Friday, August 27, 2010

September Show Schedule...Support Your Local Clubs!


3-6--CRAWFORD, NEBRASKA: 24th annual show, "Crawford Rock Swap"; Northwest Nebraska Rock Club; Crawford City Park, 1st St. and Main St.; Fri. 8-6, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 8-6, Mon. 8-12; free admission; buy, sell, trade, swap, rocks, minerals, fossils, agates, free agate bed field trips; contact Wade Beins, 120 Gordon Ave., Box 569, Chadron, NE 69337, (308) 432-8950; e-mail: agates@bbc.net

3-6--FORT BRAGG, CALIFORNIA: 48th annual show; Mendocino Coast Gem & Mineral Society; Town Hall, Main and Laurel; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-4; free admission; contact Don McDonell, P.O. Box 868, Fort Bragg, CA 95437, (707) 964-3116, or Jane Webb, (707) 964-7182

3-6--HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: 20th annual show, "Gem & Mineral Spectacular"; Henderson County Gem & Mineral Society; Whitmire Bldg., 301 Lily Pond Rd.; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $3 (free faceted gemstone), children under 12 free with adult (free grab bag); dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, supplies, fossils, beads, bench jeweler, educational programs, displays, lapidary demonstrations, geode cracking, door prizes, free shuttle to Hendersonville Apple Festival; contact Ken Gillon, (828) 606-1353; Web site: www.hcgms.org

4-5--ARLINGTON, TEXAS: 53rd annual show, "Texas Treasures"; Arlington Gem & Mineral Club; Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, seniors and children $3; Kids' Korner, Rock Food Table, gem identification, silent auction, Grand Prize, hourly door prizes, vendors, jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, fossils; contact Karen Cessna, 2213 Hackberry Dr., Arlington, TX 76013, (817) 860-5232; e-mail: cessnak@ont.com; Web site: www.agemclub.org

4-5--AUGUSTA, MAINE: 21st annual show; Kennebec Rocks & Minerals Club; National Guard Armory, Western Ave.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; door prizes, lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent display, mineral displays, dealers, minerals, jewelry, gems, fossils, geode slicing, mineral mine, kids' games, free kids' stones, "Rocky" the rockhound dog; contact KRMC, (207) 873-6270

4-6--BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA: Show; Golden Isles Gem & Mineral Society; Glynn Place Mall, 100 Mall Blvd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-6, Mon. 10-5; adults $2, children under 5 free; grab bags, kids' treasure dig, door prizes, exhibits, demonstrations, educational resources, gold, silver, gemstones, mineral specimens, fine jewelry, hand-crafted jewelry, beads, findings, tools; contact Beverly Johnson, 1007 Fountain Lake Dr., Brunswick, GA 31525, (912) 267-7850; e-mail: bevjbj@comcast.net

4-6--CANBY, OREGON: Show, "Willamette Valley Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show"; Oregon Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Shows; Clackamas County Fairgrounds, 694 N.E. 4th Ave.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6, Mon. 9-4; free admission; contact Jean Miller, P.O. Box 136, Molalla, OR 97038, (503) 829-2680; e-mail: shadow92337@molalla.net; Web site: www.ogmshows.com

4-6--SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO: 27th annual show; Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society; Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy. 180 E, next to ACE Hardware; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5, Mon. 10-4; free admission; more than 55 dealers, daily free field trips, silent auction, wheel of fortune; contact Marcia Andre, 1311 Peterson Dr., Silver City, NM 88061, (575) 534-0006; e-mail: marciarandre@gmail.com; Web site: www.rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com

10-12--FERNDALE, CALIFORNIA: 6th annual show, "Wildcat Gem Fest"; Wildcat Gem & Mineral Society; Humboldt Co. Fairgrounds, 1250 5th St.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; door prizes, raffles, kids' games, demonstrations, classes, gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, silent auction; contact Mike Martin/The Stonery, P.O. Box 189, Miranda, CA 95553, (707) 499-6194; e-mail: micknorma@directv.net

10-12--GREENFIELD, INDIANA: 34th annual show, "Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show"; 500 Earth Sciences Club of Indianapolis; Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 802 Apple St.; Fri. 10-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, swappers, fossils, minerals, gems, jewelry, lapidary equipment, silent auctions, door prizes, kids' activities, demonstrations, educational displays and programs, special fossil exhibit by the Children's Museum of Indianapolis; contact Don Mahoney, 17914 Juniper Rd., Argos, IN 46501, (574) 892-5264; e-mail: DLMCNACLU@aol.com; Web site: www.geology.iupui.edu/Outreach/500_earth_sciences/index.htm

10-12--TOLEDO, OHIO: 39th annual show and sale; Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club; Stranahan Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.; Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $4, seniors and students $3, children under 12 free; free kids' mineral kits and games, exhibits, demonstrations, mini classes, Touch & Feel Area, scholarship raffle, silent auction, club sales, more than 20 dealers, beads, jewelry, gems, precious metals, fossils, minerals, carvings, gem trees, tools, equipment; contact Jerri Heer, 247 Decatur, Toledo, OH 43609, (419) 531-8124; e-mail: jheerx6@aol.com; Web site: www.rockyreader.com

10-12--WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA: 39th annual show; Forsyth Gem & Mineral Club; Educational Bldg., Dixie Classic Fairgrounds, Gate #9; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5; contact W.A. Marion, 1163 Bear Creek Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028; e-mail: MarionA1@yadtel.net

11-12--DOWNEY, CALIFORNIA: Show; Delvers Gem & Mineral Society; Woman's Club of Downey, 9813 Paramount Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Fred Dexling, (562) 425-0192; e-mail: mdexling@verizon.net

11-12--FAIRFIELD, IOWA: Show; The Sac & Fox Lapidary Club; The Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, Main & Briggs; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, students $1, children under 6 free; children's activities, demonstrations; contact Betty Morris, 618 N. Lincoln St., Mt. Pleasant, IA 52641; e-mail: emorris@lisco.com; Web site: sacandfoxlapidaryclub.com

11-12--POWNAL, VERMONT: 47th annual show; Northern Berkshire Mineral Club; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; American Legion Post #90, Rte. 7, one mile north of the old Green Mountain Race Track; adults $4, children 15 and under free with adult; minerals, gems, jewelry, gifts, children's fish pond, prizes; contact Larry Michon, P.O. Box 297, North Adams, MA 01247, or (413) 663-8430

11-12--RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: 50th annual show, "Gold 'N' Opportunities"; Richmond Gem & Mineral Club; Richmond Arts & Cultural Center; 7700 Minoru Gate; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; dealers, club boutique table, member show cases, kids' corner; contact Livia Waterson, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

11-12--ROSEBURG, OREGON: Show, "Rough to Gems"; Umpqua Gem & Mineral Club; Douglas County Fairgrounds, I-5 Exit 123; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; free admission; dealers, rough, gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, tools, equipment, books, display cases, demonstrators, knapping, UV mineral exhibit, silent auction, wheel of fortune, geode cutting, raffle, door prizes, gold panning, kids' rock hunt; contact Bob Sampson, 752 Cooper Creek Rd., Sutherlin, OR 97479, (541) 459-1755; e-mail: davenmow@q.com

11-12--SILOAM SPRINGS, ARKANSAS: Annual fall swap; Northwest Arkansas Gem & Mineral Society; clubhouse, Hwy. 43N; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; auction, kids' gem wash, silent auctions, grab bags; contact Dave Leininger, (479) 787-5619; e-mail: hulagrub@aol.com; Web site: www.nwarockhounds.org

11-12--WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON: Show, "Walla Walla Gem & Mineral Show"; Marcus Whitman Gem & Mineral Society; Walla Walla County Fair Ground, Community Center, 9th St. and Orchard; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; dealers, opal, petrified wood, jasper, agate, sunstone, wire wrapping, faceted gems, slabs, rough, jewelry, silent auction, demonstrations, kids' section; contact Warren Rood, (509) 522-2330; e-mail: warrenrood@yahoo.com

17-19--COOS BAY, OREGON: Show, "South Coast Rock & Gem Fest 2010"; Far West Lapidary and Gem Society; 4th St. parking lot, across from Outdoor-In, downtown; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; dealers, rockhound sales, jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, rough and finished rocks, tumbled rock, geodes, faceted stones, cabochons, thunder eggs; contact Rocky Pribble, P.O. Box 251, Coos Bay, OR 97420, (541) 572-8301

17-19--ENID, OKLAHOMA: Show; Enid Gem & Mineral Society; Oak Wood Mall, 4125 Owen K. Garriot (Hwy. 412); Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; contact Billy E. Wood, (580) 234-5344

17-19--HILLSBORO, OREGON: 30th annual show; Portland Regional Gem & Mineral Show Association; Washington County Fairgrounds, 873 NE 34th Ave., Hwy. 26 Shute Rd. exit; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Josh Heater, (971) 570-5456; e-mail: jfrankray@hotmail.com

17-19--HOLLAND, MICHIGAN: Show, "Rockhounding: A Green Hobby"; Tulip City Gem & Mineral Club; Holland Civic Center, 150 W. 8th St.; Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-7, Sun. 11-5; adults $2, students 50 cents; more than 50 club member, museum and college displays, "green" demonstrations, Petoskey stone polishing, kids' games, touch display, fluorescent mineral display, lapidary demonstrations, silent auction, club sales, children's silent auction, 8 dealers, fossils, minerals, jewelry, lapidary equipment, contact Rebecca Cistaro, 1162 Wintergreen Dr., Holland, MI 49424, (616) 393-9307; e-mail: r4squares@charter.net; Web site: www.tulipcity.org

17-19--LINCOLN, MISSOURI: Show and swap; Mozarkite Society of Lincoln, Missouri; Lincoln City Park; Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; beading, public digs for Mozarkite; contact Ted Bollick, 1201 S. St., Clinton, MO 64735, (660) 890-4983; e-mail: kayshaver405@wmconnect.com; Web site: www.mozarkite.com

18-19--CASTLE ROCK, WASHINGTON: Show; Southern Washington Mineralogical Society; Castle Rock Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; spin table, gem dig, country store, magnetic sand, gold panning, rock cutting, silent auction, live auction Sat., demonstrations, door prizes, scholarship raffle, black light display, dealers; contact Fran Wolff, P.O. Box 1492, Kalama, WA 98625, (360) 560-2987; e-mail: fwolff@comcast.net

18-19--CLARKSVILLE, INDIANA: Show, "Falls Fossil Festival"; Indiana Society for Paleontology; Falls of the Ohio State Park, 201 W. Riverside Dr.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; vendors, fossils, minerals, books, jewelry, polished stones, guided Devonian fossil bed hikes, Silurian and Devonian fossil collecting piles, Cave-in-Rock mineral collecting pile, children's craft activities, guest speakers, fossil and rock ID, fossil park and museum brochures; contact Alan Goldstein, 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129, (812) 280-9970; e-mail: agoldstein@dnr.in.gov; Web site: www.fallsoftheohio.org

18-19--HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA: 45th annual show; Central Pennsylvania Rock & Mineral Club; Zembo Auditorium, 2810 N. 3rd St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children 12 and under and youth Scouts in uniform free; Scouting programs, educational displays and talks; contact RJ Harris, 1109 Gunstock Ln., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, (717) 795-0922; e-mail: webmaster@rockandmineral.org; Web site: www.rockandmineral.org

18-19--HARTLAND, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Livingston Gem & Mineral Society; Old Hartland High School, 9525 Highland Rd.; Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students 50 cents, children free; dealers, demonstrators, flint knapping, children's games, wire wrapping, show cases; contact Chuck Amberger, 20815 Dixboro, South Lyon, MI 48178, (248) 446-0818; e-mail: camber2@sbcglobal.net

18-19--PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA: 19th annual show, "Rockhound Roundup"; Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Pioneer Park, 2010 Riverside Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; exhibits, raffle prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, youth activities, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, crystals, beads, carvings, lapidary equipment; contact Kim Patrick Noyes, 7343 El Camino Real #301, Atascadero, CA 93422, (805) 610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com

18-19--REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA: 44th annual show, "Harvest of Gems"; Sequoia Gem & Mineral Society; Community Activity Bldg., 1400 Roosevelt Ave.; Sat/ 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; kids' activities, dealers, member displays, silent auction, earth science room; contact Carol Corden, P.O. Box 1245, Redwood City, CA 94064, (650) 248-7155; e-mail: ccorden@earthlink.net; Web site: http://sgms.driftmine.com

18-19--RHINEBECK, NEW YORK: 41st annual show and sale, "The Hidden Beauty of Stone"; Mid-Hudson Valley Gem & Mineral Society; Dutchess County Fairgrounds; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $5, seniors $4, students $2, children 12 and under and Scouts in uniform free with adult; 30-plus dealers, minerals, gemstones, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, 6 free rocks for kids, exhibits, fluorescent booth, lapidary demonstrations, wholesaler; contact Carolyn Reynard, (845) 471-1224; Web site: www.mhvgms.org

18-19--SCARBOROUGH, TORONTO, CANADA: 42nd annual show, "Wonders of the Earth"; Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough; Don Montgomery Community Centre, 2467 Eglinton Ave. E; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; adults $5, children $1; dealers, jewelry, minerals, fossils, displays, lapidary demonstrations, live auction, silent auction, kids' auction, door prizes, kids' quarry; contact GMCS, (416) 282-5319; Web site: www.scarbgemclub.ca

24-26--JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Show; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Morocco Temple, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; displays; contact Tom Frame, 3133 Chapelwood Ln., Jacksonville, FL 32216, (940) 737-9867; e-mail: Jgms_show@hotmail.com

24-26--JOPLIN, MISSOURI: 12th annual show, "Rock-a-thon"; TriState Gem & Mineral Society; Joplin Museum Complex, 504 Schifferdecker Ave.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-6; free admission; demonstrations, door prizes, dealers; contact Chris Wiseman, P.O. Box 555, Joplin, MO 64802; e-mail: jmc-cwiseman@sbcglobal.net

24-26--SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Show, "OBMS Tail Gate Gem & Mineral Show"; Orange Belt Mineralogical Society; Western Regional Little League Ball Park, 6707 Little League Dr.; Fri. 9-dusk, Sat. 9-dusk, Sun. 9-dusk; free admission; rocks, jewelry, tools, lapidary display, education, kids' event, kids' club, silent auction, raffle, workshop; contact Shane Ripley, 205 W. Benedict #8, San Bernardino, CA 92408, (909) 557-3605; e-mail: OBMS_PR@yahoo.com; Web site: http://obmsrocks.yolasite.com

25-26--FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY: 54th annual show; Franklin Mineral Museum; Franklin School, Washington Ave.; contact Lee Lowell, (973) 827-6671

25-26--MISSOULA, MONTANA: Show, "Big Sky Rocks"; Hellgate Mineral Society; Ruby's Reserve Street Inn, 4825 N. Reserve St.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; contact Bob Riggs, 14 Holiday Ln., Missoula, MT 59801, (406) 543-3667

25-26--MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA: 51st show; Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Monterey Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Rd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3.50, senior $2.50, children free with adult; exhibits, kids' stuff, grab bags, door prizes, wheel of fortune, demonstrations (fossil impressions, sphere making, silver jewelry making, grinding and polishing gemstones); contact Janis Rovetti, 1047 Roosevelt St., Monterey, CA 93940, (831) 657-1933; e-mail: janis12@sbcglobal.net; Web site: www.cvgms.org

25-26--OSHKOSH, WISCONSIN: 39th annual show; Oshkosh Earth Science Club; Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E. County Rd. Y; Winnebago County Fair Grounds; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $2, students with ID $1, children under 12 free; rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary arts, jewelry, more than 80 vendors, private collections, Weis Earth Science Museum exhibits, kids' rock polishing and painting, take-home specimen kits, grab bags; contact Bob Fox, (920) 235-4669; e-mail: oesc-webmaster@hotmail.com; Web site: www.oesclub.com

25-26---SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NEBRASKA: 45th annual show; Siouxland Gem & Mineral Society; South Sioux City Senior Center, 1501 W. 29th St.; Sat. 9-6, Sun.10-4; adults $1.50, students (12 and older) 50 cents, children under 12 free; exhibits, four dealers, agates, rough and polished specimens, gems, beads, geodes, minerals, superb faceted jewelry, fossils, door prizes, spin the wheel, silent auction, displays, Siouxland dinosaur hunters' exhibits; contact Bob Powell, (712) 378-2775

25-26--TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN: Annual show; Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club; Grand Traverse Heritage Center, 322 Sixth St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; adults $2, children free with adult; dealers, rocks, gems, minerals, jewelry, demonstrations, jewelry making, rock cutting and polishing, kids' area; contact Cynthia Vaughn, (231) 276-6150; e-mail: Maple2b@aol.com

28-3--IDABEL, OKLAHOMA: Show and sale; McCurtain Gem & Mineral Club; Museum of the Red River, 812 SE Lincoln Rd., Hwy. 70 S. bypass; Tue. 9-5, Wed. 9-5, Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-4; free admission; contact Doris Perkins, 405 SE Ave. G, Idabel, OK 74745, (580) 286-3133; e-mail: rperkins8236@sbcglobal.net

SOURCES
Show Listings: Rock & Gem Magazine
Photo: Robyn Hawk at Nipomo Gem & Mineral Show

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

State Rock Banned! What is Your Home Built ON?


I could have printed a teaser and re-directed you to the CFMS Newsletter - but this is an URGENT matter - PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!! ACT on this!!!

There is nothing "symbolic" about these actions - a lot of CA homes are built on Serpentine based soils and rock! Imagine trying to sell a home built on a "banned" substance...the only winners here are the lawyers!!!! (the opinion of the author only - not the AFMS, CFMS or Shirley Leeson)

SERPENTINE, CALIFORNIA STATEROCK
By Shirley Leeson

By the time you read this, it may already be too late.

California State Senator Gloria Romero, from the Los Angeles area has introduced SB 624, to strip Serpentine as the California State Rock.

The reasoning is that serpentine is really ASBESTOS in disguise and causes mesothelioma.

Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee (Friday July 16, 2010 stated “Romero’s office says the language originated with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, an anti-asbestos group whose major sponsors are law firms specializing in asbestos litigation.” These organizations say the bill is a “symbolic measure to correct this historic mistake." It may also give them more ammunition to pursue their lawsuits.

At the time of this writing the California State Senate has passed the bill, 36 – 0.

Currently it’s in the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and the date of the bill (number unkown if it's different from the senate) coming to the floor in the Assembly is unknown.

The really sad thing is there is no organizations who are opposing the bill. Contact your state Assemblyperson and ask them to vote no on this historical rock. Our serpentine was the FIRST state rock proposed in the U.S. and with it was our state mineral - Gold.

Do something! Do your homework, google State Rock – Serpentine. Most of the California Newspapers have given it a fair shake. Have you contacted your state senator and assemblyperson? I have.

P.S. They are NOT proposing another rock to take it's place...It will be left BLANK!

Article originally appeared in the Sept. 2010 CFMS Newsletter

Friday, August 13, 2010

Catch A Gem Show This Weekend...














12-15--BUENA VISTA, COLORADO: Show, "The Rock Show at Buena Vista: A CONTINental Divide TAILgate"; Contin-tail LLC; Rodeo Grounds, Gregory Rd. and Rodeo Rd.; Thu. 9-5, Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; more than 120 dealers, rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry, lapidary equipment, demonstrations (glintknapping, stone cutting, wire wrapping, beading, precious metal clay), free rock for children, door prizes, fluorescent mineral display; contact Carolyn Tunnicliff, 1130 Francis #7010, Longmont, CO 80501, (720) 938-4194; e-mail: ctunnicliff@comcast.net; Web site: www.coloradorocks.org

13-15--PASS CHRISTIAN, MISSISSIPPI: Show; Harrison County Gem & Mineral Society; West Harrison County Community Center (Espy Center), 4470 Espy Ave.; Fri. 12-7, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children 12 and under free; door prizes, grand prize raffle, bring your rock and stump the expert Sun.; contact Tomsey Westermeyer, 9270 Serenity Dr., Pass Christian, MS 39571, (228) 586-5279 or (229) 326-2390; Web site: tomsey@cableone.net

13-15--PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON: Show; Port Townsend Rock Club; Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St.; Fri. 10-9, Sat. 10-9, Sun. 10-6; contact Tom Madsen, 2915 state Rte. 20, Port Townsend, WA 98368; e-mail: tommadsen@olypen.com

13-15--WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: Show, "East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show"; Martin Zinn Expositions LLC; Better Living Center, Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Dr.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; adults $6, ages 12 and under free with adult; more than 200 dealers from the U.S. and abroad, door prizes, guest speakers, museum-quality exhibits, gem panning, large wholesale section, collection of Bill Larson, Pala Int'l; contact Martin Zinn Expositions, P.O. Box 665, Bernalillo, NM 87004-0665, fax (303) 223-3478; e-mail: mzexpos@aol.com; Web site: www.mzexpos.com

14-15--EDMONDS, WASHINGTON: 4th annual sale; Maplewood Rock & Gem Club; Maplewood Clubhouse, 8802 196th St. SW; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; more than 20 dealers, rocks, rough, jewelry; contact Bev Ryder, 4625 Strumme Rd., Bothell, WA 98012, (425) 338-4184; e-mail: famryd@aol.com; Web site: www.maplewoodrockclub.com

14-15--LAKEVIEW, OREGON: Show, "Tallman Rock Roundup"; Tallman Rockchippers; Lake Co. Fairgrounds, 1900 N. 4th; Sat. 10-4, Sun. 10-3:30; free admission; kids' activities, silent auction, dealers, demonstrators, field trips; contact Johanne Deidrich, 244 N. M St., Lakeview, OR 97630, (541) 947-3237; or LeRoy Johnson; e-mail: lostmymarblesor@yahoo.com

14-15--RICE LAKE, WISCONSIN: 14th annual show; Northwest Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society; University of Wisconsin, Barron County; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; contact Roy Wickman, (715) 357-3223, or Dave Skrupky, (715) 986-2547

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hard Working Volunteers Set Up The Show!


AFMS/CFMS Gem Show and Convention
Great photos of the set up day...this is WORK!

Photos courtesy of John Martin