Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Del Air Rockhounds Club Welcomes You!!

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

Sunday, June 30, 2019

July 2019 Del Air Calendar of Events

July 2019 Calendar

***The Del Air Club is Dark in August.. No Meeting Again til September 2019. Have a Great Summer***
July 04: Independence Day: Happy Birthday America! (NO GENERAL MEETING ON THIS DAY)
July 06: Potluck & Field Trip: Wrightwood, CA for Actinolite, Marble & Jaspers. (See Article)
July 11: General Meeting: 6:00 pm @ Northridge Community Park (See Article)                                  
August 15: Board Meeting: At Shellie VanWinkle’s home. (NO BOARD MEETING IN JULY)

Support Our Hobby....Attend a Local Show!

August 2, 3 & 4: NIPOMO, CA
Orcutt Mineral Society
Nipomo High School
525 Thompson Avenue
Hours: Fri-Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10 -4
Contact: Wayne Mills, (805) 481-3495
August 3 - 4: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society
San Francisco County Fair Building
9th Avenue & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park, S.F. County Fair Bldg.
Hours: Sat. 10 - 6; Sun. 10 - 5
Contact: Ellen Nott
September 7 - 8: ARROYO GRANDE, CA
San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club
South County Regional Center
800 West Branch Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
September 21: LONG BEACH, CA
Long Beach Mineral & Gem Society
Expo Arts Center
4321 Atlantic Avenue
Hours: 10:00 - 5:00
Contact: Carol Kron/Karin Alvarez, (562) 577-9044
September 21 - 22: CHICO, CA
Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society
Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
2357 Fair Street
Hours: Sat 9:30 - 5; Sun 9:30 - 4
Lori Millard, (530) 533-2968
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September 21 - 22: MONTEREY, CA
Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Monterey Fairgrounds
2004 Fairgrounds Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Janis Rovetti, (831) 372-1311
September 28 - 29: LODI, CA
Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club
Lodi Grape Festival Grounds
413 East Lockford Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Mike Mathis, (510) 301-3612
October 5 - 6: GRASS VALLEY, CA
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Hours: Sat 10 - 5, Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Mitchell Frank Van Hecke, (530) 575-4252

July’s Birthstone: Ruby
Rubies, the birthstone of July, are considered the king of gems and represent love, health and wisdom. It was believed wearing a fine red Ruby bestowed good fortune on its owner. A Ruby is the most valuable gemstone and its value increases based on its color and quality.

August’s Birthstone: Peridot
Peridot is a rare gemstone that only occurs naturally in one color. It is a form of Olivine (think olive green), a mineral composed of magnesium and iron.  With the inclusion of outside elements, certain gemstones can occur in every color of the rainbow. The August birthstone, however, only comes in subtle shades of green. It will never be blue, red, purple, orange, or anything else! It is unique in its specificity