June 27, 2018
7 pm - 9 pm
POLISHING PETOSKEY STONES
Members should bring along a towel for their workspace, a water bottle, a small bowl, and a Petoskey stone (if they have one-if not, we will have some they can work with). Everything else will be provided. Also, if you have a prized Petoskey stone, piece of jewelry, or polished specimen, bring it to show and share!
January 27, 2018
South Whitley County Library
See the Ted Schultz Gem collection
Cranbrook Institute of Science
EIGGS Show & Fossil Collecting
Mineral Study Gallery
May 25, 26
Alpena & Petosky Stone Festival
July 1 to July 5
Western New York
Herkimer diamonds, tourmaline, garnet
Flint Ridge, OH
Colorful flint and quartz
South Haven MI area
DATE LAST YEAR
Feb 25 2017
Chicago Field Museum of Natural History
Fossils- fabulous displays
March 4 (postponed)
LaFarge OH &
Sickmiller Farm area
Fossils and Indian artifacts
May 20 (changed from 4/29)
Geodes and fossils
Mine Safety training
Au Glaize Quarry, OH
July 15-18 (Big trip)
Georgia (Hogg Mine, Graves Mtn)
Tourmaline, beryl, star rose quartz, rutile, pyrite
Flint Ridge, OH
Quartz, colorful flint
Gold Panning at Salt Creek
Gold, garnets, and more
Fox Island, Ft Wayne, IN
Guided tour-geology of Fox Island
Langsdon Mineral Museum, Celina OH
Mineral talk and exploring for fluorescent minerals
JUNIOR PROGRAM (We meet during the adult business meeting)
Why do minerals fluoresce?
Famous Fluorescent Mineral Localities
Safety Tips and Fluorescence
Activators that make stuff fluoresce
Colors of commonly fluorescent rocks
Finishing colors of commonly fluorescent rocks. Finish patch requirements for Fluorescent Minerals.
Make orthorhombic crystal model. Learn about luster as a clue to mineral ID
Make hexagonal crystal model. Use Hardness as a clue to mineral ID.
Learn about Quartz. Test hardness of minerals.
Monoclinic crystal model. Learn about cleavage & fracture.
More on cleavage and fracture
Growing crystals (with the adults)
Show N Tell; Mineral ID keys you missed
State rock report due. Learn how to make a show display
Finish Rocks and Mineral patch requirements
ANNUAL SHOW - OCT. 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Mark your calendars for the 58th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show and Sale at the Allen County Indiana fairgrounds (2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. More info at our SHOW WEBSITE.
Note: show website is not yet updated for 2018.
For information on any of the above, phone Michele Yamanaka (260) 424-5070 or email her at YamanakaM@cs.com.