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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


Detail from gold torc from the Winchester Hoard
The Portable Antiquities Scheme/ The Trustees of the British Museum
[CC BY-SA 2.0 (]

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Speaker: Juergen Poppelreuter
Topic:Viking Knitting Presented by a Traveler to Far Off Arizona
Location: GMS Building

I hope everyone enjoyed John’s talk on gold and silver jewelry, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. We have such a large wealth of knowledge in our membership, who are willing to share this knowledge with us. I advise everyone to check out the William Holland schedule and take one of John’s casting classes. The casting equipment is bulky, so John cannot bring it to a meeting for us. If casting is not your thing, I encourage you to take one of the other classes.

This month I had a voicemail from one of our travelers from far away Arizona. Juergen offered to show us how to do Viking Knitting. So while it is fresh in his mind, I have him scheduled for the March meeting. I hope everyone can make this meeting, learn new skills, and watch me mangle a long piece of wire.

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

Jay Gorday,
Gem Section Chair

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