Vol. XXXVII, No. 4 --- April 2000

CFMS Newsletter

Table of Contents

President's Message ................................................. Pat LaRue
Wiley Well District Field Trip ...................................... Richard Pankey
Great Programs ........................................................ Anne Schafer
Field Trip South ........................................................ Steve Ivie
IMA Approves New Mineral named for Juanita Curtis .... Beverly Moreau
Education Thru Sharing ............................................. Colleen Mcgann
Junior Activities Report .............................................. Jim Brace-Thompson
Keweenaw Week 2000 .............................................. Steve Whelan
Dues and Due ........................................................... Renata Bever
Won't You Help, Please ............................................. Shirley Leeson
Gold and Gem Show Forms ....................................... Pat LaRue


By Pat LaRue, CFMS President
CFMS President

    Last month I discussed a few of the more visible services available member organizations. How does a club/ society find out about these services and programs? Ideally the club/society Federation Director provides this information on a regular basis at membership meetings. As reinforcement the bulletin editor provides readers with this information in the monthly newsletter.

    Unfortunately not all Directors or editors take this responsibility. The excuse often heard is that they don't receive the CFMS newsletter. Directors are reminded that each member organization is entitled to receive three (3) copies of the newsletter. It is the responsibility of the Director or other designated person to send the list of persons who should receive the newsletter to the CFMS Executive Secretary/Treasurer, Renata Bever. She maintains the mailing list and has no way of knowing who should be on that list unless you tell her.

    When the officer change form is sent to Renata, the names and addresses of the three members designated to receive the newsletter should be indicated. Who should these three persons be? That is up to the organization; most designate the President, Editor and Federation Director as the persons to receive them. Anyone can subscribe to the newsletter at a cost of $5.50. You can mail your subscription request to Renata. If there are Directors reading this who have not yet returned the officer change form, please take a moment to fill it out and get it in the mail.

    This year each club paid $4.50 per member to CFMS. How is this money allocated? $3 went to pay for the insurance policy; $.50 goes to the AFMS for their dues and the rest goes to CFMS to provide services to you. That dollar bill along with income from investments and show profits pays for the programs of the CFMS, including those 3 free newsletters per organization. Slide and video library users pay a modest user fee and return postage for programs borrowed from the library. Participants in the Earth Science Seminars also pay a fee to cover operating costs. Neither of these programs are designed to make a profit although on paper that may occasionally appear to be the case. If there is a surplus, those funds can cover unforeseen costs and purchase needed equipment to enhance that particular program.

    In 1987 CFMS inaugurated its Endowment Fund in an effort to build a source of revenue which could supplement the dues and other monies available for the funding of CFMS programs and services. In 1999 the financial emergency created when an unforeseen premium increase for the existing insurance came about, income from the Endowment Fund came to the rescue. The clubs were not asked to make up the difference. The Endowment Fund did exactly what it was designed to do ... serve as a supplement.

    We must give greater support to the Endowment Fund than we have in the past few years. As that Fund continues to grow, a secure source of revenue will build. We no longer should depend upon the annual show to bring in a large amount of income. No one even wants to think about a future dues increase.

    The Endowment Fund is dependent upon the generosity of the member organizations and individual members to grow and thrive. It is YOUR Fund designed to benefit YOU and YOUR Federation now and in the future. All donations are tax deductible and even if you no longer itemize or are no longer even required to file a return, make a donation anyway. It will make you feel good!

Wiley Well District Field Trip

By Richard Pankey,
Field Trips - North

    This was a great trip and it takes a lot of superlatives to describe it. Beautiful spring weather. Friendly, helpful people. Delicious potluck dinners. Interesting campfires. Diverse and abundant collecting. It, also, takes a lot of adjectives to describe the recent CFMS field trip to the Wiley Well District. Big. Fun. Productive. Rewarding. Just to name a few.

    Big. There were already 10 rigs at the campsite when Betty and I arrived on Sunday morning. We set up our trailer and laid out an open area for our campfire and socializing. I was expecting a big turnout since over 140 people had called me or e-mailed me with their "reservations". We ended up with over 170 people, including 10 to 12 children. There were 58 motorhomes and trailers and a few tenters and vans spread out over a 10 to 15 acre area. This was the largest field trip that I have led or attended. Most of the people attending this trip were from California and Nevada. Forty CFMS societies were represented. There were guest rockhounds from Alberta, Canada, Wisconsin, Michigan, Texas, Arizona and Dan and Ruby Lingelbach, the AFMS president, from Oklahoma. On the Monday trip to the Hauser Beds we had 120 people in 57 vehicles. The caravan to the collecting site was over 2 and •   miles long.

    Productive. We had 5 days of collecting trips that included 3 of the well known geode beds. For our first trip on Monday, we went to the Hauser beds in the morning and explored the Corn Field in the afternoon. We parked at Road's End and walked in about .5 miles to the Hauser Bed dig site in the dry wash. The geodes here were fairly abundant and easy to dig out of loose, dry ash. The geodes ranged in size from golf balls to softball. These are agate filled geodes, many with small, druzey crystal cavities.

    In the afternoon we stopped to explore an area called the Corn Field. I learned about this and several other interesting sites from the Vug Hunter's Treasure Map #7 by Michael Peterson. This pamphlet is a very good, very detailed set of maps and information for collecting in this area. The pamphlet said, "Walking the washes looking for smooth surfaced, corn colored amydules, without matrix, can be discovered exposed in the bank. Some are calcite crystal lined, while others are filled with selinite and barite crystals. They vary in size from a pea to the size of an orange". It took us a few minutes, then we all started finding mostly small, pea size to golf ball size amydules. This area is about 1 mile from the Hauser Beds. The amydules are not really anything special but are different and interesting and added variety to our collecting.

    We headed out to the Potato Patch on Tuesday morning. Most of the "digs" were collapsed and filled with a lot of very rocky overburden. The holes that were open were not very productive. But those who dug and put in the work did find geodes. Several of us walked around the hill and the surrounding area where we found pastelite, a few broken geodes, gypsum, agate and chalcedony roses.

    After an early lunch we headed for the Big Windy just north of the Potato Patch. According to the pamphlet we were supposed to find "botroidial psilomine". However, we didn't! We did find A LOT of agate, chalcedony roses and druzey quartz, which is good for tumbling and grab bags. This area is down a faint, rough, rocky road about .7 miles off the main road. Material is abundant, but the quality is marginal.

    Wednesday we went to the Straw Beds. The largest geodes to be found in the area are found at the Straw Beds; many in the range of softballs to football size and shape. We found the holes that I started 2 years ago and they were still very productive. Besides geodes, chunks of black and white agate were found. In the afternoon we went back to Wiley Well Road south of camp to collect psilomelane.

    Michael Peterson led our trips on Thursday and Friday. We went to the "Lost Larry Lode" near Clapp Springs on Thursday. This is in a Wilderness Area so we had to walk in about a half a mile to the dig site. The material here is a multi-colored, pastel "opalite/jasper". Some material is available as float, but the bigger, good stuff is obtained by hard rock mining. Geodes and other material were found in the area. On Friday we caravaned to a petrified wood and fossil site in Arizona about 20 miles from camp. This area is part of the Gould Wash on the east side of the Colorado River. Several nice, 20 to 35 pound pieces of knarly, petrified Ironwood were found. The fossils in this area are coral and other marine fossils. The road into this site cut through some small, sandy, washes that were big enough to catch a couple of slow moving trucks.

    Fun. We had a pot luck dinner each evening. Our biggest pot luck dinner was on Monday evening with over 140 people. It is amazing the variety of delicious food that shows up to a dinner in the middle of the desert. Each evening we were blessed with a beautiful sunset to enjoy with our dinner. Our last potluck was a "soup dinner". Each person contributed at least one can of condensed or ready to eat soup. The cream soups went into one pot and the red/broth soups in another. The resulting soups were delicious.

    After dinner we joined together around a roaring campfire that was prepared each evening for us by Dan and Paul McGurk of Boulder City. One evening BLM Ranger Ron Lewis and Ranger-in-training Javier Cortazon from Blythe joined us. They discussed regulations for camping and collecting on BLM land, some of Ron's enforcement experiences and introduced us to his K-9 partner. This was a good exchange for us to better know about the BLM and for them to know about rockhounds.

    Rewarding. We had a great group with a wide range of field trip experience from first time novices, old timers who "hadn't been on a field trip in years" and many of the regulars. I don't know who was the oldest, but we had several pebble pups and children. It is a great thrill for me to help introduce new rockhounds to collecting and the joys of field trips. We had a very friendly and helpful group. Especially sharing tools and dig sites, and changing some flat tires.

    In addition to the collecting trips and camp activities, a highlight of the trip was the dedication of this great geode collecting area as a Rockhound Educational and Recreational Area by the BLM. This was accomplished through the efforts of Jim Strain and Isabella Burns. The dedication took place on Monday evening after our potluck dinner. I am sure that Jim and Izzie will report on the details of the dedication elsewhere in the Newsletter. But I do want to take this opportunity to recognize their accomplishment and thank them for this outstanding achievement.

    We had a special treat on Wednesday morning. The "Boys" from the Mother Lode Mineral Society, led by Marion Roberts and Jim Wade, prepared a delicious pancake breakfast for the whole group. They were up at daybreak preparing the batter and getting the griddle hot. They started serving at 7:00 AM and continued steady until the last pancake was eaten at 8:30.

    Not everyone in camp was a rock collector. So, on Wednesday afternoon Betty Pankey taught a round wire jewelry class to about 12 women. She provided the tools and material, showed them how to make a basic ear cuff and a simple ring with beads. Each woman ended the afternoon with some new jewelry in her collection.

    A Big Thank You to all who pitched in and helped make this such a great field trip - helping with the pot luck dinners, with the campfires, cutting geodes, changing flat tires, pushing out of sandy washes, the pancake breakfast, the dedication, helping first timers and so on. And a Big Thank You to all the friendly rockhounds who attended and made this such a special trip.


By Anne Schafer,
Program Aids Chair

    If your own club members are the best source of programs, as discussed in March, what is next best? Looking over the 1999 Program Reports, I find that 11 clubs found the answer 33 times! Can you guess? It's local experts in all the hobby-related fields: minerals, lapidary, fossils, paleontology, jewelry, geology, and more.

    Where can one find these local experts? Universities, colleges, and museums large and small are the top choices. It is wise to cultivate your club's relationships with these institutions, and your club may even offer a scholarship to the local geology or fine arts/ jewelry program if so desired. Very often you will find that professors may have written a new book they wish to promote, graduate students may seek to test out their ideas on a friendly and receptive audience, and museum staffers will enjoy talking about recent finds or the newest exhibit going in. All these people are interested in education and are naturals as speakers.

    Need even more experts? Talk to your local rock shop owners and mineral dealers. They often travel around the country, if not the world, for business and pleasure, and always have great stories and slides to share. Some are excellent silver- or goldsmiths, and may be persuaded to present workshops on chainmaking or wirewrap to your club. Others collect minerals, carvings, or mining memorabilia that would form the basis for a great program. One or two are good photographers, and can pass on helpful tips and techniques for taking better pictures of minerals, gems, and jewelry. Lastly, rock and mineral dealers regularly meet many different people in all aspects of the hobby and are well able to suggest a whole list of other potential speakers.

    Now, for a few helpful hints, some from Podium People. (This reference is available from the CFMS Secretary Renata Beaver for a small fee. Her address is on page 2.) I find reviewing this publication is always worthwhile.

    Tip #1: Get organized. Write out a simple chart. List the months when your club has meetings down the left side, and across the top write headers for date, program/speaker, mailing and email addresses, phone, reminder notice, and thank-you letter. Post this bandy reference where you can see it.

    Tip #2: Fill in the blanks. Write in every program that you already know about: annual banquet, Christmas potluck, installation dinner, show workshop, picnic, silent auction, and other traditional events. Now, see all those white spaces in your chart? Start trying to fill in the most critical spaces first (i.e., closest in time). If your potential speaker or program won't fit your critical date, look down your handy-dandy chart and sign 'em. up for one of those later dates!

    Tip #3: Plan ahead. Always try to have at least this month's and next month's programs already scheduled. This takes eliminates a great deal of pressure, allowing you, the program chair, to be more flexible in your search for program topics, speakers, videos, and slide shows.

    Tip #4: Get help. Program chairmen Jim Parrish and Gregg Harris of the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society split the task of locating ten programs per year into two parts. They each find five programs and are responsible for alternate months. This gives them more time to seek out their next program, making the job more like fun than work.

    Tip#5: Say "thanks". Did you and your club enjoy the program? Let the presenter know of your appreciation by sending them a thank-you card, and they may just come back again.

    Two more 1999 Program Reports arrived in last month's mail:

    El Cajon Valley Min. & Gem - Carolyn Boland
    North Island Mineral & Gem - Gladys Walker

    Thank you for sending in your reports. You both deserve more than mere topaz, but your pieces of faceting, rough are in the mail.


By Steve Ivie Field Trip Chairman South

    Hello everyone, another month has flown by and we are that much closer to the trip to Stone Canyon. It is of course the season for the club shows and I am barely getting the case broken down before setting it up again. I hope everyone out there tries his or her hand at displaying. I get a lot of enjoyment from setting up a good case and I get to share my stones with a greater number of people.

    The field trip to Stone Canyon has been placed on the CFMS website (see website information below) but I have included a map here too. Also, I want to clarify some parts of my statements from last months bulletin. I should stop writing these at I am. First, I stated CFMS members only and this is not so, I was stuck in last years thinking When we didn't have the insurance program worked out. The article should read CFMS members and Guests. The other thing that I noticed when I read it, was that I made it sound like dealers were not welcome. Dealers are welcome and I am sure that we will have a fair dealer turn out. What I was trying to say was that the trip was set up for rockhounds as the primary interest. On this trip the Dealers are welcome to make any deals they want with the rancher for bulk purchase, but only after the rockhounds get their material. Steve made sure that plenty of material was brought up so there shouldn't be any shortage for purchase. What I found offensive was that the dealer was trying to take the material that was specifically dug up for the rockhounds on this trip.

From Field Trip Page

Saturday May 13th, 2000
Stone Canyon Field Trip
  By Steve Ivie, CFMS Field Trip Chairman - South

The Field trip to Stone Canyon will be held on Saturday May 13th, 2000. Everyone attending the trip must be at Parkfield at 9 am and ready to go. The vehicles will leave Parkfield for the collecting area promptly at 9 am.

Map to Parkfield

Parkfield - To reach Parkfield, which is near the town of San Miguel, you can either take Interstate 5 or Highway 101 north. The map above is not precise and is for reference only. Make sure you have planned your trip using an accurate map.

Food/Water/Gas - Parkfield only has one restaurant. It never opened the last time we were there. Make sure to pack a lunch and drinks. Also make sure you are OK with gas before leaving the 5 or 101 freeways..

Material Cost - Steve Blocksage has worked out with the owner that for $25.00 you get 50 lbs. of material and any there after is 50 cents per lb.

The Owner will be accepting cash only. Please do not bring a check or charge card to pay for your material. This material is of the highest quality and the area has only opened on a couple of occasions in previous years. Steve Blocksage did a lot of work to get this trip set up last year so try to make it on this special trip.

Safety/Equipment - Everyone should know how easy it is to get cut (injured) by good Jasper. As there will be sledge hammers involved, EVERYONE should be wearing safety glasses and good gloves. Long sleeves are optional but they do protect forearms. Long pants and field collecting boots are also recommended. Bring your standard collecting tools along with a possible sledge hammer, chisel and heavy buckets.

Any questions can be directed to Steve Ivie @ 1-805-376-2340 or Email to irockhound@aol.com.

Below is an image of a piece of Stone Canyon Jasper. Steve saved it for years not wanting to cut his best piece. This was from a collection Steve acquired when he first started in the hobby.

Piece of Stone Canyon Jasper

Remember we will also be traveling into a cow pasture so please drive an appropriate vehicle for collecting. During the rain out last year, we were told that with a little rain even our 4x4's wouldn't make it.

Please remember this is a trip for CFMS members and Guests. I also wanted to clarify my article in the March CFMS bulletin. Dealers are also welcome! What I had botched in my late night writing is that this trip is primarily for the rockhounds and they will get first choice of the material in Stone Canyon on this trip. The dealers are an integral part of this trip and may work out with the rancher a purchase of material, but only after the rockhounds get theirs. This trip was set up for the rockhounds but the dealers also have their place, so please do attend but be respectful of the rockhounds opportunity to get their material first before working volume purchase deals with the rancher. Thank you for your cooperation in this area.


By Beverly Moreau

    In a joint announcement made at the 35' Annual Pacific Micromount Conference in Redlands, California on January 29, 2000, Dr. William S. Wise of the Department of Geological Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara and Dr. Anthony R. Kampf, Curator of Mineral Sciences Section, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, confirmed the approval by the IMA of a new mineral named 'juanitaite' for Juanita Curtis.

    Juanita served the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies as their first Executive Secretary from 1961 to 1989. She and her husband, Bob Curtis (now deceased), were avid collectors and micromounters. In 1969 Juanita was honored with the Federations's Golden Bear Award, and more recently was named as one of their Scholarship Honorees

    The following written statement regarding the discovery, description and naming of the mineral was issued jointly by Dr. Wise, Dr. Kampf, and Dr. George R. Rossman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.

    "In September of 1971, a group of four collectors, Juanita and husband Charles (Bob) Curtis, Wayne Leicht and Fred Croad, visited the Gold Hill mine in Utah. On the dump immediately west of the 30-foot level adit, they noticed weathered fragments of limonitic gossan bearing a green mineral that they took for malachite (but which was later determined to be mixite). Juanita noticed native gold in the matrix, which spurred Wayne and Bob to venture through a crawl hole into the shallow inclined adit. Here they found similar material in place in the walls. They collected approximately two flats of this material.

    "A couple of weeks later, while examining the material more closely, Juanita noticed dark spots appearing much like pepper scattered on many of the specimens. Under the microscope she observed these to be clusters of olive green plates with bronzy reflections. They didn't match anything she bad seen before from Gold Hill, so she sent them to Bill Wise for identification. Powder diffraction and chemical analysis indicated that the mineral was new, but it was not until recently that crystals of sufficient quality to complete the description were recognized in the original material

    The new mineral is named : "juanitaite" for Juanita Curtis. This name was chosen rather than "curtisite", because the latter was originally applied to a mineral described in 1926, which in 1975 was determined to be a mixture of hydrocarbons. The new mineral and name have been approved by the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral names, IMA. Specimens LACMNH #45266 and #45267 are designated as cotypes and are deposited in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History."

    In their joint statement, Bill Wise and Tony Kampfrelated the process through which the mineral was finally approved. After the first application was submitted by Dr. Wise, the mineral was returned for further studies. At that time, he requested those studies to be made by Dr. Kampf at the L A- County Museum, and upon completion of the studies, another application was submitted. Once again, the IMA requested studies of a different nature, and these were placed in the capable hands of Dr. George Rossman. Upon completion of the further studies, a third application was submitted.

    Word of the approval reached Dr. Wise late in 1999, and the official announcement is scheduled to appear in an imminent issue of the Mineral Record.

    Timing of the announcement by Dr. Wise and Dr. Kampf could not have been more meaningful. The Pacific Mcromount Conference, e, founded at the suggestion of Juanita Curtis in 1966, celebrated its 35th, anniversary at their January meeting. In 1965, Juanita expressed to Dr. Fred Pough, then Curator of the Santa Barbara County Museum of Natural History, a wish that there could be a local micromount conference, such as was being held in the eastern part of the United States. Dr. Pough responded with an offer to host the conference at the Museum, and Juanita began sending out invitations for a conference in early 1966. Over 100 reservations resulted.

    During the past 35 years, the conference has been hosted in various locations, including Santa Monica, Torrance Westwood and Pasadena. For the past twelve years the location has been at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. The conference, traditionally held the last weekend in January, is sponsored by the Southern California Micro-Mineralogists, based in Long Beach, California, and draws participants from many states in the U. S., from Canada, Bolivia, and from New Zealand and Australia. Inquiries about future conferences may be addressed to Beverly Moreau, Registrar, E-mail bcmoreau@4dnet.com.


By Colleen Mcgann

    April rains bring May flowers. These rains are washing off all those wonderful rocks out on the desert and hillsides. The rocks are just waiting to be collected and worked into lapidary marvels by your fellow rock hounds. These dedicated rock hounds are perfect for your clubs chosen Member Recognition for this Year. Please remember to keep your letters coming.

    The Woodland Hills Rock Chippers presents Kelly Hickman. She has been a member since 1994 and has been a 'natural resource' from the getgo. Kelly has been Program Chair, Holiday Chair, has taken various positions in Gem Fair (our annual show in combination with other clubs), and is one of our most talented teachers of lapidary and the associated arts. This past year she spearheaded our first annual independent and very successful show. Kelly, our very own Chromite Queen, her dynamic, her energy, her enthusiasm, has been an inspiration to everyone in our club. We are honored by the opportunity to submit her name for Member Recognition for the Year 2000.

    Submitted by Mary Backus, Federation Director, and Gary Levitt, President

Preparing Your Juniors for the Big Show

By Jim Brace-Thompson,
Juniors Chairman

    It may seem early, but sooner than you realize, the CFMS 61st Annual Show & Convention will be upon us. Now is the time to start organizing your juniors for the big event. Exhibit forms were included in the information packets given to Federation directors last fall; in addition, copies of the forms maybe downloaded from the CFMS web site. (More on web sites in next months column!) Be sure your juniors mail their forms to Registration/ Exhibit Chair Pat LaRue at the earliest opportunity. Here's a handy checklist for your clubs Juniors Activities Chair:

    Have you talked with your juniors about the variety of exhibit options? Explain competitive versus noncompetitive exhibiting, educational displays, mineral and fossil collections, lapidary, etc. For young, first-time exhibitors who may not have an extensive collection or who are still learning the basics of the lapidary arts, an educational exhibit is often a great way to begin.


By Steve Whelan

    IF YOU DIDN'T ATTEND the big Midwest Federation Field Trip Convention two years ago, and have heard all about it from others, or, you DID attend and would like to have another week of great collecting and good company, plan on attending the Copper Country Rock and Mineral Clubs KEWEENAW WEEK 2000" August 7 through August 13.

    What is "KEWEENAW WEEK 2000"? How about a full week of field trips to different collecting localities in the Historic Lake Superior Copper District. This intense week of collecting provides collectors the opportunity to collect COPPER, SILVER, DATOLITE, COPPER-SILVER "HALFBREEDS", and all the associated minerals on FRESHLY TURNED-OVER MINE DUMPS.

    Field trips will start on Monday, August 7, at 9 am., and run all week with several trips each day. Also on the schedule will be some evening activities and a three-day GEM & MINERAL SHOW on August 11, 12, and 13 to conclude this week of rock-hounding. As more and more areas are closed to collecting across North America, this week in the Keweenaw offers the perfect opportunity for the collector to legally collect specimens at some of the most productive mines in the Lake Superior Copper District.

    Pre-registration is required for the field trips. Plan for the entire week, or come for few days.

    For more information or registration forms, contact Steve Whelan, Show Chairman; RR I Box 406, Calumet MI 49913. Phone: 906-337-2599, evenings.
Email: swhelan@portup.com

    The SHOW FLYER and accompanying FIELD TRIP REGISTRATION SHEET will be posted on the Internet at the Club's website www.portup.com/ ~swhelan/ccrmc after March 15th for you to print directly from your printer. Again please call Steve if you have any questions.

    See you U.P. north this summer!!!


By Renata Bever

March 10, 2000
P. 0. Box 489
Patton, CA 923 69-0489

    According to CFMS bylaws, Dues are due on January I of each year and become delinquent on March I of each year. Our records show that payment for dues and insurance has not been received as of above date. Please check with your treasurer to see why payment has not been made.

    In case your society/club has disbanded, please let me know.

Society/Club: ___________________________

Address: ________________________________

Treasurer: _______________________________


By Shirley Leeson
CFMS Historian

    If your club's bulletin is listed here, it means I don't have a copy for the Historian's Files. Would a club member please send me one copy of your bulletin .....

THE OPAL EXPRESS - American Opal Society

CHIP IN TUMBLE - Antelope Valley Gem & Min Club

MINERAL MEMOS - Antioch Lapidary Club

ROCK DUSTERS - Autonetics Gems

THE GOLDEN FROG - Calaveras Gem & Mineral Soc.

GENDROPS - Campbell Gem & Mineral Guild


THE SEARCH COIL - Central Coast Treasures Hunters Assn.

GAZELLE - Chino Valley Prospectors Club

CONVAIR ROCKHOUND - Convair Rockhound Club

THE ROCK CRUMBLER - Davis-Woodland Gem & Min Soc.

DEL AIR BULLETIN - Del Air Rockhounds Club

DELVINGS - Delvers Gem & Mineral Soc.



LITHOSPHERE - Fallbrook Gem & Min Soc.

ROCKHOUND'S RAG - Foothill Gem & Min Soc.



THE BENITOITE - Hollister Gem & Lapidary Club

ROCK TALK - Imperial Valley Gem & Min Soc.

LEAVERITE - Kaiser Rock & Gem Club

THE ROCK & HAMMER - Lake Elsinore Gem & Min Soc.

LIVERMORE LITHOGRAM - Livermore Valley Lithophiles

LODI CHIPS - Lodi Gem & Mineral Soc.

THE ROADRUNNER - Lone Pine Gem & Min Soc.

LONG BEACH MINERAL & GEM NEWS - Long Beach Mineral & Gem Soc.

PACIFIC MINERALOGIST - Los Angeles Mineralogical Soc.

MENDE COAST GEMS - Mendocino Coast Gem & Min Soc.

THE BULLETIN - Mineralogical Soc. of So Cal

DESERT DIGGINS - Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Soc.

GEMS OF THE FOOTHILLS - Monrovia Rockhounds

JASPER'S JARGON - Monterey Bay Min Soc. of Salinas

THE OREBIN - Mother Lode Mineralites

ARROWHEAD - Mt. Jura Gem & Mineral Soc.

NAPA GE24S - Napa Valley Rock & Gem Club

ROCK WRITINGS - Nevada County Gem & Min Soc.

NO NAME BULLETIN - Northern Cal Mineralogical Assn.

NOC NEWS - North Orange County Gem & Min

THE ROCKATIER - Northrop Grumman Gem & Min Club

STAUROLITE - Orange Belt Mineralogical Soc.

ORANGE COAST GAZETTE - Orange Coast Min & Lapidary Soc.

BULLETIN - Orange County 49ers

THE ORCUTT NEWS - Orcutt Mineral Society

DIG IT - The Original California Searchers

HILL & GULLY - Palmdale Gem & Min club

TUMBLER - Palos Verdes Gem & Min Soc.

THE PARADISE GEM - Paradise Gem & Min Club


ROCK TAK - Puente Hills Gem & Min Club

R. B. ROCKHOUNDS NEWSLETTER - Rancho Bernardo Rockhounds

TREASURE TROVE - Riverside Treasure Hunters

THE ROLLIN' ROCK - Roseville Rock Rollers

MATRIX - Sacramento Mineral Society

BULLETIN - San Francisco Min & Gem Soc.

PICK & SHOVEL - San Gorgonio Min & Gem Soc.

MINERAL MESSENGER - San Luis Obispo Gem & Min Club

CRYSTALITES - San Pablo Bay Gem & Min Soc.

CHIPS IN SPLINTERS - Santa Ana Rock & Mineral Club

THE CRYSTAL BALL - Santa Barbara Min & Gem Soc.

ROCKONTEUR - Santa Lucia Rockhounds

THE PETRIFIED LOG - Santa Monica Gemological Soc.

GEM-N-I - Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Soc.

HALITE HIGHLIGHTS - Searles Lake Gem & Min Soc.

DESERT HOBBYIST - Shadow Mt. Gem & Min Soc.

SIERRA PELONA GRAM - Sierra Pelona Rock Club

ROCK CHIPS - Stockton Lap & Min Soc.

YUBA SUTTER GEMS - Sutter Buttes Gem & Min Soc.

THE ROCKHOUND - Tehachapi Gem & Min Soc.

TRINITY TAILINGS - Trinity Gem & Min Soc.

SOLANO CHIEFTAIN - Vallejo Gem & Min Soc.

VALLEY GEMS - Valley Gems

ROCKHOUND RAMBLING - Ventura Gem & Min Soc.

THE BULLETIN - Victor Valley Gem & Min Club

THE ROCKORDER - Vista Gem & Mineral Soc.

BULLETIN - Westend Prospectors

ROCKHOUNDER - Whittier Gem & Min Soc.

THE POLISHED SLAB - Clark County Gem Collectors

GEMTIMES - Las Vegas Gem Club


     There were a number of clubs who listed no newsletter, if you have a newsletter, please send it to:

Shirley Leeson
CFMS Historian
6155 Haas St.
La Mesa, CA 91942-4312


By Pat LaRue

     Click here for all the Gold and Gem show forms.