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Gem & Mineral Shows and Events

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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!

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Mineral Shows in March 2014


Monrovia Rockhounds; LA County Arboretum; 301 S. Baldwin Ave.; Sat. 9-4:30, Sun. 9-4:30; adults $8, seniors and students $6, children $3; more than 14 vendors, raffle, games, grab bags, geodes; contact Jo Anna Ritchey, 224 Oaks Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016, (626) 359-1624; e-mail:; Web site:


Owyhee Gem & Mineral Society; O'Conner Field House; 2200 Blaine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 11) free with adult; dealers, demos, door prizes, show cases, silent auction, wheel of gems, sand dig, grab bags, black light display; contact Susan Beattie, (208) 466-6184; e-mail:


East KingCo Rock Club; Pickering Barn; 1730 - 10th Ave. NW, across from Costco; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary demonstrations, exhibits, silent auction, raffle, door prizes, hands-on activities; contact Robin Feiner, PO Box 2203, Redmond, WA 98073, (206) 579-8448; e-mail:; Web site:


52nd Annual Show; Gulf Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds; 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult, Scouts in uniform free; silent auction, kids' wheel, mineral identification, exhibits, famous Rock Food Table, class information, door prizes, grand prize, dealers, beads, jewelry, fine jewelry, geodes, minerals, fossils, meteorites; contact Jerrold Simpson, 1302 Annapolis Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78415; Web site:


Delaware Mineralogical Society; Delaware Technical & Community College-Stanton Campus; 400 Stanton-Christiana Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, seniors $5, students $4, children (under 12) free with adult; educational exhibits, museum displays, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations, gem cutting, fossil preparation, gem polishing, children's table; contact Gene Hartstein, 9 Verbena Dr., Newark, DE 19711; e-mail:; Web site:


Ventura Gem & Mineral Society; Ventura County Fairgrounds; 10 W. Harbor Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary art, more than 50 exhibits, more than 15 dealers, demonstrators, kids' activities, silent auctions, raffles, Country Store and Plant Sale; contact Krishna Juarez, PO Box 1573, Ventura, CA 93002, (805) 323-6725; e-mail:; Web site:


Deming Gem & Mineral Society; SWNM State Fairgrounds; Raymond Reed Blvd.; Daily 9-5; free admission; contact Shirley Krasinski, PO Box 1459, Deming, NM 88031, (575) 494-5971; e-mail:; Web site:


Aiken & Augusta Gem Mineral & Fossil Society; Julian Smith Casino; 2200 Broad St.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $3, children (under 12) free; dealers, geode sales and cutting, Treasure Dig, hourly door prizes, grab bags, demonstrators, gem ore by the bucket, grand door prize; contact Chris Glass, (706) 284-9239


Tualatin Valley Rock & Gem Club; Washington Co. Fairplex; 873 NE 34th Ave.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $1, children (12 and under) free; contact Mitch Metcalf, (503) 726-9168; e-mail:


Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City; KCI Expo Center; 11730 NW Ambassador Dr., near Cookingham Dr. and I-435; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (5-12) $3; more than 70 retail and wholesale dealers, educational exhibits and lectures, benefit auction Sat.; contact Mark Sherwood, (816) 690-8226; e-mail:; Web site:


Suncoast Gem & Mineral Society; Minnreg Bldg.; 6340 126th Ave. N.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students with ID $4, children (under 6) free; dealers, club sales, finished and un-finished gems, minerals, jewelry, equipment and tools, hourly drawings, grand drawing, displays, grab bags, back issues of magazines, member display cases, lapidary demonstrations; contact Bill Schmidt, PO Box 13254, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3254, (727) 657-0998; e-mail:; Web site:


Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society; Wayne County Fairgrounds; 861 N. Salisbury Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, seniors $3, students $1, children (under 7) free; dinosaur exhibit, gold panning, displays, silent auction, jewelry, minerals, crystals; contact Dave Straw, Richmond, IN 47374, (765) 966-4249; e-mail:


Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club; The Show Place Arena; 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.; Sat. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free; fossil, mineral and geode displays, exhibitors, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, jewelry findings, tools, free demonstrations, bead stringing, wire wrapping, gold panning, fluorescent rock display, kids' mini-mine, Scout geology achievement, door prizes; contact Michael Patterson, 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton, MD 20735, (301) 297-4575; e-mail:; Web site:


North Jersey Mineralogical Society; The Pope John II Center; 775 Valley Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, children free; rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, lapidary rough, jewelry, rockhounding supplies, free mineral for kids, door prizes; contact Jeff Wilson, 14 Beach Dr., Montague, NJ 07827, (973) 293-7911; e-mail:; Web site:

March 8-9-FILER, IDAHO:

Magic Valley Gem Club; Twin Falls County Fairgrounds; 215 Fair Ave., east of Filer on US Hwy. 30; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults $2, children (under 12) free with adult; rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations and displays by Herrett's Museum, Hagerman Fossil Beds, and Snake River Gold Prospector's Association, 10 dealers, silent auctions, door prizes, grand prize, wheel of fortune, 50 display cases, hands-on mineral table, educational exhibits, black light room, sand dig for gems; contact Jon Cromer, PO Box 725, Twin Falls, ID 83303, (208) 308-3364; e-mail:


Weis Earth Science Museum; University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley; 1478 Midway Rd.; Sat. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrations, displays, raffles, silent auction, kids' activities; contact Joanne Kluessendorf, (920) 832-2925; Web site:


Clear Lake Gem & Mineral Society; Pasadena Convention Center; 7902 Fairmont Pkwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, students (6th-12th grade) $3, children (under 12) free; 32 dealers, lapidary equipment, rocks, minerals, gems, jewelry, rockhound equipment, books, swap area, lapidary and jewelry making demonstrations, Scout merit badge workshops, fossil exhibits, children's gem mine and hands-on workshops; contact Sara Chelette, CLGMS, PO Box 58072, Houston, TX 77258; e-mail:; Web site:


56th Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Pasadena Lapidary Society; San Marino Masonic Center; 3130 Huntington Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; "Nature's Palette of Gems and Minerals": dealers, gems, minerals, beads, jewelry, fossils, displays, kids' games, silent auction, raffle, lapidary demonstrations; contact Marcia Goetz, (626) 260-7239; Web site:


Salinas Valley Rock & Gem Club; Spreckels Vets Hall; 5th St. and Llano St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes, raffle, dealers, rough rock, slabs, finished jewelry, fossils, gems, beads, findings, cab making demonstration, bug beads, silent auction, wheel of fortune, tumbled stone bags, case displays; contact Karin Salomon, CA, (831) 375-5233; e-mail:; Web site:


Mother Lode Mineral Society; Stanislaus County Fairgrounds; 900 N. Broadway; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, children (under 12) free with adult; more than 40 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, supplies, fluorescents, jewelry-making demonstrations, fluorescent display tent, children's activities, bracelet making, soapstone carving; contact Bud or Terry McMillin, (209) 524-3494; Web site:


Kettle Moraine Geological Society; Waukesha County Expo Center; North and South Halls, 1000 Northview Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children $1; dealers, agates, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary, wire wrapping, cabbing, flint knapping, fluorescence, speakers, demonstrations, displays, club sales, silent auction; contact Richard Rosenberger, 245 Meadowside Court, Pewaukee, WI 53072, (262) 691-3130; e-mail:; Web site:


45th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Expo; Jay Penn; Expo NM State Fairgrounds; Creative Arts Bldg., 300 San Pedro NE; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 ($1 on Fri.), children (under 13) free; Treasures of the Earth: 40 dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, jewelry, beads, cabochons, carvings, fossils, meteorites, books, raffles, door prizes, silent auctions, mineral ID, displays; contact Paul Hlava, (505) 265-4178; e-mail:; Web site:


Michigan Gem & Mineral Society; Jackson County Fairgrounds, American One Event Center; 200 W. Ganson; Fri. 11-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 5) free; youth activities, more than 20 dealers and demonstrators, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies, exhibits, displays, silent auctions, door prizes, raffle; contact Sally Hoskin, 10990 Phal Rd., Grass Lake, MI 49240, (517) 522-3396; e-mail:; Web site:

March 14-16-ROME, GEORGIA:

Rome Georgia Mineral Society; The Forum; 301 Tribune St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, crystals, free mineral and fossil ID, door prizes, exhibits, grand prize; contact Jose Santamaria, (678) 488-9560; e-mail:; Web site:


Timpanogos Gem & Mineral Society; Spanish Fork Fair Grounds; 475 S. Main St., indoor tennis court; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; "Spring Parade of Gems": Mr. Bones, junior club booth, display cases, handmade jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies, dealers, demonstrators, grab bags, black light display, educational displays, silent auction, rough rock, Spinning Wheel; contact Keith Fackrell, 2295 E. 700 S., Springville, UT 84663, (801) 592-0410; e-mail:; Web site:


Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery Co.; Montgomery County Fairgrounds; 16 Chestnut St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $6, children (11 and under) free; more than 45 exhibits, door prizes, demonstrations, free workshop, free kids' specimens, Mini-Mine, fluorescent mineral tent, raffle, 20 dealers, discount flier on Web site; contact George Durland, 8600 Bunnell Dr., Potomac, MD 20854; e-mail:; Web site:


Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club; Trinity Hall; 470 Champion St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; rocks, lapidary rough and suypplies, gems, minerals, beads, fossils, jewelry, reference books, rock-cutting demonstrations; contact Ghris Wertenberger, PO Box 455, Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 309-3433; e-mail:

March 15-16-TAMPA, FLORIDA:

Tampa Bay Fossil Club; Florida State Fairgrounds; 4800 US Hwy. 301; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children free; dealers, displays, lectures, children's activities; contact Barbara Fite, PO Box 1766, Lutz, FL 33548-1766, (813) 977-0892; e-mail:; Web site:


Vallejo Gem & Mineral Society; Solano County Fairgrounds, Mc Cormack Hall; 900 Fairgrounds Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; "Spring Bling": jewelry, beads, necklaces, turquoise, jade, minerals, fossils, crystals, demonstrators, kids' activities; contact Dan Wolke, (707) 334-2950; e-mail:; Web site:
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Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show; Rock Hobby Club of Greater St. Louis; Machinists Hall Auditorium; 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, students (12-18) $2, children (under 12) $1 or free with adult, Boy and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies in uniform free; dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, crystals, meteorites, beads, door prize drawings; contact Roy Hurlburt, 2942 Piney Pointe Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129, (314) 846-0711; e-mail:; Web site:


16th Annual Spring 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, 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:; Web site:


Calaveras Gem and Jewelry Show; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Club; Calaveras County Fairgrounds; 101 Frogtown Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, and students (13 over), children (12 and under) free with adult; exhibits, jewelry, carvings, faceted gemstones, polished rocks, demonstrators, faceting, wire wrapping, chain fabrication, flint knapping, hard rock carving, dealers, jewelry-making supplies and tools, beads, minerals, gemstones, handcrafted jewelry, meteorites, fossils; contact Anna Christiansen, 245 N. 6th Ave., Oakdale, CA 95361, (209) 847-1173; e-mail:; Web site:


Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club; Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) free with adult; minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, displays, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail:


49th annual show; Des Plaines Valley Geological Society; Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center; 2222 Birch St., just west of River Rd., off Touhy Ave.; Sat. 9:30-5; adults $3, seniors $2, students $1, children (under 12) free with adult; dealers, jewelry, gems, minerals, crystals, fossils, fluorescents, beads, lapidary art, educational exhibits, demonstrators, Kids' Korner, silent auction, door prizes, raffles; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail:; Web site:


4th Annual Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show; Port Angeles Parks & Recreation; Vern Burton Community Center; 308 E. 4th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; rough and polished rocks, thunder eggs, carvings, beads, fused glass, faceted gemstones, crystals, fossils, minerals, woodworking; contact Cindy Kochanek, PO Box 1150, Port Angeles, WA 98362; e-mail:


52nd Annual Show; Roseville Gem & Mineral Society; Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds; 800 All America City Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children (12 & under) free; inside and outside, more than 50 dealers, crystals, beads, minerals, gemstones, meteorites, jewelry, fossils, activities, more than 35 exhibits, gold panning, kids' "Education Station", Scout activities, polished stones, jade, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, gold, petrified wood, demonstrations, silent auctions, metal detecting, free gem and mineral ID, raffle, door prizes, lapidary shop open house; contact Gloria Marie, PO Box 1547, Foresthill, CA 95631, (916) 216-1114; e-mail:; Web site:


Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club; Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall; 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5; adults $3, students $1, children (under 8) free; museum displays, kids' activities, geode cutting, UV program, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail:; Web site:

March 28-29-ADA, OKLAHOMA:

Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club; Pontotoc County Agri-Plex; NE corner of St. Hwy. 99/U.S. 377 and St. Hwy. 1/3E intersection; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 9-5; free admission; demonstrations, fluorescent rock and mineral display, lapidary, jewelry, silent auctions, kids' fossil dig and petting zoo; contact Ed Vermillion, PO Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail:; Web site:


Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Hickory Metro Convention Center; I-40, Exit 125, 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and children free; children's screening, demonstrations, faceting, cabbing, exhibits, dealers, minerals, jewelry, fossils, beads; contact Baxter Leonard, 2510 Rolling Ridge Dr., Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 320-4028; e-mail:; Web site:


Fort Collins Rockhounds; The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds; 5280 Arena Circle, McKee Bldg.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4 (3 days $7), students (12-18) with ID $1, children (under 12) free with adult; exhibits, Feldspar, Petrified Wood, Metro State University hands-on rock ID, door prizes, grab bag sales, demonstrations, silent auction, dealers, gems, minerals, rockhounding equipment, ore-grade specimens, fine jewelry, stone beads; contact Dave Halliburton, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail:; Web site:


Rock Rollers of Spokane; Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; N.604 Havana; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, seniors $5, children (12 and under) free; more than 40 dealers, 60 display cases, fossils, crystals, minerals, specimens, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary supplies, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, youth activities, grand prize; contact David Rapp, (509) 891-6533; e-mail:


Mt. Baker Rock & Gem Club; Bloedel Donovan Community Center; 2214 Electric Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; gold panning, lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent show, rocks, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, club sales, dealers, door prizes, scholarship raffle, silent auction, exhibits, kids' activities; contact Sheri Clark, (360) 510-6483; e-mail:; Web site:


Badger Lapidary & Geological Society; Monroe Senior High School; 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; 10 dealers, speakers, club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, door prizes, "Rock Wizard", educational films, kids' Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, fossil casting; contact Teri Marche, 5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575, (608) 835-2653; e-mail:; Web site:


Western Mass Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Clarion Hotel & Conference Center; 1 Atwood Dr.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) and Scouts in uniform free with adult; minerals, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, lapidary and mineral art, demonstrations, exhibits; contact Jeff Kontoff, (413) 594-2336; e-mail:; Web site:


Annual Show and EFMLS Annual Convention; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society, Delaware Paleontological Society; LuLu Temple; 5140 Butler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (under 12) $1; field trips, auction, special exhibit by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, exhibits, learning activities, fossil dig, Kids' Mineral Corner, door prizes, Scouting merit badge information; contact Karenne Snow, (609) 353-4101; Web site:


Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society; Sweet Home High School Activity Gym; 1641 Long St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 50 cents, children (12 and under) free with adult; raffle, displays, dealers, door prizes, demonstrations; contact Joe Cota, PO Box 2279, Lebanon, OR 97355, (541) 451-2740
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Mineral Shows in April 2014


Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society; National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Dr.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, 30-minute auctions, kids' table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badge help, demonstrations, cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work; contact Gordon Oakley, 5032 Lido St., Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; e-mail:; Web site:


Columbus Rock & Mineral Society; Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $7, seniors $6, children $3; new location, exhibits, dealers, speakers, demonstrations, free specimen ID, silent auctions, door prizes, children's games and activities, free kids' specimen; contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Worthington, OH 43085, (614) 436-4511; e-mail:; Web site:


Kaleidoscope Gem Shows; 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 and silversmith; contact Ralph Gose, PO Box 1418, Melville, NY 11747, (631) 271-8411; e-mail:; Web site:


New York Southern Tier Geology Club; Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brocton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads; contact Al Conklin, 187 Forest Hill Rd., Apalachin, NY 13732, (607) 625-4140; e-mail:


Southern Illinois Earth Science Club; The Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, youth (18 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, shells, lapidary, artifacts, Spin-n-Win, door prizes, silent auctions, fluorescent light shows; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail:; Web site:


B.C. Lapidary Society; Ag-Rec Bldg., CFV Fairgrounds; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, students $2, children (under 6) free; "Petrified: Locked in Time": displays of petrified animals, fossils, more than 40 dealers, educational and club cases, demonstrations, children's games, workshop, gold panning, hourly presentations; contact Jennifer Moore, 2613 Birch St., Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 4J1, (604) 328-9766; e-mail:; Web site:


Eons Expos; NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97 Sunfield Ave.; Daily 10-6; adults $8, students $3; 350 dealers, minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, meteorites, gems, antique and artisan jewelry, gold, opals, special exhibit: 50 cases of minerals from the American Northeast, ultraviolet mineral room, fine mineral gallery, Devonian Bundenbach fossil collection, archaeopteryx, nanotyrannus skull, fossil shark, entelodont skeleton, native gold exhibit, tourmaline exhibit, separate wholesale section; contact Christine Perner, 38 Fox Ridge Rd., Sparta, NJ 07871, (516) 818-1228; e-mail:; Web site:


Crafty Cat Events; Redwood Acres Fairgrounds; 7250 Harris St.; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, seniors and students $2, children (12 and under) free; contact Johnita Wemken, CA, (916) 212-1647; e-mail:; Web site:

April 11-13-OGDEN, UTAH:

63rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds; 1000 N 1200 W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, Same, students $1.50 , children (12 and under) free with adult, Boy and Girl Scouts free; "Gemstone Junction": more than 20 dealers, 60 display cases, geodes, faceted stones, dinosaur bones, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, crystals, petrified wood, lapidary, gold panning, knapping, tools, equipment, demonstrations, rock bags, Wheel of Fortune, rock painting, door prizes, silent auction, Mr. Bones; contact Richard Gabel, PO Box 12835, Ogden, UT 84412-2835, (385) 205-9187; e-mail:; Web site:


57th Rock, Mineral & Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club; National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Dr., off Marine Dr.; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact L.F. Smith, 15523 NE 215th Ave., Brush Prairie, WA 98606; e-mail:

April 12-13-ABILENE, TEXAS:

Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society; Abilene Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; Wheel of Fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry-making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, silent auction, door prizes, grand prize; contact Kay McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; e-mail:; Web site:

April 12-13-ANTHEM, ARIZONA:

Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club; Anthem School; 41020 N. Freedom Way; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, seniors and students $2, children free; gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescence, jewelry, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles, kids' events; contact Ed Winbourne, 1717 W. Medinah Court, Anthem, AZ 85086, (978) 460-1528; e-mail:


51st Annual Show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Eau Claire Expo Center; Lorch Ave., near the corner of Hwy. 93 and I-94; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; kids' activity tables, silent auction, fluorescent mineral room, demonstrations, sphere making, wire wrapping, rock cutting, silversmithing, rock identification, jewelry, gemstones, mineral specimens, fossils, rocks, geodes, rock carvings, metal detectors, beads, supplies, books; contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; e-mail:


Golden Anniversary Show; Idaho Falls Gem & Mineral Society; Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; adults $2, children (under 12) free; gem identification, talks, children's thunder egg hunt; contact Gary Hayes, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (208) 754-0403


Paradise Gem & Mineral Club; Elks Lodge; 6309 Clark Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969; Web site:


Yakima Rock & Mineral Club; Washington National Guard Amory; 2501 Airport Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50, students $2, children (12 and under) free with adult; dealers, demonstrations, food, gold panning, silent auction, Junior activities, grab bags, door prizes, raffle, spin a wheel; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401 evenings; e-mail:
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North Museum of Natural History & Science; Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6; admission $5; door prizes, free rock, mineral and fossil identification, U-dig-It for children; contact Alison Mallin, North Museum of Natural History & Science, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail:; Web site:


Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC; Ramada Plaza Denver Central (formerly Holiday Inn); 4849 B annock St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; 75 retail and wholesale dealers; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail:; Web site:


59th Annual River of Gems Show; Willamette Agate & Mineral Society; Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (under 12) free; Agates; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503) 623-4247; e-mail:


California Mineral & Mining Museum, Mariposa Gem Club; Mariposa Fairgrounds; 5005 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $3; contact Martin Foden, 5008 Highway 140, Suite A-295, Mariposa, CA 95338, (209) 742-4036; e-mail:; Web site:

April 25-27-HOUSTON, TEXAS:

Fine Mineral Shows; Embassy Suites Hotel; 2911 Sage Rd., near The Galleria-Houston; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; more than 50 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry; contact David Waisman, PO Box 8543, Spokane, WA 99203, (509) 998-5987; e-mail:; Web site:


Summit Lapidary Club, Akron Mineral Society; Emidio & Sons Expo Center; 48 E. Bath Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, seniors $4, students (15 and over) $4, youth (7-14) $1, Scouts in uniform and children under 6 free; lapidary art displays and demonstrations, 30 dealers, minerals, rocks, gemstones, beads, jewelry, silent auction, children's activities, "GeoJuniors" displays, gemstone ID, geode cracking; contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail:; Web site:


Grays Harbor Geology & Gem Society; Grays Harbor Fair Gounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen, WA 98520, (360) 533-6196; e-mail:


A Lakeside Gem & Mineral Society; Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 S. Oak St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free with adult; displays, demonstrations, dealers, silent auction, door prizes; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

April 26-27-LUBBOCK, TEXAS:

56th Annual Show and Sale; Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Ln.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, seniors $3, students $2, children free; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, rough, slabs, beads, novelties, lapidary and jewelry-making demonstrations, Kids' Corner, Spin to Win, silent auction, member exhibits, visiting exhibits, door prizes, junior and adult grand prizes; contact Walt Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493, (806) 797-5832; e-mail:; Web site:


Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society; Memphis International Agricenter; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 (1 day) or $8 (2 days), children (12 and under) $2; more than 40 dealers, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, grand prize, kids' Gem Dig, Geode Bowling, Rocks Around the Clock; contact W.C. McDaniel, 2038 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-7706; e-mail:; Web site: www.The


West Seattle Rock Club; Alki Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Ave. SW; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; contact Lyle Vogelpohl, PO Box 16145, Seattle, WA 98116, (206) 932-3292; Web site:

April 26-27-TROY, OHIO:

Brukner Gem & Mineral Club; Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. County Road 25-A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $1, students and children free; "Agates": minerals, specimens, gems, jewelry, rough stone, fossils, demonstrations, displays, silent auction, mineral identification, door prizes, free rock to each child, wheel of fortune, grab bags, gem sluice, geode cracking; contact Gene Davis, Box 64, 201 S. Hyatt St., Tipp City, OH 45371, (937) 667-4160; e-mail:
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