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Rockhound of the Month

Rockhound of the Month for March 2023
Eric Hallman

Rockhound of the Month for 2023
Melanie Ackerman



Visit our meeting at the VFW, May 17!!!


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The GTARMC hosts a variety of classes that teach skills including; beginning cabochon making, beginning silver-smithing, gem tree building, and wire wrapping. These classes are fun and interactive, and can teach the beginner or help hone the skills of the experienced rockhound. Classes and workroom sessions are for those club members fully vaccinated for COVID-19. A Silversmithing class and Wire Wrapping class took place in April. Be sure to check the newsletter and NEWS & NOTES page for upcoming class information.

After our rockhounds complete the training classes, they are eligible to participate in workshop sessions to use club equipment to create cabochons! Below are pictures from two of the GTARMC's classes.
Cabochon Creation
Silver Jewelry
Contact our scheduler at,to get on a list for an upcoming class.

Let us know if you have any ideas for new classes or if there is a skill that you are interested in developing or teaching! Several members are also available to talk to school or groups about our hobby! Contact a club officer for details.