Friday, December 4, 2009

Go To a Gem and Mineral Show This Weekend!

4-6--EL PASO, TEXAS: Show; El Maida Auditorium, 6331 Alabama; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; gems, minerals, fossils, beads, silver jewelry, geode cutting, silent auction, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Gem Center USA, (877) 533-7153 or (915) 533 7153

4-6--MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA: Show; Montgomery Gem & Mineral Society; Garrett Coliseum, 1555 Federal Dr.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; free admission; door prizes, demonstrations; contact Jane Barkley, 740 N. Georgetown Dr., Montgomery, AL 36109, (334) 277-2733; e-mail:; Web site:

4-6--SPRING HILL, FLORIDA: 35th annual show; Withlacoochee Rockhounds; Slovene American Club, 13383 County Line Rd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults $3, students $1, children 12 and under free; minerals, gemstones, fossils, handcrafted jewelry, lapidary equipment, gem and mineral auction, replicas of Aaron's Breastplate and famous diamonds of the world; contact James Raffone, (727) 862-4560; e-mail:; Web site:

5-6--BARSTOW, CALIFORNIA: 34th annual show; Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society; Cora Harper Community Center, 841 S. Barstow Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; classes, dealers, demonstrations, displays, grab bags, silent auction, wheel-of-fortune; contact Gene Haines, (760) 256-0595; e-mail:; Web site:

5-6--COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: 46th annual show; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society; Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop; adults $5, seniors and kids 6-15 $3, children under 6, uniformed Scouts and leaders, active military with ID free; dealers, rocks, gems, fossils, jewelry, silent auction, exhibitors, gold panning demonstrations, door prizes, kids' area; contact Ronald Yamiolkoski, (719) 488-5526; e-mail:; Web site:

5-6--ROUND ROCK, TEXAS: Show, "Fossil Fest"; Paleontological Society of Austin; Old Settler's Heritage Association, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $2, children $1; grand door prize, fossil dealers, specimens from around the world, fossil exhibits, demonstrations, special youth group presentation, "Wheel of Fossils", fossil identification; contact Linda McCall, 29617 Evans Ln., Highland, CA 92346, (512) 422-2322; e-mail:; Web site: