February 2016

29-14—MARANA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Miner's Cooperative , Mark Jacob's Sports Park; 6901 N. Casa Grande Highway; Daily 8:30 -5; Free Admission; Enjoy your day shopping in the Arizona Sunshine for all types of rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, lapidary supplies, direct from miners across the USA at the 3rd annual Marana Miner's Cooperative Rock Show. Mineral specimens from around the world See thousands of finished stones and gems ready for your next jewelry project. Finished jewelry pieces designed by artisans from across our country
Web site: http://tucsonrockgemmineralshow.com/

29-14—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; AS Shows, Kino Sports Complex; 2500 E Ajo Way; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; A world class collection of vendors.
Web site: KinoGemShow.com

30-13—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Three locations: InnSuites Hotel, Ramada Ltd., Mineral & Fossil Marketplace; 475 N Granada, 665 N Freeway, 1330 N Oracle; Daily 10-6; Free Admission; 400 Dealers in three locations, selling minerals, fossils, meteorites, gemstones, cutting material, decorator items, and more.
Web site: www.mzexpos.com

5-7—ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; 
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

6-7—MERRITT ISLAND 32952, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club, Kiwanis Rec Center; 951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children Free under 11 Yrs old; This is our Symphony of Gems, our annual fundraiser for our club. There will be about 26 vendors selling rocks, slabs, minerals & specimens, finished jewelry, handcrafted silver and gold jewelry, used and new equipment, lapidary tools, beads, pearls, findings. There will be a sluice for the kids to pan for varied sized stones. A silent auction, demos for cabbing and faceting will also be available. Hourly door prizes will be given away and chances can be purchased to win a beautiful grand prize handcrafted by one of our members. We will have food trucks on site as well. There is a $1 off coupon on our website as well as in the Florida Today newspaper.
Web site: www.centralbrevardgems.org

6-7—DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show , Gwinnett Center; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. Experience the world of Intergalactic Bead Shows and enjoy the luxury that only earthly treasures can bring. 
Web site: Beadshows.com

12-14—PORTLAND , OREGON: Annual show; Oregon Agate and Mineral 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

12-21—INDIO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society, Riverside County Fairgrounds & National Date Festival; Gem & Mineral Building, 82-503 Hwy 111; Daily 10 am-10 pm; Adults $9.00, Seniors $8.00, Students $7.00, Children 5 & under free; We have 16 dealers in the building featuring jewelry, beads, crystals. precious & semi-precious gemstones, mineral specimens and geodes. There are 108 displays featuring the gem, mineral and fossil collections of guest and member exhibitors. In addition demonstrations of sphere making, rock grinding and polishing, and cutting of geodes. Free polished rocks for the children. Lots of fun for adults & children alike.

13-14—POMPANO BEACH , FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show , Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. Experience the world of Intergalactic Bead Shows and enjoy the luxury that only earthly treasures can bring.
Web site: Beadshows.com

13-14—OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON: 51st Sweetheart of Gems Show; Whidbey Island Gem Club, Oak Harbor Senior Center; 51 SE Jerome Street; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Member exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, jewelry, specimens, beads, rough and finished rock and gems, slabs, a silent auction, door prizes, kid’s corner and food sales.

13-14—ALBANY, NEW YORK: Annual show; capital district mineral club, New York State Museum; Empire Plaza, 222 Madison Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is $5.00, Children are free

19-20—CORDOVA, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Woodland Hills; 10000 Woodland Hills Dr. ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5; $5 Admission; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. Experience the world of Intergalactic Bead Shows and enjoy the luxury that only earthly treasures can bring. All shows are wholesale/retail. 
Web site: Beadshows.com

19-21—SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

19-21—KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Cabin Fever Productions, Inc., Kirkwood Community Center; 111 South Geyer Road; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Seniors/Students $2, Children free; Rocks, minerals and fossils for everyone from novice to expert collectors. Finished jewelry, loose gems and beads add sparkle to your cold, dull winter. Unusual and unique finds, including a wide variety of metaphysical items. A great family outing – bring the kids!
Web site: www.cabinfeverprod.com

20-21—LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Friends of the Museum, NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum; 4100 Dripping Springs; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children under 5 Free ; The admission also includes entrance to all current exhibits and to the grounds of the museum which happens to be a real working farm too. There will be educational displays, jewelry repair, appraisals, children's activities and food vendors selling a nice variety of items for a snack or lunch. The majority of our exhibitors are repeat ones from the previous years. Gems and Minerals from Tasmania, Australia is returning for his second year. He was so impressed with the show and was so well received by the people from the southwest that he is coming back! He will be in the Ventanas Room. We are honored to have vendors come from near and far. Examples are Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Oregon and of course from all over our great state of New Mexico and our neighbors from Texas too
Web site: www.lcmuseumrocks.com

20-21—ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antioch Lapidary Club, Contra Costa County Fairgrounds; 1201 West 10th Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults, Seniors + Students $5.00; Children under 12, scouts in uniform and active military with ID cards are admitted free. The show features Jewelry, Gems, Findings, Supplies, Auction, Grab Bags, Exhibits and hands on projects for kids.
http://www.antiochlapidaryclub.com

20-21—GEORGETOWN, TEXAS: Annual show; Williamson County Gem and Mineral Society, Community Center- San Gabriel Park; 445 East Morrow Street, P O Box 82472; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults + Seniors $3.00, Students/Youth 6-12- $2.00, Children under 6- Free!; Rollin Rock Club Meeting Sunday Feb 21,2016 9 A.M. We will have a food concession the whole show
Web site: wcgms.org

20-21—MESA, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club, Skyline High School Gymnasium; 845 South Crismon Road; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission, $1 Students, Children Free; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club 50th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Rock Show Plenty of free parking in the south parking lot (Cross-streets Southern and Crismon) One mile north of the Route-60 Freeway Exit-192 Activities for kids and Food service Dealers will be selling jewelry, gems, beads, opals, purple jade, cabochons, slabs, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry-making supplies and equipment. Included will be a raffle, a great silent auction, hourly door-prizes, a gem-tree-making activity for all ages, and a free egg-carton rock collection for kids
Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

20-21—PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem & Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; Buisness I-27 South; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $3, Student/Children $1

26-28—GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Gem and Mineral Guild, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; W 6th & Indiana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, wire wrapping, Fossils, gemstones, opal, minerals, lapidary rough, cabochons and more. Educational display cases, mineral grab bags and door prizes. 
http://denvergem.org/Shows.html

26-28—COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children under 11 Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. 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

27-27—LLANO, TEXAS: Show; Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail, Llano County Community Center; 2249 Ranch Road 152; Sat. 8-6; Free Admission; This fun, educational and free public event is for Prospectors, Rockhounds, Treasure Hunters, and Metal Detecting enthusiasts to get together, to share ideas and experiences. Gold panning, metal detector and rockhound demo's and lessons.

27-27—LAKELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Soc., Inc., First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland; 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr; Sat. 9-4:30; $3 Admission , Students/ Children Free Admission, Free; Door prizes, spin & win mineral wheel, kids' treasure dig, demonstrations, educational displays, silent and Chinese auctions, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, cabochon making.
Web site: www.bonevalley.net

27-28—BOISE, IDAHO: Annual show; Idaho Gem Club, Expo Idaho; 5610 North Glenwood Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $4, Children 12 & under free
http://www.idahogemclub.com/

27-28—VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society, Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Drive, ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children under 12 free; Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society presents its annual "Spring Bling". Jade, turquoise, amber, fossils, opals, minerals specimens, beads, crystals, silver jewelry, rough rocks, slabs, demonstrations, prize drawings
Web site: vjgems.org

27-29—SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center ; 2 Marina Blvd., (at Buchanan); Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Adults$8, Children 12 and under are Free!; There is an amazing event taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It's the Great San Francisco Crystal Fair. On the weekend of February 27-28, you'll find the Fort Mason Conference Center filled with gems and jewelry and crystals of all shapes and sizes. Each booth, and there are many, will tantalize and tempt you with beautiful shapes and colors. Included among this array, are some very fascinating metaphysical healers. Crystal healers, aura readers, pendulum dowsers, massage practitioners, and other purveyors of arcane arts. Sure to entertain you and help you to see beyond the veil, as it were. Here are the vitals. The 29th Annual San Francisco Crystal Fair February 27-28 Fort Mason Center, Building A 2 Marina Blvd. at Buchanan, San Francisco (415) 383-7837 Website: www.crystalfair.com Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) Come and enjoy this amazing event. You'll be glad you did.
Web site: www.crystalfair.com

Show info via Rock n Gem
Photo Credit:  Robyn Hawk

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Red & Schiller Cabs at the Spectrum Sunstone Mine & Dig Store


January 2016

Jan 1 - Feb 28  - Quartzsite, AZ: Desert Gardens Rock, Gem and Mineral Show
The Largest Rock, Gem and Mineral Show in Quartzsite! Since 1999 Desert Gardens RV Park in Quartzsite, Ariz., has been home for hundreds of vendors from around the world selling thousands of rocks, gems and minerals to daily visitors, wholesalers, and among each other. Desert Gardens offers free parking, free admission, a food court, and over 200 25' x 35' spaces for vendors. Ample Public Restrooms and showers for vendors.
http://xpopress.com/quartzsite-desert-gardens-rock-gem-mineral-fossil-show.html

8-10—LARGO, FLORIDA
: Annual show; Pinellas Geological Society, Largo Cultural Center; 105 Central Park Drive, Parkside Room; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 12 Noon-5 pm; Admission is Free; 40th Annual Show Drawing $1.50, Silent Auction
http://www.amfed.org/sfms/club-shows-123.html

8-10—SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-10—NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show , TN State Fairgrounds; 500 Wedgewood Ave. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. We provide buyers with a relaxing, beautiful ambiance in which to shop as well as high quality products from some of the best artisans in the industry.
Web site: Beadshows.com

15-17—GLOBE , ARIZONA: Annual show; Gila County Gem & Mineral Society, Gila County Fairgrounds; 900 E. Fairgounds Rd.; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 9 -4 ; Single Admission $3, Couple Admission $5, Free Admission for students/children
Web site: http://www.gilagem.com

15-17—DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admission, Children Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. 
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-17—HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Hawaii Rock and Mineral Society, Honolulu Museum of Art School; Linekona Art Center Building , 1111 Victoria Street; Fri. 5:30 -9, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; Gem and mineral displays, interactive with minerals and fossils of Hawaii. Lapidary cutting and polishing demonstrations. Gem Identification by local experts. Fluorescent Minerals Displays in a dark room. Rare display of Hawaiian Minerals: Quartz, Calcite, Opal, and Agate. 
Web site: http://pohakugalore.net/Hui_pohaku/Winter-2016-Hawaii-Mineral-Show.html

16-17—FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS:
Annual show; FREDERICKSBURG ROCKHOUNDS, LADY BIRD JONHSON PARK; HWY 16 SO., 3 MILES SO. OF MAIN ST.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Free Admission!; 47 th ANNUAL HILL COUNTRY GEM & MINERAL SHOW 40 + DEALERS TEXAS & SW.....MINERALS,FOSSILS,METEORITES,GEODES,CARVINGS,JEWELRY FREE ADIMSSION, FOOD SERVICE HOURLY SILENT AUCTIONS & DOOR PRIZES, RAFFLE PRIZES COME BROWSE,COME BUY, OR JUST COME AND HAVE FUN 
Web site: FREDERICKSBURG ROCKHOUNDS

16-17—DELAND, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society, Volusia County Fairgrounds,Tommy Lawrence Building; State Rout 44 , (1 mile East of I-4, Exit 118); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $4 Admission , Children Free; 45th Annual Gem & Jewelry, Minerals & Fossils Show & Sale Demos & Classes in Faceting, Lapidary, Wire Wrapping and lots more Over 50 Vendors Free parking Don't forget to stop by the Coquina Kids table for great demos for the kids 
Web site: www.tomokagms.org

16-17—EXETER, CALIFORNIA:
Annual show; Tule Gem and Mineral Society, Exeter Veterans Memorial Building; 324 N. Kaweah Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Free Parking, Gems, Grab Bags, Snack Bar, Jewelry, Lapidary Supplies, Minerals, Outstanding Displays, Raffle, Rocks, Silent Auction, Ten Dealers, and Wheel of Fortune.; contact Margaret Buchmann, 5215 W. Nicholas Ave, Visalia, CA 93291; e-mail: margaretbu03@gmail.com; Web site: www.tulegem.com

22-24—SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world will be on site. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-24—TYLER, TEXAS: 19th Annual show; East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Tyler Rose Center; 420 Rose Park Drive; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $5, Students $1, Children free under 3; 
Wholesale and retail show; 12 dealers with gemstones, jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, equipment, cut & uncut stones and lapidary supplies. We will have the Rock Food Table, a silent auction, door prizes, demonstrations, member displays and Wheel of Fortune children's game.  School day is Friday with several educational demonstrations but is also open to the public.
http://www.etgms.com/annual_show.html

23-23—NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual Auction; Boston Mineral Club, American Legion Nonantum Post 440; 295 California St.; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; The Boston Mineral Club Annual Mineral Auction features a voice auction of quality mineral specimens and related items for every price range. Running simultaneously, a silent auction of over 150 flats offers a wide range of items, from mineral specimens to lapidary rough, books, maps, tools, and more. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the club will be accepting tax-deductible donations for the auction until 11:00 a.m. the day of the event. Registration: 9:00 a.m., Donation Drop Off: 9-11:00 a.m., Specimen Viewing: 11:30 a.m. till Noon, Voice Auction: Noon-5:00 p.m., Silent Auction: Noon-2:30 p.m.
Web site: http://www.bostonmineralclub.org/annual_auction

23-24—PANAMA CITY, FL 32404, FLORIDA: Annual show; Panama City Gem & Mineral Society, Central Panhandle Fairgrounds; 2230 E. 15th St.; Sat. 8 -5 , Sun. 9 -4 ; Free Admission; Minerals, Fossils, Wire wrap Jewelry, Beads & Beadwork, Super Door Prize. We would love to see you there.
https://www.facebook.com/Panama-City-Gem-Mineral-Society-1484987285112018/

23-24—CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Sharonville Convention Center ; 11355 Chester Rd. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. We provide buyers with a relaxing, beautiful ambiance in which to shop as well as high quality products from some of the best artisans in the industry.
Web site: beadshows.com

30-31—DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Durham Convention Center; 301 W. Morgan St. ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5; Looking for a relaxing way to spend the weekend? Then shop the Intergalactic Bead Show! Intergalactic Bead Shows unites beaders, jewelry makers and enthusiasts with some of the world’s finest and rarest beads as well as precious stones, gems and finished jewelry from all over the world. We provide buyers with a relaxing, beautiful ambiance in which to shop as well as high quality products from some of the best artisans in the industry. 
Web site: Beadshows.com


Information sourced from Rock & Gem Magazine and XpoPress Calendar of Gem & Mineral Shows & Expos

PHOTO CREDIT:  ROBYN HAWK AKA @aflyonthewall

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#Gemshows #Retail & #Wholesale Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows in December

December 5, 2015
The amazing gem photos of  Mike Woodward
December 2015

4-6SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. 
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

4-6HUDSON, FLORIDA: Annual show; Withlacoochee Rockhounds, Veterans Memorial Park; 14333 Hicks Rd; Daily 9 am-5 pm; Adults $3, Students/Teens $1, Children 12 and under are free; 41st Annual Jewelry, Fossil, Mineral & Gem Show. Also for sale will be handcrafted jewelry, lapidary equipment, flintknapped stone blade knives, and more! Educational exhibits include a replica of Aaron’s Breastplate, and Famous Diamonds of the World. Free parking. Indoor show.
Web site: withlacoocheerockhounds.com

4-6EL PASO, TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, El Maida Auditorium; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; What will be there: Gems, Fossils, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Tools, Books, Equipment, Geode Cutting, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Raffle, and Demonstrations.

4-6MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Annual show; Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society, Garrett Coliseum; 1555 Federal Drive; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Students and Children are Free!; Free Parking. Free door prize ticket with each paid adult admission. Club members will display their individual collections and will give demonstrations on gem and rock cutting, faceting, cabochon making, and knapping.
Web site: http://www.montgomerygemandmineralsociety.com/#!annual-gem-show

4-6EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 5 pm-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is $5; This is our inaugural annual winter show. With the success of our April Show in this location, we’ve added this show in December so you can get out of the cold. Come see 120 dealer booths just in time for holiday gift giving. It’s all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, amber, opal, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, beads, dinosaur teeth, moon rocks, and more! Prices range from just $1 to $1 million. Free parking. 
Web site: www.Eons-Expos.com; contact Lowell Carhart, (804) 291-6357; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.Eons-Expos.com

4-6MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society, Jim Miller Park ; 2245 Callaway Rd. SW, ; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; ; Free admission and Free parking. We have over 35 of the top dealers in the southeast exhibiting this year. 

5-6BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; High Desert Gem & Mineral Society, Cora Harper Fitness Center; 841 Barstow Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; 41st Annual Show. Free admission. Lapidary arts & crafts, 40+ Displays with special Petrified Wood exhibit by Walt Wright. Silent Auctions both days & Raffle. Dealers with gem, mineral, lapidary rough, beads, unique jewelry & gifts. Demonstrations, lapidary instruction. Grab bags & Wheel of Fortune for the young. Proceeds go to our local scholarship. Barstow is home to Diamond Pacific. Cora Harper Center is north of I-15 on Barstow Road.; contact Danny Watts, P.O. Box 138, Barstow, CA 92312, (760) 373-1309; e-mail:

5-6EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: Winter Bazaar; Maplewood Rock and Gem Club, Maplewood Rock and Gem Clubhouse; 8802 196th St; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; vendors welcome

5-6LAKESIDE, 92040, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds; 12584 Mapleview Rd.; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; The El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock & Gem Round Up is a Free Rock & Gem show on the corner of Mapleview Rd. and Hwy 67. Saturday, December 5th & Sunday, December 6th, 2015. Free Parking. Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, Lapidary Supplies and Craft Vendors. Free Gem & Mineral Identification. Raffle Prizes, Food Booths, Demonstrations, Activities for the kids and fun for the whole family. A great place to do your holiday shopping.
Web site: www.ecvgms.org

5-6PINECREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; MIAMI MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY GUILD, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is $4.00, Children Under 12 are Free with an Adult Admission; The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild is holding its semi-annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show on Dec 5 & 6 from 10 AM to 5 PM at EVELYN GREER PARK, 8200 SW 124 Street in the Village of Pinecrest – just one block off US 1 – with free parking. Admission is $4 – children under 12 admitted free (with paid adult admission). There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. We’re looking forward to a really great show! For complete information, map, travel directions, and a half-price admission coupon, go to www.miamigemandmineral.com 
Web site: www.miamigemandmineral.com

11-13NORCROSS,, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLc., Norcross, Georgia; North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults + Seniors $5., Students + Children under 16 are Free!; 22nd Year of the Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry show in GA – 50 of the best dealers East of the Mississippi in one location. *Very high quality specimens of minerals & fossils for hobbyists, collectors and museums in all price ranges.. *Rough rock, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment for the hobbyists. * Metaphysical dealers and Geode Crackers *Beads, both finished and in do-it-yourself strands. *Distinctive and unusual jewelry creations plus all types of precious stones loose and mounted. *On the premises jewelry repairs. * $20. Gift Certificates awarded every hour by drawing * Grand door Prize awarded on the last day of show. One admission fee covers all three days. & Free parking
Web site: www.mammothrock.com

11-13COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. 
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

11-13NORCROSS, GA 30093, GEORGIA: Annual show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC, North Atlanta Trade Center; 1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is $4, Children under 16 Free!; 22nd Year of the Largest Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry show in GA 50 of the best dealers East of the Mississippi in one location. *Very high quality specimens of minerals & fossils for hobbyists, collectors and museums in all price ranges.. *Rough rock, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment for the hobbyists. * Metaphysical dealers and Geode Crackers *Beads, both finished and in do-it-yourself strands. *Distinctive and unusual jewelry creations plus all types of precious stones loose and mounted. *On the premises jewelry repairs. $20. Gift Certificates awarded every hour by drawing Grand door Prize awarded on the last day of show. One admission fee covers all three days. & Free parking; 
Web site: mammothrock.com

11-13LONGMONT, COLORADO: Annual show; Flatirons Mineral Club, Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building; 9595 Nelson Rd., (Nelson & Hover); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10 -5 ; Admission $5.00, Children Free; Shop for unique gifts and stocking-stuffers from 17 gem, rock, mineral, fossil, meteorite, jewelry, and lapidary equipment dealers. See exhibits and demonstrations. Kids’ activities include scavenger hunt, mineral identification game, and dig site. Free mineral identification. Lecture and classes. Free parking, food available on site. Held in conjunction with the Boulder Model Railroad Club Annual Show Dec. 12-13. 
Web site: http://bcn.boulder.co.us/community/fmc/fmcshow.htm

12-13FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Williamson County AgExpoPark; 4215 Long Lane; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is $4.00, Students are $1.00, Children are Free!; Classes, Speakers, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes, Grand Prize, and OVER 30 DEALERS. Beads, crystals, geodes, lapidary & faceting rough, slabs, cabochons, gem stones, finished jewelry, native american jewelry, tools, supplies, and mineral & fossil specimens. For information on classes, speakers, or location visit www.MTGMS.org/show.htm.
Web site: www.MTGMS.org/show.htm

12-13RIALTO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; OrangeBelt Mineralogical Society, Across from City Hall; 105 S. Palm Ave.; Sat. 9 am-Dusk, Sun. 9 am-Dusk; Admission is Free; Crystals,Minerals,Gems,Jewelry,Fossils,Opals,Petrified Wood,Kids prizes,and much more. Rockhound fun.Bring your rocks ,we will try to identify.Rockhound Christmas gifts. 
Web site: obmsrocks.yolasite.com

18-20SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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November 5, 2015

November 2015

6-7HURRICANE , UTAH: Annual show; Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show, Washington County Regional Park ; 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Admission is FREE ; 2nd Annual Show with Door prizes, Silent Auction, Dealers, Demonstrations, Fluorescent Display, Rock Sales, Rocks in rough, Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Petrified Wood, Slabs, Cabs, Jewelry, Beads, and much more.    Web site:   http://www.southernutahrockclub.net/

6-8EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 – 11 Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.    Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

7-8EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Church Farm School; 1001 East Lincoln Highway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm ; Admission $10, Children $1; 2015 is the 46th year that Tuscarora Lapidary Society has hosted its annual fine gem, jewelry & mineral show Gemarama. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10am – 6pm & Sunday, November 8, 2015 10am – 5pm. CFS, Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341. Admission is $7 for adults, $1 for children under 12 years of age; two-day adult tickets are $10. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform and accompanied by an adult Scoutmaster are admitted free. In addition to vendors you would expect at any gem show, a third of the show houses over 30 instructional and competitive cases & a large lapidary arts demonstration area where visitors can see live the cutting of stones, jewelry making, beading, chain making, wirewrapping, & other arts and sciences associated with lapidary. More information and discount tickets are available at www.lapidary.org     Web site: www.lapidary.org

7-8RIDGECREST, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Indian Wells Gem and Mineral Society, Desert Empire Fairgrounds; 520 South Richmond Rd; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; There will be a field trip to the famous Rainbow Ledge agate mining claim on Sunday at 9am. The group will caravan from the fairgrounds to the collecting area. High-clearance vehicles are required, however, limited seating will be available for those without high-clearance vehicles. Be sure to bring water, snacks, sturdy shoes, sun screen, digging tools and buckets for collected material. 

7-8BREWER, MAINE: Annual show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club, Brewer Auditorium; 203 State St.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is $2.00, Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult; The Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club will hold its 11th Annual Rock and Gem Show on November 7th and 8th. There will be about twenty vendors selling rocks, minerals, gemstones, jewelry and related products. Some dealers will feature Maine Tourmaline, Amethyst and other Maine Minerals and Jewelry. Gold panning information and equipment will also be available. Hourly door prizes and silent auctions will take place. Food will be available at the concessions stand. This will be the only rock and gem show in eastern Maine.
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7-8AMARILLO, TEXAS: Annual show; Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society, Amarillo Civic Center; 401 S. Buchanan St., Regency Room, Entrance #4; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 free; pPehistoric, outer space, Down Under, precious, unusual, cheaps, artifacts, valuables, jewelry, Indian jewelry, beads, fluorescent minerals.
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7-8OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Oxnard Gem and Mineral Society, Oxnard Performing Arts Center; 800 Hobson Way; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; FREE Event – Oxnard Gem and Mineral Society presents 45th annual show themed “Pyrite” at Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA; approx 70 displays; National Park Service Paleontologist Junior Ranch Program (Ages 5-12); School age activities; Scout and school teacher resources; select group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, beads, findings, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies and books; live demos of lapidary techniques, glass-bead making, wire wrapping and rock polishing. A silent auction offers rock and mineral treasures. Free Admission, parking and hourly door prizes.     Web site: oxnardgem.com

7-8OAKS , PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society, HALL C at the Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center at Oaks, PA; 100 Station Avenue; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is $6.00, Children are $.001; Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children under 12 years of age; two-day adult tickets are $9. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform and accompanied by an adult Scoutmaster are admitted free. In addition to vendors you would expect at any gem show, a third of the show houses over 30 instructional and competitive cases & a large lapidary arts demonstration area where visitors can see live the cutting of stones, jewelry making, beading, chain making, wirewrapping & other arts and sciences associated with lapidary. More information and discount tickets are available at www.lapidary.org.
Web site: www.lapidary.org

7-8ANAHEIM , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; American Opal Society , The Phoenix Club/Anaheim Event Center; 1340 S. Sanderson Ave ; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm , Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm ; Adults $3.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $3.00, Children under 15 are FREE!; Seminars and demonstrations , Kids Activity Area , And Huge Drawing , Lots of Dealers from Australia and US
Web site: http://opalsociety.org

7-8SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, Al Bar Shrine Center; 5440 Kerney Mesa Blvd; Sat. 9:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free; Featuring: High Quality Gem and Mineral Dealers, Gemstones, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry Demonstrations include: Wire Wrapping, Faceting, Lost Wax Casting, Silver Chain Making, Intarsia, Sphere Making, find out about upcoming free or low cost Field Trips, see display cases of mineral specimens, lapidary and jewelry work done by our members and learn more about our club and hobby. Free Gemstone Identification and much more. The Junior Booth and Club Booths will be setup featuring bargain basement prices on books, rocks, equipment and slabs.
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7-8OLD GREENWICH, NEW YORK: Annual show; Stamford Mineralogical Society, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center; 90 Harding Rd., 21 Manhattan Ave; Sat. 930 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-430 pm; Adults $6, Children $1; Mini-mine for kids Hourly door prize Grand door prize Free parking Near New Haven Line train
Web site: stamfordmineralsociety.org

7-8ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Florida Fossil Hunters, Central Florida Fairgrounds; 4603 W Colonial dr; Daily 9 am -5 pm; Adults $4, Children $1; Fossils, rocks, minerals, artifacts, children’s dig pit, silent auctions, educational exhibits, books, supplies
Web site: Floridafossilhunters.com

7-8MIDLAND, TEXAS: Annual show; Midland Gem & Mineral Society, Midland Center; 105 N. Main St., corner of Wall and Main; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, Children 5 & under free; Featuring artist Randy Bryant, dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, kids’ corner, geode cutting, fluorescent mineral room, door prizes and grand prizes.
Web site: midlandgemandmineral.org

7-8MELBOURNE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society, Melbourne Auditorium; 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5; Dealers, Displays, Exhibits, Gems, Jewelry, Minerals, Fossils, Gold & Silver, Rough & Finished goods, Beads Demonstrations, Grand & Hourly door prizes, Silent Auctions. Hosting the Annual meeting of the SouthEastern Mineral Society.
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13-15PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.  
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

13-15SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, with Martin Zinn Expositions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 75 local and national dealers offer a variety of fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, beads, jewelry, and decorator items. A friendly show in a lovely setting, with excellent food available.
Web site: http://www.mzexpos.com/west_coast_fall.html

13-15GRAY, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Kingsport Gems & Minerals Show, ; Gray Fossil Site, Natural History Museum Annex;; 1212 Suncrest Dr; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm; Adults $ 3.00, Children 12 and under are Free!; November 13-15—GRAY, TENNESSEE: 3rd Annual Show; Kingsport Gems & Minerals Society; Gray Fossil Site, Natural History Museum Annex; East Tennessee State University, 1212 Suncrest Dr.; Fri 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 6, Sun 12- 5; Admission $3 for show only – Additional Admission for Museum; Entrance and Parking for show only is behind the Annex, Entrance for Museum and Show use Main Entrance

13-15CLOVERDALE , CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Karmic Beads & Gems, Cloverdale History Museum; 215 N. Cloverdale Blvd.; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Karmic Beads & Gems presents gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, enhydro crystals, beads, Native American silver work, and many more treasures from around the world. Special guest vendor and Jade Artist, Mike Burkleo “The Jade Man” will join us with museum quality jade from California and around the world. Admission and fun is FREE! 
Web site:  https://www.facebook.com/karmicbeadsandgems

13-15PASCAGOULA, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Mississippi Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Pascagoula Fairground Civic Center; 2902 Shortcut Rd; Fri. 10-6; Admission $3, Students/Children free; 26th annual Magnolia State Gem Mineral and Jewelry Show. We are hosting 30 plus vendors for the three day event. Concessions will be available. There will be door prizes, demonstrations, displays, and a raffle.​ Be sure to mark your calendars!
Web site: www.mgcgms.org

14-15NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Wholesale and retail show; New York Mineralogical Club, Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan; 440 West 57th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues; Sat. 10:00 am-06:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-05:00 pm; Adults $6:00, Children under 12 free with adult; Show and Sale of Minerals, Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Fossils, Beads, and exciting and unusual gift items for the experienced collector and the novice. Lectures, Door Prizes, Kids Events, Exhibits… Top Dealers Hotel Parking and Restaurant on Premises………… Handicap Accessible
Web site: www.excaliburmineral.com

14-15SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sacramento Mineral Society, The Scottish Rite Temple; 6151 H Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6, under 12 are free; The Sacramento Mineral Society of California Presents their 78th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Rock Show! All sorts of marvels and treasures are waiting to be found including: minerals, fossils, beads, gemstones, meteorites, jade, and more. There will also be hourly prize drawings, kids activities, auctions, demos, a snack bar, and much more.   
Web site: http://sacgemshow.com

14-15YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society, Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds, Franklin Hall; 442 Franklin Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission
Web site: www.sutterbuttes.net

14-15FREEPORT, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Northwest Illinois Rock Club, Highland Community College Student Conference Center; 2998 W. Pearl City Road; Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 10 -4 ; Free Admission; Dealers in minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads and more, lapidary demonstrations, children’s fishpond, games, speakers and displays.
Web site: http://nwilrockclubfrpt.blogspot.com

20-21ENID, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Enid Gem and Mineral Society, Hoover Building; 318 E. Oxford; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm; Adults $1, Under 18 are FREE!; The show features educational exhibits and unique dealers selling minerals, gems, cabs and slabs, crystals, fossils, petrified wood, beads, hand crafted jewelry directly from the artists, gem trees, polished rock crosses, coins and collectibles; Flint knapping demonstration and more; Fun for the entire family!
Web site: www.enidgemandmineral.org

20-22PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Oregon Convention Center; 777 NE MLK Jr Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.  Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

20-22CRESTWOOD , KENTUCKY: Annual show; KYANA Geological Society, Camp Crestwood; 7206 Clore Lane; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. Noon-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Annual Mineral, Gem & Fossil Show sponsored by KYANA Geological Society. Beautiful custom jewelry, jewelry supplies, beads, gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils. Door Prizes, Children’s Activities, Free Admission and Parking.
Web site: www.kyanageo.org

20-22COLUMBIA 29210, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society , Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 Noon-5:00 pm; Admission is $5.00, Children 16 & under Free; Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale Geodes sold & cut Club member’s rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. Lots of fun for the whole family. South Carolina amethyst on display. All military & their dependents are free.  
Web site: www.cgams.org

20-22GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Area Mineral Dealers, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall; 15200 W 6th Ave; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, and more. 24 dealers. Open to the public. Free Admission. Free Parking.
Web site: www.geodyssey-rocks.com

21-21LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Trinity Church; 450 West Main Street, 762 Harper Avenue; Sat. 9:00 am-4:30 pm; Adults $3.00, Children are free; 2ND Annual show featuring specialty minerals and fossils from local areas; oldest trilobites in the world…perfect graphite crystals in blue quartz found in Pa for first time ever by club!
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21-22PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Payson High School, Longhorn Gymnasium; Corner of W.Longhorn Rd and S.McLane Rd; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $2.00, Children under 12 free!; Payson Rimstones Annual Gem & Mineral Show Public Service Announcement – 2015 The Payson Rimstones Rock Club from Payson AZ, will be having their 18th Annual Gem & Mineral Show November 21st & 22nd at the Payson High School, Longhorn Gymnasium in Payson, AZ. Parking is located in the school parking lot near the corner of West Longhorn Road and South McLane Road. Admission is $2.00 for adults, Children under 12 are free. Saturday hours are: 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday hours are: 10 am to 4 pm. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and jewelry findings, slabs or rough material plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available from our vendors. The club sponsors an education center for the children and adults with a geologist to answer questions, a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a rock!), a magnificent fluorescent mineral display, with beading and sandstone painting as well. A silent auction area for those persons interested in obtaining beautiful minerals and rocks is available too! All our proceeds go toward supporting scholarships for graduating Payson High School students and students who are residents of Northern Gila County attending a college of their choice, as well as books and educational materials for the local elementary schools and public libraries. The Payson Rimstones Rock Club, INC is a 501 © (3) non-profit gem & mineral club setting aside funding for the higher and/or better education of our local children and adults.
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21-22WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East; 9067 Southern Blvd., zip code 33411; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $9, Seniors $9, Students (Over 12) $9 , Children under 12 free; Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving 49th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show. 2 day admission $12. Visit website for $2 off coupon. Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, over 80 dealers, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers.
Web site: www.gemandmineral.cc

21-22LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon PA County Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children are Free; The Gem Miner’s Holiday Show is an annual gathering of the finest vendors of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, gift and craft items. Hourly doorprize drawings and a Grand Prize drawing. Free and handicapped parking. Discount admission coupon on website
Web site: www.gem-show.com

21-22MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Mesquite Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is $8, Children 3 and under are Free; Adults: $8.00 12 & under: $3.00 3 & under: FREE! Family of 4 or more: $20.00 Scouts & Leaders in uniform FREE! Rocks/Mineral Specimens Polished/Faceted Gems Fossils Lapidary Equipment Jewelry Supplies Games & Demonstrations Fluorescent Display Prizes & Silent Auction
Web site: http://www.dallasgemandmineral.org

21-22APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club, Apache Junction High School Cafeteria; 2525 South Ironwood Drive; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students $1, Children are FREE; Activities for kids, Free rock collection for kids, Food service, Jewelry, Gems, Beads, Opals, Cabochons, Slabs, Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Gem-tree-making activity for all ages, Raffle, Silent auction, Jewelry-making supplies and equipment.
Web site: www.ajrockclub.com

21-22FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral club, GMU Fairfax / the HUB; 4400 University Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $6, Seniors $4, Students $3, Children, 12 and under are free!; More than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids\\\’ mini-mines, learning activities, Cub Scout activities, silent auction on Sunday; (sorry vendor space is full
Web site: www.novamineralclub.org

21-22APPLE VALLEY , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Victor Valley Museum; 11873 Apple Valley Road; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Presents ROCKS OF THE WEST. Free parking, free admission, free admission to the museum. Ugly rock contest. grab bags, display cases. Vendors selling their crafts, etc.  Web site: http://www.vvgmc.org

21-22MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem and Mineral Society, Mesquite Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8.00, Children $3.00; $20.00 Special Price for family of four. Games, Exhibits, Hourly Prizes, Silent Auction and tons of family fun. More than 30 dealers 
Web site: www.dallasgemandmineral.org

21-22CRYSTAL, MINNESOTA: Show and sale; Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club, Crystal Community Center; 4800 Douglas Drive N.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission
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27-29SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Roanoke Valley Mineral and Gem Society, Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 2:00 pm-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm-5:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Children are Free!; Ticket good for all 3 days. Hobby related exhibitors, Fluorescent Mineral Display, Geode Cutting
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27-29MOBILE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Mobile Rock and Gem Society, Abba Shrine Center; 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, Al. 36695; Fri. 2 pm-7 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 free   Web site:  

28-29SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, County Fair Bldg; Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $8, Children 12 and under are free; The fantastically marvelous Crystal Fair is coming to Walnut Creek on the second weekend in October (the 10th & 11th). It will be a spectacular show. Rocks & minerals, gems & jewelry, metaphysical arts. Find the crystal that\’s right for you. Get a massage. Have a psychic reading. Be sure to stop in for lunch and snacks at our very own Raging Falafel kithchen. The action starts at 10am Saturday, October 10. You have the whole day until 6pm and can come back on Sunday, October 11, from 10 to 4. An admission ticket of $8 covers both days and young children get in for free. There\’s free parking in the Civic Park parking lot and a couple of pay lots close by. The location is Civic Park Community Center 1375 Civic Drive at the corner of Broadway in downtown Walnut Creek. It\’s about a 10 minute walk from BART. Info: The Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair October 10-11 Civic Park Community Center 1371 Civic Drive (at Broadway), Walnut Creek Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free)  
Web site: www.crystalfair.com

28-29WICKENBURG, ARIZONA: Annual show; Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society, Wickenburg ; 251 S Tegner St; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is FREE! ; Start your Christmas shopping early 40 plus dealers High end Jewelry, South West Jewelry, Gems loose and set, Minerals, Fossils, Equipment, lapidary Supply’s, Slabs, Rocks small large or by the bucket, Carvings, Beads, Geodes, Crystals, Gold, Silver, Fluorescent Room, Demonstrations (Faceting and cabochon) , Hourly door prizes, Raffles, Food Court, Admission free.   
Web site: wickenburggms.org

28-30MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Mon. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.  
Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


Photo Credit:  Robyn Hawk

Gem Show Information:  via Rock & Gem Magazine

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#AOSShow THE AMERICAN OPAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL SHOW! #OpalShow

November 3, 2015
#AOSShow  THE AMERICAN OPAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL SHOW!  #OpalShow

You are invited to the 

American Opal Society’s 48th annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show
America’s Largest Opal Show 

November 7th and 8th 
(from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday)

 Phoenix Club of Anaheim 
 1340 S. Sanderson Ave. 
Anaheim, CA 92806

Parking is FREE and admission is only $3 for adults and free for kids that are 15 years old and younger. A drawing ticket is given to each attendee and more can be purchased at the show (with a wide selection of great prizes from all of our vendors). 


The amazing opals of TIKKA Opal
There are opal & gem dealers from around the world; rough and cut opals and other gemstones; a huge drawing; free opal seminars with admission; free demonstrations on gemstone cutting, jewelry making and more; jewelry and fine craft dealers (perfect for the upcoming holiday season); kids activity area; geode cutters; gold panners; and much, more!
Opalized Clam Shells
The facility will have a gourmet food truck during lunch hours, an on-site restaurant, full bathrooms, plenty of parking and more. Perfect for hobbyists and families!

website:        http://opalsociety.org or
facebook:     www.facebook.com/AmericanOpalSociety)
event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1432502890411647/
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#GemShow Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair!

October 6, 2015

Rocks & minerals, gems & jewelry, metaphysical arts. Find the crystal that’s right for you. Get a massage. Have a psychic reading. Be sure to stop in for lunch and snacks at our very own Raging Falafel Kitchen.  Th…

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#Wholesale #Retail Gem & Mineral Shows – October 2015

October 4, 2015
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October 2015


3-3MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Show; PA Earth Science Assn, Macungie Memorial Park; Macungie Town Park; Sat. 8:30 am-3:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children are Free; 100+ tables 50+ vendors from wide geographic area and broad range of interests. Fossils, minerals, PA minerals, fluorescent minerals, jewelry, lapidary rough, cabochons, and much more are represented. Opportunity to try gold panning.; contact Johan Maertens; e-mail: Mr.Calcite@verizon.net; Web site: mineralfest.com

3-4JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral and Geology Society, Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Drive, Hwy 67/167 Exit 9 Main Street; Sat. 09:00 am-05:00 pm, Sun. 09:00 am-05:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 43rd Annual Show. Minerals, Fossils, Gem Stones and Jewelry. Over 20 Dealers from 6 states. Kids activities.; contact Tom Sharp, AR, (501) 379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com

3-4VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society, Antique Gas &Steam Engine Museum ; 2040 N Santa Fe Ave; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: vistarocksgms@gmail.com; Web site: Vistarocks.com

3-4SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society, Illinois Building; IL State Fairgrounds, 801 Sangamon Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors $1.00, Children are Free; Mineral, fossil, gem, jewelry, geode and used equipment dealers, club member and special exhibits, live demonstrations, concessions stand, silent auction, spin and win and kid’s activities, gem flume and outdoor swap; contact Ed Wagner, (309) 838-7782; e-mail: loesseditor@gmail.com; Web site: Facebook us

3-4OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Omaha Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Community Center; 3334 S 108th St, (108th and Grover); Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 12 Free with adult; The Omaha Gem and Mineral Show includes dealers and demonstrators from around the Midwest, games and activities for adults and kids both. Check out the Wire Wrap and Jewelry artists, Rock painters and carvers, Flint Knapper and learn how to polish and create unique gemstones from rocks. Buy that one of a kind gift or collectible or check out the custom designed jewelry and the unique specimens available from our 9 dealers. Learn how to identify fossils and gemstones in our gem and fossil digs. Race a rock or try your hand at the wheel of fortune or silent auction. Lots of fun for adults and kids both.; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

3-4JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Park ; Jackson & Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission = Free/Accepting Donations; 43rd Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of Faceting & Cabochon Cutting and Wire Wrapping. Mineral, Gem & Fossil Dealers. Educational Programs for all ages. Exhibits of Minerals & Fossils.; contact Steven Streich, Steven’s Rocks & Gifts, 134 E. Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, 608-655-1011; e-mail: srockshop@gmail.com; Web site: www.StevensRockShop.com

3-4MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA: Annual show; Prehistoric Enterprises, LLC, Mylan Park; 500 Mylan Park Lane, Ruby Community Center; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 11 am-5 pm; Adults $3, Children under 6 Free; The largest Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show in the region returns to Mylan Park Ruby Community Center October 3-4. There you will see high quality displays of minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cutting, lapidary, demonstrations, science shows and exciting shopping opportunities. It really is “the museum where you can purchase every exhibit”. There are dealers from Arkansas, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Nonprofit exhibitors include the West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey, WVU Geology Department, WVU SME Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration and the life size skeleton of Tarbosaurus bataar (the African Trex). Bring that rock or fossil you\’ve always wanted identified and let one of our geologists or paleontologist identify it for you. Come see fine jewelry making demonstrations in the form of wire wrapping. There are also free science shows and demonstrations ranging from Solar Beads to Rockets. See the life size skeleton of Tarbosaurus bataar (the African Trex). There will be hourly door prize drawings and a grand prize drawing. Fun for all ages. Food and drinks on site and plenty of free parking. $3 admission good for both days, kids under 6 are free. Children under 12 will receive a free rock or fossil specimen when accompanied by an adult. Call 304-282-2306 for more information.; contact Ray Gartojn, PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559, (304).282-2306; e-mail: garton@prehistoricplanet.com; Web site: http://www.prehistoricstore.com/item.php?item=1580

3-4FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Cowtwon Gem Mineral & Glass, CERA; 3300 Bryant Irvin Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Gems, Minerals, Glass Art, Handmade Jewelry, Pottery and more! Come out for a great time and visit our brand new Jewelry, Lapidary and Glass Art Studio and the new Pottery studio – both overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River.; contact Steve Shearin, (817) 777-1997; e-mail: steve.L.shearin@Lmco.com

9-10MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9 am-4 pm, Sat. 9 am-4 pm; $75/$100; Annual Amateur Quartz Crystal Digging Contest. Keep all you find, meet other miners; maybe even win a prize!; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; e-mail: director@mountidachamber.com; Web site: www.mountidachamer.com

9-11BUCKEYE, ARIZONA: Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club, Helzarockin’ Rodeo Arena; 802 North 1st Street, Miller Road; Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is $3.00, Children under 12 are Free!; Helzarockin’ Gem & Mineral Annual Outdoor Show hosted by West Valley Rock and Mineral Club; Downtown Buckeye, Arizona at the Historic Rodeo Grounds, 802 North Miller Road, Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; Adults $3, kids under 12 free admission. Raw rock material for lapidary enthusiasts, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads and cabochons for sale. Saturday there will be demonstrations and a raffle. Kids enjoy a free rock scavenging hunt daily. Snacks and beverages available. Contact Lara Serbin, 423 Monroe Ave, Buckeye Arizona 85326, cell 602-405-2926, email: lara@serbinstudio.com, website: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com. ; contact Lara Serbin, 423 Monroe Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (602) 405-2926; e-mail: lara@serbinstudio.com; Web site: http://www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com

9-11HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society, Jaycee Community Center; 2180 Airport Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 12:00 pm-5:00 pm; Adults $3; The largest Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show in the region. Outstanding selection of dealers. Children’s activities: Gem dig and flume. Food service. Ample FREE parking.; contact Lowell Zoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove,, AL 35763, (256) 534-8803; e-mail: Lzol@comcast.net; Web site: www.huntsvillegms.org

9-11KELSO, WASHINGTON: Mineral symposium; Fluorescent Mineral Society and the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Freinds of Mineralogy, Red Lion Hotel-Kelso, WA; 510 Kelso Drive; Fri. 6:00 pm-11:00 pm; Free admission to see the displays & the dealers.; The symposium theme is “Northeast US Minerals and Fluorescent Minerals”. The speakers and their topics are: Jeff Post: (i) Highlights and Stories from the Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection. (ii) Fluorescence in Gemstones. Richard Bostwick: (i) Minerals and Mines of Franklin and Sterling Hill, Sussex County, New Jersey (ii) Franklin and Sterling Hill: The Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World Tom Moore: (i) Classic Mineral Localities of Southeastern Pennsylvania (ii) The Phoenixville and French Creek Localities, Chester County, Pennsylvania Albert Liebetrau: Exceptional Fluorescence of Common Minerals There will be 12 displays of non-fluorescent minerals and 20 displays of fluorescent minerals, “The most ever on the West Coast”. Four main floor dealers and 15 room dealers. It is free to see all the displays and the dealers. There is a fee to attend the symposium.; contact Don Newsome, 16605 127th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058, (425) 228-9988; e-mail: don@uvminerals.org; Web site: www.pnwfm.org

9-11SACRAMENTO, 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; Students, Adults and Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

9-11MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE; Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival. Inside and outside dealers. Held in conjunction with the Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest ; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

9-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: 35th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association, Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; 40+ vendors of fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, tools, jewelry, beads and more. Kids corner with games & activities. 100 exhibits of fossils and finished lapidary arts to learn about diversity of rocks and minerals. Speaker presentations from authors of geology, fossils, and rock collecting. 10+ demonstrations in cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, etc. Door prizes, win a bargains at the silent auction. ; contact L. Smith, PO Box 5401, Portland, OR 97228; e-mail: Portlandregional.Dealerchair@gmail.com; Web site: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.com

9-11WARREN, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College ; 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd, S. Campus Expo Center; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8, Seniors +62 $5, Children ages 5-17 $4; The 71st Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, presents one of the largest collection of gems, minerals, & fossils in the Midwest. This year’s theme: “A RAINBOW OF CRYSTALS”. This family friendly and educational show features displays from internationally renowned universities, museums, and collections. This very exciting show is for the beginning collector to the experienced collectors. Over 60 dealers and vendors offer specimens, lapidary supplies, jewelry, collecting supplies, & printed materials. Lectures and demonstrations take place throughout the weekend. Please check www.michmin.org after April 2015, for updated show information including new author book signings, new university listings, and other exciting events that will take place. School tour information can be obtained at joodiddy13@yahoo.com Vendor information can be obtained at mydirtypawdog@yahoo.com ; contact Patricia Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michmin.org

9-11MOAB, UTAH: Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles Club, Old Spanish Trail Arena; 3641 S Hwy 191, 5 miles S. of Moab; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; Show has dealers, displays, spin table, door prizes and more. Field Trips leave the arena 9 a.m. Sat.– Yellow Cat area for Yellow Cat Redwood limb casts, agate petrified wood etc. Sun. Dubinky Well area. purple Dubinky agate etc. No dogs allowed inside the arena please!; contact Jerry Hansen, PO Box 1459, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com

9-11HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA: Annual show; Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society, Jaycee Community Center; 2180 Airport Road; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 12 pm-5 pm; Adults $3, Students $2, Children under 5 free; We have already submitted the announcement, but I did not have the Admission at that time. We suggest the following DONATIONS Adults: $3, Students: $2, Children under 5: Free, Weekend passes: $5; contact Lowell Zoller, 3027 Flint Mill Run, Hampton Cove, AL 35763, (256) 534-8803; e-mail: Lzol@comcast.net

10-11TOPEKA,, KANSAS: Annual show; Topeka Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., KS Expocentre AG Hall; 17th & Topeka Blvd.; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Students $1 (13-17), Children under 13 free w/adult; Dealers, Demonstrators in wire wrap and silversmithing, 4-H Displays, silent auctions, lapidary supplies, grab bags, and door prizes. Web www.topekagemandmineral.org or contact M. Mowry rock2plate@aol.com 785-267-2849 Dealer inguiries welcome.; contact Millie Mowry, 1934 SW 30th St, Topeka, KS 66611-1917, (785) 267-2849; e-mail: rock2plate@aol.com; Web site: www.topekagemandmineral.org

10-11MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Totem Middle School ; 7th Street and State Avenue ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Marysville Rock and Gem Club Presents The 41st Annual ROCKTOBERFEST 2015 Gem and Mineral Show The show will have rocks from all over the world. There’ll be dealers with rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books. There will be demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and youth games. Door prizes every half hour, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. Free admission, free parking. For more information, check us out on facebook: Marysville Rock and Gem Club ; contact Brian Murril, WA; e-mail: bmurril@aol.com

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; Get ready for THE FALL CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it’s stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans –you’ll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You’ll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others – 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, October 10; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, AOctober 11. Admission is $8 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station has a shuttle to Civic Park. For info: Jerry Tomlinson at (415) 383-7837. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

10-11SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA: Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 am; Admission is Free; 41st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, child friendly. Vendors inside and outside. Largest selection of geodes around (reasonable prices and free cutting with purchase). Raw and finished stones, finished jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, beads, and lapidary supplies. Hourly raffles (proceeds go to scholarship/educational funds).; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520) 378-6291/(520) 249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Web site: huachucamineralandgemclub.info

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; The Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair in Walnut Creek hosts over 35 vendors -gems, minerals, crystals, gem & jewelry.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 238-7564; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

10-11ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Shasta Gem & Mineral Society, Inc, Shasta District Fairgrounds; 1890 Briggs Street; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Free Family Fun! Demonstrations, gold panning, raffle, kids arena, dealers selling jewelry, beads, minerals, fossils, silent auctions, food and more.; contact Kelly O\’Leary, (530) 722-7133; e-mail: shastagemandmineral@gmail.com; Web site: shastagemandmineral.com

10-11 TEMPLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Tri-Cities Gem & Mineral Society, Mayborn Civic Center; 3303 N 3rd St,; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children $2.00; Vendors, Fine jewelry, Treasure Wheel, Hourly door prizes, Grand Prize drawing, demonstrations, Silent auction, Sand search, Touch Table, Member displays; contact Chip Burnette, 2630 Polk St, Killeen, TX 76543, (254) 630-3573; e-mail: burnette@aceweb.com

10-11GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society, Nevada County Fairgrounds; McCourtney Road; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2.00, Seniors $2.00, Students with teacher – Free Showcase exhibits, Demonstrators, Children\’s Corner Activities, Children under 12 – Free; Showcase Exhibits, Demonstrators, Young Rock Hounds Corner, Fluorescent Display, Silent Auction, Raffle drawing every half hour, Grand Raffle Drawing at Show Closing, Gigantic Cave Bear Skeleton Display – Something for Everyone!; contact Anita Wald-Tuttle, 6 Rockwood Drive #6, Grass Valley, CA 95945-5607, (530) 277-6195; e-mail: anitaw1t3@gmail.com

10-11WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $8, , , Children 12 and under are Free!; The fantastically marvelous Crystal Fair is coming to Walnut Creek on the second weekend in October (the 10th & 11th). It will be a spectacular show. Rocks & minerals, gems & jewelry, metaphysical arts. Find the crystal that’s right for you. Get a massage. Have a psychic reading. Be sure to stop in for lunch and snacks at our very own Raging Falafel kithchen. The action starts at 10am Saturday, October 10. You have the whole day until 6pm and can come back on Sunday, October 11, from 10 to 4. An admission ticket of $8 covers both days and young children get in for free. There’s free parking in the Civic Park parking lot and a couple of pay lots close by. The location is Civic Park Community Center 1375 Civic Drive at the corner of Broadway in downtown Walnut Creek. It’s about a 10 minute walk from BART. Info: The Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair October 10-11 Civic Park Community Center 1371 Civic Drive (at Broadway), Walnut Creek Hours: Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-4 Admission $8.00 ( Children 12 and under free) For info: (415) 383-7837 Hope to see you there, Jerry Tomlinson, Director Pacific Crystal Guild Jerry@crystalfair.com; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

11-11FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society, Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Museum; 123 W. Alvarado St.; Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Daily -; Free, Free, Free, Free; The Fallbrook Fall Festival of Gems and Minerals will be held on October 11, 2015, by the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society. The event will feature: gem, mineral, and fossil vendors; panning for minerals; geode cracking; gem identification; raffles; and more. Vendors will sell a variety of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, and related items. The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society Museum will be open (admission is always free) during the show. Food and drink will be available for purchase.The Fall Festival will take place on W. Alvarado Street (the street will be closed to traffic between Main and Pico Avenues) at Main Avenue, in downtown Fallbrook, California. ; contact Mishell Rose, 123 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028, (760) 728-1130; e-mail: fgms@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.fgms.org

16-18FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Retail show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Robert C. Carpenter Community Building; 1288 Georgia Road; Fri. 10 am-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Adults $2.00, Children under 12 free!; 25th Annual Leaf Lookers Gemboree featuring rough and cut gemstones, minerals, beads, supplies and demonstrations. Dealers from across the United States. Creating, repairing and setting done during the show. ; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter Street, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 336-7829; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

16-18COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0 – 11 are free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

16-18FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Road; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $1.00, Children 12 and under free; Attractions: gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid’s games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescence room, touch ‘n feel table, mineral ID, speakers (Saturday.) ; contact Russell Greim, 7619 Co. Rd. 68, Spencerville, IN 46788, (260) 403-0450; e-mail: 3riversshow@gmail.com; Web site: http://members.tripod.com/3riversgem_mineral/

16-18VIRGINA BEACH , VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Comvention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area. Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

16-18METAIRIE, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of LA, Inc., Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel; 2601 Severn Avenue; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $6, Students $3, Children under 12 free; Admission prices good for all three days; Military w/ID also $3, Scouts in Uniform – Free Fluorescent Display, Dinosaur Display, Oil Exploration Display Grab bags for Kids, Cabochon Polishing for Kids Cabochon Cutting and Jewelry-Making Displays ; contact Levette Carlos, 2027 Swan Street, Slidell, LA 70460, (504) 214-3205; e-mail: gemshow2015@gmail.com

17-17WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers, First United Methodist Church; 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Our 2015 show features Dealers, Displays, a Country Store, Silent Auctions, Games, Food, Rocks, Fossils, and Demonstrations. There will be free Hourly Drawings, and a Prize Raffle that is held during our show. The Two Raffle Grand Prizes are $50.00 each, with many other prizes. Tickets for the Prize Raffle can be purchased at the show, ticket holders do not need to be present to win. Our Future Rockhounds of America will man the games table and have Collection Starter Kits available. They will also have a crafts table where visitors can make projects for a small fee. FOOD- There is a great menu for our Show Kitchen. Sandwiches and other food items, plus Cookies, Pies, Drinks and more. DISPLAYS- Members Cases, display of our FRA youth’s projects and collections. RAFFLE- Two $50.00 GRAND PRIZES. Plus more prizes: Winner does not have to be present to win. Hourly Prizes all Day too! COUNTRY STORE- Pre-Loved items, Lapidary Journal, Jewelry, Gem Magazines, videos, books, kitchen ware, glass ware, knick-knacks, etc. Goodies at good prices. ; contact Mary Beth Pio, 20652 Lassen St, Space 27, Chatsworth, CA 91311; e-mail: show@rockchippers.org ; Web site: www.rockchippers.org

17-18 CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Annual show; South Suburban Earth Science Club, Prairie State College; 202 S. Halsted St.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; The South Suburban Earth Science Club is eager to share their experience and knowledge of Earth’s treasures with you! The weekend show, held in the Prairie Room Gym area, will have displays of minerals, fossils, artifacts, and jewelry making to name just a few. Come and enjoy the demonstrations on various aspects of the hobby. Purchase items, such as handmade jewelry, crystals, fossils, geodes, etc., from our dealers. There will be something of interest for all age groups including a children’s activity area. ; contact Peggy Keating-Bolm, 20 Charles Ct., Crete, IL 60417, (708) 822-0361; e-mail: peggyjanekb@comcast.net

17-18COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club, National Guard Training and Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $2.00, Children $1.00; Exhibits – Dealers – Tailgate Sales – “Kids’ Corner” – Programs – Demonstrations; contact phil gotsch, 8063 Hayes St. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432, (763) 717-1641; e-mail: agatephil@earthlink.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

17-18LEWISTON, IDAHO: Annual show; Hells Canyon Gem Club, Nez Perce County Fair Bldg; 1229 Burrell Ave; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students are Free, Children under 12 Free; Its our 49th Annual Gem & Mineral Show featuring kids activity, silent auction, door prizes, grand prizes, dealers and special exhibits of jade, local star garnets, agates, demonstrators.; contact Dan Cease, 1122 6th Street, Clarkston, WA 99403, (509) 254-1720; e-mail: rockmangem@q.com; Web site: hellscanyongemclub.com

17-18HERMISTON, OREGON: Natures Treasures Under Foot – Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society, Hermiston Conference Center; Highway 395 South; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3; contact Mike Filarski, (541) 571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

17-18CLIO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Flint Rock & Gem Club, Carter Middle School; 300 Upland Drive, 2120 Christner street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students $1.50, Children $1.50 ages 6-12; Free Admissions for Scouts in uniform. Minerals, Rock’s displays & lapidary skills; contact Diana Dady, 2120 Christner Street, Burton, MI 48519, (810) 744-0852; e-mail: ddady@comcast.net; Web site: FlintRockandGem.org

17-18WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Whittier Gem & Mineral Society, Whittier Community Center; 7630 Washington Ave; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; The Whittier Gem and Mineral Society’s annual show “Rocks Rock” will be held on October 17th and 18th, 2015, 10 am to 5 pm. The show will be held at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., Whittier (corner of Mar Vista and Washington Ave). Free admission and parking. There will be vendors featuring minerals, jewelry, gems, and collectables and members demonstrating different aspects of the lapidary hobby. For more information call 626 260-7239.; contact Marcia Goetz

17-18PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; EL DORADO COUNTY MINERAL & GEM SOCIETY, Placerville, CA; Placerville Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $4.00, 12 and under are free; EDCM&G Society’s 32nd Annual Rock & Gem Show. This year’s theme is agate. Displays, dealers and demonstrations and more. Minerals, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, geodes, petrified wood, gold, opal, meteorites, lapidary materials, rough rock and equipment. Lot of free activities for the kids. Buy a geode and watch us cut it open for you! Raffle drawings and door prizes. Buy lunch at our popular concession booth.; contact Karen Newlin, 4232 Gailey Circle, Cameron Park, CA 95682, (530) 676-1643; e-mail: k.m.newlin@comcast.net; Web site: www.rockandgemshow.org

17-18SEDONA, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Sedona Gem and Mineral Club, Sedona Red Rock High School; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3, Children under 12 free!; 16th annual show and sale.indoors and outdoors, 40+ dealers, displays, Kids Corner, hourly and grand raffle prizes, minerals, agates, gemstones, copper, jewelry, lapidary tools and supplies.; contact Bill Schwartz, 75 Sheath Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928) 821-3900; e-mail: bschwar13@msn.com; Web site: www.sedonagemandmineral.org

17-18SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Springfield Expo Center; 635 E. St. Louis Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:30 pm; Adults $5.00, Children $1.00; We are proud to present our 48th Annual Springfield Rock, Gem & Mineral Show at the Springfield Expo Center, on Saturday, October 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, October 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be rock & mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, fossils, grab bags, educational displays, silent auctions, door prizes & more. Paleontologist & Author Neil L Larson will be giving a one hour presentation at 1:30 PM each day.; contact Larry Lillich, PO Box 35, 2131 W. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO 65810, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: omgms.57@gmail.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/SGFGemShow/

17-18BRISTOL, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Bristol Gem & Mineral Club, Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Ave; Sat. 9:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Children 12 and under are Free!; This is a show / sale featuring gems & jewelry; mineral specimens and crystals, fossils and more. There are displays and hands-on educational exhibits and free games and activities for the kids. Complimentary raffle ticket for grand door prize with paid admission; food & refreshments are available. Free parking.; contact David Korzendorfer, 208 Westledge Rd., W. Simsbury, CT 06092, (860) 490-4370; e-mail: dkorzend27@comcast.net; Web site: www.bristolgem.org

17-18SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Springfields EXPO Center (downtown); 635 E. St Louis St; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:30 pm; Adults $5.00, Students $2.50, Children under 12 $1.00; (free parking). OZARK MOUNTAIN GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY Presents our 48th \”Rock, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show; Multi-State & Local Dealers Offering Rocks, Minerals, Gems, (precious & semiprecious), Fine Jewelry, Fossils (2 FREE Lectures by RENOWNED PALOENTOLOGIST), Rough, Slabs, Cabs, Geodes (cracked free), Tools, Books, Gem Mining (sifting for all ages), Private Collection Displays, Silent Auctions, Kids Corner, Games, Educational Materials & Displays, Grab Bags & Much MORE. Bring your unknown Gems & Minerals &\”Ask our Gemologist\”. We\’ll do our best to help ID them. Check us out on FACEBOOK \”Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society\”; or contact omgms.57@gmail.com; or O.M.G.M.S., PO Box 35, 2131 W Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65810; or Phone Larry Lillich 417-882-8449.; contact Larry Lillich, 3239 S Sulgrove Ave, Springfield, MO 65804, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: larrylillich@outlook.com

17-18SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Show and sale; Kanawha Rock And Gem Club, South Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd; Sat. 9:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.50, Children 12 and under free with paid adult; Hourly door prize drawings for items donated by our vendors. Grand Prize drawings; 1st prize – $1000 Gift Certificate to Calvin Broyles Jewelry Store, 2nd prize – $500 Savings Bond. 3rd prize – Gift certificate totaling $200 good towards next year\’s show. There will be demonstrations for Cabochon making, Wire Wrapping, Soapstone Carving, Gold Panning, Flint Knapping, Jewelry Making and others. Shop for one of a kind handcrafted jewelry, crystals, gemstones, fossils and more! Bring the kids and let them craft a piece of jewelry for free at the kids’ table; sift through sand to find treasures galore! You can also pick a geode and crack it open and be the first person ever to see inside! Free parking. Admission fee includes entry to the hourly door prize drawings.; contact Cheryl Lamb, (304) 989-7558; e-mail: lambcheryl@hotmail.com; Web site: Kanawharockandgemclub.org

23-25SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

23-25HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds; 4808 S. Valley Pike, I-81, between exits 240 and 243; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, Herkimers, opals, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

23-25AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem & Mineral Society, Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Rd; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $8, Seniors $7, Students ages 13-18 $2, Children age 12 and under free!; Gem Capers 2015 annual show with over 30 vendors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres, meteorites and lapidary items. This year hosting national federation show (AFMS) and regional federation show (SCFMS) as well as S.C.R.I.B.E. Several talks will be held during the show and are open to public with show admission. Topics such as Central Tx Pegmatites and American diamond mining. See website for more details on schedules. Numerous free exhibits and demos and Touch Table of rocks. For $1 each, view fluorescent minerals, take a spin on Wheel of Fortune, find stones in the Gem Mine, make a piece of jewelry. Fri is youth education day sponsored by Silicon Labs. Fri, Sat, and Sun prizes. Sun is Grand Prize of floor sized globe with semi-precious stone inlay. Sat & Sun hourly door prizes as well. Proceeds support AGMS (501(c)(3) organization) and scholarships in the Earth Sciences.; contact Susan Postlethwait, 6719 B urnet Ln, Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; e-mail: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Web site: www.gemcapers.com

23-25MASON, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Central Michigan Lapidary & Mineral Society, Main Arena, Ingham County Fair Grounds, Mason Mi.; 700E. Ash St., ; Fri. 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, Sat. 10;00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 an-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students $1.00, Children under 12 FREE with paying Adult; Free Parking, 12 Dealers, Club and Guest Displays, children\’s table, mineral identification kits, fluorescent mineral booth, hourly door prizes, mineral identification, petoskey stone polishing, raffle, silent auction, spinning wheel, working demonstrators and more.; contact L. Roger Laylin, 1770 Sandhill Rd., Mason, MI 48854, (517) 349-3249; e-mail: l.r.laylin@gmail.com; Web site: michrocks.org

23-25WEST JORDAN, UTAH: Annual show; R.O.C.K. (Rockhounders Outreach for Community Knowledge), \; 8030 South 1825 West; Fri. 10 am-7 pm, Sat. 10 am-7 pm , Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2, Children 12 and under are *FREE*, SCOUTS IN UNIFORM are *FREE*!; **FREE PARKING** Fun for the ENTIRE family. There will be DOOR PRIZES, SEVERAL SILENT AUCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE THREE DAYS, A TOPAZ FIND, SHOWCASES, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, SCOUTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A MERIT BADGE, A TOUCH TABLE, AUCTION BASKETS, AND A GEM HUNT. THE PRESENTERS WILL HAVE DEMONSTRATIONS OF FLINT KNAPPING, GOLD PANNING, WIRE WRAPPING, DINOSAUR BONES, LAPIDARY, AND GLASS WORKING. Our vendors will have a wide array of slabs, rough rock, cabs, jewelry, Lapidary equipment, Gold panning equipment, finished rock products, and much more. ; contact Angela McMahon, 1060 West Prosperity Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84116, (801) 634-5167; e-mail: RockhoundersOCK@yahoo.com; Web site: RockhoundersOCK.com

24-24ALBANY, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; saco valley gem & mineral cllub, Albany Town Hall; Rt 16; Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Adults $2.00; Annual mineral show and Auction. Local dealers. Auction starts at 1 PM; contact Jonathan Herndon, 110 Ossipee MT Rd, Center Ossipee, NH 03814, (603) 539-3884; e-mail: jherndon1@roadrunner.com; Web site: sacovalleygemandmineralclub.org

24-25CANBY, OREGON: 50th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Kid’s corner, silent auction, magazine and rock slab sales, bargain rock by the bucket or the large piece, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers.; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

24-25BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 West Lake Sammamish Blvd SE; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009, (425) 957-1284

24-25LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Peninsula Gem and Geology Society, Los Altos Youth Center; One No. San Antonio; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $4.00, Children $2.00; contact Steve Jobe, (408) 834-5384; e-mail: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Web site: http://pggs.org/

24-25CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Semi Annual Show; Akron Mineral Society & Summit Lapidary club, Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 Bath Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children $1.00; October 24th & 25 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Fall Gemboree gem and mineral show; Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; Emidio & Sons Party Center, 48 East Bath rd., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Admission: Adults $5.00, Seniors (55+) & Students, $4.00 Children (7-14) $1.00, Children (6 and under) free. Displays of our beautiful gemstone Ohio Flint and members beautiful work, Geo Juniors displays, Dealers with geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads and findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silver smith work, wire wrap, gold findings and more. Children’s activities: make a gem tree, mine for minerals and stones in our gem mine, and take a look in to our kaleidoscope. Members demonstrate throughout the day: Gem Id, wire wrapping, gem trees; cutting and polishing stones and faceting; We have a silent auction and door prizes throughout the day and a children’s treasure hunt. Free parking and wheel chair accessible. Show Chairman: Bob Powers Contact email: Gemboree@outlook.com ; contact Joyce Kish, 3014 Clarkmill Rd., Norton, OH 44203; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com

24-25HONOLULU, HAWAII: Annual show; Rock and Mineral Society of Hawaii, Outrigger on the Beach Hotel, Waikiki; Leahi Room, Upper Lobby, 2335 Kalakaua Ave.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; This is the only mineral show in Hawai‘i, orginzed by and for the members of the Rock & Mineral Society of Hawai\’i, with minerals and gems stones in one location that can be found nowhere else on the islands. ; contact Keith Kruger, PO Box 23020, Honolulu, HI 96823; e-mail: hui.pohaku@gmail.com; Web site: http://pohakugalore.net/Hui_pohaku/Annual-Hawaii-Mineral-Show.html

24-25EVANSVILLE, INDIANA: Annual show; Evansville Lapidary Society, Washington Square Mall; 5011 Washington Ave; Sat. 10 am-7 pm, Sun. 12 pm-5 pm; Admission is Free; Back to our original location- Washington Square Mall featuring 20+ dealers. Junior Rockhounds booth with spin and win game, raffles, hourly door prizes, silent auction, private collectors’ exhibits, arrowheads and artifacts, demonstrations and club booth. Offering specimens, crystals, fossils, minerals, fine jewelry, beads, carvings, rough, geodes, faceted stones, tumbled stones, slabs, cabochons, rough and more; contact Sara Rappee, 413 North Park Dr., Evansville, IN 47710, (812) 589-3079; e-mail: sararappee@gmail.com; Web site: www.evansvillelapidarysociety.tumblr.com

31-31BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap and Sale; Franklin County and Central Penn Rock & Mineral Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8:00 am-3:00 pm; Adults + Seniors $1.00, Students + Children are free!; Located in pavilion among trees; food stand; wonderful time with our hobby; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave, Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717) 552-6554; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

31-31FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA, First United Methodist Church; 840 Trenton Road; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is $2.00, Children are Free; contact Chuck O’Loughlin, 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109, (856) 663-1383; e-mail: ultraviolation@yahoo.com

30-1BOISE, IDAHO: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Idaho; 5610 Glenwood; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Students, Adults + Seniors $7, Children ages 0-11 are free!; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. ; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

30-1BLACK CANYON CITY, ARIZONA: Annual show; High Desert Helpers, Inc., High Desert Park; 19001 E. Jacie Lane; Daily 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 39th Annual Rock-A-Rama Gem & Mineral Show – family friendly, out door, free admission and ample parking. Features 30+ vendors and dealers, minerals, gem stones, jewelry, fossils, crystals, tools, equipment, books, lapidary supplies, gold panning, beading, wire wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting, raffle, rock identification, hourly door prizes, plus food and beverages. ; contact Susan Marley, PO Box 212, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324-0212, 623-295-1970; e-mail: riverdiva@gmail.com; Web site: hgihdeserthelpers.org

31-1PLANT CITY, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club, Strawberry Festival Expo ; 2301 W. Oak Ave.; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults + Seniors $5.00, Students $4.00, Children Under 12 are Free! ; Great for all ages! There will be over 40 vendors selling rough material, slabs, mineral specimens and finished jewelry. Club members will host tables with handcrafted jewelry and lapidary items for sale. See live demonstrations; enjoy our silent auctions; explore the touch table and sluice; and win door prizes throughout the day. For discount coupon visit our web site at www.tampabayrockclub.com ; contact Norma Jackson, 6036 Golf & Sea Blvd., Apollo Beach, FL 33572, (813) 641-7897; e-mail: jjnj6036@verizon.net; Web site: www.TampaBayRockClub.com

31-1OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society, Oklahoma State Fair Park; 3001 General Pershing Boulevard; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00; contact Dale Moore, 12352 Spring Cir, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 834-0765; e-mail: HALFFULL101-ROCKNGEM@YAHOO.COM; Web site: HTTP://OMGS-MINERALS.ORG

31-1OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: every two years; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society, Oklahoma City, OK; Moderan Living Bldg., Fair Grounds, 10th & May; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are free; Competitive and non-competitive cases, silent auction, children’s corner, demonstrations, door prizes, dealers.; contact Dale Moore, 12352 Spring Circle, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 834-0765; e-mail: halffull101-omgs2@yahoo.com; Web site: omgs.org

31-1MIDLAND , MICHIGAN: Annual show; Mid-Michigan Rock club, Great Hall; 5121 Bay City Road; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $1.00, Children .50¢; contact Dale Foster, 6113 Partridge Lane, Midland, MI 48640, (989) 513-7254; e-mail: MMRCrockclub@yahoo.com

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August 2015

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

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

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

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


September 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 3, 2015
Photo: Robyn Hawk at the West Coast Gem & Mineral Show
July 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#GemShows Gem & Mineral Shows June 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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