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NV Energy has accepted the RGMS application for a charitable grant contest!  They are offering up to $10,000 for the organizations that receive the most public votes.  This grant contest is limited to organizations that actively promote sustainability in Nevada.  Well, that’s RGMS!

The voting is conducted online, from September 25 to 28 ONLY, and open to all Nevada residents.  Voting is limited to one vote per person per day.  That could be 4 votes per member (one each day and no age limit).  Please ask your friends and acquaintances to vote, too.

https://nvenergy.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_25z7cszsnUwy5gh  Here is the link for you and your friends to access the voting site.  Please spread the word – this is one very easy way to support RGMS.

We’ll send you one more email reminder on September 24, the day before voting begins.


Membership meeting reminder!

Hope all of our Reno Rockhounds had a great Labor Day! Maybe you even spent it rockhounding or doing one of the many mineral based hobbies? Either way, it’s already time for another general meeting! Tomorrow, Wednesday September 5th, starting at 7pm in Baldini’s Casino we’ll have our monthly, free, and open to the public general meeting. If you came along with one of our society members to a recent field trip or the picnic, or are otherwise interested in learning more about and potentially becoming part of the society, please join us! We cover a lot of topics during our meetings including important announcements, upcoming field trips, get-togethers, and events in addition to having a guest speaker each month that goes in depth on a particular topic. This month we have our member Carl Olsen talking about geologic structures, for example. You can apply to be a member there, as well as see what volunteers we might need. There’s even a small raffle for prizes at our meetings! But most of all, we’re a group of like-minded people who are always happy to have someone new to chat about our hobbies with. Come see us tomorrow night and see what you learn or who you meet!
Photo credit: LPHR Group (https://www.flickr.com/photos/cpasqueretta/9647943721)

Monte Cristo Field Trip

Looking for a camping trip in the desert but with a little more rockhounding and a little less Burning Man? Then we’ve got a trip coming up for you, Reno Rockhounds! We’re headed out to the southern end of the Monte Cristo Range, in the opposite direction of Black Rock but no less Nevada desert-y, we assure you! This site is between Coaldale Junction and Tonopah and will be a camping trip going from this Friday, August 31st, to Monday, September 3rd. Further directions and the location of the campsite can be found in your August Conglomerate. We’ll be leaving camp at 8am each morning to head to collection sites for agate, jasper, and rhyolite mostly with a few other things thrown in. If you’re particularly interested in agate come prepared to do some hard rock mining, but there will be material on the surface as well. As usual with our camping trips, there will be a potluck on Saturday night at 6pm so bring some food to share, lots of water for the daytime, your usual rockhounding tools, and maybe a decked out bicycle if you’re feeling adventurous!
Photo credit: BLM Nevada (https://www.flickr.com/photos/blmnevada/19971083632/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/blmnevada/32633171096/in/photolist-RHFwQY)

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Welcome to the Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Inc. 480 So. Rock Blvd, Sparks, Nevada www.renorockhounds.com The Reno Gem & Mineral Society is a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, organized for the purpose of creating, developing, and encouraging interest in earth sciences, … Continue reading