#GEMSHOWS MARCH 2015 – INDUSTRY TRADESHOWS

by Robyn Hawk on March 2, 2015

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


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

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


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

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

Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Asia World ExpoHong Kong


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

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

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


Asia's Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Fair - March (Public)







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

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




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

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

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



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

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





http://www.istanbuljewelleryshow.com/

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


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

MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., 

BASELWORLDMesse Basel, Messe Platz,
Basel


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

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




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



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

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

UBM Asia Ltd.
Messe Freiburg, 



Europaplatz 1, 79108,
Freiburg
Germany


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

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

Expertise Events
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, 


South Bank
Brisbane


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

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

Expo Centre Sharjah,Sharjah
United Arab Emirates

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From Press Release via Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)


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




International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Opens

Jewellery Show to Get Underway On Wednesday 




The second edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem Pearl Show opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) with a record number of exhibitors, three new group pavilions and a debut zone dedicated to precious pearls. The fair, which continues through 6 March, was, until last year, part of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show which opens on Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 
“Building on the success of the inaugural ‘two shows, two venues’ format introduced last year, this Show returns with another dazzling array of precious stones, pearls and raw materials here at the AsiaWorld-Expo,” said Benedict Sin, Jewellery Advisory Committee Chairman of event organiser the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

February 25, 2015
February 2015-March 2015

27-1COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


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


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


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


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


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

March 2015


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


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


6-8DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


13-15PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


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


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


13-15FOREST HILL, TEXAS: Annual show; Exhibit Group International, City of Forest Hill Grand Ball Room; 3219 California Parkway; Fri. 11:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Free; Fine Jewelry gold and diamond, fine jade selection, large choice of gem, beads and mineral stone, finding & petwer supplies, beading class, fashion jewe lry and gift more.; contact John su, 13337 South Street #633, cerritos, CA 90703, (714) 494-4546; e-mail: egi168@hotmail.com; Web site: www.egishows.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


14-15COTTONWOOD, ARIZONA: Show and sale; CKM Productions, LLC, Mingus Union High School; 1801 East Fir Street; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Adults $3.00; Vendors from around the region will be offering crystals, mineral specimens, jewelry, gemstones, rough rock, fossils, and beads. Food and raffles will be available during the show.; contact Greg Capatch, (928) 554-4615; e-mail: gregcapatch@yahoo.com


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


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


20-22TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Tacoma Dome; 2727 E D St; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


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


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


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


20-22PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Washington State Fair Events Center; 110 9th Ave SW; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Classes & demos. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit www.gemfaire.com or call (503) 252-8300 or email: info@gemfaire.com.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


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


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


20-22DOSWELL, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Meadow Event Park; 13191 Dawn Blvd.; Fri. 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


27-29SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S State St; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com


27-29INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Agriculture/Horticulture Bldg.; 1202 E. 38th St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 for 3 days, children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available, Western jewelry; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com


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


27-29HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc, Hampton Roads Convention Center; 1610 Coliseum Dr; Fri. 12 pm/Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 PM, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military free with ID, Children 16 and under free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies • Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by local rock & gem societies; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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Gem Shows February 2015! Wholesale & Retail #Gemshows

February 1, 2015


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

January 2015 – February 2015

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

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

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

6-8ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Placer County Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20-22SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

February 2015

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

February 2015 – March 2015

27-1COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

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#Gemshows January 2015 Gem & Mineral Shows Retail and Wholesale

January 4, 2015

9-11HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

16-18DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; $7, free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

23-25SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free (ages 1-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

30-1MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission Free, Children Free; Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

Show Info via Rock & Gem Magazine

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#Gemshows – December Club Shows – Retail & Wholesale

November 29, 2014
December 2014



5-7EL PASO, TEXAS: Annual show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, El Maida Auditorium; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, books, equipment, geode cutting, silent auction, raffles, lapidary demonstrations; contact Jeanette Carrillo, 4100 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905, (877) 533-7153; e-mail: gemcenter@aol.com; Web site: epmgs.com


5-7SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Earl Warren Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


6-7LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Lakeside Rodeo Grounds; 12584 Mapleview St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; rocks, minerals, fossils, slabs, gemstone jewelry, crafts, kids’ activities, raffle; contact Mary Ness, 10101 Alenwood Way, Santee, CA 92071, (619) 449-0759; e-mail: ecvgms@gmail.com


6-7NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Wholesale and retail show; American Bead Shows, Tennessee State Fairground; Smith Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site); antique and vintage jewelry components, beads, freshwater pearls, gemstone beads, Swarovski beads and components, seed beads, beading supplies, carved wood and bone beads, Kumihimo supplies, jewelry and craft tools, finished items; contact Samuel Mbullah, PO Box 490803, Atlanta, GA 30349, (770) 739-0057; e-mail: beadshows@hotmail.com; Web site: https://americanbeadshows.com


12-14RIALTO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; OrangeBelt Gem & Mineral Society, 105 S. Palm Ave.; open field across the street from Rialto City Hall; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-3; free admission; fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, jade, rough rock, polished stones, crystals, opals, crafts, Spinning Wheel, tailgate; contact Ken Gard, 205 W. Benedict, #8, San Bernardino, CA 92408, Workshop (909) 381-0089 or Jessica (909) 887-5507; e-mail: kengard@roadrunner.com; Web site: obmsrocks.yolasite.com


12-14COSTA 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; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


12-14NORCROSS, GEORGIA: 20th Annual Show; Mammoth Rock Shows LLC, North Atlanta Trade Center; 1700 Jeurgens Ct.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $4 for 3 days, military and law enforcement personnel, students and children free; 50 dealers, minerals, fossils, rough rock, gold and silver findings, tools and lapidary equipment, beads, jewelry creations, loose and mounted precious stones, on-site jewelry repairs, drawings, grand door prize; contact Richard Hightower, 78 Emerald Hill, Franklin, NC 28734, (800) 720-9624; e-mail: staff@mammothrock.com; Web site: www.mammothrock.com


13-14FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society, Williamson County AgExpoPark; 4215 Long Ln.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students $1, children free; demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, hourly door prizes, grand prize, more than 30 dealers, beads, crystals, geodes, minerals, fossils, rough, cabochons, gemstones, finished jewelry, Native American jewelry, tools, supplies; contact John Stanley, 2828 Donna Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 885-8704; e-mail: show@mtgms.org; Web site: www.MTGMS.org


19-21SAN 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; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com

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Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair This Weekend!

November 26, 2014

$2.00 OFF Admission 
with this email 
THE CRYSTAL FAIR IS COMING SOON

Subject: Christmas in San Francisco Crystal Fair
Date: November 29-30, 2014
Location: Fort Mason Center, Building A
2 Marina Blvd. (at Buchanan)
San Francisco
Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: $8 (good for both days) (under 12 free) and free parking.


The CRYSTAL FAIR includes over 35 dealers of crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry, and metaphysical healing tools. The list includes: Nan Olsen’s Altar Space, Crystal Clan from Mt Shasta, Got Aura, Back Basics Massage, Caravan of Dreams, Buddha Gems & Minerals, Redstone Minerals, Sirius Galactic Council, Crystal Bill’s Elegant Crystals, Crystal Blue Inc., Gypsy Blue Jewelry, Joseph Martin, Sebastian Cooley, John E. Garsow Gems & Minerals, KD Jewelry, All Systems Health, Richter’s Rocks, Hannesdattir Icelandic Spa, Everything Tibetan, Madagascar Mining, Geotrope Minerals, Mbec Stones & Crystals, Blue Lotus Designs, Crystal Infused Glass, Gems of the World, Love Harmony, Stargate Keys, Eye on Edge, DeeDee’s Designs, Sustainably Grateful, Golden State Gem & Mineral, Sacred Art of Healing, Juliana Victoria, Dynamic Energy Crystals & Dev Khan’s Wireworking.


For directions and more details, go to www.crystalfair.com

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#Gemshows – November Club Shows – Retail & Wholesale

November 14, 2014
November 2014


14-16HAMBURG, NEW YORK: 16th annual show and sale; GemStreet USA, Hamburg fairgrounds, Grange Bldg.; South Park Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults and students $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, tools and supplies, door prizes, field trips; contact Jane K. Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216) 521-4367; e-mail: janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemstreetusa.com


14-16GOLDEN, COLORADO: Annual show; Denver Area Mineral Dealers, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 15200 W. 6th Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; free admission; 22 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Pat Tucci, (303) 279-5504; Web site: www.geodyssey-rocks.com


14-16TACOMA, WASHINGTON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Tacoma Dome; 2727 E. D St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


15-15PORTLAND, OREGON: Auction; Columbia-Willamette Faceters Guild, OMSI Auditorium; 1945 SE Water Ave.; Sat. 5:30-10; free admission; preview at 5:30 p.m., auction 7 p.m.; contact Gail Bumala, PO Box 2136, Portland, OR 97208; e-mail: president@facetersguild.com


15-16APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Victor Valley Museum; 11873 Apple Valley Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact Cyndy Mandell, 14625 Cashew St., Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 508-1080; e-mail: cynmandell@me.com; Web site: www.vvgmc.org


15-16PAYSON, ARIZONA: Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center; Hwy. 87 at Mile Marker 251; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (under 12) free; gems, minerals, specimen rocks, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and findings, slabs or rough material, gold prospecting equipment, dealer displays, club displays, Educational Corner, fluorescent display, sand painting, beading, Spinning Wheel, silent auction; contact Margaret Jones, PO Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com


15-16TAMPA, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; American Bead Shows, Ramada Plaza Hotel Westshore; 1200 N. Westshore Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site); antique and vintage jewelry components, beads, freshwater pearls, gemstone beads, Swarovski beads and components, seed beads, beading supplies, carved wood and bone beads, Kumihimo supplies, jewelry and craft tools, finished items; contact Samuel Mbullah, PO Box 490803, Atlanta, GA 30349, (770) 739-0057; e-mail: beadshows@hotmail.com; Web site: https://americanbeadshows.com


21-22ENID, OKLAHOMA: Annual show; Enid Gem & Mineral Society, Garfield County Pavilion Building; 111 W. Purdue; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 9-6; free admission; lapidary demonstrations, silent auction, kids’ activities, rock pile, spinning wheel, rock food display, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, finished jewelry; contact Mary Walters, 1126 Hillcrest Dr., Enid, OK 73701, (580) 541-7500; e-mail: leon.walters@att.net; Web site: enidgemandmineral.org


21-23MARIETTA, GEORGIA: Annual show; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society, civic center; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rocks, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, jewelry supplies, free 
mineral ID classes, mineral/jewelry-related demonstrations, educational exhibits, hourly door prizes; contact Kay Yoest, 3202 Powder Mill Pl. SE, Marietta, GA 30067; e-mail: kayoest@bellsouth.net; Web site: www.cobbcountymineral.org


21-23COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Columbia Gem & Mineral Society, Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $5, children (16 and under) and all military and their dependants free; 24 retail dealers, jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, tools, geodes sold and cut, member rock collection exhibits, lapidary demonstrations; contact Sue Shrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC, Canada 29260, (803) 736-9317; e-mail: ashrader@mindspring.com; Web site: www.cgams.org


21-23PORTLAND, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Oregon Convention Center; 777 N.E. MLK Jr Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


22-23APACHE JUNCTION, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Apache Junction Rock & Gem Club, Apache Junction High School; 2525 S. Ironwood Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $1, children (12 and under) free; dealers, jewelry, gems, opals, beads, rocks, specimens, slabs, fossils, lapidary equipment and supplies, silent auction, hourly door prizes, grand raffle, gem-tree making for all ages, wheel-of-rocks, egg-carton rock collections; contact Kelly Iverson, (480) 325-2705; Web site: www.ajrockclub.com


22-23MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, family (4 or more) $20, students (4-12) $3, children (3 and under) free; rock and mineral specimens, polished and faceted gems, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry supplies, games, demonstrations, fluorescent display, prizes, silent auction; contact Mark Hall, PO Box 742033, Dallas, TX 75374; e-mail: mark_a_hall@yahoo.com; Web site: www.DallasGemAndMineral.org


22-23FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club, The Hub Ballroom – George Mason University; 4400 University Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students (13-17) $3, Scouts in Uniform, GMU students with ID, children (12 and under) free; more than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids’ Mini-mines, Scout Day Sun.; contact Tom Taaffe, (703) 281-3767; Web site: www.novamineralclub.org/2014-show


22-23WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: 48th Annual Show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches, South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East; 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7 ($1 off coupon on Web site), 2-day pass $10, children (under 12) free; more than 70 dealers, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, scholarship fund raffle, fossil dig, gem mining, geode cracking, displays, demonstrations; contact Jeff Slutzky, (561) 585-2080; e-mail: show@gemandmineral.cc; Web site: www.gemandmineral.cc


22-23CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA: Show; Prehistoric Enterprises, Harrison County Parks & Recreation Complex; 43 Recreation Dr., Rte. 19 South; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; displays, minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cracking, lapidary, science shows, rock and fossil ID, hourly door prizes, grand prize drawing, fossil dig, free rock or fossil for children; contact Ray Garton, PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559, (304) 282-2306; e-mail: garton@prehistoricplanet.com; Web site: www.prehistoricstore.com


28-30RENO, NEVADA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Reno Sparks Livestock Events Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children (ages 0-11) free; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


29-30SHARONVILLLE, OHIO: 16th annual show and sale; GemStreet USA, Sharonville Convention Center; 11355 Chester Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; tools, supplies, pearls, silver, gold, wire wrapping, holiday gifts, door prizes; contact Jane K. Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216) 521-4367; e-mail: janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Web site: www.gemstreetusa.com


29-30SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Fort Mason Center; 2 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.crystalfair.com


29-30WICKENBURG, ARIZONA: Show and sale; Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Society, Wrangler Event Center; 251 S. Tegner St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 40 dealers, rocks, gems, beads, minerals, jewelry, fossils, lapidary tools, kids’ room, door prizes; contact Beth Myerson, (480) 540-2318; e-mail: myerbd@gmail.com


29-1MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc., Monterey County Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairground Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals, exhibitors, jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: www.gemfaire.com


Show Dates via Rock & Gem Magazine

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#Gemshows – You’re Invited to the Contra Costa Crystal Fair…

October 4, 2014

Crystal Fair in Walnut Creek. We have an amazing away of vendors and we look forward to seeing you! Please share our flyer with your friends.

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#Gemshows – Buying "Green" at Gem & Mineral Shows…OR Meeting TV’s #Prospectors

October 4, 2014

People have been asking – about buying in bulk or for resale and Wholesale Shows – some Club Shows have vendors that are able to offer wholesale pricing…and whether they are wholesale or retail, always ask for a quantity discount.I also have a list o…

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