Friday, June 11, 2010

Enjoy The Sun at a Gem Show The Weekend!

10-12--PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: 13th annual swap and sale; Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society; Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs; Missouri Mines State Historic Site, Hwy. 32; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission; rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary; contact Lloyd E. Marler, (573) 431-2951, or Missouri Mines State Historic Site, P.O. box 492, Park Hills, MO 63601, (573) 431-6226

11-12--REDWOOD FALLS, MINNESOTA: Show and sale; New Ulm Gem & Mineral Club, Minnesota Inventors Congress; Redwood Area Community Center, 901 Cook St.; Fri. 11-6, Sat. 11-6; club displays, grab bags, jewelry, rocks, amethyst, demonstrations, door prizes; contact Ruth Hacker, P.O. Box 37, Morgan, MN 56266, (507) 249-3811

12--KENT, CONNECTICUT: 8th annual show; Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Danbury Mineralogical Society; museum grounds, 1 mile north of Kent on Rte. 7; Sat. 9-4; free admission; rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, buy and trade, new mining museum exhibits; contact Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, (860) 927-0050; Web site:

12--SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: 3rd annual show, "Geode Fest"; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter's United Church of Christ - Gymnasium, 8013 Laramie Ave.; Sat. 1-5; free admission; geodes from Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Mexico, Brazil, etc., geode cracking, dealers, educational exhibits, mineral inclusion identification; contact Craig Heinze, (847) 584-8637; e-mail:; Web site:

12-13--BARTO, PENNSYLVANIA: 3rd annual show, "Pennsylvania Prospector Mineral and Fossil Show"; Joshua Sloan; Jake's Flea Market, 1380 Rte. 100; Sat. 7-1, Sun. 7-1; free admission; free mineral samples and identification for kids and teachers; contact Joshua Sloan, P.O. Box 118, Bally, PA 19503, (484) 241-5490; e-mail:; Web site:

12-13--CARTERSVILLE, GEORGIA: Show, "Rockfest"; Tellus Science Museum; 100 Tellus Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $12, seniors $10, students and children $8, museum members free; dealers, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, children's activities, mineral identification, demonstrations; contact Michelle Pate, 100 Tellus Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120, (770) 606-5711; e-mail:; Web site: