Thursday, November 26, 2009

Find a Local Gem & Mineral Show!

Find a
Rock, Gem and Mineral Show - great family event!!!

27-29--COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: 42nd annual show; The Columbia Gem & Mineral Society; South Carolina State Museum, 301 Gervais St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $7, military $6, seniors (62 and older) $5, children 12 and under free; 24 retail vendors, jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, tools, geodes sold and cut, club member rock collections on exhibit, lapidary demonstrations, admission to SC State Museum included, special exhibits extra; contact Sue Shrader, P.O. Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29260, (803) 736-9317; e-mail:; or Web site:

27-29--MOBILE, ALABAMA: 15th annual show; Mobile Rock & Gem Society; Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds, Cody Rd. and Zeigler Blvd.; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Jerry Shirey, 2911 Pretty Branch Dr. W, Mobile, AL 36618, (251) 786-4777; e-mail:

27-29--ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: 52nd annual show; St Louis Mineral & Gem Society; Viking Conference Center - Holiday Inn, 10709 Watson Rd. (I-44 and Lindbergh Blvd.); Fri. 4-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $2, students $1, children 12 and under and Scouts in uniform free; dealers, minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, free rockhound starter kit for children 12 and younger, map on Web site; contact Melissa Perucca, 1307 Mystic Seaport, Fenton, MO 63026; e-mail:; Web site:

27-29--TERLINGUA, TEXAS: Show; "Rock & Gem Fest"; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club; Big Bend Motor Inn Conference Room, Rte. 118 and Rte. 170; Fri. 12-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, rocks, gems, jewelry, Kids' Corner; contact Mary Brogan, P.O. Box 1111, Alpine, TX 79831, (432) 837-3824; e-mail:; Web site:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Join your local Gem & Mineral Society...

Looking for FUN for the whole family?

Join your local Gem & Mineral Society...
  • Develop a new craft
  • Start a new collection
  • Get out in nature
  • Support Earth Sciences
  • Field Trips
  • Learn about your local eco-systems
  • Grassroots activism - save public lands
Find your local club at

The New Crystal Hunters: takes kids on the adventure of a lifetime as we travel across the country digging for real mineral treasures. It's all the excitement of collecting with a whole lot less dirt.

Annual Shows This Weekend!

20-22--MARIETTA, GEORGIA: 24th annual show; Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society; Cobb County Civic Center, 548 S. Marietta Pkwy.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes; displays, live lapidary demonstrations; contact Mary Ingram, (770) 427-1108; e-mail:; Web site:

21-22--BREMERTON, WASHINGTON: Show, "Fall Festival of Gems"; Kitsap Mineral & Gem Society; Kitsap County Fairgrounds, President's Hall, 1200 NW Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; contact Gerry Alexander, (360) 876-4543

21-22--FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: 18th annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club; George Mason University, Student Union II Bldg., Braddock Rd. and Rte. 123; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, seniors and students (13-17) $3, children 12 and under and Scouts in uniform free; more than 20 dealers, minerals, crystals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, silent auction Sun., demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' activity area, mini-mines, fossil dig; contact Tom Taaffe, (703) 281-3767; e-mail:

21-22--HOPKINS, MINNESOTA: Eisenhower Gem & Mineral Show; Anoka County Gem & Mineral Club; Eisenhower Community Center, 1001 Hwy. 7 (1/2 mile west of Hwy. 169); Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, agates, collectibles; contact Martha Miss, 8445 Grange Blvd., Cottage Grove, MN 55016, e-mail:

21-22--LEBANON, PENNSYLVANIA: 2nd annual show and sale, "Gem Miner's Holiday Festival"; Mid-Atlantic Gem & Mineral Association; Lebanon Expo Center, Rte. 72 and Rocherty Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $5, children under 12 free; gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads; contact MAGMA, (301) 565-0487; Web site:

21-22--MADISON, WISCONSIN: Show; Madison Gem & Mineral Club; Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3; contact Nevin Franke, (608) 251-2601; e-mail:; Web site:

21-22--OXNARD, CALIFORNIA: 40th annual show, "Galaxy of Gems Expo"; Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society; Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; 70 display cases, kids' games, "Pebble Pup" quiz, lapidary demonstrations, silent auction, gems, minerals, American opals, fossils, stone beads, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies, books; contact Norb Kinsler, (805) 644-6450; e-mail:; Web site:

21-22--WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: 43rd annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches; Americraft Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $7, children under 12 free; gem mining, fossil dig, exhibits, demonstrations, door prizes, Chinese auction; contact Barbara Ringhiser, (561) 588-5458; e-mail:; or Ellen Jean, (931) 372-8236; e-mail:; Web site:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This Weekend - Oxnard Gem and Mineral Show

Come see us at the OGMS 40th Annual Gem Expo.

Games and Activities for the Kids, Silent Auction...a variety of vendors, door prizes, raffle, many wonderful exhibits and displays.

Fun for the whole family and free samples for school teachers (with id).

Come see us on Nov. 21st and 22nd at the:

Oxnard Performing Art Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, 93030