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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

Tumbled Stones
(Image Credit: Aldk from Pixabay)

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Social Time: 7:00 pm
Meeting Time: 7:30 pm
Topic: Tumbling Roundtable
Location: Hybrid Meeting (Link here when available)

I hope everyone enjoyed Diana’s beginning wire wrap project. I had a lot of fun trying to get the wire around the crystal and make it look good (well almost)! I hope those who tuned in virtually had some wire, a rock and tools and was able to follow along. Let us know how it went and send us a pic of your result.

The Show and Tell for the August Meeting worked pretty well for the in-person and virtual meeting. We had a few bugs and still have a lot to learn about the technology before we have the kind of meetings we would like to have. We will keep trying to improve.

We had a request for information on tumbling come thru our website. Diana and I do not know all that much about tumbling, so I thought for the October meeting we would have a panel discussion and talk about Tumbling Stones. If you know anything about tumbling, be part of the panel and share your knowledge either in person at the club house or via Zoom virtually. If you are a beginner or have questions, the more experienced members, hopefully, can give you guidance.

We have one more Gem Section Meeting in November and it will finish this year. We do not meet in December because of the holidays. If you have any ideas for a topic, let us know. We are always looking for interesting meeting topics.

For those who show up in person at the clubhouse, we will fold, stamp, and address the paper copies of the newsletter before the meeting.

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

Jay Gorday and Diana Poppelreuter
Gem Section Co-Chairs

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