GMS     The Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059

June 2017 Picnic and Auction

Beach Themed Picnic Food

Photo by Lori Carter

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Mary Rauzi (center in blue) and Diana Poppelreuter (left)
created a beachy background for all of the potluck picnic dishes

Auction Items

Photo by Lori Carter

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Specimens from Cornwall, England
Photo by Lori Carter

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Moss agate from India with some Gorilla Snot hair gel to tame it down
Photo by Lori Carter

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Slag plus some hot, hot chili
Photo by Lori Carter

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A Foredom rotary tool!
Photo by Lori Carter

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Core samples from a talc mine plus some Minion Pez to help them with their outlaw ways
Photo by Lori Carter

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Yummy pudding stone conglomerate
Photo by Lori Carter

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Cool cave formations (legally collected)
Photo by Lori Carter

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Box o' stuff
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Delightful dioptase from Tsumeb, Africa
Photo by Lori Carter

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Highly fluorescent calcite and Franklinite from New Jersey
Photo by Lori Carter

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Giant glass gem i.e. paperweight
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Trim saw!
Photo by Lori Carter

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Big kiln and some big maps
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Boulder opal embedded in a section of wall plus a close-up
Photo by Lori Carter

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Rhodolite garnet from North Carolina
Photo by Lori Carter

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Stunning Apophyllite and Stilbite from India
Photo by Lori Carter

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Stack of books including this one
Photo by Lori Carter

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Rough crazy lace agate from Mexico
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Spooky skeletal quartz from South Carolina
Photo by Lori Carter

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Slag plus a tomato plant
Photo by Lori Carter

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Unopened geodes from Tennessee
Photo by Lori Carter

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Fossilized coral!

Juniors at the Picnic

Photo by Lori Carter

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Example of one of the juniors only auction lots
Photo by Lori Carter

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Juniors' specimen identification table
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Juniors put specimens on cards so adults could id them and write what they are
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Ian's specimens waiting for ID
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"Grape" agate, possibly from Utah
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Barite
Photo by Lori Carter

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Excited junior bidding on something cool
Photo by Lori Carter

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Perfect playground right next to the pavilion!

Auction Time

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Last minute auction additions (second one with half a Sue Gorday for scale)
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Jay Gorday (left) displaying an item for auctioneer Kim Cochran
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Margaret Ronan helped display and deliver auction items, too
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Kim kept going while Charles Carter filled in display and delivering after half time
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Auction fun and picnic food
Photo by Lori Carter

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Gilligan didn't bid on anything, but he scored some picnic snacks -- great day!

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