New Jersey and New York Gem and Mineral Shows

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New Jersey and New York Gem and Mineral Shows
Great rock shows in New Jersey and New York are as cool as great food, great comedy shows, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral and rock shows in New Jersey and New York. New York and New Jersey are both VERY popular states for gem, mineral, and rock shows! Buy your stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts in advance!
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral and rock shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more best practices of attending, and having the best time at the mineral and rock shows. American Geode are the mineral and rock show experts and we attend or deal at many of the New York gem and mineral shows.

July 11 – September 28
“Summer Gems”an Exhibition of
Nihonga Paintings and Minerals
Sato Sakura Gallery at 501 West 20th Street, New York
A gallery collaboration between Wilensky and Sakura;
visit https://www.satosakuragallery.com for info.
July 27-28 38th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Mattituck High School,
15125 Main Road, Mattituck, NY
Sponsor: Long Island Mineral & Geology Society
(LIMAGS); Info: limineralandgeology.com
August 9-11 East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Better Living Center, Eastern States
Exposition, West Springfield, MA
Largest Show in the East! 200+ Dealers!
Info: www.mzexpos.com/east-coast-show
August 17 Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Morris Museum , Morristown, New Jersey
Sponsor: Morris Museum Mineralogical Society
September 21 – 22 Mid-Hudson Valley Gem and Mineral Show & Sale
Gold’s Gym, Poughkeepsie, NY 50th
Anniversary Show!; Theme: “Pyrite . . . Don’t be
Fooled”; Pyrite Exhibit by Vassar College
October 12-13 South Jersey Gem, Jewelry, Mineral & Fossil Show
1721 Springdale Road Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Website: www.sjmineralshow.com
November 9-10 Fall NYC Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Grand Ballroom, Watson Hotel,
New York City
25+ High Quality Dealers; NYMC Booth; Lecture on Both Days; Wholesale Section

If you would like more info on New Jersey or New York Gem and 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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Pennsylvania Gem, Mineral, and Rock Shows

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Gem, Mineral, and Rock Shows in Pennsylvania

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American Geode

Great rock shows in Pennsylvania are as cool as great food, great comedy shows, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral and rock shows in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a VERY popular state for gem, mineral, and rock shows! Buy your stocking stuffers and Secret Santa gifts in advance!
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral and rock shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more best practices of attending, and having the best time at the mineral and rock shows. American Geode are the mineral and rock show experts.

If you would like more info on local Mineral and Rock 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, rock shows, commentary, and laughable quips from American Geode. https://twitter.com/AmericanGeode

Upcoming Mineral and Rock Shows –

Fri, Aug 16 – Sun, Aug 18
Lebanon Valley Exposition Gem Miner’s Jubilee Center & Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Rd Lebanon, PA

Central PA Rock & Mineral Club Gem, Mineral …Sat, Sep 14 – Sun, Sep 15
Valley of Harrisburg AASR, 2701 N 3rd St Harrisburg, PA

OCT 5 Autumn Mineralfest
Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St Macungie, PA

Pennsylvania fossils for sale:
https://www.ebay.com/usr/americangeode
American Geode are explorers, prospectors and fair traders who bring to market masterpiece geodes, museum quality minerals, rare fossils and one-of-a-kind collectibles. Pennsylvania fossils, Indiana geodes, and Herkimer Diamonds are specialties.

Here are journal entries from the American Geode “Rockhound Blog” about gem, mineral, and fossil discoveries in Pennsylvania:
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/red-hill-fossil-discovery-part/
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/red-hill-fossil-discovery-part-ii/
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/american-geode-visits-centralia-pa-ghost-town/
http://www.americangeode.com/blog/fern-fossils-discovery-centralia-pennsylvania/

Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 57th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Culver City Rock and Mineral Club

Culver City Rock and Mineral Club
Culver City Rock and Mineral Club

The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club will present its 57th Annual Fiesta of Gems Show on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. This year the featured gemstone is Jade. Admission and parking are free. For more information contact Janice Metz at culvercityrocks35@gmail.com

The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making classes, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and books sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities. It also enables the Club to provide donations to the El Rincon School, to the Culver City Boy Scouts, Troop 113, and the Culver City Senior Center.

Fiesta of Gems Show offers over 35 gem and mineral dealers from California, New Mexico, and Arizona who will sell minerals, gems, slabs, cabochons, beads, and jewelry findings. The Culver City Rock and Mineral Club members will exhibit gem and mineral works of art, jewelry pieces, and private collections of gems and minerals. There will be classes throughout the weekend introducing various techniques of jewelry making.

For more information on the 57th Fiesta of Gems Show or the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club, contact Janice Metz at culvercityrocks35@gmail.com or refer to our website http://www.culvercityrocks.org/.

ABOUT THE CULVER CITY ROCK AND MINERAL CLUB

The purpose of the CULVER CITY ROCK & MINERAL CLUB is to bring together persons interested in the earth sciences, to engage in research and study in this realm, and to assist members in the collection and preservation of rocks and minerals and in the study of lapidary and related arts.

Treasures of the Earth, Pittston Gem and Mineral Show

Pittston Gem and Mineral Show
Pittston Gem and Mineral Show
Pittston Gem and Mineral Show

DO YOU HAVE ROCKS IN YOUR HEAD? WE DO!

May 6 – 7, 2017 is our 13th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, at the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Hwy 315, Yatesville, PA (just outside of Pittston, PA).

This is a must-do event! Great times for the whole family, many of whom make a point of returning year after year.

We have many fun activities for the children, including a Treasure Hunt with prizes! There are FREE Craft Classes for the teenagers & adults. Come out & try your hand at Wire-wrapping & other Craft Classes offered. Raffles & Door Prizes by the hour. Free parking! Come see what you are missing!

14th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

See Flyer & Map below

May 6 – 7, 2017

Saturday May 6, 2017 10 am-5pm

Sunday May 7, 2017 10am-4pm

Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary

1880 Hwy 315

Yatesville, PA 18640 (just outside of Pittston, PA)

Reproduce this Flyer & bring to Show for $1. OFF ADMISSION

Pittston Gem and Mineral Show
Pittston Gem and Mineral Show

American Geode Info
Does your gem, mineral or fossil club or society need new members in your ranks? How about new guests to your gem, mineral and fossil shows? Would you like rockhounds and gem, mineral and fossil enthusiasts to travel across state lines to visit your show? Would you like exponentially more traffic to your club’s homepage or the show’s homepage?

American Geode can help. Between 3000 and 10000 rockhounds and gem, mineral and fossil enthusiasts visit our website each month. They also contact us for suggestions on clubs to join, and shows and events to attend.

Other mineral websites charge between $600 to $1000 per year for a banner ad on their site.

We charge a flat rate of $150 for 12 month basic partnership and offer much more than other mineral sites. Send us two banner ads, 728×90 and/or 150×150, that we will post on our website. As an add-on service, send your club announcements and show announcements for us to post over our famous American Geode Twitter with 10,000+ rockhound followers, fans and friends.

The benefits to you and your club are that you will raise higher in the Google ranks when someone searches for gem and mineral clubs, and gem and mineral shows. You will also view many more visitors to your site, soliciting information about how to join your club, download your member application form, and visit your shows.

The Essential Guide to Gem, Mineral and Fossil Clubs

American Geode

From attending, volunteering for, and being members of gem and mineral clubs in New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and attending camps, seminars and intra-club retreats with people from all over the United States, we consider ourselves gem, mineral, and fossil club aficionados. So whether you are considering joining a gem and mineral show for the first time that perhaps you found on an events page, or you are a veteran of gem and mineral clubs, this primer on clubs will prove to be a valuable resource on what to expect from a gem and mineral club and how to have more fun.

First, consider what you are seeking from a club. Is it the academics and education of gemology, geology, paleontology, or archaeology? Are you seeking rockhound partners and buddies? Are you seeking to use a work-shop for cabochon or lapidary arts? Are you seeking fellowship with a group that meets outside of their monthly meetings? These are questions to ask as you search for the club that is right for you.

The answer may be to join more than one club…

Each club does have a different style, and you can tell what that is from their homepage, or if they do not maintain a homepage, then ask someone from the club. Some clubs have access to facilities offering a complete workshop; saws to cut giant geodes in half, cabochon machines, polishing wheels, lapidary tools, faceting machines, and kilns to heat your wire-wrapping or jewelry projects are for member use! Some clubs maintain all that equipment in their own private clubhouse! Is a workshop something you seek to pursue and hone your hobby? If so, then find the club that offers that equipment.

Now the clubs like this may not always have a special monthly speaker, but the clubs who meet in a rental space, hotel banquet hall or college facility do very likely provide different speakers each month. The clubs in big cities, where a workshop or clubhouse would be impractical, or impossible to acquire and maintain rely on other facilities for monthly meetings and shows, so to keep membership growing, those kinds of clubs keep a lively roster of speakers on their calendars.

Is your goal to get out and rockhound? Do you seek to explore old abandoned mines? A question to ask a club is do they throw and organize field trips? You can often times find out the answer on their homepage. There is often a “field trip” section, much like this Rockhound page. If you can’t tell, then ask the club. Sometime being in a big city can make field trips a challenge. Most people in New York City or Chicago do not have cars for instance. A field trip would require permission and arrangement to visit a site, a bus or fleet of vans, and if it rains, the field trip is canceled. So big city clubs may not offer rockhounding field trips. The age range of the club can also set the tone for interest in rockhounding and field trips. For a club whose members’ days of getting out into the field are past, you may not find these opportunities.

So what is the best approach to becoming involved with gem, mineral, and fossil clubs? The answer is to join more than one. The dues are annual and range from $15 per year to about $50 per year on the very high side. You may live in New York but find the newsletter from a club in Texas is chock full of so many good tips about polishing gems and minerals, cleaning rocks from the field, and other anecdotes that you belong despite the geographical distance.

So join more than one club, to have access to a workshop when you need it, field trips in the spring and fall, the chance to hear academic and scholarly discussions in geology and paleontology, and make new friends during the whole gem and mineral club experience!