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  • 2018 Jack Pot of Gems

    Last years 2017 RGMS Jackpot of Gems Show Flyer Last years Reno Gem & Mineral Society's 52nd Annual "Jackpot of Gems" Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show

  • Artisan Craft Fairs – 2018

    Twice a year we have a wonderful event called the Artisan Craft Fair, featuring items sold by our members.  We have the fabulous “Wheel of Fortune” for the younger crowd, where everyone is a winner!  Our next fair is Mother’s Day weekend (May 11 – 13, 2018) at the Reno Town  Mall! 

    Please pass on this invitation to all your friends and come to our Fair.  We’ll be selling unique jewelry and pendants, fossils, mineral specimens, faceted gems and cabochons, just to name a few of our items to keep or give as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, and all the gift-giving holidays.  Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces at our booths!
     
    As always, free parking and no admission charge.
     
     
  • No December Classes Scheduled

    The Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. school is taking December off.  Open House will also take the month off.  Thank you to all who have taken advantage of the classes offered during the past year.  Classes will resume in January, 2018 so stay tuned for January classes to be announced at the General Meeting on January 3rd.

  • Camp Paradise not affected by Ponderosa wildfire

    Dear Societies,

    For those of you who have members attending Camp Paradise the 2nd week (September 3-9), please let them know that the Ponderosa wildfire will not affect camp. The fire is traveling northwest which is the opposite direction from Camp Paradise which is good news for us. Today the smoke cannot even be seen at the campgrounds. I am attending camp the 2nd week, and  look forward to seeing you all soon.

    Thank you!

  • National Parks Senior Pass Fee Increase

    If you go to ANY National park or Public Lands requiring an entry fee, are 62 or older, and do not already have a Golden Age Pass (Senior Pass), then PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT by clicking here.

    If you do not have one and are 62 or older, this is your last chance to get your lifetime Senior Pass for just $10.00. 

    Congress, under Obama, increased the pricing for this pass,  BUT you still have a chance to get one if you act before August 28, 2017.

    Click here for full details.

  • Website Maintenance – Possible downtime (June 9th)

    Our web host will be performing maintenance on June 9th from 7:00 am to about 9:00 am.

    During the maintenance window, there may be approximately 15-30 minutes of downtime while the work is performed.

  • Artisan Craft Fairs – 2017

    Twice a year we have a wonderful event called the Artisan Craft Fair, featuring items sold by our members.  We have the fabulous “Wheel of Fortune” for the younger crowd, where everyone is a winner!  Our next fair is October 6th thru 8th, 2017 at the Reno Town  Mall!

    Please pass on this invitation to all your friends and come to our Fair.  We’ll be selling unique jewelry and pendants, fossils, mineral specimens, faceted gems and cabochons, just to name a few of our items to keep or give as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, and all the gift-giving holidays.  Looking forward to seeing your smiling faces at our booths!
     
    As always, free parking and no admission charge.
     
     
  • 2017 Jack Pot of Gems
    2017 RGMS Jackpot of Gems Show

    The Reno Gem & Mineral Society Announces our 52nd Annual “Jackpot of Gems” Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show

  • 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.
     
    Please use this URL to view top level description:
     
     
    Please choose “View Bill in NELIS” to review or use this URL:
     
     
    How to email Governor Brian Sandoval:
     
  • 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.