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Mineral Shows in March 2015

March 27-29-HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA:

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

March 27-29-INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA:

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

March 27-29-SPOKANE, WASHINGTON:

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

March 27-29-ST.LOUIS COUNTY, MO:

Greater St. Louis Rock Hobby Club Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show. Located at the Machinists Hall Auditorium at 12365 St. Charles Rock Road in St. Louis County, MO. Show hours are Friday 4:00 - 9:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm. Donation at the door of $3.50 for adults, under 18 $2.00, and children under 12 $1.00 (free with adult). Boy and Girl Scout & Brownies in uniform admitted free! Info - Roy Hurlburt 314-303-7218Call: 314-303-7218 or hurlburtr@juno.com

March 28-29-ANGELS CAMP, CA:

Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society; Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road. Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4. Contact: Robin Williams, (209) 728-8277. Email: amy95247@yahoo.com. Website

March 28-29-CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA:

Annual show; Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society, Hawkeye Downs; 400 6th St. SW; Sat. 8:30-6, Sun. 9:30-5; adults $2, students $1, children and groups with adult leader free; educational programs, silent auctions, demonstrations, displays, door prizes, kids' activities, gem sluice, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, tools, equipment, lapidary supplies; contact Marv Houg, (319) 364-2868; e-mail: m_houg@yahoo.com; Website

March 28-29-MIDDLEBORO, MA

5th Annual SEMMC Auction Sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club. Mitchell Memorial Club, 29 Elm St; Middleboro, MA

March 28-29-HICKORY, NC

65th Annual EFMLS Convention and Show hosted by the Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC. EFMLS Annual Meeting, Friday evening, March 27.

March 28-29-NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS:

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

March 28-29-PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA:

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

March 28-29-ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA:

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

March 28-29-SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA:

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

March 28-29-LEXINGTON, KY:

New Show, Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newton Pike, Lexington, KY. Near Exit 115 of I-75/I-64. Sat 10AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club in conjunction with Rockhounds of Central Kentucky. Info Jane Volk, lexgemshow@outlook.com or Website

March 28-29-ANTHEM, AZ:

2015 Anthem Gem & Mineral Show. Diamond Canyon School, 40004 N. Liberty Bell Way, Anthem, AZ 85086. Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gems, minerals, fossils, fluorescents, jewelry, beads, wire wrapping, geodes, raffles and interactive kids activities. Hosted by the Daisy Mountain Rock & Mineral Club. Adults are $3, seniors and students are $2 and children 5 and under are FREE. Refreshments available for purchase. MORE INFO: Ed Winbourne, Club President at 978-460-1528 or ewinbourne@gmail.com.

March 28-29-MONROE, MI:

Badger Lapidary & Geological Society, 45th Annual, Rock, Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show. Ten dealers, excellent speakers, many beautiful club displays, fluorescent mineral tent, lapidary demonstrations, club sales table, hourly door prizes, educational films. Activities for kids: Fishpond, spinner game, scavenger hunt, quarry quest, rock polishing, and roving rock wizard. Food: Full Menu. Free Show - Free-will donation and free parking. Location: Monroe Senior High School, 1600 26th St., Monroe, WI 53566. Dates: Saturday March 28th & Sunday March 29th 2015. Hours: 9AM-5PM. Show Contact: Teri Marche, 5415 Lost Woods Ct., Oregon, WI 53575; Website e-mail: tmarche555@gmail.com. Show banner
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Mineral Shows in April 2015

April 4-5-CHICO, CALIFORNIA:

Show and sale; Paradise Gem & Mineral Club, Silver Dollar Fair Grounds; 2335 Fair St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 16) free; "Petrified Wood": 48 display cases, free specimens for the first 200 children; contact Manuel Garcia, 5659 Foster Rd., Paradise, CA 95969, (530) 877-7324; e-mail: mmpg@att.net

April 10-11-ALEXANDRIA, VA:

Annual Atlantic Micro-mounters Conference sponsored by the Micro-mineralogists of the National Capital Area. Springhill Suites Alexandria Marriott, 6065 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA. Registration at this Website

April 10-12-ORLANDO, FLORIDA:

Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is presenting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors will offer beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes will be offered. Demonstration of faceting stones, cabochons, wire wrapping and chain maille. Family Activities. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. See website: www.cfmgs.org, gem show page, for $1 coupon off admission. Contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave., Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Website

April 10-12-OGDEN, UTAH:

64th Annual Gemstone Junction Show; Golden Spike Event Center, Weber County Fairgrounds, 1000 N 1200 W, Ogden, UT 84404. This event is hosted by the Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society. This year's the show chairwoman is Deborah Blake and the co-chair is Richard Gabel. $3 Donation, adults, $2 Donation, 12-18, Children under 12 free, Free Parking. Friday April 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Saturday April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday April 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Email: gemshow@goldenspikegem.org or Call/text: (385) 205-9187. More Info can be found here

April 11-12-ABILENE, TEXAS:

Show and sale; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Civic Center; N. 6th and Pine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, students (6-12) $1.50, children (under 6) and Scouts in uniform free; exhibits, 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 drawing; contact Kay H. McDaniel, 3118 Woodglen Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 668-8558; e-mail: kmcdaniel23@suddenlink.net; Website

April 11-12-JOHNSON CITY, NEW YORK:

Annual show; New York Southern Tier Geology Club, Johnson City Senior Citizens Center; 30 Brockton St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children (under 12) free; club exhibits, silent auctions, dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, lapidary, jewelry; contact Tom Ogden, 96 Main St., Bainbridge, NY 13733, (607) 967-8552; e-mail: tandjogden@stny.rr.com

April 11-12-MARION, ILLINOIS:

Annual show; Southern Illinois Earth Science Club, Pavilion of the City of Marion; 1602 Sioux Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, children (18 and under) free; gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, fluorescent light shows, door prizes, silent auctions; contact Mike Chontofalsky, 1019 E. Broadway, Centralia, IL 62801, (618) 532-0455; e-mail: chontofalsky@att.net; Website

April 11-12-ORANGE, CONNETICUT:

Annual show; New Haven Mineral Club, Amity Middle School; 100 Ohman Ave., off Rte.34; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free with adult; minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, exhibits, dealers, door prizes, lectures, demonstrations; contact Art Doyle; e-mail: president@newhavenmineralclub.org; Website

April 11-12-RICKREALL, OREGON;

Willamette Agate & Mineral Society, Polk County Fairgrounds; 520 S. Pacific Hwy. West; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; adults $2, children (under 12) free; contact Etheleen Flippo, (503) 623-4241; e-mail: reflippoo@hotmail.com

April 11-12-COLUMBUS, OHIO;

Central Ohio 41st Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show; Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, OH, 43229. The 41st annual Central Ohio Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry show & sale is all about discovering the secrets of Ohio's ancient past. A great learning opportunity for adults and children alike, the show will feature presentations from local experts in geology, fossils, and the earth sciences. This is the only mineral show in Central Ohio that welcomes children and, in fact, offers activities specifically for children, including a free specimen for every child and educational exhibits, games and activities. TIMES: 10 am to 6 pm Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday. ADMISSION: Adults: $7.00 (2-day pass $12.00), Seniors: $6.00, Youth 6-16: $3.00. CONTACT: craig.kramer@wowway.com Show Information

April 11-12-YAKIMA, WASHINGTON:

54th Parade of Gems; Yakima Rock & Mineral Club, Central Washington State Fair Grounds; Modern Living Building, 1301 S. Fair Ave.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $3.50, seniors and students $2, children (under 12) free with adult; displays, dealers, rough rock, finished jewelry, specimens, lapidary equipment, demonstrations, cabbing, wire wrapping, silent auction, door prizes, raffle, spin the wheel, grab bags, gold panning; contact Marti Sondgeroth, 2013 S. 41st Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, (509) 248-6401; e-mail: marthams@q.com

April 18-19-KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Lakeside Gem & Mineral Club, Benton County Fairgrounds; 1500 South Oak; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children (12 and under) free; dealers, demonstrations, silent auction, junior activities, door prizes, displays; contact Mary Lou Omstead, PO Box 6652, Kennewick, WA 99336, (509) 783-2798

April 18-19-LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA:

Annual show; North Museum of Nature and Science, The Farm and Home Center; 1383 Arcadia Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults (12 and over) $5; door prizes, educational demonstrations and lectures, children's activities; contact Alison Mallin, 400 College Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602, (717) 358-7188; e-mail: amallin@northmuseum.org

April 18-19-SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND

Annual show; Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Earleigh Heights VCF Fire Hall; 161 Ritchie Hwy.; Sat. 10-5; adults $1, children (under 10) free; "Kids' Corner", dealers, fossils, minerals, cabochons, rough rock and slabs, jewelry; contact Donna Madej, 181 Chelsea Rd., Pasadena, MD 21122, (410) 215-1774; e-mail: littlewings@mdonline.net; Website

April 18-19-SIENA, ITALY:

Public Mineral/Gem Show; Venue; Toscana (Tuscany), Colle Di Val d'Elsa - Siena, via Liguria, 1, Palazzetto dello Sport. Mostra di Minerali fossili e conchiglie. INGRESSO LIBERO. Exhibition of Minerals, fossils and actual shells. Free admission. For exhibitors: for the show regulation (english), please ask by email. Thanks. Contact; info@amps.si.it, Website

April 18-19-SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA:

Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, 334 Tully Road. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-1422. Email: info@scvgms.org. Website
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April 21-23-IRVINE, KENTUCKY:

Annual Kentucky Agate Hunt; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main St.; Tue. 9-4, Wed. 9-4, Thu. 9-4; $10 per day; all-day Kentucky agate hunt, easy- or rough-terrain trips each day; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Website

April 24-26-IRVINE, KENTUCKY

Annual show; Mountain Mushroom Festival, Agate, Gem & Mineral Show, Estell County School's Central Office Gym; 253 Main St., (enter at the back of the gym); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; agates, gems, rocks, fossils, minerals, demonstrations, dealers; contact Francine Bonny, Irvine City Hall, 101 Chestnut St., Irvine, KY 40336, (606) 723-1233; e-mail: mushroomfestival@irvineonline.com; Website

April 24-26-WICHITA, KANSAS:

Annual show; Wichita Gem & Mineral Society, Cessna Activity Center; 2744 George Washington Blvd.; Fri. 9-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, students $1, children free; "Earth's Hidden Treasures": gemstone jewelry, crystals, beads, agates, polished stones, fossils, rocks, minerals, special children's programs and events; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77, Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com

April 24-26-PORTLAND, OREGON:

MT. HOOD ROCK CLUB, 58TH ANNUAL ROCK AND GEM SHOW; Kliever Memorial NG Armory On 10000 NE 33rd Dr., Portland OR 97221 (just west of the PDX airport in between NE Marine Dr. & NE Columbia Blvd.) Fri. & Sat. from 10-5pm, Sun. from 10-4pm. Free Admission, and one free rock to each child. Donations appreciated. 25 Vendors will be selling: minerals, rocks, beads, jewelry, fossils, crafts, equipment, tools and more. Activities will include: Kid's corner with games, Door prizes, Raffle prizes, Demonstrations in lapidary & wire wrapping, Silent auction bargains, Oral auction on Sunday at 1pm. Many Displays and Exhibits. Wesbsite. For show or dealer information contact mhrcshow@gmail.com

April 25-26-CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO:

Semi-annual show; 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 Scouts in uniform free; 30 dealers, geodes, minerals, jewelry, beads, 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, 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

April 25-26-SANTA CRUZ, CA:

Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society, Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Church Street & Center Street. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Dean Welder (408) 353-2675. Website

April 25-26-TROY, OHIO

Annual show; Brukner Gem & Mineral Club, Miami County Fairgrounds; 650 N. Co. Road 25A; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students and children free; dealers, grab bags, demonstrations, gold panning demonstrations, gem sluice, crystals, jewelry, rocks, fossils, silent auction; contact Judy Burton, 912 Kent Lane, Troy, OH 45373, (937) 339-1966; e-mail: jleeburton@woh.rr.com; Website

April 25-26-WACO, TEXAS:

Annual show; Waco Gem & Mineral Club, Extraco Events Center; 4601 Bosque Blvd., Creative Arts Bldg.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, students and children $1; contact Andrew McDonald, 3039 Spring Valley Rd., Lorena, TX 76655, (254) 366-3846; e-mail: babydocmac@aol.com; Website
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Mineral Shows in May 2015

May 1-3-Kalamazoo, Michigan:

56th Annual Rock, Gem, Fossil, Jewelry and Mineral Show. Organized by: Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society. Kalamazoo County Expo Center (2900 Lake Street)

May 1-3-LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society, La Habra Coummunty Center; 101 W. La Habra Blvd.; Fri. 5-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, exhibits, kids' games, projects and educational programs; contact Don Warthen, (626) 330-8974; e-mail: odwarthen@verizon.net; Website

May 1-3-MCPHERSON, KANSAS

23rd Annual Sale and Swap; McPherson Gem & Mineral Club, McPherson 4-H Building; 710 W. Woodside; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10:30-3; free admission; dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary work, hourly door prizes, kids' spin-n-win wheel, Saturday-evening auction; contact Kim Vasper, 1489 Janasu Rd., McPherson, KS 67460, (620) 755-5415; e-mail: kimvasper@sbcglobal.net

May 1-3-CALGARY, ALBERTA

55th Annual Show, Organized by the Calgary Rock and Lapidary Club. 55th Annual Show, Jewels from the Sea Cardel Place, 11950 Country Village NE, Calgary, Alberta. Friday: 12:00-20:00, Saturday: 09:00-18:00, Sunday: 10:00-17:00. Admission; regular $5, Senior $3, Students with ID $3, Children 6 & under (accompanied with an adult) FREE! Website

May 2-3-ANAHEIM, CA:

Searchers Gem & Mineral Society, Brookhurst Community Center, 2271 W. Crescent Avenue. Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4. Contact: Margaret Hogarth, (909) 815-3045. Email: Hogarth.m@gmail.com. Website

May 2-3-PITSTON, PENNSYLVANIA:

Treasures of the Earth: 12th Annual Show and Sale. Organized by: The Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Oblates of St. Joseph (1880 Highway 315)

May 2-3-ROSEBURG, OREGON:

45th Annual Show; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club, Douglas County Fairgrounds; I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, silent auction, raffles, door prizes, kids' activities; contact Sue Woodman, (541) 391-3347; e-mail: suew1952.sw@gmail.com

May 2-3-TOPSFIELD, MA:

52nd Annual, 2015 New England Gem & Mineral Show. Hosted by the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club. Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10pm-4pm. Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall & Fairtrade Building, Route 1, Topsfield, MA 01983. Admission $6.00, $5.00 with coupon, Seniors $4.00, Children under 12 free. Free parking. email: nsrmc@verizon.net, Website Wholesale and retail dealers, mineral sifting, geode cracking, gold panning, mineral & fossil identification, exhibits.

May 2-3-WACO, TX:

55th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Organised by Waco Gem & Mineral Club. Extraco Events Center in the Arts and Crafts Building, 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, TX 76710. More details on our: Facebook page

May 8-10-NORCROSS, GEORGIA

47th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Organized by: Georgia Mineral Society. New location: North Atlanta Trade Center (1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross) The Georgia Mineral Society's 47th Annual Mother's Day Weekend Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show, at a new location, North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA, May 8-10, 2015. We will also be celebrating our 80th birthday with an open house at our club house. Contact; mayshow@gamineral.org

April 9-10-ESCONDIDO, CA:

Palomar Gem & Mineral Club, California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4. Contact: Gayle Hamilton, (760) 743-0809. Email: Gaylehamilton@yahoo.com. Website

May 9-10-RENO, NV:

Reno Gem & Mineral Society. Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center, 1350 North Wells Avenue. Hours: Sat 10 - 4; Sun 10 - 5. Contact: Steve Norman, (775) 358-7322. Email: snorm11@hotmail.com. Website
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May 15-17-MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA:

Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W., across from Liberty Fair Mall; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, 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 24112, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Website

May 15-17-SEATTLE, WASHINGTON:

Public Mineral/Gem Show; Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Primarily mineral specimens offered by an estimated 30 dealers. Admission free, parking free. Dealers encouraged to bring free materials for children. Start time on Friday May 15th is late evening. Start time on Saturday and Sunday is 10 AM. End Time on Saturday is 6 PM. Sunday 5 PM. Contact; 206 522 9233, e-mail; cannonmp@comcast.net

May 16-17-LEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA

247th Annual World of Gems and Minerals: Gemstone, Jewelry, Bead, Mineral and Fossil Show. Organized by: Berks Mineralogical Society. Leesport Farmer's Market (Route 61)

May 16-17-NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO:

47th Annual Cleveland Area Gem & Mineral Show; Organized by: Parma Lapidary Club. Soccer Sportsplex (31515 Lorain Road, North Olmsted)

May 16-17-WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN:

Show and sale; Wisconsin Geological Society, Muellner Building - Hart Park; 72nd and State St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3 (two for $5), children free; more than 20 dealers, exhibits, children's activities, door prizes; contact Paul Schmidt, 8213 Red Arrow Ct., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, (414) 7721-8668; e-mail: pvs@wi.rr.com; Website

May 16-17-MAYS LANDING, NJ:

Cape-Atlantic Rock Hounds Annual Spring Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show. Located at 2641 Cologne Ave. Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Free Parking & Admission, with food on site. Saturday and Sundays show hours are from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine). For more information or to become a dealer please visit our website or call Billie Brockhum (show chair & VP) at (609)879-1179.

May 22-24-SALEM, VIRGINIA:

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

May 29-31-WAUSEON, OHIO:

The State Line Gem and Mineral Society proudly presents its 54th annual Jewelry, Rock, Gem and Mineral Show on May 29, 30, & 31, 2015 located at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Junior Fair Building in Wauseon, Ohio. Show hours are noon to 7 PM on Friday, 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 4 PM on Sunday. Show admission is $3.00, children under 12 free.. We will have displays, high quality dealers, live demonstrations and ongoing silent auctions where you can get some spectacular deals. The show is held in air conditioned comfort and boasts of wonderful desserts with good food and snacks available from our on site kitchen. Bring the whole family to the Fulton County Fairgrounds at 8514 State Route 108, exit 34 off the Ohio Turnpike. For more information call Doris at (517) 263-1669.
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Mineral Shows in June 2015

June 5-7-BONNEY LAKE, WASHINGTON:

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

June 6-MACUNGIE, PENNSYLVANIA:

64th semi-annual Mineralfest; Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association, Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street) 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Indoor / outdoor. Low admission: $2.00, Free admission and mineral specimens for children under twelve. Multiple door prizes awarded hourly. Plenty of free parking!

June 6-7-CANANDAIGUA, NEW YORK:

Annual show; GemFest 2015 Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club, NEW LOCATION: Greater Canandaigua Civic Center; 250 N. Bloomfield Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; vendors, exhibits, crafts, kid's activities, and more. ; contact Fred Haynes, 10 Country Club Drive, Rochester, NY 14618, (585) 203-1733; e-mail: fredmhaynes55@gmail.com; Web site and Flyer And here is a map to the show.

June 12-14-LODI, CALIFORNIA:

Statewide Show & Convention will be hosted by the CFMS at the Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest Fairgrounds 413 East Lockeford Street Lodi, California. Friday & Saturday: 10:00 - 5:00, Sunday: 10:00 - 4:00. ADMISSION: $6.00 Children 12 & under FREE. Free parking. For Show Information, contact: Margaret Kolaczyk, markolaczyk@gmail.com. For Dealer Information, contact: Susan Chaisson-Walblom slchaisson@yahoo.com

June 26-28-FISHERSVILLE, VIRGINIA:

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

June 27-28-CULVER CITY, CA:

54th Annual Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, Inc. FIESTA OF GEMS. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 54th Annual Fiesta of Gems show on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This year the featured gem stone is Quartz Crystals. Admission and parking are free. For more information contact Janice Metz at janicemtz@yahoo.com Flyer Website
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Mineral Shows in July 2015

July 11-12-CASPER, WYOMING:

Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds Club, Parkway Plaza Hotel; 123 West E Street; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; Demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, and silent auction; contact Tom Catania, 634 South Melrose, Casper, WY 82601, (307) 258-4884; e-mail: catania82601@aol.com

July 11-12-BETHEL, MAINE:

Annual show; Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association, Telstar High School; RTE#26; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children under 12 are FREE!; This is our 54th annual show. We offer Mineral displays of locale Mineral's. We have 14 dealer's selling Jewelry and Mineral Specimens from assorted locations. We also offer guided Field Trips to a locale mine each day. You must be at the show to sign up for the field trip. Field trip's leave each day by 11am.; contact Dennis Gross, 178 N. Main Street, Bryant Pond, ME 04219, 207-665-2759; e-mail: mincoll@megalink.net:Annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds Club, Parkway Plaza Hotel; 123 West E Street; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-4 pm; Adults $3.00, Children Under 12 Free; Demonstrations, door prizes, raffle, and silent auction; contact Tom Catania, 634 South Melrose, Casper, WY 82601, (307) 258-4884; e-mail: catania82601@aol.com

July 11-12-SYRACUSE, NY:

GemWorld 2015 This 2 day event sponsored by The Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse will be held from July 11th to 12th 2015 at the SRC Arena and Events Center in suburban Syracuse, NY USA. This will be our 49th annual show. The show has 45+ retail dealers and 10+ wholesale dealers. Admission includes hands-on educational exhibits and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, children's activities, lectures and workshops, fun for the whole family! There will be minerals and fossils galore, beads by the millions, jewelry, cut stones, gold and supplies. Wheelchair accessible. Email contact is Dick Lyons show@gmss.us Visit our Website for more details and our show coupon

July 16-18-CODY, WYOMING:

RMFMS Mineral & Gem Show; WY State Mineral and Gem Society, Cody H.S. Sweitzer Gymnasium; 920 Beck Avenue, Cody, WY 82414; Thu. 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m, Fri. 10:00 am-8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Students $2, Children are Free!; Annual Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies Mineral and Gem Show will feature: Multi-State Dealers, Demonstrations/ Displays, Educational Activities, Kids Activity Area, Speakers, and Field Trips.; contact Stan Strike, 2132 Gail Lane, Cody, WY 82414, (307) 250-1244; e-mail: wsmgspres@wymineralandgemsociety.org; Website

July 17-19-VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Convention Center; 1000 19th St.; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find - 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry - Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls - Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies - Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website

July 18-19-CASPER, WYOMING:

Show and sale; Gem City Rock & Mineral Society, JMC Ice Arena; 423 W 38th Street; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children under 12 Free; 46th annual show and sale; rocks, gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, wire wrapping, beads, Discovery Blocks, door prizes, activities for children; contact Bob Gallivan, (814) 454-6770; e-mail: gallivan@lycos.com; Website

July 18-19-MOOSE LAKE, MINNESOTA:

Annual show; Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club, Moose Lake High School; 413 Birch Avenue; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 46th Annual Show,"Agate Days", Carlton County Gem & Mineral Club and Moose Lake Area Chamber of Commerce; Moose Lake High School gym and rear parking lot, 413 Birch Ave; Sat 9-5, Sun 9-4; Free Admission; dealers, Lake Superior agate, cutting materials, specimens, crystal groups, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, rough rock tailgaters, door prizes, field information. Agate Stampede Sat 2 pm Elm St., Contacts: Re Inside vendors: Gary Pitoscia, 815 N 13th Ave East, Duluth, MN 55805 218 724-1894, pitosciajg@charter.net; Tailgators: Carol Risdon 113 Ave C #1, Cloquet, MN 55720, 218 879-3968, carolannrisdon@gmail.com. Free Admission to Geological Center, Moose Lake State Park.; contact Ted Chura, 570 Marshall Street, Duluth, MN 55803-1981, (218) 728-1082; e-mail: tedcgo@yahoo.com

July 22-26-FRANKLIN, NORTH CAROLINA:

Annual show; Damian BellGali, Echo Valley Show Plave (across From GLW); 6456 Sylva Rd. (across fr GLW); Wed. 9 am-5 pm, Thu. 9 am-5 pm, Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Wholesale and retail dealers from around the world selling minerals, fossils, gem, and rough rock; open to the public Sunday hours 9-4pm; contact Damian Bellgali, (678) 852-8273; e-mail: mandybelghali@yahoo.com

July 25-26-CUTCHOGUE, NY:

Long Island Mineral & Geology Society, 34th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Sat.., 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm. Adults $6, With flyer $5, Children Under 12 Free. Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Geodes, LIMAGS table. At Cutchogue East Elementary School, 34900 Main Road (Rte. 25), Cutchogue, NY 11935. Info
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Mineral Shows in August 2015

August 1-1-ISHPEMING, MI, MICHIGAN:

Annual show; Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club, Ishpeming Elks Club; 597 Lake Shore Dr. ; Sat. 9:30 am-4:30 pm; Admission is Free; 2014 show information AUGUST 2nd, Ishpeming, Michigan: Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Clubs 39th Annual Gem and Mineral Show, Ishpeming Elks Club, 597 lake Shore Dr.; Saturday 9:30-4:30; Free admission; kids' area, silent auction, hourly prizes, raffle, demonstrations, dealers; Cracker Barrel session Saturday evening at 7pm; live mineral auction, raffle, program; Mineral field trips Fri., Aug 1, and Sun., Aug 3; Contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-9422; e-mail; ejohnson@nmu.edu Ernest Johnson, Show Chairperson Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club 1962 W. Fair Marquette, MI 49855 906-228-9422 ejohnson@nmu.edu ; contact Ernest Johnson, 1962 W. Fair, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-9422; e-mail: ejohnson@nmu.edu; Website

August 7-9-WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS:

Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Eastern States Exposition - Better Living Center; 1305 Memorial Dr.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; Huge air-conditioned hall with over 200 vendors in retail and wholesale (registration required) sections. Free lectures by popular speakers, free mineral identification, free mineral samples for all kids, and hourly door prize drawings. Also available for a small fee are sluice-panning for gems or fossils, and geode cracking. Fine minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, meteorites, lapidary supplies and decorator items in all price ranges.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Website

August 7-9-HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN:

Annual show; Copper Country Rock and Mineral Club, Houghton Elementary School; 203 W Jacker Street , (Corner of Bridge and Jackson Streets); Fri. 1:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-3:00 pm; Admission is Free; Past events have included geode cracking and metal detector use for children.; contact Norm Gruber, (906) 228-6764; e-mail: pres@ccrmc.info

August 8-9-WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA:

Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free!; Get ready for THE SUMMER CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it's stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans - you'll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You'll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others - 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, August 8; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 9. Admission is $8 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station has a shuttle to Civic Park. For info: Jerry Tomlinson at (415) 383-7837. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website

August 14-15-TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA:

Annual show; Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society, Tahlequah, OK; 300 W. First St; Fri. 9;00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00 18 and over; Fluorescence and other Educational displays, Silent auction, Demonstrations, Children's Games, Door Prizes and Snack Bar.; contact Sara Brasel, 14236 Cross Timbers Rd, Tahlequah, OK 74464, (918) 284-5770; e-mail: rockhoundsally@aol.com; Website

August 14-16-PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON:

Annual Rock and Gem Show in conjunction with the Jefferson County Fair; Port Townsend Rock Club, Jefferson County Fairgrounds; 4907 Landers Street; Fri. 10 am-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-9 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Admission is Free for show, - fair has gate fees; Fair admission gate prices Adults - $6 Seniors (65+) - $5 Students (13 -17) - $5 Children (6 - 12) - $2 Age 5 and under - free Three-day Season Tickets include Sunday's Beef BBQ in Advance $13 at gate $15 ; contact Garnett Brooks, (360) 379-5531; e-mail: garnett@email.com
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August 14-16-GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN:

Faceting Seminar; Midwest Faceters Guild, Tallmadge Township Hall ; O-1451 Leonard NW; Fri. 4:30 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 8:30 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 8:30 am-5:00 pm; Admission = see information; Learn to Facet - classes in beginners - all equipment furnished - Advanced - bring your machine and rough and we will assist you with new techniques and designs - GemCad - a computer aided software for gemstone designs. - Need to bring a laptop. Price for beginners class and Gem-Cad is $95.00 - Advanced classes are $50.00 - Information packets will be mailed upon request.; contact Barb Yost, (616) 254-9777; e-mail: barbandben@gmail.com

August 14-16-LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA:

Wholesale and retail show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon PA County Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; The Gem Miner's Jubilee is an annual gathering of the finest vendors of gems, minerals, fossils, beads and Jewelry. There are classes and ongoing demonstrations daily. Outdoor tailgate section featuring fine minerals. Free and handicapped parking; air-conditioned halls.; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 15513, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, (301) 807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Website

August 15-16-BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA:

Annual show; Arklatex G&M Society, Bossier City Civic Center; 620 Benton Rd; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Students $1.00, Children under 12, and scouts in uniform are Free!; "Earth Treasures of Louisiana", Custom and Unique Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Educational Exhibits and Kids Games.; contact Del Glasner, P.O. Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71171-6633, (318) 517-7372; e-mail: larockclub@gmail.com; Website

August 21-23-LAKE GEORGE, COLORADO:

Annual show; Lake George Gem & Mineral Club, Lot next to Lake George Post Office; 38200 US Hwy 24; Fri. 9 am-5 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; Free parking; good selection local mineral specimens, meet local miners.; contact Rebecca Blair, P.O. Box 171, Lake George, CO 80827, (719) 330-8123 ; e-mail: blairra@hotmail.com; Website

August 21-24-SOUTH BEND, IN:

Michiana Gem & Mineral Society 52nd Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show and Sale. Location: St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ester Singer Building, 5117 S Ironwood Rd., South Bend, IN. Fri Noon - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Admission: Adults $3.00, Kids 6-12 $1.00, Under 6 free, Parking free. Show Chair: John Davis, (574) 232-8823; sumu95@hotmail.com. MGMS Wesbsite

August 22-23-MADRID, NY:

51st Annual Show Organized by: St. Lawrence County Rock & Mineral Club Madrid Community Center (1835 State Highway 345)

August 22-23-PEORIA, ILLINOIS:

Annual show; Geology Section of the Peoria Academy of Science, The Grand Hotel; 4400 N. Brandywine Dr.; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; 52nd Annual Show. There will be exhibits of fossils, geodes, specimens of all kinds, cabochons and faceted stones, jewelry, flint knapping and an outstanding fluorescent display. Activities include silent auctions, a kids area with games and prizes, a panning flume, door prizes and much more. Admission and parking are free.; contact Jim Travis, (309) 645-3609; e-mail: boatnik@aol.com

August 29-30-CONCORD, CALIFORNIA:

Show and sale; Contra Costa Mineral & Gem Society, Centre Concord; 5298 Clayton Rd., near Ygnacio Valley Rd; Daily 10 am-5 pm; Adults $6.00, Children are Free!; Adults $6, children (under 16) free; 25 Dealers: gems, jewelry, fossils, minerals, crystals, jade, meteorites & Tekties, fluorescent rocks, lapidary tools & equipment, findings, books; 20 Demonstrations: cabbing, beading, wire-wrapping, faceting, stone setting, stone carving, gold panning, and more; 48 Exhibits and Educational Displays; Activities for all ages: youth and Scout activities, free rock and gem identification, silent auction, fluorescent display room, hourly door prizes, raffle. (Please Note: The August show date is a one-time change. In 2016 the Concord Gem Show will return on the first weekend in November); contact Harry Nichandros, CA, (925) 289-0454; e-mail: show-r@ccmgs.org; Website
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Mineral Shows in September 2015

September 4-7-RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., NC State Fairgrounds; 1025 Blue Ridge Blvd; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm, Mon. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find - 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry - Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls - Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies - Books, carvings and gift items; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VT 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website

September 5-6-AUGUSTA, MAINE:

26th Annual Rockhounders Gem & Mineral Show. Organized by: The Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club. National Guard Armory (Western Avenue, Augusta)

September 7-9-WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA:

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Eastern States Exposition Better Living Center, 1305 Memorial Dr., West Springfield, MA 01089. 200 vendors in one huge air-conditioned hall. Retail and wholesale (for qualified buyers). Special display of the Martin Zinn Collection, speakers, mineral id, and gem-panning. $6 admission, $5 for parking. Website , Contact - mzexpos@gmail.com, 505-867-0425

September 11-13-ORLANDO, FLORIDA:

Annual show; Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, FL National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Students $2; Annual Fall gem, mineral, and bead show will be at the Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave. Orlando, Fl 32806. Show will be on Friday September 11, 1pm to 6pm, Saturday September 12, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday September 13, 10am to 5pm. Go to www.cfmgs.org for $1 off coupon. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, kids table, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Scouts can earn merit badges from a mineral gemologist to assist with identification and requirements. Demos include cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping and metal work. Adults $5.00, Students $2.00, Scouts free. Free Parking. ; contact Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave, Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.com; Website

September 11-13-WINSTON-SALEM, OHIO:

Annual show; Forsyth Gem And Mineral Club, Education Building, Winston-Salem Fairgrounds; Enter Gate 9 from 27 th Street; Fri. 10:00 am- 7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 12 noon-5:00 pm; Adults $3.00, Students K-12 Free; Activities; Gold Panning, Geode Cutting, Grab Bags and Mineral Identification.; contact W. A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: mariona1@yadtel.net; Website

September 12-13-PORT ANGELES, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association, Vern Burton Community Center; 308 East 4th Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is Free!; contact Jennie Bourassa, PO Box 98, Sequim, WA 98382, (360) 681-0372

September 12-13-WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Marcus Whitman Gem and Mineral Society, Walla Walla County Fairgrounds; 363 Orchard St; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $2, Children are Free; contact Jack Edwards, (509) 529-3673; e-mail: jcedwards1475@yahoo.com

September 12-20-DENVER, COLORADO:

Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, Denver Coliseum; 4600 Humboldt Street; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 9 am-6 pm, Mon. 9 am-6 pm, Tue. 9 am-6 pm; Admission is Free; Come see 250 dealers on both levels of the Denver Coliseum plus in 100 tent spaces outside. It's all here: fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, artisan jewelry, gold, silver, lapidary, beads and rough - split evenly between wholesale and retail. Running from Sept 12 - 20, this is Denver's only weekend-to-weekend show and attracts 18,000 visitors of those nine days. With 2,000 tables covered with earth treasures and free parking for 1,500 cars on the 33 acre complex, this is America's largest mineral, fossil, and gem show. The low booth fee and aggressive advertising ensures that the show continues to grow 20% a year. Meet the cast of the TV show 'Prospectors' who will be at the show selling their finds. Peruse the dinosaurs on display. Ogle museum-quality sculptures in sold blocks of clear quartz. Take home a piece of the Moon. Select specimens found in only one place on Earth, being offered by the mine owner herself. Prices range from just $1 to $1 million. Free Parking and Admission! ; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com; Website

September 13-20-DENVER, COLORADO:

Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, L.L.C., Ramada Plaza Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Daily 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Two hundred retail and wholesale dealers from around the world offer minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, meteorites, and decorator items. Over 30 years in the same location, this is Denver's longest-running satellite show, with the best dealers and the best buys.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Website

September 18-20-RICHMOND, VIRGINIA:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Richmond Raceway Complex; 600 E Laburnum Ave.; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find - 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry - Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls - Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies - Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the Richmond Gem & Mineral Society ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website

September 19-20-REDWOOD CITY, CA:

Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society. Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Carol Corden. Email: cordencarol@yahoo.com. Website

September 19-20-MAYS LANDING, NJ:

Cape-Atlantic Rock Hounds Annual Fall Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show. Located at 2641 Cologne Ave. Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Free Parking & Admission, with food on site. Saturday and Sunday show hours are from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine). For more information or to become a dealer please visit our website or call Billie Brockhum (Show Chair & VP) at (609)879-1179.

September 25-27-OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Roland E Powell Convention Center; 4001 Coastal Highway; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find - 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry - Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls - Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies - Books, carvings and gift items ; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website

September 25-27-TOOELE, UTAH:

Annual show; Tooele Gem & Mineral Society, Dow James Building; 400 North 400 West; Fri. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; TOOELE GEM & MINERAL ROCK & GEM SHOW 2015, "FESTIVAL OF THE OLD WEST", September 25, 26, 27, 2015 (Fri., Sat., Sun.), Hours: Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 7 PM, Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM, at the Dow James Building, 400 North 400 West, Tooele, Utah, Exit 99 off the I-80 Freeway onto SR-36, go South to Tooele, then turn Right on 400 North and go West to 400 West, Dow James Memorial Park is on your Right. FREE - NO ADMISSION FEE. ROCKS & GEMS, DOOR PRIZES, DEMONSTRATIONS, SILENT AUCTION, FOSSILS, DISPLAYS, JEWELRY, VENDORS. HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MOUNTAIN MAN RENDEZVOUS! FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ed Gage 210-365-9149, or Colleen Edwards at 435-882-5752 or email us at TooeleGemAndMineral@gmail.com or Visit us on Facebook and Like our page! https://www.facebook.com/TooeleGem?ref=hl ; contact Ed Gage, Tooele Gem & Mineral, PO Box 348, Tooele, UT 84074, (210) 365-9149 or (801)599-6529; e-mail: tooelegemandmineral@gmail.com; Website

September 26-27-SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Santa Rosa Mineral & Gem Society, Wells Fargo Center; 50 Mark West Springs Road; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $6, Children under 12 Free; Lots of Vendors, Bake Sale, Raffle, Rough Rock Sale, Wire Classes, Fun Kid Stuff; contact Jolene Coon, (707) 849-9551; e-mail: jolene4srmgs@gmail.com; Website

September 26-27-FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY:

Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin Elementary School; 50 Washington Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $7, Children $4; Saturday, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th Indoor show: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outdoor Swap: Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Adults:$7 and Children are $4 (ages 6-16); contact Robyn Seger, 32 Evans Street, Franklin, NJ 07416, (973) 827-3481; e-mail: pesolutions.minerals@gmail.com; Website

September 26-27-FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY:

Annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum, Franklin School; 50 Washington Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $7, Children Ages (6-16) $4 ; contact Pat Seger; e-mail: pesolutions.minerals@gmail.com; Website
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Mineral Shows in October 2015

October 2-4-INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA:

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

October 2-4-ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO:

Annual show; Jay Penn, Expo NM ; 300 San Pedro NE, 87108; Fri. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; Gem & Mineral show in the Creative Arts Bldg. @ NM State Fairground (Expo NM). Enter Gate 3 @ San Pedro & Copper (west side of the fairgrounds). FREE ADMISSION. 60+ dealers, gemstones, mineral specimens, rough, slabs, jewelry, beads, cabochons, fossils, tools. Contact Jay Penn, 505-883-4195, jaypenn246@gmail.com.contact Jay Penn, 2324 Alvarado NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110Website

October 2-4-CLARKDALE, ARIZONA:

40TH Annual Mingus Gem & Mineral Club Show; The Mingus Gem & Mineral Club will be hosting its 40th Annual Verde Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show on Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 4th, 2015, at the Elks Club Lodge, 100 S. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ. The Mingus Gem and Mineral Club was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization and each year hosts the Verde Valley Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show for the purpose of learning and sharing knowledge and skills of the Lapidary Arts and Earth Sciences. Admission: $2. Contact: webmaster@mingusclub.org or mingusgemandmineralclub@gmail.com. Show information

October 3-MACUNGIE, PA:

65th semi-annual Mineralfest, Organized by: Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association, Macungie Memorial Park (Poplar Street), Lehigh Valley area, SW of Allentown. 8:30am - 3:00pm. Indoor / outdoor. Flyer. Website

October 3-4-OMAHA, NEBRASKA:

Annual show; Omaha Mineral and Gem Club, Westside Community Center; 3334 S 108th St, (108th and Grover); Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5, Seniors $3, Students $3, Children under 12 Free with adult; The Omaha Gem and Mineral Show includes dealers and demonstrators from around the Midwest, games and activities for adults and kids both. Check out the Wire Wrap and Jewelry artists, Rock painters and carvers, Flint Knapper and learn how to polish and create unique gemstones from rocks. Buy that one of a kind gift or collectible or check out the custom designed jewelry and the unique specimens available from our 9 dealers. Learn how to identify fossils and gemstones in our gem and fossil digs. Race a rock or try your hand at the wheel of fortune or silent auction. Lots of fun for adults and kids both.; contact Allan Jeanneret, 7287 N Rd, Nebraska City, NE 68410, (402) 873-6515; e-mail: tjeanneret@hughes.net; Website

October 3-4-JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN:

Annual show; Rock River Valley Geological Society, Jefferson County Fair Park ; Jackson & Peurner Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission = Free/Accepting Donations; 43rd Annual Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show. Demonstrations of Faceting & Cabochon Cutting and Wire Wrapping. Mineral, Gem & Fossil Dealers. Educational Programs for all ages. Exhibits of Minerals & Fossils.; contact Steven Streich, Steven's Rocks & Gifts, 134 E. Main Street, Marshall, WI 53559, 608-655-1011; e-mail: srockshop@gmail.com; Website

October 9-11-MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS:

Annual show; Mount Ida Area Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd; Fri. 9 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is FREE; Annual Quartz, Quiltz and Craftz Festival. Inside and outside dealers. Held in conjunction with the Annual Amateur World Championship Quartz Crystal Digging Contest Hi Lynn, JohnBe the Crystal Guy here! Yes, we are having the show and Dig again this year. The hours at the Chamber are shortened during the winter, so there may not be anyone there to answer if you call. That is why I am giving you the heads up! We would like to get this listed online as soon as possible, so people can start making plans now.; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, Hwy 270 West, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870) 867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Website

October 9-11-HILLSBORO, OREGON:

35th Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Portland Regional Gem and Mineral Association, Washington County Fair Complex; 873 NE 34th Avenue; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $5, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; 40+ vendors of fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, tools, jewelry, beads and more. Kids corner with games & activities. 100 exhibits of fossils and finished lapidary arts to learn about diversity of rocks and minerals. Speaker presentations from authors of geology, fossils, and rock collecting. 10+ demonstrations in cutting precious stones, wire wrapping, cabochons, etc. Door prizes, win a bargains at the silent auction. ; contact L. Smith, PO Box 5401, Portland, OR 97228; e-mail: Portlandregional.Dealerchair@gmail.com; Website

October 9-11-WARREN, MICHIGAN:

Annual show; Michigan Mineralogical Society, Macomb Community College Expo Center; 14500 E. 12 Mile Rd, Expo Center; Bldg. P; Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-7:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $8, Seniors +62: $5, Children 5-17 yrs. $4; The 71st Annual Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show, presents one of the largest collection of gems, minerals, & fossils in the Midwest. This family friendly and educational show features displays from internationally renowned universities, museums, and collections. This very exciting show is for the beginning collector to the experienced collectors. Over 60 dealers and vendors offer specimens, lapidary supplies, jewelry, collecting supplies, & printed materials. Lectures and demonstrations take place throughout the weekend. Please check www.michmin.org after March 2015, for updated show information including new author book signings, new university listings, and other exciting events that will take place. School tour information can be obtained at joodiddy13@yahoo.com Vendor information can be obtained at mydirtypawdog@yahoo.com ; contact Patricia Graves-Wesolosky, 1151 Yule Rd, Leonard, MI 48367, (586) 531-1680; e-mail: mmsgeograves@hotmail.com; Website

October 10-11-MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON:

Annual show; Marysville Rock and Gem Club, Totem Middle School ; 7th Street and State Avenue ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; Marysville Rock and Gem Club Presents The 41st Annual ROCKTOBERFEST 2015 Gem and Mineral Show The show will have rocks from all over the world. There'll be dealers with rock rough, slabs, and polished cabs to gem quality faceting rough; minerals, fossils, tools, and lapidary equipment; jewelry, beads, gems and books. There will be demonstrators, jewelry artists, club displays, and youth games. Door prizes every half hour, silent auctions, raffle prizes and food service. Free admission, free parking. For more information, check us out on facebook: Marysville Rock and Gem Club ; contact Brian Murril, WA; e-mail: bmurril@aol.com

October 10-11-WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA:

Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; Get ready for THE FALL CONTRA COSTA CRYSTAL FAIR which includes a magical mix of crystals, minerals, beads, and jewelry. Whether it's stone beads from Nepal, amethyst geodes from Madagascar, jade from China, or jewelry from northern California artisans -you'll find it at the Crystal Fair at below market prices. You'll also find an aura camera, tarot reader, sound healer, massage therapist, reiki master and many others - 30 booths in all. The exact location is the Civic Park Community Center at 1375 Civic Drive at Broadway in Walnut Creek. The hours are 10am to 6pm on Saturday, October 10; and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday, AOctober 11. Admission is $8 (under 12 free). There is plenty of free parking and the downtown Walnut Creek BART station has a shuttle to Civic Park. For info: Jerry Tomlinson at (415) 383-7837. ; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website

October 10-11-SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA:

Annual show; Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club, Cochise College; 901 N. Colombo Ave; Sat. 9 am-5 am; Admission is Free; 41st Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show. Free admission, free parking, handicapped accessible, child friendly. Vendors inside and outside. Largest selection of geodes around (reasonable prices and free cutting with purchase). Raw and finished stones, finished jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, beads, and lapidary supplies. Hourly raffles (proceeds go to scholarship/educational funds).; contact Maudie Bailey, 5036 S. San Carlos Avenue, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650, (520) 378-6291/(520) 249-1541; e-mail: gmbailey@msn.com; Website

October 10-11-WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA:

Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community Center; 1371 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; The Fall Contra Costa Crystal Fair in Walnut Creek hosts over 35 vendors -gems, minerals, crystals, gem & jewelry.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 238-7564; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website

October 11-FALLBROOK, CA:

Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Facility, 123 West Alvarado Street. Hours: 9 - 4. Contact: (760) 728-1130. Email: fgms@sbcglobal.net. Website

October 11-12-TRONA, CA:

Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society, SLG&MS Show Building, 13337 Main Street. Hours: Sat 7 - 5; Sun 7 - 4 Jim & Bonnie Fairchild, (760) 372-5356. Email: slgms@iwvisp.com. Website
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October 16-18-FORT WAYNE, INDIANA:

Annual show; Three Rivers Gem & Mineral Society, Allen County Fairgrounds; 2726 Carroll Road; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Seniors $3.00, Students $1.00, Children 12 and under free; Attractions: gem, mineral, fossil and jewelry dealers, lapidary arts demonstrations, Viking Knit classes, exhibits, geode cracker, gem sluice, kid's games, door prizes, silent auction, fluorescence room, touch 'n feel table, mineral ID, speakers (Saturday.) ; contact Russell Greim, 7619 Co. Rd. 68, Spencerville, IN 46788, (260) 403-0450; e-mail: 3riversshow@gmail.com; Website

October 16-18-VIRGINA BEACH , VIRGINIA:

Retail show; Treasures of the Earth, Inc., Virginia Beach Comvention Center; 1000 19th Street; Fri. 12 noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Adults $5.00, Military Free with ID, Children 16 and under Free; Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find - 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry - Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls - Mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies - Books, carvings and gift items Displays and demonstrations by the two Gem & Mineral Societies in the area. Appraisals available on site; contact Jane Westbrook, PO Box 59, Gloucester Point, VA 23062, (804) 285-4281; e-mail: jane@treasuresoftheearth.com; Website

October 17-18-SO. CHARLESTON,, WEST VIRGINIA:

Annual show; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club & S, So. Charleston Community Center; 601 jefferson Rd ; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adulsts 3.50, Children under 12 free; A well selected group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils & jewelry. plenty of free parking,& a kids corner & demos.; contact Mr. Franko, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657 7089; e-mail: frankowirewrapping@gmail.com

October 17-18-CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS:

Annual show; South Suburban Earth Science Club, Prairie State College; 202 S. Halsted St.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free; The South Suburban Earth Science Club is eager to share their experience and knowledge of Earth's treasures with you! The weekend show, held in the Prairie Room Gym area, will have displays of minerals, fossils, artifacts, and jewelry making to name just a few. Come and enjoy the demonstrations on various aspects of the hobby. Purchase items, such as handmade jewelry, crystals, fossils, geodes, etc., from our dealers. There will be something of interest for all age groups including a children's activity area. ; contact Peggy Keating-Bolm, 20 Charles Ct., Crete, IL 60417, (708) 822-0361; e-mail: peggyjanekb@comcast.net

October 17-18-PLACERVILLE, CA:

El Dorado County Mineral & Gem Society, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive. Hours: 10 - 5 daily. Contact: Karen Newlin, (530) 676-2472. Email: info@rockandgemshow.org. Website - Show Pages

October 23-25-HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA:

Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows, Rockingham County Fairgrounds; 4808 S. Valley Pike, I-81, between exits 240 and 243; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4 (3-day pass), children (under 16) free; beads, pearls, gemstones, gem trees, Herkimers, opals, wire wrapping, wire sculpture, silversmiths and goldsmiths, custom work and repairs while you wait, door prizes; contact Van Wimmer, Show Director, 5273 Bradshaw Rd., Salem, VA 24153, (540) 384-6047; e-mail: van@toteshows.com; Website

October 24-25-CANBY, OREGON:

50th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Clackamette Mineral and Gem club, Clackamas County Fairgrounds; 694 NE 4th Avenue; Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; Kid's corner, silent auction, magazine and rock slab sales, bargain rock by the bucket or the large piece, fluorescent show, demonstrations, raffle and door prizes along with our wonderful dealers.; contact Beth Heesacker, 4145 NW Heesacker Road, Forest Grove, OR 97116; e-mail: heesacker@coho.net

October 24-25-BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON:

Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show; Bellevue Rock Club, Vasa Park; 3560 West Lake Sammamish Blvd SE; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009, (425) 957-1284

October 24-25-LOS ALTOS, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Peninsula Gem and Geology Society, Los Altos Youth Center; One No. San Antonio; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $4.00, Children $2.00; contact Steve Jobe, (408) 834-5384; e-mail: steve_jobe@sbcglobal.net; Website

October 31-November 1-OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA:

Show and sale; Oklahoma Mineral & Gem Society, Oklahoma State Fair Park; 3001 General Pershing Boulevard; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $6.00; contact Dale Moore, 12352 Spring Cir, Guthrie, OK 73044, (405) 834-0765; e-mail: HALFFULL101-ROCKNGEM@YAHOO.COM; Website
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Mineral Shows in November 2015

November 7-8-ANAHEIM, CA:

American Opal Society, The Phoenix Club, 1340 South Sanderson Avenue. Hours: Sat 10 - 6; Sun 10 - 5. Contact: Veronica Purpura, (714) 501-9959. Email: info@opalsociety.org. Website

November 7-8-EXTON, PENNSYLVANIA:

Annual show; Tuscarora Lapidary Society, Church Farm School; 1001 East Lincoln Highway; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm ; Admission $10, Children $1; 2015 is the 46th year that Tuscarora Lapidary Society has hosted its annual fine gem, jewelry & mineral show Gemarama. Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10am - 6pm & Sunday, November 8, 2015 10am - 5pm. CFS, Church Farm School, 1001 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341. Admission is $7 for adults, $1 for children under 12 years of age; two-day adult tickets are $10. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform and accompanied by an adult Scoutmaster are admitted free. In addition to vendors you would expect at any gem show, a third of the show houses over 30 instructional and competitive cases & a large lapidary arts demonstration area where visitors can see live the cutting of stones, jewelry making, beading, chain making, wire-wrapping, & other arts and sciences associated with lapidary. More information and discount tickets are available at www.lapidary.org.; contact Lisa Roman, 24 Upland Road, Brookhaven , PA 19015, (610) 490-5252; e-mail: TLS.gemarama.publicity@gmail.com; Website

November 13-15-SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA:

Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, with Martin Zinn Expositions, Holiday Inn-Orange County Airport; 2726 S. Grand Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission is Free!; 75 local and national dealers offer a variety of fine minerals, fossils, meteorites, gems, beads, jewelry, and decorator items. A friendly show in a lovely setting, with excellent food available.; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Website

November 21-22-PAYSON, ARIZONA:

Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Blub, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center; HWY 87 Mile Post 251; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $2.00, Children < 12 Free; Payson Rimstones Rock Club will be having their 18th Annual Show. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and findings, slabs, rough, plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available from the vendors. The club sponsors an Education Corner where they have a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a beautiful rock!), a magnificent fluorescent display, a beading area and sandstone painting. We also sponsor a Silent Auction area with wonderful display pieces and mineral specimens. The Payson Rimstones Rock Club is a 501 c (3) non- profit club: all proceeds benefit the youth in our area: scholarships for the high school and college students, educational materials for the schools and libraries. ; contact Margaret Jones, Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

November 21-22-LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA:

Annual show; Mid-Atlantic Gem and Mineral Association, Lebanon PA County Fairgrounds and Expo; 80 Rocherty Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 11:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $5.00, Children are Free; The Gem Miner's Holiday Show is an annual gathering of the finest vendors of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, gift and craft items. Hourly door prize drawings and a Grand Prize drawing. Free and handicapped parking. Discount admission coupon on website.; contact Teresa Schwab, PO Box 15513, Chevy Chase, MD 20825, (301) 807-9745; e-mail: beadware@rcn.com; Website

November 21-22-MESQUITE, TEXAS:

Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society, Mesquite Rodeo Center Exhibit Hall; 1800 Rodeo Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is $8, Children 3 and under are Free; Adults: $8.00 12 & under: $3.00 3 & under: FREE! Family of 4 or more: $20.00 Scouts & Leaders in uniform FREE! Rocks/Mineral Specimens Polished/Faceted Gems Fossils Lapidary Equipment Jewelry Supplies Games & Demonstrations Fluorescent Display Prizes & Silent Auction ; contact Darrell Harrison, P O Box 742033, Dallas, TX 75374-2033, (214) 454-0945; e-mail: bravo1bravo@sbcglobal.net; Website

November 21-22-PAYSON, ARIZONA:

Annual show; Payson Rimstones Rock Club, Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center; Hwy 87 at Mile Marker 251; Sat. 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; $2.00, < 12 free; This is the Club's 18th Annual Show. The club is a 501 c (3) non profit; all proceeds from the show benefit education and materials in our local libraries and schools as well as providing scholarships for the local high school graduating seniors and college students. We have an outstanding silent auction and an excellent education area for adults and children where one can use the amazing spinning wheel and win a beautiful rock (every time!) and seek expertise from a college professor and/or a geologist, and a fantastic fluorescent display. Children and adults can also do sandstone painting on fabulous pieces of colorful sandstone or do beading at no charge. An outstanding selection of materials for sale and on display by our wonderful vendors will include fossils, gems, minerals, slabs, rough materials, lapidary equipment, specimen minerals and rocks, gold prospecting displays and equipment, jewelry and findings, books and more!; contact Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928) 970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

November 21-22-WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA:

Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches. Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving. 49th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show. South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach Florida 33411. Admission $9, children under 12 free. 2 day admission $12. Visit our website for $2 off coupon. Saturday (Nov. 21st) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 22nd) 10am-5pm. Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, over 80 dealers, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers. For further information contact show chairman, Jeff Slutzky, at show@gemandmineral.cc (561-585-2080)

November 27-29-MOBILE, ALABAMA:

21st Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show, Organized by: Mobile Rock & Gem Society, Abba Shrine Center (7701 Hitt Road, Mobile). The doors will be open from 2:00-7:00 PM on Friday, from 9:00am-6:00pm on Saturday and from 10:00am-5:00pm on Sunday. Admission is only $4.00 ($1.00 off with coupon) and children under 12 are FREE with an adult! Website

November 28-29-SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA:

Annual show; Pacific Crystal Guild, Hall of Flowers; 9th Avenue & Lincoln Blvd; Sat. 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children are Free; The Golden Gate Crystal Fair is at a great new location in November 2015. The San Francisco County Fair Building (also called the Hall of Flowers at 9th Avenue $ Lincoln Blvd. (just inside Golden Gate Park) has been used for gem shows for over 30 years. We are looking forward to it. Go to www.crystalfair.com for details.; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 238-7564; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Website
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Mineral Shows in December 2015

December 4-6-EL PASO, TEXAS:

Annual show; El Paso Mineral & Gem Society, El Maida Auditorium; 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free!; What will be there: Gems, Fossils, Minerals, Beads, Jewelry, Tools, Books, Equipment, Geode Cutting, Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Raffle, and Demonstrations. ; contact Jeannette Carrillo, 4100 Alameda Ave, El Paso, TX 79905, (877) 533-7153; e-mail: gemcenter@aol.com
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