Monday, December 31, 2018

The Del Air Rockhounds Club Welcomes You!!





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The Del Air Rockhounds Club was founded in 1952 with members mostly residing in the San Fernando Valley area of California. Our club is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge of the lapidary arts and techniques, geology, mineralogy and related fields. We own our own lapidary equipment with members available to teach and demonstrate lapidary techniques to other members. Our members enjoy lapidary related programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, displays and lectures. We also take monthly field trips to our local deserts & mountains for exploration and the study and collection of lapidary and mineral specimens.

Member of the California & American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7618, Van Nuys, CA 91409 - Phone # 818-714-0321



Friday, December 28, 2018

Jan 2019 Del Air Calendar of Events

January 2019 Calendar
03: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
19: January Field Trip: Our annual trip to Santa Barbara for fossil Whale Bone.       21: Martin Luther King Jr Day: We all should have a dream.
24: Board Meeting: At Shellie VanWinkle’s Home                                       (It’s the 4th Thursday this month due to  Quartzsite on the 17th of January)
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General Meeting: Thursday Jan 03, 2019
The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:                                        Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324    
Guests are always welcome at our meetings and events however our annual Holiday Party in December requires a prepaid reservation in advance.


January 2019 Program
Chasing Color: Mining Boulder Opal in Australia 
Presented by: Dick & Mary Pat Weber 
During their year-long walkabout, geologists Dick and Mary Pat Weber visited most of the major opal mining districts of Australia.  Their favorite area was the boulder opal deposits in the channel country of Queensland.  Miners live under primitive and hazardous conditions in a remote area of the Outback, where there are more snakes, lizards and kangaroos than people.

Unique to the region, this opal is found in massive ironstone concretions of Cretaceous age. Through the generosity of their friends at Broken River Mining, learn how this material is mined and processed in order to bring the world's most beautiful opal to market. 
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Support Our Hobby...Attend a Local Show... 
 
January 20 - 21: EXETER, CA
Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Visalia
Exeter Veterans' Memorial Building
324 N. Kaweah Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Margaret Buchmann, (559) 799-6034
Email: margaretbu03@gmail.com
Website: www.tulegem.com

February 16 - 25: INDIO, CA
San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society
Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
82-503 Highway 111
Hours: 10 - 10 daily
Contact: Bert Grisham, (915) 849-1674
Email: bert67@verizon.net
February 17 - 18: ANTIOCH, CA
Antioch Lapidary Club
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
1201 West 10th Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Brenda Miguel, (925) 301-6957
Email: brenda.miguel@yahoo.com
Website: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com
February 24 - 25: VALLEJO, CA
Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Dan Wolke, 707 334-2950
Email: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.vjgems.org

March 2 - 4: NEWARK, CA
Mineral & Gem Society of Castro Valley
Newark Pavilion
6430 Thornton Avenue
Hours: Fri & Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Cathy Miller, 510-887-9007
Email: showchair@mgscv.org
Website: www.mgscv.org

March 2 - 3: VENTURA, CA
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Blvd.
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Diane Cook, (805) 312-8467
Email: info@vgms.org
Website: www.vgms.org
Mark Your Calendars Now!
March 8, 9 & 10, 2019
80th CFMS SHOW & CONVENTION
Hosted by the Pasadena Lapidary Society
Fairplex, Building 6
Pomona, California

Hours: Fri Sat, 10am - 5pm - Sun, 10 am - 4pm
Visit Pasadena Society's Show Page for details and forms including dealer information.
March 8 - 10: VICTORVILLE, CA
Victorville Valley Gem & Mineral Club
Stoddard Wells Tailgate
Stoddard Wells Road off Dale Evans Pkwy
Hours: 9 - 5 daily
Contact: Sandy Skidmore, (760) 617-6001
Email: info@vvgmc.org
Website: vvgmc.org

For More Show Info, visit www.cfmsinc.org 
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QUARTZITE SHOW DATES – 2018-2019
Market Place Street Fair Oct 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Tyson Wells Market Center Swap Meet - Oct 01, 2018 -April 1, 2019
Grease Wood Swap Meet - November 2018 - April, 2019
Desert Gardens - Gem & Mineral - January 01 - February 28, 2019
Prospectors Panorama - January 01 - February 27, 2019
Annual Hi Jolly Daze Parade - Town Park – tbd
QIA Pow Wow - Gems, minerals & jewelry - January 16 - January 20, 2019
Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show - January 04 - January 13, 2019                               Tyson Wells Sell-A-Rama - January 18 - January 27, 2019
Sports, Vacation & RV Show (The Big Tent) - January 19 - January 27, 2019
Tyson Wells Arts and Crafts - February 01 - February 10, 2019
Gold, Treasure & Craft Show - QIA 9 am - 5 pm - February 8 - 10, 2019 tbd
Quartzsite Quilt Show - Quartzsite SR Center - February 1 - 2, 2019 tbd
Quartzsite Gold Show - QIA building.  February 8-10, 2019 Friday
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Elected 2019 Slate of Club Officers
President:                                         Chris Ward
Vice President:                                Jeff Dengrove
2nd Vice President                           Lavere Schmidt
Treasurer:                                        Shellie Van Winkle
Secretary:                                        Bob Dearborn                                                               Federation Director:                       Bob Knox
 
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