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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


Ring with Aegis of Nepthys, Egypt, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22
Photo Credit: Cleveland Museum of Art, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Speaker: Dion Stewart
Topic: Turquoise
Location: Virtual Meeting (Link here when available)

Due to scheduling conflicts, we are moving Dion’s program on Turquoise to the June meeting. The May meeting was changed to a program on Summerville Agate presented by Diana Poppelreuter. I hope everyone enjoyed Diana’s program. A big thanks goes to Diana for being flexible and being able to put the program together faster than originally planned.

This month our program will be a PowerPoint presentation on how to distinguish the top eight "localities" for turquoises presented by Dion Stewart. This will be an interactive presentation where we get to pick out the “best” or our favorite samples shown on the page. This program will be virtual only via Zoom. The meeting will start at 7:30PM and the Zoom link will open at 7:00PM for visitation.

Looking ahead, I am thinking of putting a PowerPoint program together on faceting a gemstone for the July meeting. I will include pictures at various stages in the process. I will be demonstrating faceting at Tellus RockFest in June. If you get a chance to make it up to Cartersville, stop by and say hello.

We will make arrangements to fold, stamp and address the paper copies of the newsletter before the meeting.

I hope to see everyone online thru the virtual meeting and in the meantime, stay safe!

Jay Gorday and Diana Poppelreuter
Gem Section Co-Chairs

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