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June 2016


3-4—PRICE, UTAH: Annual show; Patrick Braun, Carbon County Event Center; 310 South Fairgrounds Road; Daily 10-7, Daily 10-7; Free Admission; 10th Annual Castle Country Rock, Fossil and Mineral Show. Please join us for this free family event. Fossils, minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, petrified wood, lapidary equipment, demonstrations and much, much more.

3-5—CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Jenny Macias, 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 our annual gem show in Cloverdale, CA featuring gems, minerals, beads, crystals, fossils, jewelry, rough & polished stone, turquoise, Native American silver jewelry, nepalese singing bowls, carvings and more. Free Admission and Fun for the whole family!

3-5—BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Puyallup Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Swiss Park; 9205 198th Avenue East; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission ; A Rockhound's dream come true! Beautiful displays, fossils, rare minerals, healing stones, lapidary demonstrations, club sales, silent auctions, kids activities, local & out of town vendors, raffle, drawing on Sunday, hourly door prizes.
Website: puyallupgemclub.org

3-5—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st St; 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 

Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

3-5—FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA: Annual show; Coconino Lapidary Club, Outdoor Market at Silver Saddle; Highway 89N & Silver Saddle Rd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-4; Free Adnission; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. There will be an education zone for kids of all ages along with raffle drawings.; contact Wayne Scott, Flagstaff, AZ, (928)-607-3185; e-mail: 4nsgsrocks@gmail.com

3-5—BIG BEAR LAKE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Gems of the West, The Big Bear Lake Convention Centre; 42900 Big Bear Blvd; Fri. 9 -5 , Sat. 9-5 , Sun. 9 -4 ; Adults daily admission $8/ Weekend pass $15, Seniors Free Admission, Students daily $4/ Weekend pass $7, Children under 5 free; "Minerals in the Mountains" is an opportunity to attend a high quality Gem Mineral & Fossil Show in the surrounding of Beautiful Big Bear Lake in Southern California. Dealers selling a wide variety of minerals, jewelry, faceted stones, gemstones, fossils, copper splash, meteorites, crystals, rough rocks, slabs, lapidary supplies and much more. Rockhounds selling their own specimens. Hourly door prize throughout the weekend. Saturday features a kids show with prizes for display and knowledge of minerals. Kids tables available throughout the show where young visitors may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens. ; contact Janet Roberts, 2129 First Lane, Big Bear City, CA 92314, (909)-547-0010; e-mail: mineralshow@gemsofthewest.co; 
Website: www.gemsofthewest.com

3-5—WAUSEON, OHIO: Annual show; State Line Gem & Mineral Society, Fulton County Fair Jr Fair Bldg; 1814 SR 108, Exit 34 off Oh Turnpike; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children 12 & under free; Come join us at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building in Wauseon, OH for our 55th Annual Show. We are proud of our show boasting with demonstrations, silent auction, door prizes, mine safety class by Joel Vicary, soap stone carving class by Sandy Cline, and homemade food available at reasonable prices. We will be giving demonstrations on cutting and shaping cabochons, wire wrapping, kids activities, and geode cracking with geodes from Indiana and Mexico. There will be rough material for those who start from scratch, cabs and beads who just put there personal touch on their art, and finished pieces for those who just appreciate the finished pieces of jewelry.
Website: www.statelinegms.com

3-5—COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: Annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center; 3650 N. Nevada Ave; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $5, Children 12 and under free; This is the 53rd Annual Pikes Peak Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. We have taken the show inside. New location. Same great show only better because we are inside and can have nicer displays. The Gold Panners Club will be teaching all you folks to pan for gold. The club will hold their annual silent auction thru out the entire show. The Pebble Pups will have an awesome kids area with lots of fun and interesting things for all the kids to do. Club members will be there to talk to anyone that is interested in joining the club and learning all about Gems and Minerals and how to find them. Come and join us for fun, food, gems, minerals, custom jewelry and lots of learning!;
Website: www.csms-web.org

3-5—LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; North Orange County Gem & MIneral Society, La Habra Community Center; 101 W. La Habra Blvd.; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Dealers, displays, demonstrations, raffles, geode cutting, silent auction from an old estate and kids’ activities. 
Website: www.nocgms.com

4-4—DELTA, COLORADO: Annual show; Delta County Rock Wranglers, Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Drive; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Delta County Rock Wranglers presents the Rock, Gem & Mineral Show with lots of dealers, exhibits, door prizes and family activities.

4-4—MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association (PESA), Macungie Memorial Park; 70 Poplar Street; Sat. 8:30-3; Adults $2, Children under 12 free; Welcome to the Spring Mineralfest sponsored by PESA! Located in Macungie Memorial Park and featuring two floors of dealers, free gold panning demonstrations. Outdoor tailgating dealers will also be present weather permitting and additional indoor show features include hourly door prizes, a PESA and show information table, and other surprises.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Earth-Sciences-Association-PESA-mineralfest-and-clubs-1555170821375067/

4-5—COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO: Annual show; North Idaho Mineral Club, Kootenai County Fairgrounds; Kathleen & Gov't Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free with adult

4-5—MCCALLA, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society, Tannehille Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Parkway; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; This is a fun, family, outdoor show at the lovely Tannehill State Park. There will be several vendors with all types of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry and more. We will have door prizes, children's games, and demonstration classes for all to enjoy.
Website: http://www.lapidaryclub.com/

4-5—SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: Annual show; Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Institute of Natural Science Grounds; 2327 W Farm Road 190; Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; The Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society is proud to present our annual Rock & Gem Fair for 2016. We'll have 2 days of vendors, exhibits, information & activities for all ages. Rocks, gems, fossils, geodes, minerals, jewelry, used equipment, etc will be available.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SGFGemFair

4-5—GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Glendora Gems, Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; There will be displays, food, silent auction, and demonstrations.

4-5—MONROE, NEW YORK: Show and sale; Orange County Mineral Society, OCMS New York; 1010 Rt 17M; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Children $3; On display: The most complete Mastodon found in NY State - Extensive Local Mineral Collection,and new fluorescent mineral display
Website: www.orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

4-5—MARION, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Fohs Hall; 201 N. Walker Street; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Admission with donations; The 11th Annual Ben E. Clement Gem, Mineral, Fossil, And Jewelry Show with Digs. We will have vendor tables, hourly door prizes, an Indian artifact display, silent auctions, children's activities, and a Ky. Geological Survey Booth. There will be museum tours featuring minerals from the famous Ky/IL Fluorspar District. There will be digs to local mines where you can collect fluorite and related minerals.
Website: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

4-5—CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK: Annual show; Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfield Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Free crafts with admission, soapstone carving, wire wrapping, exhibits, UVBob fluorescent mineral show, sluice, geode cutting, and much more
Website: www.wcgmc.org

4-5—MANSFIELD, OHIO: Annual show; Richland Lithic and Lapidary Society, Richland County Fairgrounds; 750 N Home Rd, Arts and Crafts Building; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Children ages 6-16 $3; The show will feature quality dealers selling minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry. The show will be held at the Arts and Crafts Building located in the Richland County Fairgrounds. The theme for the show is " Ohio's Gemstone Flint-Past and Present". The show will focus on the connection between the flint tools made by Native Americans and the jewelry and related objects made today. There will be special displays of artifacts and flint objects.

9-12—FAIRPLAY, 80440, COLORADO: Annual show; Greg Tunnicliff, MiddleFork RV Resort; Junction 255 & US Hwy. 285; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; Free Admission; Dealers with gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils, tools. Look for the Fairplay Show tab on the web site;
Website: http://www.abqfallshow.wix.com/contin-tail

10-12—PARK HILLS , MISSOURI: Annual show; Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Missouri Mines Historic Site at St. Joe State Park; 4000 State Highway 32, Park Hills, MO 63601; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; 19th Annual Rock Swap. Fun for entire family, visit Historic site Mining, Mineral Museum, auctions of minerals and rock jewelry to benefit museum. Co-Sponsored Missouri State Parks, Mineral Area Gem Mineral Society & Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs.;
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639945622947249/

11—KENT, CONNETICUT: Annual show; Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science, Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Road (RTE7); Sat. 9-4; Free Admission
Website: www.ctamachinery.com

11-SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 5th Annual Rock Swap; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society, St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie; Sat. 11-5; Free Admission; Come for a day of fun and great deals for rockhounds of all ages, including special activities for kids. Rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, geodes, cabochons, handmade jewelry, and more.;
Website: www.chicagorocks.org

11-12—SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd., at Buchanan; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; adults $10, 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.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com;
Website: www.crystalfair.com

11-12—DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Durham Convention Center; 301 W. Morgan St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; 
Web site: www.beadshows.com

11-12—BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butter Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admisision $3, Children under 12 free; There will be fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, etc, 20+ exhibits, a silent auction, and a children’s games area.

11-12—CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Annual show; Tellus Science Museum, Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tellus Dr; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $14, Seniors $12, Students/Children $10; Get ready for summer's biggest indoor/outdoor event at Tellus Schience Museum. Gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry from all around the country will be set up in the Banquet Rooms and on the back lawn of the museum. You will see rare and exotic jewelry, plus ancient fossils and mineral specimens from around the world that you can purchase for your own collection. There will be various geology-themed children’s activities in the Great Hall. Purchase a geode at one of the demonstration tents and have it cracked open right in front of you to see what treasure may lie inside.; contact Shelly Redd; e-mail: michellep@tellusmuseum.org; 
Web site: tellusmuseum.org

16-19—PRINEVILLE, OREGON: Annual show; Prineville Rockhound Association, Crook County Fairgrounds; 1280 S Main ; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Potluck and members meeting Friday night. Public Auction Saturday night
Web site: prinevillerocks.com

17-18—QUARRYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Retail show; Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club, Solanco Fairgrounds; 172 South Lime St.; Fri. 12-8, Sat. 9-4; Adults $3, Children under 12 free

17-19—VICTOR, COLORADO: Annual show; Southern Teller County Focus Group, Victor, CO; 300 N. Third St; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; The fourth annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public. The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals, gems, hand-crafted jewelry, mining antiques, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, hand-crafted furniture with mineral inlays, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens, as well as gold and gem panning for the kids at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. ; contact Ruth Zalewski, POB 328, Victor, CO 80860, (719) 689-2675; e-mail: stcfg@victorcolorado.com; 
Web site: http://victorcolorado.com

17-19—SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, 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

17-19—ELDON, MISSOURI: Annual show; Osage Rock and Mineral Club, The Eldon Community Center; 309 E 2nd Street; Fri. 2-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; Plan to attend our 15th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show. Show features: gem stones, jewelry, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, geodes, cabochons, custom jewelry, gift items, displays, demonstrations, kids games and prizes; as well as Special Fluorescent Mineral Displays and our popular 'pick your own' Geode booth.

17-19—CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO: Annual show; Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Society, The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park; 1504 Miehls; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; 51st annual show! Gems, minerals, agates, crystals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry and more. Silent auctions. Door Prizes. Spinning wheel for the kids. Demonstrations and exhibits by Society Members. Proceeds from raffle and auctions support scholarships to New Mexico Technical University School of Mines.
Website: www.carlsbadgms.org

18—LA PLATA, MARYLAND: swap/sale/potlick picnic; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club, Gilbert Run Recreational Park; 13140 Charles Street; Sat. 9-5; Free Admission; Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club
Website: SMRMC.org

18-19—FREDERIC, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Indianhead Rock and Mineral Club, Frederic High School; 1437 Clam Falls Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission

18-19—NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, TN State Fairgrounds; 500 Wedgewood Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows.; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

24-26—FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road; Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Children under 16 free; Ticket is good all 3 days. Beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silver and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Directr, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; 
Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26—SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; 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; 
Website: http://www.gemfaire.com

24-26—FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Augusta Expo; 277 Expo Road, (I-64 Exit 91); Fri. 10 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; $4 Admission, Children under 16 free; Annual show. Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize. Free Parking.; contact Van Wimmer - Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, 540-384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; 
Web site: www.toteshows.com

24-26—BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County Fairground; US Highway50; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 51st Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Sponsored by the Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc. There will be wide variety of gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment & supplies, rockhound & prospecting supplies, 4-H project material, science project material. ; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553, (812)-295-3463; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

24-26—KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Annual show; Shows of Integrity, KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador DR; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more. Exhibitors from around the world will be selling everything from costume jewelry to fine jewelry. Don't Miss this show for all your jewelry business needs
Website: www.showsofintegrity.com

25-26—CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Veterans Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making classes, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. 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
Website: http://www.culvercityrocks.org/fiesta.htm

25-26—POMPANO BEACH , FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

25-26—GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Gilsum Recreational Committee, Gilsum Elementary School; 640 Route 10; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; Free Admission; The 52nd annual Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show features more than 65 rock and gem dealers, swappers,and collectors from around the world offering beryl, quartz crystals, fossils, meteorites, semi-precious stones, gemstone and wire-wrap jewelry, and rocks and minerals of all sorts. Displays range from newly found specimens in the rough to fossils, prized collector’s pieces and hand crafted jewelry. This family event includes panning for minerals, a chicken barbeque, ham and bean dinner with homemade pies and more
Website: http://www.gilsum.org/rockswap

25-26—NEWPORT, OREGON: 53rd Annual Rock and Gem Show; Oregon Coast Agate Club, National Guard Armory; 541 SW Coast Hwy, Hwy 101; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $2, Children 12 and under free; Features demonstrations, kids corner, a silent auction, a raffle and more
Website: www.coastagates.org

Information via Rock & Gem
Photo: Robyn Hawk AKA @AFlyOnTheWall


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CGMA'S 40th Anniversary Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show
One of the Midwest region's largest events for rockhounds by rockhounds 
- and Illinois largest!
Where: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL
When: Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29, 2016
Retail and wholesale show hours, 
Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (wholesale till 3 p.m.)


Who and What: More than 30 nationally known dealers, amazing exhibits by museums and private collectors, great educational guest speakers, silent auction, Kids' Room, door prizes, hands-on demonstrations of jewelry making, geode cracking, gold panning, opal cutting, sliver smithing, glass fusing, fossil preparation, and more.

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

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#Gemshows Retail & Wholesale Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows in May 2016

May 3, 2016
Sunstone via Spectrum Sunstone Mine
May 2016

5-7LOGAN, UTAH: Annual show; Cache Rock and Gem Club, Bridgerland Applied Tech. Center; 1000 West 1400 North; Thu. 10-8, Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; Rocks, minerals, fossils, displays, educational exhibits, hands-on demos, supplies, vendors & door prizes. Many activities for kids. Snacks available.; contact Craig Stewart, 583 Harmony Place, Brigham City, UT 84302, (435)-730-5556; e-mail: candmstewart@msn.com; Web site: cacherockclub.weebly.com

6-7MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS: Wholesale and retail show; The Innovative Beads Expo, Embassy Suites Hotel; 123 Boston Post Rd West; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; Free Admission; Quality beads, great prices, best vendors! All at The Innovative Beads Expo. The shows are designed for beginners and advanced Beaders, Designers & Jewelry makers, Hobbyists and Gift seekers. Offering quality gemstones, semi-precious stones, sterling beads, findings & charms, Czech, seed beads, pearls; and latest styles in finished jewelry, kits and beading supplies then make your way to the Innovative Beads Expo.; contact EXPO USA , NY; e-mail: Shows@IBExpos.com

6-8FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC, Carpenter Building; 1288 Georgia Rd.(US441); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Finished gold and silver jewelry, silver and gold findings, minerals, fossils, cab & facet rough, demonstrations, and much more.; contact Norman Holbert, 180 Camelot Estates Road, Franklin, NC 28734, 828 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net; Web site: www.fgmm.org

6-8MCPHERSON, KANSAS: Show and sale; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club, 4-H Building and Grounds; 710 W Woodside; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; Free Admission; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club’s 24th Annual Show and Sale. Vendors from across the US featuring precious and semi-precious gems, minerals, fossils, petrified wood, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary work, slabs, cabs and much, much more. Hourly door prizes and a kids spin all three days. Auction Saturday at 7:15 PM. ; contact Kim Vasper, 1489 Janasu Road, McPherson, KS 67460, 620755415; e-mail: kimvasper@yahoo.com; Web site: www.wedigrocks.org

6-8COSTA 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

6-8HALLSVILLE, MISSOURI: Show and sale; Central Missouri Rock and Lapidary Club, Bob LeMone Building; 500 Route OO; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adultd $6, 60+ and youth 12-18 $3.00, Seniors/Children 12-18 $3, Chlidren 11 and under free; Demonstrations and mineral exhibits and rock ID. Special childrens’ activities and kidz mine. Many dealers from the Midwest. Fossils, gemstones rare and precious, stones for cabbing and rough along with findings and jewelry ready to wear. Geode cutting is available at time of purchase. Silent auctions will be held every day along with door prizes and a snack bar with hot food is available. GPS will bring you right to the front door. Only 15 minutes north of Columbia.; contact Esta Helms, Columbia, MO, (573)-567-0237; Web site: http://cmrlc.org

6-8MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society, Cobb County Civic Center ; 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; Free Admission; The Georgia Mineral Society’s 48th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show. Door Prizes! Special door prize for students! Win a great prize for yourself and for your school! ; contact Shelley Stubbs, (678)-612-7293; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

7-7WATERLOO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Annual show; KW Gem and Mineral Club, Waterloo Community Arts Centre; 25 Regina Street South, Canada; Sat. 10-4; Free Admission; The KW Gem and Mineral Club invites everyone to our annual Gem and Mineral Show. Find gemstones, rocks, minerals and hand crafted jewelry, displays, fossils, beads and demonstrations. ; contact Donna Hollander, (519)-571-1418; Web site: http://www.calaverite.com/kwgmc/

7-8ROSEBURG, OREGON: 46th Annual Show ; Umpqua Gem and Mineral Club, Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is free!; dealers, demonstrators, silent auction, raffle, & kids activities; contact Sue Woodman, (541) 672-3486; e-mail: rocksandhorses3@gmail.com

7-8BILLINGS, MONTANA: Annual show; Billings Gem and Mineral Club, Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium; 1125 Broadwater Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; $1 discount coupon in Billings Gazette newspaper; contact Doug True, 406 670 0506; e-mail: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com

7-8RENO, NEVADA: Annual show; Reno Gem and Mineral Society, Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors/Students $4, Children free; This is the 51st Annual Jackpot of Gems Show featuring over 50 club member displays. There are hourly door prizes, and over 25 dealers bringing beautiful gems from all over the world. There are over a dozen demonstrations on how to make beautiful jewelry. ; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, 775-358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

7-8LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-06, Sun. 10-05; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children free; 58th Annual show and Sale; This year the Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society is Hosting the South Central Federation Convention (SCFMS), at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Vendors with jewelry, loose stones, rough, cabs, slabs, geodes, beads, gemstones, mineral Specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres, and lapidary tools. Hourly door prizes.Our kid’s area will have games and grab bags, and we will feature displays by our youth. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3) organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas Tech.; contact Walter Beneze, 4204 45th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413, 806-797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

7-8ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Club, Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30 ; Free Admission; Searchers 57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show Door Prizes, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations, silent auctions, exhibits, gold panning, dealers, free and low cost children’s activities, raffles.; contact Debra Tanner, 1148 E Sycamore Ave, Orange, CA 92866, (714)-329-0290; e-mail: Debra.Tanner@rockwellcollins.com; Web site: www.searchersrocks.org

7-8BRAINERD, MINNESOTA: Annual show; Cuyuna Rock, Gem, & Mineral Society, Crow Wing County Fairgrounds; 2000 S.E. 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults/Seniors $1 Admission, Students/Children Free Admission; 14th Annual. Exhibits, crafts, art, jewelry, demonstrations, displays, flint knappers, ask the Wizard of Rocks, kids’ korner activities, free prizes for kids, door prizes, rock cutting, great concessions. All people in uniform and disabled free.; contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. S.W., Nisswa, MN 56468, (218)-829-4992; e-mail: sharon@agatesrock.com; Web site: www.cuyunarockclub.org

7-8BOZEMAN, MONTANA: Annual show; Bozeman Gem and Mineral Club, Gallatin County Fairgrounds; 901 North Black Avenue at Tamerack St; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3, 12 & under free; Over 15 dealers, gem, mineral, jewelry, fossils and beads. Member & dealer displays, silent auction, grab bags, garnet tables and raffles. Including a separate raffle of a large museum-quality mineral specimen. $1. off Mother’s Day (Sunday) coupons in Bozeman Chronicle.; contact Jerry Hancock, PO Box 11001, Bozeman, MT 59719; e-mail: jaegers@bresnan.net

7-8BOULDER, NEVADA: Annual show; Southern Nevada Gem & Mineral Society, Boulder City, NV; Parks and Recreation Building; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; contact Sheri Johnson, (702)-525-0256; e-mail: sngms2013@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.snvgms.org/showpage.htm

7-8GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO: Annual show; Grand Junction, Two Rivers Convention Center; 159 Main Street, corner of 1st and Main; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; Adults/Seniors $3, Students $1, Children under 11 free; Our 69th Annual show has dealers featuring rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads and more, demonstrators, special exhibits, silent auction, grab bags, door prizes, kids corner, faceting competition and a black light display of minerals sponsored by the Math and Science Center.; contact Chuck Duncan, (970)-270-8068; e-mail: dchuck3111@yahoo.com

7-8KINGMAN , ARIZONA: Annual show; Mohave County Gemstoners Club, Kingman Academy of Learning; 3420 N. Burbank; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; We will have an educational room and a kid’s play area with diggings for rocks and fossils. ; contact Robert Pedersen, 3760 N. Steel Ave. , Kingman, AZ 86409, (928)-692-8910; Web site: www.gemstoners.org

7-8ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Searchers Gem and Mineral Society, Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; Door prizes, children’s activities, magnificent mineral displays, gold panning, demonstrations of cabochon making, gem carving, jewelry making and more, incredible vendors and the best silent auction around!; contact Margaret Hogarth, P.O. Box 3492, Anaheim, CA 92803, (909)-597-7033; e-mail: hogarth.m@gmail.com; Web site: www.searchersrocks.org

13-15SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; 80 vendors selling minerals, fossils, gemstones, lapidary materials, decorator items, jewelry, beads and more.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, 505-867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

13-15SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H St; 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

13-15SOUTH JORDAN , UTAH: Annual show; Wasatch Gem Society, Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free; Come see thousands of rocks, minerals and fossils. Lots of great dealers and large selection of club tables for kids and adults. Beautiful showcases displaying the wonders of the rock and mineral world.; contact Roberta Chase, PO Box 1397, Sandy, UT 84091, 801-966-0639; e-mail: chase12@comcast.net; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

13-15YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral SOciety, Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival; Yucaipa Boulevard; Fri. 6 -9 , Sat. 11 -10 , Sun. 12-6 ; Free Admission; Highlights of the show include 20 top quality dealers with awesome deals on unique and rare gems, rough rock, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, and more; educational and hands-on activities and demonstrations; kids activities; raffle with wonderful prizes, including cash, lapidary, and many other prizes from local merchants and dealers ; contact Lee Peterson, 31059 Nice ave., Mentone, CA 92359, (909)-794-0731; e-mail: res09ayd@verizon.net; Web site: http://yvgms.org

13-15JOPLIN, MISSOURI: Annual show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society, Joplin Museum; 504 Schifferdecker Ave; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; Free Admission; 10th Annual Spring Rock Swap. Show will be held inside Joplin Museum this year. Located in historic Schifferdecker Park at the intersection of 7th street and Schifferdecker Ave. Joplin MO 64801. For information please email, I am deaf.; contact Chris Wiseman; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

14-14BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap & Sale; Franklin County & Cen Penn R & M Clubs, South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Road; Sat. 8-3; Adults/Seniors $1, Students/Children free; Located in outdoor covered Pavilion with electric and food stand.; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave, Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717)-552-6554; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

14-14ARLINGTON , TEXAS: annual swap meet; Arlington Gem and Mineral club, Arlington club house; 1408 Gibbons Rd; Sat. 7-2; Free Admission; Outdoor swap meet with all things lapidary/jewelry/metal-smithing/glass. Equipment, saws grinders and no telling what else, rocks to cabochons, crystals, metal working equipment and no telling what all. Pot luck in the clubhouse at noon.; contact Jack Spinks, 661 E Main ste #200, Apt 236, Midlothian, TX 76065, (469)-515-6358; e-mail: jlspinks@sbcglobal.net; Web site: agemclub.com

14-15WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Wisconsin Geological Society, Muellner Bldg – Hart Park; 72nd and W. State St ; Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00 or 2/5.00, Children are Free; The show features 20+ dealers from all over the Midwest who sell lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, and more. Children’s activities, exhibits, displays and presentations round out the show. The show will be held indoors at the Muellner Building at Hart Park in Wauwatosa, WI. The Park Entrance is at 72nd and W. State St. Wauwatosa WI. (about 6 miles west of downtown Milwaukee and 1 mile north of I94). Admission $3.00, 2 for $5.00, accompanied children under 16 Free. Parking is Free. ; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

14-15HERMISTON, OREGON: Annual show; Hatrockhounds Gem and Mineral Society, Hermiston Conference Center; 415 Highway 395 South; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children 12 and under free with adult; contact Mike Filarski, (541)-571-2593; e-mail: stonemorlin1@netscape.net

14-15N. CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, College Center @ Trident Technical College; 7000 Rivers Ave; Sat. 10-5, Fri. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

14-15MAYS LANDING, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds , Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds Clubhouse; 2641 Cologne Ave. ; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; Free Admission; Rain or shine! Food on premise. ; contact Billie Brockhum, (609)-879-1179; Web site: http://www.capeatlanticrockhounds.com/

14-15NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Annual show; Parma Lapidary, Soccer Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $6; Join us as the Parma Lapidary Club hosts it 48th Annual Cleveland Gems and Jewelry Show! Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday. The show will include jewelry arts, gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, custom & handmade jewelry, and beads available for purchase. There will also be exhibits, live demo’s, kid’s corner, silent auctions and much more. On Sunday (1p to 3p) an expert in vintage jewelry will identify and give you a verbal est. of value for your jewelry pieces for free!; contact Karl Creed, 273 Finchfield Circle, Macedonia, OH 44056, (330)-840-9422; e-mail: cjm101@hotmail.com; Web site: www.parmalapidary.com

14-15ST. JOSEPH , MICHIGAN: Show and sale; Blossomland Gem & Mineral Society, Lake Michigan Catholic Elementary School; 3165 Washington Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-6; Free Admission; contact Nancy Wolfe, (269)-983-4900

20-22SANTA 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. ; contact Yooy Nelson, 503-252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

21-21FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA, First United Methodist Church; 840 Trenton Road; Sat. 9-4; Admission $2, Children free admission; Rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, jewelry & all things related to the earth sciences. ; contact Eric Brosius, 157 Cobalt Ridge Dr. S., Levittwon, PA 19057, (215)-945-1039; e-mail: ebrosiusrock@aol.com; Web site: http://rockandmineralclub.wix.com/lowerbuckscountypa

21-22HAMILTON, MONTANA: Annual show; Bitterroot Gem and Mineral , Ravalli County Fairgrounds; First Interstate Center, 100 Old Corvallis Road; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free; $5 per family; contact Steve Vieth, (406)-381-7597; e-mail: viethsteve88@gmail.com

21-22SHOW LOW, ARIZONA: Annual show; White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club, Elks Club; 805 E. Whipple; Sat. 12-7, Sun. 12-5; Adults $2, Seniros 70+ free, Children 18 & under free; Door Prizes hourly, raffle, silent auction, egg carton collection for children, field trip on Saturday, local & professional vendors, daily demonstrations, display cases, fossils, gems, minerals and fluorescents.; contact Rick Olson, (928)-251-0949; e-mail: walkaround@earthlink.net; Web site: whitemountain-azrockclub.org

21-22TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, FL State Fairgrounds ; 4800 US – 301 ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

21-22BENNINGTON, VERMONT: Annual show; Southwestern Vermont Mineral Club, Grace Christian School; 104 Kocher Drive; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; Admission $5; Gem sluice for kids. Door prizes.; contact William Cotrofeld , PO Box 235, East Arlington, VT 05252, (802)-375-6782; e-mail: cotrofeldauto@comcast.net

21-22LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Annual show; Tallman Rock Chippers, Lake Co. Fairgrounds; 1400 N 4th; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admissin or Donations; We have a good variety of vendors for the weekend. Activities for kids. Field trips for those interested in local rock and the Oregon Sunstone (leave 8am each day).; contact LeRoy Johnson, 39 N L St, Lakeview, OR 97630, (541)-947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

27-29SALEM, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Salem Civiv Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5 (Good all 3 days), Free under age 16; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer – Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.net

27-30SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Panhandle Rock and Gem Club, Riverside Zoo Campground; 1600 S Beltline Hwy. W.; Daily 8-5; Free Admission; contact Dale Tikalsky, (308)-631-7814; e-mail: rockhound0720@hotmail.com

28-29WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA), DuPage County Fairgrounds; 2015 Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 13 free; Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Association (CGMA) 40th Anniversary Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show. Our Ruby Jubilee! Over 30 retail and wholesale dealers, special exhibits, gold panning, silent auction, door prizes, Kids Korner, demonstrations of jewelry making, silversmithing, wire-wrapping, cabochon-making, opal cutting, gem trees, faceting, and more. Air-conditioned. Food available. Special block of hotel rooms at discounted rates through May 6.; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (312)-623-1554; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com or cgma@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cgma.squarespace.com

28-29FORT WORTH, TEXAS: Annual show; Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club, AmonG. Carter Exhibit Building, Will Rogers Memorial Center; 3401 W. Lancaster; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $4, Children under 16 free; 65th annual Gem, Jewelry, Bead, Fossil and Mineral Show and Sale. Exhibits, kid’s games. Hourly door prizes, silent auction and grand prize raffle.; contact Steve Hiliard, PO Box 418, Decatur, TX 76234, (817)-925-5760; e-mail: fwgmc@embarqmail.com; Web site: fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

28-29BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: Annual show; Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society, Joppa Shrine Temple; 13280 Shriners Blvd, N Ex 41 off I-10; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Adults $5, CHildren under 12 free; There will be demonstrations, displays, door prizes & kids’ activities.; contact William Smith, (251)-937-3529; e-mail: gulfportgems@gmail.com; Web site: gulfportgems.org

28-29SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Sedona Red Rock High School ; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children free; The Annual Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale. Vendors from across the region will be offering unique and interesting mineral specimens, crystals, gemstones, jewelry, beads, fossils, findings and cutting material 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 natural 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 experience the entire family will enjoy. ; contact Greg Capatch, 106 Vista Bonita Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336, (928)-554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

28-29SEDONA, ARIZONA: Annual show; CKM Productions, LLC, Sedona Red Rock High School; Upper Red Rock Loop Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children under 12 free; The Annual Spring Mineral and Jewelry Expo and Sale. 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. An hourly raffle will be held for a chance to win one of many beautiful prizes to be offered throughout the show, and food will be available for purchase as well. This is a fun and educational experience the entire family will enjoy.; contact Greg Capatch, (928)-554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com; Web site: https://www.facebook.com/CKMProductionsLLC/

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#PlanYourGemShow DINOSAURS ARE BACK AT THE NJ CONVENTION & EXPO CENTER APRIL 8-10 #GemShows

April 6, 2016
DINOSAURS ARE BACK 
AT THE NY/NJ MINERAL, FOSSIL, GEM & JEWELRY SHOW 
NJ CONVENTION & EXPO CENTER APRIL 8-10



A 38-foot long Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton locked in mortal combat with a Triceratops, a special exhibit ‘Natural Histories’ from the American Museum of Natural History, the hugely popular glow-in-the-dark ultraviolet mineral room from the Sterling Hill Mining Museum, two dozen unique exhibits from private collectors including ‘The History of Radiation’, children’s activities like geode busting, gemstone sluicing, metal detection, and a fossil dig, meet the stars of the TV show ‘Prospectors’, and see lots more dinosaurs, whales, and other fossil & mineral treats. All this and more surprises await you at the 5th annual NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show running April 8 thru 10 at the NJ Convention and Expo Center. Come join 15,000 other like-minded nature and science lovers. You simply cannot miss this ‘New Jersey Top 5 Family Event’!
In addition to exhibits, attractions, and demonstrations, you can browse 300 vendor booths of treasures from the Earth and Space. Everything is for sale and priced from $1 dollar to $1 million. This is the largest gem show on the East Coast and will offer exotic minerals, crystals, gold, silver, artisan jewelry, fossils of every description and age, dinosaurs (and their poop), meteorites, home décor, Lithuanian fossil amber (with and without insects), Arizona petrified wood, Mexican turquoise, Australian opals, Columbia emeralds, Afghanistan tourmaline, Mohave agates, Brazilian amethyst, Madagascar ammonites, Indian Zeolites, Zaire malachite, Chinese fluorite, Moroccan mosasaur teeth, California gold nuggets, Burma rubies, Russian meteorites, NJ ultraviolet rocks, and so much, much more.
The NY / NJ Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show is organized and run by Eons Expos, a team of four Jersey siblings that also organizes similar shows in Denver and Tucson. The show nearly fills the 150,000 sq. foot NJ Expo Center and the always-changing special exhibits keep you coming back.
Download  the Show Guide 
Free parking. Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and over, $5 for Children ages 5 – 11, and those under 5 are free. One admission is good for all three days. The $5 children’s ticket includes a free UV mineral that will glow under the black light in the UV room. The first 1,000 children receive a free piece of fossil dinosaur bone from the Dinosaurs Rock booth. Show hours are Noon to 9 pm on Friday, and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday & Sunday. The on-site eatery offers reasonably priced meals and there is enough to keep your attention that you’ll want to stay for three or four hours. 
Please visit www.NJ.show for more info.

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#Gemshows #Retail & #Wholesale Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Shows -March & April 2016

March 22, 2016
Tanzanian Zircon    PrimagemsUSA.com
March & April 2016

25-26 – HONG KONG:   this show presents “‘The Wonderful World of Minerals’ with displays of minerals, fossils, books and equipment for sale.” The 2015 Show returns to the Society’s original venue, the auditorium in the Boys and Girls Clubs Assoc., conveniently situated in the heart of Wanchai, with easy access by MTR and other public transport. Along with specimens and equipment for sale, the show features educational exhibits that bring to life the various aspects of geoloty and mineralogy, something for everyone’s unique interest — like the wonderful symmetry, color and beauty of naturally occurring crystals; or the study of how minerals form; or examining the strange creatures from eons past, leaving their imprints in the rocks for us to marvel at… http://www.minsochk.org/ENG/home.php

25-27SPOKANE, WASHINGTON: 57th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show – Honoring our Armed Forces; Rock Rollers of Spokane Washington, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; n.604 Havana ; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm , Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $5, Children 12 and under free; Over 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, gemstones, minerals, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize. ; contact Vonnie Dillon, (509) 951-8173; e-mail: showchair@rockrollers.org

25-27SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. 10-6, 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

26-27ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society, Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $6 Admission, Seniors $5 Admission, Children under 12; This is a very large Gem and Mineral Show, rain or shine!!! A fantastic educational family event!! Something intriguing for everyone! Over 55+ vendors featuring: Minerals, Crystals, Gemstones, Metal Detectors, Mining Equipment and Supplies, Locally mined Gold, Fine quality Nugget Jewelry, Gold Panning – take home REAL GOLD, Fossils, Meteorites, Polished Stones, Brilliant Ethiopian Opal, World Class Mineral Specimens, Fluorescent Minerals, Handcrafted Jewelry, Lapidary Equipment and Supplies, Tourmaline, Gold, Sunstones. “Kids Education Station” a special interactive educational kids area. Lapidary demonstrations – Silent Auctions. Also, we bring the Museum to you!! – with over 35 Unique Exhibits – Raffle Prizes – Hourly Door Prizes – Fabulous Food!! Open House in our Lapidary shop on the Fairgrounds – A full day of fun – event goes on Rain or Shine! The Roseville Rock Rollers Gem and Mineral Society is a nonprofit 501C, all proceeds support our year-round education center on the fairgrounds. A full day of fun!; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 452, Roseville, CA 95661, 916-216-1114; e-mail: gloriarosevillerockrollers@gmail.com; Web site: http://www.rockrollers.com/show.html

26-27BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: 54th Anuall Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Baker Rock and Gem Club, Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Avenue; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Features will include fine jewelry, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, numerous educational and entertaining exhibits, club sales of club members’ rock finds, fluorescent light show, gold panning and other rock related exhibits, dealers, door prizes, scholastic raffle, on-going silent auctions, food service, lapidary in the club’s on-site shop, special activities for kids, and more.; contact Lori Nettles, 360 961 7873; e-mail: lorinhardy@yahoo.com; Web site: www.mtbakerrockclub.org

26-27SWEET HOME, OREGON: 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show – Picture Rock; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission 50 cents; contact Ed Anderson, 541 944 2124; e-mail: ela4rocks@gmail.com

26-27SWEET HOME, OREGON: 68th Annual Gem and Mineral Show – Picture Rock; Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, Sweet Home High School Gym; 1641 Long Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Admission 50 cents; contact Ed Anderson, 541 944 2124; e-mail: ela4rocks@gmail.com

26-27ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society, Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd., Off Hwy 49; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children under 12 free; Calaveras Gem & Jewelry 40th Anniversay Show. Amazing displays, vendors and super raffle! Free demonstrations, silent auctions, treasure hunt, kids area. Great fun!; contact Lynn Becker, PO Box 151, Twain Harte, CA 95383, (209)-586-2144; e-mail: beckerbk@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.calaverasgemandmineral.org

April 2016

1-2ADA, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club, Ada, Oklahoma; Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, Main Building 1- N.E. Corner of St. Hiwy 99 & Richardson Bypass; Fri. 8 -6 , Sat. 9 -5 ; Free Admission; The Show will feature various demonstrations; displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals and fossils; lapidary and jewelry. Silent auctions of materials , donated by dealers and club members, will be held hourly. Special kids’ events; the fossil dig, the petting zoo, the spinning wheel and grab bags.; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, 405-527-6431; e-mail: okieed42@windstream.net; Web site: www.freewebs.com/agmfc/index.htm

1-3 – STUTTGART, GERMANY:  On the minerals, fossils, jewelry meet twice a year the Friends of the magical and colorful treasures. This market is a lover-Treff and known that it provides special finds from around the world who are so rarely found in one place in this selection, variety and opulence
http://www.messe-stuttgart.de/mineralien/

1-3INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds – Agriculture/Horticulture Buiding; 1202 East 38th Street; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00 (Good all 3 days), Children under age 16 Free; Jewelry makers, goldsmiths and silversmiths from all over the U.S. who can reconstruct, repair, design or make original jewelry from customer-selected gems, stones, opals and crystals. Wire wrap, wire sculpture, stone beads, pearls, stone setting, amber, opal, mineral and fossil dealers. Hourly door prizes including a Ring with a precious stone that will be given as a Grand Prize.; contact Van Wimmer – Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Road, Salem, VA 24153, (650) 384-6047; e-mail: vawimmer@verizon.net; Web site: www.toteshows.com

1-3HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA: 46th annual show; Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center; 1960 13th Ave Dr, Interstate 40-exit 125; Fri. 9 -6 , Sat. 9 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults/Seniors $5, Students/Children free admission; Club exhibits, feature exhibit NC emeralds, hourly door prizes, kiddie corner, mini mine. Grand door prize. ; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr, Hickory, NC 28602, (828)-320-4028; e-mail: gailandbaxter@aol.com

1-3RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Tar Heel Gem & Mineral Club, Kerr Scott bldg, NC Fairgrounds; Blue Ridge Road; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Club sponsored – Silent Auction. Rocks, fossils, gems, jewelry), Geode, Demonstration, Hospitality. Grab bags, rock candy, door prize tickets, club info, t-shirt sales. Interested in becoming a dealer at this show? Please email the chairperson for more information.; contact Cyndy Hummel, (919)-779-6220; e-mail: mchummel@mindspring.com; Web site: tarheelclub.org

1-3PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; 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

1-3LOVELAND, COLORADO: Annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds, The Ranch; Larimer County Fairgrounds, McKee Building; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults/Seniors $4 Admission/ $7 3 day Admission , Students 12-18 with ID $1, Children under 12 free; This year’s exhibits feature Jade and Jasper. Metro State University will host a hands-on rock identification educational experience. Door prizes, mineral specimen grab bag sales, children’s activity table, demonstrations and the silent auction are ongoing. Gem and mineral dealers sell everything from rockhounding equipment and ore-grade specimens to fine jewelry and stone beads. ; contact Dee Spaulding, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970)-493-6168; e-mail: fcrockhounds@yahoo.com; Web site: www.fortcollinsrockhounds.org

1-3SALISBURY, MARYLAND: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center; 500 Glen Avenue; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

2-3PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and Delaware Valley Paleontological Society, LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Admision $1.00 children under 12; Fossils, Minerals, Gems, Speakers, and Exhibits! Learning activities include a Fossil Dig and a Kid’s Mineral Corner. Also-Scouting Merit Badge Information available. Food and Door Prizes throughout both days.; contact Douglas Klieger, 26 Cabot Ct., Chesterbrook, PA 19087, 6106442492; e-mail: dklieger@verizon.net; Web site: www.philamineralsociety.org

2-3COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society and Licking County Rock and Mineral Society, Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd., 628 Sanbridge Circle E; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 11 -5 ; Adults $7, Seniors $6, Students $3, Children under 6 free; The 2016 show theme is Rockhounds, Pebble Pups- Make It a Family Affair. Special exhibits include an Education area containing exhibits on rocks, minerals, and metals. We have hourly silent auctions for adults and children. Stocks of minerals, crystals, geodes, agates, opal, turquoise, jewelry, faceted stones, silver findings, rough cutting material, rhodochrosite, cabochons, fossils, beads, and dinosaur bone from all over the world. A Demonstration Area features folks demonstrating the art of cabochon making, sphere making, gem tree construction, gold panning, jewelry soldering and faceting during show hours. Credit cards are accepted at dealers but cash or check must be used for show admission. ; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Columbus, OH 43085, 614-436-4511; e-mail: craig.kramer@wowway.com; Web site: http://www.columbusrockandmineralsociety.org

2-3JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK: Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children 12 and under are free; Annual club show “47 th. Museum of Gems” Exhibit’s – Ultra Violet Display – Flint Knapping demonstration – Beads and Supplies -Minerals and Fossils – Door prizes – Food and drinks for sale. Mineral and Gemstone Identification. Lots to do. Come early and stay late.; contact Thomas Ogden, 96 West Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: stonecuttertom@yahoo.com

2-3LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club, Clarion Hotel; 1950 Newtown Pike; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; $2 Admission , Children $1 Admission ; Lexington Rock Gem and Jewelry Show sponsored by Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club (BGGMC). Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent display, prizes, and auctions.; contact Allen Ferrell, 859-277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.bggamc.homestead.com

2-3ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club , Amity Middle School; Sheffield Road; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 9:30-5; $5 Admission, Children under 12 Free; Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations; contact Arthur Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd, Orange, CT 06477; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Web site: newhavenmineralckib.org

2-3ORANGE, CONNETICUT: Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; $5 Admission ; Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils; contact Art Doyle, 21 Crofut Rd, Orange, CT 06477, 203 795 4527; e-mail: adoyle@crofut.com; Web site: newhavenminerlclub.org

2-3TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society, Torrance; Ken Miller Rec Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., entrance on Madrona Avenue; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; South Bay Lapidary & Mineral Society’s 67th Annual Show; Show “Nature’s Treasures”. Free admission, Artisan’s Gift Shop, fluorescent mineral exhibit, demonstrations, children’s activities, prize drawings, door prizes, slabs, lots of rough rock, used equipment, books, magazines, silent auction, and visit Kay’s Kitchen for the best chili and desserts in town. Hope to see you there! ; contact Leslie Neff, Torrance, CA, (310) 318-2170; Web site: www.palosverdes.com/sblap

2-3CENTRAL POINT, OREGON: Annual show; Roxy Ann Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., The Expo ; Aslrud Arena, 1 Penninger Rd.; Sat. 9 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children under 6 free; Florescent rock display, kids activies, Saturday 6pm Crater Rock Museum Auction Jewelry Demonstrations; contact Jami Walkins, 316 S Peach St, Medford, OR 97501, 541-646-5782; e-mail: orrockgirl58gmail.com; Web site: craterrock.com

2-3CINCINNATI, OHIO: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Sharonville Convention Center; 11355 Chester Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

2-3LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club, Inc., Lancaster Event Center; 84th aand Havelock Street; Sat. 9 -5 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Children under 11 free; 58th Annual Gem and Mineral Show “Nature’s Glorious Wonders”. 16 Dealers, displays, demonstrations, educational items, black light display,free Nebraska Gem Hunt Pile.; contact James Marburger, P.O. Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402)-430-6703; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.net; Web site: http://lincolngemmineralclub.org/

2-3CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds; 305 Wertz Avenue ; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $1, Children under 6 free; There will be national dealers, jewelry, silent auction, lapidary supplies, rock craft items, demonstrations, displays, mineral and rocks specimens, and kids games.; contact Elise Dougan, OH; e-mail: Donelisedougan@gmail.com

7-9WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club , Rogers Plaza Town Center; 972 28th Street SW; Thu. 9:30 -9 , Fri. 9:30 -9 , Sat. 9:30 -7 ; Free Admission , ; Our 41st Annual Show holds treasures for everyone: the beginner to the seasoned hobbyist to the professional collector! Displays, exhibits, demonstrations, and rock/mineral identification. More than 10 dealers offering fossils, rocks, minerals, gems, rough, jewelry and supplies, lapidary, cabs, polished rocks, micromounts, and more. ; contact Kreigh Tomaszewski , 653 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, (616)-243-5851; e-mail: kreigh@gmail.com; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

8-10EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center; 97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm; Adults $10.00, Students $5.00, Children Free; 450 vendor booths and 15,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show east of the Mississippi River. The ‘Mindat.org Speaker Series’ will feature presenters from around the world. A huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured in our darkened Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museums). Activities for the kids include sluicing and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon entry — so they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot section in the middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life. For business-to-business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. ‘Wholesale Only’ section. Entry is $10 for those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are free. Parking is free. The full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: http://www.NY-NJ-GemShow.com

8-10OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem and Mineral Society, Golden Spike Event Center; Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students (12-18) $2 , Children under 12 free; contact Deborah Blake, 385 205 9187; e-mail: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org; Web site: goldenspikegem.org

8-10HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; 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

8-10YAKIMA, WASHINGTON: ; Yakima Rock and Mineral, State Fair Park; Modern Living Building, 1301 South Fair Avenue; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3.50, Students $2, Children under 12 free; contact Dwayne Drake, PO Box 326, Yakima, WA 98907; e-mail: yakima_rockhounds12@yahoo.com

9-10SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Nortwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society, Community Building; Mt. Olive Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3.00, Free admission for children; Demonstrations, displays, silent auctions, dealers and gem wash.; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479)-721-1579; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

9-10MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults/Seniors $2, Students/Children Free Admission; Exhibits: Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary and Artifacts. Special exhibits from Clement Mineral Museum and the Middle Tenn. Earth Science Museum. Fluorescent light shows, silent auctions, raffle and more. ; contact Michael Chontofalsky, (618)-532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.nbet; Web site: siesclub.org

9-10IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 52nd Annual Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; 520 Memorial Dr. ; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; contact Kevin Landon, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, 208 357 3847

9-10MARION, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Inc., Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Drive; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; $2 Admission ; Gems, minerals, fossils, and artifacts. Silent auctions, raffle, door prizes. fluorescent light shows. Special exhibits courtesy of Clement Mineral Museum and the Middle Tenn. Earth Science Museum.; contact Michael Chontofalsky; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Web site: siesclub.org

9-10HELENA, MONTANA: Annual show; Helena Mineral Society, Inc, Helena Civic Center; Corner Neil and Park Aves; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 12 free ; Helena Mineral Society’s 70th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. 22 plus dealers. Gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, equipment and much, much more. Displays. Fluorescent mineral displays. Children’s activities include grab bags, ball toss for minerals and garnet hunt. Concessions available. Free parking.; contact Gary Parisi, PO Box 736, Helena, MT 59624, 406-442-1226; e-mail: gjparisi72@yahoo.com; Web site: helenamineralsociety.org

9-10MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club, Mariposa County Fairgrounds; 5005 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission, Children under 15 free admission; The annual Mariposa Mineral & Gem show will be, at the Mariposa Co. Fairgrounds on Hwy. 49, just 2 miles south of Mariposa. The show will feature vendors of fine mineral specimens, jewelry and lapidary arts, as well as mineral exhibits, children’s activities, guest speakers, food & music. The Mariposa Gem & Mineral Club has lots of fine raffle items at their booth and will be cutting geodes throughout the show. The State Mining & Mineral Museum, which houses California’s spectacular mineral collection, is also at the Fairgrounds. Come in and see breathtaking specimens of rare crystallized gold and minerals. Visit our mine tunnel and have the kids complete our scavenger hunt for a free prize. Pan for gold at our 49er gold camp and see the tools and equipment needed to find gold and survive in the days of the gold rush.; contact Meredith Meehan, P.O.Box 753, Mariposa, CA 95338, (559)-868-3535; e-mail: mgmc@sti.net

9-10DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Annual show; Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club, Dover Veterans Community Center; 156 Back River Road; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; $3 Admission , Children under 12 free; 12th Annual Earl & Melvina Packard Rock, Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club. 20 Tables of Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, and more. Door prize drawing every hour. Diamond saws running to open your geode purchases.; contact Brian Smith, (207)-710-6254; e-mail: cshore108@yahoo.com

9-10DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society, Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch St; Sat. 9:30 -5:, Sun. 10-4:; Adults $3, Seniors $2, Students $1, CHildren under 12 free; 51st Annual Rock Gem Jewelry Fossil show. Fine gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers. Kid’s room, live demonstrations, educational exhibits, raffles, silent auction and Gold panning. For dealer info call: Karen Schuster 773 791-9653 kschuster921@aol.com; contact Lois Zima, (847)-298-4653

9-10RICHMOND, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E. Laburum Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. ; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

9-10MONROE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, Inc., Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; Free Admission; Excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, and educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, rock polishing, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. ; contact Deb Wehinger, 708 W 2nd Ave, Brodhead, WI 53520; e-mail: jdrules3@gmail.com; Web site: www.badgerrockclub.org

9-10ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Civic Center; 600 Pine St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Students 6-12 $1.50, Children under 6 free; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society presents its 2016 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. There will be exhibits, wheel of fortune, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, Silent Auction, door prizes, grand prize drawing; proceeds benefit scholarship program. ; contact Kay H McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325)-668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Web site: new.calichetimes.com

15-17EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center; 796 W 13th Ave; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $7 Admisison , 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

15-17ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem and Mineral Club, Alpine Civic Center; 801 W. Holland (Hwy. 90); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; Free Admission; contact Paul Graybeal, PO Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432)-729-4526; e-mail: paulgraybeal@sbcglobal.net

15-17RICKREALL, OREGON: Annual show; Willamette Agate and Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 South Pacific Hwy; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Children under 12 free; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503)-623 4241; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

15-17DENVER, COLORADO: Show; Rocky Mountain Gems & Minerals, Inc., Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center & Hotel; 15500 E 40th Ave, Convention Center D; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The show theme will be “How Mining has influenced my life”.; contact Sandra Gonzales, (720)-425-3908; e-mail: rockygems@comcast.net; Web site: www.rockygems.com

16-16SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND: Annual show; Patuxent Lapdary Guild, Inc., Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Highway; Sat. 10-5; $2 Admission, Children under 10 free; Fossils, minerals, jewelry, cabochons and a children’s corner with many activities! Door Prizes and Food supporting local boy scouts! ; contact Donna Madej, 410-215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Web site: www.patuxentlapidary.org

16-17KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Lakeside Gem and Mineral Club, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Children 12 and under free; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652 , Kennewick, WA 99336, 509 783 2798; Web site: www.lakesidegemandmineralclub.com

16-17SAN JOSE , CALIFORNIA: 61st Annual Gem and Mineral Festival; Santa Clara Valley Gem and Mineral Society , Santa Clara County Fairgrounds ; 344 Tully Rd.; Sat. 10 -5 , Sun. 10 -5 ; $6 Admission, Free Admission for children under 12; Kids area, geode cutting, gold panning, flint knapping, demonstrations, displays, fluorescent mineral tent, petrified wood display by Walt Wright, Richard Wade presentations on dinosaurs and volcanoes, 50+ dealers, scholarship booth, special programs for scouts, door prizes. ; contact June Harris, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org ; Web site: www.scvgms.org

16-17HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club, Hadley Farms Meeting House; 41 Russell Street , Route 9 Hampton Village Barn Shops; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; $5 Admission, Free Admission for children; Free prizes, free displays ; contact Lee Champigny, 413-320-9741; e-mail: pullg4fun@gmail.com; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com

16-17DULUTH, GEORGIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Gwinnett Center; 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4-$5, Children free; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality.; contact Shawnna Whitson, (888)-729-6904; Web site: http://beadshows.com

16-17DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Annual show; Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club, Lester Building, Progress City; One College Park; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students/Children free ; Merchants will showcase jewelry, gemstones, lapidary, beads, fossils, and mineral specimens from all over the world. Demonstrators will show silver-smithing, fused glass, wire wrap, lamp work and making cabochons. Special 4H Day on Saturday. Hourly and Grand Door Prizes will be awarded! ; contact Tony Kapta, 1483 E Wood St, Decatur, IL 62521, (309)-830-6516; e-mail: cigmc#comcast.net; Web site: http://cigmc.earthinsync.com/

16-17CEDAR RAPIDSS, IOWA: Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks and Mineral Society, Cedar Rapids,Iowa; Hawkeye Downs Expo Center, 4400 6th Street SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; Adults $3.00, Students $1, Chldren under 12 free; 52nd annual show featuring petrified wood and fossil plants. Family and education oriented show with multiple vendors, displays and programs. Demonstrations include tumbling techniques,glass bead making,cabbing,silversmithing,flint knapping,geode cracking plus many other areas of interest. Pebble pit for the kids, sluice, bone dig. Silent auction,door prizes,raffles. Profits go to scholarship fund. Food on site.; contact Marvin Houg, 1820 30th St Dr., Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, (319)-364-2868; e-mail: m_houg@yahoo.com; Web site: Cedarvalleyrockclub.org

16-17THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park Community Center; 190 Reino Road at Borchard Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; There will be gems, lapidary, minerals and fossil exhibits from members and other local clubs. Dealers selling beads, geodes, jewelry, books, crystals, fossils, and tools. Demonstrations such as fossil cleaning, sphere making, lampwork beads, silversmithing, wire wrapping, metal work, art clay, lapidary cabochon making and the California Oil Museum. Youth activities such as spinning wheel and grab bags & a free pebble pup challenge. There will also be plants sales and a snack bar.; contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, (805)-494-7734; e-mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

16-17STANDISH, MAINE: Annual show; Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society, Saint Joseph’s College; 278 Whites Bridge Road, Alfond Center; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $3, Free Admission for children ; Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society. Our 33rd Show! Breathtaking, one-of-a-kind mineral specimens, fossils, beads, and jewelry from renowned local and international dealers. Hourly door prizes and four exquisite Grand Prizes! Special features for the kids, including fun educational programs, the Mini-Mine, and our Spin Wheel. Live gold-panning and stone-cutting demonstrations. Delicious concession stand food as well! ; contact Steve Bridge, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, ME 04084, (207)-893-7953; e-mail: sbridge@sjcme.edu; Web site: mainemineralclub.org

16-17LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; North Museum of Science and Nature, Farm amd Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Children $2; The show is called “North Rocks” and is a gem, mineral, fossil, and jewelry show. Show includes children’s activities, educational demonstrations, guest speakers, identification table, and commercial vendors. ; contact Dale Chadwick, 855 S Pearl St, Lancaster, PA 17603, (717)-239-1524; e-mail: rdchdwck@gmail.com; Web site: northmuseum.org

16-17FREEPORT, NEW YORK: Retail show; Freeport Recreation Center, Freeport Recreation Center; 130 East Merrick Road; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $5.50, Children under 12 free; The show features dealers selling minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, and beads as well as a goldsmith and silversmith. Find meteorites from other worlds, and prehistoric fossils from our own. Admission with this ad $5. ; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631)-271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com

19-21IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County Schools Central Office; 253 Main Street; Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; $10 Admission; Annual all day Kentucky Agate Hunt. Easy or rough-terrain trips each day. ; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606)-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

22-24PORTLAND, OREGON: 59th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Jackson Armory; 6255 NE Cornfoot Rd. ; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; One free rock to each child 25+ Vendors selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid’s corner with games and activities, Door prizes, Raffle prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Silent Auction bargains, Many Displays & Exhibits, Oral Auction Sunday @ 1pm. ; contact Wayne King, (503)-284-7195; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com; Web site: www.mthoodrockclub.com

22-24IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School’s Central Office Gym; 253 Main Street; Fri. 9 -6 , Sat. 9 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Free Admission; Agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, demonstrations, dealers.; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut Street, Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

22-24WICHITA, KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd.; Fri. 9 -6 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $5 , Ages 12-17 $1, Children under 12 free ; Hosting the Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies; Education Day program on mineral identifcation Friday 9 am to 3 pm; program for scouts Saturday; vendor showing gemstones, minerals, fossils, meteorites, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies; displays and demonstrations; gem hunt; silent auction Saturday and Sunday; for children — grab bags, junior rock pile, gem wheel. ; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, LEON, KS 67074, 316 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com; Web site: www.wgmsks.org

22-24SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; 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

22-24WICHITA, , KANSAS: Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd; Fri. 9 -6 ; $5 Admission, $5, $1 ages 12-17, Children under 12 free ; Hosting Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Convention. Education Day program on mineral identification for school children Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scouts meet with geologist Saturday morning. Gemstones, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones jewelry minerals, meteorites and fossils. Demonstrations, dealers, exhibits. Silent auction Friday and Saturday. Children activities include junior rock pile, grab bags, gem hunt and gemstone wheel.; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Hiway 77, Leon, KS 67074, 316 742 3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com; Web site: www.wgmsks.org

22-24IRVINE, KENTUCKY: Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School’s Central Offic Gym; 253 Main Street; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Annual Agate, Gem & Mineral Show. Agates, gems, rocks, minerals, demonstrations, dealers. ; contact Francine Bonny, 101 Chestnut Street, City Hall, Irvne, KY 40336, 606-723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

22-24HOUSTON, TEXAS: Annual show; Fine Mineral Show, Embassy Suites Hotel; 2911 Sage Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Dave Waisman; e-mail: info@finemineralshow.com; Web site: FineMineraloShow.com

22-24RD.GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem & Geology Club, Grants Pass Fairgrounds; 12451 Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $2, Seniors/Students $1, Children under 11 free; Will have dealers with precious stones, rough and finished rocks, minerals, jewelry, gold panning and a lot more. We also will have Display cases, Demonstors, Silent Auction table, Kids Activities, Door Prizes every hour, Raffle prizes ( Quilt, bench, lamp, $100.00 and a lot more great prizes) and Black Light Display.; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants Pass, OR 97527, (541)-415-1720; e-mail: jfields123@outlook.com ; Web site: www.roguegemandgeology.org

23-23MADISON, TENNESSEE: Show and sale; Middle Tennessee Rockhounds, Amqui Station; 303 Madison Street; Sat. 10-4; Free Admission; 3rd Annual “Dig it Music City”. A fun family exploration of the Earth’s rocks, minerals, fossils, and gems. Presentations, activities for kids, free mineral and fossil ID, rock, mineral, fossil, slab, rough, & gem vendors.; contact Wayne Ramsey, Nashville, TN, (615)-491-2293; e-mail: Swap@RockHound.org; Web site: www.RockHound.org

23-24PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Mid State Fairgrounds; Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Free Admission for children; contact Mike Judy, 805 238-4469; e-mail: mrhaludy@gmail.com; Web site: www.slrockhounds.org

23-24WALNUT 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 $10, Children 12 and under are free; Get ready for the April 23-24 SPRING 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, April 23; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, April 24. Admission is $6 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station is only 4 blocks away. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

23-24TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; Duke Lundgard Building, County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; $2 Admission, Children Free; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Ln., Troy, OH 45373, 9373391966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com

23-24ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Palomar Gem and Mineral Club, California Center for the Arts; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors $3; The Palomar Gem & Mineral Club will hold its 61st annual Gem & Mineral show. The show will be held in the museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Parking is free. There will be dealers selling rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, beads, and other rock related products. Free gem identification, and lapidary and jewelry demonstrations will also be available as well as educational displays. The proceeds from this show support club activities and enable us to maintain a lapidary shop for member use. Membership is open to the public.; contact Gayle Hamilton; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org

23-24TROY, OHIO: Annual show; Brukner Gem and Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. County Rd. 25 A; Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -6 ; Adults $2, Seniors $2; Dealers with Gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, mineral 7 crystal paintings, wire wrapped jewelry, meteorites,& beads ; demonstrations on gold panning, sphere making, & rock polishing; geode cracking, gem sluice,& silent auction. ; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Web site: Brukner Gem and Mineral Club

23-24EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Eau Claire County Exposition Center; 5530 Fairview Drive; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Kids’ Activities & Crafts – Demonstrations – Shopping – Silent Auction – Fluorescent Mineral Displays – Rocks Collections – Rock Spheres Demonstration – Wire Wrap Jewelry – Rock Cutting & Cabbing – Jewelry & Gemstones – Mineral Specimens – Agates & Geodes – Fossils & Petrified Wood – Rock Art & Carvings – Beads & Supplies – Copper & Silver Finds – Crystal & Amethyst – Books & Rough Rock.; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715)-834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

23-24SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: 50th Anniversary RocK and Gem Show ; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; contact Diane Christensen, 206 439 3606 ; e-mail: diane@purms.org; Web site: www.westseattlerockclub.org

23-24FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; N.J. Earth Science Association, Franklin School; 50 Washington Avenue; Sat. 9 -5:30 , Sun. 10 -5 ; Adults $6.00, Children under 14 free; Outdoor Swap begins on Saturday at 8 AM and ends at 5 pm. Outdoor Swap on Sunday begins at 9 am and ends at 5 pm. A collaborative effort of these non-profit organizations: N.J. Earth Science Association, Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum; contact Russell Brarens, 515 Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex, NJ 08846-2442, (908) 421-1045; e-mail: RNB515@aol.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/NewJerseyEarthScience

23-24MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society , Memphis International Agricenter; 7777 Walnut Grove Rrd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Children over 12 $2, Chldren 12 & under free; Rockzone a Kids Area with a gem and fossil dig, “Rocks around the Clock” and Geode Bowling . Grand Door prizes and hourly prizes. ; contact WC McDaniel, 2038 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901)-274-7706; e-mail: w.c.mcd@att.net; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com

23-24MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, Cuyahoga Fairgrounds; 19201 East Bagley Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. Visit www.beadshows.com for more information. ; contact Shawnna Whtson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

23-24CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: Show and sale; Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society, Emilio & Sons Expo Center; 48 East Bath Rd; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Seniors/Students $4, Children $1; 40th Year Celebration.; contact Sandy Shorter, 8510 Grouse Ridge Dr, Chardon, OH 44024, (440)-479-0069; e-mail: Gymboree@outlook.com

23-24ELMA, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Grays Harbor Gem and Geology, Elma Fairgrounds; 43 Elma McCleary Road; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4:30; Free Admission; contact Leroy Sisk Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360)-533-6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

23-24LANCASTER , CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Antelope Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Lancaster High School; 44701 Lancaster Blvd ; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Children’s activities, silent auction, demonstrations, raffles and a field trip Sunday. Free parking and door prizes. ; contact CJ Quitoriano; e-mail: cjq_62@yahoo.com; Web site: http://avgem.weebly.com

24-24WATERLOO, IOWA: Annual show; Black Hawk Gem & Mineral Society, Waterloo Center for the Arts; 225 Commercial St; Sun. 12-5; Admission free will donation; Many vendors, demonstrations, and exhibits. Fun and activities for the whole family. The show also includes a silent auction and door prize drawings.; contact David Malm, IA, (319)-266-6433

29-1KALAMAZOO, , MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, Kalamazoo County Expo Center; 2900 Lake Street; Fri. 4 -8 , Sat. 10 -6 , Sun. 10 -5 ; $3 Admission, Children under 12 free; At Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show! See a full size replica skull of the largest T-Rex ever discovered Occupying almost 20,000 sq. ft. of show space the show is a fun filled event for the whole family. At the show explore and discover the world of rocks, minerals, meteorites and fossils. Pick a gem and select a setting, or select a polish stone and have it wired rapped to take home a unique piece of jewelry unlike any other in town. Pan for gold, learn about silver smithing, play a game, polish a Petoskey stone, crack open a geode, build a mineral collection, search out fossils, buy some beads; all this and more can be done at the Show. Learn about geology through the many KGMS members’ displays; hands on educational activities provided by Western Michigan University. Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing. KGMS is a 501(c)3 not for profit, educational organization; all show proceeds support geological education including scholarships to Western Michigan University. ; contact Jerry VanNocker, 13101 East Armour Lane, Battle Creek, MI 49014, 269 979 3348; e-mail: show@KalamazooRockClub.org; Web site: KalamazooRockClub.org

29-1SANTA 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 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

29-1VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA: Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows, Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5, Students 16 and under free; Vendors from across the United States bring a variety of merchandise. Their items include 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry. Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls, mineral specimens, rocks, crystals, lapidary supplies. Jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount and set stones and make repairs on site. Display of rocks and minerals and demonstrations of lapidary arts by the two Gem and Mineral Societies of the area. ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804)-642-2011; e-mail: ellen@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

30-1RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; Richmond Gem & Mineral Society, Richmond Arts & Cultural Centre; 7700 Minoru Gate, Canada; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is a Donation; 55th Annual Gem & Mineral Show “55 SHADES OF TURQUOISE”. Vendors featuring handcrafted jewelry, gems, rocks and slabs. Member displays. Mini seminars. Silent auction. Kid’s activities. Demonstrations. Door prizes–And much, much more. Admission by donation. Free parking.; contact Lisa Kew; e-mail: lisakew@shaw.ca; Web site: richmondbclapidary.wordpress.com

30-1WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Extraco Event Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children $1.00; Scouts in uniform get in free to our 56th annual show.; contact J. Bennett, 1238 Kirkland Hill Rd., Axtell, TX 76624, 2545486839; e-mail: showchair@wacogemandmineral.org; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org

30-1WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Extraco Events Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; $5 Admission, Children $1; Scouts in Uniform get in Free. Tickets are good for both Show days. ; contact Jennifer Bennett, TX; e-mail: bennettje70@gmail.com; Web site: www.wacogemandmineral.org

30-1EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 63rd Annual Gem, Jewelry and Mineral Show; Everett Rock and Gem Club, Everett Community College; Walt Price Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free; Dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, raffle drawing, kids’ activities, silent auction, exhibits and displays, food.; contact Fritz Mack, 425 232 0809; e-mail: rockngemmack1@gmail.com; Web site: www.everettrockclub.com

30-1MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, Marshfield High School field house; 1401 Becker Rd; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; 42nd annual show featuring dealers, displays, speakers, kid’s activities, continuous silent auctions, door prizes. Free admission, donations accepted for scholarships; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N Broadway Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449, (715)-387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com
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30-1YORK, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Show, York Expo Center; 334 Carlisle Ave; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Admission $4-$5; Do you love great quality and prices? Then shop The Intergalactic Bead Show! Our shows provide attendees with the world’s finest and rarest beads, precious stones, gems, freshwater pearls and an exquisite collection of finished jewelry. Shop quality. Shop Intergalactic Bead Shows. ; contact Shawnna Whitson; e-mail: Info@beadshows.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

30-1PINECFREST, FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Adults $4, Free Admission for children under 12; The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild (MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil. 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. ; contact Sandy Mielke, 2434 Swanson Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, (305)-858-6967; e-mail: webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www.miamigemandmineral.com

30-1FORT DODGE, IOWA: Annual show; River Valley Rockhounrd Inc, ICCC East Campus; 2031 Quail Avenue; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4; Admission $1, Children free; There will be displays, door prizes, and free specimens for children. ; contact Robert Wolf, 3521 10th Ave. North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, (515)-955-2818; e-mail: midnightwriter@frontiernet.net

30-1PITTSTON, PENNSYLVANIA: Annual show; MSNEPA, St Joe’s Oblates; 1880 highway 315; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $3, Children free; There will be minerals, fossils, crystals, gems and beading supplies, kid’s activities, food prizes and raffles, free mineral and fossil ID, and free presentations.; contact Linda Williams, PA, (717)-319-8334; e-mail: lwilliams@excaliburinsmgmt.com

30-1TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Annual show; North Shore Rock & Mineral Club, Tops field Fairgrounds; Rte 1 North; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; Adults $6, Seniors $4, Students under 12 free; Minerals, fossils, gem stones, jewelry, and much more. Exhibits, gold panning, hourly door prizes, mineral and fossil identification, geode cracking and other activities.; contact Joe Weisberg, (781)-861-6653; e-mail: nsrmc@verizon.net; Web site: www.northshorerock.org

30-1NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Lowcountry Gem & Mineral Society, Inc., Charleston Area Convention Center; 5000 Coliseum Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; The Gem Show is held as a component of the North Charleston Arts Festival. Lapidary demonstrations, hourly door prizes, fossil mining & geode cracking are just a few of the activities.; contact Karen Havenstein, (843)-795-2956; e-mail: webmaster@lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org; Web site: www.lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org

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January 31, 2016

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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January 4, 2016
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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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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#Gemshows #Retail and #Wholesale Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Shows in November

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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