June 26, 2024

 


FLUORESCENT MINERAL WORKSHOP
 Bring your UV light/and/or possible fluorescent minerals.  We will try to ID specimens for our club UV display too.

7-9 pm


 

Meeting at Dandee Rocks

6032 Highview Dr.
Ft. Wayne, IN


 

FIELD TRIPS

 

 2024

 WHERE

 WHAT

Jan. 4

 Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory

 See how minerals are used to make art glass

 March 2-canceled

 Richmond IN roadcut

 Fossils and show

 March 30

 Richmond IN Roadcut

 Fossils

 April 20

 Medora, IN

 Geodes and fossils

 May 25

 Rogers Group-Mitchell Quarry

 Pyrite, selenite, calcite

 June 8

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood, MI

 Celestite, calcite, fluorite

 July 12-14

 South Dakota

 Agate, rose quartz, fossils

 

 

 

 2023

 WHERE

 WHAT

 (Jan 28) Postponed to FEB. 25

 Langsdon Mineral Museum, Celina OH

 Mineral ID workshop, fluorescent minerals

 March 5

 Richmond, IN roadcut

 Fossils and show

 April 3-4

 Falls of the Ohio,  KY road cuts

 Fossils

 April 29

 Medora IN

 Geodes, fossils

 May 20

 Napoleon, IN

 Cystoids and other fossils

 May 26-28

 Beacon Mine, MI

 Specular Hematite

 June 10

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood,, MI

 Celestite, calcite

 June 17

 Rogers Group-Mitchell Quarry

 Selenite, pyrite, calcite

 July 7-10

 Franklin & Sterling Mineral Museum and mine dumps

 Fluorescent minerals

 August 26-cancelled

 Hueston Woods State Park

 Fossils

 Sept. 30

 Flint Ridge area

 Flint, quartz

 

 

 

 2022

 WHERE

 WHAT

 February 12

 South Whitley library

 See Ted Schultz Gem collection

 March 5

 Richmond roadcut & show

 Fossils, enjoy Richmond show

 April 30

 Medora, IN

 Geodes

 May 21

 Van trip to GeoFair

 Cincinnati show

 June 25

 Flint Ridge area

 Flint, quartz

 July 16

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood, MI

 Celestite, calcite

 July 24-30

 NC Rockhound Round Up

 Emerald, sapphire, ruby, and more

 August 27

 Salt Creek, IN

 Gold Panning

 Sept. 23-25

 Beacon Mine, Champion MI

 Specular Hematite

 Nov. 12

 South Whitley County Library

 See Schultz Gem Collection

 

TO SEE FIELD TRIPS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS OR PREVIOUS JUNIOR PROGRAMS, PLEASE GO TO ARCHIVES.

 

JUNIOR PROGRAM     (We meet during the adult business meeting)

 Jan 2024

Fossil Families

 Common Indiana Fossils

 Feb

 Crinoids

 All about crinoids-make model

 March

 Pelecypods and Brachiopds

  Make a mold & cast fossil

 April

 More pelecypods and brachiopods

 Study and compare brachiopods and pelecypods

 May

 Trilobites

 Learn about trilobites

 June

 Bryozoa

 Make  a "bug in amber" specimen

 

 

 

 Jan/Feb 2023

 History of Gold/gold mining

 Learn about gold thru history

 March

 Uses of Gold

 Junior reports

 April

 Try to pan for gold

 Gold panning

 May

 How gold is mined

 Finish patch requirements

 June

 Start Gemstone Lore/Legends

 What is your birthstone?

 July

 No meeting

 

 August

 Birthstones & Famous gems

 Birthstone reports

 September

 Famous Gems reports

 Gems and how to make a show display

 October

 Gems in Religion

 Gems in Religion

 November

 Fossils

 Introduction to Fossils

 December

 Party

 Party

 

 

 

 January 2022

 Mineral special effects

 Double refraction, adularescense, shiller

 February

 More Mineral special effects

Magnetism, opalescence, rainbows in minerals

 March

 More Mineral special effects

 Cat's eye, enhydros, asterism

 April

 More Mineral special effects

 Floating rocks, TV stone

 May

 More Mineral special effects

 Fluorescence, Phosphorence

 June

 More Mineral special effects

 Triboluminescence, flint sparking

 July

 

 No meeting

 August

 Special effects review and Awards

 Choose next topic to study

 September

 Show displays, gold / goldpanning

 Learn how to make a show display, learn about gold

 October

 Go to Mastodon talk

 

 November

 Gold and gold panning

 Learn how Fool's Gold compares with real gold

 December

 Party

 Party

 

 

 


THREE RIVERS GEM & MINERAL ANNUAL SHOW


Our 63rd Rock, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry & Lapidary show and sale will be Oct. 18, 19 and 20, 2024  at the Allen County Indiana Fairgrounds.  It will be just east of the Home & Family Arts Building.   Click SHOW to see our show website, which gives more detail.   Friday, Oct. 18,will be School Day (by invitation only), running concurrently with the public show.

For information on any of the above, phone Michele Yamanaka (260) 424-5070 or email her at YamanakaM@cs.com.