BAMnews



June 2017  -  Fen Cooper Memorial. Program: Myanmar Tour, by John Magnasco & Barb Matz. Summer Plans. A Visit to the Smithsonian.

May 2017  -  Program: Darwin Field Collecting, by Stan Bogosian. Fluorite from Dal'negorsk. NCMA Micromount Symposium. Bam at CA Academy of Science.

April 2017  -  Program: BAM website 2.0 Demo by Gawan Fiore. How to get BAM Swag. Neanderthal Rockhound?. Upconing Shows.

March 2017  -  Program: Tucson Show and Tell. Congratulations Dan Carlson. New Carbon & other minerals. News and Shows.

February, 2017  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January 2017  -  Program: Mark Mauthner on the Oceanview Mine. Rick's Open House. All about Tucson. Pacific Micromount Conference.

December 2016  -  Program: Celon Sapphires by Sheahan Stephen. MinRec Supplement & Photo Offer. Got Swarf? Upcoming Events. BAM in Myanmar!

November 2016  -  Program: Silver & Gold, by Dr. David Mustart. MinRec & BAM. News of Members. Upcoming Shows. PNW FM Conference Photos.

October 2016  -  Program: The Seaman Mineral Museum a la Don Windeler. CA Academy Minerals. Snow Lake Memories. Upcoming Shows.

September 2016  -  Program: BAM and the MR Supplement. Picnic Report. Green Fire Mine Field Trip. BAM at the SFGMS Show.

July - August, 2016  -  Gone to the country. Look for the next issue in September. Happy hunting!

June 2016  -  Program: Belgium and Mineralogy, by Herwig Pelckmans. Web Site Committee Report. Mariposa Museum Event. A Special Geologic Map! SFGMS Show & BAM Picnic. BAM Summer Break. BAM Exhibits at Santa Clara Show.

May 2016  -  Program: New Idria Quicksliver, by Gary Parsons. Summer field trip complications. Chatsworth mineral collection. Upcoming Symposium.

April 2016  -  Program: Ongania Mine Namibia. Darwin Revisited. Santa Clara Show & BAM Display. Upcoming Shows & Events.

March 2016  -  Program: Tucson in Review. Peter's Clear Creak Adventure. Summer Trip to da UP, the book. Portable Emergency Locators. Upcoming Shows & Events.

February, 2016  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January 2016  -  Program: Alfredo Petrov on Pseudomorphs. Rick's pre-Tucson Open House. Mineral Reich Eifel, the book. BAM dinner in Tucson. Upcoming Shows & Events. Scheduled Talks in Tucson.

December 2015  -  Program: Barb Matz on the Trona Field Trips. Teds news from the field. Second largest diamond ever found. Ping diamonds. Upcoming Shows & Events.

November 2015  -  Program: Len Piszkiewicz on Sphalerite in the Midwest. New California Mineral, Esquireite. CA Academy Exhibit at SFO. Trona Field Trip Report. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

September 2015  -  Program: Dan Evanich on Minerals of the Smithsonian. BAM at the SFGMS Show. BAM Picnic. CA Academy Fluorescent Request. New Blue John Discovery. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

June 2015  -  Program: Jake Lowenstern on Drilling for Magma in Iceland. BAM summer field trip to Montana. SFGMS Show. BAM Picnic. Michigan Mineral Museum Collaboration. Who Was Baron Lederer? MT: Boulder Batholith & Berkeley Pit. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

May 2015  -  Program: Don Windeler on the Michigan Minerals. BAM summer field trip to Montana. NCMA Symposium. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

April 2015  -  Program: Jesse Fisher on the North Pennine Orefield. BAM summer field trip to Montana. Bam Case at Santa Clara Show. Bute MineralSymposium. Mindat status change. Upcoming Shows & Sales. Upcoming field trips.

March 2015  -  Program: Tucson Download. Pacific Micromount Conference. Upcoming Shows & Sales. Upcoming field trips.

February, 2015  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January 2015  -  Program: Field Trip Reports. Open House Jan 25. Pacific Micromount Symposium. Tucson Shows. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

December 2014  -  Program: Madagascar Tour, by Barb Matz. Sutter's Mill Meteorite. Pacific Micromount Symposium. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

November 2014  -  Program: Imperial County, CA – Overlooked and Undercollected, by Bob Walstrom. Cargo Muchacho Field Trip. Mineral Names – Weeksite. Upcoming Shows & Sales.

October 2014  -  Program: Alex Cooper on a Tabledt App for Mapping while Field Collecting. Clear Creek Field Trip Oct 25. In Memorian. Rocks in the News. Upcoming Shows.

September 2014  -  Program: Dan Evanich, New Mexico, Land of Enchantment (and lots of fluorite, too). Scenes from New Mexico. President's message. SFGMS Show Report. Upcoming Shows.

July - August, 2014  -  Gone to the country. Happy hunting!

June 2014  -  Program: Ted Hadley, "Adventures in Mineral Collecting". In Search of BAM Officers. Summer activities. PIA Award for MinRec GC+F Issue. Upcoming Shows.

May 2014  -  Program: Don Windeler, "Minerals and Stamps". CCMA Feedback & Tips. NCMA coming up. New Mexico Field Trip. Upcoming Shows.

April 2014  -  Program: Bill Motzer, "Mercury Deposits of the California Coast Ranges and Their Environmental Impact". CCMA Ping. In Search of Telegenic Diggers. Upcoming Shows.

March 2014  -  Program: Rick Cooper (BLM) on the CCMA. The big Tucson Recap. Notes of mindat.org.

February, 2014  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January 2014  -  Program: Alfredo Petrov, "Collecting in Bolivia and the Andes". Annual Dues are Due: $6.

December 2013  -  Program: Barb Metz, "A Mineralogical Journey in Germany and Poland." Clear Creek update. Planning for January. Upcoming shows.

November 2013  -  November doubleheader: Stan Bogosian on BAM in Utah, and Dan Evanich on BAM in Colorado. Crystal Gazers / BAM Holiday Thang. Upcoming shows.

October 2013  -  October program: CANCELLED due to government shutdown. Trimingham Sale Updates. BAMies out and about. Upcoming shows. ~ Government shutdown may effect BAM meeting schedule.

September 2013  -  September program: Jolyon Ralph, "MinDat and Its Uses." Bam Summer highlights - shows, picnics and so on. Upcoming shows. ~ This month we are meeting on the 3rd Wednesday, the usual time & place.

July - August, 2013  -  Gone to the country. Happy hunting!

June 2013  -  Program: Will Elder on the Geology of the Golden Gate lHeadlands. SF Gem & Mineral Soiety Show. BAM goes on vacation for the summer.

May 2013  -  Jon Page on The Obscure Pegmatites of the Chihuahua Valley District. CCMA Protest Letter. Santa Clara Valley Show Wrap. BAM shirts. Upcoming Shows.

April 2013  -  Ted Hadley on Map Management & Paperless Portability for Field Collectors. Release of the CCMA Proposed Resource Management Plan. BAM Case for the April Santa Clara Show. Upcoming Shows.

March 2013  -  Tucson Recap. Gretchen Luepke Memorial. BAM Benefit Auction. BAM at the Santa Clara Show. High Altitude Field Collecting. Notes. Upcoming Shows.

February, 2013  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January 2013  -  January's meeting is on Wednesday, the 16th. Alfredo Petrov on "Collecting on active volcanoes in Japans." Dues reminder.

December 2012  -  December program: BAM at MinDat Morocco! Upcoming shows. Note: The January meeting will be on the third Wednesday, the 16th.

November 2012  -  November program: Dennis Freiburger "A Gemstone Safari to Tanzania". The CalPhotos Online Database. Crystal Gazers/BAM Holiday Party Upcoming shows. Note: The January meeting will be on the third Wednesday, the 16th.

October 2012  -  October program: Dan Evanich recaps the Nevada field trip. Theft at the State Mining & Mineral Museum. Upcoming shows.

September 2012  -  September program: Chuck Trantham, "Collecting at Skoomkumchuck Dam, Washington." Upcoming programs: October field trip to Nevada; November Dennis Freiberger on Tanzania. Bam at the SF Gem & Mineral Society Show. Upcoming shows.

July - August, 2012  -  Gone to the country. Happy hunting!

June, 2012  -  June program: Ted Hadley on "Perovskites: Natural and Synthetic." Upcoming SFG&MS show. Summer picnic and other BAM notes. Upcoming shows.

May, 2012  -  BAMnews is on vacation, but the May meeting features Don Windeler on the "Skarns of the Ludwig area, Yerington District, Nevada" as a preview for a portion of the June field trip. BAM will also have a booth at the USGS Open House on May 19 and 20, 10am to 4pm each day.

April, 2012  -  Special meeting time & place: April 14, 2012, 9 M, California Academy of Sciences. April program: Jean deMouthe on Mineral Collection Basics. SFG&MS invitation to a collecting trip at the Spider Mine. Expect a Clear Creek update at our May meeting. Upcoming events.

March, 2012  -  March program: The big Tucson Recap. April Meeting in San Fransisco. Bam heads to Morocco. Upcoming events.

February, 2012  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January, 2012  -  January program: "Arizona Night" with Stan Bogosian. Bam meeting notes. Bam heads to Morocco. Upcoming events.

November, 2011  -  November program: "Gems: A Mineralogical Perspective," by Jean DeMouthe. Collection Curation. Crystal Gazers/BAM Holiday Party. Upcoming shows.

October, 2011  -  October program: Paul Geffner on amathests from Jacksons Crossroads, VA. Upcoming programs. September eratta. Upcoming shows.

September, 2011  -  September program: Dennis Perkins on Blue Needle Quartz. Upcoming programs. BAM summer highlights. Happy endings in Clovis. Upcoming shows.

July & August, 2011  -  Gone to the country. Happy hunting!

June, 2011  -  June program: Dennis Freiburger on the Karakoram Highway. August Field Trip to Colorado. Other Fun in the Summertime: SF Shows (and BAM Involvement). Upcoming shows.

May, 2011  -  BAMNews is taking a little vacation. Our May meeting will feature Tim Greenland on the geology, history, and mineral collecting in Chessy, France.

April, 2011  -  April program: Rick Kennedy on "The California Blue Mine." May program on Chessy, France. RIP Tlhomas Serwatka. UCSC seeking contribution of teaching specimens.

March, 2011  -  March program: "Tucson!" Other Mineralogical Events. Programs past and future. BAM Bios & Directory.

February, 2011  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January, 2011  -  January program: "Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story." December notes. LA Museum of Natural History.

December, 2010  -  December program: Tim Rose on new California Minerals. November Meeting Notes & Upcoming Programs. Updates on the CCMA: Notes from 11/30 BLM Mining Claimant Meting. Upcoming Shows.

November, 2010  -  November program: John Richardson, "A Madagascar Travelogue." October Notes & Upcoming Programs. Crystal GazersÕ / BAM Holiday Bash. BAM Website Updates. Upcoming Shows.

October, 2010  -  October program: Dan Evanich on BAM's 2010 Idaho Field Trip. NCMA Meeting Wrap & Prezo CD. The Nature of Opals Auction. BAM Mug Shots. October Shows.

September, 2010  -  September program: John Magnasco on "Crystal Twinning". BAM summer highlights. Mineral Collector in the News. Gretchen Luepke-Bynum, 1943-2010. Upcoming Shows.

June, 2010  -  June program: Gary Moss on the Mines & Minerals of Western Idaho. July 17th Idaho field trip details. CCMA Update (Clear Creek). Geology Field Day at Pinnacles, May 8th. Show Calendar.

May, 2010  -  May program: Len Piszkiewicz on the Upper Missippi Valley Led-Zinc District. July 17th Idaho trip. Update on Gretchen Luepke-Bynum. Summer Shows.

April, 2010  -  April program: Magnasco on Japan & Korea. CCMA Update (Clear Creek). Geology Field Day at Pinnacles, May 8th. Show Calendar.

March, 2010  -  Tucson in Review. Show Calendar.

February, 2010  -  None: Tucson Holiday.

January, 2010  -  David Lowe in London's Natural History Museum; December meeting notes; December silent auction. Show Calendar.

December, 2009  -  Copper Country Cruising with Don Windeler; December silent auction results. Clear Creek Update. Show Calendar. No February Meeting.

November, 2009  -  Lee McIlvaine on visiting Långban, Sweden; December silent auction; Crystal Gazers holiday party. Show Calendar.

October, 2009  -  Inaugural BAM Meeting at USGS. Len Piszkiewicz on he San Gabriel Mts. Strawberry Mine Field Trip. Great California ShakeOut. Show Calendar.

September, 2009  -  A New Home for BAM. Dan Evanich on Eastern Sierra Field Trip. Upcoming Strawberry Mine field Trip. Clear Creek Update.

June, 2009  -  January Program: Si & Ann Frazier on Pseudomorphs. Summer plans and fall programs. The Foothill Finale. Passing of Ken Gochenour & Walter Koniuk.

May, 2009  -  January Program: Barb Matz, "Behind the Scenes at the Benitoite Shoot." Field Trip to Eastern California May 17-24. The End of an Era: Final Meeting at Foothill College. Passing of Bill Forrest,

April, 2009  -  January Program: On the Road in Arizona with Stan B. Upcoming programs. Passing of Claus Hedegaard and Steve Pullman. Got Gabbro?

March, 2009  -  March Program: Tucson in review. May fieldtrip. Rockhounds and claims. Remember to pay your dues.

January, 2009  -  January Program: David Lowe on South Africa. BAM Tucson coordination. San Rafael Show in July. Crystal Gazers party wrap. REMEMBER: NO FEBRUARY MEETING.

December, 2008  -  December Program: Summer Sojourns with Brian. Swap Meet. Event Calendar: Dec. 18 Gemstone Deposits of the U.S.

November, 2008  -  November Program: Collecting with Craig. Future programs. Mineralogical Crossbreeding for the Holidays. Crystallographic Fun for the Kiddies.

October, 2008  -  October Program: the BAM Website. BAM at the SF Mineral Show. New Mineral Show coming next summer. Upcoming shows.

September, 2008  -  September Program: Dan Evanich, John Magnasco and crew review BAM's June 9-14 field trip to New Mexico, which included stops at Cook's Peek, the Kelly Mine, the Lemitar Mts., the Mercy Mine, and the Blanchard district. Goodlie & status report. August Picnic & Auction. New program series highlighting BAMites and the minerals named after them. Upcoming shows.

April, 2008  -  April Program: Building the Complete Mineral Database; Field trip to New Mexico, the Rainbow Mine (Fresno Co), Owyhee Reservoir, and the Berkeley Geology Department.

March, 2008  -  March Program: Tucson Show reviewed and deconstructed; Field trip to New Mexico in June; Cash & Treasures at the Gem Mine; In search of Iceland Spar.

January, 2008  -  Museum Travelog by Rick Kennedy; preparations for Tucson; the Munich show, part II, including some great Afghan specimens.

December, 2007  -  Mines, Minerals and Metals in Bolivia; the News (and some specimens) from Munich.

November, 2007  -  Mining with Gas; Fires in the Southland; Ed Oyler Memorial Sale; Deposits Magazine Solicits Articles.

October, 2007  -  August field trip to Butte; CCMA Clear Creek meeting; picnic & auction recap; In Memoriam: Al Ordway.

July, 2007  -  New BAM Officers; butte Field Trip; September 22nd Picnic.

February, 2007  -  BAM Dinner at Tucson; Tucson 2007 links and news; München 2006: Masterpieces and passions in pink but where is the beer?, by Claus Hedegaard.

January, 2007  -  Collecting in Greenland; Review of our meeting with the BLM; Bolivian Miners fling Dinamita; Lesotho Promise Diamond; upcoming Tuscon events.

December, 2006  -  Fieldtrip to Benitoite Gem Mine; new minerals at Munich show; Dan Evanich's Wulfenite passion; upcoming Tuscon events.

October, 2006  -  The BAM 2006 Picnic; Benitoite Gem Mine reopens; new minerals at Denver show; review of September meeting; Plesiosuarus from the arctic; up-coming field trips and events.

September, 2006  -  The BAM Field Trip to the Willard Mine, Redbird Mine, Bloody Canyon, and Majuba Hill Mine; up-coming field trips and events.

June, 2006  -  Don Windeler on the "Skarn Deposits Near Ludwig, Yerington District, Nevada"; Review of Nevada Field Trip; up-coming field trips and events; Cobalt chromophore "Beluga Spinel".

May, 2006  -  Nevada Mining & Minerals; Review of April Field Trip; up-coming field trips and events; Things that Go Clink in the Dark; May 24th Field Trip to Nevada; Konder Deposit to be Auctioned.

April, 2006  -  Preview of the Mines & Minerals of the North Pennines Tucson Show Review; Scandles at Tucson; up-coming field trips and events.

March, 2006  -  Winter Review,Tucson; Revitalization Preview; Upcoming Events.

Oct/Nov, 2005  -  Minerals of Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil; New at the Denver Show; New at the Munich Show; Stalactites.

September, 2005  -  Review of September 10 picnic; May Meeting Review: Trimming and Cleaning specimens; Clear Creek and the Call to Action; Garnet Creek Blocked; the passing of Bob Harold and George Shokal; Getchell Mine Sat Snap.

May, 2005  -  Review of Rhodochrosite: Red Treasure of the Rockies; Trimming and Cleaning demonstrated at May meeting; upcoming events calander.

April, 2005  -  Sweet Home Mine Video in April; May and June Fieldtrips; call for Newsletter content.

March, 2005  -  Our Tucson Show Report; upcoming shows; meeting agenda and field trip schedule through June.

January, 2005  -  Champion Mine Video and mineral display; working calendar for 2005.

December, 2004  -  December Silent Night Auction; Champion Mine video and and minerals for program in January.

November, 2004  -  The October trip to Clear Creek; making plans for the coming year.

October, 2004  -  Summer summary; return to Clear Creek on the 8th & 9th.

June, 2004  -  Brief Report on May 27th field trip to Gold Hill, Utah; Planning for more field trips this summer and fall; June 9th meeting to review Gold Hill trip and plan for the next trip.

May, 2004  -  May 27th field trip to Gold Hill, Utah; May speaker will be John Stockard on thunder egg formation; Mineral of the Month is Simpsonite

April, 2004  -  2004 Field Trips; Minerals on the Internet (April speaker); Strontiojoaquinite - Mineral Find of the Month; Bill Spence on The Greenhorn Summit

March, 2004  -  The 2004 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show; Field Trip to LaPaz County, Arisona; Mineral Find of the Month; Upcoming Activities

December, 2003  -  Bring some interesting specimens to the Dec. Meeting; The Cleaning and Care of Benitoite, BAM's first field trip in 1974; Academy Geology Exhibits in Golden Gate Park Due to Close.

October/November, 2003  -  Mineral of the Month, Post-Thanksgiving field trip planning, upcoming club events.

September, 2003  -  Mineral of the Month, Majuba Hill Field Trip, come to the Oct. 8th meeting to discuss November field trip.

August, 2003  -  Annual Picnic Sept 7; New Editor and Format - check out the new columns.

June, 2003  -  Len Pisciotta on his field trip to Namibia.

May, 2003  -  Results of the Field Trip to Darwin.

April, 2003  -  Pre-Field-Trip Briefing on Darwin.

March, 2003  -  All about Tucson. March 1st Picnic.

November, 2002  -  Ethics & the Mineral Collector. Champion Mine specimen review at the December meeting.

October, 2002  -  June meeting - Report on Champion Mine Field Trip by members
Planning for a Darwin fielt trip.

On Vacation for the Summer Field Season

May, 2002  -  June meeting - Report on the Garnet Hill Field Trip by members

April, 2002  -  May meeting - Mineralization in Faults by Prof. DiLeonardo

March, 2002  -  Report from Tucson