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AFMS ENDOWMENT DRAWING FOR 2011
AT THE AFMS MEETING AND SHOW
JULY 710
Syracuse, NY

by Pamela Hecht, Endowment Fund Chair

Endowment Fund Drawing News!

The excitement is building as we unveil the first of what we hope will be many wonderful prizes for the 2011 AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing.

Prize #1 is a Texas Palmwood Sphere made by Jim Matlock of Plainview, TX and donated by AFMS Past President, Emerson Tucker. The sphere is about 3" in diameter and has an estimated value of $125.00. (SCFMS)

Prize #2 - an Idaho Agate Pendant with a faceted 10ct synthetic blue spinel and wire-wrapped in white gold. AFMS President Bob Miller faceted the spinel. Donated by Bob Miller, the pendant has an estimated value of $60.00. (MWF)

Prize #3 - Watercolor prints (set of 4) with note cards drawn and donated by Susan Robinson. Susan is the wife of George Robinson, Curator of the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI. The watercolors capture four of the well known historic copper mines of the Upper Peninsual of Michigan: Quincy, Central, Caledonia and Phoenix. Included is a package of 4 note cards of her print of Lake Superior Agates on the shoreline of the lake. Susan has signed her prints. Estimated value $100. (MWF)

Prize #4 is a piece of Float Copper and a Mine Stock Certificate donated by AFMS Endowment Fund Chairman, Pamela Hecht. The specimen is an all natural 5 pound piece of float copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. The stock certificate is from the historic Calumet & Hecla Mines of Calumet, MI. The two items together have an estimated value of $75.00. (MWF)

And...there are more which we'll feature next month including
a copper crystal specimen found under Lake Superior and donated by Bob Barron (MWF)
a Datolite specimen found under Lake Superior also donated by Bob Barron (MWF)
a Datolite specimen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan donated by Kevin Pozio (MWF)
an amethyst cathedral donated by Doug True (NFMS).

Want to donate a prize yourself? Send me your donation. If it's too heavy to mail, e-mail me a photo and description and we'll discuss how to get it to me in time for the drawing in Syracuse, NY this coming July. My contact information is:

Pamela Hecht, 25393 Oak Street, Calumet, MI 49913 (906) 337-2274 email: steveroxup.net

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. To order, make your check payable to "AFMS Endowment Fund" and mail it along with a stamped self-addressed envelope to your regional federation representative listed below. Be sure to include your name, address and phone # when placing your order.

With your help and support we can make this a rousing success!

Regional Salespersons:

California Federation: Colleen McGann
PO Box 224; Santa Clara, CA 95052
Coleen.mcgannhds.com

Eastern Federation: Carolyn Weinberger
PO Box 302; Glyndon, MD 21071-0302
cscrysatls2verizon.net

Midwest Federation: John Washburn
107 Deer Creek Rd; Rochester, IL 62563
jrwashburn3att.net

Northwest Federation: Evelyn Cataldo
99509 Brandon Dr; Kennewick, WA 99336
ecataldocbtabs.com

Rocky Mountain Federation: Richard Jaeger
3515 E 88th St; Tulsa, OK 74137-2602
RjgrSciaol.com

South Central Federation: Joyce Speed
4680 Wisteria St; Dallas, TX 75211
llispeed2gmail.com

Southeast Federation: vacant

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Note: Items will be added to this page as they become available.

2011 AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing Prizes
As of June 12, 2011

Prize Descriptions and More Information

Click on the images below for a larger picture.

 

Prize #1 - Texas Palmwood Sphere
 
 

Prize #2 - Idaho Agate Pendant with Synthetic Blue Spinel
 
  Prize #1:  Texas Palmwood Sphere made by Jim Matlock of Plainview, TX and donated by AFMS Past President, Emerson Tucker. The sphere is about 3" in diameter and has an estimated value of $125.00. (SCFMS)   Prize #2: Idaho Agate Pendant with a faceted 10ct synthetic blue spinel and wire-wrapped in white gold. AFMS President Bob Miller faceted the spinel. Donated by Bob Miller, the pendant has an estimated value of $60.00. (MWF)
       
 

Prize #3 - Watercolor Prints (Set of 4) with Note Cards
 
 

Prize #4 - Float Copper and a Mine Stock Certificate
 
  Prize #3: Watercolor prints (set of 4) with note cards drawn and donated by Susan Robinson. Susan is the wife of George Robinson, Curator of the A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech in Houghton, MI. The watercolors capture four of the well known historic copper mines of the Upper Peninsual of Michigan: Quincy, Central, Caledonia and Phoenix. Included is a package of 4 note cards of her print of Lake Superior Agates on the shoreline of the lake. Susan has signed her prints. Estimated value $100. (MWF)   Prize #4: a piece of Float Copper and a Mine Stock Certificate donated by AFMS Endowment Fund Chairman, Pamela Hecht. The specimen is an all natural 5 pound piece of float copper from the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. The stock certificate is from the historic Calumet & Hecla Mines of Calumet, MI. The two items together have an estimated value of $75.00. (MWF)
       
 

Prize #5 - Underwater Copper Crystal Specimen
 
   

Prize #6 - Underwater Datolite Specimen
 
  Prize #5: Underwater collected Copper Crystal specimen - Lake Superior specimen measures- 4"long 3" wide and is 2" tall value $250 donated by Bob Barron (MWF)   Prize #6: Underwater collected Datolite specimen - Lake Superior specimen measures- 2" long and 1 3/4" wide value $150 donated by Bob Barron (MWF)
       
 

Prize #7 - Michigan Datolite Specimen
 
 

Prize #8 - Amethyst Cathedral
 
  Prize #7: Datolite specimen from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan donated by Kevin Pozio, Photo and estimated value not yet available. (MWF).   Prize #8: Amethyst Cathedral. It was donated by Doug True and has an estimated value of $350. (NFMS).
       
 

Prize #9 - Set #1 Polished Cabochons
 

Prize #10 - Set #2 Polished Cabochons
 
  Prize #9: Set of 6 polished cabochons - set #1

willow creek jasper - Idaho
rocky butte jasper - Oregon
mexican crazy lace agate
graveyard point agate - Oregon
mariposite - California
graveyard point plume - Oregon

This donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation. This person enjoys just making one cabochon after another cabochon and explaining their knowledge of the hobby with each slab. Value $125

  Prize #10: Set of 6 polished cabochons - set #2

jasper
mexican crazy lace agate
mookaite jasper - Australia
prudent man plume - Idaho
parrot wing chrysocolla
mexican crazy lace agate

This donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation. This person enjoys just making one cabochon after another cabochon and explaining their knowledge of the hobby with each slab. Value $125

       
 

Prize #11 - Table Centerpiece
 
 

Prize #12 - Eyewitness Book & DVD Set
 
  Prize #11: Table Centerpiece - lighted. The unique item was designed and crafted by Dr. Robert Carlson. Triangle cut wood base with light in center and a rotating colors. On top is a crystal cut quartz point. Polished Montana agate slabs are on each side. Donated by Fred Schaefermeyer EFMLS Value $50   Prize #12: Eyewitness Education Book & DVD Set - Rocks & Minerals, Expert Files (hard cover).  Donated by Marge & Chuck Collins, Midwest Federation Value $60
       
 
Prize #13 - Pyrite Specimen
 
 

Prize #14 - Book- American Mineral Treasures
 
  Prize #13: Pyrite, Eagle Mine, Gilman, Eagle County, Colorado. The specimen, originally from the Glenn Allen collection is 2" tall x 1" wide and contains numerous pyritohedral striated sharp faces. Donated by Steve and Carolyn Weinberger, it has an estimated value $150. (EFMLS)   Prize #14: American Mineral Treasures. More than 40 top mineral localities are featured in this hardcover book, American Mineral Treasures. Released to commemorate the historic exhibits at the 2008 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Donated by one of the authors, Bob Jones, the book has a value of $85.00. Bob says he will sign the copy for the winner if they bring it to him at any show he attends. (RMFMS)
       
 

Prize #15 - Beaded Necklace
 
 

Prize #16 - Wood Byrl Clock

 
  Prize #15: This donation is from Cheri George of Palmdale California. She beaded this necklace titled, "Winter Berries" the design is by Laura McCabe.

Cheri listed the following beads in the necklace: Seed and Delica beads, Czechoslovakian Pressed Glass Leaves & faceted beads, Swarovski crystals & pearls with Vintage Volcano Dichroic Stones. Value $450.00

 

Prize #16 Wood Burl Clock with copper slabs

The clock measures 8 1/2" tall bottom base 5" and is 2" thick - the clock has 5 copper slabs as accents Donated by Fred Schaefermeyer of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society (RMF) $75.00 value

       
 

Prize #17 - Wire Wrapped Bracelet

 
 

Prize #18 - Michigan Greenstone Necklace

 
 

Prize #17: Wire Wrapped Bracelet Donated by Jackie Koppany, owner of Feelingstones Gifts, a member of Hatrockhounds Gem & Mineral Society and Lakeside Gem & Mineral Society (NFMS).

Heart design wire wrapped cuff bracelet- a brass base with gold filled & sterling silver wrap wires. The design incorporates Toho brand seed beads and is adorned with a feather charm with crystal & sterling beads. $150.00 value.

  Prize #18: Michigan Greenstone Necklace- size 6 x 8 mm in the sterling mount and sterling chain $50.00 value.  Donation from Sandi & Steve Whelan (MWF).
       
 

Prize #19 - Garnet var. Grossular

 
 

Prize #20 - John F. Barlow's Mineral Collection Book

 
  Prize #19: Garnet var. Grossular - Sierra De Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico $75.00 value. Donation from Sandi & Steve Whelan (MWF).   Prize #20: John F. Barlow's Mineral Collection Book - hardcover $125.00 value. Donation from Sandi & Steve Whelan (MWF).
       
 

Prize #21 - Medicine Bow Plume Agate Pendant
 
 

Prize #22 - Graveyard Point Plume Agate Pendant
 
 

Prize #21: Medicine Bow Plume Agate Pendant - sterling silver wire wrapped mounting by Sandy Brandl measures- 2" long 1 1/2" wide value $150 (MWF) cabochon donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation

 

Prize #22: Graveyard Point Plume Agate - 14K gold wire wrapped mounting by Sandy Brandl measures- 3" long 1 3/4" wide value $250 (MWF) cabochon donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation

       
 

Prize #23 - Chrysocolla Malchite & Azurite in Quartz Pendant
 
 

Prize #24 - Crazy Lace Agate Pendant
 
 

Prize #23: Chrysocolla Malchite & Azurite in Quartz - sterling silver wire wrapped mounting by Sandy Brandl measures- 1 1/4" long 1 1/2" wide value $75 (MWF) cabochon donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation

 

Prize #24: Crazy Lace Agate - sterling silver wire wrapped mounting by Sandy Brandl measures- 2" long 1 3/4" wide value $75 (MWF) cabochon donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation

       
 

Prize #25 - Chrysocolla Malchite & Azurite in Quartz Pendant
 
 

Prize #26 - Texas Flint Knife
 
 

Prize #25: Chrysocolla Malchite & Azurite in Quartz - sterling silver wire wrapped mounting by Sandy Brandl measures- 3" long 1 3/4" wide value $100 (MWF) cabochon donation was made by an anonymous craftsman from the Midwest Federation

 

Prize #26: Texas Flint Knife (letter opener) - knapped & handcrafted by Tom Strong value $50

Donated by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pastry Tasters & Flint Knappers from Lewisville Idaho.

       
 

Prize #27 - Spencer Opal Triplet (Larger Stone)
 
 

Prize #28 - Spencer Opal Triplet (Smaller Stone)
 
 

Prize #27: Spencer Opal Triplet set in sterling silver - cut/mounted by Greg Hayes value $150 (larger stone)

 

Prize #28: Spencer Opal Triplet set in sterling silver - cut/mounted by Greg Hayes value $80

       
 

Prize #29 - Brazil Agate Pendant
 
 

Prize #30 - Opal Sterling Silver Ring
 
 

Prize #29: Brazil Agate Pendant set in sterling silver - Kitty & Marve Starbuck- MWF value- $75 it is 1 1/2" long x 1 1/4 wide

 

Prize #30: Opal Ring - set in sterling silver size 8.5 value - donated by : RA McArthur of Orofino, ID

       
 

Prize #31 - Montana Agate Pendant
 
 

Prize #32 - Amethyst Pendant & Earrings
 
 

Prize #31: Montana Agate Pendant - wire wrapped in gold fill - Cynthia & Donald Kelman- MWF value $120

 

Prize #32: Amethyst Pendant & Earring set- value $130 Virginia Adian, South Central Federation

       
 

Prize #33 - Adventurine Necklace
 
 

Prize #34 - Black Sphalerite & Calcite Specimen
 
 

Prize #33: Adventurine Necklace earring set - donated by Earlene Schooler of "Schooler's Mineral & Fossils " out of Kansas City value $60

 

Prize #34: The piece is six inches by four inches, contains a 2 inch black sphalerite crystal knob with several double terminated calcite crystals. The piece is from Elmwood, Tenn. Value $125 Donated by John & Rose Blue MWF

       
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

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