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The purpose of this club is to study, promote an interest in, and disseminate knowledge of Lapidary and various Earth Sciences including but not necessarily limited to geology, paleontology and mineralogy. It is the Club's purpose to provide education in these fields to its members and to the general public; particularly youth and student groups.

 

The Lincoln Gem & Mineral Club youth group is the self-named "Mineral Monkeys." They participate in the Future Rockhounds of America (FRA) program, sponsored by the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Since following the curriculum of this program, we have had five juniors graduate to "Rockhound."

The group is led by Carolyn Ashmore. Currently, there are 15 paid memberships in the group.  Each month, a new lesson from the FRA curriculum is taught. Badges are earned as each lesson is completed, and handed out at an Awards Ceremony during the Christmas Party or Mid-Winter Swap.

Open to ages 6 to 15.

$3 per year membership (with responsible adult). All youth must have a responsible adult with them at all club meetings and functions. (No drop-offs) This is for their safety should something unforeseen happen.

Meetings: Bethany Park Shelter House at 6:00 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of January; third Thursday of February, March, April, May, September, October, November; and the first Sunday of December. (There are no meetings in June, July, or August, but watch for fun events to participate in over the summer months.)

Information Sheet for the LGMC Youth Group

 

 

 Future Rockhuonds of America Program 

ROCKS & MINERALS         EARTH IN SPACE               
EARTH RESOURCES   GOLD PANNING & PROSPECTING  
FOSSILS   GEMSTONE LORE & LEGEND  
LAPIDARY ARTS   STONE AGE TOOLS & ART  
COLLECTING   ROCKING ON THE COMPUTER  
SHOWMANSHIP   THE WORLD IN MINIATURE  
COMMUNICATIONS   SPECIAL EFFECTS  
FIELD TRIPS   FLUORESCENT MINERALS  
LEADERSHIP   REACHING ACROSS GENERATIONS  
EARTH PROCESSES   MAPS  

 

 FRA Badge Projects

2016 Reaching Across Generations

     
 2018 Making Gem Trees  

2018 Finished Gem Trees

 

2017 Future Rockhound 2017 Making Christmas Ornaments Christmas gifts from Ms. Carolyn to each junior member

 

   
2017 Youth Group    

 

Juniors 2015 FRA Graduates
December 2015 Juniors 2015 Future Rockhounds of America Graduates
2015 Adult Helpers  
Senior "Helpers" recognized by Mineral Monkeys