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.
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.
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?
What Equipment is available at RGMS Shop to create Cabochons?
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.