Nevada Assembly Bill on Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining

Nevada Citizens involved in prospecting, mineral, gem collecting,
 
Nevada club members be aware of Nevada’s Assembly Bill 101 “Assembly Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Mining”.  It affects negatively with the club’s ability to prospect in Nevada for minerals.  If approved by the Assembly it could reach Governor Brian Sandoval’s desk for acceptance or veto in immediate future.  Ask Governor Brian Sandoval to veto.
 
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USGS Quad Maps – Free Download

Great news for anyone who likes to use USGS Maps when they are out and about! National Geographic has announced a FREE site to download AND print quad maps. If you are interested, check this out: http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads Page one of the print is an overview of that specific quad. Pages 2-5 is the quadrant broken down for printing. The one I checked out was from 1997 but a lot of the roads we still use are on them.
The site is pretty self explanatory and you can zoom in pretty quickly. Let us know what you think.

National Geographic Maps makes the world’s best wall maps, recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes for people to explore and understand the world.

October 2015: Gary Atkins on Field Trip Emergency Survival

Our guest speaker for October was Gary Atkins. Gary is a member of our Society and also an experienced field trip participant. Gary spoke on preparation of materials we all should think about taking with us into the field.

Gary brought one of his “emergency” backpacks he carries when with him at all times.  Attached is a suggested “list” of survival items to thing about for your “survival” pack.

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Lapidary

Welcome to the wonderful world of lapidary. In this class you will learn the basics of shaping cabochons. The process takes you through the steps of selecting a slab of stone, drawing a design, using a trim saw to cut the stone, and shaping and polishing your cabochon.  The class also covers the basics of shop safety and how to use lapidary equipment. Other topics covered may include slab selection and advanced techniques. The instructors, Barbara Hartman and Lloyd Raymod, are both well qualified and have been teaching lapidary for a long time.

What is a Cabochon?  Click here for a definition

What are the steps to create a Cabochon?

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What Equipment is available at RGMS Shop to create Cabochons?

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Slab Saw – to cut slaps from larger rocks

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Trim Saws – used to “rough out” the cabochon shape

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Grinding Stations – used to further shape Cabochon (multiple grits available)

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Polish Station (left) – used for final polishing of the Cabochon


Membership Application

Member annual dues are $30 for an individual or $40 for a household.

Children of members (under the age of 18) are free. Children are invited and encouraged to participate in all of the regularly scheduled Club activities.

Membership Applications are available during the General Meeting each month. Complete application forms are submitted at the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting for approval.

Membership application form