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CFMS VIDEO (VHS) PROGRAM LIBRARY

V-1. SOAPSTONE CARVING. 30 minutes, 1989. Takes the viewer through all the steps required to produce a simple figurine.

V-2. HERKIMER DIAMONDS. 30 minutes, 1988. Describes the origins of the quartz crystals found in upstate New York and the techniques needed to extract them.

V-3. SHERRIS BEADING FOR BEGINNERS. 60 minutes, 1986. Shows five easy projects for the beginner to try, ranging from drop earnings to a knotted necklace.

V-4. LOST WAX CASTING. 75 minutes, 1969. Guides you through the basics of casting; ranges from constructing a wax pattern to making rubber molds.

V-5. DEATH VALLEY. 40 minutes, 1989. A commercially produced program of an armchair visit to this incredible land of contrasts.

V-6. MAROC-MINERALS OF MOROCCO. 25 minutes, 1989. A journey with mineral collector and dealer, Victor Yount, to the north African nation of Morocco.

V-7. VENETIAN BEADS. 30 minutes, 1990. The Nixsons of Big Spring, Texas show how to use copper tubing and enameling supplies to make glass beads.

V-8. OPAL CUTTING MADE EASY. 30 minutes, 1986. Opal dealer and cutter, Paul Downing shows, step by step, how to cut opal cabochons.

V-9. CABOCHON CUTTING. 30 minutes, 1991. Teaches the basics of cutting a cabochon from start to finish.

V-10. GEMSTONES OF AMERICA. 60 minutes, 1991. Tour of selected commercial gemstone mines in the United States and the Smithsonian gemstone collection.

V-11. ELECTRO-CLEANING, PLATING FORMING. 45 minutes. Shows the various processes involved to prepare an object for plating and arrive at a finished piece.

V-12. No longer available.

V-13. WIRE WRAPPING - BRACELETS. 70 minutes, 1987. Clayton Porter shows his step by step process of producing a bracelet.

V-14. ALL ABOUT SOLDERING (SILVER). 105 minutes. A description of the tools and equipment required and a step by step process of making a ring and a pin.

V-15. CREATING A RING (GOLD). 115 minutes, 1989. Shows the steps of designing the ring, building the setting, pre-polishing and setting the stones.

V-16. MAGIC IN THE ROCKS. 38 minutes, 1989. David Attenborough describes how fossils, imprints and remains came to be imbedded in rocks and hard clays.

V-17. THE RARE GLIMPSES. 37 minutes, 1989. David Attenborough describes fossilized trilobites found in British Columbia, fossils in Germany and Los Angeles.

V-18. PUTTING FLESH ON BONE. 35 minutes, 1989. David Attenborough show fossil imprint of a dragonfly in Germany, and fossils in England and North Wales.

V-19. No longer Available.

V-20. THE HEAT WITHIN. 53 minutes. Describes how the heat within the earth is the power that has and is continuing to transform the surface of the earth.

V-21. THE THIRD PLANET.. 55 minutes. Describes how the joining of meteorities is believed to be the process by which the planets of our solar systems were created.

V-22. HAWAII: ISLANDS OF THE FIRE GODDESS.'58 minutes, 1990. George Page narrates how the Hawaiian Eslands were formed, and plants and animals got there.

V-23. FIRST STEPS TO LAPIDARY.. 60 minutes. Discussion of tumblers, interesting things to do with stones, making cabochons and many pieces of finished jewelry.

V-24. BASIC ENAMELING. 92 minutes. Demonstrates several techniques of enameling and describes materials and tools used in the process.

V-25. FACETING. 90 minutes. The demonstration is made on a Graves Mark 4 faceting machine; all the process steps are shown.

V-26. WILDERNESS LEGACY AND BEYOND THE MOUNTAIN WALL. 26 minutes. Introduction to'Jasper National Park and the Columbia Ice Field in North America.

V-27. THE CANADIAN ROCKIES. 60 minutes. Photography and narrative overview of Banff, Jasper, Yoho and Kootenay parks located in the Canadian Rockies.

V-28. ALASKAN GOLD. 30 minutes. Depicts the earliest efforts at gold mining in Alaska; illustrates washing away frozen overburden and thawing underlaying gravel.

V-29. THE TRAIL OF 1942. 60 minutes, 1989. A trip on the Alaska Highway by motor vehicle as it is today; and the history of how it was constructed.

V-30. ALASKA-THE LAST FRONTIER. 53 minutes, 1991. Scenic shots of Alaska, mammals, bird life and sea life and glaciers; native tribes and their way of living.

V-31. A PIPELINE AND ANIMALS. 28 minutes. Pictures and descriptions of animals and bird life found in the vicinity of the oil pipeline in Alaska.

V-32. THE GOLD RUSH TRAIL-THEN AND NOW. 30 minutes. Describes the 1897 routes to the Klondike Goldfields and the way things are now.

V-33. ALASKA - ALASKA WILDLIFE. 30 minutes, 1993. Shows the varied wildlife in Alaska - mammals, bird life and sea life.

V-34. AMERICA'S BURIED TREASURE. 20 minutes. A history of mining in Leadville, Colorado;. steps to process ores and efforts to make industry safer for the environment

V-35. COLLECTING EARTH'S TREASURES. 60 minutes, 1993. Narrated by Bob Jones, - gems, minerals and fossils from museums and private collections.

V-36. WIRE WRAP JEWELRY. 35 minutes, 1994. Alice Turner shows the procedure and equipment used in wire wrapping a pendant.

V-37. No longer Available.

V-38. COPPER. 28 minutes, 1982 . Shows the mining and refining of copper and associated minerals - malachite, azurite and copper ore by Phelps Dodge Co.

V-39. LEAD IN MOTION. 21 minutes. By the Lead Industries Association shows the mining, milling and refining of lead.

V-40. LIME AND THE EARTH - A NATURAL BALANCE. 27 minutes, 1992. By the National Lime Association shows the process of converting limestone to lime.

V-41. ALL ABOUT COAL. 13 minutes, 1987. By the American Power Fuel Supply, shows the need for coal in making electricity.

V-42. A DEADLY PLAYGROUND. 9 minutes, 1990. By the Prince George Co., Maryland, illustrates the dangers of abandoned quarries.

V-43. STAY OUT AND STAY ALIVE. 11 minutes. An educational tool to highlight the dangers in and around mines, made by State of Nevada, Division of Minerals.

V-44. HAND WOVEN CHAINS. 45 minutes, 1990. Felicia Leban demonstrates fashioning of 7 types of chains; discusses materials and techniques to make chains.

V-45. GRAND CANYON - MONUMENT TO THE FLOOD. 5 minutes. Voyage through Canyon showing the faulting and folding of rocks and fossils in various strata.

V-46. INTRODUCTION TO INTARSIA. 26 minutes. History of intarsia and a description to understand the basics of the process.

V-47. METEORITIES. 84 minutes. In two parts - "Menace from the Sky" and "Witnessess from beyond Times"; footage of ancient meteor craters and specimens.

V-48. THE RUSSIAN GEM TREASURES. 45 minutes, 1997. Hosted by Bob Jones, footage of interiors of Russian palaces, treasures and Russian jewelry art.

V-49. THE STEWART TOURMALINE STORY. 57 minutes, 1992. The secret world of mining and cutting gems, processing rough gems into finished jewels.

V-50. THE MCLAUGHLIN MINE: MEETING THE CHALLENGE. 22 minutes, 1990. A story of the Homestake Mining Co.'s open pit gold mine in Napa County, CA.

V-51. No Longer Available.

V-52. INTRICATE INTARSIA. 40 minutes, 1997. By Phil Magistro, a master lapidarist and artisan demonstrates his skills in creating wonderment in Intarsia.

V-53. WIRE WRAP JEWELRY (Part II). 63 minutes, 1997. By Alice Turner, making chain, butterfly, basil ring, and bead ring. Each subject is complete in itself.

V-54. NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A ROCKHOUND. 30 minutes, 1997. A travelogue of rockhounds.

V-55. TREASURES OF THE EARTH - GOLD. 53 minutes, 1998. As seen on Discovery Channel, ancient and modern mining sites are visited, how gold is refined and used.

V-56. TREASURES OF THE EARTH - DIAMONDS. 53 minutes, 1998. As seen on Explorer Channel, describes how diamonds are formed, mined and made into gems.

V-57. TREASURES. OF THE EARTH - PEARLS AND AMBER. 53 minutes, 1998. As seen on Explorer Channel, how these organic origin substances are formed and used.

V-58. THE FIRE BELOW US. 68 minutes, 1998. A documentary remembering Mount St. Helens; stories of survival from those who lived to tell of this event.

V-59. T-REX, THE REAL WORLD. 35 minutes. Description of Tyrannosaurus rex discoveries and worldwide museum dinosaur skeleton and fossil displays.

V-60. BEYOND TRADITION - CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART AND ITS EVOLUTION. 45 minutes. Story about American Southwest Indian cultures and their art.

V-61. THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS. 42 minutes, 1999. Produced by Michigan Technology University, an introductory course to mineral identification.

V-62. HIDDEN FURY: THE NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKE ZONE. 27 minutes, 1999. Located on Mississippi River, Missouri; geological and earthquake history of zone.

V-63. ON THE TRAIL OF THE THICK SKULLED DINOSAUR. 59 minutes, Reconstructing what dinosaurs looked like from fossil evidence and where to look.

V-64. ERRATIC ROCKS AND CREAM CITY BRICKS. 62 minutes, Description of geology under Milwaukee; journey back through time and formation of deposits.

V-65. SUGAR, QUARTZ AND DIAMONDS: CRYSTALLINE PERFECTION. 42 minutes, Composition, formation, structure, symmetry and other properties of crystals.

V-66. RAINBOW OF STONE. 47 minutes, Graphic story of Grand Canyon National Park, geology and how it was formed.

V-67. YELLOWSTONE ** IMPRINTS OF GEOLOGIC TIME. 27 minutes, 2001. Journey through the story of Yellowstone National Park.

V-68. THE ROCK CYCLE. 30 minutes, 2001. Story of how rocks evolve and transform from one type to another in a never-ending cycle.

V-69. DOWN TO EARTH. Surface conditions of the planets Venus and Mars are compared with those of Earth.

V-70. THE RESTLESS PLANET. Traces the development of astronomical theory with discussions of the discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton.

V-71. EARTH'S INTERIOR. The topic of geophysics and methods used to explore what lies beneath Earth's surface are introduced.

V-72. THE SEA FLOOR. Looks at research submersibles and indirect methods used to study bottom of sea, providing a glimpse of volcanic activity mid-ocean ridges.

V-73. THE BIRTH OF A THEORY. The development in the 1960s of the theory of plate tectonics is presented.

V-74. PLATE DYNAMICS. This program examines the movement and interaction of tectonic plates.

V-75. MOUNTAIN BUILDING. The myth of the mountain as a solid permanent structure is explored. The role of plate tectonics and the rock cycle are also covered.

V-76. EARTH'S STRUCTURE. A visit to the Grand Canyon lays the foundation for this exploration.

V-77. EARTHQUAKES. Actual footage of earthquakes and their aftermath are shown with a discussion of the forces that fuel these massive events.

V-78. GEOLOGIC TIME. The timeline of major geologic events is superimposed onto a "year", for a condensed view of Earth's evolution.

V-79. EVOLUTION THROUGH TIME. Traces left by early plants, animals and single-celled organisms are examined and the progression of life forms over time is followed.

V-80. MINERALS: THE MATERIALS OF EARTH. Variety of minerals, their atomic and crystalline structures and their physical properties, hardness and luster are discussed.

V-81. VOLCANISM. Various types of eruptions, craters, cones and vents, lava domes, magma and volcanic rocks are surveyed.

V-82. INTRUSIVE IGNEOUS ROCKS. A graphic illustration of the process in which magma seeps into crevices in existing rock to form intrusive igneous rock.

V-83. WEATHERING AND SOILS. Shows how weather, climate, chemicals, temperature and type of substrate factor into rock and soil erosion.

V-84. MASS WASTING. Various factors in mass wasting, including the rock's effective strength and pore spaces are discussed As are creep, slump and landslides.

V-85. SEDIMENTARY ROCKS. The movement of sediment and its deposition are covered, as are the processes of lithification and cementation.

V-86. METAMORPHIC ROCKS. Outlines recrystallization process and types of rocks it can create - from claystone and slate to schist and garnet-bearing gneiss.

V-87. RUNNING WATER 1: RIVERS, EROSION AND DEPOSITION. The basic parts of a river and how slope, channel and discharge erode and building surrounding terrain.

V-88. RUNNING WATER 2: LANDFORM EVOLUTION. Erosion and deposition process as they relate to river characteristics and type of rock are discussed.

V-89. GROUNDWATER. Topics include aquifers, rock porosity and permeability, artesian wells, water table, cave formation, sinkholess, water contamination.

V-90. WIND, DUST AND DESERTS. How deserts are defined by infrequent rain and how desertification relates to proximity to-equator, mountains and plate tectonics.

V-91. GLACIERS. Images of glaciers and glacial landforms are shown; also glacial formation, structure, movement and methods of gouging and accumulating earth.

V-92. WAVES, BEACHES AND COASTS. The aspects of waves - types, parts, movement and impact on the shore, also shoreline characteristics, currents and tides.

V-93. LIVING WITH EARTH, PART 1. Methods of studying earthquakes are reviewed. Studies by various groups and agencies of the San Andreas Fault.

V-94. LIVING WITH EARTH. PART 2. How humans have turned to the earth for energy sources to fuel their industry.

V-95. RECOVERY OF THE HYDE PARK MASTODON. 20 minutes, 2002. How a family in Hyde Park, New York unearthed a mastodon skeleton in their backyard.

V-96. MISSION: SCIENCE DINO DIG. 28 minutes, 2002. Science educator Marcus Eriksen on his mission to find, excavate, prepare and mount a Triceratops skeleton.

V-97. MAKING RUBBER MOLDS. 45 minutes, 2002. Artisan Ed Kristovich takes you step-by step through the correct rubber mold process.

V-98. WAX SPRUING AND CASTING. 73 minutes, 2002. Artisan Ed Kristovich guides you through the steps wax spruing and Intricacies of casting molten metal.

V-99. CALIFORNIA STATE MINING AND MINERAL MUSEUM. 35 minutes, 2002. Huell Howser and museum curator Peggy Ronning tour museum in Mariposa.

V-100. COMPLETE METAL SMITH WITH TIM MCCREIGHT. 70 minutes, 1989. Covers the elements of joining, cutting forming and surface techniques.

V-101. JOURNEY INTO AMAZING CAVES. 40 minutes, 2001. Travel to ice caves in Greenland, underwater caves in Yucatan, terrestrial caves in Grand Canyon.

V-102. GEMS AND MINERALS. 45 minutes, 1989. Tour and view rare gems found in the Smithsonian Institution collection.

V-103. CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE. 92 minutes, 1985. Takes viewers on a cosmic ride from the Big Bang to the frontiers of science.

V-104. DINOSAUR. 27 minutes, 1989. Visit to Dinosaur Quarry in Dinosaur National Monument, northeasterly Utah at border with Colorado.

V-105. MORRISONITE JASPER. 30 minutes, 1996. Mining for morrisonite jasper in Owyhee canyon of eastern Oregon.

V-106. EXOTIC TERRANE. 28 minutes, 1992. Story of mountains along Oregon-Idaho border and an explanation of marine fossils found there.

V-107. TREE STORIES. 28 minutes, 2004. An examination of petrified wood.

V-108. MINERALS, GEMS AND ORES. 25 minutes, 2003. Science for students - What a mineral is and tests to identify.

V-109. GLACIERS. 50 minutes, 2003. How glaciers are formed and the terms used to describe them.

V-110. SEARCHING FOR THE ORIGINS OF LIFE. 50 minutes, 2001. From Yellowstone to Mars, follow scientists as they search for the clues.

V-111. MYSTERY IN THE ANDES. 50 minutes, 1996. In the mountains of South America, paleontologist discovers fossilized remains of mammals.

V-112. VOICES IN THE STONES. 50 minutes, 1996. How pictograms of Mayans are revealing their secrets and travel deep in a gold mine.

V-113. ROCK OF AGES. 20 minutes, 2000. Visit the granite quarries and manufacturing facilities at Barre, Vermont.

V-114. RHODOCHROSITE, RED TREASURE OF THE ROCKIES. 80 minutes, 2004. Tells the story of the Sweet Home Mine and Colorado's State Mineral.

V-115. ROYAL TYRRELL MUSEUM. 24 & 27 minutes (2 volume series), 2004. narrated by John Acorn, explores fossils and the ancient past.

V-116. THOSE FABULOUS THUNDER EGGS -PART II. 40 minutes, 2005. Covers thunder eggs in general with a concentration on Oregon eggs.

V-117. SEDIMENTARY & VEIN AGATES. 46 minutes, 2005. Describes how these agates are formed and their specific characteristics.

V-118. IDAHO GEMS & GEOLOGY. 30 minutes, 1994. An Idaho Public Television Program about the State's geology and its gems.

V-119. IDAHO - THE GEM STATE. 30 minutes, 1996. An Idaho Public Television Program about State Gem - star garnet, gold mining and Bruneau jasper.

V-120. NEW ZELAND. 60 minutes, 2003. Professionally prepared travelogue of both North and South Islands, culture and some geology.

V-121. TREES OF STONE. 15 minutes, 1999. Story of GinkoPetrified Forest State Park.

THE GREAT FLOOD. 14 minutes, 2000. Ice Age floods of Pacific Northwest.

V-122. THE OBSIDIAN TRAIL. 30 minutes, 2001. Nature's blackglass and archaeologists finds in Eastern Sierra Region. (now also available on DVD, see DVD-65)

The following nine programs, each 60 minutes, are unedited copies of the presentations from the CFMS 2006 Calaveras Show.

V-123. AGATES by Bob Jones.

V-124. CRYSTALLIZED GOLD by Bob Jones.

V-125. GEM MINES OF MINAS GERAIS, BRAZIL by Anthony Kampf.>

V-126. MINERALS FAKES, FRAUDS AND FANTASIES by Anthony Kampf.

V-127. SMITHSONIAN MINERAL HIGHLIGHTS by Jeffrey Post.

V-128. UNITED STATES NATIONAL GEM COLLECTION by Jeffreu Post.

V-129. GEOLOGIC HAZARDS: DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IF WE GET IT WRONG by Bob Watters.

V-130. VOLCANOES: HOW TO RECOGNIZE, ASSESS AND MINIMIZE HAZARDS by Bob Watters.

V-131. THE EARTH IN A NUTSHELL by Russ Shoemaker

V-132. GERMAN AGATES - 36 minutes, 2006. Describes agates found at four locations of Idar-Oberstein.

V-133. THOSE FABULOUS THUNDEREGGS - PART III - 327minutes, 2006. Describes eggs found in Oregon, New Mexico, California and Washington.

V-134. EXPLORING ART CLAY SILVER - Part 1. 55 minutes, 2006. Jackie Truty teaches basic techniques, including forming, refining, and finishing.

V-135. Rockhounds - 55 minutes, 2006. Four different segments.

  • World Class Crystals - 15 minutes. Arkansas quality crystals.
  • Dusty Bones - 13 minutes. Two foaail locations in Texas.
  • By Any Other Name - 10 minutes. Oklahoma barite roses.
  • Dinner and a Show - 17 minutes. Rocks that look like food.

The following six programs are from the Paleo World Series, produced in 1966; each is approximately 30 minutes running time:

V-136. AMBER HUNTERS. Paleontologists in the Dominican Republic find new life forms embedded in Amber millions of years old.

V-137. DINO DOCTORS. Paleontologists use high-tech medical equipment to study fossils.

V-138. TREASURE ISLAND. Paleontologists unearth fossils of extraordinary and weird creatures in madagascar.

V-139. MONSTERS ON THE MOVE. Paleontologists examine and decipher dinosaur tracks to unlock mysteries of dinosaur migrations.

V-140. THE LEGENDARY T. REX. History of T. Rex fossil specimen discovery and what paleontologists are doing to learn more about T. Rex.

V-141. MAMMOTHS. Paleontologists at a mammoth fossil site in South Dakota study clues to answer mysteries of the past.

V-142. AGATES CLOSE-UP. 40 minutes, 2007. Specimens from around the world are magnified to examine structures in agates.