Welcome To The First Meeting of the SJI Gem & Mineral Society
Keith Busha will be hosting a new club, the SJI Gem and Mineral Society, at the library on Sunday, November 17 from 2 – 4 pm. The meeting is free and open to anyone with a curiosity for precious and semi precious stones, rockhounding, or lapidary art. Here is a message from Keith…
I first cut stones when I was a little boy because my father had taught me and we had the proper equipment. We dug for stones and stopped at very Rock Shop we could find. It became a lifelong passion and a business.
I started the Marin County Gem Exchange in 1974. My specialty was Opal, Lapis and many semi precious stones. Over time I have branched out to learn Gem identification, and have developed a love of jadeite, ammolite, spectrolites as well as every other rock that comes from the Earth.
My hope is that other lovers of stones can come and talk about their favorites in a “show and tell” style casual get together.
This being the first meeting I will welcome organizational ideas and everyone’s input.