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SCVGMS Glossary

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This glossary covers some of the common jargon you may hear at the club meetings or read in the Breccia. If you have other words/phrases that you think should be here, or that you've heard and wondered as to the meaning - please send email to the webmaster to have it included here (

 Zzyzx (Soda Springs)
A full week long seminar, similar to CampParadise, and is 50 miles northeast of Barstow held in the early spring with the opportunity to learn lapidary, silver fabrication, chain making, beading, soft stone carving, wire wrapping and a number of field trips.
Facilities are rustic, dormitory style rooms with bed, mattress and desk. Must bring bed linen or sleeping bag and other creature comforts. Cost is $395 for the week and includes three meals per day and the classes.
Click on Forms at the CFMS website ( for the sign-up form. You need to check often because once the form becomes available the seminar fills up fast.

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