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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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


Show Dates and information via Rock & Gem 

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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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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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#Gemshows MARCH 2015 – Gem & Mineral Shows – Retail & Wholesale

February 25, 2015
February 2015-March 2015

27-1COSTA 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


28-1JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society, State Fairgrounds; Trade Mart Building; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $3; gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, books, lapidary tools, free demonstrations, cutting, faceting, jewelry making, flint knapping, wire wrapping, kids’ activities and educational exhibits; contact Ricky Odum, Jr., (601) 750-8765; e-mail: rickyhalffeather@icoud.com; Web site: http://missgems.org


28-1SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com


28-1VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Faairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; “Spring Bling”: jewelry, beads, necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, Kids’ Corner activities; contact Dan Wolke, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94590, (707) 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.vjgems.org


28-1ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: 2015 Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show; East KingCo Rock Club, Pickering Barn; 1730 10 Avenue NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is FREE; contact Norma McDonald, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073; e-mail: Kev1123@HotMail.com


28-1PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem and Mineral Seciety , Ollie Liner Center; South Business I-27; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children $1.00; contact Charles Mooney, 1406 Joiet St, Plainview, TX 79072, (806) 292-8359; e-mail: charlesmooney@gmail.com

March 2015


1-1EVANSTON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Ayla’s Wonderful World of Beads, Hilton Garden Inn; 1818 Maple Ave.; Sun. 10am-4pm; Adult Admission $4; All kinds of beads will be available, including gemstones, freshwater pearls, crystals, handmade glass beads, and beautiful jewelry.; contact Ayla Pizzo, 1511 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 847-328-4040; e-mail: info@aylasoriginals.com; Web site: www.aylasoriginals.com


6-7COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Colville Fairgrounds Ag Building; 317 West Astor; Fri. 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bill Allen, (509) 935-8779; e-mail: sago@theofficenet.com


6-8DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; 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


6-8NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6.00 3 day pass, Children 13>


6-8RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne County Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students $1, children (under 7) and Scouts and leaders in uniform free; jewelry, minerals, fossils, displays, demonstrators, silent auction, children’s activities; contact John LaMont, 1271 Fairfield Ave., Brookville, IN 47012, (765) 647-4894 or (937) 339-1966


6-8LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society, Minnreg Hall; 6340 126th Ave. No.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students with ID $4; contact Bill Schmidt, SGAMS, PO Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727) 822-8279; e-mail: SGAMSgemshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.sgams.com


6-8RICHMOND, INDIANA: Annual show; Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:0 0am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $1.00, Children Under 7 FREE; Raffle-27″ Amethyst cathedral; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: eiggs.weebly.com


6-9ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, Arboretum Botanic Gardens; 201 S. Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Arboretum admission: adults $9, seniors and students $7, children $4; more than 15 dealers, beads, lapidary, jewelry, minerals, rocks, raffle, grab bags, treasure wheel, geodes, silent auction, kids’ corner; contact Rudy Lopez, (626) 351-6283; e-mail: rclopez002@verizon.net; Web site: www.moroks.com


7-7BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Festival; Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) , BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center; 10503 N. Oak Hills Pkwy.; Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Adulst $5.00, Children $4.00; Rockin’ at the Swamp Join us to explore the exciting world of rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils. Add to your rock collection or find some unique gift items at our Rockhound Market. Try your skill scaling our rock climbing wall. Learn to identify different rocks and minerals and make your own take-home identification card on our Treasure Trail. Experience the excitement of the gold rush while hunting for iron pyrite in our “Gold Mine”. Make a Pet Rock or paint your own Rock Python or Stone Turtle in our craft corner. Explore ancient life forms in the Fossil Quarry. This is one rockin’ day of fun highlighting geology and earth science. ; contact Claire Coco, (225) 413-5355; e-mail: ccoco@brec.org; Web site: www.brec.org/swamp


7-8NEWARK, DELAWARE: Annual show; Delaware Mineralogical Society, Delaware Technical & Community College- Stanton Campus; 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, students (12-16) $4, children (under 12) free with adult; educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, regional and university museum displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations, gem cutting and polishing, children’s table, inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens; contact Gene Hartsteiin, 9 Verbena Dr., Newark, DE 19711; e-mail: gene@fossilnut.com; Web site: www.delminsociety.org


7-8CALDWELL, IDAHO: Annual show; Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society, O’Conner Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (11 and under) free with adult; dealers, demonstrators, door prizes, grand prize, showcases, black light display, silent auction, Wheel of Gems, sand dig, grab bags; contact Susan Beattie, 104 N. Poplar St., Nampa, ID 83651; Web site: www.owyheerocks.com


7-8VENTURA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Ventura Gem & Mineral Society, Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gem, mineral, fossil and lapidary exhibits, 15 dealers, jewelry art demonstrations, silent auctions, raffle, kids’ activities, white elephant country store and plant sale; contact Krishna Juarez, PO Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805) 323-6725; e-mail: info@VGMS.org; Web site: www.vgms.org

7-8PASADENA, TEXAS: Annual show; Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society, Pasadena Convention Center; 7902 Fairmont Parkway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $7.00, Students $3.00, Children are Free; This is the 40th annual show! Come see a moon rock and an interactive space walk suit from NASA. We have scouts and children’s activities, demonstrations, exhibits and the ever popular Gem Mine for miners of all ages.; contact Sara Chelette, P.O. Box 891533, Houston, TX 77289, (281) 507-1622; e-mail: temp2@mflan.com; Web site: www.clgms.org


7-8ROBSTOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd; Sat. 10:OO AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $5.00 for a 2 day pass, Children 12 & under free with adults; Scouts in uniform free: hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, raffle, touch table, mineral & gem identification, demonstrations, 20 + case exhibits, silent auction, kids wheel of rocks, 25 + dealers, fluorescent case, rocks, minerals, fossils, slabs, cabs, rough, gemstone jewelry, tools equipment, books, geodes. handmade jewelry, amber, agates, petrified wood, and much more. ; contact Linda Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78415, (361) 877-5820; e-mail: lsimp@swbell.net; Web site: www.gcgms.org


7-8ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Monrovia Rockhounds, Los Angeles Arboretum Botanic Gardens; 201 S. Baldwin Ave; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; Admission $9, Seniors $7, Students $7, Children $4; More than 15 dealers, beads, lapidary, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, raffle, grab bags, treasure wheel, geodes.; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail: joannaritchey@gmail.com; Web site: www.moroks.com


7-8BIG SPRING, TEXAS: Annual show; Big Spring Prospectors Club, Howard County Fair Barn; Big Spring Rodeo Grounds; Sat. 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 P.M; Admission Free; contact Lola Lamb, 2200 Cecilia, Big Spring, TX 79720, (243) 263-3340; e-mail: lolabellelamb@yahoo.com


12-15DEMING, NEW MEXICO: 50th Annual Rockhound Roundup Gem & Mineral Show; Deming Gem & Mineral Society, SWNM State Fairgrounds; 4100 Raymond Reed Blvd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 100 dealers, rough rock, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, rock-related items, lapidary tools, supplies and equipment, educational demonstrations, children’s activities, displays, silent auctions, live auction, drawings, Spinning Wheel, guided field trips; contact Marilyn Page, PO Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 544-9019; e-mail: thedgms@gmail.com; Web site: www.thedgms.com


13-15KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Greater Kansas City Association of Earth Science Clubs, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr; Fri. 9 AM-8 PM, Sat. 10 AM-7 PM, Sun. 10 AM-5 PM; Admission $6, Children 5-12 $3; 0-4 Free; 70+ Retail and wholesale dealers; swap; educational exhibits and lectures; benefit auction. ; contact Bruce Stinemetz, 2706 S Cherokee, Independence, MO 64055, (816) 795-5159; e-mail: kcgsinfo@yahoo.com; ; Web site: www.kcgemshow.org or www.gemshowkc.org.


13-15PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton 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


13-15VICTORVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 39th annual ; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Stoddard Wells Tailgate; I-15 Exit 157, Stoddard Wells Rd., 11 miles NE of I-15; Daily 8-5; free admission; outdoor event, Saturday field trip for tri-colored marble, silent auctions Saturday and Sunday, more than 50 dealers, rough, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, fossils; contact Brett Ward, 15555 Main St., #D4, PMB 214, Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 954-4323; e-mail: bretts88@verizon.net; Web site: vvgmc.org


13-15HILLSBORO, OREGON: Annual show; Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club, Hillsboro Fair Plex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $1, Children 12 and under Free; contact Walt Butler, PO Box 641, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: Waltercbutler@comcast.net


13-15FOREST HILL, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International, City of Forest Hill Grand Ball Room; 3219 California Parkway; 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 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


14-14SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 66th Annual Silent Auction; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter’s United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie Ave. (across the street from the public library on Oakton); Sat. 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; Admission is Free; Bring the entire family. Rockhounds of all ages bid on rocks, crystals, minerals, fossils, handmade jewelry, lapidary treasures, books, magazines and more to add to their collections. Doors open to the public at 6 p.m.; first table closes at 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission and parking. ; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org


14-15FILER, IDAHO: 64th Annual Gem Show; Magic Valley Gem Club, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; Merchant Bldg. #1, 215 Fair Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (under 12) with an adult free; contact Shirley Metts, 550 Main St. S., Kimberly, ID 83341, (208) 423-4827; e-mail: imetts@centurylink.net


14-15SAN MARINO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pasadena Lapidary Society, San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; member displays, demonstrations, jewelry making, carving, dealers, minerals, rough material, jewelry, gems, collectibles; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239


14-15CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; The North Jersey Mineralogical Society, Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Rd.; Daily 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, children (under 12) free; more than 25 dealers, minerals, fossils, crystals, lapidary rough, jewelry, free specimens for kids; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail: buckwood4@yahoo.com; Web site: nojms.webs.com


14-15WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Kettle Moraine Geological Society, Waukesha County Expo Center; 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; agates, minerals, gems, fossils, cabochons, Native American artifacts, geology and Earth history displays, educational speakers, demonstrations, club sales, mineral and gem dealers, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, fluorescence; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072; e-mail: rosenber.w@sbcglobal.net; Web site: kmgsrocks.com


14-15SPRECKELS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Salinas Valley Rock & Gem, Spreckels Vets Memorial Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $2.00; contact Teri Beck, (831) 679-2896; Web site: salinasrockandgem.com


14-15SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; SAN ANTONIO GEM AND MINERAL SOCIETY, SAN ANTONIO TEXAS; 8111 MEADOW LEAF DR [CORNER OF I-410 WEST AND MARBACH; Sat. 10AM-6PM, Sun. 10AM-4PM; Admission $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children $1; 54TH ANNUAL FIESTA OF GEMS; contact ROBERT BOWIE, (21O) 860 2830; e-mail: krbotx@gvtc.com; Web site: www.swgemandmineral.org


14-15KALISPELL, MONTANA: Annual show; NW Montana Rock Chucks, Flathead County Fairgrounds; 265 North Meridian Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $1.00, Children Free; contact Kathy Fager, PO Box 5541, Kalispell, MT 59903; e-mail: babcockk@montanasky.net


14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mother Lode Mineral Rock & Gem Show, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Under 12 free with adult; Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show! FAMILY EVENT Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Fluorescents and more! Learn to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones from our demonstrators. Children’s Activities including making your own bracelet, and carving soapstone. We also have a HUGE fluorescent display tent. There are over 40 dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads & supplies. We have much, much more… We would love to have you visit our show! See our website for more info and pictures! ; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, CA, (209) 524-3494; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com


14-15COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC, Mingus Union High School; 1801 East Fir Street; 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 crystals, mineral specimens, jewelry, gemstones, rough rock, fossils, and beads. Food and raffles will be available during the show.; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com


14-15TURLOCK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; The Mother Lode Mineral Society of California, Stanislaus Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6, Children 12 & under free with adults; Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show! FAMILY EVENT Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Fluorescents and more! Learn to make beautiful jewelry out of natural rocks and gemstones from our demonstrators. Children’s Activities including making your own bracelet, and carving soapstone. We also have a HUGE fluorescent display tent. There are over 40 dealers selling rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads & supplies. We have much, much more… We would love to have you visit our show! See our website for more info and pictures! ; contact Bud & Terry McMillin, CA, (209) 368-2797; e-mail: bud.mcmillin.b7yj@statefarm.com; Web site: www.turlockgemshow.com


14-15OLD BETHPAGE, NEW YORK: Annual show; Island Rock Hounds, Old Beyhpage Restoration Village; 1307 Round Swamp Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults = $6 two day, or $7 daily, Children 12 & under free; We specialize in children’s activities encouraging interest in geology and related sciences.; contact nancy colburn, 9 northcote road, westbury, NY 11590, (516) 334 4398; e-mail: nileda55@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Islandrockhoynds.org


20-22TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Tacoma Dome; 2727 E D St; 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


20-22ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association, Camp Stephens; Clayton Road; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission Free; Numerous vendors offering gems, minerals and fossils from North Carolina and around the world. ; contact Richard Jacquot, POB 542, Leicester, NC 28748, (828) 779-4501; e-mail: rick@wncrocks.com; Web site: www.americanrockhound.com


20-22JACKSON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Gem & Mineral Society, Jackson County Fairgrounds – American 1 Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 5) free; kids’ activities, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrators, exhibits, displays, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle; contact Sally Hoskin, (517) 522-3396; e-mail: saltoosal2@yahoo.com; Web site: mgmsrockclub.com


20-22ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Abq. Gem & Mineral Club, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am -6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $3, Children Free under 13; Friday is Dollar Day! 54 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, lapidary, equipment, tools, door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, junior table, live wolf & mineral ID. NM State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts Center, enter Gate 3 at San Pedro and Copper. ; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: agmc.info


20-22PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; 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, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demos. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


20-22ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club, NM State Fairgrounds, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10 am-6 pm , Sat. 10 am -6 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm ; 3.00, Free under 13; 46th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Expo. Admission $3, Friday is Dollar Day, Kids under 13 are free. Enter gate 3 at 300 San Pedro NE and Copper, Creative Arts Center at the NM State Fairgrounds (Expo NM). 50 dealers, door prizes, raffle, silent auction, junior table, live wolf, display cases, mineral ID, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools, equipment. Contact: Paul Hlava, 505-265-4178, Web site: agmc.info; contact Paul Hlava, PO Box 13718, Albuquerque, NM 87192, 505-265-4178; e-mail: paulhlava@q.com; Web site: agmc.info


20-22SPANISH FORK, UTAH: Annual show; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society, Spanish Fork, Utah, Fair Grounds in the Indoor Tennis Court ; 475 South Main, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, Indoor Tennis Court; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Free; 56th “Spring Parade of Gems”; Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 S. Main; Free Admission; displays, dealers, jewelry, fossils, equipment, Mr. Bones, door prizes, touch table, rock sales, silent auction, rocks in the rough, minerals, lapidary equipment, Junior Club Booth, kids’ grab bags, Wheel of Fortune, instruction on polishing cabochons. Demonstrations, faceting, flint napping, wire wrapping, beading, fluorescent mineral display. Contact Aaron Mcknight timprocks1@gmail.com. Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com; contact Keith Fackrell, 2295 E 700 S, Springville, UT 84663, (801) 592-0410; e-mail: krfackrell@gmail.com; Web site: www.timprocks.weebly.com


20-22DOSWELL, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Meadow Event Park; 13191 Dawn Blvd.; Fri. 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 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


20-22ROME, GEORGIA: Annual show; Rome Georgia Mineral Society, The Forum; 301 Tribune St.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Free Admission! Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Meteorites, Jewelry, and Crystals for Sale. Lapidary rough. Free Mineral and Fossil ID, Door Prizes, and Exhibits! Free registration for grand prize – Amethyst and Calcite from Brazil!; contact Jose Santamaria, 311 E 4TH St., Rome, GA 30161; e-mail: rogams.show@gmail.com; Web site: http://rogams.wordpress.com/gem-and-mineral-show/


21-22WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; ESCONI, DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Road, 60187; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission Free; The Esconi 2015 Gem, Mineral and Fossil show will be running on March 21st & 22nd, at the Dupage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester, Wheaton, IL. The show will feature gem, jewelry, fossil & mineral dealers, live & silent auctions, craft demonstrations, book sales, kid’s corner and geode cracking. Children under the age of 16 can receive a free geode at the geode booth! More information on the show is available at www.esconi.com. ; contact Jeff Lord, (224) 231 7301; e-mail: jlord83@yahoo.com; Web site: www.esconi.org


21-22LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club, Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Keith Olivas, PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 622-9440; e-mail: georgersilva@sbcglobal.net


21-22PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON: Annual show; City of Port Angeles, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission Free, Children Free; Free rocks for the kids while supplies last, over 30 vendors selling rough & polished rocks, gemstones, fossils, beads, slabs, carvings, crystals, mineral, Uruguay amethyst geodes, shells, jewelry, wire wrapping, woodworking, cabochons, equipment, and much more! Free door prize.; contact Cindy Kochanek, 308 East 4th Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362, (360) 417-4550; e-mail: ckochane@cityofpa.us; Web site: www.cityofpa.us


21-22GAITHERSBURG, MARYLAND: Annual show; The Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, Maryland, Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sun. 11:00am-5:00pm; Admission $6.00, Children Free; Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc. 51st Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Gaithersburg, Maryland March 21 & 22, 2015. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. Enjoy demonstrations, over 40 exhibits, raffle, door prizes, free workshop, free specimens for kids, and/or get more information about specimens from your own collection. Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kid’s mini-mines! ; contact Jim Kostka, 906 North St NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, (202) 207-5437; e-mail: jkostka@juno.com; Web site: http://www.glmsmc.com/show.shtml


21-22SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club, Lake City Community Center; 12531 28th Ave. NE; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Many junior activities, demonstrations, club member displays, the best grab bags, Rockosaurus rides, Rockhound Dinner, dealers, door prizes, and more! Food trucks will be standing by!; contact Susan Gardner, (425) 483-2295; Web site: www.NorthSeattleRockClub.org


21-22CHAMBERSBURG, PA 17201, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Inc., Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Road ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $5.00, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; Jewelry- Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Displays-Demonstrations – Door Prizes ; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro,, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: mlmo@innernet.net


21-22MISSOULA, MONTANA: 21st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show = Gems of Montana; Hellgate Mineral Society, Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve Street, 406 532 5300; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $2.00, under 14 free; contact Bob Riggs, 14 Holiday Lane, Missoula, MT 59801, (406) 543-3667


21-22MISSOULA, MONTANA: Annual show; Hellgate Mineral Society, Missoula Hilton Garden Inn; 3720 North Reserve Street; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children are Free; contact Bob Riggs, Missoula, MT, (406) 543-3667; e-mail: boblr@bresnan.net; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hellgate-Mineral-Society


27-28ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral and Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; 1710 N Broadway; Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 9am-5pm; Admission is FREE; The show will feature various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary and jewelry. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held hourly. Special Kids’ Events: Fossil Dig, also The Petting Zoo. Dealers from the surrounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, & Texas).; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: http://www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm


27-28ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; N.E. corner of intersection of St. Hwy. 99 (U.S. 377) and Richardson Bypass (St. Hwy 1 & 3E); Fri. 8 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE; The show will feature various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and club members will be held hourly. Special kids events: Fossil dig and a petting zoo. Dealers from the sounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas). Admission is FREE; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: http://www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm


27-29SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 56th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show; Rock Rollers Club of Spokane, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; N. 604 Havana, at Broadway; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and military $5, children (12 & under) free; the incredible lapidary artistry of Olive Cohour, more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, gemstones, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact David Rapp, (509) 891-6533; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org


27-29SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; 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


27-29INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg.; 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 for 3 days, 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, Western jewelry; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com


27-29HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: 45th Annual Unifour Show and 2015 Eastern Federation Convention; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE, I-40, Exit 125; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and children free; dealers, exhibits, hourly door prizes, hands-on children’s activities, cabbing, faceting and wire wrapping demonstrations, “Somewhere in the Rainbow” exhibit; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com; Web site: cvgmc.org/


27-29HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc, Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Dr; Fri. 12 pm/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 local rock & gem societies; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com


27-29LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, The Ranch; Larimer County Fairgrounds, Thomas M. McKee Building; Fri. 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $4/day, $7/3-day, Students12-18 w/id $1, Children Free with adult; This year’s exhibits feature Colorado Minerals. Metro State University will host a hands-on rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, mineral specimen grab bag sales, children’s activity table, demonstrations and the silent auction are ongoing. Gem and mineral dealers sell everything from rockhounding equipment and ore-grade specimens to fine jewelry and stone beads. ; contact Dave Halliburton, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org


28-28MIDDLEBORO, MASSACHUSETTS: auction; Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club, Inc., Mitchell Memorial Club; 29 Elm St., corner Elm St. & Rt. 44; Sat. 10:30 AM-3:30 PM; Admission Free; Auction is Saturday, March 28, 2015; contact Jim Gaudet, 67 Benson St., Middleboro, MA 02346, (508) 946-0558; e-mail: rocks2gems@verizon.net; Web site: SEMMC.com


28-29PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, The Philadelphia Paleontological Society, LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) $1; special exhibits by the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Leidy Microscopical Society, fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, fossil dig, Kids’ Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting Merit Badge information; contact Karenne Snow, (609) 353-4101; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org


28-29CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society, Hawkeye Downs; 400 6th St. SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $3, students $1, children and groups with adult leader free; educational programs, silent auctions, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, kids’ activities, gem sluice, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, tools, equipment, lapidary supplies; contact Marv Houg, (319) 364-2868; e-mail: m_houg@yahoo.com; Web site: www.cedarvalleyrockclub.org


28-29ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club, Diamond Canyon School; 40004 N. Liberty Bell Way; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $2.00, Children under 12 free; 30 dealers; gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry,beads, wire trapping, geodes, raffles, kids events; contact Ed Winbourne, (623) 444 4634; e-mail: ewinbourne@gmail.com


28-29SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club, Athens Twp. Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children (under 8) free; museum displays, kids’ activities, geode cutting, UV program, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail: uvbob@epix.net; Web site: www.chehannarocks.com


28-29ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 53rd Annual Show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society, Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd. (off Washington), four buildings, plus outside grounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site), seniors $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; educational activities, kids’ “Education Station”, exhibits, more than 50 dealers, crystals, fossils, minerals, beads, gemstones, gold panning, mining equipment, meteorites, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, lapidary demonstrations, silent auctions, free mineral and gem ID, raffle prizes, door prizes, lapidary shop open house, rain or shine; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, (916) 216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: www.rockrollers.com


28-29SWEET HOME, OREGON: 67th Annual Gem and Mineral show ; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission .50 ¢; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Sweet Home, OR 97355, (541) 451 2740


28-29NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; 1 Atwood Dr.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult, Scouts in uniform free; more than 19 dealers, minerals, crystals, jewelry, gems, lapidary, free exhibits, free mineral specimen for children; contact Lee Champigny, (413) 320-9741; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com or www.cvmineralclub.org


28-29DOTHAN, ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission is Free; Minerals, rocks, fossils, jewelry. Kids’ activities. Door Prizes. Silent Auction. Fun for the whole family. Free admission and free parking. ; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.net; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com


28-29BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 54th Annual Rock & Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club, Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is Free; Show includes gold panning and lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent show, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club sales and dealers. Also door prizes, scholarship raffle, silent auction, exhibits, food service, special activities for kids, and more; contact Tracy Jackson, (360) 366-0576; e-mail: tracyljackson@comcast.net; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org


28-29DOTHAN , ALABAMA: Annual show; Dothan Gem and Mineral Club, Houston County Farm Center; 1701 East Cottonwood Road; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry. Kids’ activities. Silent Auction. Door Prizes. Free Admission. Free Parking.; contact Jeff DeRoche, 121 W. Crawford St., Dothan, AL 36301, (334) 673-3554; e-mail: arlambert@comcast.com; Web site: www.wiregrassrockhounds.com


28-29PORTLAND, OREGON: Retail show; SW WA Gold Prospectors, Portland EXPO Center; 2060 North Marine Drive; Sat. 8 am-4 pm, Sun. 8 am-4 pm; Admission is $10, Children are free; GPAA GOLD AND TREASURE SHOW! The only Gold and Treasure Show in the Pacific Northwest for 2015. Fun for the Whole Family! Meet and Talk to Guest Celebrity Prospectors from Alaska! Thousands of Dollars in Prizes including a drawing each day for a free prospecting trip to Alaska, Learn! Explore! Shop! Seminars daily! Learn to Pan!; contact Randy Harper, (503) 849-5109; e-mail: rh82065@hotmail.com; Web site: www.SWWGoldProspectors.org


28-29MONROE , WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, Inc., Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th Street; Sat. 9 AM-5 PM, Sun. 9 AM-5 PM; Admission is Free; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 45th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show. Ten dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, rock polishing, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. Free Show – Free-will donation and free parking. ; contact Teri Marche, 5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail: tmarche555@gmail.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org


28-29LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Show and sale; Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newton Pike; Sat. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 11:00 AM-5:00 PM; Admission $2, Children $1; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club in conjunction with Rockhounds of Central Kentucky March 28-29, 2015 Clarion Hotel, Lexington, KY located near Exit 115 off I-75/64 at 1950 Newton Pike Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions. Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 Max for Family, Scouts in uniform free.; contact Allen Ferrell, (859) 277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com


28-29ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission $4.00, Children 12 & under Free with paying adult; CALAVERAS GEM & MINERAL SHOW 2015 Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show, Calaveras County Fairgrounds (Frogtown) Sat. March 28, 2015,1Oam – 5 pm & Sun. March 29, 2015, 1Oam – 4pm. Admission is $4 for adults; kids 12 & under are free,if accompanied by a paying adult. There will be numerous exhibits featuring jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones and polished rocks. There will be demonstrators in disciplines such as faceting gemstones, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping and hard rock carving. KIDS AREA has activities and hands on projects. Dealers will be there who sell jewelry­ making supplies, tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils, books, etc. Snack Bar on site. Free parking and a shuttle service from fairground gate up to the show building. For more information, visit www.calaverasgemandmineral.org, or contact Robin Williams 209-728-8277 or e-mail amy95247@yahoo.com. Submitted by: Anna Christiansen achrist361@sbcglobal.net ; contact Robin Williams, PO Box 1135, Murphys, CA 95247, 209-728-8277; e-mail: amy95247@yahoo.com; Web site: calaverasgemandmineral.org


28-29TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society, Ken Miller Recreation Center; 3341 Torrance Blvd. (enter on Madrona Avenue); Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm; Admission is FREE; 66th Annual Show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society Show “Nature’s Treasures'”. Free admission; Artisan’s Gift Shop, fluorescent mineral exhibit, demonstrations, children’s activities, prize drawings, door prizes, slabs, lots of rough rock, used equipment, books, magazines, silent auction, and visit Kay’s Kitchen for the best chili and desserts in town. Show Chairs: Richard Egger and Andrea Fabian. Contact Richard at (310) 291-9855 if you have a question. Hope to see you there!; contact Kathy Polliard, (310) 533-4931; e-mail: kjpolliard@yahoo.com


28-29DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society, Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch Street; Sat. 9:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Seniors $2.00, Students $1.00 with ID, Children under 12 free; Kids room, live demonstrations, educational exhibits, food, raffles, silent auction, fine gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers, Gold panning For information or directions call Frank Lavin 815 298-9178; contact Lois Zima, (847) 298-4653


28-29CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Show, Jackson County Expo; 1 Peninger Road; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $2.00, Children under 6 Free; Demonstrations, Dealers and De-accessioned Museum Auction Saturday only after show 5:30 pm; contact Jami Walkins, 316 S Peach St, 74, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 646-5782; e-mail: orrockgirl58gmail.com; Web site: www.craterrock.com


28-29ANTHEM, ARIZONA: Annual show; Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club , Diamond Canyon School; 40004 N. Liberty Bell Way; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $2, Children are FREE; Gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles and kids activities. Show will feature many of the gems and minerals found in Arizona. A portion of this year’s ticket sales will be awarded to a local high school student who plans to pursue further study in the sciences.; contact Ed Winbourne, (978) 460-1528; e-mail: winbourne@gmail.com


Show Listings via Rock and Gem Magazine
Photo Credits:  Robyn Hawk AKA @AFlyOnTheWall

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Gem Shows February 2015! Wholesale & Retail #Gemshows

February 1, 2015


February sees the continuation of the Tucson Gem Shows – for a complete listing of the shows with dates see:  http://www.xpopress.com/AZ-show-schedule.html

January 2015 – February 2015

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, Hotel Tucson City Center/InnSuites; 475 N. Granada Ave; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Admission Free; Gallery of Artists, Fossil Hall, Dinosaur replicas in the courtyard. Over 300 vendors in one location.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada Ltd; 665 N Freeway; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission Free; Final Saturday show closes at 5 pm.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 1333 N Oracle; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission Free; Show closes at 5 pm on final Saturday; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

6-8ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd; 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

7-8OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: Show; Whidbey Island Gem Club, Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; member exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, rough and finished rock and gems, slabs, silent auction, door prizes, kids’ corner; contact Keith Ludemann, (360) 675-1837; e-mail: rock9@whidbey.net

13-15KIRKWOOD , MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc., Kirkwood Community Center; 111 South Geyer Road; Fri. 04:00 pm-09:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-06:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-04:00 pm; Admission $3.00, Seniors $2.00 65+, Students $2.00 12-18, Children Under 12 Free; Rocks, minerals and fossils for everyone from novice to expert collectors. Jewelry and gems to add sparkle to your cold, dull winter. Unusual and unique finds for gift giving or yourself. Upscale jewelry finds. A great family outing – bring the kids! See website for additional information on admission, participating dealers, etc, or e-mail with questions. Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/CabinFeverProd; contact Bruce Vick, 1801 Barbary Way, Swansea, IL 62226, (618) 973-7222; e-mail: cabinfeverprod@aol.com; Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com

13-15PORTLAND , OREGON: Annual Rock and Gem Show ; Oregon Agate and Minerial Society, OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry); 1945 SE Water Avenue; Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Admission is Free; Parking $5.00 Admission to the show is free, but you must enter the planetarium door and not the main entrance. The show is in the auditorium at the north end of the building.; contact Sonia Watt, (307) 286-0023; e-mail: justonemorerock@yahoo.com

13-22INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival; 82-503 Hwy. 111; Daily 10-10; adults $8, seniors $7, students $6, children (under 5) free; indoor dealers, 108 showcases, jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, geodes, jewelry repair, lapidary demonstrations, geode cutting; contact Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220, (951) 849-1674; e-mail: bert67@verizon.net

14-14UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Annual show; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club, The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10:00-5:00; Admission $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children 12 & under free ; Displays of fossils, minerals, geodes, and other material related to the earth sciences. Exhibitors and vendors will be selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, jewelry findings, and tools. There will be free demonstrations of jewelry arts, gold panning, flint-knapping, and a fluorescent rock display. Crafts for children will include a mini-mine and fossil making. Scouts can earn achievements in geology (e.g. Cub Scout Belt Loops, Boy Scout Merit Badges). Door prizes will be awarded every 1/2 hour. ; contact Michael Patterson, 11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD 20735, (301) 752-5763; e-mail: michael.patterson@pgparks.com; Web site: www.smrmc.org

14-14UPPER MARLBORO, MARYLAND: Annual show; Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club, The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10 AM-5 PM; $5, $4 (65+), $4 (12 – 17), free (under 12); 25th Annual Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show. Scouts in uniform = free. Door prizes every 30 minutes. Over 200 tables. Free demos. Free rocks for kids. Florescent displays. Free parking. $30 vendor tables still available — vendors drive to tables, unload & re-park outside. Additional $1 off coupon on website.; contact Dave Lines, MD 20646, (240) 427-7062; e-mail: dave.lines@earthlink.net; Web site: www.SMRMC.org

14-15ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; Capital District Mineral Club, New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, Madsion Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; museum exhibits and tours; contact Michael Hawkins, 3140 CEC, Albany, NY 12230, (518) 486-2011; e-mail: mhawkins@mail.nysed.gov; Web site: www.nysm.nysed.gov

20-22INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Indiana State Museum; 650 W. Washington St.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $12, seniors $10, children $7; dealers, regional clubs, adult and kids’ activities; contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-7172; e-mail: pfisherkeller@indianamuseum.org; Web site: www.indianamuseum.org

20-22SANTA 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

21-22MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club, Skyline High School; 845 S. Crismon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children (12 and under) free; dealers, jewelry, gems, cabochons, beads, opals, rocks, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, hourly door prizes, silent auction, gem tree making, raffle, kids’ egg-carton rock collections, Wheel-of-Rocks; contact Kelly Iverson, (480) 325-2705; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

21-22LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the Museum, New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping Springs Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5; contact Dawn Starostka, PO Box 15150, Las Cruces, NM 88004, (575) 522-1232; e-mail: dawn@helpinghandsevents.com; Web site: www.lcmuseumrocks.com

21-22BOISE, IDAHO: Annual Rock and Gem Show; Idaho Gem Club, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Brent Stewart, (208) 342-1151; e-mail: rocksbybrent@gmail.com

21-22ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club, Contra Costa County Fairground; 1201 W. 10th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform, and active military with ID free; jewelry, gems, findings, supplies, slabs, auction, grab bags, exhibits, hands-on projects for kids; contact Brenda Miguel, 115 Hillside Ln., Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 301-6957; e-mail: Brenda.miguel@yahoo.com; Web site: www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

28-28LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society, FPC of Lakeland; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.; Sat. 9-4:30; adults $3, teachers, students and children free; special teacher raffle prizes, hourly door prizes, Spin & Win Mineral Wheel, kids’ Treasure Dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions, more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies, wire wrapping and cabochon making craftsmen; contact Kim Price, PO Box 2054, Auburndale, FL 33823, (863) 412-9156; e-mail: IBVGMFS@gmail.com; Web site: www.bonevalley.net

February 2015

7-8MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Brevard Rock & Gem Club, Kiwanis Recreation Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), children free with adult; more than 20 dealers, lapidary tools, rocks, slabs, minerals, specimens, hand-made jewelry, beads, cabochons, demonstrations by club members, sluice, kids’ activities; contact Roz Mestre, (321) 431-0159; e-mail: roz.mestre@att.net; Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

February 2015 – March 2015

27-1COSTA 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

28-1JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society, State Fairgrounds; Trade Mart Building; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $3; gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, books, lapidary tools, free demonstrations, cutting, faceting, jewelry making, flint knapping, wire wrapping, kids’ activities and educational exhibits; contact Ricky Odum, Jr., (601) 750-8765; e-mail: rickyhalffeather@icoud.com; Web site: http://missgems.org

28-1SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

28-1VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Faairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; “Spring Bling”: jewelry, beads, necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, Kids’ Corner activities; contact Dan Wolke, 900 Fairgrounds Dr., Vallejo, CA 94590, (707) 334-2950; e-mail: dncwolke@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.vjgems.org

28-1ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON: 2015 Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show; East KingCo Rock Club, Pickering Barn; 1730 10 Avenue NW; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission is FREE; contact Norma McDonald, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073; e-mail: Kev1123@HotMail.com

28-1PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem and Mineral Seciety , Ollie Liner Center; South Business I-27; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children $1.00; contact Charles Mooney, 1406 Joiet St, Plainview, TX 79072, (806) 292-8359; e-mail: charlesmooney@gmail.com

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#Gemshows January 2015 Gem & Mineral Shows Retail and Wholesale

January 4, 2015

9-11HILLSBORO, 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

9-11LARGO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Pinellas Geological Society, Largo Cultural Center; 105 Central Park Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $1.50; drawing, silent auction; contact Leona Sheffield, 2440 S. Shore Dr. SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33705, (727) 709-3236; e-mail: nwilkin@sjvcc.org

9-11MESA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Flagg Mineral Foundation, Mesa Community College; 1833 W Southern Avenue; Daily 9:00am-5:00pm; Free; 43rd Annual Flagg Gem and Mineral Show. Jan 9-11 at Mesa Community College southwest parking lot. Corner of Dobson Road and US 60. Free admission and parking. Over 100 vendors, club booths and displays. The largest show in the Phoenix area. Free activities for kids. Peralta Stones display.; contact Dana Slaughter, 2952 E Silverbell Road, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143, (602) 312-9791; e-mail: dsminerals@aol.com; Web site: flaggshow.info

16-18DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; $7, 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

16-18GLOBE, ARIZONA: 58th Annual Show; Gila County Gem & Mineral Society, Gila County Fairgrounds; 3 miles northeast of junction U.S. 60; Fri. 9-5; adults $3, students and children free; more than 40 specimen display cases, children’s fossil and mineral specimen dig, fossil program; contact Jodi Brewster, (623) 810-9780; Web site: gilagem.com

17-17ARLINGTON, TEXAS: Faceting swap meet; Arlington Gem and Mineral, Arlington Club Hous; 1408 Gibbons, behind the mosque; Sat. 8 am-3 pm; FREE; 4th Annual Swap meet for all things faceting. Inside and tables supplied. Rough, machines, cut stones etc. No cabs. Faceting only. Pot Luck at noon. Contact Jack Spinks at 469-515-6358 for more info if needed. ; contact Jack Spinks, 209 Overlook Dr, Midlothian, TX 76065, (469) 515-6358; e-mail: jlspinks@sbcglobal.net

17-18EXETER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Veteran’s Memorial Bldg.; 324 N. Kaweah/Hwy. 65; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; showcases, dealers, demonstrations, children’s activities, near Sequoia National Park; contact Bill Bingaman, PO Box 265, Three Rivers, CA 93271, (559) 741-6381; e-mail: Bandgbing@aol.com; Web site: Tulegem.com

17-18YACHATS, OREGON: Annual show; Yachats Chamber of Commerce, Yachats Commons; 4th and Hwy. 101; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gemstones, fossils, minerals, jewelry; contact Donna Hirschman, PO Box 550, Yachats, OR 97498, (541) 270-3777; e-mail: iamhrsch@yahoo.com; Web site: www.yachatsagatefestival.com

23-25SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 1-11); 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

23-25TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Rose Garden Center; 420 S. Rose Park Dr.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students and children $1, Scouts in uniform free; dealers, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, decorator items, geodes, demonstrations, cabbing, faceting, wire wrapping, silent auction, kids’ spinning wheel, fluorescent mineral display, hourly door prizes, grand prizes; contact Keith Harmon, 9116 US Hwy. 84 West, Rusk, TX 75785, (903) 795-3860; e-mail: keithharmon19@yahoo.com

24-25PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Panama City Gem & Mineral Society, Central Panhandle Fairgrounds; 2230 E. 15th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; hourly silent auctions, door prizes, grand prize; contact Steven Shipton, 5113 E. 13th Ct., Panama City, FL 32404, (850) 867-0586; e-mail: shipton3@comcast.net

29-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Eons Expos, 22nd Street Mega-Tent; 600 W. 22nd St.; Daily 9-6; free admission; meet the cast of the TV show “Prospectors”, who will be at the show selling their finds; contact Heather Grana, 235 First St., Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.EonsExpos.com

29-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, 22nd Street Show Tent; 600 W 22nd Street; Daily 9-6; Admission Free, Children Free; An 18-day show inside a huge 60,000 square foot climate controlled tent. Free parking. 200 booths. A Top Five show in Tucson based on table count. Wholesale and retail. We curate an even mix of fossil, mineral, gemstone, and jewelry dealers.; contact Lowell Carhart, 80 Roslyn Forest Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.22ndStreetShow.com

30-1MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission Free, Children Free; 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

30-15TUCSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Marana Miner’s Co-op, The Rock Show; 6107 N. Travel Center Dr.; Daily 9-6; free admission; www.facebook.com/pages/Tucson-Miners-Co-op-The-Rock-Show/313811585410623?ref=hl; contact Rachel Ford-Dingfield, (720) 495-8362; e-mail: kaipuravida@gmail.com; Web site: http://tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com/

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, Hotel Tucson City Center/InnSuites; 475 N. Granada Ave; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Admission Free; Gallery of Artists, Fossil Hall, Dinosaur replicas in the courtyard. Over 300 vendors in one location.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada Ltd; 665 N Freeway; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission Free; Final Saturday show closes at 5 pm.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

31-14TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 1333 N Oracle; Daily 10 am-6 pm; Admission Free; Show closes at 5 pm on final Saturday; 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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