Welcome to the Magic Valley Gem Club’s website. Please feel free to attend our monthly meetings. Guests are always welcome. We would love to meet you and you will get the chance to meet and interact with other rock hounders. Our meetings are entertaining, educational, and informative.
Our next meeting is February 16, 2023, from 6 to 8 pm.
American Legion Hall
447 Seastrom ST
Twin Falls, ID
The Club’s purpose is the education and dissemination of information to its
membership, schools, and the general public via activities and training. The Club adheres to the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Code of Ethics which you can find elsewhere on this page. The mission statement includes finding raw materials and protecting the rights of Club members to do all the activities related to the rock hounding hobby.
CODE OF ETHICS
I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on
privately owned land without permission from the owner.
I will keep informed on all laws, regulations or rules governing collecting on
public lands and will observe them.
I will, to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on
which I plan to collect.
I will use no firearms or blasting material in collecting areas.
I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind such as fences, signs,
I will leave all gates as found.
I will build fires only in designated or safe places and will be certain they are
completely extinguished before leaving the area.
I will discard no burning material – matches, cigarettes, etc.
I will fill all excavation holes which may be dangerous to livestock.
I will not contaminate wells, creeks, or other water supplies.
I will cause no willful damage to collecting material and will take home only
what I can reasonably use.
I will practice conservation and undertake to utilize fully and well the materials
I have collected and will recycle my surplus for the pleasure and benefit of
I will support the rock hound project H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Litter Please) and
will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.
I will cooperate with field-trip leaders and those in designated authority in all
I will report to my club or federation officers, Bureau of Land Management or
other authorities, any deposit of petrified wood or other materials on public
lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations for
public educational and scientific purposes.
I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources.
I will observe the “Golden Rule”, will use Good Outdoor Manners and will at all
times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and Public
Image of Rock hounds everywhere.
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Last update 03 Feb 2023