Washington State Mineral Council Check out some of the other local clubs that we go rock hounding with. Meetings The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:00 p.m. We meet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 14230 Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006 Driving Directions Meeting Agenda: Announcements – new and old, monthly program, adult & youth rock displays, Mineral Council report, Federation report, committee updates, and upcoming events. Dues: $7.00 per member. Membership dues are for the period of the calendar year, January 1 through December 31, Dues paid from October1 to December 31 are valid for the following year. Come and join us as a guest and if you like what you see and hear, become a member. Get an early start by filling out a membership application.
Source: Bellevue Rock Club
Cascade Mineralogical Society – Kent, Washington Welcome CMS is a non-profit educational organization. We welcome individuals interested in geology, mineralogy, paleontology, gems and related lapidary arts to join us. The objective of the club is to stimulate interest in the study of the earth sciences, lapidary arts and related subjects. These goals will be accomplished through educational presentations, personal experience and demonstrations at club meetings and other public presentations. The club also provides opportunities for field trips, rock collecting and social gatherings. We are located in Kent, WA. All are welcome and membership is open to everyone.
The Clallam County Gem & Mineral Society (CCGMS), is a not-for-profit community service organization dedicated to education, personal enjoyment of the earth sciences and the outdoors through lapidary, fossil hunting, geology, archeology and paleontology. The CCGMS was officially incorporated and recognized as a non-profit organization by a group of avid rockhounds way back in 1954. According to one of our oldest and original founding members “Howard”, the group of rockhounds actually started organizing and calling themselves a club as he best remembers in about 1936. Our members currently range from 8 years old, to over 88 years of age. Most of our members live in and around Clallam and Jefferson County, Washington. We have always welcomed members of all ages, skill levels, and interests. The CCGMS has one of the most diverse lists of courses and classes offered by any club in the Pacific Northwest. We offer classes in bead making, beading, casting, chainmail, cabochon forming, faceting, flint knapping, gold and silver smiting, drilling beach glass and stones, general lapidary, and wirewrapping mostly through local business and independent contractors. We also have silver and gold smiting and casting equipment, tumblers, wirewrapping tools and beading tools for you to use during classes. The classes our very inexpensive and are taught by some of the best Master Instructors on the West Coast. Many of our members have their own personal rock saws ranging from 4 inch to 18 inch, and cabochon shaping and finishing wheels from 24 grit to 800 grit, and polishing wheels. These members happily invite other members to their personal lapidary shop to use the equipment on a weekly basis. The CCGMS sponsor or co-sponsors field trips each month generally from March – November (weather permitting) to known rock hounding areas in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and California. We do have members who travel (RVs) to Arizona and New Mexico for the winter and invite members to come down to go rock hounding with them. During the first weekend in October every year, we hold our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show “Natures Treasures”, featuring around 20 high-quality vendors, and as many as 10 or more demonstrations, plus lots of family activities, food, raffle drawings and door prizes and raf
Source: Rock & Lapidary Clubs
Welcome to the East KingCo Rock Club! We are dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of geological and natural science, rock collecting and lapidary arts. We serve Seattle Washington’s Eastside communities: Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell and Woodinville. We meet at Juanita Community Club: 13027 – 100th Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98034 Our meetings are held the 3rd Friday of the month with the junior program starting at 7:00 p.m. and the adults joining at 7:30. What’s Coming Up… 2017 East KingCo Rock & Gem Show March 4-5, 2017 Meetings November 18, 2016 Schedule for 2016 Newsletter Summer 2015 Past Newsletters Fun Stuff Notes from Keith Weaver’s June 2015 presentation: “Lead Minerals Slides from Bruce Kelley’s March 2015 presentation: “Azurite, Malalchite and Cuprite: The Copper Minerals” Slides from John Meek’s January 2015 presentation: “The Process of Finding Potential Mineral & Rock Collecting Localities On-Line” Slides from Bruce Kelley’s “MicroMineral Landscapes” presentation at the 1/17/2014 meeting. [Requires Microsoft Powerpoint] My Grandson The Rock, by Robert Krulwich
Source: East KingCo Rock Club
Everett Rock & Gem Club EVERETT ROCK & GEM CLUB OBJECTIVE shall be to bring together persons who have chosen, as their hobby, the collection of rocks, fossils, minerals and gemstones, the practice of lapidary art, jewelry making, and to encourage members in the pursuit of their hobby and the study of related earth science. (Article II of the Constitution). EVERETT ROCK & GEM CLUB is affiliated with AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES, NORTHWEST FEDERATION OF MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES, WASHINGTON STATE MINERAL COUNCIL, and AMERICAN LANDS ACCESS ASSOCIATION and SCRIBE. CLUB INFORMATION: MEETING PLACE: Everett United Church of Christ 2624 Rockefeller Ave Everett, WA 98201 MEETING TIME: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm Except December NEW MEMBER DUES: $20.00/Individual, $30.00/Couple $7.50/Junior (under 18 & accompanied by an adult member) These rates INCLUDE name badges. If joining after August 31st, dues amount includes last 4 months of current year (Sept.,Oct.,Nov.,Dec.) plus the entire following year. Dues are payable by October 1st or upon acceptance into the Club MEMBER RENEWAL DUES: $15.00/Individual, $20.00/Couple, $5.00/Junior (under 18 & accompanied by an adult member) MEMBERSHIP: To download a membership form, use the link at the bottom of this page. Membership forms can be mailed in or brought to a meeting. Membership forms are also available at the meetings. MAILING ADDRESS: PO Box 1615 Everett, WA 98206 membership_application.doc Download File MARK YOUR CALENDARS: ER&GC 2016 General Meeting Dates: January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15 December – Club Banquet – No General Meeting ER&GC’s 63rd Annual Gem Show Coming in April/May 2016! April 30 & May 1, 2016 at Everett Community College (See the information in Shows/Sales page)
We’d Be Happy To Have You Join Us! What We Do: We go on fun rock hunting trips. We learn about different rocks and minerals. We learn how to cut, grind and polish rocks. We make beautiful rock jewelry. We have a workshop of equipment to work your rocks. We have a fun annual picnic. We go to rock shows. We have a annual lapidary auction. We have a lot of fun! We are really nice, and helpful to beginners. When We Meet: Monthly meetings are in East Wenatchee, WA. Check our Activites page for date & place. What Membership Costs: Adults $20 a year Senior $15 (65 and over) Family $30.00 Membership form Read about us in the Wentachee World. For more information: contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Wenatchee Rock Club – Home Page
Meetings King County Library Service Center, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah. Get Directions from Bing, or read our post at Facebook. IVRC Meeting Location King County Library Service Center 960 Newport Way NW Issaquah, WA 98027 See the map for more information. Juniors — meet at 6:30 pm IVRC has two junior programs, providing age appropriate activities. Rock Hounds is offered to those aged 10 and older. This group focuses on in-depth studies of rocks and minerals. Pebble Pups is for younger participants. This group works on craft projects and activities enjoyed by our most youthful. General Meeting — meet at 7:00pm Presentation: Presently scheduled are the following… January 29, 2016 – Charlene Jorgensen will give a presentation on wire wrapping February 26, 2016 – Gregg Wilson, Cabochon polishing, rockhound locations and fieldtrip planning March 25, 2016 – Gregg Wilson, Concretions, Geodes and Thunder Eggs – Oh My! April 29, 2016 – Bill Engstrom, Volcanoes May 27, 2016 – Howard & Ginger Jackson, Stone Sculpturing June 17, 2016 – Bill Engstrom, Crystallization – The Rock Cycle Begins. September 30, 2016 – member review of summer rockhounding activities October 2016 – No meeting November 17, 2016 – Charlene Jorgensen, Wire Wrapping. (NOTE: MEETING IS ONE WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL) NOTE: If the King County Library Service Center modifies their schedule, we may need to change a meeting date. If this happens, we will send out an email notice and call any members not on the email list. We will also try to update our website in time. Bragging Rocks: Bring a bragging rock to the meeting and share it with the club. All bragging rock participants can enter their name into a drawing for a small prize. Both adults and juniors are welcome to participate. Bragging Rocks is a time to share a special memory or mineral find. We ask that you leave the rock for viewing until after the break. SUCCESSFUL BRAGGING ROCK TIPS: Tell WHY you brought the rock. Location? Color? How you found it? Identify the type of rock, if you can. Hold the rock high so all members can see it Gotta Have It! Gotta Have It is your chance to look at and bid on some great items to add to your collection! Refreshments: If you would like to volunteer for bringing refreshments to the meeting, please let us know. We ask that you bring an equivalent of dozen cookies for snacks. Juice boxes make good beverage options because they are so easy. Door Prizes: If you would like to volunteer for bringing door prizes to the meeting, please let us know. Typically, members bring about five to six wrapped rocks for Door Prizes. Birthdays: IVRC celebrates member birthdays. At each meeting, we call members celebrating birthdays during the month to come up front, and we sing! We also open the Birthday Treasure Chest and offer a mineral specimen as a gift. It is a great way to honor each member during the year. You are invited to select a gift during your birthday month or the following month. We ask that members select their gift themselves… no substitutes! Bringing Guests to the Meetings We typically welcome guests. After all, the more, the merrier! Don’t forget to tell them to bring a bragging rock too. There are a few exceptions, where we ask that guests not attend: Club workshops Holiday Potluck and Rock Bingo These are special events reserved for club members only. We thank you for your cooperation.
Source: ISSAQUAH VALLEY ROCK CLUB
Welcome to the Beautiful Pacific Northwest Puget Sound in Washington State. Kitsap Mineral & Gem Society was established in 1939, over 77 years ago. We have a monthly Meeting on the second Friday at 7:00pm, plus a juniors Program ages 6 thou 18. We have field trips through the summer. We offer a Scholarship to a high school or college student majoring in “Earth Science”. July we have a Fun potluck Picnic, August is our Kitsap County Fair. We always have display cases showing our Lapidary art and rock and minerals collections. November is our BIG Fall Festival of Gems with dealers, demonstrators, Juniors spinning wheel and Rock Critters from out of this world. We finish off our year with a Christmas Potluck and BINGO. We would be honored to have you join the fun.
The purpose of the club is to promote activities of mutual interest for collecting and displaying of gems and minerals. New members are always welcome Meetings: The first Wednesday of every month we enjoy the company of fellow rock enthusiasts, have an “Educational Program,” a “Bragging Table,” and refreshments. Once a year we have “Rock Bingo.” Fieldtrips: Several times a year. Workshops: Silversmithing, Intarsia, Wirewrapping, Cabbing, Viking Weaving, and Glass-works. Events: April Show, The Fair, and the September Picnic & Auction. Come join us for a Rock-Hunting Adventure! Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club PO Box 6652 Kennewick Wa 99336
Source: Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club