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AFMS ENDOWMENT DRAWING FOR 2013
Drawing to be held during the AFMS Convention and Show
September 18-22, 2013
Jacksonville, FL

by R.J. Harris, Endowment Fund Chair

Interest from AFMS Endowment Fund investments is used to support numerous programs that benefit our affiliated member clubs. In the past several years, interest money has been used to purchase badges for the juniors program which are given at no charge to clubs with organized junior activities programs, digitize the old AFMS slide programs that have been distributed at no charge to the regional federations, purchase new commercially produced programs for the regional federation libraries and support the Judges Training Program.

As the primary means of fund raising, the Endowment Fund has held an annual drawing of donated prizes for the past several years. If you would like to donate one or more prizes, send your item, with a complete description including estimated value and donor name to:

R.J. Harris
1109 Gunstock Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2009
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rjharris.com

The excitement is growing for the 2013 Drawing!

Tickets are $5 each of 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, phone number and e-mail when placing your order.

Regional Salespersons:

California Federation:

Colleen McGann
PO Box 224
Santa Clara, CA 95052
Colleen.mcgannhds.com

Eastern Federation:

Carolyn Weinberger
PO Box 302
Glyndon, MD 21071-0302
editoramfed.org

Northwest Federation:

Chris Blickfeldt
236 Tollgate Rd
Boise, ID 82716
grumpiesq.com

Rocky Mountain Federation:

Richard Jaeger
3515 E 88th St
Tulsa, OK 74137-2602
RjgrSciaol.com

Midwest:

J C Moore
25235 N State Route 97
Cuba, IL 61427
JCMoore3rdgmail.com

South Central:

Catherine E Rouchon
5845 Winchester Lane
Clinton, LA 70722
rouchoncstarband.net

Southeast:

Barbara Green
116 Sycamore Dr.
Marietta, SC 29661
greentopbellsouth.net

Deadline for mail order purchases is September 1, 2013

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2013 AFMS Endowment Fund Drawing Prizes
As of August 11, 2013

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 - Amethyst Necklace
 
 

Prize #2 - Chalcopyrite Specimen
 
  Prize #1:  Two-strand Amethyst necklace with matching earrings by former EFMLS President, Betsy Oberheim. Estimated value: $75. (EFMLS)   Prize #2: Chalcopyrite Specimen from the closed French Creek Mine in Chester County PA. Measures 4” by 3”. Donated by EFMLS Immediate Past-President, RJ Harris. Estimated value: $50. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #3 - Homelite and Jasper Necklace and Earrings
 
 

Prize #4 - Float Copper Specimen
 
  Prize #3: Necklace and matching earrings made of Homelite and Onyx Jasper by Betsy Oberheim EFMLS. Estimated value: $75. (EFMLS)   Prize #4: Float Copper specimen from the Keweenaw of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, along with a Calumet & Hecla, Inc stock certificate. Donated by Pam Hecht. Estimated value: $75. (MWF)
       
 

Prize #5 - Book - Gem Cuttin Shop Helps
 
   

Prize #6 - Caveman Clothes Pin
 
  Prize #5: The book, “Gem Cutting Shop Helps, The Best Selected from 17 Years of The Lapidary Journal.” Originally published in 1964, this is a like-new copy from the eighth printing in 1972. Donated by RJ Harris, EFMLS. Estimated value: $25. (EFMLS)   Prize #6: Caveman Clothes Pin. This amazing piece is made of Eastern Washington Petrified Wood and has been crafted and donated by Michael Blanton of Renton, Washington. Estimated value: $75. (NFMS)
       
 

Prize #7 - Jasper Necklace and Earrings
 
 

Prize #8 - Fern Fossil
 
  Prize #7: Two-strand necklace with matching earrings made of Jasper. Crafted and donated by Betsy Oberheim, EFMLS. Estimated value: $75. (EFMLS)   Prize #8: Fern Fossil from St. Clair, Pennsylvania. This is a nice 4’” by 6” specimen from this world renowned location. Donated by RJ Harris, EFMLS. Estimated value: $25. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #9 - Framed Fossil Fish
 

Prize #10 - Stacked "Jerry Quartz" Crystals
 
  Prize #9: A framed Fossil Fish. The framed piece measures approximately 12” x 12”. Donated by President-Elect Richard Jaeger, it has an estimated value of $100. (RMFMS)   Prize #10: A rare find of stacked “Jerry Quartz” crystals from Arkansas. Donated by Danny Griffin, SFMS President. (SFMS).
       
 

Prize #11 - Gemstones of North America
 
 

Prize #12 - Acanthite Specimen
 
  Prize #11: A channel inlay piece in the style of Scottish Victorian jewelry of the 1800’s. It features a sterling set with agate and jasper. Crafted and donated by AFMS President Don Monroe, the piece has an estimated value of $350. (AFMS)   Prize #12: Acanthite from the Imiter Mine nr. Tinerhir, Ourzazate Province, Morocco. Donated by Steve and Carolyn Weinberger, the specimen has an estimated value of $100. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #13 - Calcite Specimen
 
 

Prize #14 - Argentinian Rhodochrosite Clock
 
  Prize #13: Calcite from Charcas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Donated by Steve and Carolyn Weinberger, the specimen has an estimated value of $100. (EFMLS)   Prize #14: A clock made from Argentinian Rhodochrosite. Donated by Matt & Jean Charsky, the clock has an estimated value of $100. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #15 - "Mineral of the Month Club" Membership
 
 

Prize #16 - Frame Gold Speciment Print
 
  Prize #15: One full year “silver” membership in the “Mineral of the Month Club”. Mineral of the Month selects minerals very carefully by going to various shows and meeting dealers and miners from around the world to bring you the best quality and selection for our club members. Each specimen comes with a thorough write-up about the specimen. Most of the specimens are between .5″ by .5″ and 2″ by 2″, with some smaller, and some larger. Annual membership value: $120.00 which includes shipping and handling.   Prize #16: Framed print depicting a gold specimen. Framed by Marilyn's Rockpile, the 16" x 16" print was donated by AFMS and EFMLS Past President Fred Schaefermeyer and has an estimated value of $150. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #17 - Framed Rhodochrosite Print
 
 

Prize #18 - Framed Aquamarine Print
 
 

Prize #17: Framed print depicting a much coveted Sweet Home Mine Rhodochrosite on Quartz specimen. The 16" x 16" print was framed by Marilyn's Rockpile and donated by AFMS and EFMLS Past President Fred Schaefermeyer. Estimated value: $150. (EFMLS)

  Prize #18: Framed print depicting an Aquamarine on Feldspar specimen. The 13" x 17" print was framed by Marilyn's Rockpile and donated by AFMS Past President Fred Schaefermeyer. Estimated value: $150. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #19 - Wire-Wrapped Pendant
 
 

Prize #20 - Cauliflower Calcite Speciment
 
  Prize #19: A lovely wire-wrapped pendant made of Benite (the Tulsa cousin of "Fordite"). The cab was cut and donated by Ben Thomas of the Tulsa Gem & Mineral Society and the 14k gold-filled mounting was designed and made by DeLane Cox, president of the Rocky Mountain Federation. Estimated value: ???? (RMFMS).   Prize #20: "Cauliflower" Calcite from Mexico. Donated by Irwin & Lorraine Hammer the specimen has an estimated value of $150. (EFMLS)
       
 

Prize #21 - Anhydrite Specimen
 
 

Prize #22 - Quartz Crystal
 
 

Prize #21: An Anhydrite specimen from Naica, Mexico (where the famous "Cave of Swords" is located). Donated by Irwin & Lorraine Hammer the specimen has an estimated value of $100.00. (EFMLS)

 

Prize #22: A lovely quartz crystal from Galilieia, Minas Gerais, Brazil with a small pale citrine crystal at the base. The crystal measures 6" in height and is mounted on a wooden base. Donated by K. C. Foster, the specimen has an estimated value of $150. (EFMLS)

       
 

Prize #23 - Intarsia Pendant
 
 

Prize #24 - Brazilian Emeralds
 
 

Prize #23: An intarsia consisting of a 20.55 carat opal cabochon with a 1.80 carat oval faceted almandine garnet and a .15 ct brilliant cut diamond. The pendant is set in 14 k gold and was created and donated by Jim Robinson, AFMS Past President and Ed Price Past President of the Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society. The piece has an estimated value of $1,865.00. (SFMS)

 

Prize #24: A pair of 6 x 4 oval cut Brazilian emeralds having a total weight of 0.83 ct. Donated by D. L. Brooks they have an estimated value of $300. (SFMS)

       
 

Prize #25 - Checkerboard Cut Amethyst
 
 

Prize #26 - Indian Blackskin Agate Cabochon
 
  Prize #25: A checkerboard cut amethyst weighing 3.03 ct. Donated by D. L. Brooks it has an estimated value of $100. (SFMS)   Prize #26: An Indian Blackskin Agate cabochon. It’s 4.5” wide and was made and donated by Bob Rush, President of the Mother Lode Mineral Society. The cabochon has an estimated value of $100 (CFMS)
       
 

Prize #27 - Citrine Necklace
 
 

Prize #28 - Jade Sculpture
 
 

Prize #27: A citrine necklace and earring set handmade by Jennifer Haley, CFMS 1st vice President. The set has an estimated value of $250. (CFMS)

 

Prize #28: A Jade sculpture. The blossom is a pale green/gray jade and the leaves a pale yellow. Donated by Cynthia Payne it has an estimated value of $100. (EFMLS)

       
 

Prize #29 - Gyrolite Specimen
 
 

 

 
 
  Prize #29: A Gyrolite specimen from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Donated by Cynthia Payne, it has an estimated value of $75. (EFMLS)    
       

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