NOTE: 3rd Wednesday this month
November 15, 2017
7 pm - 9 pm
Joe Pond will talk about the different kinds of geodes, where they can be found and show samples.
FIELD TRIPS 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)
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. 20, 21 & 22
Mark your calendars for the 56th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Lapidary and Jewelry Show and Sale at the Allen County Indiana fairgrounds (2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. Our theme for 2017 is CRINOIDS: Indiana's Most Famous Fossil. More info at our SHOW WEBSITE.
For information on any of the above, phone Michele Yamanaka (260) 424-5070 or email her at YamanakaM@cs.com.