Panorama Gem

Rock Hounding in Northeast Washington

MARCUS CIDERFEST

October 8th, 2021

IT WAS A WONDERFUL FUN DAY VISITING WITH PEOPLE THAT PASSED BY THE BOOTH.

ALL FUNDS RECEIVED FROM THIS EVENT GO TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND

GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF FUND AT THE CLUBS BOOTH WITH ALL THE HELP FROM MEMBERS.

We had a Raffle to giveaway “one trailer (similar to the one in the photo) load of Firewood to the WINNER” for $1.00

Gene Fisher one of our members Donated from trees on his property.

We had various pieces of rock items for sale that had been donated to the club from members collections.

We had lots of help from members coming during the day and volunteering to give everyone a break, but also to pickup on some special rocks deals that caught their eye.

Our Wheel of Rock was a big hit with not only the kids for $0.25 a spin, but also the adult kids.

Every Spin was guaranteed to be a winner!

It was such a big hit that we ended up running out of polished rocks before the day was over!

Panorama Gem & Mineral Club

October 7th, 2021

Rockhounding in the Northeast Washington

Field Trip to Jim Creek


Site #1

We hiked up to Site #1 to see if we could find any Galena in White Marble Rocks with Jim Peters


Sheila Stratton at the bottom of Site #1 looking for the best spot to find Galena in the white crystalline marble.


Trail to Site #2 for Galena Samples was very difficult to reach from all debris blocking the path


Club’s Equipment, for sale?

August 7th, 2019

This is a list of club equipment that is at Gene Fisher’s shop. We need to vote on whether we should sell it or not. Then at which meeting should we auction these items? Remember, the money that purchased them came from the General Fund.

  1. Combination: Lortone 6″ saw with two grinding wheels and polishing pad.
  2. Large(heavy) grinding/polishing unit with four, 8″ diamond wheels: 80 grit, 180, 360, and 600.
  3. 10″ Raytech saw in fair shape.
  4. 18″ Lortone saw with good blade but needs a new motor or wiring. The present motor is 1/2 HP.
  5. New-in-box Elite water pump that spits water up on the grinding wheels.
  6. Rock Rascal for melting wax for dopping.
  7. Set of Dop Sticks.
  8. Box of Templates for designing cabochons.
  9. First Aid Kit.
#1. Combination: 6″ saw with two grinding wheels and polishing pad.
#1b Combination-Lortone 6inch trim saw
#2 Large(heavy) grinding/polishing unit with four, 8″ diamond wheels
#2b Large(heavy) grinding/polishing unit with four, 8″ diamond wheels
#3 10″ Raytech saw
#3b 10″ Raytech saw
#4 18″ Lortone saw with good blade
#4b 18″ Lortone saw with good blade
#6 & #8 Cabochon Templates and the Rock Rascal