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 2, 2019

June 2019 Del Air Calendar of Events

June 2019 Calendar
06: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room
16: Father’s Day: Time to remember all those Dad’s out there.                  21: First Day of Summer: Crank those A/C’s…here comes the HEAT!
20: Board Meeting: At Julie Marin’s home.
General Meeting: Thursday June 06, 2019
The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room 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.

June 2019 Program
By Larry Bradbury

Section 1
A. How my interest started on collecting meteorites since 1972.
B. Theory from the big bang of how we became from the beginning of time & its elements from comets, asteroids to meteorites.
C. Why is it so important to know their locations.
D. The different types of meteorites: nickel iron (5%), stony iron (87%) and stony (8%)
E. Magnets and metal detectors.

Section 2: Guidelines & Courtesies to follow in the field:
1. We should all respect the environment by cleaning up our trash and
fill in our holes when done.
2. Make sure you read all signs before entering any areas.
3. Always get permission entering private property.
4. If stopped by U.S. Forest Ranger:
Always be polite; Say that you are prospecting; ask him what law you are breaking, if any.
Ask for: Ranger's name, badge#, agency & district representative. Make note of date, time & location.
Emmy Silverman-Program Director 

Support our hobby...Attend a local show!
June 7, 8 & 9: LA HABRA, CA
North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society
La Habra Community Center
101 W. La Habra Blvd.
Hours: Fri 5 - 8; Sat 10 - 8 & Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Armando Perdoza, (909) 598-2456
June 8 - 9:  GLENDORA, CA
Glendora Gems
Goddard Middle School
859 E. Sierra Madre Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Bonnie Bidwell, (626) 963-4638
June 29 - 30: CULVER CITY, CA
Culver City Rock & Mineral Club
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Blvd
Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398
June 29 - 30: ESCONDIDO, CA
Palomar Gem & Mineral Club
California Center for the Arts
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Michele Shephard
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
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