Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm
ZOOM Meeting

Magical Obsidians from Davis Creek

Presentation by Terry Wilson

image of rainbow obsidian


Terry is a VGMS (Ventura Gem & Mineral Society) member and she will recount a fun weekend-long CFMS field trip to Davis Creek, where the group visited all of the obsidian collecting locations currently (at that time) allowed in this remote corner of California. Each location sports its own special variety of obsidian: multicolored rainbow, pink, electric blue, silver sheen, mahogany needles,
mahogany triple flow, and mahogany sheen. Davis Creek has it all!

Terry will show us some of the varieties of Obsidian from Davis Creek. Followed by how to inspect the obsidian in the field, and then how to inspect it back at home. Then she will show us how to line up, slab and cab these very special types of obsidian to bring out the best of their unique optical properties.

Plus, she will also show us how to cut a cab exhibiting a cat-eye effect.

Although this is an online Zoom presentation, Terry will do her best to show us various examples through video.

If you have a hunk of obsidian in your rock pile, you might be surprised to find that it has some magic inside.

Terry Wilson lives in Ventura and is a member of the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society. Currently, Terry is semi-retired from a career in various art and design fields. She is a life-long “maker” and nowadays enjoys making cabochons and jewelry, as well as engaging in pottery and gardening. She’s a regular exhibitor at the Ventura County Fair, as well as the shows of the gem clubs in Ventura County.


Manually key in:
Meeting ID: 310 836 4611
Password: rocks

Zoom Instructions
Zoom can be used on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you do not have a webcam or smartphone, you will still be able to participate. You will view the presentation with any computer, and may call in with a regular phone to take part in the discussion.

You can install the Zoom app on your device from their website, or the appropriate app store:
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Future Meetings

  •  July TBD
  •  August TBD

General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month* at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

See you there!

*) Except if it falls on a federal holiday, Saturday and Sunday of the annual Fiesta of Gems show, and the day of the annual picnic.

Guests are always welcome.....

meeting room