Friday, November 1, 2019

Del Air Rockhounds November 2019 Calendar of Events

Sunday 03: Daylight Savings Time Ends: Turn those clocks back one hour.
Thursday 07: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room.
Monday 11: Veteran’s Day: A day to honor our military veterans.
Saturday 16: Field Trip to Jewel Tunnel Imports: See Article.
Thursday 21: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at Julie Marin’s home.
Thursday 28: Thanksgiving: Give thanks for all the good in your life.
General Meeting: Thursday November 07, 2019
The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room at:
Northridge United Methodist Church - 9650 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA            Guests are always welcome at our meetings and events however our annual Holiday Party in December requires a prepaid reservation in advance.

November 2019 Program:
 Making Minerals Work
Presented by the Don Buchanan

Dr. Don Buchanan received a B.S. Degree in Geology from University of Missouri in June 1969 and completed a one-year Air Force Technology Institute Meteorology Training program at the University of Texas in June 1970.  He completed a MS in Oceanography/Climatology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey in 1975, CA and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from USC in 2006.  His career included meteorological forecasting and doing research and applied Earth Sciences for the USAF and other branches of the military for 20 years until retirement in July 1989. Don will be giving us a presentation on making minerals work in our day to day lives.
Emmy Silverman – Program Director 
REMEMBER: The Rockhound Dennis Miller Show….
…asked us all to bring sedimentary and metamorphic rocks or any other item of geologic related interest for our show and tell. Remember, you’ll get a free rock from the bucket if you do!
Support our Hobby...Attend a Local Show!

November 2 - 3: ANAHEIM, CA
American Opal Society
Business Expo Center
1960 S. Anaheim Way
Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Veronica Purpura, (714) 501-9959
November 2 - 3: RIDGECREST, CA
Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society
Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 South Richmond Road
Hours: 9 - 5 daily
Contact: John De Rosa, (760) 375-7905
November 2 - 3: CONCORD, CA
Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society
Centre Concord
5298 Clayton Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Mike Hopkins
November 9 - 10: YUBA CITY, CA
Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society
Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds, Franklin Hall
442 Franklin Blvd
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Karen Horita, (916) 677-6696
November 23 - 24: OXNARD, CA
Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Hours: Sat. 10 - 5; Sun. 10 - 4
Contact: Laura Driskell, (805) 394-8002
December 7 - 8: BARSTOW, CA
Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society
Cora Harper Community Center
841 S. Barstow Road
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Danny Watts, (760) 373-1309
Email: vivlea22@
January 18 - 19: EXETER, CA
Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Visalia
Exeter Veterans' Memorial Building
324 N. Kaweah Avenue
Hours: Sat 10 - 5;  Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Gayle Bingaman (559) 802-6029
Visit for more show information
Attn: All Club Members: 2020 Dues Are Now Due
Please start planning your budgets early so you will be able to turn in your 2020 annual dues to our treasurer, Shellie VanWinkle, no later than December 31st, 2019. You may pay this in person with Shellie at the November general meeting or at the December Holiday Party. You may also mail it directly to Shellie at any time prior to December 31, 2019. $26.00 members, $13.00 associates & $10.00 children 17 & under (with paid adult membership) There will be a special raffle drawing in January for all members that have paid their dues prior to Jan 01, 2020


2019 Chatsworth Kiwanis Holiday Parade & Festival
Sunday December 15, 2019 – 11 am to 5 pm –Set-up begins at 9 am on Canoga Ave @ Devonshire St.

All club members: Our meeting room and storage come at a high rental and have
been paid in advance. This puts our account lower than normal. We need these
activities to keep our Youth Outreach Program going and to also bring GREAT
SPEAKERS to our meetings. We need your help at these activities when you can. The
Chatsworth Kiwanis Holiday Parade & Festival is a long one and an hour here and an hour there can really help so everyone can have time for a lunch break. Please put this date on your calendar.
Minerals Rock! Opens at the County Museum
A new exhibit, “Minerals Rock! Unearthing the Human Element,” tracing the science, value, and impact of minerals in our society, opens at the San Bernardino County Museum on Thursday, July 5.
The exhibit tells the story of minerals: what they are, where they come from, and their role in human culture. Minerals are all around us in modern life; they are a critical component of our cellphones, roadways, and toothpaste, yet these same minerals can have significant global impact. The exhibit includes exquisite examples of fluorescent minerals, crystals, and ore, and features the mining equipment that extracts the minerals and the mineral-based products that result. Digital microscopes allow visitors to view fragments magnified. A small theater shows various science presentations.

“Minerals do indeed rock!” said Ian Gilbert, the museum’s curator of earth sciences. “The importance of minerals in our lives is so much more than just beautiful crystals. In fact, life as we know it would not exist without them. From the first stone tool to the modern mobile phone in your pocket, minerals and elements they contain have allowed us to interact with and explore our world. Their impacts on art, science, culture, and technology have made us who we are today.”

Melissa Russo, museum director, said, “Minerals Rock! illustrates how vital minerals are to our county, from the colorful history of exploration and scientific discovery, to the mining industry that fuels economic prosperity, to the numerous products that benefit our everyday lives, and the ways in which our choices in the disposal of these products can have significant impact on our environment. The goal of this exhibit is to enrich our visitors with an understanding of the ‘life’ cycle of a mineral, and inspire positive choices.”
“Minerals Rock! Unearthing the Human Element” is a multidisciplinary exhibit curated by Ian Gilbert with Tamara Serrao-Leiva, curator of anthropology; Jennifer Dickerson, curator of history; Jessika Vazquez, curator of integrated science; and David Myers, curator of visitor engagement and exhibits. It contains mineral specimens, photographs, and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collection.
The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.  Contact: Jennifer Reynolds - Media Specialist - 1-(909)-798-8605 -