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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    K. Kish

    OGMS Editor

    P.O. Box 246 Oxnard, Ca.

    93032

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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit organization formed to increase our knowledge in geology, mineralogy and other such related fields in the earth sciences. We classify, cut, grind and polish rocks and minerals for

    our personal collections and to display at club shows. We learn from each other through club speakers, programs and

    monthly fieldtrips. We co-operate with other clubs to encourage others to participate in our activity.

    The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society is a member of the State of California Federation of Mineralogical Society and the

    National Federation of Mineralogical Society.

    Meeting held: 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M. Potlucks: 6:30 P.M.

    Pebble Pups meet each month at 6:00 P.M. prior to the meeting

    Place: Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA (Thousand Oaks Room)

    Dues: $15.00 per adult; $2.00 per junior member (age 12 to 18 years)

    OGMS Officers for 2017 President Stephanie Hagiwara 1st Vice President (Program) Stephanie Hagiwara

    2nd Vice President (Show) Diane Cook

    3rd Vice President (Field trips) Bob Driskell

    Recording Secretary Laura Driskell Treasurer

    Miriam Tetreault

    Appointed Officers Corresponding Secretary Laura Driskell

    e-mail:info@oxnardgem.com

    Displays/Exhibits Open

    Editor Karen Kish

    e-mail:info@oxnardgem.com Education Director Donna Knapton

    e-mail:info:@oxnard.com

    Federation Director John Cook

    Historian open Hospitality Janice Albertsen

    Librarian Kathy Scharf

    Member at Large Adrian Ruiz

    Membership Secretary Carolyn Howe Publicity Stephanie Hagiwara

    Parliamentarian

    Pebble Pups

    Laura Driskell

    Louisa Carey

    Refreshments Scholarships

    Candy Marshall Kay Hara

    Sergeant at Arms Larry Knapton

    Webmaster

    Shop Steward Ways and Means

    Stephanie Hagiwara

    Jean pSmith Larry Knapton

    Classes: Silversmithing & Casting: Nancy Bogart, Jean p-Smith, Kirsten Meeker

    Lapidary, Opal & Wirewrap: Kay Hara, Brett Johnson

    Location: Durley Park, 950 West Hill Street, Oxnard, CA 93030

    Editor: All members are encouraged to offer an article of interest or any suggestions as to what their interests

    are and what they’d like to see in the Rock Bag. Remember it is your bulletin! Articles can be submitted by

    an e-mail attachment or in writing by the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Thanks, Editor

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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    President’s Corner

    The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies (CFMS) / American Federation of

    Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) Show was a lot fun. Congratulations to everyone who

    exhibited and those who entered Competitive Exhibits. I would like to give a “shout out” to

    Pebble Pup Brynleigh Elliot for winning 1st place at both the CFMS and AFMS Level.

    Stephanie Hagiwara – President

    Program for the July Meeting:

    Join us on July 5th, at 6:30 p.m. as we have our Summer Potluck. Please bring a side dish that will feed five

    people and your plates, cups and utensils of choice. Adrian is going to BBQ tri-tip for the club, and if you

    need something else cooked on the grill, make sure you are there at the PACC early enough to get it done.

    Stephanie Hagiwara – 1st VP Programs

    July Pebble Pups Program Calling all Pebble Pups!

    Wednesday July 5th 2017

    It is time for the summer pot luck!

    The members at large start at 6:30 (an hour early) for this meeting. This is a half hour later than our

    regular meeting, but set up will have already begun. Everyone should join in on the fun ! Please bring a

    dish that serves about 5 or so people if you plan to stay and eat. Also we ask that you bring your own

    place setting.

    Unfortunately I won’t be able to join as I will be out of town to celebrate a wedding in the family. I

    will be thinking of you and sure to bring something cool back from the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

    The meeting will be held in the Thousand Oaks room of the Oxnard Performing Arts Convention

    Center (800 Hobson Way, Oxnard) the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm

    Happy Summer, Rocks ROCK!

    Louisa

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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    July 2017 Pot Luck Sign Up Sheet

    MEAT- BBQ by OGMS POTATOES OR PASTA

    Tri-tip - Adrian Ruiz +1 Tabouleh – Jean pSmith +1

    If you want something else, bring what you want to BBQ

    Macaroni Salad – Kathy Scharf +1

    And Adrian will cook it for you. Be at the PACC by 6pm, though!

    SALADS FRUITS / VEGETABLES

    Cucumber Salad – Brett B. Fruit Salad – Laura Driskell

    Green Salad – Janet Bergerson+1

    Potato Salad – Carolyn Howe+1

    Potato Salad – Stephanie H. +1

    CONDIMENTS, APPETIZERS

    DESSERTS

    Deviled Eggs – Brett J. Berry Pie – Mary Meeker

    Pie – Carolyn Howe

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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    The Birthstone for July is Ruby

    Source: File:Ruby cristal.jpg -

    https://en.wikipedia.org

    via:wikipedia

    2017 CFMS & AFMS ANNUAL SHOW & CONVENTION

    A big THANK YOU to all of the Oxnard Members who came out and helped with set up; volunteered in a

    booth, and helped with take down. We really appreciate everyone who came to help out. Thank you!

    Congratulations to everyone who exhibited and those who entered Competitive Exhibits. I have listed the

    winners below:

    NON-Competitive Exhibitors:

    Gail Sanford Kay Hara

    Competitive Exhibitors:

    Nancy Bogart Stephanie Hagiwara

    Adrian Ruiz Oxnard Pebble Pups

    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society Jennifer Haley

    Brett-Allen Johnson Ron Wise

    Diane Cook John Cook

    WINNERS OF CFMS-AFMS Trophies:

    CFMS - Ron Wise – Specialized Lapidary – Knapping Master

    CFMS - Adiran Ruiz – Open Division Advanced

    AFMS – Brynleigh Elliott – Junior

    AFMS - Stephanie Hagiwara – Educational I Master

    CFMS-AFMS – John Cook – Self Collected Fossils

    AFMS – John Cook – Lapidary

    AFMS – Jennifer Haley – Specialized Lapidary II

    CFMS Bulletin Contest Winners:

    Bob Driskell – for an Article in VGMS – Rockin’ the Castle

    EVERYONE IS A WINNER – A THANK YOU TO ALL!

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ruby_cristal.jpg

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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    Speaker Presentations at the CFMS /AFMS Show

    I took the opportunity to enjoy the presentations at the Show. Instead of writing a multi-page article on each Speaker,

    here is a quick take on some of what I learned.

    • The BLM is not enforcing any recent rules until they receive direction from Congress. Nevada public lands is

    home to wild horses. The Mojave Desert area is home to burros. The BLM doesn’t count the burros but does

    keep any eye out for them. The BLM is very interested in the public’s feedback.

    • The price of Gemstone Beads will be rising as factories that make them are closing.

    • It is still possible to find gorgeous agates in Arizona.

    • It takes between one to two years for organic material to be mineralized when immersed in water. However,

    no one knows how long it takes to turn mineralized material into petrified rock. Unfortunately, the Mt. St.

    Helens eruption will not shed light on process as there isn’t water for the mineralization to occur.

    • The closest place to find meteorites for us is in the Mojave Desert. Meteorites are easier to find on lake beds.

    However, meteorites belong to the owner of the land it falls on. Alan Rubin of UCLA has looked for

    meteorites on public land in the Mojave but has never found any. Nevertheless, a UCLA grad student has.

    • UCLA has the largest collection of Meteorites on the west coast (which is open to the public) and holds a

    monthly free lecture.

    • Stephanie Hagiwara

    Here are pictures of OGMS member’s cases at the CFMS Show 2017

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    Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society, Oxnard Ca. JULY 2017, Volume 55, Issue 7

    LuNeal Hailey CFMS Scholarship

    At the 2017 CFMS / AFMS Show, OGMS donated $4,500 to the CMFS Scholarship Fund in LuNeal Hailey’s name.

    Both of LuNeal’s husbands, John McCreavy and Edgar Hailey were Charter Members of the club. For the past 12