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AFMS Program Competition Winners

The purpose of the Program Competition is to Recognize and Reward authors of presentations about the Earth Sciences and to make winning programs available to affiliated Clubs across the country. Slide, video or CR-ROM presentations relating to the Earth Sciences are eligible. There are four amateur classes and an "EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION" for “commercial” presentations.   As a result of the annual competitions, the member Regional Federations are provided with duplicate copies of the award winning programs.  These programs are therefore available for use by the individual clubs and societies through their associated Regional Federation.  Note that many but not all of these programs are currently available from the Regional Program Libraries, because the individual Regional Federations have retired some of them over the years.

bullet1977
bulletMORE RARE THAN DIAMONDS: History of a Fossil Location -- 93 slides
by Oregon Agate & Mineral Society, NFMS
bulletCREATIVE LAPIDARY WITH “REFORZADO” -- 92 slides
by Les Petery
(Gem City Rock Club, MWF)
bulletMAKING SILVER JEWELRY -- 84 slides
by Marge Collins
(Rock Exchange Club, MWF)
bullet1978
bulletINTRODUCTION TO FACETING -- 72 slides
by Columbia - Willamette Faceters Guild (NFMS)
bullet1979
bulletTHE QUARTZ FAMILY -- 72 slides
by Howard R. Freeland
(Appomattox Rock & Mineral Society, EFLMS)
bulletFIELD TRIP TO OKLAHOMA & TEXAS HILL COUNTRY -- 72 slides
by Florida Panhandle Gem & M Society (EFLMS)
and Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society (SCFMS)
bullet1980
bulletLAPIDARY 'CAMEOS' SHORT SUBJECTS -- 116 slides
by Tuscarora Lapidary Society (EFLMS)
bullet1981
bulletLET'S MAKE A CABOCHON -- 49 slides
by Tuscarora Lapidary Society (EFLMS)
bullet1982
bulletWULFENITE & VANADINITE LOCALITIES OF THE SOUTHWEST -- 112 slides
by Wolfgang Mueller
(Danbury Mineralogical Society, EFLMS)
bulletGEOLOGY, MINERALS AND FOSSILS OF VIRGINIA -- 100 slides
by Howard R. Freeland
(Appomattox Rock & Mineral Society, EFLMS)
bullet1983
bulletIVORY AND IVORY SUBSTITUTES -- 68 slides
by Robert L. Mount
(West Suburban Lapidary Club, MWF)
bulletHOW INDIANS MADE STONE TOOLS -- 76 slides
by John A. Pawloski
(Danbury Mineralogical Society, EFLMS)
bulletCOLORADO ALABASTER -- 59 slides
by Michael & Phyllis Malden
(Cheyenne Mineral and Gem Society, RMFMS)
bullet1984
bulletLAVIC SIDING: MOJAVE DESERT JASPER AND AGATES -- 140 slides
by Pat Monahan
(Santa Cruz, California, Mineral & Gem Society, CFMS)
bullet1985
bulletMINERALS OF INDUSTRY -- 130 slides
by John A. Pawloski
(Danbury Mineralogical Society, EFLMS)
bulletLAKE SUPERIOR AGATES, NATURALLY -- 140 slides
by Pete Rodewald
(St. Croix Rockhounds, MWF)
bulletGINKGO PETRIFIED FOREST (Washington) -- 100 slides
by Frank & Frances Rusche
(Oregon Agate & Mineral Society, NFMS)
bullet1986
bulletBADLANDS BONANZA: A Nebraska Field Trip -- 125 slides
by Barry & Dolores Rose
(Grand Island Earth Science Society, MWF)
bulletA METAMORPHOSIS - Wings Of Stone -- 34 slides
by Howard Jungbluth
(Cincinnati Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletTHE BIJOU BASIN AND BIG SANDY CREEK Colorado -- 86 slides
by Colorado Mineralogical Society Camera Club (RMFMS)
bullet1987
bulletSNOW CRYSTALS -- 73 slides
by Norma Jaxel
(Baltimore Mineral Society, EFLMS)
bulletCREEPY CRITTERS - PART I - 41 slides and PART II (1991) - 46 slides
by Carol Anderson
(Neville Public Museum Geology Club, of Green Bay, MWF)
bulletBEGINNING LAPIDARY – CABOCHONS -- 66 slides
by Stillwater Mineral & Gem Society (RMFMS)
bullet1988
bulletPAWNEE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS (Colorado) -- 126 slides
by Longmont Gem & Mineral Society (RMFMS)
bulletGEOLOGY OF BIG BEND, TEXAS -- 80 slides
by Carol Anderson
(Neville Public Museum Geology Club, of Green Bay, MWF)
bulletILLINOIS FLUORITE STORY (Part I) -- 87 slides
by Cathy Palmer-Gressner, Dean and Susan Stone, Robt. Gessner & Christopher Jagielo
(West Central Illinois Rock & Mineral Club, MWF)
bulletSOAPSTONE CARVING VHS -- 30 minutes
by Bruce & Ruth Banick
(Buffalo Geological Society, EFLMS)
bullet1989
bulletTHE TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY -- 59 slides
by Emmette Wallace
(Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society, SCFMS)
bulletMICROMOUNTING -- 80 Slides
by Micromineralogists of the National Capitol Area, EFLMS)
bulletVENETIAN GLASS BEADS VHS -- 17 minutes
by James & Nora Nixson
(location unknown)
bullet1990
bulletOUR CHANGING LAND -- 58 slides
by Jennie R. Smith
(Northern Virginia Mineral Club, EFLMS)
bulletHAVE YOU EVER PICKED UP A ROCK? -- 33 slides
by Shirley Greenberg
(Mid-Hudson Valley Gem and Mineral Society, EFLMS)
bullet1991
bulletILLINOIS FLUORITE STORY - PART II -- 113 slides
by Dean Stone & C. Jagielo
(West Central Illinois Rock & Mineral Club, MWF)
bulletTHE MASTODON FACTORY -- 80 slides
by Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society (MWF)
bulletCABOCHON MAKING VHS -- 29 minutes
by James Berends
(Hutchison Gem & Mineral Society, RMFMS)
bulletGEMSTONES OF AMERICA VHS -- 60 minutes
("Excellence in Education” Award)
produced by Smithsonian and others
bullet1992
bulletTHE MINERALS OF SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN -- 65 slides
by Nashua Mineral Society, Nashua NH (EFLMS)
bullet1993
bulletMINNESOTA'S CHATOYANT BEAUTY: BINGHAMITE -- 65 slides
by Gary Witcher
(Coteau des Plaines Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bullet1994
bulletMINERALS FROM LAVA FLOWS -- 93 slides
by Fred Schaefermeyer and Jennie & Paul Smith
(Micromineralogists of the National Capitol Area, EFLMS)
bulletPETRIFIED WOOD FROM EAST TEXAS -- 118 slides
by Bill Alcorn
(Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society, SCFMS)
bulletROCKS AND MINERALS -- 61 slides
by the Dallas Gem & Mineral Society (SCFMS)
bulletWIRE WRAP: An Introduction VHS -- 35 minutes
("Excellence in Education” Award)
by Alice Turner (Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society, MWF)
bullet1995
bulletSOUTH DAKOTA SAMPLER -- 118 slides
by Gary Witcher
(Coteau des Plaines Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletGOLD -- 60 slides
by Jennie Smith
(Micromineralogists of the National Capitol Area, EFLMS)
bulletGEOLOGY OF THE ALASKA HIGHWAY -- 80 slides
by Margaret Pearson
(Wisconsin Geological Society, MWF)
bullet1996
bulletMINERAL COLLECTING AT BAY PORT QUARRY -- 89 slides
by Robert J. Frost
(Mount Clemens Gem & Lapidary Society, MWF)
bulletTHUNDEREGGS -- 89 slides
by Lewis C. Birdsall
(Oregon Agate & Mineral Society, NFMS)
bullet1997
bulletMINERALS IN MEDICINE -- 36 slides
by Shirley Turski & Lee Van Iderstine
(New Haven Mineral Club, EFLMS)
bulletAGATE & WOOD FROM TEXAS, BIG BEND & MEXICO -- 85 slides
by Ruby Lingelbach
(Stillwater Mineral & Gem Society, RMFMS)
bulletAUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND - THROUGH THE EYES OF A ROCKHOUND -- 101 slides
by Joyce & Willis Smith
(Rock Hobby of Greater Sr. Louis, MWF)
bulletSOAPSTONE CARVING -- 62 slides
by Andre Dubé
(Skagit Rock & Gem Club, NFMS)
bulletINTRODUCTION TO INTARSIA (cabs) VHS -- 26 minutes
("Excellence in Education” Award)
by Philip Magistro (Pinellas Geological Society, SFMS)
bulletCUSTOM WIRE WRAP JEWELRY - Part One VHS -- 75 minutes
("Excellence in Education” Award)
by Alice Turner (Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society, MWF)
bullet1998
bulletA WORLD OF AGATES -- 112 slides
by Doug Moore & Don Kelman
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletVULCAN QUARRY - RACINE, WISCONSIN -- 82 slides
by Jim Butterbrodt
(Racine Geological Society, MWF)
bulletCUSTOM WIRE WRAP JEWELRY - Part Two VHS -- 53 minutes
("Excellence in Education” Award)
by Alice Turner (Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletINTRICATE INTARSIA VHS -- 39 minutes
("Excellence in Education” Award)
by Philip Magistro (Pinellas Geological Society, SFMS)
bullet1999
bulletAGATES OF THE NEW WORLD -- 111 slides
by Doug Moore and Don Kelman
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletLEPIDOPTERA LAPIDARY -- 80 slides
by William Stehouwer
(Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society, MWF)
bullet2000
bulletDIAMONDS -- 79 slides
by Jennie and Paul Smith
(Micromineralogists of the National Capitol Area, EFLMS)
bulletPSEUDOMORPHS: Ghosts of Minerals Past -- 47 slides
by Michael Shaw
(Stillwater Mineral & Gem Society, RMFMS)
bulletLAPlDARY MATERIALS OF OREGON -- 140 slides
by Norman McKay
(Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club, RMFMS)
bulletHOW SWEET IT IS: A Trip to the Sweetwater Lead Mine -- 100 slides
by Sharon Waddell
(Ozark Earth Science Club, MWF)
bullet2001
bulletROCKHOUNDING IN UPPER PENINSULA, MICHIGAN AND ONTARIO -- 102 slides
by Jody Fronk
(Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club, MWF)
bullet2002
bulletIN SEARCH OF SOUTH DAKOTA’S FAIRBURN AGATE -- 140 slides
by Doug Moore and Don Kelman
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletDATOLITE: Crystals, Diversity and Color -- 64 slides
by Wayne Sukow
(Northern Virginia Mineral Club, EFLMS)
bulletRECOVERY OF THE HYDE PARK MASTODON -- 72 slides
by Jay Tinker
(Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, EFLMS)
bullet2003
bulletDATOLITE NODULES: COPPER COUNTRY COLOR -- 95 slides
by Wayne Sukow
(Northern Virginia Mineral Club, EFLMS)
bulletAGATE ÜBER ALLES - AGATE OVER ALL -- 139 slides
by Doug Moore & Don Kelman
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletDOGGONE - SAFETY'S IMPORTANT -- 64 slides
by Martha Miss
(Minnesota Mineral Club, MWF)
bulletILLINOIS FLUORITE - REMEMBER THE PAST -- 110 slides
by Dean Stone
(Central Illinois Rock & Mineral Club, MWF)
bullet2004
bulletTHOSE FABULOUS THUNDER EGGS, PART 1 -- 111 slides
by Doug Moore, Don Kelman with Lee Kabat and Dave Marshall
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletRECENT FINDS, NEW PHILADELPHIA MINE, RUSH, ARKANSAS -- 61 slides
by Ed Hakesley
(Ozark Earth Science Club, MWF)
bulletTREE STORIES VHS -- 25 minutes
by Ruby Lingelbach
(Stillwater Mineral & Gem Society, NFMS)
bullet2005
bulletThose Fabulous Thunder Eggs, Part II (Oregon) - approx. 40 minutes PowerPoint, VHS or DVD
by Doug Moore and Lee Kabat
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society)
bulletSedimentary and Vein Agates - 128 slides
by Doug Moore
bullet2006
bulletTHOSE FABULOUS THUNDER EGGS, PART III -- A Gallery of Rare and Unusual Specimens
by Doug Moore Power Point / VHS - approx. 30 minutes (Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletGERMAN AGATES
by Doug Moore Power Point / VHS - approx. 40 minutes
(Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, MWF)
bulletA NEW LOOK AT LAKE SUPERIOR AGATES – Color, Copper, Plumes and Iris
by Wayne Sukow approx. 80 slides
(St. Croix Rockhounds, MWF; Northern Virginia Mineral Club, EFLMS)
bulletAFMS "Excellence in Education Award"
ROCKHOUNDS: THE MOVIE VHS - 55 minute
produced by Devin Dennie and Todd Kent
(www.geologyvideo.com)
bullet2007
bulletAGATES CLOSEUP DVD / VHS – 40 minutes by
Doug Moore Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society (MWF)
bullet2008
bulletFRANKLIN – NJ The Fluorescent Capital of the World - DVD / VHS – 22 minutes
by Andreas Rubin -  Miami Valley Mineral & Gem Club (MWF)
bullet2009
bulletRomanian Mines & Minerals - 30 min. DVD
by Michael Shaw (Stillwater Mineral and Gem Society, RMFS)
bulletBarite - The Gangue’s All Here - 30 min. DVD
by Larry Havens (Littleton Gem & Mineral Club, RMFS)
bulletOpals! - 4 min. DVD
by Nick Riebeek (Rookie Rock Rollers, CFMS) “Just For Juniors”
bulletAFMS "Excellence in Education Award"
Oklahoma Rocks! - 50 min. DVD
produced by Todd Kent and Devin Denny (www.okgeology.com)
bullet2010
bulletIris Agate - 53 min. DVD
Images by Peter Rodewald (St. Croix Rockhounds, MWF)
script by Wayne Sukow (St. Croix Rockhounds, MWF and Northern Virginia Mineral Club, EFMLS)
bullet2011
bulletRED-GOLD AND POLISHED AGATES: UPPER MICHIGAN'S HIDDEN TREASURES - 36 min. DVD
By Wayne W. Sukow (Northern Virginia Mineral Club, EFMLS and St. Croix Rockhounds, MWF) 
bullet2012
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