Panning for Garnets in Wyoming's  Sweetwater River

Panning for Garnets in Wyoming's Sweetwater River

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Many of these articles are from past issues of the WSMGS Newsletter, Jade State News (JSN); these are noted by the issue month and year following the article title. Jade State News is published as a PDF file. You will need Adobe Reader in order to read the newsletters. If you need to download a copy, you can do so from Adobe's web site.

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES +

Cody Students' Geology Field Trip   JSN, August 2013, p. 12
Torrington Library Class   JSN, August 2013, p. 11
Wyoming Total Eclipse Views   JSN, May 2017, p. 1

FIELD GEOLOGY +

Casper's Black Gold Byway   JSN, May 2014, p. 16
Geologic Map of Wyoming   JSN, May 2015, p. 8
Green River Formation   JSN, May 2016, p. 1
Using the WSGS as a Resource   JSN, August 2016, p. 9
Wyoming Geology Part 1   JSN, November 2013, p. 1
Wyoming Geology Part 2   JSN, February 2014, p. 1
Wyoming Geology Part 3   JSN, May 2014, p. 8
Wyoming Geology Part 4   JSN, August 2015, p. 14
Wyoming Paleographic History   JSN, November 2014, p. 1
Wyoming's Jurassic World   JSN, November 2015, p.1

FIELD TRIPS +

Big Cedar Ridge Fossil Leaf Site   JSN, August 2016, p. 15
Bighorn Mountain Field Trip   JSN, August 2016, p. 13
Birds Eye Chert   JSN, January 2012, p. 3
Blue Forest Petrified Wood   JSN, October 2010, p. 5
Cody 59ers Field Trip Lysite Agate   JSN, November 2014, p. 13
Collecting at Glendo Reservoir   JSN, November 2013, p. 17
Common Opal Field Trip   JSN, November 2011, p. 4
Gas Hills / Selenite   JSN, November 2013, p. 16
Delaney Rim / Cedar Ridge   JSN, August 2012, p. 6
Lysite Trip   JSN, May 2010, p. 6
Riverton Field Trip Petrified Wood   JSN, November 2014, p. 14
Shirley Basin   JSN, August 2012, p. 5
Snails, Algae & Wood   JSN, August 2012, p. 4
Sweetwater Garnets   JSN, August 2011, p. 1
Sweetwater Garnets   JSN, November 2013, p. 19
Topaz & Smoky Quartz   JSN, August 2012, p. 5
Why Do Rockhounds Collect Rocks?   JSN, May 2013, p. 10
WSMGS Board Field Trip   JSN, April 2012, p.5
WSMGS Field Trip Cooke City Mining Ore   JSN, November 2014, p. 12
Yellow Brick Road Dinosaur Trackway   JSN, August 2012, p. 4

FOSSILS +

Belemnite Fossils   JSN, November 2015, p. 6
Dinosaur Track Site   JSN, February 2015, p. 4
Excuse Me, Is This a Fossil?   JSN, November 2013, p.9
Formation of Wyoming Petrified Wood   JSN, August 2015, p.16
Fossil Color?   JSN, January 2012, p.5
Gryphaea – Devil's Toenails   JSN, November 2015, p. 7
Hunting Fossils at Lake Gosuite   JSN, May 2016, p. 6
Olive, a Primitive Horse   JSN, February 2016, p. 9
Petrified Wood   JSN, November 2011, p. 1
The Revenant Fossils   JSN, February 2016, p. 1
Wyoming Fossil Collecting Is Changing   (Proposed Federal Regulations)   JSN, February 2017, p. 1
Wyoming Fossil Hounds   JSN, November 2014, p. 5
Wyoming State Dinosaur: Triceratops   JSN, May 2015, p. 11
Wyoming State Fossil: Knightia   JSN, May 2015, p. 10
Wyoming's Petrified Forests   JSN, May 2015, p. 1

GEMSTONES +

Common Opal   JSN, November 2011, p. 4
Corundum   JSN, August 2011, p.1
Discovery of Wyoming Jade   JSN, May 2010, p. 2
Dryhead Agate   JSN, August 2012, p. 13
Fairburn Agate   JSN, February 2015, p. 9
Hunting for Agates   JSN, May 2013, p. 9
Lake Superior Agates   JSN, August 2013, p. 17
Lysite Agate   JSN, November 2012, p. 1
Opal: Gem or Wood Opal   JSN, August 2013, p. 16
Prairie Tanzanite   JSN, August 2012, p. 14
Private Opal Claim   JSN, November 2013, p. 19
Sweetwater Moss Agates   JSN, May 2013, p. 7
Unakite   JSN, January 2012, p. 1
Wyoming Gemstones, Lapidary Materials, & Geologic Collectables   JSN, November 2016, p. 1
Wyoming Jade   JSN, February 2013, p. 1
Wyoming Jade Map   JSN, February 2013, p. 18
Wyoming State Gemstone: Jade   JSN, May 2015, p. 10
Wyoming: Diversified Assemblages of Gemstones   JSN, November 2014, p. 6

LAPIDARY +

Cleaning Stalactite Agate   JSN, November 2013, p. 12
Close-up Photography for Beginners   JSN, May 2015, p. 11
D.I.Y. Lapidary Grinder   JSN, August 2016, p.19
Grinding to Polishing   JSN, February 2013, p.13
Homemade Rotary Tumbler   JSN, February 2015, p. 11
Jewelry Bench Tips   JSN, May 2013, p. 13

Cutoff Wheels • Deburring Jump Wheels

Jewelry Bench Tips   JSN, November 2015, p. 12

Foredom Stand • Broken Drills

Lapidary Hints   JSN, May 2017, p. 19

Sanding/Polishing in Tight Places • Cutoff Wheels • Ochre Applicator • Removing Solder from a Bezel

Lapidary Hints   JSN, November 2016, p. 11

Raising a Carbochon • Transparent Cab

Lapidary Hints   JSN, February 2016, p. 11

Sawing Book Ends • Tumbling • Cleaning Druzy Quartz

Lapidary Hints   JSN, August 2015, p. 19

Polishing Wheels • Safety Tips When Making Jewelry • Drilling a Stone

Lapidary Hints   JSN, February 2014, p. 16

Polishing Problems • Calculating Flat Lap Weights • Making a Heavy-Duty Diamond Grinder • Polishing and Cleaning Tips

Lapidary Hints   JSN, November 2013, p. 11

Reverse the Blade on Your Lapidary Saw • Denim Iron On Patches as Polishing Discs • Something Different and Beautiful • Filtering Saw Oil • A Submersible Pump for Lapidary Equipment

Lapidary Tips   JSN, May 2013, p. 12

Black Petrified Wood • Cutting Montana Moss Agate • Makeup for Moss Agate • Slab All the Rock with a Wood Block • Beware of Man-Made & Colored Stones! • Flat Lapping Geodes • Knotted Fine Metal Necklace Chain

Lapidary Tips   JSN, August 2013, p. 16

Detecting Fractures • How to Hide a Crack • How to Clean Quartz Crystals • Crystals with Reddish Iron Spots • For Smithsmiths: Using Pre-Made Bezel Cups

Lapidary Tips   JSN, November 2014, p. 15

From Rough Rock to Cabochon • Fix the Dried Polish in Surface Pits • Burb that Tumbler • How to Cut Rocks to Make Jewelry • Lapidary Swap Shop (Facebook)

Lapidary Tips   JSN, May 2016, p. 21

Drilling Small Items • Drilling a Stone

Matching Lapidary Equipment to Lapidary Product   JSN, May 2013, p. 11
Lapidary Safety   JSN, February 2013, p. 12
Photographing Minerals & Rocks Under Ultraviolet Light   JSN, May 2017, p. 3
Polishing Cabochons/Slabs - 5# Vibratory Tumbler   JSN, August 2014, p. 21
Preparing and Cleaning Agates   JSN, May 2013, p. 10
Preparing Fossils for Display   JSN, August 2014, p. 21
Rock Polishing   JSN, November 2012, p. 13
Rock Saws   JSN, August 2012, p. 8
Specific Gravity of Mineral Specimens   JSN, February 2017, p. 18

MINERALS +

Formation of Quartz   JSN, August 2013, p. 15
Gold   JSN, April 2012, p.8
Quartz   JSN, February 2011, p. 1

ROCK SHOWS +

2010 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, October 2010, p. 1
2011 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, August 2011, p. 3
2012 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, August 2012, p. 7
2013 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, August 2013, p. 1
2014 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, August 2014, p.1
2015 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, August 2015, p.1
2016 Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show   JSN, August 2016, p. 6
2017 RMFMS Show & Convention   JSN, May 2017, p. 13
The Art of Display   JSN, May 2010, p. 7

ROCKS +

Lysite Agate   JSN, November 2012, p. 1
Obsidian   JSN, April 2012, p. 1
Wyoming Banded Iron   JSN, May 2014, p. 1
Wyoming Gypsum   JSN, February 2015, p. 7
Wyomingite   JSN, February 2014, p. 7

WSMGS AWARDS +

2010 Rockhound of the Year: Lettie Heumier   JSN, October 2010, p. 2
2011 Central Wyoming Fair Winners   JSN, August 2011, p. 2
2011 Rockhound of the Year: Mary Ann Northrup   JSN, August 2011, p. 2
2012 Rockhound of the Year: Lynn and Jane Neale   JSN, August 2012, p. 1
2013 Rockhound of the Year: Richard Heumier   JSN, August 2013, p.1
2014 Rockhound of the Year: Linna Beebe   JSN, August 2014, p. 11
WSMGS Board Award: Jim McGarvey   JSN, January 2012, p. 7
2013 WSMGS Board Awards   JSN, August 2013, p. 7
2014 Club Rockhounds of the Year   JSN, August 2014, p. 10
2016 Club Rockhounds of the Year   JSN, May 2016, p. 16
2016 JSN Receives Awards   JSN, August 2016, p. 1
2016 Rockhounds of the Year Awards   JSN, August 2016, p. 11
WSMGS Rockstar Award: Ava & Eddy Cole   JSN, August 2013, p. 13
WSMGS Rockstar Award: Curt Talbot   JSN, August 2014, p.13
Wyoming Rockstar Doc Ellis   JSN, May 2016, p. 11


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