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AFMS ENDOWMENT DRAWING FOR 2012
AT THE AFMS MEETING AND SHOW
JULY 26–29, 2012
Wayzata, MN

by Pamela Hecht, Endowment Fund Chair

An Exceptional Opportunity!!

The excitement is building as we unveil the first of what we hope will be many wonderful prizes for the 2012 AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing.

A little history of our first 4 items that are a VERY SPECIAL donation to the AFMS Endowment Fund by Hi-Tech Diamond Company. I was contacted in June by e-mail from Hi-Tech’s President Neer Patel asking how they would like to donate some lapidary equipment to help benefit our Endowment Fund drawing. After communications with Neer I received four huge boxes just days before our convention in July. I made an announcement at the convention in New York and now I’m happy to offer the chance for you all to have the opportunity to purchase a ticket or two or three or four or five or six or seven….you get idea !!!

This year’s drawing is going to be different from those of the past in that the first four items will be available for you to pick which one you would like your tickets to be for should it be selected in the drawing. When tickets are purchased the prize # of either 1, 2, 3 or 4 will have to be written on the front of the ticket as to which prize item you would like your tickets to go towards. This will only be for the first four prizes -- the remaining prizes, to be announced during the coming months will be awarded via a random drawing. Please PRINT your name and address clearly on the other side so that we can read who won - better yet put an address label on you ticket along with your phone number. And now, let's have a drum roll as we announce those first four prizes:

#1 CABKING-6V3 MACHINE is a direct drive 6” diameter diamond wheel grinding and polishing unit for all your cabbing needs This system is based on an industry leading adjustable, independently controlled drip feed cooling system that drips clean water on the wheels instead of bubbling up dirty water. Included is an accessory kit that features a flat diamond lap for putting flats on the backs of cabs as well a buffing disc with diamond paste. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $1,500.00.

#2 SLANT CABBER MACHINE is an angled lap machine in a 8” diameter size. The machine’s unique 45 degree grinding angle makes it easier to see your work piece as you grind flats, work crystals, or make cabochons. The system allows you to grind, shape and polish gem material immediately. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $600.00.

#3 ALL-U-NEED MACHINE is a horizontal lap machine in a 6” diameter size. You can grind flats, re-work crystals, or make cabochons. The system makes it possible for you to grind, shape and polish gem material immediately. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $490.00.

#4 TRIM SAW MACHINE is a 6” machine with a diamond blade is ideal for trimming all kinds of stones. The saw has a large 15” x 9” working area. The durable housing is made of a rust-proof, unbreakable plastic. The motor is variable speed and ranges from 800 to 3400 RPM. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $440.00.

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 Minnesota this coming July. My contact information is:
        Pamela Hecht
        25393 Oak Street
        Calumet, MI 49913
        (906) 337-2274
        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 number when placing your order.

Regional Salespersons:

California Federation:
        Pamela Hecht

Eastern Federation:
       
Carolyn Weinberger

Northwest Federation:
        Chris Blickfeldt

Rocky Mountain Federation:
        Richard Jaeger

Midwest Federation
        J. C. Moore

South Central Federation: *

Southeast Federation: *

*Ticket requests should be sent to me until someone is named.

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

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YOU DID IT......40 items for the AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing !!!!! Thank You - Thank You - Thank You to all that have donated a prize for this year's drawing. The value of the prizes is over $7,300.

Remember that you can not win it unless you are in it.....so with that.....DO YOU HAVE YOUR WINNING TICKET PURCHASED YET ???

Thank you for your support of this GREAT CAUSE. See you in July in Minnesota. Pam

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2012 AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing Prizes
As of June 24, 2012

Prize Descriptions and More Information
Note: Items will be added to this page as they become available.

Click on the images below for a larger picture.

 

Prize #1 - CabKng 6V3 Machine
 
 

Prize #2 - Slant Cabber Machine
 
  Prize #1:  CABKING-6V3 MACHINE is a direct drive 6” diameter diamond wheel grinding & polishing unit for all your cabbing needs This system is based on an industry leading adjustable, independently controlled drip feed cooling system that drips clean water on the wheels instead of bubbling up dirty water. Included is an accessory kit that features a flat diamond lap for putting flats on the backs of cabs as well a buffing disc with diamond paste. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $1,500.00.   Prize #2: SLANT CABBER MACHINE is an angled lap machine in a 8” diameter size. The machine’s unique 45 degree grinding angle makes it easier to see your work piece as you grind flats, work crystals, or make cabochons. The system allows you to grind, shape and polish gem material immediately. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $600.00.
       
 

Prize #3 - All-U-Need Machine
 
 

Prize #4 - Trim Saw Machine
 
  Prize #3: ALL-U-NEED MACHINE is a horizontal lap machine in a 6” diameter size. You can grind flats, re-work crystals, or make cabochons. The system makes it possible for you to grind, shape and polish gem material immediately. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $490.00.   Prize #4: TRIM SAW MACHINE is a 6” machine with a diamond blade is ideal for trimming all kinds of stones. The saw has a large 15” x 9” working area. The durable housing is made of a rust-proof, unbreakable plastic. The motor is variable speed & ranges from 800 to 3400 RPM. Donated by the Hi-Tech Diamond Company, it has a retail value of $440.00.
       
 

Prize #5 - Rainier Frogskin Agate
 
   

Prize #6 - Star Ruby Ring
 
  Prize #5: RAINIER FROGSKIN AGAGE specimen is an agate found in central Washington State. This could be wire-wrapped or displayed on a stand. It is polished and measures 3x3x31/2" Donated by: Lauren Williams, AFMS President Value $150.00   Prize #6: STAR RUBY RING is a 10K yellow gold Star Ruby ring donated by: Jennifer Haley, California Federation The stone is about 8x8mm round cab, weight of the gold is estimated at 30 grams ring size 8 1/2 The ring comes from a collection of a member of the Napa Club that has passed. Value $1,000
       
 

Prize #7 - Fossil Sharks Teeth
 
 

Prize #8 - Sterling Silver Pin
 
  Prize #7: Fossil Sharks Tooth Collection- a collection of nine fossil shark teeth self-collected by 2011 CFMS President, Jim Brace-Thompson, from Sharj Tooth Hill near Bakersfield, Kern County, California. These are from the Round Mountain Silt Member of the Temblor Formation, Miocene Epoch (about 15 million years old). value - $90 CRMS Federation   Prize #8: Sterling Silver Pin - a crafted piece of silver of the Albert Yazzie (Navajo) people from Cuba New Mexico. It measures 2 1/4 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches high. Donated by Marge & Chuck Collins, Midwest Federation value- $100
       
 

Prize #9 - Juanita Mine Calcite Specimens
 

Prize #10 - Float Copper & Mine Stock
 
  Prize #9: Three specimens of Calcite from the Juanita Mine in Socorro County, New Mexico - the specimens are fluorescent calcite displaying some awesome green colors. Donated by Janet Clifford, Midwest Federation value- $60   Prize #10: Float Copper & Mine Stock Certificate - This is a 3 1/4 pound piece of all natural float copper collected from the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan. The stock certificate is from the Calumet & Hecla Consolidated Copper Company from 1949. Donated by Pam Hecht, AFMS Endowment Fund Chair value- $75 Midwest Federation
       
 

Prize #11 - Gemstones of North America
 
 

Prize #12 - Calcite
 
  Prize #11: Book- Gemstones of North America This is a hard covered book Volume III by John Sinkankas. Sinkankas’ name is synonymous with the world of gemology & mineralogy. He had written more than 100 articles and 15 books on the subjects. Donated by Steve Hecht, Midwest Federation - retail value of book $65   Prize #12: Calcite from the Southwest Mine, Bisbee, Cochise Co. AZ. The specimen is approx. 4" x 1 1/4" and appears to have been a pocket floater. Donated by Steve & Carolyn Weinberger, it has an estimated value of $100. (EFMLS)
       
 
Prize #13 - Cavansite, Stilbite and Heulandite
 
 

Prize #14 - Almandine/Spessartine Garnet on Rhyolite
 
  Prize #13: Cavansite, Stilbite and Heulandite from Whagoli Mine, Poona, India. The cavansite crystals is quite large and well formed. Donated by Steve & Carolyn Weinberger, it has an estimated value of $50. (EFMLS)   Prize #14: Almandine/Spessartine Garnet on Rhyolite from the Thomas Rnage, Juab Co. UT. Donated by Steve & Carolyn Weinberger, it has an estimated value of $75. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #15 - Flint Knapped Knife
 
 

Prize #16 - 12 Polished Cabochons
 
  Prize #15: Flintknapped Knife made from mahogany obsidian hafted on a deer antler with rawhide by Bob Gassett. Value $225 (NFMS)   Prize #16: 12 polished cabochons
Top Row Rocky Butte Jasper, Oregon
  Dendritic Rhyolite, Arizona
  Lysite Agate, Wyoming
  Agua Nueva Agate, Mexico
Middle Row Crazy Lace Agate, Mexico
  Dryhead Agate, Montana
  Regency Rose Agate, Oregon
  Rocky Butte Jasper, Oregon
Bottom Row Butterfly Jasper, Mexico
  Willow Creek Jasper, Idaho
  Graveyard Point Plume Agate, Oregon
  Morrisonite Jasper, 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 #17 - 12 Polished Cabochons
 
 

Prize #18 - Nipomo Sagenite Wire Wrapped Pendant
 
  Prize #17: 12 polished cabochons
Top Row Plume Agate
  Willow Creek Jasper, Idaho
  Landscape Jasper, Madagascar
  Jasper
Middle Row Parrot Wing Chrysocolla
  Brecciated Agate, Arizona
  Carrasite Jasper, Oregon
  Crazy Lace Agate, Mexico
Bottom Row Moss Agate, Texas
  Tigereye
  Yellowstone River Moss Agate, Montana
  Jasper, Madagascar

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 #18: Nipomo Sagenite Wire Wrapped Pendant Designed and wrapped by Jeannie Lingerfelt with gold-filled wire. Value $100 California Federation
       
 

Prize #19 - Enamel Bead Necklace, Bracelet, Earring Set
 
 

Prize #20 - Petrified Palm Wood Pendant
 
  Prize #19: Enamel Bead Necklace, Bracelet, Earring Set made from Enamel Glass with Mother of Pearl and Swarovski Crystal, GF findings. Designed and donated by Jeannie Lingerfelt Value $100 California Federation   Prize #20: Petrified Palm Wood Pendant wire wrapped in 14/20 gold-filled wire. Cut, wire wrapped abd donated by Virginia Adian Value $90 SCFMS
       
 

Prize #21 - Sonora Sunset/Sunrise Pendant
 
 

Prize #22 - Amber Pendant
 
 

Prize #21: Sonora Sunset/Sunrise Pendant (chrysocolla & cuprite) wire wrapped in 14/20 gold-filled wire. Wire wrapped and donated by Virigina Adian Value $105 SCFMS

 

Prize #22: Amber Pendant in sterling silver. Donated by Joyce & Delbert Speed Value $100 SCFMS

       
 

Prize #23 - Pyrolusite/Manganite Specimens
 
 

Prize #24 - Chinese Picture Rock
 
 

Prize #23: Pyrolusite/Manganite Specimens from the Tayor Mine in the UP of Michigan. Great for micro mounting - donated by Norm Gruber Midwest Federation Value $50

 

Prize #24: Chinese Picture Rock- it's about 3 3/4 inches across comes mounted on stand. Donated by Marge & Chuck Collins, MWF value $50

       
 

Prize #25 - 4" Amethyst Sphere
 
 

Prize #26 - Wire Wrapped Lake Superior Agate
 
 

Prize #25: 4" Amethyst Sphere- donated by Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, SCFMS value $125

 

Prize #26: Lake Superior Agate wire wrapped by Don Reed in 14/20 rolled gold & argentium sterling. Donated by Bonnie & Don Reed, MWF value $135

       
 

Prize #27 - Tumbling Mix Set
 
 

Prize #28 - DVD Set of 5
 
 

Prize #27: Tumbling Mix Set - This includes a 5# bag of mixed rock the ceramic shape mixture for tumbling and this book written by Steve Hart (autographed) with award winning instructions on how to tumble stones. Donated by Steve Hart and Cindy Root (MWF President) value $100

 

Prize #28: DVD Set of 5 - Recorded at the 2010 MWF Convention in Peoria, IL by Bixler Video Productions: Mazon Creek Fauna by Dr. Merril Foster, PhD, Keokuk Geodes by Ed Wagner, Homer the Triceratops by Michael Henderson, Illinois Fluorite Story, Part III by Dean Stone and a bonus DVD from ISGS, Danville's Fossil Forest by Scott Elrick. Donated by John & Judith Washburn, MWF value $80

       
 

Prize #29 - Set of 2011's Rocks & Minerals
 
 

Prize #30 - Wire Wrapped Montana Agate
 
 

Prize #29: Set of 2011's Rocks & Minerals Vol. 86 Magazines (12 issues) - Donated by Rocks & Minerals Magazine value $120

 

Prize #30: Montana Agate wire wrapped by Don Kelman in gold fill wire. Donated by Cindy & Don Kelman, MWF value $145

       
 

Prize #31 - Black Bruneau Jasper Pendant
 
 

Prize #32 - Spencer Opal Earrings
 
 

Prize #31: Black Bruneau Jasper Idaho set in a sterling silver mounting. Cut/mounted by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $50

 

Prize #32: Spencer Opal Earrings - cut/mounted by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $50

       
 

Prize #33 - Spencer Opal Pin
 
 

Prize #34 - Spencer Opal Pendant
 
 

Prize #33: Spencer Opal Pin - cut/mounted by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $50

 

Prize #34: Spencer Opal Pendant (double oval mounting)- cut/mounted by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $75

       
 

Prize #35 - Spencer Opal Pendant
 
 

Prize #36 - Flintknapped Obsidian Letter Opener
 
 

Prize #35: Spencer Opal Pendant - cut/mounted by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $200

 

Prize #36: Flintknapped Obsidian (letter opener) - 10" long knapped by Tom Strong of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $90

       
 

Prize #37 - Flintknapped Ohio Flint Letter Opener
 
 

Prize #38 - Flintknapped Obsidian Point
 
 

Prize #37: Flintknapped Ohio Flint (letter opener) - 5 1/2" long knapped by Tom Strong of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $45

 

Prize #38: Flintknapped Obsidian Point - this measures 8 3/4" long & 3" wide, knapped by Greg Hayes of the Thursday Night Pasty Tasters & Flintknappers group from Lewisville, Idaho value $100

       
 

Prize #39 - Rhyolite Sphere from New Mexico
 
 

Prize #40 - Polished Stone Chip Pen Set
 
 

Prize #39: Rhyolite sphere from New Mexico made by Jim Matlock and donated by Emerson Tucker. It has an estimated value of $60. SCFMS

 

Prize #40: Polished Stone Chip Pen Set - Mary Boesdorfer, member of the Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society is a woodturner who specializes in pens. It include a nice leather box, value $60.00 MWF

       
 

Prize #41 - Desert Tapestry Barcelet
 
 

Prize #42 - Willow Creek Jasper Cab
 
 

Prize #41: Desert Tapestry Bracelet - Beaded and donated by Cheri George, CFMS value $120

 

Prize #42: Willow Creek Jasper Cab (30x40) wire wrapped in gold filled wire. Donated by Judi Allison, NFMS along with a book- Making Memories, donated by Jackie Koppany. Value $90

       
 

Prize #43 - Set of Petrified Wood Bookends
 
 

Prize #44 - Art Glass Dish
 
  Prize #43: Set of petrified wood bookends, donated by J.C. Moore, valued at $60 (MWF)   Prize #44: Art glass dish (pink coloring) crafted & donated by Julie Whitlatch, valued at $75 (MWF)
       
 

Prize #45 - Rutile Quartz Necklace
 
 

 

 
 
  Prize #45: Rutile quartz necklace wire wrapped in gold filled wire by Doris Keane, valued at $150 (MWF)    

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