March General Meeting – Thursday, March 10th (Click for More Info)

Meeting Topic: I have heard from several members they are having a hard time obtaining a good polish when tumbling rocks. This month, several of our members will speak on the various polishing methods. A question and answer session will follow. Hopefully, you will solve your tumbling problems at this meeting.

Do you have some rocks that are not polished to your liking and want to know what to do next? Then, please bring them to the meeting and get your questions answered.

Do you have some soft rocks and want to know how you can polish them?? Then, bring them too and learn how to polish them.

Show ‘n Tell: Bring rocks or minerals you would like identified. Our members that are very knowledgeable on identification will give it a go. Of course, we can’t guarantee to identify everything, but they will give it a good try.

Great Tumbling Resource: The Rock Tumbler’s website. It has a great how-to library. https://rocktumbler.com/

 

 

Updated: April 5, 2022 — 1:19 pm

Presidents Message

  • From the Top of the Rock Pile .   .   .   .   . Planning for our Gem Show is well underway. I took on the position since no one volunteered to be the Show Coordinator. I am determined to keep our show from falling to the wayside because no one is interested in volunteering for the position. I give a lot of kudos to Mark Hohn for getting our show off the ground again in 2018. What Mark restarted is now a successful show every year and has grown year after year. Last year, Chris Vitellaro put together a great show

Meeting Announcements

  • Topic: Out-of-state rockhounding sites by Roger Danneman Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, etc. – So many rockhounding places! We have a few members who have combined a road trip vacation and rockhounding that will collaborate on this. It’s interesting to see the variety of material from these areas. After this meeting, you may want to plan a road trip too! Show ‘n Tell: Show us something you have found or bought on a road trip.

  • April 11th – Rock Bingo (Spring Break) and Food Drive This meeting is our annual “Rock Bingo” night. It is held during spring break so our Young Tumblers and their friends can attend without worrying about school the next day. Each member is asked to bring 3 wrapped items for each person who intends to play Bingo. You can play up to 3 games in person, and every person goes home a winner. Please try to donate an item you would like to receive, not junk slabs and rocks. Let’s all plan to have a fun evening together. Guests are welcome, and we encourage our Young Tumblers to bring their friends. Food Drive – We are collecting food for the Kent Food again. Try to donate 1 item or more for every person playing Bingo.

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