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American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

BULLETIN EDITORS AWARDS

1998

HOUGHTON MICHIGAN AUGUST 16, 1998

Contents:

1998 Club Publications Committee
1998 AFMS Judges
NEW EDITORS
MINI BULLETINS
SMALL BULLETINS
LARGE BULLETINS
ADULT ARTICLES
ADULT ARTICLES ADVANCED
SPECIAL PUBLICATONS
JUNIOR ARTICLES - UNDER 12
JUNIOR ARTICLES - AGE 12-17
POETRY
HONORABLE MENTION - NEW EDITORS
HONORABLE MENTION - SMALL BULLETINS
HONORABLE MENTION - ADULT ARTICLES
HONORABLE MENTION - ADULT ADVANCED ARTICLES
HONORABLE MENTION - POETRY

1998 Club Publications Committee

Chair: Kitty Starbuck, Vicksburg, MI

Donna Mueller CFMS
Barbara Fenstermacher EFMLS
Walter Vogtmann MWF
Esther Davis NFMS
Pauline Price RMFMS
Jean Wallace SCFMS
Leo Morris SFMS

1998 AFMS Judges

Diane Dare Evansville, IN
Joyce Hanschu Canton, MI
June Zeitner Rapid City, SD
Miles Smith Frankfort, KY
Gerry Schaefermeyer Alexandria, VA
Shirley Leeson La Mesa, CA
Russ Kemp Plainfield, IL
Jan Baumeister Rapid City, SD
Marion Amos Everett, WA

Congratulations to all of the Editors of Club Bulletins who sent their bulletins in for judging critique, and especially to those who received trophies, plaques or honorable mention at the Editors’ Breakfast in Houghton.

NEW EDITORS:

1. CRYSTAL CLUSTER, Julianne Jackson, Editor
    Des Plaines Society Geological Society, Des Plaines, ILMWF

2. TRIASSIC VALLEY BULLETIN, Lee H VanIderstine, Editor
    New Haven Mineral Club, Hamden, CT EFMLS

3. GRINDINGS, Sue Clark, Editor
    Idaho Gem Club, Boise, ID NFMS

4. OREGON ROCKHOUND, Lelani Pitman, Editor
    Oregon Agate and Mineral Society    NFMS

5. CHIPS & CHATTER, Kitty Shipman, Editor,
    Eli-Plains Gem and Mineral Society, Plainview, TX     SCFMS

6. MID-TENN GEM'ERS, Steve Henegar, Editor
    Middle Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society, Murfreesboro, TN     SFMS

7. PIC N' SHOVEL, Patsy Davis, Editor
    Rockingham County Mineral Club Reidsville, NC SFMS

8. MAGS NEWSLETTER, Roger Van Cleef, Editor
    Memphis Arch and and Geological Society, Memphis, TN SFMS

9. GEMS & FRIENDS, Betty Gross, Editor
    Kalispell Rockhound Club Kalispell, MT NFMS

10. ROCKY REVIEW, Liz Winstead, Editor
    Conejo Gem and Mineral Club Conejo, CA CFMS

MINI BULLETINS:

1. THE BADGER DIGGINS', Bill Figi, Editor
    Badger Lapidary and Gem Society, Monroe, WI MWF

2. THE ROCK TABLET, Randy & Sandra Phillips, Editors
    Neville Public Museum Geology Club, Green Bay, WI MWF

3. ROCK TALK, Julie Preast, Editor
    St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club, Ft. Pierce, FL SFMS

4. MAGIC VALLEY GEM NEWS, Barbara & Charlie Knapp, Editors
    Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls, ID    NFMS

5. S.I.E.S. NEWS, Donna Curtis, Editor
    Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Southern Illinois MWF

6. ROCK POUNDER, Sharon & Jay DePuy, Editors
    Ute Mountain Gem Gem and Mineral Club, Cortez, CO     RMFMS

7. R0CK & ROSE, Bill Holbert, Editor
    East Texas Gem and Mineral Society, Tyler, TX SCFMS

8. ROCKHOUND SPECIAL, Darlene Denton, Editor
    Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club, Bellingham, WA NFMS

SMALL BULLETINS:

1. THE CORAL GEODE, Ken Boynton, Editor
    Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club, Tampa, FL    EFMLS

2. STONEY STATEMENTS, Mary-Ruth Rathjen, Editor
    Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Societv, Houston, TX SCFMS

3. THE POST ROCK, Sara Murphy, Editor
    McPherson Gem and Mineral Club, McPherson, KS RMFMS

4. MOUNTAIN MINERAL MONTHLY, Martina Haggard, Editor
    Appalachian Mineral Society, Asheville, NC SFMS

5. THE GEODE, Celia Tiffany, Editor
    BEGMS, St. Louis, MO    MWF

6. THE HOUND'S TALE, Joe and JoAnne Zinecker, Editors
    The Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Arlington, TX     SCFMS

7. THE ROCKATIER, Beverly Moreau, Editor
    Northrop-Gruman Gem and Mineral Club, Hawthorne, CA CFMS

S. HIGH COUNTRY GLEAMINGS, Margaret L. Johnson, Editor
    Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society, Hendersonville, NC SFMS

9. DRYWASHERS GAZETTE, Pat LaRue, Editor
    Valley Prospectors San Bernardino, CA CFMS

10. SMOKE SIGNALS, Floyd Dopler, Jr., Editor
    Black Hawk Gem and Club, Rock Island, IL MWF

LARGE BULLETINS:

1. GEM CUTTERS NEWS, Carolyn Weinberger, Editor
    Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD EFMLS

2. BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE, Phyllis B. George, Editor
    Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, TX SCFMS

3. BRECCIA, Patricia Speece, Editor
    Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society, San Jose, CA CFMS

4. ROCKHOUND RAMBLING, Shirley Layton, Editor
    Ventura Gem and Mineral Society, Ventura, CA CFMS

5. THE MOUNTAIN GEM, Charles & Amy Ramer, Editors
    The Gem and Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Franklin, NC SFMS

6. ROCK BUSTERS NEWS, Lois and Erston Barnhart, Editors
    Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, Harrisburg, PA     EFMLS

7. THE PEGMATITE, Anne Schafer, Editor
    San Diego Mineral and Gem Society. San Diego, CA    CFMS

8. QUARRY QUIPS, Pearl Burden, Editor
    Wichita Gem and Mineral Society, Wichita, KS    RMFMS

9. SPOKANE ROLLERS, Erma Riese, Editor
    The Rock Rollers Club, Spokane, WA    NFMS

10. BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK MINERALOGICAL CLUB Mitchell Portnoy, Editor
    The New York Mineralogical Club, New York, NY    EFMLS

ADULT ARTICLES:

1. "Manhattan Mineral Collecting", John Betts, Author
    BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK MINERALOGICAL CLUB, New York, NY     EFMLS

2. "More About Water and Minerals", Kempton H. Roll, Author
    MOUNTAIN MINERAL MONTHLY, So. Appalachian Mineral Club, Asheville, NC     SFMS

3. "Silver Soldering Tips", Terry Vasseur, Author
    THE ROCKATIER, Northrop Gruman Gem and Mineral Club, Northrop Gruman, CA    CFMS

4. "A Box of Rocks", Linda Jaeger, Author
    T-TOWN ROCKHOUND, Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, Tulsa, OK     RMFMS

5. "Fluoresence in Minerals", Robert Cross, Author
    STONEY STATEMENTS, Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, TX     SCFMS

6. "My Micromounting Techniques", Betsy Martin, Author
    THE MINERAL MITE, Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Bethseda, MD    EFMLS

7. "The First Cut", Ron Powers, Author
    THE PEGMATITE, San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, San Diego, CA     CFMS

8. "Exploring Copper Country", Sandy Fuller, Author
    ROCK RUSTLER'S NEWS, Minnesota Mineral Club, Falcon Heights, MN     MWF

9. "Getting a Faceting Design and Data From Datavue 2", Wayne Barnett, Author
    THE BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE, Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, TX     SCFMS

10. 'Wyoming Jade", Rodney Miller, Author
    THE GEODE, Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club, Tri-Cities, WA     NFMS

ADULT ARTICLES ADVANCED:

1. "Cutting Strategies For Agate Nodules", Tom Noe, Author
    THE ROCKFINDER, Michiana Gem and Mineral Society, South Bend, IN     MWF

2. "The Dakota Formation", Dr. Wes De Coursey, Author
    THE POST ROCK McPherson Gem and Mineral Club, McPherson, KS     RMFMS

3. "Gabbro and Basalt?, What Are They", Tom Buchholz, Author
    ROCKHOUND NEWS, Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, Wisconsin Rapids, WI    MWF

4. "Field Trip Through the Front Range, Colorado", Sheri Kelley Author
    OBSIDIAN OBSERVER. Los Alamos Geological Society, Los Alamos, NM     RMFMS

5. "Is The Tully Monster Really Extinct? ", Jim Konecny, Author
    EARTH SCIENCE NEWS, Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois Glen Elyn, Illinois    MWF

6. "The Shape of a Thunderegg Core", Lew Birdsall, Author
    OREGON ROCKHOUND BULLETIN, Oregon Agate and Mineral Society, Portland, OR    NFMS

7. "Big Gold? Politics, Death and Deception", Art Smith, Author
    THE BACKBENDER'S GAZETTE, Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, TX     SCFMS

8. "Copper, Gold and Powellite: Looking For the Wrong Things In The Right Place"
     Bob C. Smith II and Don W. Schmerling Authors
    THE MINERAL MITE, Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Bethseda, MD    EFMLS

9. "Devonian Mulch", Jim Bourdon, Author
    THE PALEONTO GRAPH, New Jersey Paleontological Society, Rutherford, NJ     EFMLS

10. "How To Make Small Tools", Tina Chisena, Author
    GEM CUTTERS NEWS, Gem Cutter Guild of Baltimore, Inc., Baltimore, MD     EFMLS

SPECIAL PUBLICATONS:

1. "TEXAS CRETACEOUS GASTROPODS" (Book), Rosemary E. & Thomas J. Akers, Authors
    Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, TX    SCFMS

2. "SPIRIFER" (Annual Special), Maria Vogt, Author
    New York Paleontological Society, New York, NY    EFMLS

3. "A FINE FOCUS" (MNCA 30 Year History). Catherine J. Gaber
    Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Bethseda, MD     EFMLS

4. "CRYSTAL FACES" (Book), Darryl Powell, Author
    Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Clifton Springs, NY     EFMLS

5. "THREE RIVERS GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS AS A CLUB- (35 Year Club History) Marie Zigler, Author
    Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society, Ft Wayne, IN     MWF

6. "35th ANNIVERSARY EDITION", Carol Anderson, Author
    Neville Public Museum Geology Club, Green Bay, WI    MWF

7. "SHOW HANDOUTS", Ruth Rice, Author
    Mile Hi Rock and Mineral Club, Westminster, CO    RMFMS

8. "DRIFTLESS 25th ANNIVERSARY", Lu DeVoe, Author
    Driftless Area Gem and Mineral Club, Tomah, WI    MWF

9. "FOLLOW KOKOPELLI TO FOUR CORNERS", (Show Program), Sharon De Puy, Author
    Ute Mountain Gem and Mineral Club, Cortez, CO    RMFMS

JUNIOR ARTICLES - UNDER 12:

1. "I'm A Gem", Richard Baker, Author
    THE ROCK AND HAMMER, Lake Elsinore Gem and Mineral Club, Elsinore, CA     CFMS

2. "The Blue Lady Blows Up", Bryant P. Nelson, Author
    THE ROCK AND HAMMER, Lake Elsinore Gem and Mineral Club, Elsinore, CA     CFMS

3. "Woolly Mammoth", Melissa Kaleel, Author
    "THE LOESS" BULLETIN, Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society, Springfield, IL    MWF

4. "Broken Arrow", Maria Grace McClamrock, Author
    STRATA DATA BULLETIN", Three Rivers Gem and Mineral Society, Ft. Wayne, IN    MWF

5. "Memories of the Milwaukee Museum", Emily Herdes, Author
    ROCKHOUND NEWS, Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, Wisconsin Rapids, WI    MWF

JUNIOR ARTICLES - AGE 12-17:

1. "Diatoms and Their Uses", Joel Council, Author
    ROCKY REVIEW BULLETIN, Conejo Gem and Mineral Club, Conejo, CA     CFMS

2. "The Kenfield Petrified Wood Gallery", Doug Moore, Author
    " THE LOESS" BULLETIN, Lincoln Earth Science Society, Springfield, IL    MWF

3. "Les Mineraux Aux DuComte' De Montgomery", Margaret Whitney, Author
    THE MINERAL MITE, Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Bethseda, MD    EFMLS

4. "How Is Petrified Wood Made? ", Jim Gustafson, Author
    ROCKHOUND NEWS, Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society, Wisconsin Rapids, WI    MWF

5. "My First Trip", Angel Much, Author
    "THE DRIFT", Driftless Area Gem and Mineral Club. Tomah, WI     MWF

POETRY:

1. "Finding Jewels", Erston Barnhart, Author
    ROCK BUSTERS NEWS, Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club, Carlisle, PA    EFMLS

2. "The Conquest", Doris Payne (Posthumous), Author
    DUSTY ROCKS, Rock and Arrowhead Club, Klamath Falls, OR     NFMS

3. "I'm Glad The Show Is Over", Judith Washburn, Author
    "THE LOESS" BULLETIN, Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Club, Springfield, IL    MWF

4. "I Am A Rockhound", Catherine L McFadden, Author
    THE ROCKFINDER, Michiana Gem and Mineral Society, South Bend, IN     MWF

5. "A Rockhound's Escape", Art Reed, Author
    CRYSTAL CLUSTER Des Plaines Valley Geological Society, Des Plaines, IL     MWF

6. "Arizona Summer Sport", Carl E. Wells
    THE HOUND'S TALE, The Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Arlington, TX     SCFMS

7. "Rhodochrosite", Terry Cirrincione, Author
    THE DOPSTICK Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of D.C., Washington, D.C.    EFMLS

8. "The Rock Shop", Louis Bemus (Posthumous)
    WG & MS NEWS Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society, Wickenburg, AZ     REFMS

9. "Ode To My Husband Paul", Margaret Good, Author
    CROSS TIMBERS TA.LK, Cross Timbers Gem and Mineral Club, Stephenville, TX    SCFMS

10. "Rocks", Marjorie Thompson Sims, Author
    THE BURRO EXPRESS, Silvery Colorado River Rock Club, Bullhead City, AZ     RMFMS

HONORABLE MENTION ... NEW EDITORS:

THE MINERALOG, Susan Sheldrake, Editor
San Francisco Gem and Mineral Club, San Francisco, CA    CFMS

TARHEEL TAILINGS, Cheryl P. Mills Editor
Tarheel Gem and Mineral Club, Raleigh, NC    EFMLS

THE DOPSTICK, Mary Bateman, Editor
Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Washington D. C.    EFMLS

WG & MS NEWSLETTER, Diane Tracey, Editor
Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society, Wickenberg, AZ    RMFMS

THE LIVINGSTONE, Pamela Kalis, Editor
Livingston Gem and Mineral Society, Hartland, MI    MWF

THE CRYSTAL GAZER, Sandra Chownyk, Editor
Mt. Clemens Gem and Lapidary Society, ML Clemens, MI    MWF

HONORABLE MENTION - SMALL BULLETINS:

THE TUSCARORA BULLETIN, Pamela Wingrod, Editor
Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Media, PA    EFMLS

CROSS TIMBERS TALK, Paul W. Good, Editor
Cross Timbers Gem and Mineral Club, Stephenville, TX    SCFMS

THE ROCKY READER Boniface Duritsky, Editor
Toledo Gem and Rockbound Club, Toledo, OH    MWF

DUSTY ROCKS, Myrna Newcomb, Editor
Rock and Arrowhead Club Klamath Falls, OR    NFMS

THE PINEYWOODS ROOTER. Bill Alcorn, Editor
Pine Country Gem and Mineral Society, Jasper, TX    SCFMS

OBSIDIAN OBSERVER. Mary Garn, Editor
Los Alamos Geological Society, Los Alamos, NM    RMFMS

STONE AGE NEWS, Deloris Morrical, Editor
Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Marysville, WA    NFMS

TUMBLER, Alberta Hare
Marin Mineral Society, San Rafael, CA    CFMS

GOLDEN SPIKE NEWS, Nancy and Whit Freund, Editors
Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society, Ogden, UT    NFMS

THE TUMBLE RUMBLE, Richard Knox, Editor
Capistrano Valley Rock and Mineral Club, San Clemente, CA    CFMS

PEBBLES, Crystal Johanson, Editor
Everett Rock and Gem Club, Everett, WA    NFMS

DIGGIN'S FROM DAKOTA, Jerry Nevland, Editor
Central Dakota Gem and Mineral Society, Bismarck, ND    RMFMS

HONORABLE MENTION - ADULT ARTICLES

"Prehistoric Peoples and Artifacts of N.D.", Michael E. Simmons Author
DIGGIN'S FROM DAKOTA, Central Dakota Gem and Mineral Society, Bismarck. ND     RMFMS

"Basics of Crystal System For Everybody, Part I" Verner B. Tovrea, Author
SKAGIT GEMS, Skagit Rock and Gem Club, Skagit Valley, WA    NFMS

"Making Sense Out Of Petrified Wood", Dennis Westman, Author
ROCK RUSTLER'S NEWS, Minnesota Mineral Club, Falcon Heights, MN    MWF

"What Can You and King Tut Have In Common? ", Crystal Johanson, Editor
PEBBLES, Everett Rock and Gem Club, Everett, WA    NFMS

"Rock Of The Month - Hemimorphite", Dennis Schwantes, Author
THE POST ROCK, McPherson Gem and Mineral Society, McPherson, KS    RMFMS

"Queen of Gems" The Opal, Lorel Abrell, Author
EARTH SCIENCE NEWS, Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois, Glen Elyn, IL     MWF

"Mazon Creek Flora and Fauna - An Historical Perspective". John Fagan, Author
THE PALEONTOGRAPH, New Jersey Paleontological Society, Rutherford, NJ     EFMLS

"Opals On Stamps", Cornelius Boss, Author
THE TUMBLER Marin Mineral Society, San Rafael, CA    CFMS

"A Little Ancient History", Patsy Davis, Author
PIC N' SHOVEL Rockingham County Gem and Mineral Society, Reidsville, NC     SFMS

"My First Rock", Terry Biegler, Author
COWTOWN CUTTER Ft. Worth Gem and Mineral Club, Ft Worth, TX    SCFMS

"Hev, Mister, There's A Dozen Eggs On Your Tailgate", Bill Gould, Author
HIGH COUNTRY GLEAMINGS, Henderson County Gem and Mineral Society, Hendersonville, NC     SFMS

HONORABLE MENTION - ADULT ADVANCED ARTICLES

"GSA South-Central and Rocky Mountain Annual Meeting,
UTEP, El Paso, TX - March 20-23, 1997"  Bob Horning, Author
OBSIDIAN OBSERVER, Los Alamos Geological Society, Los Alamos, NM    RMFMS

"African Sahara Desert Bughunt", John Moffitt, Author
THE BACK.BENDER'S GAZETTE, Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Houston, TX     SCFMS

HONORABLE MENTION - POETRY:

"December Field Trip", Don Campbell, Author
ROCK & ROSE East Texas Gem and Mineral Society, Tyler, TX    SCFMS

"Invocation EFMLS Meeting", Bruce Hall Gaber, Author
THE MINERAL MITE, Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area, Bethseda, MD     EFMLS

"The Star of Bethlehem", Julianna Withey, Author
TOMOKA COQUINA, Tomoka Gem and Mineral Society, Daytona Beach, FL    SFMS

"Rockbound Friends", John Bosse, Author
THE PEBBLE TRAILS Whidbey Pebble Pushers, Langley, WA    NFMS

"Rocks", B. J. Pray, Author
ALASKA PEBBLE PATTER, Chugach Gem and Mineral Society, Anchorage, AL     NFMS

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