Thursday, March 25, 2010

Get Out To A Local Gem Show This Weekend!

26-27--COLVILLE, WASHINGTON: 10th annual show; Panorama Gem & Mineral Club; Fort Colville Grange Hall, 157 Hwy. 20 E.; Fri. 8:30-6, Sat. 9-5; contact Bill Allen, (509) 935-8779; e-mail:

26-28--ADA, OKLAHOMA: Show, "The Rock 'n Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show 2010"; Ada Gem, Mineral & Fossil Club; Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, NE corner of state Hwy. 99 and Richardson Loop Bypass; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; demonstrators, fluorescent displays, dealers, kids' fossil dig, spinning wheels; contact Ed Vermillion, P.O. Box 782, Purcell, OK 73080, (405) 527-6431; e-mail:; Web site:

26-28--BRIDGETON (ST. LOUIS COUNTY), MISSOURI: 50th annual show; Rock Hobby Club; Machinist Hall Auditorium, 12325 St. Charles Rock Rd.; Fri. 4-9, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, students $2, children under 5 free; exhibits, museum and university special exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, supplies; contact Vickie Corley, 1727 Parkway Acres, St. Louis, MO 63043, (314) 521-8896; e-mail:

26-28--FORT COLLINS, COLORADO: 49th annual show; Fort Collins Rockhounds; Lincoln Center, 419 W. Magnolia St.; Fri. 4-8, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, ($5 weekend pass), students under 18 $1, children 12 and under free with adult; Minerals of the American West with a special focus on quartz, exhibits and demonstrations by club members and invited guests, door prizes, silent auction, grab bags, seven gem and mineral dealers; contact Dave Halliburton, 2506 Pear Court, Fort Collins, CO 80521, (970) 493-6168; e-mail:; Web site:

26-28--MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Fossil show; Mid-America Paleontology Society; Western Hall, Western Illinois University; Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-12; free admission; fossils only, buy, sell, swap, display, children's activities, silent auctions, keynote speaker Dr. Robert Frey, auction Sat.; contact Tom Williams, (815) 223-9638; e-mail:; or Steve Holley, (309) 231-8861; e-mail:; Web site:

26-28--MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA: Show; Morganton Parks and Recreation; Collett Street Recreation Center, 300 Collett St.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $3, students $2; door prizes, interactive gem mining booth; contact Gary Leonhardt, 300 Collett St., P.O. Box 3448, Morganton, NC 28680, (828) 439-1866; e-mail:; Web site:

26-28--ORLANDO, FLORIDA: 41st annual show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $4, students and seniors $2, children under 12 and Scouts in uniform free with paying adult; sluice mining, faceting demonstrations, silent auctions, gem identification, Kids' Korner, mineralogist on site, door prizes, grand prize; contact James Johnstone, 12745 Newfield Dr., Orlando, FL 32837, (407) 625-6336; e-mail:; Web site:

27--WOODBURY, MINNESOTA: Annual show; St. Croix Rockhounds, Valley Creek Mall, 175 Weir Dr.; Sat. 9-3; free admission; educational show, no dealers, rock and mineral identification; contact Bill Cordua, 414 Lewis St., River Falls, WI 54022, (715) 425-3139; e-mail:

27-28--ANGELS CAMP, CALIFORNIA: Annual show and sale; Calaveras Gem & Mineral Society; Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 49 at Frogtown USA; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, kids 12 and under free with adult; rocks, minerals, jewelry, beads, supplies; contact Tak Iwata, (209) 928-5579; e-mail:

27-28--CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: 32nd annual show; The Franklin County Rock & Mineral Club; Shalom Christian Academy, 126 Social Island Rd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children under 12 free with adult; jewelry, gemstones, minerals, fossils, door prizes; contact Mike Mowen, (717) 264-9024; e-mail:

27-28--HAMBURG, NEW YORK: Show, "Trilobites: Under the Seas of Western New York"; The Buffalo Geological Society; Market & Grange Bldgs., The Fairgrounds in Hamburg, 5600 McKinley Pkwy.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under free; demonstrations, beads, jewelry, private gem collections, unique gifts, children's mini-mine, "Grandpa's Corner"; contact Steve Birtz, 2230 Fix Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072,(716) 773-6386; e-mail:

27-28--HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK: 38th annual show; The Island Rock Hounds; Holy Family auditorium, Fordham Ave. and Rte. 106; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; admission $4.50, under 12 free with adult; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary, beads, findings, children's games, door prizes, exhibits, grab bags; contact Nancy Colburn, IRH P.O. Box 521, Bellmore, NY 11710, (516) 334-4398

27-28--HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS: Show; Connecticut Valley Mineral Club; Holiday Inn at Ingleside, I-91 Exit 15; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $4, children 12 and under free with adult; minerals, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, beads, fossils, lapidary and mineral arts, demonstrations, exhibits; contact Lee Champigny, (413) 320-9741; e-mail:

27-28--LEMOORE, CALIFORNIA: 2nd annual show; Lemoore Gem & Mineral Club; Trinity Hall; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; contact Judy Pereira, 335 W. D St., Lemoore, CA 93245, (559) 924-4052

27-28--MONROE, WISCONSIN: 40th annual show, "Colors of the Earth"; Badger Lapidary & Geological Society; Monroe High School, 1600 26th St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; admission by donation; 10 dealers, fine minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, expert speakers, videos, educational exhibits, demonstrations, hourly door prizes, club sale table, kids' games; contact Dan Trocke, 4771 County Rd. II, Highland, WI 53543-9286, (608) 215-5307; e-mail:

27-28--PLYMOUTH MEETING, PENNSYLVANIA: Show and sale, "Philadelphia Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair"; Philadelphia Mineralogical Society; LuLu Temple, 5140 Buttler Pike; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, children $1; minerals, fossils, books, gems, jewelry, free kids' specimens and fossil dig, educational displays, personal collections, scouting merit badge information, professional speakers; contact Duglas Klieger, 26 Cabot Ct., Chesterbrook, PA 19087, (610) 644-2492; e-mail:; Web site:

27-28--ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA: 48th annual show; Roseville (Placer County) Fairgrounds, 800 All America City Blvd., off Washington; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors (60+) $4, kids 12 and under free; more than 30 vendors, crystals, gold, geode cracking, beads, gemstones, fossils, polished stones, handcrafted jewelry, opal, world-class mineral specimens, tourmaline, sunstones, bugs in amber, mineral identification, "Kids' Junction", demonstrations, silent auctions, exhibits, raffles, lapidary shop open house, information and discount coupon on Web site; contact Gloria Marie, (916) 216-1114; e-mail:; Web site:

27-28--SAYRE, PENNSYLVANIA: 41st annual show; Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club; Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students $1, children under 8 free; Carnegie Museum exhibits and silent auctions, Paleontological Research Institute fossil exhibit, kids' activities, club displays, retail dealers; contact Bob McGuire, 224 Church St., Lopez, PA 19628, (570) 928-9238; e-mail:

27-28--SWEET HOME, OREGON: 62nd annual show; Sweet Home Rock & Mineral Society; 1641 Long St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; contact Joe Cota, (541) 451-2740