1 1 RokTok..MAR., 2015 Photo by Bill Henderson Look What s Inside 2. Notes to all members 3. Classes, Presentations, and opportunity 4. Amazing Minerals 5. February Calendar 6. March Birth Stones 7. Texas Gem and Mineral events 8. Sunshine and Rain Report 9. Tumbling Contest Event Flyers 10. Area Clubs and Maps PROGRAM FOR MEETING QUIET IS A MUST, Silent Auction time. Bring Money Our Purpose The Dallas Gem and Mineral Society is organized to promote 1. Interest, knowledge, and skill in the lapidary arts and in the art of metalworking (embodying the use of polished gems and minerals when appropriate). 2. Interest in the collecting and study of rocks and minerals to increase knowledge of geology and related earth sciences. T h i s includes the holding of an annual show, cooperation, the sharing of common interests and a better understanding of the activities of the members. Cub officers for 2015 President - Harold Bowers 1st VP (Programs) - Jim Senseman 2nd VP (Shop) - David Pirnie Treasurer - Jack Sorrow Secretary Burt Breedlove 6th Board Member - Mike Russell Monthly Meetings 3rd. Tuesday at 7:00 pm. The American Legion Hall Plano Rd. 105 Dallas, TX Lapidary Workshop Hours Lapidary Workshop Hours Open Shop: Mon. & Thur. 6: 9: PM Sat. 8:00 AM 1:00 PM
2 3 The DGMS offers several craft and learning opportunities for members and guests. Among the classes and presentation are the following BEADING: Basic bead making and display. BASIC ROCKHOUNDING: When, where, and how to find minerals. CHAIN MAIL: Producing chain mail for jewelry. FACETING: Use of flat lap to produce faceted stones and crystals. FOSSIL HUNTING: Where to hunt and identify fossils. JEWELRY DESIGN: Basic planning and producing jewelry KNAPPING: The process used to make flint knifes, arrowheads, and ancient tools. METAL CLAY: Use of metal clays to form silver, gold, copper and bronze jewelry. METAL CASTING: Steps and process involved in metal casting jewelry. MINERAL IDENTIFICATION: Basic and advanced mineral identification processes and resources. SHOP QUALIFICATION: To give you a chance to use shop tools to cut and produce cabochons and other polished stones SILVER SMITHING: Basic metal Smithing for applique silver jewelry. SPECIMEN PREP: Cleaning, polishing, preparation of stone and fossils for display TUMBLING: Basic tip and techniques for mechanical stone polishing WIRE WRAP: Beginning, intermediate and advanced class in wire wrapping jewelry. If you have an interest in a learning, teaching a class or presenting in a meeting or if you have a new subject that might be of interest to DGMS please let it be known by contacting our secretary Bert Breedlove Announcement of an opportunity of interest Ron Ford, , looking for Texas Star Cut gemstones. He buys gemstones with the Texas Star Cut, sets them in Sterling Silver and sells them on ebay. He likes the stones of 8 mm to 10 mm size.
4 5 March 2015 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Shop Close DGMS Monthly Meeting 7pm-9pm 8am-1pm Board Meeting 8am-1pm 8am-1pm 8am-1pm
5 6 March Birthstones Source: The two birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarine The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes. Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but also is found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique. Bloodstone The second birthstone for March is bloodstone, a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide. This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets and was believed to have healing powers especially for blood disorders. It is sometimes called the martyr's stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ's blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. Generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles, primary sources for this stone are India, Brazil, and Australia. Photos Complements of Lexx Stones
6 7 Gem and Minerals Shows Around an Near Texas From The Hounds Tale of ARLINGTON GEM AND MINERAL CLUB March San Antonio, TX Southwest Gem & Mineral Society March Ada, OK Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club April Abilene, TX Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society April Alpine, TX Chihuahua Gem & Mineral Society May Waco, TX Waco Gem & Mineral Club May Lubbock, TX Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society May Fort Worth, TX Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Society June Grapevine, TX Arlington Gem & Mineral Club August Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge, LA Gem & Mineral Society August Bossier City, LA Ark-LA-Tex Gem & Mineral Society August Jasper, TX Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society October Temple, TX Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society October Austin, TX 2015 AFMS/SCFMS SHOW November Mesquite, TX Dallas Gem & Mineral Society
7 Sunshine and Rain Report March Sunshine Birthdays 8 3 Mar Alex Davis 17 Mar Marie Brewton 31 Mar Sean Neeley
8 10 TO: Dallas Gem and Mineral Society PO Box Dallas, TX Shop Phone (214) LOCAL CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Arlington G&M Club, 1408 Gibbons, Arlington, 1st Tuesday, at 7:30 pm Cowtown Gem, Mineral & Glass Club, 3300 Bryant-Irving Road, Ft Worth, 2nd Tues., at 7:00 pm Dallas Bead Society, address pending, 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm Dallas G&M Society, Plano Rd, off of Plano Rd, Dallas, 3rd Tuesday, at 7:00 pm Dallas Paleo Society, EMGI (Bldg H, Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Ln), 2nd Wednesday at 7:30 pm Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Club, 3545 Bryan Avenue, Fort Worth, 4th Tuesday at 7:30 pm Lockheed-Martin Stone Steppers, 3400 Bryant-Irving Road, Fort Worth, 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 pm Oak Cliff G&M Soc., Oak Cliff Unitarian Universalist Church 3839 W Kiest Blvd. Dallas, Texas th. Tuesday 7:00 Pleasant Oaks G&M Club, Garland Women's Bldg., 713 Austin, Garland, 1st Thursday, at 7:30 pm Meeting Date and Location Third Tuesday each month at 7:00 PM at the American Legion Hall next to the shop off Plano Rd. (see map) Member of South Central Federation of Mineral Societies Affiliated With American Federation of Mineral Societies For members of DGMS only, The Rok Tok will Gladly announce your rock showings at art shows, museums, or libraries, etc.,
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