Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jan 2016 Del Air Calendar of Events

Jan 2016 
01: New Year’s Day: Start making those resolutions. 
07: General Meeting: 7:30 pm in our regular meeting room  
14: Education Outreach Event: Tarzana Elementary School 
21: Board Meeting: 7:30 pm at Chris Ward’s home 
23: Field Trip: Del Air Rockhounds annual fossil whale bone field trip. 
General Meeting: Thursday Jan 07, 2016 
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 & Events. 
Jan 2016 Program: “Micro Minerals of the Santa Monica Mountains”     
 Presented by: Robert Housley
Robert Housley, a Research Associate at both Caltech and the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, who organized the Pacific Micromount Conference for many years, will be speaking on micro minerals of the Santa Monica Mountains. The Santa Monica Mountains are well known for fine agate, petrified wood, marine fossils and zeolites. Lesser known are the many micro minerals that also occur there. Robert will describe many of these and illustrate them with optical and SEM images. Minerals mentioned will include dravite tourmaline, garnet, epidote, tridymite, cristobalite, azurite, malachite, wulfenite, galena, & sphalerite. Robert has his own micro mineral named after him that is called “Housleyite”. Robert will also give GPS coordinates for everyone to explore the micro minerals in the Santa Monica Mountains. 
Emmy Silverman, Program Director
 Del Air Rockhounds 2016 Slate of Officers

President:                                      Bob Knox
1st Vice President:                        Jeff Dengrove
2nd Vice President:                       Bob Backus
Secretary:                                     Bob Dearborn
Treasurer:                                     Shellie Van Winkle      Federation Director:                    Chris Ward
Support Our Hobby....Attend A Local Show...

January 16 - 17: 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

February 12 - 21: 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

February 20 - 21: ANTIOCH, CA
Antioch Gem Club
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds
1201 West 10th Street
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Brenda Miguel, (925) 301-6957

February 27 - 28: VALLEJO, CA
Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society
Solano County Fairgrounds,
Mc Cormack Hall
900 Fairgrounds Drive
Hours: 10 - 5 daily
Contact: Dan Wolke, 707 334-2950

March 4 - 6: 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

March 5 - 6: ARCADIA, CA
Monrovia Rockhounds
Los Angeles Arboretum-Ayres Hall
301 Baldwin Avenue
Hours: 9:00 - 4:30 daily
Contact: Jo Anna Ritchey, (626) 358-1624,

March 5 - 6: VENTURA, CA
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 West Harbor Blvd.
Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4
Contact: Show Chair, (805) 312-8467
Website: www.vgms.or

March 12 - 13: SAN MARINO, CA
Pasadena Lapidary Society
San Marino Masonic Center
3130 Huntington Drive
Hours: Sat 10 - 6, Sun 10 - 5
Contact: Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239


January 2016 Field Trip:
Refugio Beach for Whale Bone
Saturday January 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
It's time again for the annual Del Air Fossil Whale Bone Hunt. This is always a fun trip. Low tide is at approximately 12:00 pm so we will meet at Refugio Beach at around noon. Dress in layers as the weather this time of year can vary from cold and cloudy to sunny and warm. Bring buckets or canvas bags to carry home your treasures. There’s no open stores nearby for food and water so while you’re at it, why not pack yourselves a picnic lunch to eat on the beach when you are done searching. Take US Hwy 101 Ventura Freeway approximately 100 miles to Refugio Beach Rd exit.
Jeff Dengrove – Filed Trip Chairman