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Gem & Mineral Shows and Events

Mineral Shows are happening all across the world, even around YOUR TOWN!

We list all the gem and mineral shows across America and we update the show calendar every three months with the most complete list of rock gem & mineral shows online!

We take out all the bead and jewelry shows, the shows listed below are for people looking to go to a real gem and mineral show!

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Mineral Shows in May 2014

May 2-4-BISHOP, CALIFORNIA:

Lone Pine Gem & Mineral Society; Bishop Fairgrounds-Robinson Bldg.; Sierra St.; Fri. 5-10, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-3; free admission; demonstrators, displays, games and free rocks for children, field trip Sun., dealers, door prizes, drawing, information on rocks; contact Steve Mobley, PO Box 977, Lone Pine, CA 93545, (760) 793-6025

May 2-4-KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN:

Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society; Kalamazoo Expo Center; 2900 Lake St.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; "Rock and Minerals - A World of Color": gold panning, silver smithing, games, meteorite education, Petoskey stone polishing, geode cracking, minerals, fossils, beads, demonstrators, dealers, displays, solar viewing, door prizes, grand prize; contact Jerry VanNocker, 13101 E. Armour Ln., Battle Creek, MI 49014; e-mail: jerry@travelinginspain.com; Web site: http://kalamazoorockclub.org/annual-show/

May 3-ARLINGTON, TEXAS:

Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; clubhouse; 1408 Gibbins Rd.; Sat. 7-4, Sat. 7-4; free admission; buy, sell or swap, rocks, gems, finished jewelery, rough, slabs, faceting material; contact Val Babineaux, 213 Adams Dr., Crowley, TX 76036, (817) 538-0571; e-mail: Acadian1@sbcglobal.net

May 3-4-ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA:

55th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show; Searchers Gem & Mineral Society; Brookhurst Community Center; 2271 W. Crescent Ave.; Sat. 10-5; free admission; kids' jewelry making, dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, gold panning, silent auction; contact Sharon Burson, 11326 Candor St., Cerritos, CA 90703, (562) 706-2054; e-mail: bursonrocks@verizon.net

May 3-4-BRAINERD, MINNESOTA:

Cuyuna Rock, Gem & Mineral Society; Crow Wing County Fairgrounds; 2000 SE 13th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children free; indoor and outdoor dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, Kids' Corner, door prizes, art, jewelry, crafts, lapidary materials and supplies, Wizard of Rocks; contact Sharon Smith, 2630 Beauty Lake Rd. SW, Nisswa, MN 56468, (218) 343-7037; e-mail: sharon@agatesrock.com; Web site: www.cuyunarockclub.org

May 3-4-CINCINNATI, OHIO:

Cincinnati Mineral Society, Cincinnati Dry Dredgers; Cincinnati Gardens; 2250 E. Seymour Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $9, children $3; contact Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45247, (513) 574-7142; e-mail: tehuizing@fuse.net; Web site: www.geofair.com

May 3-4-EVERETT, WASHINGTON:

Everett Rock & Gem Club; Everett Community College Student Fitness Center; 2206 Tower St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Fritz Mack, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425) 232-0809

May 3-4-MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN:

41st Annual Show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Marshfield High School Fieldhouse; 1401 E Becker Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrations, displays, speakers, kids' activities, silent auctions; contact Cynthia Kelman, 1403 N. Broadway Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, (715) 387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com; Web site: www.fromtherockroom.com

May 3-4-NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA:

Lowcountry Gem & Mineral Society; Charleston Area Convention Center; 5001 Coliseum Dr., Exhibit Hall A; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Karen Havenstein, (843) 795-2956; e-mail: webmaster@lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org; Web site: www.lowcountrygemandmineralsociety.org

May 3-4-PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA:

Santa Lucia Rockhounds; Pioneer Park & Museum; 2010 Riverside Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, kids' activities, demonstrators; contact Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Web site: www.slrockhounds.org

May 3-4-ROSEBURG, OREGON:

44th Annual Show; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club; Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids' rock hunts, silent auction, demonstrations, dealers; contact Janet Stringfellow, PO Box 1264, Roseburg, OR 97470; e-mail: soldbyjanets@yahoo.com

May 3-4-TOPSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS:

North Shore Rock & Mineral Club; Topsfield Fairgrounds; Route 1 N; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $3, children (under 12) free; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, mineral displays, mineral and fossil identification, door prizes, demonstrations, kids' gold panning, mineral sifting, geode cracking; contact Joe Weisberg, (781) 861-6653; e-mail: nsrmc@erizon.net; Web site: www.northshorerock.org

May 3-4-WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA:

F M Minerals; Washington County Fairgrounds; 2151 N. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) and veterans free; dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, wirewrapping; contact F M Minerals, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

May 3-4-YUCAIPA, CALIFORNIA:

Yucaipa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Scherer Senior Center; 12202 First St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 15 dealers, raffle, silent auction, kids' activities, in conjunction with the Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival; contact Lee Peterson, (909) 794-0731; e-mail: res09ayd@verizon.net; Web site: www.yvgms.org

May 7-11-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

Damian Belghali; Echo Valley Show Place; 6456 Sylva Rd. (across from GLW); Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; free admission; wholesale and retail dealers, open to the public, minerals, fossils, gems, rough rock; contact Damian Belghali, (678) 852-8273

May 9-11-COLUMBIA, MISSOURI:

Central Missouri Rock & Lapidary Club; Central Missouri Events Center; 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Rd.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children (11 and under) free; live demonstrations, jewelry and mineral displays, kids' activities; contact Robert McConnell, 1601 N. Earthland Rd., Columbia, MO 65202, (573) 445-5415; e-mail: bobmc@socket.net

May 9-11-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

The Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin; Macon County Community Center; 1288 Georgia Rd. (US 441); Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rough, supplies, minerals, fossils, finished jewelry, crafts; contact Norm Holbert, (828) 634-0350; e-mail: normholbert@comcast.net

May 9-11-MARIETTA, GEORGIA:

Georgia Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center; 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; door prizes, demonstrations, exhibits, auction Sat.; contact Shelly Stubbs, (404) 329-9052; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org; Web site: www.gamineral.org

May 10-BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA:

Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club; outdoor pavilion; South Mountain Fairgrounds, 615 Narrows Rd.; Sat. 8-3; adults $1, students and children free; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave., Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717) 532-7204; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

May 10-HAYSVILLE, KANSAS:

3rd Annual Rock Swap & Sale; Silver-n-Stones; Hometown Market; 100 S. Main; Sat. 9-4; free admission; Bring your own tables Rocks Fossils Slabs Lapidary Tools; contact Steve Hurlock; e-mail: Silverstones@cox.net

May 10-11-BOZEMAN, MONTANA:

Bozeman Gem & Mineral Club; Gallatin County Fair Grounds; 901 N. Black, Bldg. #1; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3 (both days), children (12 and under) free; more than 15 dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, member displays, silent auction, grab bags, raffles; contact Jerry Hancock, PO Box 1101, Bozeman, MT 59715; e-mail: jaegers@bresnan.net; Web site: www.bozemangemandmineral.com

May 10-11-RENO, NEVADA:

Reno Gem & Mineral Society; Reno Livestock Event Center; 1350 N. Wells Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and students $4, children free; contact Steve Norman, 1653 Topeka Circle, Sparks, NV 89434, (775) 358-7322; e-mail: snorm11@hotmail.com; Web site: www.renorockhounds.com

May 11-VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA:

Creative Jewellers Guild of BC; VanDusen Botanical Gardens; 5251 Oak St., Canada; Sun. 10-3:30; free admission; contact Silvia McIntosh Creative Jewellers Guild, c/o Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 - Minoru Gate, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Y 1R9; e-mail: info@creativejewellersguild.com; Web site: www.creativejewellersguild.com
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May 16-18-JOPLIN, MISSOURI:

8th Annual Outdoor Rock Swap; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society; Schifferdecker Park; 7th and Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission, $35 setup fee for swappers/dealers; dealers welcome, first come first served for outdoor spaces, provide your own shelter/tables; contact Chris Wiseman, PO Box 555, Joplin, MO 64802, (417) 623-1180

May 16-18-MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA:

24th Annual Fall Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

May 16-18-SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA:

Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 80 retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, decorator items; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

May 16-18-SOUTHGATE, MICHIGAN:

40th Annual Show; Midwest Mineralogical & Lapidary Society; Southgate Arena; 14700 Reaume Pkwy.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $3, students $1, children free; 18 dealers, kids' attractions, mineral and lapidary displays, free mineral kits for kids and teachers, demonstrations, crystals, fossils, jewelry, rocks; contact Bill Barr, 1405 Hewett Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, (505) 803-4888; e-mail: wbarr@umich.edu; Web site: www.mmls.us

May 16-18-WEST JORDAN, UTAH:

Wasatch Gem Society; Salt Lake County Equestrian Park & Events Center; 2100 West 11400 South; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (12 and under) free; door prizes, Wheel of Fortune, rock grab bags, silent auctions, kids-only tables, displays, lapidary demonstrations, wire wrapping, Show & Tell tables; contact April Robinson, (801) 599-6587; e-mail: april@thrivepress.com; Web site: www.wasatchgemsociety.com

May 17-18-CHEYENNE, WYOMING:

Cheyenne Mineral & Gem Society; Archer Complex, Bldg. M; just south of I-80 Exit 370, 6 miles east of Cheyenne; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free with adult; exhibits, jewelry, fossils, fluorescent minerals, grab bags, dealers, faceting demonstrations, free gold panning, silent auction, large dinosaur models, mineral coloring books; contact Bob King, (307) 632-2702

May 17-18-COLOGNE, NEW JERSEY:

Cape-Atlantic Rockhounds; Clubhouse; 2641 Cologne Ave., off Route #30; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; outdoor event, rain or shine; contact Billie Brockhum, (609) 879-1179

May 17-18-HAMILTON, MONTANA:

Bitterroot Gem & Mineral Society; Ravalli County Fairgrounds; First Interstate Center, 100 Old Corvallis Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; "Treasures from the Universe": dealers, displays, kids' activities, geode cutting, world-class mineral specimens, meteorites, fossils, jewelry, beads, UV display, silent auction, door prizes, hands-on rock ID, demonstrations; contact Mike McConnell, 114 N. 5th, Hamilton, MT 59840, (406) 360-4944; e-mail: mike.westernrockiesradio@gmail.com; Web site: www.bitterrootgms.org

May 17-18-LAKEVIEW, OREGON:

Tall Man Rock Chippers; Lake County Fair Grounds; 1900 N. 4th; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, field trips, Oregon sunstone, children's activities, silent auction; contact LeRoy Johnson, 39 N. L St., Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 947-4267; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

May 17-18-LEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA:

Berks Mineralogical Society; Leesport Farmers Market; 312 Gernants Church Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; $3; contact James Woodeshick, 611 Mohrsville Rd., Shoemakersville, PA 19555, (484) 338-6768; e-mail: brwoodpile@yahoo.com; Web site: www.berksmineralsociety.org

May 17-18-WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN:

Wisconsin Geological Society; Muellner Bldg., Hart Park; 72nd and State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 (one person) or $5 (two people), students and children free; more than 20 dealers, lapidary supplies, tools, books, rough material, slabs, finished specimens, cabochons, jewelry, carvings, fossils, informative displays, children's activities; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 771-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.com

May 23-25-GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI:

Harrison County Gem & Mineral Society; Courtyard Marriott; 1600 E. Beach Blvd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (10 and under) free with adult; demonstrations, displays, Stump the Expert, hourly door prizes; contact Karen Johnston, 9037 Fricke Rd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520, (228) 467-5465; e-mail: johnstonkaren@bellsouth.net

May 23-25-SALEM, VIRGINIA:

23rd Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Salem Civic Center; 1001 Boulevard; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

May 24-25-FORT WORTH, TEXAS:

62nd Annual Show; Fort Worth Gem & Mineral Club; Will Rogers Memorial Center; Amon G. Carter Exhibit Bldg., 3401 W. Lancaster; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (under 16) free; more than 25 dealers, jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, fossils, silent auction, Kids' Corner, Rock and Fossil Dig, Wheel of Chance, door prizes; contact Steve Hilliard, PO Box 418, Decatur, TX 76234, (817) 925-5760; e-mail: fwgmc@embarqmail.com; Web site: www.fortworthgemandmineralclub.org

May 24-25-WHEATON, ILLINOIS:

Chicagoland Gems & Minerals Assn.; Dupage County Fairgrounds; 2015 W. Manchester Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students (13-17) $3, service personnel and children (under 13) free; free gift for children in "Kids' Korner", dealers, beads, fossils, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, minerals, supplies, tools, demonstrations, faceting, fossil preparation, gem trees, glass fusing, jewelry making, micromounts, scrimshaw, silver smithing, opal cutting, wire wrapping, fossil exhibits, lapidary, gems, minerals, silent auctions, door prizes; contact Richard Dillon, PO Box 360, Wasco, IL 60183, (630) 377-0197; e-mail: CGMA@sbcglobal.neet; Web site: www.chicagolandgemshow.org

May 30-1-POMONA, CALIFORNIA:

California Federation of Mineralogical Societies Annual Statewide Show & Convention; Pasadena Lapidary Society; Fairplex, Bldg. 5; 1101 W. McKinley Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5 (3-day pass $12), seniors and military $4 (3-day pass $10), students (13-17) $3 (3-day pass $7), children (12 and under) free with adult; "California's Gem & Mineral Bounty": displays, gems, minerals, beads, lapidary arts, fossils, competition exhibits, speakers, raffles, silent auctions, 50 dealers, children's activities, demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239; Web site: www.cfms2014show.com

May 30-1-WAUSEON, OHIO:

State Line Gem & Mineral Society; Fulton County Fairgrounds; Junior Fair Bldg., 8514 state Rte. 108; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-4; adults $3, seniors $2, children free; dealers, demonstrations, classes; contact Doris Brzezicki, (517) 263-1669; e-mail: rychard@tc3net.com

May 31-1-ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA:

Palomar Gem & Mineral Club; California Center for the Arts; 340 N. Escondido Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children free; dealers, rough rock, finished stones, jewelry, beads, free gem identification, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, educational displays; contact Michael Bagstad, (760) 489-0809; e-mail: gemshow@palomargem.org; Web site: www.palomargem.org

May 31-1-RIVERDALE, NEW JERSEY:

North Jersey Mineralogical Society; The Glenburn Estate; 211 Hamburg Tpk.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact Bryan Davis, (862) 200-7625; e-mail: blimer4evr@yahoo.com; Web site: www.nojms.webs.com
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Mineral Shows in June 2014

June 6-8-BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON:

Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Swiss Park; 9205 198th Ave. E; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Nancy LeMay, PVGMC c/o Club Show, PO Box 134, Puyallup, WA 98371, (253) 952-6216; e-mail: bees2knees@att.net

June 6-8-COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO:

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society; Western Museum of Mining and Industry; 225 North Gate Blvd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free; Colorado Snowmass Snow Mastodon Project exhibit, mining museum admission included, minerals, gems, fossils, petrified wood, custom jewelry, kids' gold panning and face painting; contact Kim Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719) 360-9665; e-mail: Runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: www.csms.us and www.wmmi.org

June 6-8-FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA:

Coconino Lapidary Club; Silver Saddle Outdoor Market; corner of Rte. 89N and Silver Saddle Rd.; Daily 9-4; free admission; rough, finished, jewelry, fossils, raffles; contact Becky Cox, 6666 Snowflake Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86004, (928) 380-6657; e-mail: bcox@fusd1.org

June 6-8-LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA:

North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society; Sonora High School; Upper & Lower Commons, 401 S. Palm St.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 8-8:30, Sun. 9-6; admission $1; La Habra Community Fair: dealers, geode cutting, Route 66 Gold Panners, demonstrations, kids' area, craft fair, AKC Dog Show, Car Shows, FFA animal auction; contact Nancy Bird, 1001 W. Lambert Rd., Spc. 18, La Habra, CA 90631-1378, (562) 697-0636; e-mail: nancyjbird@verizon.net; Web site: www.nocgms.com

June 7-DELTA, COLORADO:

Delta County Rock Wranglers; Heddles Recreation Center; 530 Gunnison River Dr.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, exhibits, door prizes, family activities; contact Harry Masinton, 24662 Sorrento Ln., Cedaredge, CO 81413, (970) 856-3861; e-mail: masinton@tds.net

June 7-KENT, CONNECTICUT:

Danbury Mineralogical Society; Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science; 31 Kent-Cornwall Rd.; Sat. 9-4; free admission; contact John Pawloski, 42 Squash Hollow Rd., New Milford, CT 06776, (860) 354-0296; e-mail: j.a.pawloski@att.net; Web site: www.ctamachinery.com

June 7-8-COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO:

North Idaho Mineral Club; Kootenai County Expo and Event Center; Kathleen and Government Way, 1 block off Hwy. 95; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (12 and under) free with adult; contact Mike Burton, (208) 772-9347; e-mail: mycroftmkiv@gmail.com

June 7-8-GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA:

Glendora GEMS; Goddard Middle School; 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, displays, demonstrations, silent auction, find us on Facebook; contact Bonnie Bidwell, 1010 E. Mountain View, Glendora, CA 91741, (626) 963-4638; e-mail: Ybidwell2@aol.com

June 7-8-GRAPEVINE, TEXAS:

Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; Grapevine Convention Center; 1209 S. Main St.; Sat. 8-6; adults $3; contact Kris Kister, 1813 Arthur Dr., Colleyville, TX 76034, (817) 545-7239; e-mail: Krisk@kirstnerphotogrhy.com

June 7-8-MANSFIELD, OHIO:

Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society; Richland County Fairgrounds; 750 N. Home Rd., Arts and Crafts Bldg.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors and children (6-16) $3; Opals Agates Amethyst: 11 dealers, silent auctions, speakers, geode breaking, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, museum-quality agate displays; contact Tom Kottyan, (419) 562-1152; Web site: www.RLLS.WEBS.com

June 7-8-MARION, KENTUCKY:

Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum; Fohs Hall; 201 N. Walker St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; dealers, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, Indian artifact display, day digs, night dig, jewelry making classes; contact Tina Walker, 205 N. Walker St., PO Box 391, Marion, KY 42064, (270) 965-4263; e-mail: beclement@att.net; Web site: www.clementmineralmuseum.org

June 7-8-MCCALLA, ALABAMA:

Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society; Tannehill Historical Ironworks State Park; 12632 Confederate Pkwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; park admission $3; contact Gene Blackerby, (205) 807-6777; e-mail: black2200@att.net; Web site: www.lapidaryclub.com

June 7-8-MONROE, NEW YORK:

Orange County Mineral Society; Museum Village; 1010 Rte. 17M ; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children free; Mastodon display, local mineral collection, new fluorescent mineral display; contact George Gardianos, PO Box 173, Westtown, NY 10998, (845) 683-1167; e-mail: gggard@optonline.net; Web site: orangecountymineralsocietynewyork.com

June 7-8-SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI:

Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society; Missouri Institute of Natural Science; 2327 W. Farm Road #190; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rocks, minerals, rough, slabs, cabs, handcrafted jewelry, gem and mineral ID, auction Sat.; see us on Facebook; contact Larry Lillich, 2340 W. Dearborn St., Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: llillich@mchsi.com

June 13-15-PARK HILLS, MISSOURI:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society, Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs; Missouri Mines Historic Site; 4000 State Hwy. 32, 1.5 miles west of US Hwy. 67; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, rock jewelry and crafts, demonstrations, Historic Site Mining & Mineral Museum, auctions; contact Boneta Hensley, PO Box 758, Park Hills, MO 63601, (573) 760-0488 or (573) 431-6226; e-mail: mojellybean63@yahoo.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/events/249573655204794/

June 14-GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA:

Greensboro Gem & Mineral Club; Greensboro Day School; 5401 Lawndale Dr.; Sat. 10-6; adults $4, students $2, children (under 5) free; gemstones, minerals, jewelry, geode cutting, demonstrations, books, door prizes; contact KB Montgomery, 4810 Sweetbriar Rd., Greensboro, NC 27455, (336) 286-5052; e-mail: kbmonty@triad.rr.com; Web site: www.ggmc-rockhounds.com

June 14-SKOKIE, ILLINOIS:

3rd Annual Rock Swap; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter's United Church of Christ gymnasium; 8013 Laramie; Sat. 1-5; free admission (children must be accompanied by an adult); rocks, minerals, fossils, geodes, crystals, slabs, cabochons, lapidary treasures, club sales, kids' activities, Geo Juniors' magic show of minerals; contact Jeanine N. Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail: jaynine9@aol.com; Web site: www.chicagorocks.org

June 14-15-BUTTE, MONTANA:

Butte Mineral & Gem Club; Butte Civic Center Annex; 1340 Harrison Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 12) free with adult; 15 dealers, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, more than 20 exhibits, silent auction, kids' area; contact Joe Slouber, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702, (406) 494-3034

June 14-15-CAMPBELL RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA:

Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club; Timberline Gym; 1681 S. Dogwood St., Canada; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; rock displays, club displays, lapidary demonstrations, paleontology display, "ask an expert" table, dealers, jewellery, rocks, slabs, cabs, kids' corner, soapstone carving, gold panning, door prizes, silent auction, secondhand lapidary equipment sales; contact Janet Burkholder, 1757 S. Alder St., Campbell River, BC, Canada V9W 7J1, (250) 923-1740; e-mail: info@ripplerockgemandmineralclub.com; Web site: www.ripplerockgemandmineralclub.com

June 14-15-CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA:

24th RockFest; Tellus Science Museum; Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tells Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $14, seniors $12, students and children $10; indoor and outdoor show, nearly 30 dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, mineral and fossil identification, rock bingo, kids' activities, free for museum members; contact Mary Vinson, (770) 606-5700 ext. 402; e-mail: maryv@tellusmuseum.org; Web site: www.tellusmuseum.org

June 14-15-NEWPORT, OREGON:

Oregon Coast Agate Club; Yaquina View Elementary School - Multipurpose Room; 351 SE Harney St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (12 and under) free with adult, active military, police (volunteers), and Scouts in uniform free with proper ID; dealers, demonstrations, displays of cut, shaped and polished rocks, gems, fossils, geology, lapidary, silent auction; contact K. Myers, PO Box 714, Newport, OR 97365, (541) 264-5908; e-mail: books4agates@yahoo.com; Web site: www.coastagates.org

June 14-15-SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA:

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
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June 19-22-PRINEVILLE, OREGON:

Prineville Rockhound Club; Crook County Fairgrounds; S. Main St.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; field trips, dealers inside and outside; contact Rebecca Buss, (541) 968-2156

June 20-22-BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA:

20th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; National Guard Armory; 274 Hunting Hills Ln.; Sun. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Fri. 11-5; adults $3 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

June 27-29-BEDFORD, INDIANA:

49th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show; Lawrence County Rock Club; Lawrence County Fairgrounds; southwest of Bedford; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gems, jewelry, beads, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment and supplies, rockhounding and prospecting supplies, 4-H project and science project materials, free demonstrations; contact Gary Fuquay, 6102 W. US Hwy. 50, Medora, IN 47260, (812) 498-4062; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

June 27-29-ELDON, MISSOURI:

13th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral & Fossil Show; Osage Rock & Mineral Club; Eldon Community Center; 309 E. 2nd St., between 2nd St. and Mill St.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 9-3; free admission; gemstones, jewelry, geodes, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, custom jewelry, cabochons, gift items, demonstrations, displays, kids' games and prizes, fluorescent mineral display, find us on Facebook; contact Steve Rudloff, 2407 Lakewood Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109, (417) 532-4367; e-mail: ormc2014show@centurylink.net

June 27-29-FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA:

27th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Augusta Expoland; 277 Expo Rd., I-64 Exit 91; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

June 27-29-RIALTO, CALIFORNIA:

San Bernardino, OrangeBelt Mineralogical Society; 105 S. Palm Ave.; corner of W. 1st St. and S. Palm Ave., tailgate across the street from Rialto City Hall; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-3; free admission; rocks, rough and slabs, gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, fossils, petrified wood, opals, agates, wire wrapping on site; contact Ken Gard or Jessica, (909) 624-1782 or (909) 887-5507; e-mail: kengard@roadrunner.com; Web site: obmsrocks.yolasite.com

June 28-29-CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA:

Culver City Rock & Mineral Club; Veteran's Memorial Auditorium; 4117 Overland Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; "Fiesta of Gems": more than 30 gem and mineral dealers, minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, jewelry findings, club member exhibits, gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, private collections, jewelry-making classes; contact Janice Metz, (310) 850-4398; e-mail: janicemtz@yahoo.com; Web site: www.CulverCityRocks.org/fiesta.htm

June 28-29-GILSUM, NEW HAMPSHIRE:

50th Anniversary Gilsum Rock Swap; Gilsum Recreation Committee; Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center; 640 Rte. 10N; Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-4; free admission; more than 65 dealers, swappers, distributors, wholesalers and collectors, beryl, quartz crystals, semiprecious stones, gemstone jewelry, rocks, minerals, displays, rough specimens, fossils, collector pieces, handcrafted jewelry, mineral panning ; contact Rob Mitchell, PO Box 76, Gilsum, NH 03448, (603) 357-9636; e-mail: gilsumrocks@gmail.com; Web site: www.gilsum.org
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Mineral Shows in July 2014

July 3-6-SISTERS, OREGON:

18th Annual Sisters Roundup; Jean Miller; Sisters Elementary School; 611 E. Cascade Ave.; Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; gems, minerals, beads, carvings, fossils, jewelry, lapidary tools, rough and polished rock; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

July 4-6-FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO:

San Juan County Gem & Mineral Society; Civic Center; 200 W. Arrington; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; silent auction, raffle, hourly door prizes, wheel of fortune, black light display; contact Mickie Calvert, 5986 Hwy. 64, Farmington, NM 87401, (505) 632-8288; e-mail: mickie2@earthlink.net

July 5-6-PICTON, ONTARIO, CANADA:

3rd Annual Show; Prince Edward County Rock, Gem & Mineral Club; Crystal Palace; Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main St., Canada; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children free; The Great Volcano Building Contest (rules on Web site); contact John Zandarin, 537 County Road 35, RR2, Picton, ON, Canada K0K 2T0, (613) 476-5510; e-mail: howhardcanitbe@sympatico.ca; Web site: www.princeedwardcountyrockclub.com

July 10-12-NYSSA, OREGON:

49th Annual Thunderegg Days & Festival; Nyssa Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture; Nyssa Elementary School grounds; 809 Bower Ave.; Thu. 10-9, Fri. 10-9, Sat. 10-9; free admission; "Rocks and More!": dealers, rocks, gems, daily guided rock tours; contact Sharlene McCaslin, 105 Main St., Nyssa, OR 97913, (541) 372-3091; e-mail: nyssachamber@nyssachamber.com; Web site: www.nyssachamber.com

July 11-13-DURANGO, COLORADO:

61st Annual Show; Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club; La Plata County Fairgrounds; 2500 Main Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes, gems, rocks, minerals, fossils, beads; contact Mandy Houpt, 562 San Moritz, Bayfield, CO 81122, (970) 769-4673; e-mail: mandyhoupt@hotmail.com; Web site: www.durangorocks.org

July 11-13-TULSA, OKLAHOMA:

Tulsa Rock & Mineral Society, American Federation Mineralogical Societies, Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies; Tulsa Fairgrounds, Central Park Hall; 4800 E. 15th St. S; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 (3-day pass $10), Scouts, firemen and police in uniform free, children (under 12) free; "Rocks and Gems of the Indian Territory": rocks, fossils, minerals, gems; contact Finis Riggs, (918) 486-3788; e-mail: lriggs1331@cox.net; Web site: www.ttownrockhound.org

July 12-13-BETHEL, MAINE:

Oxford County Mineral & Gem Assn.; Telstar High School; Rte. 26; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students $2, children (under 12) free; field trips, gold panning demonstration, mineral dealers, jewelry, fossils; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main St., Bryant Pond, ME 04219, (207) 665-2759; e-mail: Mincoll@megalink.net; Web site: www.oxfordcountymineralandgemassociation.blogspot.com

July 12-13-SYRACUSE, NEW YORK:

Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse; SCR Arena; Onondaga Community College Campus, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5 (coupon on Web site), children free; GemWorld 2014 "Minerals and Fossils of the Lockport Formation": hourly door prizes, kids' sluice, soapstone carving, jewelry, lapidary, beads, fossils, minerals, findings, supplies, educational exhibits, demonstrations, lectures ; contact Richard Lyons, 48 Elm St., Camillus, NY 13031, (315) 672-5328; e-mail: dicklyons@gmss.us; Web site: www.gmss.us
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July 18-19-MINOCQUA, WISCONSIN:

46th Annual Lakeland Gem and Mineral Show; Lakeland Gem Club; Lakeland Union High School; 9573 state Hwy. 70; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission; "Wonderful World of Crystals": "Kids' Store", gems, beads, minerals, fossils, jewelry, slabs, rough, speakers, silent auctions, door prizes, demonstrations, mineral and stone ID, wildlife education, children's activities; contact Dale Hartmann, Box 125, Eagle River, WI 54521, (715) 477-2519; e-mail: brujodale@coslink.net; Web site: www.lakelandgemclub.com

July 18-20-REEDSPORT, OREGON:

Treasures from the Earth Rock and Gem Show; Lower Umpqua Gem & Lapidary Society; Reedsport Community Bldg.; 415 Winchester Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Susan Baughman, 69833 Stage Rd., North Bend, OR 97459; e-mail: baughmans1@mac.com

July 19-20-DARRINGTON, WASHINGTON:

Darrington Rock Club; Mansford Grange; 1265 Railroad Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; displays, door prizes, demonstrations, field trip, custom cutting, kids' activities, rock maps; contact Edward Lehman, 9120 20th St. SE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258

July 19-20-MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA:

45th Annual Show; Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club, Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce; Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Ave.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, Lake Superior agates, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, books, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field info, Agate Stampede; contact Gary Pitoscia, 815 N. 13th Ave. E, Duluth, MN 55805, (218) 724-1894; e-mail: pitosciajg@charter.net

July 21-27-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

T 7 D Gem Shows; outdoor show; junction of Rte. 441 and Lake Emory Rd.; Daily 9-7; free admission; contact Henry Stelline, 212 Mi Mountain Rd., Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 371-2954; e-mail: gemshowman@outlook.com

July 23-27-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

Damian Belghali; Echo Valley Show Place; 6456 Sylva Rd. (across from GLW); Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; 0; Wholesale and retail dealers, open to the public, mineral, fossil, gem and rough rock dealers from around the world.; contact Damian Belghali, (678) 852-8273; e-mail: Mandybelghali@yahoo.com

July 24-26-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

USFG-Franklin Faceters Frolic; The Factory; 1024 Georgia Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5; free admission; faceting equipment and supplies, faceting rough, GemCad classes, speakers, demonstrations; contact Tom Maxwell, 1741 Kennerly Rd., Irmo, SC 29063, (803) 600-9450; e-mail: tmm5111@gmail.com; Web site: www.franklinfacetersfrolic.com

July 24-27-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin; Macon County Community Bldg.; 1288 Georgia Rd.; Thu. 10-5, Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $2, children (12 and under) free; dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, gems, minerals, equipment, jewelry, repairs, rough and cut gemstones; contact Linda Harbuck, 425 Porter St., Franklin, NC 28734, (828) 524-3161; e-mail: lindah@franklin-chamber.com; Web site: www.visitfranklinnc.com

July 26-27-FARMERS BRANCH, TEXAS:

Corporate Employees Recreation Assn.; Brookhaven College; 3939 Valley View Ln., Bldg. H; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; indoor show; contact Steve Shearin, 860 Stafford Station Dr., Saginaw, TX 76131, (817) 777-1997; e-mail: steve.l.shearin@lmco.com; Web site: www.2oldcurmudgeons.com/cera-show.htm

July 26-27-FREDERIC, WISCONSIN:

Indianhead Gem & Mineral Society; Frederic High School; off Hwy. 35; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; cutting material, equipment, specimens, jewelry, kids' agate pile, demonstrations; contact Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223

July 26-27-MATTITUCK, NEW YORK:

Long Island Mineral & Geological Society; Mattituck High School; 15125 Main Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under 12) free; door prize, more than 30 dealers, minerals, gemstones, bead jewelry, fine jewelry, fossils, meteorites, gemstone wire wrapping, jewelry repair, geode cracking, geology displays, geology scavenger hunt; contact Karen Lotito, PO Box 209, Aquebogue, NY 11931; e-mail: klotito@estee.com; Web site: www.limineralandgeology.com

July 26-27-RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA:

Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society; Rapid City Civic Center; 444 Mount Rushmore Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; adults $4; hourly door prizes, dealers, kids' corner activities, exhibits, silent auction, grand prize raffle, informational programs, demonstrations; contact Barbara Kelly, (928) 237-9266; e-mail: wdgmswebmaster@gmail.com; Web site: www.wdgms.org

July 26-27-SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT:

Burlington Gem & Mineral Club; Tuttle Middle School; 500 Dorset St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and students $2, children (under 6) free; dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auction, door prizes; contact Jeff Higgins, (802) 849-6076; e-mail: jhiggins@surfglobal.net; Web site: www.burlingtongemandmineralclub.org

July 27-BANCROFT, ONTARIO, CANADA:

Bancroft Gem & Mineral Club; Legion Hall; Station St., Canada; Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students and children free; contact Frank Melanson, 27001 Hwy. 62, L'Amable, ON, Canada K0L 2L0, (613) 332-1032; e-mail: wfmelanson@sympatico.ca
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August 1-3-NIPOMO, CALIFORNIA:

Orcutt Mineral Society; Nipomo High School; 525 N. Thompson Ave.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; more than 60 indoor dealers, outdoor tailgaters; contact Wes Lingerfelt, PO Box 176, Nipomo, CA 93444, (805) 929-3788; e-mail: info@omsinc.org; Web site: www.omsinc.org

August 1-3-PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA:

Prescott Gem & Mineral Club; Tim's Toyota Center; Glassford Hill and Florentine Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children (12 and under) free; 50 dealers, rough rock, slabs, cabochons, fossils, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, equipment, findings, kids' activities, member displays, fluorescent mineral display, raffles, demonstrations; contact Judy Sullins, Prescott Gem & Mineral Club, PO Box 3923, Chino Valley, AZ 86323, (928) 445-1117; e-mail: sullinsjs@cableone.net; Web site: www.prescottgemmineral.org

August 2-ISHPEMING, MICHIGAN:

39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Ishpeming Rock & Mineral Club; Ishpeming Elks Club; 597 Lke Shore Dr.; Sat. 9:30-4:30; free admission; kids' area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, demonstrations, dealers, live mineral auction, raffle, program, field trips; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu; Web site: www.ishpemingrockandmineralclub.org

August 7-10-BUENA VISTA, COLORADO:

Contin-Tail LLC; Rodeo Grounds; Gregg Dr. and Rodeo Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 100 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, cabochons, beads, jewelry, findings, collectibles, lapidary items, free rocks for kids; contact Carolyn Tunnicliff, 1130 Francis #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720) 938-4194; e-mail: ctunnicliff@gmail.com; Web site: www.coloradorocks.org

August 8-10-DALTON, GEORGIA:

23rd Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center; 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd., I-75 Exit 333; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; $4 (good all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths, goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

August 8-10-HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN:

Copper Country Rock & Mineral Club; Houghton Elementary School; 203 W. Jacker, corner of Bridge St. and Jacker Ave.; Fri. 1-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-3; free admission; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, mining certificates, jewelry, kids' copper hunt, geode sales and cracking, door prizes, grab bags, silent auction; contact Norman Gruber, 1850 Clark St., Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-6764; e-mail: pres@ccrmc.info; Web site: www.ccrmc.info

August 8-10-NORTH BEND, OREGON:

52nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Far West Lapidary & Gem Society; North Bend Community Center; 2222 N. Broadway; Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children (under 12) free; silent auctions, door prizes, displays, jewelry, gemstones, rough and polished rocks; contact Don Innes, (541) 396-5722; e-mail: doninnes.innes20@gmail.com

August 8-10-PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON:

Port Townsend Rock Club; Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 4907 Landers St.; Fri. 10-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-6; Jefferson County Fair admission: adults $6, seniors and students $5, children $2; contact Garnett Brooks, PO Box 1383, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (360) 379-5531

Aug 8-10-WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS:

Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Better Living Center at the Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield, MA 01089; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; $6 admission under 12 free with Adult, Parking $5 per day; 200 dealers from all over the U.S. and abroad, offering a variety of items related to earth sciences. Door prizes, guest speakers, museum quality exhibits. Air-conditioned hall. Largest wholesale section in the East! 2014 Special Exhibit will feature CALIFORNIA COLLECTORS & COLLECTIONS. Display coordinated by John Veevaert.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

August 9-10-RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN:

Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; Barron County Fairgrounds; Highway 48 N.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Roy Wickman, 1127 7th St., Almena, WI 54805-9409, (715) 357-3223; e-mail: rktswick@chibardun.net
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August 14-17-LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO:

Lake George Gem & Mineral Club; field between the Post Office and General Store; 37400 US Hwy. 24; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, local amazonite, smoky quartz, fluorite and topaz, minerals, gems, fossils; contact Dan Alfrey, PO Box 171, Lake George, CO 80827, (719) 440-6234; e-mail: AlfreyDan@aol.com; Web site: LGGMClub.org

August 15-16-TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA:

Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society; Tahlequah Community Bldg.; 300 W. First St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-5; adults (18 and up) $3, students and children free; rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, museum displays, auctions, children's area, educational demonstrations; contact Sara Brasel, 14236 Cross Timbers Rd., Tahlequah, OK 74464, (918) 284-5770

August 15-17-BRIDGETON, MISSOURI:

Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science; Machinists Hall Auditorium; 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd., at I-270; Fri. 3-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, children (under 5) and Scouts and leaders in uniform free; gems, fossils, jewelry, Youth Booth, exhibits, demonstrators; contact Robert Morse, 135 Knox St., Troy, MO 63379-4423, (636) 462-4423; e-mail: rmorse@centurytel.net

August 15-17-HERMISTON, OREGON:

2014 NFMS Show and Conference; Hatrockhounds Gem & Mineral Society; Hermiston Conference Center; 415 S. Hwy. 395; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50 ($9 for 3 days), children (under 12) free with adult; "Biggest Little Show in Town": dealers, displays, demonstrations, speakers, silent auction; contact Judi Allison, (541) 720-4950; e-mail: jall@eotnet.net; Web site: www.hatrockhounds.org

August 15-17-LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA:

17th Annual Show; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Assn.; Lebanon PA County Expo; 80 Rocherty Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors and students $5 (discount coupons on Web site), children free; The Gem Miner's Jubilee: dealers, tailgating, classes, demonstrations; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 15513, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, (301) 565-0487; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Web site: www.gem-show.com

August 15-17-SEASIDE, OREGON:

18th Annual Clatsop County Gem, Mineral, Bead, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Jean Miller; Seaside Convention Center; 415 First Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; free pear strand to first 75 ladies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, lapidary tools, rough and polished rock, jewelry; contact Jean Miller, (971) 219-0323; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

August 15-18-WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO:

Rock Gypsies; Woodland Park Saddle Club; 19250 E. US Hwy. 24; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, crystals, gems, petrified wood, cabs, rough, custom jewelry; contact Kim Packham, 87 Plum Creek Rd., Divide, CO 80814, (719) 360-9665; e-mail: runninboar@hotmail.com; Web site: www.woodlandparkrockshow.com

August 16-SHELTON, WASHINGTON:

Shelton Rock & Mineral Society; Shelton Soccer Park; 2102 E. Johns Prairie Rd.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; trade or sell, rocks, minerals, fossils, equipment, raffle, door prize, displays; contact Richard Buchholz, (360) 427-2497; e-mail: giggpig@aol.com

August 16-17-BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA:

Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier Civic Center; 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students $1, children (under 6) Free; silent auctions, door prizes, kids' area, demonstrations, displays, jewelry, rough and finished gemstones, beads; contact Del Glasner, PO Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71111, (318) 517-7372; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Web site: www.larockclub.com

August 16-17-TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN:

Faceting Seminar; Midwest Faceters Guild; Tallmadge Township Hall; O-1451 Leonard NW; Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-5; Beginners $95, Advanced $50, GemCad $95; faceting classes for beginners and advanced faceters, GemCad instruction; contact Barb Yost, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, (616) 254-9777; e-mail: barbandben@gmail.com; Web site: www.midwestfaceters.org

August 22-24-SOUTH BEND, INDIANA:

Michiana Gem & Mineral Society; St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds; Esther Singer Bldg., 5177 S. Ironwood Rd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6 to 12) $1, children (under 6) free; dealers, jewelry, minerals, displays, lapidary demonstrations, Kids' Korner, door prizes, silent auction, exhibits; contact Marie Crull, (574) 272-7209; e-mail: musicman0311@gmail.com; Web site: www.MichianaGMS.org

August 23-24-CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:

Capital Mineral Club; Everett Arena; 15 Loudon Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with parent; Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival: hourly drawing, door prize, free mineral specimen for children, minerals, crystals, lapidary, faceted gems, books, magazines, fossils, jewelry, carvings, displays, demonstrations; contact Annette Comeau, 477 N. Main St., Bristol, NH 03222; e-mail: crocom05@gmail.com; Web site: www.capitalmineralclub.org

August 23-24-FREEPORT, NEW YORK:

Freeport Recreation and Parks Department; Freeport Recreation Center; 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, children free with adult; dealers, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, beads, goldsmiths and silversmiths; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidosccopegemshows.com; Web site: www.kaleidoscopegemshows.com

August 23-24-JASPER, TEXAS:

Pine Country Gem & Mineral Society; The Event Center; 6258 State Hwy. 190W, 5 miles west of Jasper; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students and children free; lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, dealers, gems, jewelry, rough rock, hourly door prizes, silent auction, raffle, kids' activities, mining sluice, spinning wheel; contact Jonetta Nash, 737 FM 254 South, Jasper, TX 75951, (409) 384-3974; e-mail: jonetta.nash@yahoo.com

August 23-24-MADRID, NEW YORK:

St. Lawrence Rock & Mineral Club; Madrid Community Center; 1835 State Hwy. 35; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-3; free admission; outdoor/indoor show, fluorescent mineral hunt for children; contact William deLorraine, 1 Indian Head Trail, Gouverneur, NY 13642, (315) 287-4652; e-mail: wdellie@gmail.com; Web site: www.stlawrencecountyminearlclub.org

August 23-24-MOUNTAIN HOME, ARKANSAS:

Ozark Earth Science, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club; Van Matre Senior Center; 1101 Spring St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, children (12 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, rock-related gifts, crafts, jewelry, door prizes, grand prize, kids' Spin and Win, state geologist to answer questions; contact Edward Hakesley, 821 Alexis Circle, Mountain Home, AR 72653, (870) 424-0956; e-mail: edscamp3@kyahoo.com; Web site: www.ozarkearthscience.org

August 23-24-PEORIA, ILLINOIS:

51st annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science; The Grand Hotel; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; silent auctions, kids' area, fluorescent display, panning flume; contact Jim Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik@aol.com; Web site: http://pasgeology.com

August 23-24-SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA:

60th Anniversary Golden Gateway to Gems; San Francisco Gem & Mineral Society; San Francisco County Fair Bldg.; 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $10, seniors and students $8, children (under 12) free with adult; "All That Glitters": displays, dealers, demonstrations, kids' activities, mineral ID, silent auctions, live auction Sat.; contact Ellen Nott, 4134 Judah St., San Francisco, CA 94122; e-mail: ellen_nott@yahoo.com; Web site: www.sfgemshow.org

August 30-31-ASHLAND, OREGON:

Scott's Rocks; First United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall; 175 N. Main; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, children (under 12) free; fossil field trip, free rock for children, door prizes, silent auction; contact Scott Blair, 1009 Talent Ave., Talent, OR 97540, (541) 621-2558; e-mail: scottsrocks@scottsrocks.com; Web site: www.scottsrocks.com

August 30-31-AUGUSTA, MAINE:

Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club; National Guard Armory; Western Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children (under 12) free; more than 20 dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, children's games, hourly door prizes, grand prizes, fluorescent display, silent auction, kids' starter kits and free rock; contact Ron LePage, 37 May St., Waterville, ME 04901, (207) 973-6270; e-mail: ronlep@midmaine.com; Web site: kennebec-rocksandminerals.com
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