OCT. 26 - 7 pm-9 pm
THERE'S A MASTODON IN MY SINK!

Guest Speaker: David Letasi 


This month only, Walb Student Union, WU 222, PFW, co-sponsored by PFW Geology




 

FIELD TRIPS

 

 2022

 WHERE

 WHAT

 February 12

 South Whitley library

 See Ted Schultz Gem collection

 March 5

 Richmond roadcut & show

 Fossils, enjoy Richmond show

 April 30

 Medora, IN

 Geodes

 May 21

 Van trip to GeoFair

 Cincinnati show

 June 25

 Flint Ridge area

 Flint, quartz

 July 16

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood, MI

 Celestite, calcite

 July 24-30

 NC Rockhound Round Up

 Emerald, sapphire, ruby, and more

 August 27

 Salt Creek, IN

 Gold Panning

 Sept. 23-25

 Beacon Mine, Champion MI

 Specular Hematite

 Nov. 12

 South Whitley County Library

 See Schultz Gem Collection

2021

 WHERE

 WHAT

 February 27

 Eichhorn Jewelry Tour

 Behind the scene look at working with gems

 March 6

 Richmond IN

 Fossils

 March 27

 LaFarge Fossil Garden & Sickmiller farm

 Fossils and Indian artifacts

 April 9-11

 Fairy Stone State Park

 Staurolites

 May 22

 Medora, IN

 Geodes

 June 6-June 10

 Arkansas

 Quartz , diamonds

 June 19

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood MI

 Celestite

 July 24

 Flintridge Area

 Flint, quartz

 August 27-29

 Beacon Mine, Champion MI

 Specular Hematite

 September 18

 Sylvania Fossil Park

 Fossils

 November 6

 Indiana Caverns

 Geology

 

 

 

 2020

 Where

 What

 January 25

 Langsdon Mineral collection

 Minerals at night under UV

 February 29

 Lizzadro Museum bus Trip

 See rocks, gems, fossils

 March 7

 Richmond roadcut & show

 Fossils

 POSTPONED-TBD

 Arkansas Trip

 Quartz, wavellite, variscite

 June 13

 Falls of the Ohio State Park

 Walk on fossils, collect minerals and fossils from piles

 July 11

 Strawtown Koteewi Park

 Archeological trip

 July 25

 Sylvania Quarry, South Rockwood, MI

 Celestite, Calcite, Fluorite

 August 26

 Petoskey State Park

 Petoskey & Charlesvoix stones

 September 26

 Flintridge  Ohio

 Flint and quartz

 November 14

 Fox Island County Park

 Geology tour

 

 JUNIOR PROGRAM     (We meet during the adult business meeting)

 January 2022

 Mineral special effects

 Double refraction, adularescence, schiller

 February

 More Mineral special effects

Magnetism, opalescence, rainbows in minerals

 March

 More Mineral special effects

 Cat's eye, enhydros, asterism

 April

 More Mineral special effects

 Floating rocks, TV stone

 May

 More Mineral special effects

 Fluorescence, Phosphorence

 June

 More Mineral special effects

 Triboluminescence, flint sparking

 July

 

 No meeting

 August

 Special effects review and Awards

 Choose next topic to study

 September

 Show displays, gold / goldpanning

 Learn how to make a show display, learn about gold

 October

 Go to Mastodon talk

 

 

 

 

 January 2021

 What is a mineral?

 Virtual lesson

 February

 Crystal systems and ID

  Make isometric xl,, learn clues to mineral ID

 March

 Tetragonal xls, luster

 Make tetragonal model, kinds of luster, growing xls (if time)

 April

 Orthorhombic xls, streak

 Make orthorhomic model, learn about mineral streaking

 May

 Hexagonal xls, hardness

 Make hexagonal model, check hardness of minerals

 June

 Rock tumbling

 Nick Smith teaches how to tumble rocks

 July

 No meeting

 

 August

 Monoclinic xls & cleavage

 Make monocinic model and break minerals to see cleavage

 September

 Triclinic xls & heft test

 Make triclinic model and do heft test

 October

 Finish Rocks & Mineral patch

 Learn about color in minerals

 November

 Mineral Identification final

 Identify minerals in game format

 December

 Christmas party

 Fun

 

 

 


THREE RIVERS GEM & MINERAL ANNUAL SHOW


Our 61st Rock, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry & Lapidary show and sale is Oct. 14, 15, and 16 at the Allen County Indiana Fairgrounds.  It will be just east of the Home & Family Arts Building.   Click SHOW to see our show website, which gives more detail.   Friday, Oct. 14,will be School Day (by invitation only), running concurrently with the public show.

For information on any of the above, phone Michele Yamanaka (260) 424-5070 or email her at YamanakaM@cs.com.