To all interested parties the 2019 Nugget Shoot that was scheduled to be help Sept. 28th at the Rye Patch State Park in Nevada is hereby canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. We are planning on holding a 2020 Nugget Shoot at Rye Patch State Park next year. We thank all of our partners for the support they have given at the last 6 Nugget Shoots and hope they will continue with their support at the 2020 Nugget Shoot. See 2019 Rye Patch Nugget Shoot
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Our annual ‘Used Equipment Sale’ will be held at the Society’s facility (480 S. Rock Blvd., Sparks) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have material (equipment, gems, minerals, etc.) you want to sell, I will have the doors open at 8 a.m. on March 16th. The material you bring to sell should be related to our hobbies (lapidary, beading, wire wrap, silversmithing, etc.).
Large ticket items will be handled by silent auction, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Large items you will see include a Master Facet Machine, a double arbor cabochon unit, a Makita Electric Sharpener, a Rock Rascal Trim saw and More !! John Peterson
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.
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?