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:; Web site:

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:

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:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:

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