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CFMS SLIDE PROGRAM LIBRARY

F-1. MINERALS OF THE LEVIATHAN MINE. 39 slides, Describes the Leviathan Mine, located about seven miles east of Markleeville in Alpine County, CA.

F-2. CALIFORNIA MINERALS. 47 slides, 1982. Group of slides presenting specimens from the collection of J.B. Nichols; includes a description of each specimen.

F-3. HORSE CANYON AGATE. 60 slides, Collection of material to be found in Horse Canyon located in the Tehachapi Mountains.

F-4. A VOLCANO IS BORN. 31 slides, 1944. The story of the Mexican volcano Paricutin.

F-5. DINOSAURS. 31 slides. Program dealing with some of the creatures which roamed the earth millions of years ago.

F-6. MINERALS. 51 slides. This program features specimens from the Willard Perkins collection.

F-7. SNOW CRYSTALS. 72 slides, 1987. Marvel at the miniature world of snowflakes where no two are ever completely alike.

F-8. PRIDAY PLUME AGATE. 61 slides, 1957. The history and a theory of the formation of priday plume agate is given; specimens are shown.

F-9. THE NEW LOOK IN INDIAN JEWELRY. 66 slides, 1980. The high fashion design of the Southwest's leading Indian artists.

F-10. INDIAN JEWELRY. 36 slides. Showing of Navajo, Hopi and Zuni jewelry including information on the materials and techniques used in jewelry work.

F-11. PETRIFIED WOOD FROM DIFFERENT STATES. 72 slides. Starts in the Petrified Forest of Arizona and goes to many other western states.

F-12. AGATE. 34 slides. Featured are the agates of New Mexico, Arizona and Idaho, shown as slabs and finished pieces.

F-13. COMMON ROCKS AND MINERALS. 34 slides. Rocks are common in the sense that they are widely distributed in the earth; specimens displayed are beautiful.

F-14. ERUPTION OF MT. SAINT HELENS. 40 slides. Well prepared commercial presentation of this widely publicized volcanic eruption.

F-15. DIXON'S ART BRONZE SCUPTURE. 74 slides. Program shows the techniques used in producing a cast metal sculpture.

F-16. HOW THE INDIANS MADE STONE TOOLS. 76 slides, 1983. Ancient techniques are demonstrated; the implements produced are shown.

F-17. LET'S MAKE A... 117 slides, 1980. Covers five different lapidary topics: sphere making; doublets and triplets; ring making; carving; and intarsia.

F-18. COLORADO ALABASTER. 59 slides, 1983. Shows the tools and equipment used to produce pieces commercially at the former Alabaster Company of America.

F-19. IVORY AND IVORY SUBSTITUTES FOR CARVING AND SCRIMSHAW. 70 slides, 1983. Presents alternate available materials for use in carving arts.

F-20. LAVIC SIDING. 140 slides, 1984. Located about 45 miles east of Barstow, this classic collecting area is the favorite of many western collectors.

F-21. MAKING A GEMSTONE LAMP. 72 slides, 1984. James Whitaker shares his secrets of fashioning gemstone slabs into a lamp shade.

F-22. NATURAL RUBY, SAPPHIRE AND EMERALD. 36 slides, 1984. What gemologists look for to determine natural gemstones from their synthetic counterparts.

F-23. TOURMALINE. 22 slides, 1984. Prepared by the Gemologist Institute of America, a program focusing on this most beautiful and versatile of gemstones.

F-24. MINING OF GEMSTONES. 54 slides, 1984. Mining methods, history and pictures of gemstones from Muzo, Colombia; Sri Lanka; Coober Pedy, Australia; and Brazil.

F-25. DIAMOND FASHIONING. 46 slides, 1986. Shows the step by step procedures in cutting a diamond; a Gemologist Institute of America program.

F-26. LAKE SUPERIOR AGATES NATURALLY. 140 slides, 1986. Shows agate specimens as well as a rundown of where to find them in Wisconsin.

F-27. GINGKO PETRIFIED FOREST. 100 slides, 1986. Geology of southern Washington area where Gingko Petrified Forest State Park is located; photos of wood.

F-28. THE EARTH'S SURFACE PART 1. 31 slides. Unusual rock formations, rocks and minerals in natural settings, rough mineral specimens.

F-29. MINERALS OF INDUSTRY. 131 slides, 1985. Role minerals play in our modern industrial society; including lesser known applications.

F-30. THE EARTH'S SURFACE PART 2. 40 slides. This program is divided into 3 sections: glaciers and their effects; vulcanism; weathering and its effects.

F-31. No longer available.

F-32. No longer available.

F-33. RAINBOW DEPOSITS OF FLINT RIDGE (OHIO). 25 slides. A program about the colorful chert found in this section of eastern Ohio.

F-34. PALEOZOIC FOSSILS. 45 slides. Program provides an introduction to the life forms that existed in this geologic era; black/white reproductions of textbook diagrams.

F-35. WILD FLOWERS, PART 1. 100 slides, 1987. Wild flowers of the southwest. (See F-58 for Part 2)

F-36. A METAMORPHOSIS--WINGS FROM STONE. 41 slides, 1986. Step-by-step how beautiful gemstone butterflies are created.

F-37. THE BIJOU BASIN AND BIG SANDY CREEK. 86 slides, 1986. Features a visit to the area near Colorado Springs known as Bijou Basin. Petrified wood photos.

F-38. HELPS FOR MAKING A SLIDE PROGRAM. 81 slides, 1981. Program is jammed with valuable tips on how to create a good slide program.

F-39. CFMS DESERT STUDIES PROGRAM AT ZZYZX. 25 slides, 1993. Shares the highlights of what the participant at this annual get-together can expect to experience.

F-40. COLORFUL ARIZONA. 108 slides, 1991. Program presents the many beautiful scenes available to the Arizona visitor.

F-41. LIFE AS REVEALED IN THE ROCKS. 87 slides, 1961. Shows dinosaurs, mammoths and prehistoric plants and creatures based on fossil studies.

F-42. AGATE AND PETRIFIED WOOD FROM THE TEXAS BIG BEND AND MEXICO. 94 slides, 1997. A field trip to Big Bend National Park and surrounding area.

F-43. No longer available.

F-44. JEWELRY AND SILVER SERVICE. 74 slides, 1982. Shows silver jewelry and silver utensils as well as the tools and methods for making them.

F-45. 100 MILES OF AGATE. 93 slides, 1963. A field trip showing the more fruitful agate and-jasper hunting areas on the Oregon coast.

F-46. UTAH TRIPS AND TREASURES. 120 slides, 1962. This field trip presentation highlights a wide range of Utah collecting areas. (now also available on DVD, see DVD-64)

F-47. BADLANDS BONANZA, A NEBRASKA FIELD TRIP. 125 slides, 1986. A field trip to western Nebraska in search of agate and fossils.

F-48. A BORDERLINE FIELD TRIP. 41 slides. The region shown is the border country in the Pinto Mountains of California and Baja.

F-49. TOPAZ MOUNTAIN (UTAH). 80 slides. A field trip to amphitheater shaped basin at the foot of Topaz Mountain, 5 miles northwest of Delta, Utah, in the Thomas Range. (now also available on DVD, see DVD-63)

F-50. No longer available.

F-51. THE WORLD OF THE LAPIDARY. 120 slides. Describes geological processes and rock formation before proceeding to lapidary techniques.

F-52. A METHOD OF MAKING INTARSIA. 44 slides. Shows the creation of an intarsia; several well executed intarsia pictures are included.

F-53. MAKING CABS WITH HAND TOOLS. 57 slides, 1972. Many interesting ways to do lapidary work without machinery.

F-54. DIG DOWN UNDER. 230 slides, 1972. An armchair opal field trip to Australia.

F-55. JADE CLOCK. 70 slides. Not the usual run-of-the-mill clock where a conventional clock is fitted into a jade housing. Even the gears are cut from jade.

F-56. 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION--AFMS.. 64 slides, 1972. Set of slides showing past presidents and others present at the festivities.

F-57. MINERAL HERITAGE. 80 slides, 1974. Show worldwide postage stamps which had as their design inspiration, mineral specimens, instead of people and places.

F-58. WILD FLOWERS, PART 2. 100 slides, 1982. Showing flowers native to the American desert. (see F-35 for part 1).

F-59. THE LAPIDARY ARTIST. 80 slides, 1967. A replica of U.S. Capitol Building covered with pearls; displays at 1967 AFMS Show in Washington, DC.

F-60. MAKING CONSTRUCTED SILVER JEWELRY. 84 slides, 1977. Step-by-step description of how to fabricate silver jewelry.

F-61. MORE RARE THAN DIAMONDS: THE HISTORY OF A FOSSIL LOCATION. 94 slides, 1977. Tells the story of the Clarno fossil nut beds on John Day River, Oregon.

F-62. CREATIVE LAPIDARY WITH REFORZADO. 92 slides, 1978. Describes reforzado, a method of making intarsia jewelry.

F-63. INTRODUCTION TO FACETING. 73 slides, 1984. Shows step-by-step cutting of a round brilliant using rock crystal (quartz).

F-64. GEOLOGY AND MINERALS OF THE RUTHERFORD MINES. 51 slides, 1978. Shows the location, topography and variety of minerals found at this Virginia site.

F-65. MICRO-MINERALS. 144 slides, 1979. Lou Perloff, a well known collector, shares some of his many mineral photos.

F-66. FLUORESCENCE. 104 slides, 1979. Program explains the mechanism by which some minerals fluoresce.

F-67. GEMS AND ORNAMENTAL MINERALS--PART 1. 116 slides. Shows the rough stone and then follows it up with the same species ready to set into a piece of jewelry.

F-68. GEMS AND ORNAMENTAL MINERALS--PART 2. 106 slides. Sequel to F-67, also features gemstone carvings.

F-69. PHOTOGRAPHING MINERALS. 108 slides, 1981. Gives tips on how to produce a photographic record or presentation featuring minerals.

F-70. THE QUARTZ FAMILY. 72 slides, 1979. Various typs of quartz materials (crystalline and crypto-crystalline) are discussed by Howard Freeland, a geologist.

F-71. A FIELD TRIP TO OKLAHOMA AND THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY. 73 slides, 1979. A look at some popular collecting spots in the south central U.S.A.

F-72. IS THAT A (ARTI)FACT? 64 slides, 1979. Stone tools made by early man in San Bernardino County, Ca. Design to help us preserve and recognize artifacts.

F-73. THE STORY OF GLACIERS. 128 slides, 1980. This is a story of the effects of glaciers on our landscape.

F-74. LET'S MAKE A CABOCHON. 51 slides, 1981. This program presents a step-by-step process to complete a cabochon.

F-75. 1981(CFMS) FEDERATION COMMITTEE AND SHOW. 100 slides, 1981. This is a photographic record of the 1981 "Golden Bear" Show held in Anaheim.

F-76. A VISIT TO SELECTED WULFENITE AND VANADINITE LOCALITIES IN THE SOUTHWEST. 112 slides, 1982. Formation and location of these minerals.

F-77. THE MINES AND MINERALS OF RUSH, ARK. 92 slides, 1980. Abandoned zinc mines, their history and mineral in this southeastern collecting area.

F-78. THE GEOLOGY, MINERALS AND FOSSILS OF VIRGINIA. 98 slides, 1982. Several areas are show of this eastern collecting area.

F-79. DEATH VALLEY. 80 slides, 1987. A visit to the Valley, borax mine and a description of the area's minerals.

F-80. RANCHO LA BREA TAR PITS. 83 slides, 1983. Takes a look at a slice of prehistoric life preserved in Los Angeles and a visit inside the Page Museum.

F-81. FOSSILS AND THE STORIES THEY TELL. 98 slides, 1987. A generalized presentation of early life forms from earliest and proceeding thru geologic time.

F-82. CREEPY CRITTERS - Part 1 (Rocks). 41 slides, 1988. Provides kids with a step-by-step demonstration on how to make things out of all those stones.

F-83. BEGINNING LAPIDARY. 66 slides, 1988. A "how-to" program on making cabochons, for beginners and as a refresher course.

F-84. PAWNEE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS. 126 slides, 1988. In the northeastern corner of Colorado; information on geology, history and materials to be found.

F-85. No longer available.

F-86. THE ILLINOIS FLUORITE STUDY - Part 1. 87 slides, 1988. Study of the Illinois fluorite deposits, historical significance & present day economic problems presented.

F-87. TYRRELL MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY. 59 slides, 1989. A tour of the Drumheller site in Alberta, Canada; recent find of dinosaur and mammal fossils.

F-88. MICRO-MOUNTING. 80 slides, 1989. A step-by-step introduction to micro-mount. Presented by the micro-mineralogists of the National Capital Area.

F-89. HAVE YOU EVER PICKED UP A ROCK? 33 slides, 1990. Addressed to youngsters and talks about the rocks they pick up.

F-90. OUR CHANGING LAND. 58 slides, 1990. This geology program concentrates on water's role in the building up and wearing down of land forms.

F-91. LIZZADRO MUSEUM OF LAPIDARY ARTS. 80 slides, 1990. Museum in Illinois, houses vast collection of carvings and other pieces belonging to Lizzadro family.

F-92. THE ILLINOIS FLURITE STORY -- PART 2. 113 slides, 1991. The demise of what was once a very active fluorite mining and field tripping area.

F-93. THE MASTODON FACTORY: 80 slides, 1991. Paleontolographic program that takes you behind scenes of fossil remains gathering and later exhibit assembling.

F-94. CREEPY CRITTERS PART 2 (Shells). 46 slides, 1991. Demonstrates making everything from simple birds to motorcycle riders from a basic collection of shells.

F-95. FISH LAKE VALLEY SUMP. 58 slides, 1991. A field trip to the area of the same title located in Nevada near Tonopah, the area is open to collectors.

F-96. A FIELD TRIP TO HORSE CANYON. 69 slides. Scenery and examples of the material once found in this area near Tehachapi.

F-97. TICK CANYON HOWLITE. 54 slides, 1959. A field trip to Tick Canyon and a look at the terrain and location of this area, northeast of Los Angeles.

F-98. ROCKHOUNDS, FAR EAST VARIETY. 85 slides, 1960. A field trip of the Asian sub-continent - Siri Lanka, India, Nepal, Malay Peninsula and Bangkok.

F-99. LAST CHANCE CANYON. 72 slides, 1960. A field trip into Last Chance Canyon in the El Paso Mountains of eastern Kern County.

F-100. THE MONTE CRISTOS, NEVADA. 79 slides, 1979. A field trip to the Monte Cristo Mountains of western Nevada near Tonopah.

F-101. PETRIFIED WOOD FROM THE PROVIDENCE MOUNTAINS. 71 slides, 1960. A field trip into the Providence Mountains of eastern San Bernardino County.

F-102. MEXCO SOUTH. 91 slides. A rockhound trip south of the border. An alternative to F-50, entitled "Dig Mexico" which is no longer available.

F-103 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF FOSSILS. 76 slides, 1984. Fossils are grouped in order of their complexity and treated thoroughly in script revised in 1996.

F-104. ROCKS--OUTDOORS TO INDOORS. 68 slides. Deals with the many ways in which material collected on field trips can be utilized in and about the home.

F-105. THE SEARLES LAKE STORY. 80 slides. A program about Searles Lake and its economic mineral deposits; excellent specimen photography.

F-106. ARIZONA GEM TRAILS. 62 slides. Gemstones found in various parts of Arizona. Shown are faceted stones, cabochons and jewelry.

F-107. COLORFUL ARIZONA. 79 slides. Generalized overview of the sights in Arizona. Some of the mines are shown with copper minerals for which they are famous.

F-108. FROM JUNK TO JEWELRY. 107 slides. A whole host of ideas are presented whereby hobby equipment can be "manufactured" using discarded parts.

F-109. CALCITES. 55 slides. Presents calcite in its various forms. Included are drawings of the various crystal habits, making photographs more understandable.

F-110. INTRODUCTION TO FACETING. 66 slides, 1978. This program gives the fundamentals of faceting.

F-111. INVESTMENT CASTING AND MODEL MAKING. 104 slides. A look at some creative ideas useful in designing original jewelry.

F-112. THE EXTERNAL STRUCTURE OF MINERALS AS A CLUE TO THEIR IDENTIFICATION. 101 slides. Introductory program for those new to mineral study.

F-113. MAKING A CABOCHON WITHOUT MACHINERY. 32 slides. Showing the aspiring lapidarian how cabochons can be made without the usual equipment.

F-114. THE WORLD OF FOSSILS. 80 slides. Made by Fred C. Amos Paleontologist and Katherine H. Jensen, Photographer.

F-115. PSEUDOMORPHIS. 31 slides, 1970. Lots of examples and explanations of the process that are at work in the alteration of minerals.

F-116. THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS. 63 slides. Discusses how physical properties such as hardness, cleavage, magnetism aid in identification.

F-117. WELCOME TO OREGON. 140 slides. Travelogue of the State of Oregon, but not necessarily pertinent to the hobby of earth science, mineralogy or rock collecting.

F-118. THE MINERALS OF NORTH SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, BETHLEHEM,N.H. 65 slides, 1992. Beautiful slides with a well done understandable narration.

F-119. MINNESOTA'S CHATOYANT BEAUTY - BINGHAMITE. 65 slides, 1993. Form of soapstone with mostly red colors, messy to work with due to softness and color.

F-120. TIDES OF THE BAY OF FUNDY. 90 slides. Describes the physical and geological factors which result in the tremendously high tides of the bay.

F-121. ROCKS AND MINERALS - JUST FOR JUNIORS. 25 slides. Program was designed primarily for an audience of children, grades 4 through 6.

F-122. SOUTH DAKOTA SAMPLER. 113 slides, 1995. Detail information on collecting sites; material ranges from fossils, rose quartz, Teepee and Fairburn agates to gold.

F-123. THE GEOLOGY OF THE ALSAKA HIGHWAY. 81 slides, 1995. Trip begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia; describes geological features and mineral deposits.

F-124. GOLD. 60 slides, 1995. An array of tiny gold specimens from around the world. Topics discussed include physical properties, history and where gold can be found.

F-125. THUNDEREGGS. 88 slides, 1996. Where thundereggs are found in Oregon and how to saw them; features which distinguish them from other nodules.

F-126. MINERAL COLLECTING AT THE BAY PORT QUARRY. 89 slides, 1996. Quarry located in Michigan; numerous minerals found including nickel sulfate, Millerite.

F-127. NEW ZEALAND AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A ROCKHOUND. 99 slides, 1997. Travelogue of rockhounds; many historical sights.

F-128. MINERALS IN MEDICINE and CURATIVE LEGENDS OF GEMSTONES. 47 slides, 1997. Program about minerals from a different facet.

F-129. SOAPSTONE CARVING. 63 slides, 1997. How to carve soapstone; presented in a manner of an instructor to his pupils.

F-130. VULCAN QUARRY. 85 slides,1998. This program shows the material to be had at the Vulcan Quarry in Racine, Wisconsin.

F-131. A WORLD OF AGATES. 113 slides, 1998 This program is about agates to be found all over the world.

F-132. AGATES OF THE NEW WORLD. 140 slides. Tells of lapidary industry at Idar-Oberstein on Nahe River and the stone cutters relocating to Brazil.

F-133. PSEUDOMORPHIS. 50 slides. Presentation of how different minerals form and shape in the presence of other earlier minerals.

F-134. HOW SWEET IT IS. 100 slides, 2000. Geological information and a history of lead mining in the Viburnum Trend of the Missouri Ozarks; photos of specimens.

F-135. BUTTERFLIES IN STONE. 50 slides, 1999. Describes the process of making a butterfly from different types of rock material.

F-136. DIAMONDS. 79 slides, 2000. Describes the nature and composition of diamonds. Traces their discovery in India, Brazil, Africa, Australia and Canada.

F-137. MOUNT ST. HELENS: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE. 80 slides. The story of the volcanoes eruption compared against other and the recover of the area.

F-138. LAPIDARY MATERIALS OF OREGON. 140 slides, 2000. Author Norman McKay used high magnification photography to explore the beauty of Oregon gemstones.

F-139. THE MAIN INGREDIENTS: ROCK FORMING MINERALS. 47 slides, 2001. Looks at the twelve principal rock forming minerals groups for an identification start.

F-140. SUNDOGS AND RAINBOWS - A SKY SHOW. 47 slides, 2001. By Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society, Springfield, Illinois. About atmospheric optical phenomena.

F-141. ROCKHOUNDING IN MICHIGAN AND ONTARIO. 102 slides, 2001. Collecting adventures in Upper Peninsula Michigan and Ontario, Canada.

F-142. DATOLITE. 62 slides, 2002. Description of properties of datolite crystals and their diversity and color. Deposits in Russia, Austria and United States.

F-143. THE RECOVERY OF THE HYDE PARK MASTODON. 72 slides, 2002. Story of unearthing and recovery of mastodon in Lozier family property, Hyde Park, New York.

F-144. IN SEARCH OF SOUTH DAKOTA'S FAIRBURN AGATE. 140 slides, 2002. A field trip search for Fairburn and other agates; specimens are shown.

F-145. AGATE ABOVE ALL. 139 slides, 2003. A viewing of world agates and a stark comparison - diamonds are plentiful and ugly; agates are rare and beautiful.

F-146. DOG-GONE SAFETY'S IMPORTANT. 65 slides, 2003. A review and discussion of safety concerns before rock collecting adventures.

F-147. ILLINOIS FLUORITE - REMEMBER THE PAST. 110 slides, 2003. The story of fluorite mining in Illinois; how flurite was formed and views of specimens.

F-148. DATOLITE NODULES - COPPER COUNTRY COLOR. 94 slides, 2003. Where nodules are found in Michigan's Upper Peninsula; and lots of specimens.

F-149. MYSTERIES OF FOSSIL PRESERVATION. 62 slides, 2004. Viewing of numeroues fossils and discussion of why and how they were preserved.

F-150. THOSE FABULOUS THUNDER EGGS- Part I. 111 slides, 2004. View thunder eggs from throughout the world and a description of their origin.

on of why and how they were preserved.

F-151. RECENT COLLECTING AT THE PHILADELPHIA MINE; RUSH ARKANSAS. 61 slides, 2004. Viewing the mine and smithsonite specimens.

F-152. EXPLORING METEORITE AND TEKTITE MYSTERIES. 80 slides, 2004. A description of found meteorites and formation of tektites.

F-153. SEDIMENTARY AND VEIN AGATES. 128 slides, 2005. Describes how these agates are formed and their specific characteristics.

F-154. LAKE SUPERIOR AGATES. A New Look” is the first place winner in the 2006 AFMS Program Competition. The program is divided into four parts - color and patterns, native copper, plumes and needles, and iris. Viewed through microscope magnification, the agates clearly reveal many unique features.

F-155. WONDER-FULL FOSSILS. 20 slides, 2007. A good general subject introduction on a variety of fossils.

F-156. JEWEL CAVE. 53 slides, 2007. Views and Information about Jewel Cave. 13 miles west of Custer, South Dakota in the Black Hills.