Maine is known for its pegmatites, lobster rolls, beautiful shores and forests, and a terrific gem, mineral and jewelry show that takes place July 9-10, 2016.
So plan now to attend this great show with our friends in the Eastern Federation club, the Oxford County Mineral and Gem Association. The rate is very affordable to bring the entire family. Please tell them that American Geode sen’cha! Here are details for the 55th Annual Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show:
55th Annual Western Maine Gem,
Mineral and Jewelry Show
July 9-10 2016
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Telstar High School
Route 26, Bethel, Maine
Come and Take Home A Piece Of Maine
The grand prize is a Maine Aquamarine
Donated by Sunday River Gems
Retail Value $350
Contact: Dennis Gross
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-207-665-2759
We have field trips on both Saturday &
Sunday. You must be at the Show by
9am to attend the field trip.
$3.00 Admission,Children under 12 Free
Sponsored by Oxford County Mineral & Gem Assoc.
American Geode will be selling our unique and unusual geodes at this special show in Pennsylvania.
We have many friends in the Pittston area. They are a fun, smart, and very nice group of people. Not only is the show full of friendly dealers of gems, minerals and fossils from rough to high-end, and everything in between, but you will also find some jewelry dealers with unique and affordable pieces, and gem and mineral artwork is also found at this very special show. Please tell them that “American Geode sen’cha!” as they will get a real kick out of that at the door if you tell them you are also friends with American Geode. Then come on over and see Joe and Charles at the American Geode to talk about geodes, gems and geology, or any other interesting topic. American Geode loves to talk with our clients, and with fellow rockhounds and gem, mineral and geode enthusiasts.
While in Northern Georgia, visiting places like the Dahlonega Gold Museum, we drove by a gem and mineral shop called Rocks, Relics, and Beads (5419 U.S. 129, Cleveland, GA 30528). Thank you Lord it was open!
This gem and mineral shop is run by a very informative, gregarious veteran of the US Military who is also a rockhound. In the back of the shop we spied his lapidary saws and wheels. Continue reading “Gem and Mineral Shop in Cleveland, Georgia.”
Where was the first Gold Rush? California? If asked that question during your local pub trivia, the answer is Dahlonega. The Dahlonega Gold Rush was the first American Gold Rush. I learned this, and the geology of Georgia that produces gold alongside veins of quartz at the Dahlonega Gold Rush Museum.
We had one hour before the museum was closing and the gentleman who greeted us very generously made sure we learned and saw it all during that hour. Continue reading “Dahlonega Gold Rush Museum Review”
Antiques Roadshow comes to New York City, and the rockhounds from American Geode had to be there. We had volunteered weeks in advance from our PBS Channel 13’s homepage. We did not know what our jobs were going to be, or what the day would entail.
We did learn one Antiques Roadshow tip straight away. No stamps, no coins,,,,and no fossils! Alas no fossils, but as most rockhounds are also collecting aficianados, and we also deal in antiques, antiquities, and folk art, we were able to conjure up some items for appraisal. More on that later…