Happy August everyone! Now when we say issues in the title, we are not talking about 'problems' per say (although we have enough of those in today's world, don't we?), but we mean publications, editions, installments, and such. This month marks the 100th issue of our monthly newsletter The Agatizer with our wonderful editor Terry … Continue reading 100 Issues Later…
Greetings- long time no post! We are sharing with you today a wonderful CFMS award winning article written by one of our members Craig Polliard. Enjoy! The morning came quickly as the alarm sounded with louder than planned rock and roll. The 4am departure was scheduled to beat any and all of Los Angeles residents … Continue reading The Hunt for Jade Cove Nephrite
Another year has passed, and as quickly as we managed to pull ourselves together for our annual show... it is over! Now that our sore feet and backs have recovered, we can take a moment to reflect on another wonderful year. We would like to first thank everyone who came to the show. You guys … Continue reading 2017 Gem Show Reflections
Guys and Gals! Our show is almost here! Before you read any further, get that calendar out: mark yourself as busy on April 1st and April 2nd- you have to be at the Ken Miller Center in Torrance California! Our planning meeting is this week, and we are rolling up our sleeves to get to … Continue reading 2017 Gem Show
Greetings. In academia, there is generally a tension between the 'soft sciences' and the 'hard sciences'. In truth, the two fields benefit each other more than we would like to admit. In recent years through Geology, we have been able to trace back and identify exact happenings from the past. Sometimes historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists … Continue reading History Proved Through Geology
We have heard their abbreviated names mentioned countlessly in the correspondence portion of our club business meetings, and, "Gee I am sure that we send someone to a big meeting they host periodically." So if you are one of those super involved rockhounds who knows who these mysterious men behind the curtain are, or you are a … Continue reading AFMS who? CFMS who?
Hello! Just thought we would share a quick note on how one of our field trips went last week. We had a great time, and send many thanks to the Natural History Museum of Los Angles for having our club members! We began our tour outside, where our guides pointed out the fascinating ‘Living Wall’ … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Gems and Minerals at the NHMLA
Welcome to our next monthly installment of Digging Deep blog post, where we will round up and finish off everything we discussed in our posts this past week on Facebook! This week we explored castles in the United Kingdom- how were they made, and what were they made of! Let us first start by exploring … Continue reading British Castles: How Were they Made and What were they Made of?
This past week on Facebook we had a theme of rock art that was examined through the more specific case study of the painted Lascaux Caves in Southern France. Since we had such a good response, we thought we would type up a quick blog post to share with our blog readers, and to include … Continue reading Rock Art at Lascaux
Hello, long time no blog post! We have a quick excerpt for you written by one of our show chairs Leslie Neff, on the process of making their famous chili for our annual show! We may not have the secret recipe yet, but we are getting closer to wheedling it out of Leslie and Larry every year! Chili - … Continue reading SBLMS Gem Show Reflections Pt.2