Oregon Agate & Mineral Show

Mineral Show

69th Annual Oregon Agate & Mineral Show

FREE EVENT | 9:30AM-5:30PM

Explore the wonders of nature at the Annual Oregon Agate and Mineral Show. Enjoy a wide array of beautiful cabochons (cut, shaped, and polished rocks) including agate, jasper, and obsidian from the northwest. Presented by the Oregon Agate and Mineral Society (OAMS) 30+ exhibits will be on display.

Special features include: the Oregon State Seal made from a large variety of Oregon stones including the Sun Stone, the Oregon State gem; a food table, which showcases rocks that look like food; an active Kids’ Corner; and hand-crafted jewelry and window hangings made by OAMS club members.

OAMS members will be on-site demonstrating the equipment and process used to prepare rocks for display. These include a big saw used to cut slabs, a trim saw used to create a design, a grinder to shape the specimen and a polisher to put the finishing touches.

The OAMS has been a long-time partner of OMSI and proceeds from the Show are donated to OMSI’s Hancock Field Station located in Central Oregon’s John Day River Valley, an area world renowned for its fossil-rich rock formations and fosters geology learning.
https://omsi.edu/calendar/69th-annual-oregon-agate-mineral-show?fbclid=IwAR1Y6AdmIT1L1VWVjwUcliTqP6e5MoiyOV9vJSxdJ9GMFi5nZK5lQy1AjHI


If you would like more info on local Mineral shows and rockhound clubs click on the American Geode News page for up to date listings and links to Gem Show, Mineral Show, and Fossil Show announcements. American Geode updates our rockhound news twice an hour and showcase the top mineral shows and rockhound news in the USA and the World. Also, follow American Geode on Twitter for even more rockhound events, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode
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Western Mass. Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show

Western Mass. Fossil Show

Western Mass. Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show

Western Mass. Fossil Show
Western Mass. Fossil Show

The 2020 show is on our March show date and still
at the HADLEY FARMS MEETING HOUSE !
The Connecticut Valley Mineral Club presents the:
2020 Western Mass. Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show taking place
March 28th & 29th 2020
HADLEY FARMS MEETING HOUSE,
41 Russell St., (Route 9) Hadley, Mass.
(*** At the Hampton Village Barn Shops & Hampton Inn ***)
http://www.westernmassmineralshow.com/
Admission to the show is just $5 per person.
Children twelve and under and Scouts in uniform can get in free with paid adult!

Be sure to sign up for the Door Prize. Bring in the postcard reminder we sent you or fill in your
info on the back of one of our show flyers, at the entrance, and drop them into the door prize box.
SATURDAY DOOR PRIZE -QUARTZ, Mt. Ida, Arkansas, Large Cabinet Specimen, 7” x 8” x 5.6” (8.8 lbs.)

Our two day mineral show attracts people from all over New England and beyond. The trait they share in common is a love for all things related to the earth and earth science.

Each year the show has exciting new finds to be discovered! For 2020 we will have an abundant array of items from all around the world. Just like every year, our dealers will have a spectacular selection. There is always something new to find. Be sure to take a look at all the dealers exhibiting at this year’s show. Many dealers will have special items at the show, so be sure to get here when the doors open. You don’t want to miss out on a great find!


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JEWELRY IN AMERICA, APRIL 4 CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK

JEWELRY IN AMERICA, APRIL 4 CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK
The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA) has announced its Fifteenth Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the 92nd Street Y located at 1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd St.), New York City. This year’s conference theme is “Jewelry in America”.

The conference is open to anyone who is interested in jewelry and the study of jewelry history.

The conference speakers include:

Keynote Speaker: Beth Wees, Jewelry for America. Beth Wees is the Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

John Nels Hatleberg, An Affinity for Gems, John is a conceptual gem artist recognized for the diversity of his work with jewels and the creation of exact replicas of famous diamonds since 1987.

Jeannine Falino, The Circle and the Line, Over 70 Years of Designs by Betty Cooke. Jeannine is an independent curator and scholar. She is curating a retrospective of Betty Cooke’s work for the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.

Tom Herman, Analyzing Plique-a-Jour Jewelry by Marcus & Co. and the Montilja Poppy Brooch Project, Tom is a well-known artisan goldsmith.

Lois Sherr Dubin, Floral Journey: Native North American Flower Beadwork. Lois is known for her publications including the History of Beads: From 30,000 B.C. to the Present and North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment and for exhibitions she has curated.

Elyse Zorn Karlin (three mini lectures) The Jewelry of Peter Lindenauer, The Work of Robert Lee Morris, Diamond Jim Brady. Elyse is the co-director of ASJRA, author of several jewelry books, and a freelance curator.

An additional speaker will be announced shortly.

Optional Study Day

ASJRA also offers a Study Day, which is limited to only 25 people. It will take place on Friday, April 3. It includes a curator’s tour of the exhibition Jewelry for America with Beth Carver Wees. The exhibition, is currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Study Day takes place in the the last few days the exhibition is open. The day also includes a group luncheon and a guided tour of the Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum located on the East Side of Manhattan. The structure was built in 1799 and run as a hotel from 1826-1833. The building endures as a rare reminder of an important era in New York City’s history.

To learn more about the conference or to register please go to:

www.jewelryconference.com

A $50 deposit is required to hold your space in either the conference or study day. You can email us at the email below to reserve your space.

For further information please contact:

Elyse Zorn Karlin, Co-Director, ASJRA

5070 Bonnie Branch Rd.

Ellicott City, MD 21043

914.309.5408

ekarlin@usa.net

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Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society

Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society

Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society

Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society
Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society

Since 1953, features exhibitor displaying and selling their wares. Come to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for a terrific rock, mineral, gem, lapidary, and jewelry show. The Civic is located at Center and Church streets, downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Doors are open from 10am to 5pm, and admission is just $6. Children under 12 and Scouts in uniform get in for free. Look for $1 off cards in local stores, in advertisements in local newspapers.
The Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society, which was organized in 1949, holds it meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz. The first half hour of the meeting is the social time where members and guests display and discuss their specimens. This is followed a short business meeting including public announcements and open discussions. After a short social break and a raffle for various rocky items, an organized educational presentation by club members or outside experts on various topics identified to be of interest to members. Junior participation is encouraged and guests are always welcome.

Applications for membership may be made at the meeting. Dues are $25 for individuals, $35 for families at the same address. Dues are due October 1st of each year.

Our monthly newsletter, “The Lapidarian”, includes announcements of field trips and other club related events, upcoming rock and mineral shows, interesting and informative articles on geology, lapidary and other aspects of our hobby.

In addition to our annual shows, field trips, and lapidary shop, we have a library which includes a large variety of books on geology, paleontology, Jewelry fabrication, gemstones and many more topics.


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Palmdale Gem and Mineral Club Rock N’ Gem Roundup

gem and mineral club

Palmdale Gem and Mineral Club announces their 2020 show!

gem and mineral club
gem and mineral club

THE PALMDALE GEM AND MINERAL CLUB PROUDLY PRESENTS THE 2020 ROCK ‘N GEM ROUNDUP
September 26th -27th
Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 1Oam-4pm

at the
AV FAIRGROUNDS
VAN DAM PAVILION
2551 West aVE. H
LANCASTER, CA

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING

• DISPLAYS • DOOR PRIZEs • CHILDREN’S Activities
• Silent auction • presentations • DEMONSTRATORS

SNACK BAR provided by Friends of the Fair
For more info contact: Allison Mcclung
at ali_cares@aol.com or (661)839-7403

A Brief History of the
Palmdale Gem and Mineral Club, Inc.
http://www.palmdalegemandmineral.org/
The Palmdale Gem and Mineral Club, Inc., was formed on November 11, 1957 and was incorporated on August 7, 1959 as a Non-profit Public Benefit Corporation to promote the scientific study and the appreciation of rocks and minerals, to learn and perpetuate the lapidary arts, and to increase the knowledge of members and the community in earth sciences and lapidary arts.
– Twenty-six charter members were present at the first meeting.
– The meeting was held in Marriott School Auditorium.
– Jerry Kirer was elected President.
– Dues were set at $2.50 per year with a $1.00 Initiation fee per member.
– In the first year, membership grew to 79.
– Field trips, interesting presentations at meetings and club representation at the Antelope Valley Fair were evident from the very beginning of the Club.
In June 1958, the Club became a member of the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies. Federation dues that year were 25 cents per member.
In April of 1958, the Gem and Mineral Club hosted its first Rock and Gem Show; it was called the “Gem Roundup”. The show has grown dramatically ever since.
In June 2007, the Gem and Mineral Club hosted the California Federation of Mineralogical Club’s annual show at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds.
In the first year of formation, the Club had 79 members. Today, there are over 40 members and conducts monthly General Membership meetings, Lapidary programs, Junior programs and Educational programs; Co-hosts the annual Gem and Mineral Exhibit at the Antelope Valley Fair and conducts numerous field trips throughout the year.