Did You Know?

By Duane Flackus

You are probably aware of the club’s mission statement, as most rockhound organizations are similar, but do you wonder why you should attend the monthly meetings?

Well, here is a compilation of some of the activities we have enjoyed at our past meetings:

  • Equipment profiles
  • Setup of rock show displays
  • Sessions on:
    • Field trip preparation
    • Silversmithing
    • Beading
    • Free form cabbing
    • Wire wrapping
    • Faceting
  • Rock auction
  • Summer potlucks
  • Rock prize bingo (free prizes)
  • Theme rock “show & tells”:
    • First rock that?
    • Most unusual rock
    • Pink/Blue (his/hers) rock
    • Spheres, marbles, or egg rocks
    • Carnelians
    • Thanksgiving related rock
    • Hearts & flowers rocks
    • Bragging rock
  • Guest speakers:
    • Finding fossils
    • Poison rocks
    • Meteorites
    • Fossil form & function
    • Micro mineral photography
    • Columbia River archeology & artifacts
    • Fossil innovations
    • Sand art
    • Sloth dig in Kings Valley
  • Junior award presentation
  • Holiday party potluck & gift “exchange”
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