August 2015

28-30COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


29-30FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Retail show; Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport Recreation Center; 130 East Merrick Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults, & Seniors $5.50, Children 12 and under Free!; The show features dealers selling minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, and beads. Goldsmith and silversmith. Find meteorites from other worlds, and prehistoric fossils from our own. Why pay shopping mall prices when you can get gems and minerals from around the world, and hand crafted gold and silver jewelry directly from the artist. Admission $5.50, -- With This Ad $5. Children 12 and under FREE with Adult. Every dollar of the admission fees helps support Freeport Recreation Center programs for children and seniors.; contact Ralph Gose, PO box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com


29-30ASHLAND, OREGON: Annual show; Scott's Rocks, United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall; 175 North Main Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00; Crystals, minerals, gemstone beads, hand crafted gemstone jewelry, fossils, precious opals. Free admission for children under 12. Silent auction. Free rock for each child. Free fossil leaf field trip on Monday, Aug. 31st. ; contact Scott Blair, (541) 621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: scottsrocks.com


29-30CONCORD, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society, Centre Concord; 5298 Clayton Rd., near Ygnacio Valley Rd; Daily 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; Adults $6, children (under 16) free; 25 Dealers: gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, crystals, jade, meteorites & Tekties, fluorescent rocks, lapidary tools & equipment, findings, books; 20 Demonstrations: cabbing, beading, wire-wrapping, faceting, stone setting, stone carving, gold panning, and more; 48 Exhibits and Educational Displays; Activities for all ages: youth and Scout activities, free rock and gem identification, silent auction, fluorescent display room, hourly door prizes, raffle. (Please Note: The August show date is a one-time change. In 2016 the Concord Gem Show will return on the first weekend in November); contact Harry Nichandros, CA, (925) 289-0454; e-mail: show-r@ccmgs.org; Web site: http://ccmgs.org



September 2015

4-7RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., NC State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Mon. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VT 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com


4-7HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society, Whitmire Center; 301 Lily Pond Rd; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Mon. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Children under 12 free w/paid admission; There will be demonstrations, exhibits, refreshments, wheel of fortune, gem identification on Saturday, vendors, hourly door prizes and a grand prize. Venue is air conditioned. Our theme is Opals - the beauty within the stone.; contact Diane Lapp, (828) 775-8098; e-mail: dlapp_2000@yahoo.com; Web site: hcgms.com


5-7SILVER CITTY, NEW MEXICO: Retail show; Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society, Western New Mexico University Intramural Gym; College Ave, ; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Mon. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Free, Free, Free, Free; New Location this year. Follow the signs to parking on campus at Western New Mexico University. ; contact Lee Stockman, 16 McKinley St, Silver City, NM 88061, (575) 956-8578; e-mail: Leet@stockmanfamily.net; Web site: http://rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com/


5-7CANBY, OREGON: Annual show; Jean Miller, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 N.E. 4th Ave., (off Hwy. 99E); Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission if free; Beads, Gems, Minerals, Crystals, Jewelry, Fossils, Silver, Turquoise, Opal, Sunstone, Petrified Wood, Thunder Eggs, Grab Bags, Rough and Polished Rock and much, much more! Fun for the whole family. Free pearls to the first 75 women through the gate daily For more info contact Jean Miller 971-219-0323 or e-mail karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; e-mail: karmicbeadsandgems@yahoo.com


11-13GREENFIELD, INDIANA: Annual show; 500 Earth Sciences Club, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds; 620 N. Apple Street; Fri. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Dealers and Swappers in Fossils, Minerals, Gems and Jewelry and Lapidary Equipment Plus Silent Auctions, Door Prizes and much more. Kids Activities, Demonstrations, Educational Displays and Programs for All.; contact Cheryl Hamilton, 3507 Luewan Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46235, (317) 897-6639; e-mail: clhamilton1951@gmail.com


11-13RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N Wells Ave; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


11-13ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, FL National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Students $2; Annual Fall gem, mineral, and bead show will be at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave. Orlando, Fl 32806. Show will be on Friday September 11, 1pm to 6pm, Saturday September 12, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday September 13, 10am to 5pm. Go to www.cfmgs.org for $1 off coupon. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Scouts can earn merit badges from a mineral gemologist to assist with identification and requirements. Demos include cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping and metal work. Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, Scouts free. Free Parking. ; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave, Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org


11-13TOLEDO, OHIO: Annual show; Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, Stranahan Great Hall; 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri. 2 pm-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3.50, Students $3.50, Children under 12 free!; Active Military with ID and Scouts in Uniforms are Free, Exhibits, Lapidary and Jewelry making demonstrations, scholarship raffle, free kids' mineral kits, dealers, club sales; contact Stephen Shimatzki, 4295 County Rd. 16, Woodville , OH 43469, (567) 868-8794; e-mail: sjs132@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockyreader.com


11-13WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Forsyth Gem And Mineral Club, Education Building, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds; Enter Gate 9 from 27 th Street; Fri. 10:00 am- 7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 12 noon-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students K-12 Free; Activities; Gold Panning, Geode Cutting, Grab Bags and Mineral Identification.; contact W. A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Web site: www.forsythgemclub.com


12-13HANFORD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Diggin'sproductions , Hanford Civic Center; 400 N. Douty St; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children are Free!; Rock, minerals, slabs, fossils. Demonstrations, Jewelry; contact Kathy Corbett, 341 cedar st., Hanford, CA 93230, (559) 904-4795; e-mail: Corbett1@sbcglobal.net; Web site: Digginsproductions.com


12-13PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-0372


12-13NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club, Eagles Hall; 515 Curran Highway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $4, Seniors are Free, Students are Free, Children are Free; The show will feature choice minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, geode cracking, gem panning, door prizes and refreshments.; contact Larry Michon, 385 West Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247, (413) 663-8430; e-mail: lmichon@rcn.com


12-13WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard St; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2, Children are Free; contact Jack Edwards, (509) 529-3673; e-mail: jcedwards1475@yahoo.com


12-13SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Clubhose; Hwy 43N; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Annual Fall Swap, Lots of rocks, slabs and some jewelry. Gem wash. Auction 1:00 pm Saturday. Free setup as this is a tailgate event. Like us on Facebook for more information!; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

12-20DENVER, COLORADO: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, Denve
r Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-6 pm, Tue. 9 am-6 pm; Admission is Free; Come see 250 dealers on both levels of the Denver Coliseum plus in 100 tent spaces outside. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, lapidary, beads and rough — split evenly between wholesale and retail. Running from Sept 12 - 20, this is Denver's only weekend-to-weekend show and attracts 18,000 visitors of those nine days. With 2,000 tables covered with earth treasures and free parking for 1,500 cars on the 33 acre complex, this is America's largest mineral, fossil, and gem show. The low booth fee and aggressive advertising ensures that the show continues to grow 20% a year. Meet the cast of the TV show 'Prospectors' who will be at the show selling their finds. Peruse the dinosaurs on display. Ogle museum-quality sculptures in sold blocks of clear quartz. Take home a piece of the Moon. Select specimens found in only one place on Earth, being offered by the mine owner herself. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million. Free Parking and Admission! ; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://ColiseumShow.com

13-20DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Ramada Plaza Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Two hundred retail and wholesale dealers from around the world offer minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, meteorites, and decorator items. Over 30 years in the same location, this is Denver's longest-running satellite show, with the best dealers and the best buys.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com/colorado_fall.html

18-20SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-20RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave.; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

18-20HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club, Civic Center; 150 West 8th Street , (between Pine & Maple Streets); Fri. 9 am-8 pm, Sat. 9 am-7 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults$3 each; Free parking. **MASTODON - MICHIGAN'S STATE FOSSIL** offers Special Exhibits from 2 museums & 3 colleges plus Personal Collection displays. DEALERS in minerals, crystals, fossils, geodes, jewelry & meteorites. INTERACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES include Kids Games, Silent Auction, Club Sales, Gem Sluice, Fluorescent Tent, Touch Rocks and Lapidary Demonstrations. ~ Our 46th Annual Show will be Educational and FUN!!; contact Rebecca Cistaro, PO Box 2082, Holland, MI 49422-2082, 616-393-9307; e-mail: cistaror@mail.gvsu.edu; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

18-20 FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Shenandoah Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Rd; Fri. 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $2, Children 12 and under Free!; Member display cases, Lapidary videos and rock tumbling demonstrations; contact Dean Hostetter; e-mail: svgem-min-club@live.com; Web site: www.shenandoahvalleyrockclub.org

18-20LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Inc., Lincoln City Park; 2 Blocks east of Casey\'s; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-3 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Joyce Grinstead, 1211 S Carr, Sedalia, MO 65301, (660) 827-3888; e-mail: jgrnstd@sbcglobal.net; Web site: Mozarkite.com

19-19TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Robert Lynch, Agate City Rock Shop; 721 7th Avenue; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA: 16th annual show. On the Agate City grounds on the beautiful Lake Superior northshore Hwy 61. Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, collectors, buy, sell, trade, Lake Superior agates, thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres; contact Bob Lynch, 721 7th Ave., Two Harbors, MN. 55616, (218) 834-2304; email: bob@agatecity.com; Website: www.agatecity.com; contact Robert Lynch, 721 7th Ave, Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com; Web site: www.agatecity.com

19-20HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Central PA Rock and Mineral club 50th annual, Zembo Shrine; Third & Division Streets; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Seniors $6, Children 12 and under Free!; Rocks, Minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and much more. Many activities for the children!; contact Betsy Oberheim, Box 6271, Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 469-2243; Web site: www.rockandmineral.org

19-20MAYS LANDING , NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds, Mays Landing, NJ; 2641 Cologne Ave; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Annual Fall Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. This show will be held rain or shine. Food is available onsite.; contact Billie Brockhum, (609) 879-1179; Web site: http://capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

19-20CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society Inc, Sliver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2357 Fair st.; Sat. 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $3, Children under 16 Free!; Annual Show: Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society: Chico's Silver Dollar Fair Grounds: 2357 Fair St: Sat. + Sun. 9:30-5: Adults $3 children (16 & under) free: HOME OF THE WORLDWIDE ROCK TUMBLING COMPETITION! Free shark tooth necklace, first 200 Kids. Dealers Opals, Rough Rock, Crystals, Fossils, Jewelry, Minerals, Wire Wrapping, Flint, Knapping, jewelry making, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, Boy & Girl Scout Badge area, Kids wheel of fortune, grab bags FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Contact John Scott 1288 Glenwood ave. Chico ,CA 95926. (530-343-3491): e-mail jweazel@sbcglobal.net Web site: www.featherriverrocks.org ; contact John Scott, 1288 Glenwood ave., Chico, CA 95926, (530) 343-3491; e-mail: jweazel@sbcglobal.net ; Web site: www.featherriverrocks.org

19-20HOWELL , MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem and Mineral Society, Hartland Support Service Center; 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors $2.00, Students 12-18 .50¢, Children 0-11 are free!; gem and mineral dealers, lapidary exhibits, fossils, unique jewelry, club table, children's table, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize, demonstrations: silver smithing, bead making, wire wrapping, faceting, free flint knapping lessons; contact Ed Oiler, 9525 Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843, (810) 241-8801; e-mail: camber459@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.livingstongemandmineralsociety.com/home.html

19-20CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society, Castle Rock Fairgrounds; 120 Fair Lane; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; There will be dealers, food, door-prizes, a gem dig, demonstrations, a spin table, country store, silent auction along with a voice-auction; sand castle, black light display and display cases, along with free parking!; contact Chuck Sonner, (360) 785-3909; e-mail: spuds@clatskanie.com

19-20TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; The Scarborough Gems and Mineral Club, Don Montgomery Community Centre; 2467 Eglinton Ave E, Canada; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5, Children $1; Sept 19th & 20th – Wonders of the Earth Sale & Show Held at the Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Ave East Scarborough (Toronto, Canada) Dealers, Displays, Demonstrations, Auctions and fun for all ages. Hours Sat: 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 5pm. For more information www.scarbgemclub.ca ; contact sheila Hamilton, 1 Lawlor Ave, 203, Toronto, Canada M4E3L8, (416) 538-2265; e-mail: sheila.hamilton@rogers.com; Web site: www.scarbgemclub.ca

25-27JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Jacksonville Gem and Mineral Society & Tomoka Faceters Guild, Morocco Temple; 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Children under 12 are FREE!; This will be a combined event with the Tomoka Faceters Guild for the United Faceters Guild, Southeast Faceters Frolic. Over 80 dealers, guest speakers, inflatable planetarium. There will be many continuious lapidary demos and special large demo classes throughout the event.; contact Jason Hamilton, 3733 Crown Point Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32257; e-mail: JGMS-SHOW@hotmail.com; Web site: http://www.jaxgemandmineral.org/show.html

25-27HUMBLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Houston Gem and Mineral Society, Humble Civic Center; 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, ; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8.00, Seniors $7.00, Students $7.00, Children 10 and under Free!; More than 40 gem, mineral, jewelry, lapidary, bead and fossil dealers with unique and colorful items from all major localities worldwide. Educational displays, including fossils, minerals, jewelry and beadwork. Demonstrations of jewelry making, faceting, bead work and lapidary. Mineral and fossil identification. Professional gemologist for faceted stone identification. Kids activities - Dino Dig, Youth Section games, Science Museum activities. Scout program for merit badge. Girl Scout program. Swap Area for inexpensive minerals, fossils and jewelry.; contact Scott Singleton, Houston Gem & Mineral Society, 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099, (281) 530-0942; e-mail: show@hgms.org; Web site: hgms.org

25-27SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

25-27OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Roland E Powell Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

25-27TOOELE, UTAH: Annual show; Tooele Gem & Mineral Society, Dow James Building; 400 North 400 West; Fri. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; TOOELE GEM & MINERAL ROCK & GEM SHOW 2015, "FESTIVAL OF THE OLD WEST", September 25, 26, 27, 2015 (Fri., Sat., Sun.), Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM, at the Dow James Building, 400 North 400 West, Tooele, Utah, Exit 99 off the I-80 Freeway onto SR-36, go South to Tooele, then turn Right on 400 North and go West to 400 West, Dow James Memorial Park is on your Right. FREE - NO ADMISSION FEE. ROCKS & GEMS, DOOR PRIZES, DEMONSTRATIONS, SILENT AUCTION, FOSSILS, DISPLAYS, JEWELRY, VENDORS. HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ed Gage 210-365-9149, or Colleen Edwards at 435-882-5752 or email us at TooeleGemAndMineral@gmail.com or Visit us on Facebook and Like our page! https://www.facebook.com/TooeleGem?ref=hl ; contact Ed Gage, Tooele Gem & Mineral, PO Box 348, Tooele, UT 84074, (210) 365-9149 or (801)599-6529; e-mail: tooelegemandmineral@gmail.com; Web site: www.tooelegem.com

25-27JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Historical & Mineral Museums Inc.; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 17th Annual ROCK-A-THON, gem and mineral expo. Held inside the Joplin Mineral Museum. Free Admission. Door Prizes. For more information EMAIL jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net; contact Christopher Wiseman, (417) 623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

26-27SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Siouxland Gem/Mineral Society, South Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 W 29th St.; Sat. 9 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Exhibits, 4 fabulous dealers with gems, agates, minerals, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, displays, identification. ; contact Bob Powell, 406 Brandon, Kingsley, , IA 51028, (712) 899-6461; e-mail: bobphyl.com

26-27SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society, Wells Fargo Center; 50 Mark West Springs Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6, Children under 12 Free; Lots of Vendors, Bake Sale, Raffle, Rough Rock Sale, Wire Classes, Fun Kid Stuff; contact Jolene Coon, (707) 849-9551; e-mail: jolene4srmgs@gmail.com; Web site: SRMGS.ORG

26-27FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin Elementary School; 50 Washington Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $7, Children $4; Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th Indoor show: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outdoor Swap: Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Adults:$7 and Children are $4 (ages 6-16); contact Robyn Seger, 32 Evans Street, Franklin, NJ 07416, (973) 827-3481; e-mail: pesolutions.minerals@gmail.com; Web site: http://spmom3.wix.com/franklin-gem-mineral

26-27DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Elks Lodge; 11233 Woodruff Ave.; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; 20+ vendors, displays, raffle, demonstrations, and wonderful grab bags.; contact Dale Harwood, 1914 El Segundo Apt. 2, Gardena, CA 90249-1871, (310) 217-0551; e-mail: nancyjbird@verizon.net; Web site: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/delvers/info

26-27MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Monterey Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Road; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $4.00, Children under 12 are FREE!; We have approx 15 dealers at the show featuring jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, beads, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, and fossils. This annual event also has over 50 displays featuring the gem, mineral, and fossil collections of guest and member exhibitors. In addition, there will also be demonstrations of jewelry making, sphere making, rock grinding and polishing. A silent auction will run continuously for people to bid on. This is a family event with plenty of great activities for the kids. A full snack bar is always open with drinks, hot dogs, chili, homemade sandwiches, and desserts. This event supports the Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society's educational outreach for Monterey schools. ; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt Street, Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.com

26-27LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club's , Lodi Grape Festival Grounds; 413 E. Lockeford St.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children 12 and under free with adult; Discount coupons available at: www.stocktonlapidary.com. See Exhibits, Demonstrations, Dealers, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Crystals, Fluorescent Displays, Finished Jewelry, Jewelry Making Supplies and Tools, Gold Panning, Children's Activities, Educational Displays, Rock Identification, Super Raffle, Snack Bar, Gold Panning with Delta Goldiggers, and more! Show contact is Jerold Kyle, (209) 368-9411, mail c/o SLMC Clubhouse, 3136 E. Anita St., Stockton, CA, 95205 - or e-mail directly to: JeroldKyle@Yahoo.com. Contact Kyle via USPS: 327 Del Mont St., Lodi, CA 95242. ; contact Jerold Kyle

26-27OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club, Sunnyview Expo Center; 500 E. County Road Y; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Students $1.00 w/ID, Children Under 12 FREE; Oshkosh Earth Science Club 44nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show. - Member Displays / - Rocks, Minerals, Fossils / - Door Prizes / - Over 80 Vendors Tables / - Exhibits and Kids Events / - Lapidary Arts and Jewelry / - Concessions Available. Free Parking. For more information contact Bob Fox @ 920-235-4669.; contact WANDA TIMM, 656 BOYD STREET, OSHKOSH, WI 54901, (920) 573-2968; e-mail: wijit656@msn.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oshkosh-Earth-Science-Club

26-27WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND: Annual show; Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Inc, Howard County Fairgrounds; 2210 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is $5.00, Children Under 12 are Free with an Adult Admission; We will have demonstrations of cutting slabs, grinding and polishing stones, and door prizes. For kids we have a gem mine, wishing well, and a fun gem quiz both days of the show. Rain or Shine. There is lots of FREE parking. Go to gemcuttersguild.com for a dollar off coupon.; contact Brenda Triplett, (443) 869-5202; e-mail: firestormonmars@yahoo.com; Web site: gemcuttersguild.com

27-27HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Ayla\\\'s Originals, The Art Center; 1957 Sheridan Rd.; Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $4; Ayla’s Wonderful World of Beads Show to Return to Highland Park! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ayla, 847-328-4040, info@aylasoriginals.com Evanston, IL, Monday, July 25, 2015 – Ayla’s Wonderful World of Beads & Jewelry is holding its annual fall bead show at the Highland Park Art Center located at 1957 Sheridan Road on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 10:00am – 4:00pm. The bead show met with great success at the Highland Park Art Center, and is returning by popular demand. Ayla’s will host over 20 of the best bead vendors from across the country. The current list of vendors can be found at www.aylasoriginals.com. Shoppers can expect a wide selection of freshwater pearls, gemstones, art glass, sterling silver, seed beads, African trade beads, findings and supplies from a variety of vendors. Those who attend the show will also receive a coupon to use at Ayla’s Originals – A Bead and Jewelry Boutique in downtown Evanston. The Highland Park Art Center is easily accessible to the Metra North Line at the Highland Park stop. Plenty of free parking is also available. Ayla’s Originals is well known as Evanston’s treasure trove of beads, beading materials, gemstones, findings and jewelry created by Ayla and her talented staff. The store has faithfully catered to scores of local designers since 1996. Ayla’s also offers repairs, classes, parties, beading nights and other fun events for beaders of all ages and beading levels. Store hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10-6; Thursday 10-7; Saturday 10-5; Sunday 12-5; closed Monday. For more information, please visit www.aylasoriginals.com or call 847-328-4040. ; contact Ayla Pizzo, 1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, (847) 328-4040; e-mail: info@aylasoriginals.com; Web site: www.aylasoriginals.com

30-4JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Hi-Desert Rockhounds, Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree; 6225 Sunburst Street; Daily 9 am-6 pm; Admission if Free!; Sportsman’s Club of Joshua Tree Gem, Mineral and Craft Show. Over 60 Dealers Featuring Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones, Jewelry, Beads, Lapidary supplies & items, Mining equipment, Gemstone rough, Findings, Geodes, Slabs, Meteorites, Dazzling crystals, Carvings, Jewelry boxes, New Age items, Gifts, Collectibles, Books, Tools And so much more!; contact Judy & Roger Thompson, 6225 Sunburst Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 902-5340; e-mail: rogerthompson@mac.com; Web site: www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html

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#Gemshows July Club, Retail, and Trade Shows

by Robyn Hawk on July 3, 2015

Photo: Robyn Hawk at the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

July 2015


3-5FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society, Farmington Civic Center; 200 W. Arrington 87401; Fri. 10;00 am-6;00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; No Admission fee; hourly door prizes Wheel of Fortune-children Raffel for Amethest Cathedral, 6" Trim Saw, Rock Tumbler, Tow rock Picks Silent Auction Black Light Display; contact Mickie Calvert, 5986 Hwy 64 , Farmington, NM 87401, (505) 632 8288; e-mail: mickie2@earthlink.net; Web site: none


3-5EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults, Seniors + Students $7, Children ages 0 - 11 are free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


5-5PICTON, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club, Crystal Palace; 375 Main Street, Canada; Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is $3.00, Children 12 and under free; Gem Shower - hosted by the Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club. Rekindle the rockhound in you and discover nature's treasures at the fourth annual show and sale Sunday July 5 - showcasing gem and mineral, lapidary and jewellery vendors from across Ontario & Quebec in the historic Crystal Palace - PEC Fairgrounds, 375 Main Street, Picton ON; contact John Zandarin, 537 County Road 35, RR2, Picton, ON, Canada K0K 2T0, (613) 476-5510; e-mail: howhardcanitbe@sympatico.ca


9-12CASCADE LOCKS , OREGON: Annual show; Cindy Allison, Cascade locks marina park; 355 Wa Na Pa St.; Daily 10 am-5 pm, Fri. -; Free; contact Cindy Allison, 87987 9th St., Veneta, OR 97487, (541) 554-2863; e-mail: Gemsareus2@yahoo.com


10-12PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Oregon Convention Center; 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 - 11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


10-12DURANGO, COLORADO: Annual show; Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, La Plata County Fairgrounds; 2500 Main Ave; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; The 62nd Annual Four Corners Gem and Mineral Show in Durango, Co July 10-12. Free admission, door prizes, silent auction, raffle prizes, kids corner and much more. The show hosts about 45 vendors selling everything from small, inexpensive fossils, rocks and minerals to jewelry tools and supplies to finished jewelry and artwork. ; contact Mandy Houpt, 562 San Moritz Drive, Bayfield, CO 81122, (970) 769-4673; e-mail: mandyhoupt@hotmail.com


11-12TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, Central Park Hall-Tulsa County Fairgrounds; 4145 E. 21st St.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults + Seniors + Students $6.00, 12 and under free with paid adult; Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society's Annual Gem & Mineral Show will be Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at Central Park Hall at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds located on 21st Street between Harvard and Yale. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 pm. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Includes Gems, Beads, Fossils, Jewelry, Crystals, Working Exhibits, Free Kid's Zone and Demonstrations. Admission is $6 for Adults, Kids 12 and under Free with paid adult, Scout and Military Free-in uniform. ; contact Martha Rongey, 612 W. 120th St. S., Jenks, OK 74037, (918) 230-1094; e-mail: m_rongey@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.ttownrockhound.org


11-12CASPER, WYOMING: Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds Club, Parkway Plaza Hotel; 123 West E Street; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; Demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, and silent auction; contact Tom Catania, 634 South Melrose, Casper, WY 82601, (307) 258-4884; e-mail: catania82601@aol.com


11-12RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: Annual show; Western Dakota Gem&Mineral Society, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; 444 Mt.Rushmore Road North; Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Adults $4.00; Informative programs,demonstrations,exhibits,field trip information,silent auction,hourly door prizes,children's activies,Grand prize raffle; contact Annette Rathert, Rapid City, SD 57701, (605) 348-8948; e-mail: drathert@rap.midco.net; Web site: www.wdgms.org


11-12BETHEL, MAINE: Annual show; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association, Telstar High School; RTE#26; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 are FREE!; This is our 54th annual show. We offer Mineral display's of locale Mineral's. We have 14 dealer's selling Jewelry and Mineral Specimens from assorted locations. We also offer guided Field Trips to a locale mine each day. You must be at the show to sign up for the field trip. Field trip's leave each day by 11am. ; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 207-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net


11-12FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Flagstaff High School; 400 West Elm Avenue; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is $3.00, Children under 12 free; Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale to be held on July 11th and 12th, 2015 The Annual Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale will be held at the Flagstaff High School at 400 West Elm Avenue in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 11th and 12th. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and on Sunday the show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. Admission is $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free. For more information, please contact Greg Capatch of CKM Productions, LLC at (928) 554-4615. ; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC


11-12SYRACUSE , NEW YORK: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse, New York, SRC Arena Onondaga Community College; 4585 West Seneca Turnpike; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $7, FREE under 12 yrs. old; Minerals, fossils, gemstones from around the world on display and for sale featuring "Fossils of New York State" Children's activities: mineral sluice, soapstone carving, and jewelry making Hourly door prizes, lectures, and ongoing demonstrations all weekend. Free admission Sunday with paid Saturday admission of $7 each day ; contact Dick Lyons, 48 Elm St. , Camillus, NY 13031, (315) 672-5328; e-mail: rchlyns@aol.com; Web site: www.gmss.us


11-12FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC, Flagstaff High School; 400 West Elm Avenue; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 - Free!; The Annual Flagstaff Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale will be held at the Flagstaff High School at 400 West Elm Avenue in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 11th and 12th. On Saturday the show will be open to the public from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, and on Sunday the show hours are from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Our planet has many amazing treasures that are hidden, in many cases, just beneath our feet. Almost every country in the world has been able to unearth unique specimens specific to their locale, and the earth’s bounty from much of the world will be on display and available for sale at the show. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment at competitive prices. Many of our artisans have created original jewelry designs, and our gem and mineral vendors will have specimens on display in both the rough and cut-and-polished states. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show. This is a fun and educational event the entire family will enjoy. Admission is $3.00 for adults, and children under the age of 12 are free. For more information, please contact Greg Capatch of CKM Productions, LLC at (928) 554-4615. www.facebook.com/CKM-Productions-LLC; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/CKM-Productions-LLC


16-18CODY, WYOMING: RMFMS Mineral & Gem Show; WY State Mineral and Gem Society, Cody H.S. Sweitzer Gymnasium; 920 Beck Avenue, Cody, WY 82414; Thu. 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m, Fri. 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Students $2, Children are Free!; Annual Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies Mineral and Gem Show will feature: Multi-State Dealers, Demonstrations/ Displays, Educational Activities, Kids Activity Area, Speakers, and Field Trips.; contact Stan Strike, 2132 Gail Lane, Cody, WY 82414, (307) 250-1244; e-mail: wsmgspres@wymineralandgemsociety.org; Web site: www.wymineralandgemsociety.org


17-18MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Lakeland Gem Club, Lakeland High School; 9573 State Hwy 70 Minocqua, WI; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Theme: Legacy and Lure of Birthstones The popular “Kids Store”, Gems, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Speakers, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, and Demonstrations. Several geologists will be onsite to help identify minerals and stones. Northwoods Wildlife Center will promote wildlife education ; contact Dale Hartmann, box 125, Eagle River, WI 54521, (715) 477-2519; e-mail: brujodale@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com


17-19SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


17-19REEDSPORT, OREGON: Annual show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society, Reedsport Community Bld.; 415 Winchester Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission Price is a Donation; Raffle drawing, silent auction, kids scavenger hunt, vendors and display cases; contact Susan Baughman, 105 Ocean View Ct., Florence, OR 97439


17-19VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St.; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com


17-19 SUDBURY , ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society, Carmichael Arena; 1298 Bancroft Dr., Canada; Fri. 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $1.00, Children are Free!; Features dealers, displays, demonstrations, door prizes, and special activities for the kids. Dealers offer mineral, crystal and fossil specimens; meteorites; precious and semi-precious gems; finished jewelry; and items for crafters including beads, tools, and findings. Barbecue Saturday and Sunday. Free parking. ; contact Ed Debicki, 629 Ester Street, Sudbury, ON, Canada P3E 5C6, (705) 522-5140; e-mail: ed.debicki@sympatico.ca; Web site: http://www.ccfms.ca/clubs/Sudbury/


18-19DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON: Rock and Gem Show and Sale; Darrington Rock and Gem Club, Mansford Grange; 1265 Railroad Avenue, (behind IGA); Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Field Trip – Saturday 11:00 to collect Travertine Kids Activities; Jade Displays; Raffle; Door Prizes; Rock Collecting Maps; Used Tools; Custom Rock Cutting; Dealer Certificates; Free Rocks; Highly Skilled Amateur Dealers (No Commercial Dealers) ; contact Ed Lehman, (425) 334-6282; e-mail: wsmced@hotmail.com


18-19ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Gem City Rock & Mineral Society, JMC Ice Arena; 423 W 38th Street; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children under 12 Free; 46th annual show and sale; rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, wire wrapping, beads, Discovery Blocks, door prizes, activities for children; contact Bob Gallivan, (814) 454-6770; e-mail: gallivan@lycos.com; Web site: www.gemcityrockclub.org/show


18-19MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club, Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Avenue; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 46th Annual Show,"Agate Days", Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club and Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Moose Lake High School gym and rear parking lot, 413 Birch Ave; Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4; Free Admission; dealers, Lake Superior agate, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information. Agate Stampede Sat 2 pm Elm St., Contacts: Re Inside vendors: Gary Pitoscia, 815 N 13th Ave East, Duluth, MN 55805 218 724-1894, pitosciajg@charter.net; Tailgators: Carol Risdon 113 Ave C #1, Cloquet, MN 55720, 218 879-3968, carolannrisdon@gmail.com. Free Admission to Geological Center, Moose Lake State Park.; contact Ted Chura, 570 Marshall Street, Duluth, MN 55803-1981, (218) 728-1082; e-mail: tedcgo@yahoo.com


23-26FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road; Thu. 10 am-5 pm, Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00, Children Under 12 FREE; 50th Annual Macon County Gemboree featuring dealers from across the country. Rough and cut gemstones, gold and silver jewelry, minerals, findings, beads and demonstrations. Door prizes drawn every hour. Repairs and settings done at the show. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com


24-26TENINO, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Washington Agate and Mineral Society, Parkside Elementary School; 301 Central Avenue East, corner of Central Avenue and Stage St. South; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Rock and Gem Show held during Oregon Trail Days in Tenino WA, also, Mountain Man Camp and Blackpowder Shoot, Rock Quarry Swimming Pool, Kid Activities, Saturday Morning Parade, Lots of Great Food, City wide garage sales, Farmers Market, Live Music Concert in the Park Friday and Saturday Nights; contact Daniel De Boer, PO Box 2553, Olympia, WA 98507; e-mail: keylock1@live.com; Web site: https://wamsolympia.wordpress.com


24-26EUREKA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds; 3750 Harris St; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


25-26SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults (16-59) $4, Seniors (60+) $3, Children Under 16 free with adult; Vermont’s largest gem, mineral, and fossil show returns for its 36th year! Thousands of beautiful natural specimens and jewelry are available at affordable prices from 14 dealers. Stunning exhibits, informative lectures, raffle, silent auction, door prizes, and activities for kids. Free parking and refreshments available.; contact Jeff Higgins, (802) 849-6076; e-mail: jhiggins@surfglobal.net; Web site: http://www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org/show.html


25-26CUTCHOGUE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Long Island Mineral & Geology Society, Cutchogue East Elementary School; 34900 Main Road (Rte. 25); Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free; Jewelry, Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Beads, Geodes, scavenger hunt for children; contact Eugene Genova; e-mail: ligeo@aol.com; Web site: www.limineralandgeology.com


26-26BANCROFT , ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club, Bancroft Legion Hall; Station Street, Canada; Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Seniors $3.00, Children are Free!; Featuring Apatite & Phosphate Minerals ; contact Frank Melanson, 27001 Hwy 62 L'Amable Ont.Canada, ON, Canada K0L 2L0, (613) 332-1032; e-mail: wfmelanson@sympatico.ca


31-2NORTH BEND, OREGON: 53rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show - Are You Ready to Rock?; Far West Lapidary and Gem Society, North Bend Community Center; 2222 Broadway; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $1, Children under 12 free; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com


31-2SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


31-2PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA: Annual show; Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, Prescott Valley Event Center; 3201 North Main St.; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children under 12 yrs free!; 12th annual Prescott Gem & Mineral Show. Minerals, fossils, meteorites, slabs, tools, jewelry, exhibits and demonstrations. Hourly raffel drawing for valuable prizes. Child friendly demonstrations, displays, games, face painting, geode cracking, spinning wheel, flourescent rocks and minerals. Currently all spaces for vendors are filled at this time. New vendors will be added to our waiting list.; contact Prescott Gem & Mineral Club Attn: Melanie, P.O. Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

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#GemShows Gem & Mineral Shows June 2015

June 6, 2015
PrimaGems USA at the AGTA at JCK Las Vegas
June 2015

6-6DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers Club, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers “Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show”, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9:00 to 5:00 at the Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Drive, Delta, CO.  Free admission, lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes, and family activities.

6-6HAYSVILLE, KANSAS: Fourth Annual Rock Swap; Silver-n-Stones, Haysville Marketplace Pavillion; 71st So. & Main St; Sat. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Fourth Annual Rock Swap Rocks, Minerals, Lapidary Tools, Jewelry, Fossils, Slabs, Rough, etc. Free to Vendors. Bring your own Tables.

6-6MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; PA Earth Science Assn , Macungie Memorial Park; Macingie Memorial Park; Sat. 8:30 am-3:00 pm; Adults $5.00 Web site: mineralfest@verizon,net

6-7COEUR D’ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fa
irgrounds; 4056 North Government Way; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3, Children 12 and under Free with adult.

6-7NEWPORT, OREGON: 52nd annual show; Oregon Coast Agate Club, National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy, Hwy 101; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4:30 pm; Adults $2.00, Children 12 and under Free; Service Personnel in uniform Free admission Facebook: Oregon Coast Agate Club.; Web site: www.coastagates.org

6-7GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora GEMS, Glendora, CA; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; dealers, displays, demonstrations, food, silent auction.

6-7SPRINGFIELD , MISSOURI: Annual show; Hosted br OZARK MOUNTAIN GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY, Outdoors at Missouri Institute of Natural Science; 2327 W Farm Road #190, (Near Rivercut Golf Course); Sat. 10:00 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE; ROCK SWAP & GEM FAIR; Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, Rough, Slabs, Cabs, Finished Stones, Handcrafted Jewelry, Gold Panning demonstration/practice (fools gold & other), AUCTION (Open to Public) Sat 5:30; Dealers contact OMGMS Attn: Larry Lillich, PO Box 35, 2131 W Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri 65807: Check us out on FACEBOOK: “Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society” 

6-7MC CALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehil Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway, 35111; Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Adults $4.00, Seniors 62 yrs. ^ $3.00, Students 6 to 12 yrs. $2.00, Children 5 and under FREE; Admission to the show is free with paid admission to the park. Web site: lapidaryclub.com

6-7MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society, Richland County Fairgrounds; Arts and Crafts Building, 750 N. Home Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; The Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society presents their annual gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil show June 6-7, 2015. The theme for the show will be Prehistoric Monsters of the Deep. There will be museum fossil specimens from The Ohio State University. There will be other fossils from private collectors on display.The show will be held at the Arts and Crafts Building at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 N. Home Rd., Mansfield, Ohio. Show hours will be Sat. 10-6 and Sun. 11-5. Admission for the show will be Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, and children ( 6-16) $3.00. Scouts in uniform and children under 6 free. There will be 12 quality dealers selling gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils and other hobby related objects. There will be Speakers, Geode Breaking, Demonstrations, and Hourly Door Prizes. A Silent Auction will run hourly both days Web site: WWW.RLLS.WEBS.COM

6-7VIROQUA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Coulee Rock Club, Junior High School Gymnasium; 100 Blackhawk Drive; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Annual show. Mineral and fossil specimens, lapidary equipment and supplies, crystals and handcrafted jewelry. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held hourly.

6-7MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Fohs Hall ; 201 North Walker Street; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Vendor tables, Bake Sale, Free Children’s Activities, Silent Auctions, Hourly Door Prizes, Indian Artifact Display, Day and Night Digs*, Beading Class at 2PM on Saturday*, Museum Tours*. There is a charge for the items marked with an *asterick. Web site: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

6-7MONROE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Orange County Mineral Society , Museum Village; 1010 Rt. 17M; Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; On Display The most complete Mastodon found in NY State Extensive Local Mineral Collection New Fluorescent Mineral Display Local and National Dealers Offering Minerals, Jewelry, Gems, Fossils for sale; Web site: OrangecountymineralsocietyNewyork

6-7CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfield Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; vendors, exhibits, crafts, kid’s activities, and more. Web site: www.wcgmc.org

7-7DALLAS, TEXAS: Auction; Heritage Auctions, Heritage Auctions – Design District Annex; 1518 Slocum Street; Sun. 10:00 am-10:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Location: Dallas, TX Bidding Begins: Approx. May 1, 2015 Auction Dates: June 7th Lot Viewing: HIGHLIGHTS ONLY April 30 – May 4, 2015 Ukrainian Institute of American at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion 2 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075 FULL PREVIEW June 4-7, 2015 Heritage Auctions – Design District Annex 1518 Slocum Street Dallas, TX 75207 RECEPTION PREVIEW Friday, June 5, 2015 Heritage Auctions – Design District Annex 1518 Slocum Street Dallas, TX 75207;  Web site: http://fineart.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=6150

12-14LODI, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Show, Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fair; 413 East Lockeford St.; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $6.00, Children under 12 Free with adult; We will have Dealers with rough & polished Rocks, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Craft Tools, Lapidary Equipment, Fine Jewelry, & more. Showcases, & Competitions Cases, Silent Auction, Raffles, Door Prizes, 5 Different Speakers, Kids Educational Activities, Lapidary Demonstrations, & Snack Bar. On Display will be the Golden Bear, Benitoite, Meteorite from Sutter Mill, the Raw Silver Collection and the Sabor Tooth Tiger Smilodon.  Web site: www.cfmsinc.org

13SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 4th Annual Rock Swap; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie (across from the public library on Oakton); Sat. 1 pm-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Come for an afternoon of fun for rockhounds of all ages. Great deals on rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, geodes, cabochons, handmade jewelry, and lapidary-arts related items. Special activities planned for kids. Free admission. Ample free parking. Refreshments available. Children must be accompanied by an adult.; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

13-13GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club, Greensboro Day School; 5401 Lawndale Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $2, Students $2, Children $2; Numerous gem and jewelry and mineral vendors, demonstrations, food and fun for the young and old and curious!;  Web site: www.ggmc-rockhounds.com

13-13KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum, Connecticut Antique Machinery Association Museum; 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (RTE 7); Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free; 14th Annual Gem and Mineral show to benefit the Connecticut Museum of mining and Mineral Science. Gems, jewelry, mineral and fossil dealers will be present. This is an outdoor show. New vendors welcome.; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

13-14BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10-5; Admission = $3, Children under 12 Free if accompanied by an adult; There will be 15 dealers in fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, etc., 20+ exhibits, a silent auction and a kid’s area.;

13-14GRAPEVINE, TEXAS: Annual show; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 South Main ; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $6.00, Children $3.00; Annual Show, Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Crafts, Exhibits, Classes, Memberships, Junior Activities Active Military and Scouts free admission; Web site: www.agemclub.org

13-14SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-9:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; Two weekends after the close of the country’s biggest gem show in Tucson Arizona, the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair takes place at Fort Mason Center in the toney Marina District of San Francisco. Crystals mineral beads gems and jewelry – – and over 40 vendors all under one roof. It’s an incredible venue and an incredible show.Web site: www.crystalfair.com

13-14CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Show and sale; Tellus Science Museum, Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tellus Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students $10, Children $10; Calling all rock hounds, jewelry collectors, families and everyone fascinated by the Earth’s treasures! RockFest returns to Tellus for two full days that will delight the whole family. Mark this indoor/outdoor event as a summer “must-do” on your calendar. Dealers from all over the country will bring their wares for you to browse . Some will feature rare and exotic jewelry, while others will showcase ancient fossils or colorful specimens. You will have an opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind find at this unique festival of merchants. And what’s even better? Most dealers will also honor the Tellus member discount – that means members save 10% off your purchase! Dealers will be set up outside on the back lawn and inside the Museum in the Banquet Rooms. Hourly door prizes Free mineral specimens for the first 200 guests each day Bring your mystery mineral specimen for free mineral or fossil identification Kid’s activities; Web site: tellusmuseum.org

19-21SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St.; Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.  Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

19-21CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Society, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park; 1504 Miehls Rd; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-2:00 pm; Admission is Free to Gem Show; If touring the Zoo and Gardens, the park fees apply. Gem show admittance is free. Educational displays and demonstrations. Exhibits, vendors, and collectors featuring: specimens, crystals, opal, geodes, minerals, gemstones, fossils, cabochons, slabs, rough, beads, rocks, meteorites, Native American and Southwestern Jewelry.; Information@carlsbadgms.org

25-28MADRAS, OREGON: Annual show; All Rockhounds Pow Wow Club of America, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; Fairgorunds Road; Thu. 9 am-5 pm, Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-2 pm; Admission is Free!; Field Trips leave daily at 8 am (arrive early) Club membership is required to participate;; Web site: www.allrockhoundspowwowclubofamerica

26-28FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Rd., I-64 Exit 91; Sun. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $4 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; Web site: www.toteshows.com

26-28SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-28ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, Eldon Community Center; 309 E. Second Street; Fri. 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Theme: Gemstones of the World Features: gem stones, jewelry, geodes, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, custom jewelry by many gifted artists, cabochons, gift items, demonstrations, displays, kids games, and prizes. A special Florescent Mineral Display will be back this year with new material!: 

26-28BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County Farigrounds; Hwy 50; Fri. 10:00 am-6:30 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:30 pm, Sun. 10:00-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; June 26, 27 & 28 – Bedford, Indiana: 50th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. From the Junction of Hwy 37 & Hwy 50 southwest of Bedford, IN, go west on Hwy 50 for 0.6 mile, turn right into the Lawrence County Fairgrounds Wide variety of Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Lapidary Equipment & Supplies, Rockhound & Prospecting Supplies, 4-H Project & Science Project Material. Show times are 27th 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, 28th 9:00 am to 6:30 pm & 29th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free Admission. www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

26-28ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, The Eldon Community Center; 309 E. Second Street; Fri. 2 pm-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-3 pm; Admission is Free!; The 14th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Show Theme: Gemstones of the World Featuring: Gemstones, Jewelry, Geodes, Fossils, Minerals, Quartz Crystals, Custom Jewelry by many gifted artists, Cabochons, Gift Items, Demonstrations, Displays, Kids Games, and Prizes. A Special Fluorescent Mineral Display will be back this year with New Material! For More Information: Recorded Info Line: 417-532-4367 

27-27SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Savannah Lapidary Club, Marsh View Senior Living; 7410 Skidaway Road; Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Fri. -; Admission is Free!; Our vendors will have faceted gems, cabochons, slabs, beads, handcrafted jewelry, painted glassware and more. There will also be a demonstration of cabochon cutting, fossil identification and a fluorescent mineral display. Come on down to the coast and make our show part of your visit to Savannah! 

27-28GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreation Committee, Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center; 640 Route 10; Sat. 8:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; The Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show attracts thousands of rock and mineral enthusiasts from across the country each year. The event, known for its scenic location and small-town hospitality, will take place on the weekend of June 27-28, 2015 at the Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center, 640 Route 10 in Gilsum, NH. All monies raised by this event go to community recreation programs. Admission is free, although we do accept donations. This year’s event includes a two special presentations. Saturday, June 27th at 1:00 PM, geologist and collector Nancy Swing will discuss “Rock Hounding in New England.” Swing is a former professor of Geology and Oceanography at the Community College of Rhode Island, has been the featured speaker at the East Coast Gem and Mineral show for the last 14 years, and is a regular at the Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show. Then at 2:00 PM noted rock hound Steve Garza will demonstrate the correct way to break a rock – and let visitors give it their best shot;  Web site: http://www.gilsum.org/rockswap

27-28CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Show, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.,; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 54th Annual Fiesta of Gems show on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. This year the featured gem stone is Quartz Crystals. Admission and parking are free. Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico ,and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. There will be classes throughout the weekend introducing various techniques of jewelry making. Web site: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

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#Gemshows CGMA’S 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and MWF’s 75th Anniversary Convention

May 10, 2015
Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) 
Hosts the 39thAnnual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show and the 75th Anniversary Convention of the 
Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies

Memorial Day Weekend 2015

May 23, Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

May 24, Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

With Special Tours May 22, 23 and 24

DuPage County Fairgrounds

2015 W. Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL

Dig this: Seven Chicago area rock and mineral clubs present one of the Midwest region’s largest shows for rockhounds in tandem with the 75th Anniversary Convention of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies. 

An example of the show stopping Fluorite that the Chicagoland area is known for,
There’s fun galore for the entire family, Memorial Day weekend, May 23 and 24, with more than 30 nationally known dealers, amazing exhibits by museums and private collectors, great educational guest speakers, special tours of the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art and Wheaton College – Home of the Mastodon, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, door prizes, silent auctions, and Kids’ Room. 


Show hours are Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. except wholesale room (requires current state tax ID) open till 3 p.m. Sunday. Shop for rocks, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, handmade jewelry, beads, tools and supplies, books, findings, and more. 

See hands-on demonstrations of jewelry making, geode cracking, gold panning, opal cutting, metal smithing, glass fusing, wire-wrapping, fossil preparation, faceting, and more. Air-conditioned. Food and camping available. 

Free parking. Adults $5, Students (ages 13-17) and seniors (60+) $3, service personnel and children under 13 free.


Special tours:

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmhurst, IL. 2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 2.p.m. Sunday, May 22–24. 220 Cottage Hill Ave. in Wilder Park. Enjoy a 1.5–2 hour tour of this famous “jewel box” displaying gemstone treasures and earth science exhibits, includes a video, a question-and-answer session, and a gallery talk. Museum admission: adults $5, seniors (60+) $4, students and teens  $3, children 7­–12 $2, under age 7 free. Friday is free day at the museum.


Wheaton College – Home of the Mastodon, Dept. of Geology, Wheaton, IL, May 22 and 23. 10:30 a.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday. Meyer Science Center, east entrance, 501 College Ave. In addition to the mastodon display, the college features a small museum area of minerals, fossils, and other geological objects. Of special interest is the greater collection of the late Art Smith, which tour participants will be able to view, as well as other sub-collections not on public display.


Guest speakers:

Saturday, May 23: Larry Phetteplace, Lincoln Intarsia, 10:30 a.m. John Catalani,
            Nautiloids v. Ammonoids, 1 p.m. Scott Sucher, Theories of Grinding and
            Polishing
, 3 p.m.


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Sunday, May 24: Scott Elrick, Snapshot in Time – Geologic Secrets of the Danville,
            Illinois Fossil Forest
, 10:30 a.m. Scott Sucher, New Discoveries about the
            French Blue and the Hope Diamond
, 1 p.m. Dave Carlson, Soft Tissue
            Preservation in Fossils,
3 p.m.

You can find more info at:  http://cgma.squarespace.com/
                                              http://www.chicagorocks.org/
…keep up with the latest updates on their Facebook Page

The clubs of CGMA are Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society (Skokie), West Suburban Lapidary Club (Elmhurst), Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois (ESCONI, Glen Ellyn), South Suburban Earth Science Club (Park Forest), Des Plaines Valley Geological Society (Des Plaines), Elgin Rock Club (Elgin), and Northeast Illinois Gold Prospectors (Mokena).

Founded in 1940 and one of four founders of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS) in 1947, the MWF held its first convention in Chicago. The MWF encompasses 11 states — Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska — and more than 150 clubs, The purpose of the MWF is to promote interest and education in geology, mineralogy, paleontology, archaeology, and lapidary, and to sponsor and provide means of coordinating the work and efforts of groups interested in these fields.

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http://www.chicagorocks.org/

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#Gemshows Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Shows – May 2015

May 4, 2015
The stunning Gem Art of Mike Woodward
http://www.mikewoodwardphotography.com/

May 2015


6-10FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Damian BellGali, Echo Valley Show Place (across from GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd. (across from GLW); Wed. 9 am-5 pm, Thu. 9 am-5 pm, Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Wholesale and retail dealers from around the world selling minerals , fossil, gem, and rough rock; open to the public Sunday hours 9-4pm; contact Damian Bellgali, (678) 852-8273; e-mail: mandybelghali@yahoo.com

7-9LOGAN , UTAH: Annual show; Cache Rock and Gem Club, Bridgerland Applied Tech. School; 1000 West 1400 North; Thu. 10 am-8 pm, Fri. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Admission is Free!; See rocks, minerals, fossils, displays, educational exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations. Over 40 vendors. ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: Wheel of Fortune, Mystery Bags, and Treasure Hunt. For groups of 20 or more, please contact Shawndra at: calandshawn@gmail.com or call (435) 760-1921. FREE ADMISSION!; contact Craig Stewart, 583 Harmony Place, Brigham City, UT 84302, (435) 730-5556; e-mail: candmstewart@msn.com; Web site: cacherockandgemclub.weebly.com/annual-rock-and-gem-show.html

8-10COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

8-10FRANKLIN (28734), NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Carpenter Community Blg; 1288 Georgia Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Rough and finished gemstone and jewelry along with local crafters. Club demos and raffle.; contact Norman Holbert, (828) 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net

8-10COLUMBIA, MISSOURI: Annual show; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club, Knights of Columbus Hall (New Venue); 2515 North Stadium Boulevard; Fri. 12:00 pm-7 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $3.00, Children Under 11 Free; Kidz Mine and Midwest Dealers, geodes, rough rock, cabochons, beads and beaded jewelry, wire wrapping, fossils, mineral specimens, crystals, agates, spheres, faceted gemstones, and handmade silver jewelry, door prize drawings.; contact Deb Booker, 6395 North Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia, MO 65202, (573) 356-5877; Web site: http://www.cmrlc.org

8-10NORCROSS, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society, North Atlanta Trade Center; 1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. Noon-5 PM; Admission is Free; Auction Saturday at 1 PM; lapidary demonstrations; door prizes; open house at our club house to celebrate our club’s 80th birthday. ; contact Shelley Stubbs, (678) 612-7293; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

9-9ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Annual swap meet; Arlington Gem and Mineral Club, Arlington Gem and Mineral Clubhouse; 1408 Gibbons Rd, behind the mosque; Sat. 8 am-1 pm+; Admission is Free; Annual outdoor swap meet with equipment, rock, slabs, cabs, faceting rough and stone, and things lapidary/metalwork related. You never know what will be there. Bring your own tables/awning. Anyone is welcome to set up or come and buy or swap or just check out the club. Cost is free. Setup starts at 7 am. Potluck available at lunch in clubhouse. Call Jack Spinks at 469-515-6358 or email jlspinks@sbcglobal.net for more info. Swap is located at 1408 Gibbons Rd, Arlington, TX—behind the mosque on the Rd to Six Flags. Look for the sign.; contact Jack Spinks, 209 Overlook Dr, Midlothian, TX 76065, (469) 515-6358; e-mail: jlspinks@sbcglobal.net; Web site: agemclub.com

9-9BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap and sale; Franklin County and Cen Penn Rock & Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8:00 am-3:00 pm; Adults $1.00, Seniors $1.00, Students are Free, Children are Free; contact Tom Smith, (717) 532-7204; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

9-10ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem & Mineral Club, Center for the Arts, Escondido; 340 N. Escondido Blvd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3; Gem Identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations as well as educational displays.; contact Gayle Hamilton; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org

9-10BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem & Mineral Club, Gallatin County Fair Grounds; 901 North Black, Building #1; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00 both days, Children 12 & under free; Over 15 dealers; gem, mineral, jewelry and beads. Member and dealer displays, silent auction, grab bags, garnet tables and raffles.; contact Jerry Hancock, P.O. Box 11001, Bozeman, MT 59719; e-mail: Jaegers@bresnan.net; Web site: bozemangemandmineralclub.com

9-10GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club, Inc., Grand Junction, Co.; Two Rivers Concention Center, 1st and Main Sts.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students $1.00, Children are Free; 68th Annual show with 37 dealers, activities for the children, silent auction, door prizes, displays and demonstrations. Free parking at the convention center and lite breakfast and luncheon food is available. Show Chairman: Chuck Duncan Tele: 970/270-8068 Dealer Chairman: Bambi Harmon Tele. 970/245-1414; contact Chuck Duncan

9-10RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children are Free!; Our Golden 50th Year Annual Celebration Gold Panning Educational Displays ; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775) 358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com’

15-17JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Schifferdecker Park; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is free!; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society’s annual outdoor rock swap. Located in historic Schifferdecker Park at the intersection of Joplin’s 7th street and Schiffedecker Ave. Admission is free. To reserve space EMAIL jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net; contact Chris Wiseman, (417) 623-1180; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

15-17SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St.; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com’

15-17SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and EventsCenter; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children under 12 free; Come see thousands of rocks, minerals, and fossils. Lots of great dealers and large selection of club tables for kids and adults! Plus beautiful show cases showing off the wonders of the rock and mineral world!!!; contact Connie Stanton, West Valley, UT 84120, (801) 209-4390; e-mail: connie.inspireddreams@gmail.com; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

15-17SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

16-17MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W., across from Liberty Fair Mall; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24112, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

16-17LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tall Man Rock Chippers, Lake County Fairgrounds; 1900 N 4th; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; free; We have a good variety of vendors, activities for the kids, a silent auction featuring many of the local rocks, good food, club showcases, raffle, and field trips including the Oregon Sunstone. Camping is available onsite. No tailgating.; contact LeRoy Johnson, (541) 947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com.

16-17NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Show and sale; Parma Lapidary Club, Soccer Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6.00, Children under 12, and Scouts in uniform Free!; Demonstrations, Kid’s Corner, Chinese/Silent Auction, Exhibits Free Parking; contact Martha Lamparyk, 1012 Chippewa Street, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-3680; e-mail: jmlampa@gmail.com

16-17WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Show and sale; Wisconsin Geological Society, Muellner Building – Hart Park; 72nd and State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 (two for $5), children free; more than 20 dealers, exhibits, children’s activities, door prizes; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 7721-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

16-17HAMILTON , MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society, First Interstate Center ; 100 Old Corvallis Road , Ravalli County Fairgrounds; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am -4 pm; Admission is Free; May 16 & 17 The Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society presents its annual “Treasures from the Universe” in the First Interstate Center on the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton Montana. Free Admission! Enjoy displays, kids activities, dealers, world class mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, UV display, silent auction, dealers, beads, hands on rock ID, rock equipment, door prizes, Dinosaur display and presentations from the Two Medicine Dinosaur Center. Pancake and sausage breakfast both mornings 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; contact Mike McConnell , 114 North 5th Street , Hamilton, MT 59840, (406) 360-4944; e-mail: micker1949@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bitterrootgms.org

16-17MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds, Mays Landing ; 2641 Cologne Ave; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Annual Spring Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. This show will be held rain or shine. Food is available onsite.; contact Billie Brockhum, (609) 879-1179; Web site: http://capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

16-17LEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Berks Mineralogical Society, Leesport Farmer’s Market Banquet Hall; 312 Gernant’s Church Rd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00; contact James Woodeshick, (484) 338-6738; e-mail: brwoodpile@yahoo.com

16-17PINETOP, ARIZONA: Show and sale; White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Hon-Dah Conference Center; 777 Highway 260; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors 70+ Free, Students 18 and under Free, Children18 and under Free; Member Displays, Raffles, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Children Activities, Dealers, Fluorescents, Dinosaur Exhibit and Demonstrations.; contact Rick Olson, 8276 Tahoe Pl, Show Low, AZ 85901, (928) 251-0949; e-mail: walkaround@earthlink.net; Web site: whitemountain-azrockclub.org

16-17 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Seattle Mineral Market, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave NE, 11705 206th Pl SE; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; FREE ADMISSION~FREE PARKING~FREE MINERALS FOR KIDS Mineral specimens, gem minerals, mineral and mining books, mineral art, and mineral photography. There is a free underground parking area in the library next door, but it closes at 5 PM.; contact Bart Cannon, 1041 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98125, (206) 522-9233; e-mail: cannonmp@comcast.net; Web site: http://www.seattlemineralmarket.com/

16-17HERMISTON, OREGON: Annual Gem and Mineral Show ; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society – Hermiston OR, Hermiston Conference Center; Highway 395 South; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00; contact Mike Filarski, (541) 571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

16-17HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral Society, Ravalli County Fairgrounds; 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Steve Vieth, (406) 381-7597; e-mail: viethsteve88@gmail.com

22-24SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $5 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

22-24SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-24BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center; 2350 Beach Blvd.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5, Children under 10 free; Free Parking; contact Lynn Tate, Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Inc., P.O. Box 10136, Gulfport, MS 39505, (228) 342-2963; e-mail: GulfportGemShow@gmail.com

22-24SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International, Embassy Suite Hotel Ball Room; 7750 Briaridge Drive; Fri. 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children are Free; Fine Jewelry gold and diamond, fine jade selection, large choice of gem, beads and mineral stone, finding & petwer supplies, beading class, fashion jewe lry and gift more.; contact john su, 13337 South Street #633, cerritos, CA 90703, (714) 494-4546; e-mail: egi168@hotmail.com; Web site: www.egishows.com

22-25SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Panhandle rock & gem cub, Riverside Zoo campground ; 1600 S. Beltline Hwy W.; Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE!; Free admission – Public Welcome – Public also invited to attend the rock auction Saturday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Any scout in uniform will receive a free gift. Families with children are welcome and encouraged to attend.; contact Richard Benker, 1730 M. St. , Gering, NE 69341, (308) 436-4697; e-mail: rekneb@charter.net

23-24BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; BCA Minerals, Grace Christian School; Kocher Dr.; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5, Children Free; Southern Vermont Mineral, Gem and Fossil Show at Grace Christian School, 104 Kocher Dr., Bennington, VT. May 23rd and 24th, 2015. Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Adults $5., Children Free. Contact info or vendor form: Bill Cotrofeld, BCA Minerals, PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT. 05252 802-375-6782.; contact Bill Cotrofeld, PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802) 375-6782

23-24SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Sedona Red Rock High School; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00; Vendors from around the region will be offering mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, findings, beads, fossils, cutting material and lapidary equipment. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many amazing prizes to be offered throughout the show. Food will be available for purchase during the show as well. This is a unique event the entire family will enjoy. ; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615

23-24WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Wholesale and retail show; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA), DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 W. Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Seniors age 60+ $3, Students ages 13–17 $13, Children ages 12 and under FREE; 39th Annual Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) Show and 75th Anniversary Convention of the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies hosted by seven Chicagoland area clubs — More than 30 nationally known dealers, amazing exhibits by museums and private collectors, guest speakers, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, door prizes, and Kids’ Room. Wholesale room (requires current state tax ID) open till 3 p.m. Sun. Special tours to Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art and Wheaton College – Home of the Mastodon. Shop for rocks, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, handmade jewelry, beads, tools and supplies, books, findings, and more. See live demonstrations of gold panning, geode cracking, jewelry making, opal cutting, metalsmithing, glass fusing, wire-wrapping, fossil preparation, cabochon making, faceting, and more. Air-conditioned. Food available. Camping. Free parking. ; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (312) 623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagolandgemshow.org

29-31TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission is $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

29-31WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Junior Fair Building; 8514 SR 108; Fri. 12:00 pm-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Children under 12 free; contact Doris Brzezicki, 419 N Broad St, Adrian, MI 49221, (517) 263-1669; e-mail: rychard@tc3net.com; Web site: statelinegms.com

30-30BALTIMORE, , MARYLAND: Annual show; Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society, Ruhl Armory; 1035 York Road, Towson MD; Sat. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; 26th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show Free Admission & plenty of free parking Top Mineral Dealers, Original Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Kids Area, with Kids give-aways. ; contact jim kostka, 906 North St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, (202) 207-5437; Web site: http://www.chesapeakegemandmineral.org/club-show.html


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#Gemshows – Retail & Wholesale – Commercial Shows

April 2, 2015

3-5EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Adults $10, Students $5, Children are Free; 400 vendor booths and 14,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show east of the Mississippi River. The ‘Mindat.org Speaker Series’ will feature presenters from around the world. A huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured in our darkened Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museums). Activities for the kids include sluicing, and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon entry — so they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot section in the middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life. For business-to-business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. ‘Wholesale Only’ section. Entry is $10 for those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are free. Parking is free. The full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Hetaher Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: http://www.NY-NJ-GemShow.com

17-19SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Adults $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

18-19WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children Free; We’re at it again! This fall season, we’re bringing over 35 vendors to Walnut Creek. The Civic Park Community Center in downtown Walnut Creek will be filled with crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry – plus massage, psychic readings, aura photos, and much more. Lots of minerals and fossils for the kids to look at while the parents get a massage and an aura photo. Some will come for a few hours while others will spend the whole weekend. Something for everyone!!; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com


24-26 – HOUSTON, TEXAS – The Houston Fine Mineral Show
The Embassy Suites near The ‪#‎Galleria‬ in ‪#‎Houston‬ is such a nice, nice venue for a ‪#‎mineralshow‬. This is our 7th year in Houston and we are very excited to see all the great world-wide minerals our dealers bring this year.  Put April 24-26th on your calendars. See you soon in Houston!
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24-26VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virgnia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Bo 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

24-26SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children are FREE (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

24-26DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada Plaza-Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

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#Gemshows Club Shows – Open To The Public

April 2, 2015
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April 2015

4-5CHICO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club, Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2335 Fair St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 16) free; “Petrified Wood”: 48 display cases, free specimens for the first 200 children; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969, (530) 877-7324; e-mail: mmpg@att.net

4-5LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Minerals Club, Inc., Lancaster Event Center; 84th and Havelock Ave, Lincoln Room; Sat. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission = $5.00, Children 11 and under free with adult; Adult 2 day PASS $9.00. Dealer Space FULL. Educational Programs daily. Gem Digs Discover the Beauty of Rock. ; contact James Marburger, 334 Locust, Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402) 430-6703; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org

9-11WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club, Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th St. SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-7; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment, books, displays, demonstrations, children’s table; contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Wyoming, MI 49519, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: donvandyke@tm.net; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

10-12ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual Spring Gem, Mineral and Bead Show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, National Guard Armory; 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, cabochon cutting, faceting, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work, 30-minute auctions, kids’ table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badges; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave., Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

10-12HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; British Columbia Lapidary Society, Ag. Rec. Center; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission $ 6, Students $ 2, Children under 6 free; club displays, demos, 25,000 sq. ft., new tailgate sale; contact Cam Bacon, (604) 854-1711; e-mail: showchaircam@yahoo.com

10-12VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral, Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Fri. 10 am.-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm; Admission is Free; Free Parking and admission to museum during show; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

10-12OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society and NFMS, Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairground; 1000 N 1200 W, GPS: 1181 N Fairground Dr ; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $3.00 Donation, Students $1.50 Donation, Children 12 and under and Scouts Free with an Adult; 63rd Gemstone Junction; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Donations: $3.00 Adults, Children 12 and under Free with an Adult, Student $1.50, and Scouts in uniform Free with their Leader. Over 25 Dealers, Displays, Exhibits (competitive and hobbyist), Demonstrations, Geode splitting, Door Prizes, Silent auction. Rocks, Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Gemstones, Equipment, Supplies, Fossils, Wood, Findings, Gold panning, Knapping, and more. For the Young at Heart: Mr. Bones and his Walking Dinosaurs, Grab Bags, Wheel of Fortune, Sapphire screening, and more. Free Parking. ; contact Marie or Les Tryon, (801) 782-5664 or (801) 528-8998

11-12MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; CA State Mineral Museum and Mariposa Club, Mariposa Fairgrounds; Highway 49 and Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10.00-5.00, Sun. 10.00-4.00; Adults $3, Seniors = Free, Students = $2, Children = Free; Includes full access at no extra charge to California State Mining & Mineral Museum on the same property. See the giant Fricot gold nugget back on display this year.; contact Martin Foden, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site: http://www.camineralmuseum.com

11-12YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: 54th Parade of Gems; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club, Central Washington State Fair Grounds; Modern Living Building, 1301 S. Fair Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50, seniors and students $2, children (under 12) free with adult; displays, dealers, rough rock, finished jewelry, specimens, lapidary equipment, demonstrations, cabbing, wire wrapping, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, spin the wheel, grab bags, gold panning; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401; e-mail: marthams@q.com

11-12MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (18 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, fluorescent light shows, door prizes, silent auctions; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

11-12ABILENE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; exhibits, Wheel of Fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry making equipment, beads, crack your own geode, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize drawing; contact Kay H. McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: rockclub.txol.net

11-12JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brockton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Tom Ogden, 96 Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: tandjogden@stny.rr.com

11-12ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave., off Rte.34; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free with adult; minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact Art Doyle; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Web site: newhavenminerlclub.org

11-12POCATELLO , IDAHO: Annual show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society (SEIGMS), Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10588 Fairground Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2.00, Children 12 and under free with adult; contact Larry Manhart, (208) 406-3990; e-mail: Luv2huntrocks@gmail.com

11-12CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds; 305 Wertz Avenue NW; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $1, Children under 6 free; Silent Auctions every 15 minutes, displays, lapidary supplies, kids games, fluorescent mineral display, demonstrations, rock and mineral specimens, jewelry makers, national dealers, gemstones, etc.; contact Elise Dougan; e-mail: donelisedougan@gmail.com

11-12DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club, Veteran’s Community Center; 156 Backwater Road; Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 Free if accompanied by an adult; ; contact LARRY HEATH, 20 Ash Drive, Kingston, NH 03848, (603) 642-8601; e-mail: heathlg@comcast.net; Web site: www.senhmc.org

11-12COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society, Licking County Rock and Mineral Society, Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; 2015 theme: Frozen: Ohio’s Ice Age. Scouts in Uniform and Teachers with a school ID are free. Large children’s area with dozens of educational exhibits, children’s games and educational activities. Special speakers at 1:00 and 3:00 Pm Saturday and 2:00 Pm Sunday. Free specimen ID booth, demonstrations, hourly and grand door prize, case exhibits, silent auction and large dealer variety. ; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Columbus, OH 43085, (614) 436-4511; e-mail: craig.kramer@wowway.com; Web site: www.columbusrockandmineralsociety.org

11-12SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Community Building of Siloam Springs Arkansas; 115 S Mount Olive; Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-4:00pm; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free under 8; Like us on Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

17-19RICKREALL, OREGON: Show, ; Willamette Agate & Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4:30 pm; Adults $2, Children (under 12) free; contact Etheleen Flippo, 503-623-4247; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

17-19ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civic Center; 801 W.Holland Ave. (Hwy.90); Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; FREE Admission!; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 1111`, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 244-9503; e-mail: jbrueske@sbcglobal.net

18-18SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Earleigh Heights VCF Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Hwy.; Sat. 10-5; adults $1, children (under 10) free; “Kids’ Corner”, dealers, fossils, minerals, cabochons, rough rock and slabs, jewelry; contact Donna Madej, 181 Chelsea Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122, (410) 215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Web site: www.patuxentlapidary.org

18-18STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA: Rock swap; Oklahoma State Council of Mineralogical Societies, Couch Park pavillion; 12th Ave & Perkins Road; Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm; Admission is Free; Like us on Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 Whiye Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.oklahomamineralsocieties.org

18-19STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society, Saint Joseph’s College; 278 Whites Bridge Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children are free; Our 32nd Show! Breathtaking, one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, beads, and jewelry from renowned local and international dealers. Hourly door prizes and four exquisite Grand Prizes! Special features for the kids, including educational programs (Magic Rocks, Dinosaurs & Fossils, Amazing Crystals, and Buried Treasures of New England), the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations. Delicious concession stand food as well! This is the biggest show of its type in the State–definitely a must-do event! See our website for more information, including discounts on admission. ; contact Steve Bridge, (207) 893-7953; e-mail: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

18-19PINECREST , FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children Free; MMLG Spring GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL, AND JEWELRY Show at Evelyn Greer Park – just half-a-block off US 1 in Pinecrest – with plenty of free parking. There will be exhibits, demonstrations, displays, raffles, and vendors – as well as educational activities for both children and adults: jewelry-making, grab-bags, gem mining, geode splitting.; contact Sandy Mielke, 2434 Swanson Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, (305) 858.6967; e-mail: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www.miamirockandgem.com

18-19KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free; dealers, demonstrations, silent auction, junior activities, door prizes, displays; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

18-19DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club, Progress City – Lester Building; One College Park; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students under 15 are free , Children are free; The 64th Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show will be April 18-19th at a new location this year! The show will be at the Lester Building in Progress City, north of the campus of Richland Community College, in Decatur, from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, beads, fossils and mineral specimens, along with demonstrations and exhibits. Free activities for kids include a fossil dig and silent auctions will run all weekend. Admission is $5.00, and is good both days. Seniors 59 and up are $3.00 Children under 15 are FREE and military persons in uniform are free. Parking is FREE. For information call 217-233-1164 or cigmc@comcast.net ; contact Tony Kapta, 1483 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521, (217) 233-1164; e-mail: cigmc@comcast.net; Web site: www.cigmc.earthinsync.com

18-19LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Nature and Science, The Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults (12 and over) $5; door prizes, educational demonstrations and lectures, children’s activities; contact Alison Mallin, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail: amallin@northmuseum.org

18-19EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Eau Claire County Expo Center; 5530 Fairview Drive; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Admission is FREE, Free, Free, Free; Kids’ Activities & Crafts – Demonstrations – Shopping – Silent Auction – Fluorescent Mineral Displays – Rock Collections – Rock Spheres Demonstration – Wire Wrap Jewelry – Rock Cutting & Cabbing – Jewelry & Gemstones – Mineral Specimens – Agates & Geodes – Fossils & Petrified Wood – Rock Art & Carvings – Beads & Supplies – Copper & Silver Finds – Crystal & Amethyst – Books & Rough Rock – (Near the corner of I-94 & Highway 93); contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

18-19IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 51st Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = $3.00, Children under 12 free; contact Tom Strong, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (337) 384 6820

18-19SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children Under 12 Free; 60th Annual Show and Festival. 50 dealers, Jewelry, Fossils, Beads, Jade, Petrified Wood, Polished Agate, Kids Area, Demonstrations, Displays, Fluorescent Mineral Tent, Flintknapper, Door Prizes, Diamond Raffle, Gold Panning and much more. $1 off coupon on the website.; contact Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.org

18-19THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Road at Borchard Road; Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission is FREE; 41st Annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems: Fun for all ages with exhibits and sales of gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils, Special youth activities. Lapidary & Jewelry making demonstrations. Silent auction, door prizes, plant sale and snack bar. FREE admission and parking.; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

21-23IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual Kentucky Agate Hunt; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School’s Central Office Gym; 253 Main St.; Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; $10 per day; all-day Kentucky agate hunt, easy- or rough-terrain trips each day; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

24-26IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Agate, Gem & Mineral Show, Estell County School’s Central Office Gym; 253 Main St., (enter at the back of the gym); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, demonstrations, dealers; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

24-26GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem and Geology Club, Josephine County Fairground Pavillion; 1451 Fairground Rd; Fri. 9:00-5:00, Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission is $1.00, Children 11 and under free; Rock, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, door prizes, club sale, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, exhibits, kid’s games and family fun. Friday Admission is FREE Contact: Mary 541-862-2989 or Janet 541-415-1720; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541) 415-1720; e-mail: jmfields88@yahoo.com; Web site: www.roguemandgeology.org

24-26WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $1, children free; “Earth’s Hidden Treasures”: gemstone jewelry, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones, fossils, rocks, minerals, special children’sprograms and events; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com

24-26PORTLAND, OREGON: 58th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Kliever Memorial National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Drive, (just west of the PDX airport between NE Marine Dr. & NE Columbia Blvd.); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; FREE – Donations appreciated!; one free rock for each child. 25 Vendors will be selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, crafts, equipment, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games, Door prizes, Raffle prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Silent auction bargains, Oral auction on Sunday at 1pm. Many Displays and Exhibits. ; contact L. Smith, 503 760 1825; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.Mthoodrockclub.com

25-26TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. Co. Road 25A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; dealers, grab bags, demonstrations, gold panning demonstrations, gem sluice, crystals, jewelry, rocks, fossils, silent auction; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: www.bruknergemandmineralclub.com

25-26ELMA, WASHINGTON: 47th annual Earth’s Treasures Rock and Gem Show; Grays Harbor Gem and Geology Society, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is FREE!; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533 6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

25-26SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: 49th annual show Earth’s Treasures; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Leroy Christensen, (206) 582 2267; e-mail: soundviewathome@comcast.net

25-26CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Semi-annual show; Akron Mineral Society, Summit Lapidary Club, Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; 30 dealers, geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads, findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silversmith work, gold findings, children’s activities, gem tree making, gem mine, kaleidoscope, treasure hunt, demonstrations, gem ID, wire wrapping, cutting and polishing stones, faceting, displays, Ohio flint, member projects, Geo Juniors displays, silent auction, door prizes; contact Joyce Kish, 3014 Clarkmill Rd., Norton, OH 44203, (330) 753-7081; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com

25-26FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJESA;Sterling Mine, Franklin School; 50 Washington Avenue; Sat. 9 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 10 am- 5 pm; Adults $6, Children under 14 free; Outdoor Swap Saturday: 8 am-5pm Sunday 9 am-5 pm Fluorescent and White-Light exhibits Fluorescent mineral dealers; contact Russell Brarens, (973) 421-1045

25-26MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society , Memphis International Agricenter, ; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 p.m; Adults $5.00, Children $2.00; Dealers, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Grand and Hourly door prizes. Kids Area with Rockzone featuring Gem Dig, Geode Bowling, and Rocks Around the Clock. Scouts in uniform Free; contact WC McDaniel, 2-38 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-7706; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com,

25-26SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; Corner Church St. & Center St.; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $5, under 12 free; This 64th annual show features a variety of gift items, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary supplies, tools, and MORE! There will also be Fun and Educational activities for kids as well as adults. Also included, a fluorescent mineral display, treasure wheel, rock painting, silent auction, demonstrations, lectures, and more! Doors open at 10 am. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult as well as Scouts in uniform. Please visit www.scmgs.org for more information.; contact Show Chair, PO BOX 343, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; Web site: www.scmgs.org

25-26FORT DODGE, IOWA: Annual show; River Valley Rockhounds Inc, Iowa Central Community College East Campus; 2031 Quail Ave., east edge of Fort Dodge; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Adults $1, $2 family; displays, dealers, door prizes, free samples for kids; contact Robert Wolf, 3521 10th Ave. North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515) 955-2818; e-mail: midnightwriter@frontiernet.net

25-26LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Lancaster High School; 44701 32nd St West; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Free parking, unique shopping, children’s activities & silent auction; contact C.J. Quitoriano, (661) 209-9092; Web site: http://avgem.weebly.com/

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#Gemshows Contra Costa Crystal Fair – April 18-19, 2015

April 2, 2015
$2.00 OFF Admission with this email 
THE CRYSTAL FAIR IS COMING SOON
Subject:  Contra Costa Crystal Fair
Date: April 18-19, 2015
Location: Civic Park Community Center
                1375 Civic Drive @ Broadway
                Walnut Creek
Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm;  Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: $8 (good for both days)   (under 12 free) and free parking.
The CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 30 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes:  Nan Olsen’s Altar Space,  Crystal Clan from Mt Shasta,  My Crystal Visions,  Got Aura,  Back Basics Massage,   Barbara LaRocca,   Caravan of Dreams,  Buddha Gems & Minerals, Sacred Earth Alchemy,   Redstone Minerals,  Sirius Galactic Council, The Stone Muse,  Sharon Sampsel,  EMF Healthy,  Celestial Spring,  Royal Oil,  Serenity Jewelry by Jori,  Osho Readings by Lynda,  Burning Feather,  Mbec Stones & Crystals,  The Epic Human Project,  Enchanted Creative Jewelry,  Holy Land Gifts,  The Good Medicine Shop,  Filosophy,  Crystal Junction,  Goddess Rises,  Bay Area Home Solar Panel,  Intuitive Way,  Tarot Guide – Readings by Mark,  Ignite & evolve Intuitive Life Coach,  Rare Earth Minerals & Gems,  Beyond Chiropractic, & Everything Tibetan.  Coffees provided by Bombay Nick’s Chai Bar and food by the company 
Very Tasty.     
 
For directions and more details, go to www.crystalfair.com
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#GEMSHOWS MARCH 2015 – INDUSTRY TRADESHOWS

March 2, 2015

Australian Jewellery Fair Gold Coast (Public)
Saturday,28 Feb 2015 To Sunday,01 Mar 2015

The largest qualified audience of Australia’s Jewellery retailers, all in one place and at one time. Meet your market face to face and increase sales.
http://www.fairevents.com.au/

Jewellers Association Australia/Fair Events
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre,Queensland



HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond Gem & Pearl Fair (Public)
Monday,02 Mar 2015 To Friday,06 Mar 2015

More Glamour and Glitter in March 2015 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show together to uncover every facet of the jewellery industry
http://www.hktdc.com/

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Asia World ExpoHong Kong


15th AJWEX 2015 (Public)
Monday,02 Mar 2015 To Saturday,07 Mar 2015

Al Bader Est. is an active member of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce, and work under the supervision of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC). In Deploying its plans and role in the Exhibition Field, in year 2000 the company organized its first and successful specialized exhibition – Al Ain International Jewelry and Watches Exhibition (AJWEX) – in Al Ain Intercontinental Hotel.
http://www.bader.ae/

Al Bader Exhibition Organizers
Wedding Hall, Al Khubaisi, Al Ain CityAbu Dhabi
United Arab Emrites


Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair – March (Public)







Tuesday,03 Mar 2015 To Friday,06 Mar 2015
The March edition of Asia’s Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair (3FJ) is the perfect marketplace to launch or source your latest Autumn/Winter collections. The steady growth in the number of exhibitors since its launch in 2007 attests to the strong industry support and the show’s growing popularity. Grab this chance to meet quality buyers and explore new business opportunities. Join us at 3FJ from 3 to 6 March 2015 at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong.
http://exhibitions.asiafja.com

Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia Ltd.
AsiaWorld – Expo,Hong Kong

HK International Jewellery Show Wed,04 Mar 2015 To Sunday,08 Mar 2015


Organised by the HKTDC and held at the HKCEC, the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show offers a wide range of finished jewellery to buyers from all over the world, including silver, jade and antique jewellery. The show also features watches & clocks, jewellery accessories, jewellery display and packaging materials and jewellery tools & equipment.
http://www.hktdc.com/en-buyer/

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre , 
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance),
Hong Kong



Istanbul Jewellery Show (Public)Thursday,12 Mar 2015 To Sunday,15 Mar 2015

Istanbul Jewelry Show is used to be a comprehensive marketplace for international jewelry community and professionals. The ever growing number of participants and attendants accompanied with the value added trade show services have created a unique business environment in one of the fastest developing regions of the world.





http://www.istanbuljewelleryshow.com/

UBM Rotaforte Int’l Trade Fairs Inc.
Istanbul Expo Center (CNR Expo)Istanbul
Turkey

BASELWORLD 2015 The World Watch & Jewellery Show (Public)

Thursday,19 Mar 2015 To Thursday,26 Mar 2015
As the microcosm of the watch and jewellery industry, Baselworld is the focal point of the industry, where all players of the industry showcase their creations and innovations. The show attracts everyone from designers and purchasers, to the global press and consumers who wish to feel the pulse of this fascinating world, be inspired and share in this amazing experience.
http://www.baselworld.com/

MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., 

BASELWORLDMesse Basel, Messe Platz,
Basel


11th GJIIE -2015 (Public)
Friday,20 Mar 2015 To Sunday,22 Mar 2015

Fine Finished Jewellery, Gemstones Manufacturers, Pearls Manufacturers, Diamonds Manufacturers, Silver Jewellery Manufacturers, Machinery and Equipment, Software and Allied Products, Packaging and Display, Related Product and Services, Hallmarkers, Assayers, Publications,Websites




Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association (MJDMA)
Chennai Trade CentreChennai
Tamil Nadu

Jewellery & Gem Fair – Europe (Public)Sunday,22 Mar 2015 To Wednesday,25 Mar 2015

Jewellery & Gem Fair – Europe (JGF Europe) will be held in Messe Freiburg, Germany, from 22 to 25 March 2015. The fair is organized by UBM Asia, the organizer behind the world’s number one fine jewellery event – the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. At JGF Europe, buyers can expect to source from 550 quality suppliers from across the globe.
http://jgf-europe.com/

UBM Asia Ltd.
Messe Freiburg, 



Europaplatz 1, 79108,
Freiburg
Germany


JAA Australian Jewellery Fair Brisbane (Public)
Wednesday,25 Mar 2015 To Thursday,26 Mar 2015

The JAA is proud to promote the highest standards and ethics within the Australian jewellery industry and encourages consumers to shop with confidence where they see the JAA member sign. In the event of a dispute, the JAA also has a nationwide system of dealing with customer complaints – including a JAA Information Hotline, freecall 1800 657 762, which allows consumers to obtain information and assistance.
http://www.jaa.com.au/

Expertise Events
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 


South Bank
Brisbane

38th MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show (Public)Tuesday,31 Mar 2015 To Saturday,04 Apr 2015

The MidEast Watch & Jewellery Show is the largest showcase of its kind in the region featuring jewellery creations from jewelers and retailers who are known the world over for their designs, craftsmanship and superior quality.http://www.mideastjewellery.com/

Expo Centre Sharjah,Sharjah
United Arab Emirates
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If it is Spring it must be Hong Kong!!! Hong Kong Int’l Jewellery Show AND Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show

March 2, 2015
From Press Release via Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)


Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkdgp

International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Opens

Jewellery Show to Get Underway On Wednesday 

The second edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem Pearl Show opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) with a record number of exhibitors, three new group pavilions and a debut zone dedicated to precious pearls. The fair, which continues through 6 March, was, until last year, part of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show which opens on Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

“Building on the success of the inaugural ‘two shows, two venues’ format introduced last year, this Show returns with another dazzling array of precious stones, pearls and raw materials here at the AsiaWorld-Expo,” said Benedict Sin, Jewellery Advisory Committee Chairman of event organiser the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

Pavilions Of BlingThe Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show features 20 group pavilions including new group pavilions from Australia, Colombia and Pakistan. Returning to the event this year are five trade pavilions: Antwerp World Diamond Centre, International Colored Gemstone Association, Japan Pearl Exporters’ Association, Israel Diamond Institute and New York Diamond Dealers Club.

Oceans Of BeautyNew to the show this year is the Treasures of Ocean zone showcasing exquisite pearls. The Hall of Fine Diamonds returns with more than 50 exhibitors showcasing fine carat-size diamonds, while the Treasures of Nature zone is dedicated to rare precious stones.
Trade InsightsBuyer forums, networking events and seminars are being held throughout the fair period. They include today’s “Buyer Forum: The Latest Development and Opportunities in the Emerging Market and the Chinese Mainland Jewellery Industries”, a seminar on “Progress in Diamond Treatments, Synthetics and the Challenges in Identification” (4 March) and “A Year in the Field through the Lens of a Gemologist” (5 March) featuring Vincent Pardieu, Senior Manager of Field Gemology, at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Vincent Pardieu collected samples on the ground at Maninge Nice under the supervision of Gemfields’ security guards. Photo by Andrew Lucas/GIA
Myanmar Accord During the opening day of the event, the HKTDC and the Ministry of Commerce, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar will sign a Cooperation Agreement. The accord promotes bilateral trade cooperation and facilitates the Ministry of Commerce to bring exhibitors from Myanmar to selected HKTDC fairs to promote their products to the international market.

Mega MarketplaceMore than 1,800 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions are taking part in the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show. When the Jewellery Show opens on 4 March, the world’s largest jewellery marketplace will be formed with a total of more than 4,360 exhibitors from 52 countries and regions.

In 2014, the value of Hong Kong exports of pearls, precious & semi-precious stones amounted to US$16.6 billion, an 11.9 per cent increase compared to the previous year. 

About the HKTDCA statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.
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