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.
2017 RGMS Jackpot of Gems Show

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

BLM Proposal–Close McDermitt Areas to Collecting to Protect Sage Grouse

Hello Reno Gem and Mineral Society,

I am contacting you to let you know about a proposal from the BLM that is going to close millions of acres to protect the sage grouse. This affects Nevada. I’ve given you three links; Proposal Alert, Interactive Map and Written Concerns. The Proposal Alert link shows the alert notice. The map shows areas to be closed. For example, I looked closely and found that the McDermitt areas will be closed to both digging and off-highway driving. And lastly, the Written Concerns link shows how to voice your written concerns.

The public has through March 30th to submit written concerns.

Proposal Alert:

BLM Idaho management plan to prohibit hobby rock collecting

Interactive Map:

Written Concerns

Good luck,

Mike Unruh

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: 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.