November

Sat 7th  &  Sun 8th Nov 2015 - West Coast Tasmania
Zeehan Gem & Mineral Show 2015
held at the Basketball Stadium, Zeehan Primary School,
Belstead St. Zeehan, Tasmania.
Sat 9 am to 5 pm and Sun 9 am to 3 pm
Contact Kim Dunstan Ph 03 6471 6553,   Email: kimdunstan@activ8.net.au
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sat 14th and Sunday 15th November 2015  - Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston Gem & Mineral Show 2015,
Held at Elphin Sports Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Launceston.
Sat 9 am to 5 pm, Sun 9 am to 4 pm
Contact Neil Newman on (email) gem@au.pe
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Canberra Lapidary Club - Spring Gemcraft & Mineral Show
7-8 November 2015       Mallee Pavilion, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312

Canberra Lapidary Club -  Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show: 7-8 November 2015

Canberra Lapidary Club -  Spring Gemcraft and Mineral Show: 12-13 November 2016
MARCH

North Brisbane Lapidary Club Inc gem show in 2015 will move to Bracken Ridge State
High School at Barfoot Street Bracken Ridge.  The 2015 gem and jewellery festival
will be held on Saturday and Sunday 7-8 March.  Opening hours on Saturday are
8.30am to 4.30pm and on Sunday 8.30am to 3.00pm.

The same high quality dealers selling gemstones, opals, pearls, beads, fossils,
crystals as well as jewellery findings and tools for the hobbyist will be available.

The theme of the show for 2015 is “Green”.  Competitions in cabachons and
jewellery will all be focused on green stones.  The Australian Facetors Guild will
demonstrate faceting on both days.  For the children fossicking, mining and lucky
dips will give them the opportunity to obtain either coloured rough or cut and polished
stones. Food and drink will be on sale. More information can be found at www.nblc.
com.au. Email: info@nblc.com.au or Mobile: 0437 737 846 and ask for Ray.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Canberra Lapidary Club - Rock Swap
21-22 March 2015   Wagtail Way, EPIC
www.canberralapidary.org.au  Phone: 02 6281 3312
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sat 14th March - Sun 15th March 2015 - Hobart, Tasmania
The Hobart Gem Mineral & Fossil Show 2015
Tasmania’s  Hidden  Treasures - presented by The Lapidary Club of Tasmania Inc,
supported by The Mineralogical Society of Tasmania, at the Grandstand Hall, Hobart
Showground, Glenorchy, Tasmania
Sat 9 am to 5 pm, and Sun 9 am to 4 pm
For further information
Ph. Rosemary Aheimer (03) 6249 1408  or  email  kaheimer@bigpond.net.au










--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Sat 21st March - Sun 22nd March 2015 -  East Devonport, Tasmania
East Devonport Jewellery Gem & Mineral Fair  
organised by the Devonport Lapidary Club Inc,
at the East Devonport Primary School, Thomas Street, East Devonport. Tas
Saturday and Sunday 21st & 22nd March, 2015. 9am to 4pm  
For further information
Collene Donaghy ph 0407165005 or email  nekloc@gmail.com
Faceted Gems
The gems beauty is revealed
from a rough stone.  
AUSTRALIAN & WORLDWIDE
CLUB SHOWS AND EVENTS
Malachite
Polished and set into a hand
made silver setting.
Free Form Silver

There are no limits when
designing jewelry.
Opals
Cut and cleaned ready for
shaping into designs.
Ameythst
A piece of rough geode set in
silver.
Amber

This fossilized tree resin is
millions of years old.
Soldering Silver

Making a ring from sterling
silver.
Cabachons

The cabachon design is the
most widely used in jewelry.
Making Jewelry

Combining jewelry and gems
is an age old art.
Gemstones

Once polished they can be
set into jewelry.
Coober Pedy Opal Fields
South Australia.
Quartz Crystals
A nice cluster of crystals.
Minerals formed by nature
have a beauty of their own.
Agate still contained in lava
rock from Agate Creek in Qld.
85.77 ct Blue Topaz from Africa.
140.80 ct Imperial Topaz
from Brazil.
Minerals Natural Beauty
Vanadinite.
Mibladen, Morocco
Sulphur with Aragonite
Province, Sicily, Italy
Quartz Crystals
Brazil
Beryl var.
Aquamarine
Halite, Brazil
Schorl on Feldspar
matrix
Brazil
Beryl Var. Aquamarine
Araçuaí, Minas
Gerais, Brazil
Amethyst, Anhydrite
Pseudomorphs and
Celadonite.
Iraí, Rio Grande Do Sul,
Brazil
Petrified Wood, QLD
Fossils
Tourmaline
Rhodonite
Petrified Wood, QLD
Gypsum
Gypsum
Opalite
Aragonite
Crystals
Garnet
Limestone
Stalactite
Quartz Crystals
Malachite
Lapidary World is proudly a non-profit Australian achievement website!
Please advise us to correct or update any event details!
WORLDWIDE EVENTS ARE LISTED DOWN THE PAGE.
Email your events to me:
Email: admin@lapidaryworld.com
Get Your Free Australian Gem Club Website -
Email Me Here!

AUSTRALIAN SHOWS AND EVENTS
Just scroll down the page!
Sell your jewellery, rocks and minerals through our Bid or Buy website.
Always contact organizers before going to any events
overseas to avoid a wrong date.
April

Canberra Lapidary Club -  Rock Swap: 2-3 April 2016

Nepean District Lapidary Club Sale Dates
Sunday 19th April 2015     9.00am to 3.00pm  held at our Club rooms grounds.
May

Canberra Lapidary Club - Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show:
30-31 May 2015

Canberra Lapidary Club -  Winter Gemcraft and Mineral Show:
28-29 May 2016
June
July
August
September

Nepean District Lapidary Club Sale Date
Sunday 6th September   9.00am to 3.00pm held at our Club rooms grounds
Nepean District Lapidary Club
           Dates For our Sale Days:
           Saturday 18th April 2015,  9am to 4pm at Club rooms
           Saturday 5th September 2015,   9am to 4pm at Club rooms
our Major show will be held over Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th December 2015
                       Saturday 5th December 2015, 9am to 5pm,
                         Sunday 6th December 2015 9am to 4pm
this show will be held at St. Marys Memorial Hall for more info on these sale days &
our Major Show please contact: 0429 774 105
nepeandistrictlapidaryclub@gmail.com
http://www.lapidaryworld.com/nepean_district_lapidary_club
Canberra Lapidary Club Events 2015 to 2016 Flyer
JANUARY 2015

January 17 - 18: EXETER, CATule Gem & Mineral Society, VisaliaExeter Veterans Memorial
Building324 N Kaweah Avenue, Hwy 65Hours: Sat 10 - 5; Sun 10 - 4Contact: Bill Bingaman, (559) 741-
6381Email:  bandgbing@aol.comWebsite:  www.tulegem.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2015-February 2015
29-15—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Wholesale and retail show; Eons Expos, 22nd Street Mega-Tent; 600 W.
22nd St.; Daily 9-6; free admission; meet the cast of the TV show "Prospectors", who will be at the
show selling their finds; contact Heather Grana, 235 First St., Keyport, NJ 07735; e-mail:
Heather@EonsExpos.com; Web site: www.EonsExpos.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2015

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2015-March 2015
27-1—COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event
Center; 88 Fair Dr; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children free
(ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold &
silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world.
Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

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

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

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

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

March 2015
6-7—COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: Annual show; Panorama Gem and Mineral Club, Colville Fairgrounds
Ag Building; 317 West Astor; Fri. 8:30 am-6 pm, Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Admission is Free; contact Bill Allen,
(509) 935-8779; e-mail: sago@theofficenet.com

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

6-8—NEWARK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley, Newark
Pavilion; 6430 Thornton Ave.; Fri. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00
pm; Admission $6.00 3 day pass, Children <13 Free w/adult; 67th Annual Show & Sale. Over 40
dealers selling Jewelry, Gemstones, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Faceted Stones, Books, Tools. Also
Demos, Exhibits, Fluorescent Room, Kids Spinning Wheel, Geode Splitting, Door Prizes, Raffles, Live
Auction. Free parking. ; contact Cathy Miller, 20948 A Corsair Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545, (510) 887-
9007; e-mail: showchair@mgscv.org; Web site: www.mgscv.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

27-29—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

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

27-29—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; Web site: www.toteshows.com

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; Web site: cvgmc.org/

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

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

28-29—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; Web site:
www.philamineralsociety.org

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; Web site: www.cedarvalleyrockclub.
org

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

28-29—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;
Web site: www.chehannarocks.com

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; Web site: www.rockrollers.com

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

28-29—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; Web site: www.westernmassmineralshow.com or www.cvmineralclub.
org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2015
3-5—EUGENE, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Lane County Events Center;
796 W 13th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children Free
(ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold &
silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world.
Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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

4-5—POCATELLO , IDAHO: Annual show; South East Idaho Gem and Mineral Society (SEIGMS),
Bannock County Fairgrounds; 10588 Fairground Drive; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults
$2.00, Children 12 and under free with adult; contact Larry Manhart, (208) 406-3990; e-mail:
Luv2huntrocks@gmail.com

4-5—LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Lincoln Gem and Minerals Club, Inc., Lancaster Event
Center; 84th and Havelock Ave, Lincoln Room; Sat. 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;
Admission = $5.00, Children 11 and under free with adult; Adult 2 day PASS $9.00. Dealer Space
FULL. Educational Programs daily. Gem Digs Discover the Beauty of Rock. ; contact James
Marburger, 334 Locust, Box 64, Hickman, NE 68372, (402) 430-6703; e-mail: jm24122@windstream.
net; Web site: www.lincolngemmineralclub.org

9-11—WYOMING, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club, Rogers Plaza Town
Center; 972 28th St. SW; Thu. 9:30-9, Fri. 9:30-9, Sat. 9:30-7; free admission; dealers, minerals,
fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, rough, equipment, books, displays, demonstrations, children's table;
contact Don Van Dyke, 4296 Oakview, Wyoming, MI 49519, (616) 669-6932; e-mail: donvandyke@tm.
net; Web site: www.indianmoundsrockclub.com

10-12—ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual Spring Gem, Mineral and Bead Show; Central Florida Mineral &
Gem Society, National Guard Armory; 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults
$5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, cabochon cutting, faceting,
wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work, 30-minute auctions, kids' table, sluice mining for gems,
hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badges; contact
Paul Hayes, 1400 Sawyerwood Ave., Orlando, FL 32809, (407) 816-1229; e-mail: phayes3@cfl.rr.
com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

10-12—HILLSBORO, OREGON: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Washington County
Fairgrounds; 873 NE 34th Ave; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7,
Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads,
crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around
the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson,
(503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

10-12—ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Annual show; British Columbia Lapidary
Society, Ag. Rec. Center; 32470 Haida Dr., Canada; Fri. 10 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6
pm; Admission $ 6, Students $ 2, Children under 6 free; club displays, demos, 25,000 sq. ft., new
tailgate sale; contact Cam Bacon, (604) 854-1711; e-mail: showchaircam@yahoo.com

10-12—VISTA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Vista Gem and Mineral, Antique Gas and Steam Engine
Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.; Fri. 10 am.-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am -5 pm; Admission is
Free; Free Parking and admission to museum during show; contact Ray Pearce, (760) 535-5524; e-
mail: raysrocks@cox.net

10-12—EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Expo Center; 97
Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-p pm; Admission $10.00, Students $5.00, Children Free; Mindat.org
Lecture Series, huge UV Mineral Exhibit in the Junior Ballroom, Viewing Stone exhibit, sluicing for the
kids, regional club displays, demonstrations, and more activities & exhibits added closer to show time.
; contact Lowell Carhart, 80 Roslyn Forest Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (804) 291-6357; e-mail:
LowellCarhart@yahoo.com; Web site: www.NY-NJ-Show.com

10-12—OGDEN, UTAH: Annual show; Golden Spike Gem & Mineral Society and NFMS, Golden Spike
Event Center, Weber County Fairground; 1000 N 1200 W, GPS: 1181 N Fairground Dr ; Fri. 9:00 am-
6:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $3.00 Donation, Students $1.50
Donation, Children 12 and under and Scouts Free with an Adult; 63rd Gemstone Junction; Golden
Spike Gem & Mineral Society; Donations: $3.00 Adults, Children 12 and under Free with an Adult,
Student $1.50, and Scouts in uniform Free with their Leader. Over 25 Dealers, Displays, Exhibits
(competitive and hobbyist), Demonstrations, Geode splitting, Door Prizes, Silent auction. Rocks,
Minerals, Jewelry, Beads, Gemstones, Equipment, Supplies, Fossils, Wood, Findings, Gold panning,
Knapping, and more. For the Young at Heart: Mr. Bones and his Walking Dinosaurs, Grab Bags,
Wheel of Fortune, Sapphire screening, and more. Free Parking. ; contact Marie or Les Tryon, (801)
782-5664 or (801) 528-8998

10-12—EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center;
97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-6 pm; Adults $10, Students $5,
Children are Free; 400 vendor booths and 14,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and
Gem Show east of the Mississippi River. The 'Mindat.org Speaker Series' will feature presenters from
around the world. A huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured
in our darkened Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining
Museums). Activities for the kids include sluicing, and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon
entry -- so they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot
section in the middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life.
For business-to-business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. 'Wholesale Only'
section. Entry is $10 for those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are
free. Parking is free. The full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Hetaher
Grana, 235 First Avenue, Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: Heather@EonsExpos.com;
Web site: http://www.NY-NJ-GemShow.com

11-12—MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; CA State Mineral Museum and Mariposa Club,
Mariposa Fairgrounds; Highway 49 and Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10.00-5.00, Sun. 10.00-4.00; Adults $3,
Seniors = Free, Students = $2, Children = Free; Includes full access at no extra charge to California
State Mining & Mineral Museum on the same property. See the giant Fricot gold nugget back on
display this year.; contact Martin Foden, (209) 742-4036; e-mail: martin@safarigold.com; Web site:
http://www.camineralmuseum.com

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

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; Web site: siesclub.
org

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; Web site: rockclub.
txol.net

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

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; Web site: newhavenminerlclub.org

11-12—CANTON, OHIO: Annual show; Stark County Gem & Mineral Club, Stark County Fairgrounds;
305 Wertz Avenue NW; Sat. 9 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission = Adults $5, Seniors $4,
Students $1, Children under 6 free; Silent Auctions every 15 minutes, displays, lapidary supplies, kids
games, fluorescent mineral display, demonstrations, rock and mineral specimens, jewelry makers,
national dealers, gemstones, etc.; contact Elise Dougan; e-mail: donelisedougan@gmail.com

11-12—COLUMBUS, OHIO: Annual show; Columbus Rock and Mineral Society, Licking County Rock
and Mineral Society, Northland Performing Arts Center; 4411 Tamarack Blvd.; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm,
Sun. 11:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $7.00, Seniors $6.00, Students $3.00, Children under 6 Free; 2015
theme: Frozen: Ohio's Ice Age. Scouts in Uniform and Teachers with a school ID are free. Large
children's area with dozens of educational exhibits, children's games and educational activities.
Special speakers at 1:00 and 3:00 Pm Saturday and 2:00 Pm Sunday. Free specimen ID booth,
demonstrations, hourly and grand door prize, case exhibits, silent auction and large dealer variety. ;
contact Craig Kramer, 628 Sanbridge Circle E., Columbus, OH 43085, (614) 436-4511; e-mail: craig.
kramer@wowway.com; Web site: www.columbusrockandmineralsociety.org

11-12—SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual show; Northwest Arkansas Gem and Mineral Society,
Community Building of Siloam Springs Arkansas; 115 S Mount Olive; Sat. 9:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:
00am-4:00pm; Adults $3, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free under 8; Like us on Facebook;
contact Dave Leininger, 14029 White Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579; e-mail:
hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

17-19—SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center;
1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Adults $7, Children Free
(ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold &
silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world.
Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

17-19—RICKREALL, OREGON: Show, ; 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

17-19—ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civic
Center; 801 W.Holland Ave. (Hwy.90); Fri. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:
00 pm; FREE Admission!; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 1111`, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 244-9503;
e-mail: jbrueske@sbcglobal.net

18-18—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; Web site: www.
patuxentlapidary.org

18-18—STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA: Rock swap; Oklahoma State Council of Mineralogical Societies,
Couch Park pavillion; 12th Ave & Perkins Road; Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm; Admission is Free; Like us on
Facebook; contact Dave Leininger, 14029 Whiye Oak Lane, Bentonville, AR 72712, (479) 721-1579;
e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.oklahomamineralsocieties.org

18-19—PINECREST , FLORIDA: Show and sale; Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild, Evelyn
Greer Park; 8200 SW 124 Street; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-6:00 pm; Adults $4.00,
Seniors $4.00, Students $4.00, Children Free; MMLG Spring GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL, AND
JEWELRY Show at Evelyn Greer Park - just half-a-block off US 1 in Pinecrest - with plenty of free
parking. There will be exhibits, demonstrations, displays, raffles, and vendors - as well as educational
activities for both children and adults: jewelry-making, grab-bags, gem mining, geode splitting.;
contact Sandy Mielke, 2434 Swanson Avenue, Miami, FL 33133, (305) 858.6967; e-mail:
webguy@mmlg-inc.org; Web site: www.miamirockandgem.com

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

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

18-19—EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Eau Claire
County Expo Center; 5530 Fairview Drive; Sat. 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-4:00 PM; Admission
is FREE, Free, Free, Free; Kids' Activities & Crafts - Demonstrations - Shopping - Silent Auction -
Fluorescent Mineral Displays - Rock Collections - Rock Spheres Demonstration - Wire Wrap Jewelry -
Rock Cutting & Cabbing - Jewelry & Gemstones - Mineral Specimens - Agates & Geodes - Fossils &
Petrified Wood - Rock Art & Carvings - Beads & Supplies - Copper & Silver Finds - Crystal & Amethyst
- Books & Rough Rock - (Near the corner of I-94 & Highway 93); contact Paul Tubbs, 619 Van Buren
Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703-6061, (715) 834-5747; e-mail: bizpam1@charter.net

18-19—IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO: 51st Annual Gem and Mineral Show; Idaho Falls Gem and Mineral
Society, Idaho Falls Recreation Center; B Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission =
$3.00, Children under 12 free; contact Tom Strong, PO Box 2362, Idaho Falls, ID 83403, (337) 384
6820

18-19—SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Clara Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Santa
Clara County Fairgrounds; 344 Tully Road; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults
$6.00, Children Under 12 Free; 60th Annual Show and Festival. 50 dealers, Jewelry, Fossils, Beads,
Jade, Petrified Wood, Polished Agate, Kids Area, Demonstrations, Displays, Fluorescent Mineral Tent,
Flintknapper, Door Prizes, Diamond Raffle, Gold Panning and much more. $1 off coupon on the
website.; contact Frank Mullaney, (408) 265-1422; e-mail: info@scvgms.org; Web site: www.scvgms.
org

18-19—WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA: Show and sale; Pacific Crystal Guild, Civic Park Community
Center; 1375 Civic Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Adults $8, Children Free;
We're at it again! This fall season, we're bringing over 35 vendors to Walnut Creek. The Civic Park
Community Center in downtown Walnut Creek will be filled with crystals, minerals, beads, jewelry –
plus massage, psychic readings, aura photos, and much more. Lots of minerals and fossils for the
kids to look at while the parents get a massage and an aura photo. Some will come for a few hours
while others will spend the whole weekend. Something for everyone!!; contact Jerry Tomlinson, PO
Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail: jerry@crystalfair.com; Web site: www.
crystalfair.com

18-19—THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Conejo Gem & Mineral Club, Borchard Park
Community Center; 190 Reino Road at Borchard Road; Sat. 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Sun. 10:00 AM-5:00
PM; Admission is FREE; 41st Annual Pageant of a Thousand Gems: Fun for all ages with exhibits and
sales of gems, jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils, Special youth activities. Lapidary & Jewelry making
demonstrations. Silent auction, door prizes, plant sale and snack bar. FREE admission and parking.;
contact Robert Sankovich, 1961 Havenwood Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, (805) 494-7734; e-
mail: rmsorca@roadrunner.com; Web site: www.cgamc.org

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;
Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.org

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; Web site: www.mountainmushroomfestival.com

24-26—GRANTS PASS, OREGON: Annual show; Rogue Gem and Geology Club, Josephine County
Fairground Pavillion; 1451 Fairground Rd; Fri. 9:00-5:00, Sat. 9:00-5:00, Sun. 10:00-4:00; Admission
is $1.00, Children 11 and under free; Rock, fossils, gems, jewelry, dealers, door prizes, club sale,
silent auction, raffle, demonstrations, exhibits, kid's games and family fun. Friday Admission is FREE
Contact: Mary 541-862-2989 or Janet 541-415-1720; contact Janet Fields, 378 Dexter Way, Grants
Pass, OR 97527, (541) 415-1720; e-mail: jmfields88@yahoo.com; Web site: www.roguemandgeology.
org

24-26—SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Sonoma County
Fairgrounds; 1350 Bennett Valley Rd.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission
$7, Children are FREE (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of
beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from
around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy
Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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'sprograms and events; contact Gene Maggard, 8318 SE Highway 77,
Leon, KS 67074, (316) 742-3746; e-mail: gandpmaggard@gmail.com

24-26—PORTLAND, OREGON: 58th Annual Rock and Gem Show; Mt. Hood Rock Club, Kliever
Memorial National Guard Armory; 10000 NE 33rd Drive, (just west of the PDX airport between NE
Marine Dr. & NE Columbia Blvd.); Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; FREE - Donations appreciated!; one
free rock for each child. 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. ; contact L. Smith, 503 760 1825; e-mail: mhrcshow@gmail.com; Web
site: www.Mthoodrockclub.com

24-26—DENVER, COLORADO: Wholesale and retail show; Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC, Ramada
Plaza-Denver Central; 4849 Bannock St.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm;
Admission is Free; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-
mail: mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

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; Web site: www.facebook.com/WacoGemAndMineralClub?ref=hl

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; Web site: www.bruknergemandmineralclub.com

25-26—ELMA, WASHINGTON: 47th annual Earth's Treasures Rock and Gem Show; Grays Harbor
Gem and Geology Society, Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds; 43 Elma-McCleary Road; Sat. 10 am-5
pm, Sun. 10 am-4 pm; Admission is FREE!; contact Gary Emberley, 624 Fairmont Place, Aberdeen,
WA 98520, (360) 533 6196; e-mail: melissa624@hotmail.com

25-26—SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: 49th annual show Earth's Treasures; West Seattle Rock Club, Alki
Masonic Temple; 4736 40th Avenue SW; Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission is Free;
contact Leroy Christensen, (206) 582 2267; e-mail: soundviewathome@comcast.net

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

25-26—FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; NJESA;Sterling Mine, Franklin School; 50
Washington Avenue; Sat. 9 am-5:30 pm, Sun. 10 am- 5 pm; Adults $6, Children under 14 free;
Outdoor Swap Saturday: 8 am-5pm Sunday 9 am-5 pm Fluorescent and White-Light exhibits
Fluorescent mineral dealers; contact Russell Brarens, (973) 421-1045

25-26—MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE: Annual show; Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society ,
Memphis International Agricenter, ; 7777 Walnut Grove Rd.; Sat. 9:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:
00 p.m; Adults $5.00, Children $2.00; Dealers, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Grand and Hourly door
prizes. Kids Area with Rockzone featuring Gem Dig, Geode Bowling, and Rocks Around the Clock.
Scouts in uniform Free; contact WC McDaniel, 2-38 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 274-
7706; e-mail: info@theearthwideopen.com; Web site: www.The EarthWideOpen.com,

25-26—SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; Santa Cruz Mineral & Gem Society, Santa Cruz
Civic Auditorium; Corner Church St. & Center St.; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $5,
under 12 free; This 64th annual show features a variety of gift items, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry,
lapidary supplies, tools, and MORE! There will also be Fun and Educational activities for kids as well
as adults. Also included, a fluorescent mineral display, treasure wheel, rock painting, silent auction,
demonstrations, lectures, and more! Doors open at 10 am. Admission is $5. Children under 12 are
free when accompanied by an adult as well as Scouts in uniform. Please visit www.scmgs.org for more
information.; contact Show Chair, PO BOX 343, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; Web site: www.scmgs.org

May 2015
1-3—KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Kalamazoo Geological and Mineral Society, Kalamazoo
County Expo Centr; 2900 Lake St.; Fri. 4:00 pm-8:00 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm;
Admission = $3, Children under 12 free; 15 dealers, crystals, lapidary tools, rocks, slabs, minerals,
jewelry, beads, cabochons, agates and meteorites. Demonstrators in silver smithing, faceting,
beading and wire-wrapping. Show includes geode cracking, informational displays, silent auctions,
specimen tables, mineral mine, free Petoskey stone polishing, participation from WMU and the
Kalamazoo Astronomical Society, hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawing. Great family fun and
learning for everyone from youth to senior!! Proceeds go to scholarships for WMU Geology students.;
contact Jerry VanNocker, (269) 979 3348; e-mail: jerry@travelinginspain.com; Web site:
KalamazooRockClub.org

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; Web site: nocgms.com

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

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

2-3—MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN: Annual show; Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society, Marshfield
High School Fieldhouse; 1401 E Becker Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm;
Admission is FREE; 42nd annual Gem, Mineral Fossil & Jewelry Show. Displays, dealers, kid's
activities, continuous silent auctions, speakers, free admission, donations accepted.; contact Cynthia
Kelman, 1403 N Broadway Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449, (715) 387-8782; e-mail: kelman@tznet.com

2-3—LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic
Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4.00, Seniors
$3.00, Students $2.00, Children Under 6 Free; 57th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead and Jewelry
Show and Sale; Dealers, Demonstrators, Exhibits, Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes, Fluorescent
Mineral Display, Kid’s Games, Grab Bags, Classic & Contemporary Handmade Jewelry, loose Stones,
Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Minerals, Jewelers, Wire Wrappers, lapidary demonstrations,
Adult Grand Prize, Junior Grand Prize.; contact Walter Beneze, (806) 797-5832; e-mail:
walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

2-3—EVERETT, WASHINGTON: 62nd Annual Gem, Jewelry, & Mineral Show; Everett Rock & Gem
Club, Everett Community College; Student Fitness Center, 2206 Tower Street; Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun.
10-5; Admission is Free; Dealers, demonstrations, door prizes, raffles, drawings, kids' activities, silent
auction, exhibits and displays, food; contact Fritz Mack, PO Box 1615, Everett, WA 98206, (425) 232
0809

2-3—LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Annual show; The Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial
Civic Cenrer; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10:00 am-6:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $4,
Seniors $3, Students $2, Children are Free; 57th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, Bead and Jewelry
Show and Sale; Dealers, Demonstrators, Exhibits, Silent Auction, Hourly Door Prizes, Fluorescent
Mineral Display, Kid’s Games, Grab Bags, Classic & Contemporary Handmade Jewelry, loose Stones,
Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Minerals, Jewelers, Wire Wrappers, lapidary Demonstrations,
Adult Grand Prize, Junior Grand Prize.; contact Walter Beneze, 4204 45th Street, Lubbock, TX 79413,
806-797-5832; e-mail: walt@lubbockgemandmineral.org; Web site: www.lubbockgemandmineral.org

8-10—COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, OC Fair & Event
Center; 88 Fair Dr.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission $7, Children Free
(ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold &
silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world.
Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

8-10—FRANKLIN (28734), NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of Franklin, NC,
Carpenter Community Blg; 1288 Georgia Rd.; Fri. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:
00 am-4:00 pm; Admission is FREE; Rough and finished gemstone and jewelry along with local
crafters. Club demos and raffle.; contact Norman Holbert, (828) 634-0350; e-mail:
normholbert@comcast.net

8-10—NORCROSS, GEORGIA: Annual show; Georgia Mineral Society, North Atlanta Trade Center;
1700 Jeurgens Court; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. Noon-5 PM; Admission is Free; Auction
Saturday at 1 PM; lapidary demonstrations; door prizes; open house at our club house to celebrate
our club's 80th birthday. ; contact Shelley Stubbs, (678) 612-7293; e-mail: mayshow@gamineral.org;
Web site: www.gamineral.org

15-17—SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite
Center; 6151 H St.; Fri. Noon-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission $7, Children are
Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold
& silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world.
Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-
8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

15-17—SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; LLD Productions, Holiday Inn-Orange
County Airport; 2726 S Grand Ave.; Fri. 10 am-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Admission
is Free!; contact Regina Aumente, PO Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004, (505) 867-0425; e-mail:
mzexpos@gmail.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

16-17—MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA: Annual show; Treasures Of The Earth Gem & Jewelry Shows,
National Guard Armory; 315 Commonwealth Blvd. W., across from Liberty Fair Mall; 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; Web site: www.toteshows.com

16-17—NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Show and sale; Parma Lapidary Club, Soccer Sportsplex; 31515
Lorain Rd.; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Admission $6.00, Children under 12, and
Scouts in uniform Free!; Demonstrations, Kid's Corner, Chinese/Silent Auction, Exhibits Free Parking;
contact Martha Lamparyk, 1012 Chippewa Street, Grafton, OH 44044, (440) 926-3680; e-mail:
jmlampa@gmail.com

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; Web site: www.wisgeologicalsociety.
com

16-17—NORTH OLMSTED, OHIO: Annual show; Parma Lapidary Club, Sportsplex; 31515 Lorain Rd.
North Olmsted, OH 44070; Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm, Sun. 10:00am-5:00pm; Admission = $6.00; 47th
Annual Cleveland Area Jewelry Arts, Rock & Gem Show (2015); LOCATION: Soccer Sportsplex 31515
Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, OH 44070. When: Sat., May 16, 10 am to 5 pm and Sun., May 17, 10 am
to 5 pm 2015. Price: Adult’s admission is $6, and children under 12 and scouts in uniform are free
accompanied by an adult. Join us as the Parma Lapidary Club hosts it 47th Annual Cleveland Area
Jewelry Arts and Gem Show! Tickets are good for both Saturday and Sunday, and parking is free for
both days. The show will include jewelry arts, gems, minerals, fossils, geodes, custom and handmade
jewelry, and beads. There will also be exhibits, live demo’s, kid’s corner, silent/Chinese auctions and
more. For more information visit www.parmalapidary.com. The show is still currently accepting
vendors, for information, please contact us at parmalapidary@yahoo.com.; contact Jay Wend, P.O.
Box 31351, Independence, OH 44131; e-mail: jaywend@gmail.com; Web site: www.parmalapidary.com

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; Web
site: www.toteshows.com

22-24—SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Earl Warren
Showgrounds; 3400 Calle Real; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7,
Children Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads,
crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around
the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson,
(503) 252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

22-25—SCOTTSBLUFF, NEBRASKA: Annual show; Panhandle rock & gem cub, Riverside Zoo
campground ; 1600 S. Beltline Hwy W.; Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8 am-5 pm, Daily 8
am-5 pm; Admission is FREE!; Free admission - Public Welcome - Public also invited to attend the
rock auction Saturday evening starting at 6:30 pm. Any scout in uniform will receive a free gift.
Families with children are welcome and encouraged to attend.; contact Richard Benker, 1730 M. St. ,
Gering, NE 69341, (308) 436-4697; e-mail: rekneb@charter.net

29-31—TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Expo Square; 4145 E 21st
St.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission is $7, Children are Free (ages 0-11);
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls,
minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair &
cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-mail:
info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

June 2015
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; Web
site: www.puyallupgemclub.org

13-14—BUTTE, MONTANA: Annual show; Butte Mineral and Gem Club, Butte Civic Center Annex;
1340 Harrison Avenue; Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10-5; Admission = $3, Children under 12 Free if
accompanied by an adult; There will be 15 dealers in fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, etc., 20+
exhibits, a silent auction and a kid's area.; contact Joe Slouber, PO Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702

13-14—CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Show and sale; Tellus Science Museum, Tellus Science
Museum; 100 Tellus Drive; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Adults $14, Seniors $12,
Students $10, Children $10; Calling all rock hounds, jewelry collectors, families and everyone
fascinated by the Earth’s treasures! RockFest returns to Tellus for two full days that will delight the
whole family. Mark this indoor/outdoor event as a summer “must-do” on your calendar. Dealers from
all over the country will bring their wares for you to browse . Some will feature rare and exotic jewelry,
while others will showcase ancient fossils or colorful specimens. You will have an opportunity to
purchase a one-of-a-kind find at this unique festival of merchants. And what’s even better? Most
dealers will also honor the Tellus member discount – that means members save 10% off your
purchase! Dealers will be set up outside on the back lawn and inside the Museum in the Banquet
Rooms. Hourly door prizes Free mineral specimens for the first 200 guests each day Bring your
mystery mineral specimen for free mineral or fossil identification Kid’s activities; contact Mary Vinson,
PO Box 3663, Cartersville, GA 30120, (770) 606-5700; e-mail: maryv@tellusmuseum.org; Web site:
tellusmuseum.org

19-21—SANDY, UTAH: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, South Towne Expo Center; 9575 S
State St.; Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children are Free (ages
0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver,
pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry
repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503) 252-8300; e-
mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

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; Web site: www.
toteshows.com

26-28—SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: Wholesale and retail show; Gem Faire Inc, Scottish Rite Center;
1895 Camino del Rio S.; Fri. Noon-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm; Admission = $7, Children
are Free (ages 0-11); Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals,
gold & silver, pearls, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Exhibitors from around the
world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.; contact Yooy Nelson, (503)
252-8300; e-mail: info@gemfaire.com; Web site: http://www.gemfaire.com

26-28—BEDFORD, INDIANA: Annual show; Lawrence County Rock Club, Lawrence County
Farigrounds; Hwy 50; Fri. 10:00 am-6:30 pm, Sat. 9:00 am-6:30 pm, Sun. 10:00-4:00 pm; Admission is
Free!; June 26, 27 & 28 - Bedford, Indiana: 50th Annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. Sponsored
by the Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. From the Junction of
Hwy 37 & Hwy 50 southwest of Bedford, IN, go west on Hwy 50 for 0.6 mile, turn right into the
Lawrence County Fairgrounds Wide variety of Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Minerals, Fossils, Rocks,
Lapidary Equipment & Supplies, Rockhound & Prospecting Supplies, 4-H Project & Science Project
Material. Show times are 27th 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, 28th 9:00 am to 6:30 pm & 29th 10:00 am to 4:00
pm. Free Admission. www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org Contact: Show Chair, Dave Treffinger, 13101 E
250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553. 812-295-3463 ; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN
47553, (812) 295-3463; e-mail: djt5766jkft@msn.com; Web site: www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org

October 2015
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; Web site: www.toteshows.com

9-10—MOUNT IDA, ARKANSAS: Annual Amateur Quartz Crystal Digging Contest; Mount Ida Area
Chamber of Commerce, Montgomery County Fairgrounds; Fairgrounds Rd.; Fri. 7 pm-4 pm, Sat. 8
am-4 pm; Admission = $75 before October 1st; Annual Amateur Quartz Crystal Digging Contest. An
International Event! Keep all you dig. Meet other miners. Maybe even win the contest! Banquet
included for all digging contest participants Saturday night after the contest, followed by the Awards
Ceremony.; contact Sherrie Ellison, Mount Ida Chamber of Commerce, Mount Ida, AR 71957, (870)
867-2723; e-mail: director@mtidachamber.com; Web site: www.mtidachamber.com

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; Web site: www.
mtidachamber.com

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; Web site: www.toteshows.com

April 2016
8-10—EDISON, NEW JERSEY: Annual show; Eons Expos, LLLP, NJ Convention & Exposition Center;
97 Sunfield Avenue; Fri. 12 pm-9 pm; Adults $10.00, Students $5.00, Children Free; 450 vendor
booths and 15,000 visitors makes this the largest Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show east of the
Mississippi River. The 'Mindat.org Speaker Series' will feature presenters from around the world. A
huge display of glowing UV minerals from all major sites on Earth will be featured in our darkened
Junior Ballroom (presented by the Franklin Mineral Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museums).
Activities for the kids include sluicing and every child over 5 will receive a UV rock upon entry -- so
they will want to rush to the UV room to see in which color that it glows. A 2,000 sq foot section in the
middle of the show will highlight large specimens of dinosaurs and other fossilized life. For business-to-
business transactions, there will be a separate 20,000 sq. ft. 'Wholesale Only' section. Entry is $10 for
those over 12 years old, just $5 for kids between 5 and 12, and under 5 are free. Parking is free. The
full-service cafeteria can seat 100 people at a time. ; contact Heather Grana, 235 First Avenue,
Keyport, NJ 07735, (973) 903-3256; e-mail: LowellCarhart