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WAMS Meeting Minutes, October 4, 2022

A meeting of Washington Agate and Mineral Society (WAMS) was held at First Baptist
Church of Lacey on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Call to order: Bryan Tallman called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM
Attendees: 24 in attendance
Announcements, Old business, new business, show and tell, break, program
The silent auction during the meetings is back!
Fall Festival of Gems – 11/19/2022
Start Date: 11/19/2022
End Date: 11/20/2022
Hours: 10:00 – 5:00
1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd
Kitsap County Fairgrounds – The President’s Hall
Bremerton, WA 98311
Types: Rock & Mineral Shows
The suggestion for creating an InstaGram and/or Facebook account solely for WAMS members was
Unfinished business:
New business:
Show and Tell:
1) Bryan- fake animal skull with teeth.
2) Jim P. – explains how to identify fake fossils, dino bone specimens, Ginko limb
cast, and Falcon’s-eye (blue tiger’s-eye).
3) Bob- maps you can get from the town hall in Prineville, OR; collection of small
4) John Dickinson- Mastodon tooth

5) Gretchen- slab of poppy jasper from OR; handmade earrings made with tiny
6) Jerry- real opal from Africa, and lab created opal; rhodonite
7) Christina- several Oregon jaspers
8) Daniel- photos of his booth display of fossils from the recent Lacey Fun Festival
9) Kathleen- pendants
10) Lisa- Biggs jasper, Beers mountain jasper, peanut agate, from the Rufus
mine digs in Oregon and China Hollow mine. Mine owner has a store opening in
the spring.
11) Ariann (sp?)- snail shell found at Dana Point, California
12) Becky- self collected large concretion.
13) Emery and Brittany (mom) – fossil in quartz rock.
14) Wendi- jewelry made with orbicular (poppy) jasper found on beach #4 in
15) Tamra- very nicely shaped picture jasper
16) Cherry and Pedria- green jasper and a common stone (gray river rock, dull
jasper or,?)
Break: 7:50-8:15 silent auction

Raffle drawing: note: bring more items for prizes

Report: none

Program: Bryan brought in examples of local rocks found in the Pacific Northwest:
snowflake and mahogany obsidian from Glass Butte, OR; Holey Blue agate from Sweet
Home, OR; noble serpentine from the Wild Turkey mine, WA; Ellensburg Blue (need I
say more); Oregon sunstones; Saddle mountain petrified wood; graveyard point plume
agate from eastern OR; Biggs jasper from OR; thundereggs from Buchannan OR; perlite;
common opal from the diatomaceous earth mine in eastern WA; bloodstone from the
Olympics, WA.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM

Approval of minutes: Douglas Shank, Secretary

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