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VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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From the President's Pen:
September is here! This year is certainly flying by quickly. The Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end
of summer. We hope you enjoyed your summer travels and returned home safely! For more adventures this fall,
join Jim Barton and his new assistant, Clint Perry, on some interesting field trips with the club and the CO-OP.
The August Ice Cream Social was a great success! There were abundant and wonderful desserts including
homemade ice cream and a variety of toppings. Thank you to all RRRs who brought a treat to share. Also, several
new members and guests joined us for the event. We welcome you and hope to see you at the next Educational
Meeting on September 14, 2004!
The Roseville Rock Rollers Show Committee, along with designated members of CFMS, is busy planning and
organizing Roseville Gem & Mineral Blast 2005! There are still positions available so please lend your talents to
the club’s largest annual function. Show meetings are presently being held on the first Wednesday evening of each
month at a meeting room at Raley’s Grocery Store (Douglas and Sierra Blvd.).
Finally, a reminder that the club continues to seek a location for a new lapidary shop. Please pass on any ideas or
names of people who may help us in this search. Thanks!
Karla Shannon
So Many Minerals, So Little Time
If you attended our last two meetings, you witnessed the launch of our “Mineral of the Month” presentation, a.k.a.
“The Five-Minute Program.” Vice President Jim Hutchings has asked club members to volunteer to deliver a fiveminute presentation about any mineral of their choice. He began the series with scheelite at the July meeting, and
continued with alunite at the August meeting. Now it’s time for the rest of us to get with the program!
There are thousands of minerals, and five minutes is not very long. No one will be timing you, anyway! You can
gather your information from books, or websites, or personal experience. If you have an internet connection, I’ll
bet you could “Google” the name of any interesting mineral and come up with a hundred articles about it, as well as
pictures of it that you could print out.
Things we’d all like to know about any mineral would include where it’s found, what its mineral properties are
(color, hardness, etc.), what it’s used for (is it “just a pretty face” or does it do heavy-duty work as an industrial
compound?), who first discovered it, why it’s called by that name, how you got interested in the mineral, and
whether you have any samples in your personal collection.
Pictures are helpful, samples are helpful, but what we really crave is information presented in an understandable
way. For suggestions about what mineral to pick, how about some of those minerals gathered on our field trips this
year? Variscite, tracenite, alabaster and ludwigite all sound like good prospects. Contact Jim Hutchings when you
are ready to volunteer.
Terry Yoschak
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2004
If you’re a rockhound, you need to know about snakes! Our speaker will be Michael
Eichelberger, a snake expert with the State of California in the Department of
Conservation. He will be speaking about the snakes we may encounter in the field, and
how we can create an understanding of the snakes’ point of view of our intrusion into their
environment. – Jim Hutchings
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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MINUTES FOR ROSEVILLE ROCK ROLLERS
EDUCATIONAL MEETING AUGUST 10, 2004
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Call to Order by President Karla Shannon at 7:58 P.M.
Flag Salute
Present: 33 members, 7 guests and 3 juniors.
Drawings – winners were: Kym Andrews, member; Jerry
Randall, guest; and Sonja Cartwright, junior.
Awards – Karla Shannon announced the following AFMS
awards: Terry Yoschak, 2nd place for Bulletins for small
clubs; Terry Yoschak, 5th place for her Advanced Adult
Article (July 2003) and Jim Barton received Honorable
Mention for Advanced Adult Article.
Announcements – Florence Brady introduced RRR Club
Member Shaun Chapman who received the “Craftsman of
the Month Award” from Rock and Gem magazine (Aug.
2004).
Correspondence – El Dorado Co. Club sent information
regarding exhibiting at their show on Oct. 16th and 17th.
A note was received from former Club Member Elmer
Parson’s daughter regarding the sympathy card sent to
Elmer’s family.
Treasurer – Terry Yoschak reported a check for $25 was
donated to the Sutter Hospice of Roseville in memory of
former Club Member Bobbe Huntting.
Membership – Florence introduced the following new
members who were in attendance: Adam & Renee Meyer
and Esther Wieting.
Programs – VP Jim Hutchings said the speaker for
September’s Educational Meeting will be an expert on
snakes.
CFMS – Director Gloria Tomczyk had no report.
Field Trips – Director Jim Barton reported on upcoming
trips to Lakeview, OR; Davis Creek, CA; Ludwig, NV and
Searles Lake, CA. Details in upcoming Bulletins.
Show – Chair Gloria reported she has received more
signups for help. Next show meeting is Sept. 1st.
Sunshine – Lois Reynolds reported she sent a card to
Charles Clark.
Old Business
a. Show Audit – Iris Geiser reported for the committee
and said all was in order and suggestions were written
for Gloria.
b. Club Audit – Hugh Brady reported the committee has
not met.
c. Shop – the Club is still looking for a location for our
lapidary equipment and for classes. The building
could be the size of a double car garage and should
have electricity, water and a restroom. Members were
asked to network to find a location. Contact Jim
Barton or Frank Yoschak if you have a possible site.
New Business – Jim Barton introduced Clint Perry who
will be an assistant field trip leader, in training for 2005 as
the leader. Clint asked for recommendations for possible
field trips next year. He will develop a questionnaire.
Five-Minute Program – Jim Hutchings gave a
presentation on Alunite
Adjournment – meeting adjourned at 8:32 P.M.
MINUTES FOR ROSEVILLE ROCK ROLLERS
BOARD MEETING AUGUST 10, 2004
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Call to Order at 8: 35 P.M. by President Karla Shannon.
Present: all officers except Milt Houston.
Minutes for July 13th – Educational Meeting and Board
Meeting – a motion to approve as published was made by
Jim Barton and seconded by Gloria Tomczyk. Motion
passed.
Discussion – regarding a request from Kris StevensBundgard, from the Maidu Interpretive Center, for our help
with their yearly event on April 24, 2005. They need a
sponsor-partner to participate in writing a grant and a
treasurer to write the checks for the event. Jim Barton
offered to talk to Kris to determine how much time,
manpower and financial exposure would be required of our
Club.
Applications for membership received – the Board
approved the membership applications received from
Henrietta Markley and Kelvin Clark.
Adjourned – meeting was adjourned at 8:50 P.M.
Respectfully submitted,
Florence Brady, Secretary
The Roseville Rock Rollers and CFMS present
ROSEVILLE GEM & MINERAL BLAST 2005
June 10, 11, 12, 2005
Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds
Friday & Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Adults - $4.00 3-Day Adult Pass - $10.00
Seniors 60+ $3.00 3-Day Senior Pass $8.00
Children – 15 years & under FREE
www.rockrollers.com
If the automobile had followed the same development
cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost
$100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once
a month, killing everyone inside.
-- Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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Congratulations!
Rock Roller Shaun Chapman was
selected “Craftsman of the Month” by
Rock & Gem Magazine for August
2004. His project was gold wire
wrapping around a large green chlorite
crystal which he found last summer. We all got a
chance to see it at our last club meeting.
Shaun won a two-speed Dremel Model 2850
MultiPro kit and a wall plaque in recognition of his
creativity and craftsmanship. Excellent work, Shaun!
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September Board Meeting
The meeting will be at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September
28, 2004, at the Granite Bay Library.
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Field Trip Report
On August 6-8, our club sponsored a CO-OP field
trip to Lakeview, Oregon to the Tallman Gem &
Mineral Show. Seven RRR club members and three
CO-OP members from the Carmichael and
Sacramento clubs attended. On Saturday we joined
their members for a field trip to a claim for
sunstones, and on Sunday for tracenite (agate) or
sunstones.
Our next field trip will be Sep 17-19, to Davis Creek
and Cedarville, CA for obsidian and fossil wood.
[see trip information on Page 5 – Editor]
Welcome New Members
Kelvin Clark
Henrietta Markley
We hope to see you at all the meetings, and
we hope you will take advantage of our Club’s
many opportunities to learn and grow with
others who share this wonderful hobby!
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Location for Lapidary Shop / Classes
Our club lapidary equipment
needs to come out of storage
and get some use! Now that
we have the money to pay
for a permanent location, we
need to find a suitable place
where we can set up shop. The location should be in
the Roseville-Rocklin-Lincoln-Loomis area. The
facility should be about the size of a double-car
garage, and would have to have electricity and
water, and a restroom nearby. If you know of a
place that meets our needs, please call Jim Barton,
916-773-0458 or Frank Yoschak, 916-624-2956.
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Next Show 2005 Meeting
The meeting will be at 7:00 PM, Wednesday,
October 6, 2004, at the Raley’s store in Granite Bay.
Jim Barton
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Aquarium-Safe Rocks
One method to test rocks is to drop a small amount of muric acid or distilled vinegar onto the rock, and if it
bubbles after a couple of seconds it is not safe. The bubbles indicate the material may dissolve into the water.
Rocks reportedly safe for aquariums: Quartz (Rock Crystal, Amethyst, Citrine, Rose
Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Jasper, Agate, Chalcedony, Sand, Carnelian), Granite, Jade, Lava
Rock, Onyx, Petrified Wood, Slate and most polished rocks.
Rocks reportedly unsafe for aquariums: Coal, coral, dolomite, Pyrite, fossils, limestone,
marble, sandstone, any rock with metallic veins, any rock treated with any acid and (open
to a variety of opinions) rocks that have undergone lapidary work.
via MAGS Roadcut News by WC McDaniel, in MAGS Rockhound News 8/04
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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2004 Roseville Rock Rollers Field Trip /
Day Trip (view specimens) Schedule
September 17-19 - Cedarville/Davis Creek for obsidian
and fossil wood
October 8-10 - Gem-O-Rama at Searles Lake for
hanksite, halite and other soluble saline minerals (RRR
COOP trip)
http://www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/FLYER.htm
November 13 - Folsom Lake for common opal
and serpentine with Sutter Buttes GMS.
December 11 - California Academy of Sciences, San
Francisco (mineral museum, earth and natural sciences)
SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS
9/2
9/6
9/7
9/9
9/11
9/24
9/24
9/25
9/29
9/30
Bernadine Barton
Rolf Andrews
Myron Zents
Wilbur Scott
Allan Woltman
William Haworth
Jan Makiney
Rebecca Braswell
Sonja Patel
Karla Shannon
Shop Hint: If your opal turns red you are probably
grinding your finger tips -- via CHIPS, July 2002
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CFMS Endowment Fund
by Lois Allmen, CFMS President, in CFMS Newsletter 8/04
The way I heard it, the Endowment Fund was the idea of Bill
April in 1988 during the presidency of Ellen Schulz. Ellen asked
Shirley Leeson to have a plan ready for the following year. This
she did. Shirley had a professional parliamentarian write it up the
same way as the CFMS Scholarship Fund. She then turned it over
to the attorney Francis Marshall, a long time CFMS member. He
fought with Internal Revenue Service to gain the 501(c)(3) status,
which became the precedent for all our clubs to claim the same
exemption.
It is in the interest of all of us that the Endowment Fund
continue to grow. Its purpose is to help provide funds for
operating the business of CFMS and funding those
activities needed by the clubs that would otherwise
demand an extra contribution from them.
At the beginning, Modesto Club gave the money from their show
to start the Fund. Various clubs donated $100.00. Shirley was
the first patron. Shirley Leeson sold notepaper, posters, and took
pictures of people dressed up for the Feddy Bear Parade and sold
the pictures back to them. The Fund was now nearing
$50,000.00.
How do you contribute to the Endowment Fund?
As a memorial to a member by a person or/and club.
As a donation from a member or club.
For a $25.00 donation — the persons name is put on a
plaque
For $100.00 the person or couple receive a pin(s).
A $100.00 donation from a club plus $1.00 from each
member the club's name is engraved on a plaque.
The Foundation Fund Chairman holds a sale at the CFMS
Show and will gladly accept good saleable items. (The
chairman is always in need of good donations for the sales.
Give those items to Chair Ray Meisenheimer)
About this time, Mike Kokinos took on the IRS and fought their
attempt to revoke club exemptions and assess $5,000.00 in tax,
interest and penalties. Mike took no payment, charged no
brokerage fees, there was no cost to CFMS, but he asked the
clubs to donate to the Endowment Fund in appreciation of his
services. Those donations took the Fund to over $100,000.00.
Only the interest can be used, any funds coming in go directly to
the principal.
Others who have chaired and worked hard for the Endowment
Fund are Bural LaRue, Wes Lingerfelt, and now for the third
time Ray and Florence Meisenheimer. It is with great
appreciation we laud the foresight and efforts of all these people.
It is a great beginning, people, but we need to keep those
donations rolling in!
Information above was given by Mike Kokinos, Shirley Leeson,
and Ray Meisenheimer. Errors contributed by the president.
Its growth comes from you, the CFMS Clubs and their
Members. All donations go directly into the principal and
are restricted. Interest only can be used.
How do I make a donation?
Make your check out to: CFMS Endowment Fund
Send donations to:
Pat LaRue PO Box 1657
Rialto, CA 92377-5664
State the name of the individual or club making the
donation. Give the name and address of the individual or
club making the donation. If it is a memorial or
recognition of someone, please give the person's name and
address so a card can be sent to the family or individual,
making them aware of the donation.
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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RRR FIELD TRIP TO DAVIS CREEK, CA
TRIP LOCATION – Davis Creek, CA (and Cedarville, if time permits)
WHEN – September 17-18-19
MEMBER'S GUESTS - Allowed
COLLECTION MATERIAL – obsidian (and fossil wood at Cedarville)
LEADER & CONTACT INFO – contact me at least 48 hrs. before trip, (916) 773-0458 (home)
[email protected]
MEET – Meet at 1-1:30 PM Friday, Sept 17 and 9-9:30 AM Saturday, Sept 18 at Davis Creek store to pick up free
obsidian permits. Davis Creek is located approximately 25 miles north of Alturas, CA, and 340 miles from
Roseville.
VEHICLE REQ'S - High bed vehicles can get by without 4-wheel drive.
CAMP/FACILITIES – Motels in Alturas. Forest Service camp sites at Davis Creek.
TOOLS – Carry bag/buckets for rocks, rock hammer, small sledge, gad and chisels optional. Bring water, lunches.
SAFETY CONCERNS – Possible snakes in area. Heat (hats/sunscreen).
CLIMATE/WEATHER – Varies from hot to cool this time of year, with afternoon showers..
CLOTHING – Dress for weather, wear good footwear.
OTHER REMARKS – Bring two-way radios to communicate in the field, if you have them. My cell phone
number is (916) 847-7321.
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A CO-OP "MEMBER FIELD TRIP”
TO SOAPSTONE RIDGE, COULTERVILLE, CA AREA
TRIP LOCATION – Soapstone Ridge, outside of Coulterville, CA
WHEN – Saturday, October 2, 2004
SPONSOR CLUB – Calaveras G & M Club
COLLECTION MATERIAL - Soapstone
LEADERS & CONTACT INFO – ** It is important that you call or contact a leader, if planning on attending Will Corey (209) 383-5037 [email protected] or Claude Huber, (209) 532-3939 [email protected]
PROPOSED SCHEDULE – In Coulterville, meet at the front of City Park, on Highway 49. The park is next to
the Jeffrey Hotel. We will leave promptly at 9 a.m. for the 23 ½ mile drive to Soapstone Ridge.
VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS - none
TOOLS – saws, heavy pry bars, shovels, goggles, picks (Could be hard rock mining, digging)
SAFETY CONCERNS – bring goggles; be aware poison oak and rattlesnakes are in the area
CLIMATE/WEATHER – changeable foothills weather
CLOTHING – need protection from the sun and poison oak (hats, long sleeved shirts, pants etc.)
OTHER REMARKS – bring water, lunch; there is shade
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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A CO-OP "MEMBER FIELD TRIP”
TO EBBETT’S PASS AREA, CA
TRIP LOCATION – Ebbett’s Pass area on Highway 4
WHEN – Sunday, September 12, 2004
SPONSOR CLUB – El Dorado Co. Club
MEMBER'S GUESTS - Allowed
COLLECTION MATERIAL – petrified wood
LEADER & CONTACT INFO - Contact: Barbara
Terrill, (530) 676-2375 [email protected] or
[email protected]
PROPOSED SCHEDULE - Meet at Carson River
Resort, drive to staging area, hike to collecting area,
spend day atop the mountain exploring and collecting,
eat lunch and hike down at approximately 3:00 PM.
MEET – 9:00 AM Carson River Resort – located on
Hwy 4/89 on the east fork of the Carson River, 2.5 miles
south of Markleeville. Look for the BIG Wooden Fish in
the front. Be prompt. We will wait until 9:15 before
going to staging/parking area on Hwy 4, about 2 miles
east of Ebbets Pass
CAMPING INFO - If you wish to spend the weekend,
you can find camping at Grover Hot Springs outside of
Markleeville or there is a campground north of
Markleeville on the Carson River that is very nice.
A CO-OP "MEMBER FIELD TRIP"
TO LUDWIG, NV AREA
TRIP LOCATION – Ludwig, NV (Old Wilson
Claims)
DATE OF FIELD TRIP- October 2 & 3, 2004
SITE LOCATION- Ludwig/Old Wilson Claims
SPONSOR CLUB – Roseville Rock Rollers
MEMBER'S GUESTS - Allowed
COLLECTION MATERIAL - Copper minerals
(native copper, chalcopyrite, cuprite, covellite,
malachite, azurite, chrysocolla, turquoise), alabaster,
selenite, iron pyrite, and ???
LEADERS & CONTACT INFO – Jim Barton, FT
Leader, (916) 773-0458, cell (916) 847-7321
[email protected] and Dan Brown, (Contact
Leader), (209) 296-6466 [email protected]
PROPOSED SCHEDULE - 9AM Sat. & Sun. Sign-in at Roadside rest area. Leave for digs 9:30AM
CAMPSITE/MEETING LOCATION - Roadside
rest area next to Walker River just before Wilson
Canyon on Highway 208 at the East end of Smith
Valley. 9AM is sign-in and we leave for the claims at
9:30 AM.
VEHICLE REQ'S - Any vehicle will do!
VEHICLE REQ'S – Road condition is uncertain,
may need 4X drive, if so, we will double-up.
MOTEL FACILITIES - The Carson River Resort is
the only Motel in the area. There are some facilities in
Murphy’s area and along Hwy 4.
CAMP/FACILITIES - Roadside rest area (paved) No facilities, bring lots of “Deet”.
TOOLS - Rock hammer/pick, chisel, collecting bag. It
is a long hike so you will want to keep your load to a
minimum.
TOOLS - Sturdy containers & rock bags, goggles,
rock hammer, gloves, FRS Radio (not required but
handy), wrapping material, hat, knee pads, whoopee
cushion (optional).
SAFETY CONCERNS – very high elevation, Ebbett’s
Pass is 8700 ft. we will be somewhat lower. Hike is one
mile to first collecting site at a steady but gradual climb
so if you have knee problems be aware.
SAFETY CONCERNS - Snakes, unsure footing,
heat. Wear protective clothing and boots & hat,
sunscreen & water recommended. Bring lunch to digs.
CLIMATE/WEATHER – protection from the sun is
needed.
CLOTHING – Layering, good hiking boots, hat and
gloves. Long pants are recommended because of low
brush.
CLIMATE/WEATHER - Autumn weather, layer
clothing.
CLOTHING – wear protective clothing and boots,
hat, use sunscreen.
OTHER REMARKS – bring a lunch and lots of
water for drinking. Communication: FRS radio
channel 7.
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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Azurite
by Russell Behnke
Azurite is one of the most popular minerals with mineral collectors. It is found in all price and size ranges. Being
an ore of copper, it is found most abundantly in copper mines. Azurite crystallizes in areas above the water table
where the original ore-bearing rock (which generally contains copper sulfides such as chalcopyrite) is slowly
attacked by descending mineralized fluids. When conditions are right, and carbonate ions such as occur in calcite
or limestone are available, these ions can combine with copper ions leached from the ore and the copper
carbonates of azurite and/or malachite may slowly crystallize in open spaces in the rock.
The best crystals of azurite are generally found in places where the water table is far below the surface. Deserts, or
near-deserts, are ideal environments for azurites. The two most noteworthy sources for superb crystals, Tsumeb,
in South West Africa (Namibia), and Bisbee, in southern Arizona, are both in very dry localities.
Tsumeb produced the largest azurites ever found. Just how large the largest one ever
encountered would be is hard to say, as there were some rumors of some extraordinary
crystals that apparently were not saved. But certainly a few were saved that approached 10 to
12 inches long. Perhaps the most interesting of these exceptionally large crystals is a group of
azurites which were once on display at the Newmont Mining office in New York. The
crystals were nearly black, highly lustrous, with individuals to 8 inches long, and the overall
size and perfection of the group was most impressive. It was one specimen I dreamt of prying
loose from its owner. Supposedly Newmont, which ran the mine in Tsumeb, bought the
specimen from a bar. The story was that the specimen had been used by one of the miners to
pay off a $265,000 bar tab! Today, it sits in the American Museum of Natural History in
New York. It was donated by Newmont, with an appraised value of $250,000.
Namibian stamp
features Azurite
Bisbee was once a major source for fine crystals of several different habits, including rose-shaped aggregates. The
best roses have definitely come from Bisbee. One exceptional 4-inch rose sold for $35,000 some years ago. In the
last 10 years, azurite roses have been mined at LaSal, Utah, and Shilu, Guangdong Province, China.
These are generally a lighter blue than Bisbee roses, which are often nearly black, but are very lustrous. In some
of the best Bisbee specimens, bright blue azurite crystals appear to be growing out of malachite matrixes.
Sometimes the azurites are pseudomorphal and are replaced by malachite, in whole or in part. Other Bisbee
azurites occur not as crystals, but as beautiful botryoidal masses. Rarely, azurite stalagmites are offered for sale.
Slices of such material may show alternating layers of malachite and azurite or just different shades of azurite. It
is these different varieties and habits which make azurite an attractive addition to any collection.
From Chip-N-Pick, via Mineral Matter, via The Glacial Drifter, via The Rock Rattler 3/94 & Rocket City Rocks
and Gems 11/94. Stamp photo from the Philatelic Mineralogy website, http://stampmin.home.att.net/
More on Azurite
When Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel ceiling almost 500 years ago, the blue paint he used was made
from azurite. Traveling even further back in time, the eye shadow Cleopatra probably wore was also made from
azurite. But while it worked well for Cleopatra, azurite wasn't such a good thing for Michelangelo. The problem is
that over time azurite loses its beautiful blue and turns green like the chemically similar mineral malachite, so the
Sistine Chapel's blue sky turned a murky green. It was recently retouched and the paint that was used once again
contained azurite pigment! Not to worry, though -- restorers figure it's good for another few hundred years.
From Chippings via The Rock Bag 1/98, via The Nugget (Culver City Rock & Mineral Club) 2/02
VOLUME 45, No. 9 THE ROLLIN’ ROCK SEPTEMBER 2004
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Upcoming CO-OP and CFMS Field Trips
Reminders: if you plan to go on a field trip, call the leader beforehand for further information.
Remember to wear your name badge. Field trip leaders are reminded to mark their vehicle with a club banner or CO-OP sign.
CO-OP website also has information: www.coop.freeservers.com
Sept. 12
Ebbetts Pass, on Route 4, CA for petrified
wood. El Dorado Co. Club Contact:
Barbara Terrill (530) 676-2375
[email protected] or Fossils for Fun
Club Contact: Keith Lindholm (916) 6382314 [email protected]
Oct. 2
Soapstone Ridge (Coulterville, CA) for
soapstone. Calaveras Co. Club Contact:
Will Corey (209) 383-5037
[email protected]
Oct. 2 & 3
Ludwig, NV (Old Wilson Claim) for
copper minerals, alabaster, selenite, iron
pyrite, etc. Roseville Rock Rollers Contact:
Jim Barton, (916) 773-0458, cell (916) 8477321 [email protected] or Dan
Brown, (209) 296-6466
[email protected]
Oct. 9, 10
Nov. 24-28
Searles Lake, CA in conjunction with the
Trona club’s show, for mineral specimens.
Roseville Rock Rollers Contact: Jim
Barton (916) 773-0458
[email protected]
Annual Thanksgiving Trip. Site to be
determined later. Mother Lode Club
Contacts: Marion Roberts (209) 538-0197
[email protected] or Al Troglin
(209) 838-7725
[email protected]
Shop Tip
TO RESTORE THE POLISH TO GEMSTONE RINGS
without removing the stones from the rings, here is a hint from
the Lapidary Journal (date unknown). Get a small piece of
chamois skin, suede or soft leather, a polishing powder such as
Linde A and some water. Hold the leather in hand and
sprinkle the Linde A in the center. Dip the stone in the water
and then rub on the polishing powder. It takes a little patience
and several dippings and rubbings to get the leather seasoned
and moistened, but it works.
From The Rock Collector 6/97, via Stoney Statements 8/04
[Editor’s Note: We have not tried this tip – use at your own
risk!]
Upcoming Northern California Shows
SEPTEMBER
September 18-19, 2004, Jackson, CA
Fossils For Fun Society - 4th Annual Tailgate Gemboree
Kennedy Mine in Jackson
Hours: 9-5 both days
Dan Brown (209) 296-6466 / [email protected]
September 18-19, 2004, Redwood City, CA
Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society
Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue
Hours: 10-5 both days
Carol Corden (650) 776-5990 / [email protected]
September 18-19, 2004, Paso Robles, CA
Santa Lucia Rockhounds
Pioneer Park & Museum, 2010 Riverside Ave
Hours: 10-5 both days
Paul Savage [email protected]
September 25, 2004, Los Altos, CA
Peninsula Gem & Geology Society
Foothill Expressway & So. Springer Rd
Hours: 9:30-4:45
Dave Schmidt (408) 263-5870
September 25-26, 2004, Monterey, CA
Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.
Hours: Sat. 10 - 6; Sun. 10 - 5
Sky Paxton (831) 755-7741 / [email protected]
OCTOBER
October 9-10, 2004, Antioch, CA
Antioch Lapidary Club
Contra Costa Fairgrounds,10th and L Streets
Hours: 10-5 both days
Ramona Bond [email protected]
October 9-10, 2004, Grass Valley, CA
Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society
Nevada County Fairgrounds
Main Exhibit Hall - 11228 McCourtney Rd
Hours: 10-5 both days
Cliff Swenson (530) 272-3752
Oct 16-17 2004, Placerville, CA
El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society
El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive
Hours: 10-5 both days
Jackie Cerrato (530) 677-2975
ROSEVILLE ROCK ROLLERS, INC.
P.O. BOX 212
ROSEVILLLE, CA 95678
2004 ELECTED OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
VICE-PRESIDENT
SECRETARY and MEMBERSHIP
TREASURER
FEDERATION DIRECTOR
FIELD TRIP DIRECTOR
LIBRARIAN/HISTORIAN
KARLA SHANNON
JIM HUTCHINGS
FLORENCE BRADY
TERRY YOSCHAK
GLORIA TOMCZYK
JIM BARTON
NETTIE MOORE/LOIS REYNOLDS
PAST PRESIDENT
DIRECTORS (2 YEARS)
JIM BARTON
HUGH BRADY
JOHN CARTWRIGHT
MILTON HOUSTON
ROLF ANDREWS
TERRY YOSCHAK
KYM & ROLF ANDREWS
DIRECTORS (1 YEAR)
BULLETIN EDITOR
BULLETIN MAILING COMMITTEE
(916) 624-7000
(530) 367-5108
(916) 961-6868
(916) 624-2956
(530) 367-2262
(916) 773-0458
(916) 783-7230
(916) 652-3525
(916) 773-0458
(916) 961-6868
(916) 725-1329
(916) 782-6739
(916) 725-3646
(916) 624-2956
(916) 725-3646
2004 COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
CUSTODIAN
ROCK DONATIONS/SILENT AUCTION
ROBERT OLEACHEA
HUGH BRADY
NANCY HOOD
FRANK YOSCHAK
NANCY HOOD
(open)
MILTON HOUSTON
MARGARET & BOB OLEACHEA
LOIS REYNOLDS
TERRY YOSCHAK
HOST/GREETER
JUNIOR ADVISOR
PARLIAMENTARIAN
REFRESHMENTS
SUNSHINE
WEBMASTER
(916) 723-2919
(916) 961-6868
(916) 797-6142
(916) 624-2956
(916) 797-6142
(916) 797-1963
(916) 782-6739
(916) 723-2919
(916) 652-3525
(916) 624-2956
2004 SHOW COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON
ASSIST. CHAIR
FINANCIAL CHAIR
EXHIBIT CASES
DEALERS
GREETERS
BETTY SOPER-ARNOLD
KITCHEN
DIANE KILLEN, DENISE PHILLIPS
ROB BLAZINA
PUBLICITY G. TOMCZYK, R. BLAZINA, K. SHANNON
GLORIA TOMCZYK
SET UP/TEAR DOWN
BOB OLEACHEA
BETTY SOPER-ARNOLD
SILENT AUCTION
J. BARTON, H. BRADY
GLORIA TOMCZYK
YOUTH ACTIVITIES
KARLA SHANNON
N.MOORE, M. OLEACHEA, F.BRADY
PURPOSE OF CLUB: the purpose of the Society shall be to bring together in good fellowship, individuals who are
interested in the earth sciences, the arts of lapidary and gemology, with the intent of furthering their knowledge, abilities
and comprehension of those arts and sciences.
CLUB COLORS: Green and Gold.
CLUB DUES: Adults 18 years and older, $17.50/year. Family (2 Adults), $23.50/year. Junior members
through age 17 are exempt from dues. Dues for new members who join July 1or later will be prorated.
RESOURCES:
Roseville Rock Rollers E-Mail [email protected]
Roseville Rock Rollers website: www.rockrollers.com
California Federation of Mineralogical Societies website: www.cfmsinc.org/
COOP website: www.coop.freeservers.com/
California BLM website: www.ca.blm.gov
American Lands Access Association website: www.amerlands.org
the
ROLLIN’
ROCK
ROSEVILLE ROCK ROLLERS, INC.
MEMBER, CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES
MEMBER, AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MINERALOGICAL SOCIETIES
VOL 45
NO. 9
SEPTEMBER 2004
EDUCATIONAL MEETING
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
2ND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:00 PM
4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, 7:00 PM
EDUCATIONAL MEETING LOCATION: MAIDU COMMUNITY CENTER,
1550 MAIDU DRIVE, ROSEVILLE, CA
BOARD MEETING LOCATION: GRANITE BAY LIBRARY,
6475 DOUGLAS BLVD, GRANITE BAY, CA
Changes and exceptions will be published in the bulletin.
GUESTS AND VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME
ROSEVILLE ROCK ROLLERS GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY
BULLETIN EDITOR
P.O. BOX 212
ROSEVILLE
CALIFORNIA 95678
Send exchange bulletins to
above address
September 2004
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