Pershing County Lands Bill – Public Town Hall Meeting 5/17/2016



Pershing Co. Lands Bill

The Pershing Co. Board of Commissioners will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m., at the Pershing Co. Community Center, 820 6th St., Lovelock, Nv.  The meeting will focus on discussion and comments related to wilderness, wildlife and orhter special interests affected by the proposed Wilderness Lands Bill (Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act).  Specific topics of discussion and comment will include, but are not limited, to the following:  Disposal of Specified BLM Lands; Disposition of Proceeds; Authorized Land Conveyances; Conveyance of Specified BLM Lands to Pershing County (Unionville Cemetery);  Designation of Specified Wilderness Areas; and Release of Selected Wilderness Study Ares.  (there will be another meeting on May 18,2016, for overview of all three meetings)

Maps, Fact Sheets and the draft bill can be found at:  (County Services-Pershing County Lands)

2014 Jackpot of Gems Show

The Reno Gem & Mineral Society presents the 49th annual Jackpot of Gems show.

Come enjoy 20+ dealers, demonstrations, 60+ exhibits, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, geodes, books, raffles and more!

Admissions: Adults $6, Ages 6-12 $4, Kids under 6 are free!

Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10 and 11, 2014.

Sat. 10am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave



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?


Slab Saw – to cut slaps from larger rocks


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


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


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

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