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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 September 2014

September 6-14-DENVER, COLORADO:

Denver Coliseum Gem Show; Minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, jewelry, gold, silver, turquoise and more. Denver Coliseum (4600 Humboldt Street) web site: www.coliseumshow.com

September 12-14-DENVER, COLORADO:

Denver Gem & Mineral Show; Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council; The Denver Mart - Expo Hall (formally the Denver Merchandise Mart); 451 E. 58th Ave., I-25 Exit 215; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and students $4, children accompanied by an adult free; "Agate": nearly 200 dealers, speakers, demonstrations, shuttle to satellite shows, free gem and mineral identification, door prizes, "Mr. Bones", kids' activities and gold panning; contact Robert Berry, Greater Denver Area Gem & Mineral Council, c/o Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Box 4, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205-5798, (303) 638-5000; e-mail: www.info@denvermineralshow.com; Web site: www.denvermineralshow.com

September 12-14-HOLLAND, MICHIGAN:

45th Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil and Jewelry Show; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland Civic Center; 150 W. 8th St.; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, students free with adult; Birthstones - "Everyone's a Gem": 12 dealers, special exhibits, lapidary and jewelry demonstrations, kids' games, club sales, silent auction; contact Jodi and Steve Miller, 4420 Oak Hollow Ct., Hamilton, MI 49419, (269) 751-2808; e-mail: sjmillerman@yahoo.com; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

September 12-14-SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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

September 13-14-COLOGNE, NEW JERSEY:

Show and sale; 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

September 13-14-HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA:

Annual show; Central Pennsylvania Rock & Gem Club; Zembo Shrine; Third St. and Division St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; dealers, jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, fossils, children's activities, prizes, educational exhibits; contact Betsy Oberheim, PO Box 6271, Central PA Rock & Mineral Club, Harrisburg, PA 17112, (717) 469-2243; e-mail: aoberheim3@comcast.net; Web site: www.rockandmineral.org

September 13-14-MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA:

Annual show; Prehistoric Enterprises; Mylan Park; 500 Mylan Park Ln., Ruby Commnity Center; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children (under 12) free; displays, minerals, rocks, gems, jewelry, beads, fossils, artifacts, projectile points, geode cutting, lapidary, demonstrations, science shows, rock and fossil ID, hourly door prizes, grand prize, life-size Tarbosaurus bataar skeleton, fossil dig, free rock or fossil for children under 12 (accompanied by an adult); contact Ray Garton, PO Box 200, Barrackville, WV 26559, (304) 282-2306; e-mail: garton@prehistoricplanet.com; Web site: www.prehistoricstore.com

September 13-14-NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS:

Annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club; Eagles Hall; 515 Curran Hwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children free; gems, minerals, jewelry, crystals, fossils, hourly giveaways, grand door prize, geode cracking, mineral panning for younger children; contact Larry Michon, 385 W. Main St., North Adams, MA 01247, (413) 446-1893; e-mail: LMICHON@RCN.COM

September 13-14-PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; David L. Lawrence Convention Center-Hall D; 1000 Fort Dusquesne Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun. ($2-off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas, gemstone chain, findings; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

September 13-14-PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association; Vern Burton Community Hall; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-0372; Web site: www.sequimrocks.com

September 13-14-TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA:

45th annual Wonders of the Earth Show; Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough; Don Montgomery Community Centre; 2467 Eglinton Ave. East, Canada; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children $1; dealers, displays, demonstrations, auctions ; contact Jennifer Campbell, (416) 282-5319; Web site: www.scarbgemclub.ca

September 13-14-WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society; Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children free; dealers, displays, silent auction, childrens' activities, hourly raffle drawings, demonstrations; contact Lisa Stearns, PO Box 603, Waitsburg, WA 99361, (509) 386-0584; e-mail: lisa_sundin1@hotmail.com

September 19-21-JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA:

Annual show; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Morocco Temple; 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; more than 40 dealers, exhibits, NASA moon rock, demonstrations, workshops, hourly door prizes, silent auctions, juniors' learning section; contact Jason Hamilton, 7141 Natal Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254, (904) 294-4744; e-mail: jgms-show@hotmail.com; Web site: www.jaxgemandmineral.org

September 19-21-LINCOLN, MISSOURI:

Annual show; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln; Lincoln City Park; Shelter House, behind Casey's; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; contact Ted Bolich, (660) 890-4983; Web site: www.Mozarkite.com

September 19-21-RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E. Laburnum Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs on site; Virginia rock and mineral and dinosaur bone display by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

September 19-21-SAN RAFAEL, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Marin Center; 10 Avenue of the Flags; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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

September 20-TULSA, OKLAHOMA:

C10th annual show; Indian Nations Artifact & Fossil Shows; Oral Roberts University Mabee Center; 81st and S. Lewis; Sat. 8-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; contact Harvey Shell, 4320 W. 43rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104, (918) 446-9278; e-mail: roxanna4@att.net; Web site: INAFshow.wordpress.com

September 20-TWO HARBORS, MINNESOTA:

15th annual show; Robert Lynch; Agate City Rock Shop; 721 7th Ave.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, collectors, buy, sell, trade, Lake Superior agate, thomsonite, fossils, crystals, rough and polished rocks, flint knapping, marbles, spheres, rock-related jewelry; contact Robert Lynch, 721 7th Ave., Two Harbors, MN 55616, (218) 834-2304; e-mail: bob@agatecity.com; Web site: www.agatecity.com

September 20-21-AUSTIN, TEXAS:

Wholesale and retail show; The Bead Market; Travis County Expo Center; 7311 Decker Ln.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; beads, gemstones, vintage, glass and lampwork, pearls, Swarovski Elements, crystals, gold and silver findings, books, tools, jewelry; contact Rebekah Wills, (903) 734-3335; e-mail: rebekah@thebeadmarket.net; Web site: www.thebeadmarket.net

September 20-21-CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fairgrounds; 120 Fair Ln., southwest corner of Hwy. 411 and Cowlitz River; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Diann Thurston, PO Box 704, Longview, WA 98632, (503) 728-4274

September 20-21-CHICO, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society; Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2357 Fair St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $2, children (16 and under) free; free fossils for kids, dealers, opals, rough rock, crystals, fossils, jewelry, minerals, demonstrations, wire wrapping, jewelry making, flint knapping, Scout merit badge area, raffle, silent auction, door prizes, kids' Wheel of Fortune, grab bags, treasure hunt; contact John Scott, 1288 Glenwood Ave., Chico, CA 95926, (530) 343-3491; e-mail: jweazel@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.featherriverrocks.org

September 20-21-HOWELL, MICHIGAN:

Annual show; Livingston Gem & Mineral Society; Hartland Education Support Services Center; 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, children 50 cents; contact Chuck Amberger, (248) 787-6586; e-mail: camber459@gmail.com

September 20-21-POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA:

Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun. ($2-off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas, gemstone chain, findings; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

September 20-21-POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK:

45th annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show & Sale; Organized by: Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society. Gold's Gym & Family Sports Complex (258 Titusville Road). Theme: Prospecting for Mineral Treasure in New York. Web site: http://mhvgms.org/annual_show/index.html

September 21-PERTICARA, ITALY:

Perticara mineral expo; SULPHUR Historic Mining Museum of Perticara. The museum is located in the town of Perticara (RN), in Italy, where there was the largest sulphur mine in Europe. The mine, closed in 1964, is now a museum and a splendid example of industrial archeology. The event is open to the public on Sunday 21 September from 09:00 to 19:00. Free admission. This event is for minerals, fossils and mining artefacts only. Bijoux and worked or polished stone are not permitted. Mr. Enrico Rinaldi mostramineralogicaperticara@gmail.com +39 3452248643

September 26-27-HURRICANE, UTAH:

Southern Utah Rock and Gem Show; Eric Funk; Washington County Regional Park; 5500 West 700 South; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7; free admission; dealers, rocks, gems, faceted stones, fossils, minerals, geodes, crystals, petrified wood, silent auction; contact Eric Funk, PO Box 537, Ferron, UT 84523, (435) 609-0136; e-mail: Eric_funk@yahoo.com
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September 26-28-ANCASTER, ONTARIO, CANADA:

Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show; Robert Hall Originals; Ancaster Fairgrounds; 630 Trinity Rd., Canada; Fri. 9:30-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Robert Parry, 138 Sugar Maple Rd., St. George, ON, Canada N0E 1N0, (519) 448-1236; e-mail: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com; Web site: www.ancastergemshow.com

September 26-28-BEREA, OHIO:

Wholesale and retail show; GemStreet USA; Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds; 174 Eastland Rd., (use Bagley Rd. entrance); Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (under 12) and Scouts in uniform free; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads; contact Jane K. Smith, PO Box 770680, Lakewood, OH 44107, (216) 521-4367; e-mail: Janestrieter1946@gmail.com; Web site: gemstreetusa.com

September 26-28-JOPLIN, MISSOURI:

16th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Tri-State Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Museum Complex; 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3; free admission; door prizes; contact Chris Wiseman, PO Box 555, Joplin, MO 64802, (417) 623-1180

September 26-28-OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Ocean City Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, contemporary and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs on site ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

September 26-28-SANDY, UTAH:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S. State St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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

September 26-28-TOOELE, UTAH:

Annual show and sale; Tooele Gem & Mineral Society; Dow James Bldg.; 400 North 400 West; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rocks, gems, hourly door prizes, grab bags, silent auctions, Wheel of Fortune, displays, dealers, demonstrations, in conjunction with the Festival of the Old West - Mountain Man Rendezvous; contact Colleen Edwards, PO Box 348, Tooele, UT 84074, (435) 882-5752; e-mail: TooeleGemAndMineral@gmail.com; Web site: www.tooelegem.com

September 26-28-FISHERVILLE, VIRGINIA:

The Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society The 47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; New Location! The Augusta Expo - 277 Expo Road - Fishersville, Virginia. New Dates & Times! Friday, 9/26/2014 - 2 pm - 6 pm, Saturday, 9/27/2014 - 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday, 9/28/2014 - 11 am - 5 pm. Events & attractions for you to enjoy at this year's show include: Exhibits from SVGMS members & vendors illustrating the beauty & fascinating aspects of the rocks & minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley & around the world, Retail sales of items of interest to show attendees - featuring numerous vendors from around our region, Gold panning demonstration & presentation by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors, A 'treasure hunt' for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for 'gold' & 'rubies'! A rock tumbling display & discussion area - have you tried rock tumbling?, Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics, Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members - hourly drawings! Admission is $3.00 for Adults ? $2.00 for Students & Seniors. Children age twelve & under & Scouts in uniform admitted free.

September 27-28-BILLINGS, MONTANA:

Annual show; Billings Gem & Mineral Club; Billings Hotel and Convention Center; 1223 Mullowney Ln.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; contact Doug True, 2622 Broadwater, Billings, MT 59103-4610, (406) 670-0506; e-mail: dtruefossils12@yahoo.com; Web site: www.billingsgemclub.com

September 27-28-DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA:

Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Durham Convention Center-Jr Ballrooms; 301 W. Morgan St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 Sat., $4 Sun. ($2-off coupon on Web site), children (12 and under) free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas, gemstone chain, findings; contact Chris Murray, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

September 27-28-FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY:

58th Annual Franklin - Sterling Show; Franklin Mineral Museum; Franklin School; 50 Washington St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $7, students $4; minerals, gems, fluorescent displays; contact Patricia Seger, 22 Palomino Trail, Vernon, NJ 07462, (973) 827-0160; e-mail: pesolutions.mineral@gmail.com

September 27-28-LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY:

24th Annual Gem Mineral Jewelry Show; Rockhounds of Central Kentucky; Kentucky National Guard Armory; 4301 Airport Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $2, families $5, children $1, Scouts in uniform free; dealers, minerals, jewelry, equipment, club sales, exhibits, Kentucky agate, fluorescent display, hourly prizes, grand prize drawing; contact Allen Ferrell, (859) 277-2469; e-mail: kyrock2010kentucky@yahoo.com; Web site: www.lexingtonrockclub.com

September 27-28-MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Monterey Fairgrounds; 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children free with adult; 15 dealers, jewelry, cut and uncut gemstones, beads, crystals, rough and polished rocks, mineral specimens, fossils, more than 50 guest and member gem, mineral, and fossil displays, demonstrations, jewelry making, sphere making, rock grinding, polishing, silent auction, kids' activities; contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt St., Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 372-1311; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.com

September 27-28-OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN:

Oshkosh 43rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Expo Center; 500 E. County Road Y; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students $1 with ID, children (under 12) free; 25 dealers, mineral specimens, geodes, fossils, jewelry, lapidary material, home decor, member, dealer and museum displays, demonstrators, silver work, gem faceting, lapidary, beading, children's area, rock polishing, rock painting, jewelry making, fluorescent rock display; contact Ann Voges, (920) 725-1640; e-mail: hankemps@milwpc.com; Web site: www.facebook.com/pages/Oshkosh-Earth-Science-Club/202088083155987e Expert, hourly door prizes; contact Karen Johnston, 9037 Fricke Rd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520, (228) 467-5465; e-mail: johnstonkaren@bellsouth.net

September 27-28-SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA:

Retail show; Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society; S. Sioux City Senior Citizens Center; 1501 W. 29th St.; Sat. 9-4, Sun. 10-4; free admission; exhibits, four dealers, gems, agates, rough and polished specimens, beads, geodes, minerals, faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, displays, artifacts; contact Bob Powell, 406 Brandon, Kingsley, IA 51028, (712) 378 2775; e-mail: bobphyl.powell@gmail.com

September 27-KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN

Third Annual Tailgate Sale and Swap - rocks, minerals, jewelry, lapidary equipment. Organized by: Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society. St. Michael Lutheran Church (7211 Oakland Drive, Portage, Michigan).

September 27-28-SANTA ROSA, CAlIFORNIA

Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society; Wells Fargo Center for the Art. 50 Mark West Springs Road. Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5. Jolene, (707) 528-761S. Email: Jolene@srmgs.org. Website: www.srmgs.org

September 27-28-LODI, CALIFORNIA

Stockton Lapidary & Mineral Club; Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. 413 East Lockford Street. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Jerold Kyle, (209) 368-9411. Email: jeroldkyle@yahoo.com. Website: www.stocktonlapidary.com

September 27-28-WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND:

50th Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show; hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road; West Friendship, MD 21794 (MD 32 just off I-70).
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Mineral Shows in October 2014

October 1-5-JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; The Hi-Desert Rockhounds; Sportsman's Club of Joshua Tree; 6225 Sunburst St.; Daily 9-6; free admission; rocks, minerals, jewelry, gold panning; contact Roger Thompson, 6225 Sunburst St., Joshua Tree, CA 92252, (760) 366-2915 or (760) 902-5340; e-mail: HiDesertRockhounds@gmail.com; Web site: www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html

October 3-5-AUSTIN, TEXAS:

Annual show; Austin Gem & Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center; 900 Barton Springs Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students (12-18) $1, children (under 12) free; more than 30 dealers, jewelry, beads, gemstones, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, spheres, lapidary equipment, free exhibits, "Touch Table", demonstrations, faceting, wire wrapping, cabbing, fluorescent mineral display, kids' Wheel of Fortune, Gem Mine, jewelry making, school field trips Fri., door prizes, silent auction, grand prize; contact Susan Postlethwait, 6719 Burnet Ln., Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; e-mail: showchairman@austingemandmineral.org; Web site: www.gemcapers.com

October 3-5-DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA:

Annual Gaston Gem Show; Gaston Gem, Mineral & Faceters Club; Gaston County Park; 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gemstones, wire wrapping, geodes, jewelry, sluice; contact Rick Perkins, (704) 288-9091; Web site: http://gastongemclub.weebly.com

October 3-5-DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Del Mar Fairgrounds; 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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

October 3-5-INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA:

16th Annual Fall 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 (3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

October 3-5-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH:

Annual show; Mineral Collectors of Utah; Trolley Square; 600 S 700 E; Sat. 12-9; free admission; exhibit cases, dealers, minerals, fossils, Wheel of Fortune, Touch & Feel Table, grab bags, identifications; contact Curt Forrester, 7792 N. Kookaburra Ct., Eagle Mountain, UT 84005, (801) 789-6325; e-mail: fossilmin@gmail.com; Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/mincollutah/Home

October 3-5-VALLEY SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA:

Public Mineral/Gem Show; Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Crafts, Music, Camping, Antique Steam Engines, Chili Cookoff, BBQ, Antique Farm Equipment, Native American Dancing, and Mountain Men too! 1290 Paloma Road, Valley Springs, CA 95252. Contact info: PO Box 1777 Valley Springs, CA 95252 Tel: 209-602-4365 Web site: http://www.ValleySpringsPowWow.com

October 4-MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA

63rd semi-annual Mineralfest; Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association. Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street). Indoor / outdoor 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.

October 4-5-JACKSONVILLE, ARKANSAS:

Annual show; Central Arkansas Gem Mineral and Geology Society; Jacksonville Community Center; 5 Municipal Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 25 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary material, jewelry, beads, displays, demonstrations, kids' dig, door prizes; contact Tom Sharp, 14705 Chambery Dr., Little Rock, AR 72211, (501) 379-8653; e-mail: thom61847@yahoo.com; Web site: www.centralarrockhound.org

October 4-5-MISSOULA, MONTANA:

Gem and Mineral show featuring Fossils; Hellgate Mineral Society; Hilton Garden Inn; 2730 N. Reserve St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (under 14) free; dealers, silent auction, raffle; contact Bob Riggs, (406) 543-3667; e-mail: boblr@bresnan.net

October 4-5-OMAHA, NEBRASKA:

Annual show; Nebraska Mineral & Gem Club; Westside Community Center; 3534 S. 108th St., 108th and Grover; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $3, children (12 and under) free with adult; dealers, collectible specimens, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, activities for kids and adults, mineral and lapidary displays, demonstrations, flint knapping, rock artist, glass bead artist, silver smithing, wire wrapping, rock race, educational games, wheel of fortune, rock pile; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd., Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Web site: www.nerockgem.org

October 4-5-SPRINGFIELD, OREGON:

Annual show; Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club; Guy Lee Elementary School; 755 Harlow Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; contact Mark Denoyer, (541) 337-3433; e-mail: denoyerm53531@yahoo.com

October 10-12-BUCKEYE, ARIZONA:

Annual show; West Valley Rock & Mineral Club; Helzapoppin Rodeo grounds; 802 N. 1st St., Miller Rd. entrance; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; contact Larry Tracey, PO Box 1425, Buckeye, AZ 85326, (623) 208-3230; e-mail: larry@youth4youth.org; Web site: www.westvalleyrockandmineralclub.com

October 10-12-HILLSBORO, OREGON:

34th Annual Portland Regional Rock and Mineral Show; Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Assn.; Washington County Fair Complex; 873 N.E. 34th Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult admission; more than 30 dealer, fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, kids' corner, games and activities, exhibits, guest speakers, demonstrations, lapidary and wire wrapping, door prizes, silent auction; contact L. Smith, Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Assn., PO Box 5401, Portland, OR 97228; e-mail: Portlandregional.DealerChair@gmail.com; Web site: www.PortlandRegionalGemandMineral.org

October 10-12-METAIRIE, LOUISIANA:

Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Louisiana; Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel; 2601 Severn Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, students $3, children (under 12) free; exhibits, demonstrations, fluorescent mineral room, door prizes, grand prize; contact Levette Carlos, (504) 214-3205; e-mail: gemshow2014@gmail.com

October 10-12-MOAB, UTAH:

Annual show; Moab Points and Pebbles; Old Spanish Trail Arena; 3641 S. Hwy. 191; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, displays, demonstrations, Spin Wheel, door prizes, photo exhibit, field trips (Yellow Cat area limb casts, petrified wood; Blue Hills area septarian nodules, agate, petrified wood); contact Jerry Hansen, PO Box 186, Moab, UT 84532; e-mail: moabrockclub@live.com; Web site: www.moabrockclub.com

October 10-12-PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Alameda County Fairgrounds; 4501 Pleasanton 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

October 10-12-SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; 6151 H 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

October 10-12-WARREN, MICHIGAN:

70th Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show; Michigan Mineralogical Society; Macomb Community College, South Campus Expo Center; 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd., Expo Center, Bldg. P; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $8, seniors $5, children (5-17) $4; "Prospector's Showcase": school tours offered; contact Patti Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd., Leonard, MI 48367, (586) 531-1680; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Web site: www.michmin.org

October 10-12-HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA:

46th Gem - Jewelry - Mineral Show; Fun and shopping for the whole family. For adults and youth, the largest jewelry and lapidary show in the region with national dealers offering every type and value jewelry, and for the collectors and jewelry makers, fine and semiprecious gems, mineral specimens, fossils, and jewelry making stock, findings, and equipment. School children and scouts can learn about Earth science, rocks, minerals, and fossils. There are gem dig and mining flume activities for children of all ages. FREE PARKING. Food and weekend passes available. NEW LOCATION: Jaycee Building, 2180 Airport Road, Huntsville, AL 35802. Contact info: Lzol@comcast.net. Tel: 256-534-8803. Web site: http://huntsvillegms.org/2014-gem-and-mineral-show

October 10-12-RENO, NEVADA:

Reno Gem & Mineral Society; Craft Show, Reno Town Hall, Corner of Peckham & So. Virginia Street. Hours: Fri 10 - 6; Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 3. Contact:Theresa Langhans, (775) 475-0842. Email: theresalanghans@yahoo.com. Website: www.www.renorockhounds.com

October 11-12-ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Shasta Gem & Mineral Society; Shasta District Fairgrounds; Briggs St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, gold panning, raffle, kids' activities, displays, demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils; contact Steve Puderbaugh, PO Box 990424, Redding, CA 96099, (530) 604-2951; e-mail: steve@applyaline.com; Web site: www.shastagemandmineral.com

October 11-12-GRASS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society; Nevada County Fairgrounds; 11228 McCourtney Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, students and children free; gem and mineral displays, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, beads and beading supplies, jewelry, gold-hunting supplies, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, gold panning table; contact Todd Lawson, PO Box 565, Nevada City, CA 95959; e-mail: webmaster@ncgms.org; Web site: www.ncgms.org

October 11-12-MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON:

40th Annual Show ; Marysville Rock & Gem Club; Totem Middle School; 7th and State Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, rough, slabs, polished cabs, gem-quality faceting rough, minerals, fossils, tools, lapidary equipment, jewelry, beads, gems, books, demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, youth games, half-hourly door prizes, silent auctions, raffle prizes ; contact Brian Murril, (425) 346-9313; e-mail: bmurril@aol.com

October 11-12-SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA:

40th Annual Show; Huachuca Mineral & Gem Club; Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; jewelry, mineral specimens, beads, lapidary supplies, raffle, fluorescent display, geode sales and cutting; contact Maudie Bailey, 5035 S. San Carlos Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520) 378-6291 or (520) 249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Web site: huachucamineralandgemclub.info

October 11-12-TEMPLE, TEXAS:

45th Annual Show; Tri-City Gem & Mineral Society; Mayborn Civic and Convention Center; 3303 N. 3rd St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children $2; dealers, fine jewelry, treasure wheel, hourly door prizes, grand prizes, demonstrations, wire-wrapping, cabochon making, faceting, silent auction, sand search, touch table, member displays; contact Chip Burnette, (254) 630-3573; e-mail: burnette@aceweb.com; Web site: www.tricitygemmineral.org
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October 11-12-VISTA, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; jewelry, minerals, fossils, Kids' wheel, sand dig for tumbled stones, raffle; contact Ray Pearce, 753 Abbywood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057, (760) 535-5524; e-mail: raysrocks@cox.net

October 11-12-WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA:

Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild; Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $8, children (under 12) free; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; Web site: www.crystalfair.com

October 11-12-DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM:

The Bakewell Rock Exchange 2014; The Bakewell Rock Exchange is recognized internationally as the UK's best loved mineral show, with dealers from around the UK and Europe congregating in the heart of England's Peak District National Park. The show is organized by the Peak Lapidary and Mineral Society and is now in its 32nd year. With more than 70 different stalls exhibiting a huge variety of rocks, minerals, fossils and gemstones, there is something for everyone, from the specialist to the family day out. Opening times: Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 5.00. Admission: 1.50 pound per day or 2.00 pounds for both days, accompanied children free. Disabled access and free parking; hot and cold meals and refreshments available. Venue: Lady Manners School, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1JA. Web site: http://www.rockexchange.org.uk

October 11-12-HONOLULU, HAWAII:

Annual Hawaii Rock and Mineral Show; This is the only mineral show in Hawaii's, with minerals and gems stones in one location. The show will feature unique educational displays of Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils as well as items for sale by our members. Featured items include: Hawaiian Minerals, Agate Geodes, Amethyst, Celestite, Dioptase, Fossils, Faceted Gemstones, Fine Jewelry, Fluorescent Minerals, Herkimer Diamonds, Meteorites, Lapidary Minerals, Opals, Pyrite, Quartz crystals, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Shark teeth, Trilobites, Topaz, Tourmaline Zircon and many other beautiful minerals. Venue: Outrigger on the Beach Hotel, Waikiki, 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI, Leahi Room, Upper Lobby. Contact info: hui.pohaku@gmail.com. Web site: http://pohakugalore.net/Hui_pohaku/HI_Rock_Mineral_Society.html

October 11-12-TRONA, CALIFORNIA:

Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society; Gem & Mineral Building, 13337 Main Street. Hours: Sat 7:30 - 5; Sun 7:30 - 4. Jim & Bonnie Fairchild, (760) 372-5356. Email: slgms@iwvisp.com. Website: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub

October 12-13-VISTA, CALIFORNIA:

Vista Gem & Mineral Society; Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum. 2040 North Santa Fe Avenue. Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4. Contact: Ray Pearce, (760) 726-7570. Email: raysrocks@cox.net

October 17-19-FORT WAYNE, INDIANA:

Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society; Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Rd.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, seniors $3, students $1, children free; mineral ID, silent auction, fluorescent display, 15 dealers, Viking knit class, demonstrations, displays, speakers, door prizes, kids' games, touch n feel, grab bags, dinosaur exhibit; contact Michele Yamanaka, 4336 Charter Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46815; e-mail: yamanakam@cs.com; Web site: http://members.tripod.com/3riversgem_mineral/annualshow-sale/

October 17-19-KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE:

Annual show; Knoxville Gem & Mineral Society; Kerbela Temple; 315 Mimosa Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5 per day or $8 show pass, children (under 12) free; contact Beth Willis, 3305 Fairway Rd., Knoxville, TN 37917, (865) 306-8542; e-mail: beth.willis2@gmail.com

October 17-19-VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth Inc.; Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, students (16 and under) free with adult; 14K and sterling silver, classic, contemporary and handmade jewelry, loose stones, beads, findings, pearls, minerals, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs, mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies, jewelers, wire wrappers, jewelry design and repairs, rock and mineral display, lapidary demonstrations, on-site appraisals available ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Web site: www.treasuresoftheearth.com

October 18-WEST HILLS, CALIFORNIA:

16th Annual Show; Woodland Hills Rock Chippers; First United Methodist Church; 22700 Sherman Way; Sat. 10-5; free admission; gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, displays, demonstrations, silent auctions, gold panning, raffles; contact Anita Niles, (818) 704-8777; e-mail: show@rockchippers.org; Web site: www.rockchippers.org

October 18-19-BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT:

Annual show; Bristol Gem & Mineral Club; Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, children (under 12) free; gems, jewelry, mineral specimens, crystals, hands-on educational exhibits, grand door prize, children's games and activities; contact David Korzendorfer, 208 Westledge Rd., W. Simsbury, CT 06092, (860) 490-4370; e-mail: Bristolgem@hotmail.com; Web site: www.bristolgem.org

October 18-19-CLIO, MICHIGAN:

Annual show; Flint Rock & Gem Club; Cater Middle School; 300 Upland Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students and children (6 to 12) $1.50, Scouts in uniform free; minerals, crafter, displays, lapidary skills, demonstrations, kids' table; contact Bill Wendling, 9145 Johnston Rd., New Lothrop, MI 48460-9634, (810) 638-5796; e-mail: bwrockbarn@canturytel.net; Web site: www.flintrockandgem.org

October 18-19-COTTAGE GROVE, MINNESOTA:

Annual show; Minnesota Mineral Club; National Guard Training and Community Center; 8180 Belden Blvd.; Daily 10-5; adults $2, children $1; agates, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, exhibits, tailgate sales, dealers, demonstrations, programs, "kids' corner"; contact Phil Gotsch, 8063 Hayes St. NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432, (763) 717-1641; e-mail: agatephil@earthlink.net; Web site: www.minnesotamineralclub.org

October 18-19-LEWISTON, IDAHO:

48th Annual Show, ; Hells Canyon Gem Club; Nez Perce County Fair Bldg.; 1229 Burrell Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students free with ID card, children (12 and under) free with adult; displays, demonstrations, dealers, rough rock, fine jewelry, Kids' Corner, rock crafts and activities, silent auction door prizes, grand prize drawing ; contact Linn Enger, (208) 746-4957; e-mail: engerocks@yahoo.com

October 18-19-SEDONA, ARIZONA:

Annual show and sale; Sedona Gem & Mineral Club; Sedona Red Rock High School; 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; indoors and outdoors, more than 40 dealers, display room, Arizona and unusual rock and mineral exhibits, Kids' Corner, raffle, minerals, agates, gemstones, copper, jewelry, lapidary tools and supplies; contact Bill Schwartz, (928) 821-3900; e-mail: bschwar13@msn.com

October 18-19-SO. CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA:

Annual show; Kanawah Rock & Gem Club; So. Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, children (12 and under) free; gems, minerals, dealers, activities; contact F. Minerals, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

October 18-19-SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI:

47th Annual Show; Ozark Gem & Mineral Society; EXPO Center (downtown); 635 E. St. Louis St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (over 10) $1; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, precious and semiprecious stones, fine jewelry, rough, cabs, slabs, geodes, new equipment, tools, books, "Ask a Gemologist" table, private collection displays, door prizes, silent auctions, raffle, Kids' Area, games, Gem Mine, grab bags, educational materials; contact Larry Lillich, 2340 W. Dearborn St., Springfield, MO 65807, (417) 882-8449; e-mail: llillich@mchsi.com or OMGMS.57@gmail.com

October 18-19-WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Whittier Gem & Mineral Society; Whittier Community Center; 7630 Washington Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; "Earth's Treasures"; dealers, minerals, jewelry, gems, collectibles, displays, demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239

October 18-19-CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS:

Annual Rock, Mineral, Jewelry, Gem and Fossil Show Organized by: South Suburban Earth Science Club and Prairie State College Natural Science Department Prairie State College gymnasium (202 South Halsted Street). 10am - 5pm. Free admission and family friendly. For more information: Lee Anne Burrough, Prarie State College : lburrough@prairiestate.edu : (708) 709-3674

October 18-19-OGDENSBURG, NEW JERSEY:

Annual Autumn Outdoor Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show & Swap Organized by: North Jersey Mineralogical Society. Sterling Hill Mining Museum (30 Plant Street, Ogdensburg)

October 18-19-PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA:

El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society; El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Bob Graton, (530) 676-2472. Email: info@rockandgemshow.org. Show Website: www.rockandgemshow.org. Club Website: www.eldoradorocks.org

October 24-26-HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA:

12th Annual Show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows; Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Commercial Exhibits Bldg.; 4808 S. Valley Pike; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (all 3 days), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes, classes available; contact Van Wimmer Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Web site: www.toteshows.com

October 24-26-SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Sonoma County Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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 25-BIGLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA: Swap & Sale; Central Penn Rock and Mineral Club, Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club; South Mountain Fairgrounds; 615 Narrows Rd.; Sat. 8-3; adults $1, students and children free; swap and sell, covered outdoor pavilion; contact Tom Smith, 10 Roger Ave., Shippensburg, PA 17257, (717) 552-6554; e-mail: tsmith1012@comcast.net

October 24-26-GLEN ROSE, TEXAS (DALLAS FORT WORTH AREA):
Fossilmania XXXII, Organized by: Dallas Paleontological Society. Somervell County Expo Center (Highway 67 at Gibbs Boulevard). FREE Admission and Parking. Hours: Friday 8-6, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 9-2. For more info, contact: Bill Morgan, 931-456-9040, morgan@uthscsa.edu

October 25-28-NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND:

NZ Micromineral Symposium; Fri Mix and mingle. Sat Best micromineral competition,speaker, Sym dinner. Sun Field trip. Mon Auction + speaker. There will be plenty of time for microscope work and microphotography advice. The Symposium will be followed by 3 days of field trips and possibly a quarry visit on Sun 2nd Nov. See also the listing for the Combined Mineralogical Societies of Australasia Seminar which will run at the same venue from the 31st Oct to the 1st Nov. Venue: Te Rau Aroha, Waihi Beach, North Island http://www.waihibeach.org.nz/facilities.html. Contact info: pincha@ihug.co.nz

October 25-FAIRLESS HILLS, PENNSYLVANIA:

25th Annual ; Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA; First United Methodist Church; 840 Trenton Rd.; Sat. 9-5; adults and students $2, children free; fluorescent minerals only; contact Chuck O'Loughlin, 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109, (856) 663-1383; e-mail: ultraviolation@yahoo.com

October 25-26-CANBY, OREGON:

50th Annual Show; Clackamette Mineral & Gem Club; Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Kids' Corner, silent auction, magazine and rock slab sales, bargain rock, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle, door prizes, dealers; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Rd., Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

October 25-26-CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA:

13th Annual Autumn Cayucos Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show; San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club; Cayucos Vets Hall; 10 Cayucos Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; free door prize, free drawing, 13 dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, jade, crystals, meteorites, beads, lapidary and jewelry-making supplies; contact Kim Noyes, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com; Web site: http://slogem.org/

October 25-26-CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO:

Show and sale; Akron Mineral Society, Summit Lapidary Club; Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors and students $4, children (under 6) and Scout in uniform free; 30 dealers, geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads and findings, slab material, lapidary equipment, silversmith work, gold findings, children's activities, gem tree making, gem mine, kaleidoscope, treasure hunt, demonstrations, gem ID, wire wrapping, gem trees, cutting and polishing stones, faceting, displays, Ohio flint, member projects, Geo Juniors displays, silent auction, door prizes; contact Joyce Kish, 3014 Clarkmill Rd., Norton, OH 44203, (330) 753-7081; e-mail: gemboree@outlook.com; Web site: www.LapidaryClubofOhio.org

October 25-26-EVANSVILLE, INDIANA:

Annual show; Evansville Lapidary Society; Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center; 1901 Lynch Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; specimens, crystals, fossils, minerals, fine jewelry, beads, carvings, rough, geodes, faceted stones, tumbled stones, slabs, cabochons, hourly door prizes, silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, private collectors' exhibits, club booth, Junior Rockhound booth; contact Sara Rappee, 2215 E. Boonville New Harmony Rd., Evansville, IN 47725, (812) 589-3079; e-mail: sararappee@gmail.com

October 25-26-FREEPORT, NEW YORK:

Show and sale; Freeport Recreation and Parks Department; Freeport Recreation Center; 130 E. Merrick Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5.50, children (12 and under) free; dealers, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, beads, goldsmith, silversmith, meteorites, prehistoric fossils, hand-crafted gold and silver jewelry; contact Ralph Gose, POBox 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail: ralph_gose@kaleidoscopegemshows.com; Web site: kaleidoscopegemshows.com

October 25-26-GURNEE, ILLINOIS:

Show and sale; Lake County Gem & Mineral Club; Gurnee Holiday Inn; 6161 W. Grand Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; door prizes, dealers, silver jewelry, opals, gemstones, jewelry, wire wrapping demonstrations, geode cutting, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, faceted stones, beads, custom jewelry and cabochons; contact Gere Bunnell, (847) 336-1270; e-mail: gere@cgbunnell.com; Web site: www.wrapnrockgems.com

October 25-26-ROCHESTER, NEW YORK:

Annual show; Rochester Lapidary Society; Main Street Armory; 900 E. Main St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $3, children free; "Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box: Rock and Roll" exhibit, more than 23 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, kids' activities, straw draw, gem sluice, mineral bingo, door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, sphere machines, faceting, cabbing; contact James Redden, (585) 303-2695; e-mail: jredden001@rochester.rr.com; Web site: www.rochesterlapidary.org/show

October 25-26-LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA:

Peninsula Gem & Geology Society; Los Altos Youth Center, One No. San Antonio Road. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Steve Jobe, (408) 834-5384. Email: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net. Website: www.pggs.org

October/NOVEMBER 31-1 NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND:

1.5 days of Mineralogical presentations followed by half a day of mineral sales. The Seminar will be preceded by 3 days of field trips and possibly a quarry visit on Sun 2nd Nov. See also the listing for the NZ Micromineral Symposium which will run at the same venue from the 24th Oct to the 28th Oct. Venue: Te Rau Aroha, Waihi Beach, North Island http://www.waihibeach.org.nz/facilities.html. Contact: pincha@ihug.co.nz

October 31-2-EUGENE, OREGON:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Lane County Events Center; 796 W. 13th Ave.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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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Mineral Shows in November 2014

November 1-2-AMARILLO, TEXAS:

Annual show; Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society; Amarillo Civic Center; 400 S. Buchanan St., Regency Room; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 12), military and Scouts in uniform free; dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, exhibits, silent auction, wheel of fortune; contact Wanda Finley, 9170 FM 1151, Claude, TX 79019, (806) 944-5464; e-mail: finfran@midplains.coop

November 1-2-BREWER, MAINE:

10th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Penobscot Mineral & Lapidary Club; Brewer Auditorium; 203 State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students (over 12) $2, children (under 12) free with adult; 20 dealers, rocks, minerals, gemstones, beads, jewelry, silver and gold jewelry, Maine minerals and tourmaline, gold panning information and equipment, silent auctions, door prize, raffles; contact Jim White, 54 Gilbert St., Orono, ME 04473, (207) 866-2546; e-mail: jameshwhite@myfairpoint.net; Web site: www.penobscotminerallapidaryclub.com

November 1-2-CONCORD, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society; Center Concord; 5298 Clayton Rd., (near Ygnacio Valley Rd.); Daily 10-5; adults $6 (discount coupon on Web site), children and Scouts under 16 free with adult; 26 dealers, 26 demonstrators, 46 exhibits, Fluorescent Room, minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, fluorescent rocks, crystals, tools, equipment, books, findings, lapidary supplies, instruction in gold panning, cabbing, beading, wire-wrapping, faceting, stone carving, gem setting, youth and Scout activities, silent auction, prizes, raffle, rock identification, giant jade, giant T. rex, giant rock auction; contact Harry Nichandros, PO Box 4667, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, (925) 289-0454; e-mail: show-r@ccmgs.org; Web site: ccmgs.org/gem_show/

November 1-2-EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA:

45th annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society; The School at Church Farm; 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6 ($9 for 2 days), children (under 12) $1, Scouts in uniform free with Scoutmaster; Gemarama: dealers, more than 30 instructional and competitive cases, lapidary arts demonstrations, stone cutting, jewelry making, beading, chain making, wire wrapping; contact Lisa Roman, 24 Upland Rd., Brookhaven, PA 19015, (610) 490-5252; e-mail: TLS.gemarama.publicity@gmail.com; Web site: www.lapidary.org

November 1-2-OXNARD, CALIFORNIA:

45th Annual Show; Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society; Oxnard Performing Arts Center; 800 Hobson Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; "Quartz: Gem of the Ancients": 70 displays, NPS Paleontologist Junior Ranch Program (ages 5-12), school-age activities, Scout leader and schoolteacher resources, dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, findings, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, books, lapidary demonstrations, glass-bead making, wire wrapping, rock polishing, silent auction, hourly door prizes; contact Jo Martinez, (805) 447-4153; e-mail: ogmpublicity@gmail.com; Web site: www.oxnardgem.com/html/gem_show.html

November 1-2-SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; The San Diego Mineral & Gem Society; The GemDiego Show; The Al Bahr Shrine, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, gemstones, minerals, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, wire wrapping, faceting, lost wax casting, silver chain making, intarsia, sphere making, field trip, club and hobby information, free gemstone ID; contact Bob Hancock, (619) 889-6886; e-mail: rtourmaline2@aol.com; Web site: gemdiego.sdmg.org

November 1-2-STURTEVANT, WISCONSIN:

Annual show; Racine Geological Society; Fountain Banquet Hall; 8505 Durand Ave. (Hwy. 11); Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; club displays, rock and mineral identification, hourly silent auctions; contact John Lowman, 3223 Spruce St., Racine, WI 53403, (262) 554-5370; e-mail: Lowman.John@sbcglobal.et; Web site: rgs-wi.tripod.com

November 1-2-PLANT CITY, FLORIDA:

The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club will be hosting our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry show on November 1 & 2, at the Strawberry Festival Expo Center in Plant City, Florida. Our show is great for all ages! There will be over 40 vendors selling rough material, slabs, mineral specimens and finished jewelry. Club members will host several tables of handcrafted jewelry and lapidary items for sale. See live demonstrations; enjoy our silent auctions; explore the touch table; and win door prizes every hour. Hours: Saturday, November 1 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $5; Youth and students $4; under 12 free (with parent). For directions, please visit our website at www.tampabayrockclub.com

November 6-8-GRAY, TENNESSEE:

2nd Annual Show; Kingsport Gems & Minerals Society; Gray Fossil Site, General Shale Natural History Museum; East Tennessee State University, 1212 Suncrest Dr.; Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5; adults $6, children (3-12) $3, under 3 free; contact Robert Morgan, 181 Harmony Acres Dr. E., Jonesborough, TN 37659, (423) 956-9486; e-mail: morganjewellry@msn.com

November 7-9-ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA:

The First Annual Erie Gem, Jewelry and Rock Show (wholesale and retail); Erie Promotions & Expos; The Bayfront Convention Center; 1 Sassafras Pier; Fri. 1-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $7, seniors $5; demonstrations, seminars, exhibits, retail and wholesale dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry; contact Mark Concilla, 5938 Spires Dr., Unit B, Erie, PA 16509, (814) 790-5079; e-mail: mark@eriepromotions.com; Web site: www.eriegemshow.com

November 7-9-HUMBLE, TEXAS:

Annual show; Houston Gem & Mineral Society; Humble Civic Center; 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, seniors and students $7, children (10 and under) free; Kids Daze Fri., fluorescent exhibit, lapidary demonstrations, swap area special kids' area, Dino Dig, Youth Section; contact Michele Marsel, Houston Gem & Mineral Society, 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099, (281) 530-0942; e-mail: show@hgms.org; Web site: www.hgms.org

November 7-9-KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Red Lion Columbia Center; 1101 N. Columbia Center Blvd.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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

November 7-9-SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions; Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 80 wholesale and retail dealers; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

November 8-9-ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; American Opal Society; The Phoenix Club - Festhalle; 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., southeast of Ball Road and 57 Fwy. at Phoenix Club Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 15) free; dealers, opals, gems, jewelry, fine crafts, rough and cut opals, other gemstones, geodes, jewelry-making tools and supplies, gold panning, books, prize drawing, free opal seminars, free demonstrations, gem cutting, jewelry making, gem carving, wire wrapping, inlay, faceting, cabbing; contact Veronica Pupura, American Opal Society, PO Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842, (714) 501-9959; e-mail: info@opalsociety.org; Web site: www.opalsociety.org

November 8-9-LAKE HAVASU CITY, ARIZONA:

Annual show; Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Society; Lake Havasu Community Center; 100 Park Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $2, children (under 12) free; contact Sue Kirk, 1100 Pueblo Dr., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406, (928) 302-1531; e-mail: macsuzy@mac.com

November 8-9-MELBOURNE, FLORIDA:

41st Annual Show; Canaveral Mineral & Gem Society; Melbourne Auditorium; 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $4; "Parade of Gems": live demonstrations, children's activities, silent auction, door prizes, local artisans, national dealers, gem, mineral and jewelry displays; contact William Harr, (321) 392-4277; e-mail: william.h.harr@gmail.com; Web site: www.canaveral-mgs.com/

November 8-9-NEW YORK, NEW YORK:

Wholesale and retail show; New York Mineralogical Club; Holiday Inn - Midtown; 440 W. 57 St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors and students $5, children (under 12) free; lectures, door prizes, more than 20 dealers; contact Tony Nikischer, 1885 Seminole Trail, Ste. 202, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434) 964-0875; e-mail: info@excaliburmineral.com; Web site: www.excaliburmineral.com/shows 8-9-SEDRO WOOLLEY, WASHINGTON: Show; Skagit Rock & Gem Club; Sedro Woolley Community Center; 700 Pacific St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; children's activities, demonstrators, raffle, door prizes, silent auction, dealers, exhibits; contact Linda Keltz, (360) 424-6525; e-mail: virlinkeltz@comcast.com

November 8-9-SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA:

Sacramento Mineral Society, Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H Street. Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4. Contact: Alyssa Mesiznger, (916) 205-4441. Email: gemshow@sacramentomineralsociety.org. Website: sacgemshow.com

November 8-9-YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA:

Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society; Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds - Franklin Hall, 442 Franklin Avenue. Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4. Contact: Kartie Slightam, (530) 673-9649. Email: mktalternatives@comcast.net. Website: www.sutterbuttes.net

November 13-17-BEIJING, CHINA:

Beijing Mineral and Gem Show; Venue: China int'l Exhibition Center (CIEC), #6 North Road of East 3rd Ring, Beijing, China. open time: 9:30 - 17:00 daily. Contact tel: +86 13910724403 +86 10-6501312. Contact info: mineralsshow@gmail.com

November 14-16-GOLDEN, 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

November 14-16-HAMBURG, 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

November 14-16-TACOMA, 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

November 14-16-EUREKA, CALIFORNIA:

Humboldt Gem & Mineral Society; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, 3750 Harris Street. Hours: Fri 9 - 6, Sat 10 - 6, Sun 10 - 5. Contact: Diana Reed, (707) 839-2079

November 15-16-APPLE 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

November 15-16-PAYSON, 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

November 21-23-COLUMBIA, 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 dependents 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

November 21-23-MARIETTA, 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

November 21-23-PORTLAND, 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
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November 22-23-APACHE 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

November 22-23-CLARKSBURG, 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

November 22-23-FAIRFAX, 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

November 22-23-MESQUITE, 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

November 22-23-WEST 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

November 22-23-COLOMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA:

Columbia, SC Gem & Mineral Society Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show. Jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, & tools for sale. Geodes sold & cut. Club members rock collections on exhibit & lapidary demonstrations. South Carolina amethyst on display. $5.00 for adults, children sixteen & under are free with adult. All military & their dependents are free. Venue: Jamil Temple. 206 Jamil Rd. Columbia, South Carolina 29210. Contact info: ashrader@mindspring.com. Contact tel: 803-736-9317

November 28-30-RENO, 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

November 29-30-SAN 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

November 29-30-SHARONVILLLE, 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

November/December 29-1-MONTEREY, 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
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December 5-7-SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Earl Warren Show grounds; 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

December 6-7-LAKESIDE, 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

December 12-14-COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; OC Fair & Event Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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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December 12-14-NORCROSS, 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

December 13-14-FRANKLIN, 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

December 19-21-SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc.; Scottish Rite Center; 1895 Camino del Rio S; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; 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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