DVD Library Programs

Darrell & Ronna Watkins
P.O. Box 635
Tieton, WA 98947
Home: 509-673-0085
darrell848@aol.com



DVD1 GEOLOGY-WHY BOTHER?
A 26 minute DVD reveals that geology isn’t about things that happened millions of years ago. It’s events going on around us every day! 

DVD2 KENTUCKY AGATE HUNTING
A 30 minute DVD shows examples of this colorful gemstone: how it’s collected and how the author cuts and polishes them. 

DVD3 UMOONA
A 26 minute DVD - two segments.
1. The history of Australian opal hunting.
2. An aboriginal folk tale of how opal was created. 

DVD4 FOSSIL TUNNELS
A short 4 minute DVD on finding fossils in caves.

DVD5 FRANKLIN NJ - FLUORESCENT CAPITOL OF THE WORLD
2008 AFMS Program Competition Winner. By Andreas Ruben, Miami Valley Mineral and Gem Club (Midwest Federation). Would you like to take a virtual trip to Franklin, NJ and learn comething about fluorescent mineral? This video gives a brief overview of the geology and history of the are and takes you to the mines, the dumps and museums to see some of the minerals you can find there. In conclusion, a list of online resources is provided for images and information. (23 minutes)

DVD6 CUSTOM WIRE WRAP JEWELRY
A gift for NFMS from AFMS Endowment Fund 2009. By Alice Turner, Adjustable Ring, Bracelet, Cabochon Pendant, Cabochon Ring and Earrings, Stacked Prong Pendant, Chain, Butterfly, Basil Ring, and Bead Ring.

DVD7 PRECIOUS METAL CLAY SILVER IN NO TIME..
... PMC INTERMEDIATE A gift for NFMS from AFMS Endowment Fund 2008. By Linda Bernstein. Variations in beads, simple rings, setting stones, making bales, and hidden barrel clasps are part of this lesson. (Approximately 45 minutes)

DVD8 TUMBLING ROCKS
A gift for NFMS from AFMS Endowment Fund 2008. By M.R. Wendt. Features Mike’s philosophy, goals, recipes and tips for a great polish. Instructions on how to build tumblers and examples of beautiful tumbled agate. (90 plus minutes)

DVD9 LIVING ROCK
A gift for NFMS from AFMS Endowment Fund 2008. Published in cooperation with the US Geological Survey. An educational program about Earth’s geology, introduces a number of geologic concepts. See how the complex geology of the western U.S. shaped these and other landscapes we visit to restore our sense of well being and wonder at the bounty of Nature. (57 minutes)

DVD10 THE BEST OF GEO AMERICA 
Our Roots in Rock A gift for NFMS from AFMS Endowment Fund 2008. Explorer Multimedia Inc., Geologist Devin Dennie explores the natural history of American landscapes and the relationships we all share with them. **The Black Giant (23 minutes) The geology and history of oil in East Texas. **Reef Madness (23 minutes). The deserts of West Texas and SE New Mexico’s Permian Reef **Mississippi Delta Blues (7 minutes) The River and its affect on the lives of Louisianians.

DVD11 HEART OF THE CANYON COUNTRY
A gift for NFMS from AFMS Endowment Fund 2008. National Park and Monument Series on Canyonlands, Natural Bridges, and Capitol Reef. Bonus Parks Bryce, Zion Arches, Hovenweep, The Golden Spike (Promontory Point, UT). (Approximately 45 minutes)

DVD12 GERMAN AGATES
2006 AFMS Competition Winner, by Doug Moore of the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society.

DVD13 SEDIMENTARY VEIN AGATES
2005 AFMS Competition Winner by Doug Moore of the Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society. (46 minutes)

DVD14 THOSE FABULOUS THUNDEREGGS 
Part 3 2006 AFMS Competition Winner by Doug Moore and Lee Kabat, Heart of Wisconsin Gem and Mineral Society. See Lee Kabat’s collection of Oregon Lemon Tree Thundereggs.

DVD15 THE ART OF GEM CUTTING, VOLUME 1
Obtained via the 2005 AFMS Endowment Fund. Commercial program from Fac-Ette 2004. Almost everything you ever wanted to know about gem cutting. A guide to faceting gemstones.

DVD16 TREE STORIES
2004 AFMS Program Competition Winner. Specimens of petrified wood may include details that can tell about conditions under which the material was fossilized. Insects or other animals that may have attacked or used the wood as a home. Other features such as stress may also be found. Details can be examined to determine the species and structures of plants that lived millions of years ago. (28 minutes) Good reviews.
DVD17     ANTARTICA - A FROZEN LABORATORY
A detailed portrait of living and working in this frozen continent at the
bottom of the world.   (25 minutes)
DVD18     SEA MONSTERS -A PREBTSTORIC ADVENTURE
This National Geographic T.V. Production brings to life the below the
sea's surface world of 82 million years ago.  (40 minutes)
DVD19     VIRGIN VALLEY OPALS
By Nick Ruebeek (Rookie Rock Rollers, CFMS).   After a family trip to Virgin Valley, NF, Nick prepared this presentation for his fellow junior club members showing what he had seen, learned, and found at this classic location.   It is very brief; but adults will also appreciate the Geology, how opals are collected and some specimens found there.  (4 minutes; short but good info!)    Suggest pairing with DVD3-UMOONA .
DVD20 - BARITE : THE GANGUE'S ALL HERE
Winner of the 2009 AFMS Program Competition by Larry Havens
(Littleton G&MC, RMFMS).      Using his competitive Barite exhibit as a starting point, Larry shares his interest in this essential mineral.   With basic information, a dash of humor (note the title) and then a selection of specimens from around the country and around the world .   It's varied crystal habits and uses add to the story.   (30 minutes)
DVD21     ROMANIA'S MINES AND Minerals
Winner 2009 Program Competition by Michael Shaw (Stillwater M&GS, RMFMS).  Although Romanian minerals are not commonly available in the U.S., many world class specimens including somerare varieties have been produced during its long mining history.  Some history, location maps, images depicting Romania's mineral diversity, and views of mines round out the presentation. (30 minutes)
DVD22     USGS: NOT JUST ROCKS -EARTH SCIENCE CAREERS
What is the USGS and what kind of work do they do?  As the title says,
it's not just rocks! Biologists, engineers, cartographers, chemists and other professionals work indoors and out, here in the United States and in other countries exploring, documenting and protecting the natural world. Some of them even get to go fishing "on the job"!   (15 minutes)
DVD23     OKLAHOMA ROCKS
2009 Excellence in Education Award.  Every state's history is dictated by its geology. Visiting State Parks, museums, tourist attractions and natural areas across Oklahoma, we can find out about the rock, minerals and fossils, when we look at sands, stone, soils and more. (58 minutes; special features extra)
DVD24     JEWELRY WORKSHOP
Silversmithing, Intermediate level by Nanz Aaluno with tutorials (40 minutes approx)
DVD25      WONDERFUL WORLD OF AGAl'ES-Symposlum.2008; 5 disc collection.

Disc 1 (90 minutes approx.)
  • Brad Cross -Mexican Agates: Visit areas in Mexico where agates are found and hear history and interesting background information.
  • Klaus Schafer -Recent Agate Finds in Germany
    Sites discovered within the past 20 years yield many varieties of colorful agates.  Many close-ups are shown.
  • Michael Carlson -Beauty of Banded Agates
    Images of agates -surplus of his book- are used to show features and characteristics of agates around the world.
  • Rainier Hoffinan-Rothe -Formation of Agates
Disc 2 (97 minutes approx.)
  • Brian Costigan -Low Down on Lakers
    Non-technical information about the types of “Lakers” (Lake Superior Agates); where to fuid them and what to do with them.
  • Leon Kabat - Thundereggs of the U>S>
    Nature's overlooked treasures found in Oregon and other western states. Includes specimens from.open and long closed areas.
  • John Stockwell -Host Rock of Thundereggs
    An examination of evidence around the world where thundereggs are found. Are they in welded tuft's or lava flows?
  • Eugene Mueller - Mining Agate and Jasper
    Visit four areas and see examples mi11ed by Mt. Mueller in the U>S> and Mexico.  Includes prognosis for locating and mining new areas.
Disc 3 (120 minutes approx.)
  • Dan Kelman - Agate Creek, Australia
    Odyssey to the Outback in Queensland, Australia, searching for agates.
  • Scott Wolter -The Lake Superior Agate
    An easy to understand explanation of how Lake Superior Agates formed and are distributed across many states.
  • Robert Proctor - Keynote Speaker at WWOA Symposium
    A broad ranging presentation of information about ages.
Disc 3 (50 minutes approx.)
Scientists and a paleo artist team up to discover the truth about T-rcx and create an accurate, fully skinned mechanical replica of a walking juvenile. Previously unknown facts are revealed in the process.
Disc 4 (50 minutes approx.)
Travel the globe with renowned paleontologists who recover lesser known, very unusual dinosaurs, some with seemingly strange appendages. Can we learn their purpose? Are they evolutionary "dead ends"?
Disc 5 (50 minutes approx.)
A mummified dinosaur is rare.   Study and high tech analysis of "Dakota" reveals more than a skeleton can; skin, muscle mass and more, suggest reinterpretation of what is "known" about  all dinosaur groups.
DVD30    IRIS AGATE 2011 AFMS Winner
Wayne Sulcow's culmination of Pete Rodewald's work on the "iris" phenomenon from expected ns well as unexpected sources.
DVD31    ALYSAURUS (60 minutes approx.)
DVD32    RED GOLD AND POLISHED AGATES (32 minutes)
Upper Michigan’s Hidden Treasures
DVD33    RAINBOW OF STONE (40 minutes)
DVD34    YELLOWSTONE: IMPRINTS OF GEOLOGIC TIME (27 minutes)
DVD35     HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE - SEASON ONE (each  disc 48 minutes) - 4 disc series
DVD # 36 – Beading With Seed Beads, Gem Stones & Cabachons
by Sadie Starr
A gift from AFMS Endowment Fund
A close-up easy to learn, step by step INSTRUCTIONAL video of detailed on creating beautiful beginning to
advanced wearable art using beads and other materials. With a 2 page instruction sheet also. Run Time 3 hours

DVD # 37 – Cindy's Cuttlebone Casting
A Cindy Moore Instructional video
A gift from the AFMS Endowment Fund
An INSTRUCTIONAL video on the techniques,equiptment and melt and pour process used in cuttlebone casting. Enviromentally safe process allows
recycling of gold,silver and PMC in an economical way with minimal equipment. Run Time : 30 mins

DVD # 38 – Flintnapping
With Bruce Bradley, Phd
A gift from the AFMS Endowment Fund
A documentary / Instructional video on the process of stone tool manufacturing. A 4 segment video with chapter search capability. Run Time 45
mins.

DVD # 39 – Kuu T ' ahn - Rock Markings
2012 gift from the AFMS Endowment Fund
Petroglyphs ... Are they art or language? Noted experts explor the ways of knowing Kuu T'ahn – rock markings . Run Time 40 mins.

DVD # 40 – What's Beneath America ?
2012 gift from the AFMS Endowment fund.
This Discovery educational video shows the process of teconic, volcanic, asteroid impacts,and flood all of which had a part in creaing the very land
under our feet : North America.
Run Time 43 mins.

DVD # 41 - Arches National Park
2012 gift from the AFMS endowment fund
A breath taking video explorrs the entire experience of scenery,geological formations and wildlife of the park. Many added features including digital
copy + iPad feature , music, subtitles, and much more.
Run Time 50 mins.

DVD # 42 – The Mystery of Giant Crystals
2012 gift from the AFMS endowment fund.
This video unfortunally will only play on a laptop or PC.
A facinating overview of crystals from ancient Roman mines of Segobriga Europes
largest geode, volcanic depths of the Andes and the Crystal Caves of Naica , Mexico
Run Time 50 mins.

DVD # 43 – Opal Fever
by ; Mike & Cory Piper
2012 gift from the AFMS endowment fund
It's not just a rock ... It's a crazy stone
This fourth chapter award winning video gives an over view of mining ,
realities of mining , evaluating rough , buying, selling & cutting. 4 chapters 27 mins each
Run Time 108 mins. Total

DVD # 44 – Rhodocroste: Red Treasure of the Rockies
2012 gift from the AFMS endowment fund
This is the story of the Sweet Home mine in Colorado. Narrated by Karl Meeklanburg
Also available as VHS 59 -- 2 segments 40 mins. each