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Gem Section

A Special GMS Group
for People Interested in Gems

Gem Section Meets
Last Monday Every Month

Ah, the jewels of the rockhounding world. Gems come in many different forms, but one thing is usually certain -- someone took something normal and transformed it into something spectacular!

Join us at Gem Section to see rocks when they are all dressed up and even dress up a few yourself!

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Gem Section Message


Date: Monday, July 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Dopping for Faceting (Tentatively)
Location: GMS Building

Thanks goes to Juergen for last month’s program on Viking Knit Part II. I hope everyone did their homework and finished their chain with Juergen’s guidance. I saw Juergen knitting away at the Tellus Rock fest between rain showers.

This month I think that we are due for a program on faceting. I just finished demonstrating at Rockfest, so I do not have an exact topic yet. I’m recovering from two days of knocking stones off the dop into the grass and mud! Maybe I need to review dopping. I promise that I will narrow down the topic by the July meeting. I hope to see everyone at the meeting.

It’s not too late to bring your contribution to the Gem Section Display Case. Bring your creation to the meeting and we will add it to the case.

As usual, we will start the evening by folding; addressing and stamping the paper copies of the newsletter and the meeting will start at 7:30PM. I hope to see everyone there.

Jay Gorday,
Gem Section Chair

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