New York and New Jersey Gem and Mineral Show Summer Calendar

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A great mineral show in New York and New Jersey as much as great food, great shows, and great nightlife.
Here is a list of upcoming mineral shows in New York, New Jersey, and nearby states.
Contact American Geode through email if you are in charge of mineral shows, and we will post them. Contact American Geode if you would like to learn more about gem and mineral shows. American Geode are the mineral show experts.

Enjoy!

June 20-21 Mineralogical Society of America
Centennial Symposium
Carnegie Institution Building,
Washington, DC Info: https://msa.minsocam.org/Centennial.html

June 22 – 23 Summer 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

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


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
From attending, hosting, volunteering, and selling at gem and mineral shows in New York, Texas, Arizona, and Indiana, we consider ourselves gem and mineral show aficionados. So whether you are attending a gem and mineral show for the first time that perhaps you found on our Events page, or you are a veteran of gem and minerals shows, this primer on shows will prove to be a valuable resource of tips to make your experience more efficient and more fun.

First, your best bet is to bring cash. You spare and save the dealer from having to pay 3-6% in credit card fees when you pay in cash. Sometimes that savings will earn you a free gift, or discount toward your second purchase. We sell geodes and gems ourselves, and can tell you from the experience of running a small business that cash is simply easier for the dealer or seller to manage and administer. So bringing cash is a “win win” for you, and for the dealers, whom you will likely see at another show!
Now the prices that dealers and small businesses such as ours charge are 99.9% of the time going to be lower and better than any retail store or shop. Consider here in New York City, where American Geode has one of our offices, and think about the difference, or “spread” between New York City prices, to those of a gem and mineral show in Long Island, or on the West side of Manhattan where the New York Gem and Mineral Show is held. We have attended shows in Arizona, Indiana, Long Island, and Texas, brought back gems, minerals and fossils for our private collections, and for clients and customers for whom we buy, and when you consider what you spent at the show,,,,”You ain’t gonna find that in New York City!”
What are the benefits of buying your gems, minerals, and fossils at a show? The answer is provenance. What does that mean? That means the dealer or seller knows the origin, travels, and story behind the mounted gemstone or fossil you are about to purchase. They can tell you its origin, how they acquired it, how long they have held it, and other interesting facts. Now does that make the piece more valuable than one whose only fact you know is what country it came from? For the serious collector or museum curator, who attend shows, the provenance is everything.
Prepare before the show. Always bring a cloth bag, one of the reusable and recyclable grocery bags you can pick up at a market. They fold up nicely; you can even fold up 2-3 of them and carry them in your back pockets. Remember that you may be walking out, or walking the rest of the day with 5 to 25 pounds of gems, minerals, and fossils. You need something in which to carry them, and that something needs to have handles. Other suggestions would be a back-pack, or the kind of messenger or Pony Express bag you can sling diagonally across your torso. Do not rely on the bags that a dealer or seller has. While they would, and do, and should offer you a bag, they will not be able to give each customer a cloth bag with handles and may not have big bags, and you may want to consolidate your gem, mineral, and fossil finds to a single bag.
Now while you are at the show, go around the booths one more time before you step out. You know that feeling of angst and frustration thinking what you should have bought, or could have bought someone for a birthday, Christmas, or other holiday? Since each gem, mineral, or fossil is the ultimate one-of-a-kind, get it now, and be at peace.
If you have other suggestions for organizing your time and your pocketbook at a gem, mineral, and fossil show, please click the “Contact Us” button to the left of the screen and tell us. Be sure to continue checking our Events page for the most up to date gem, mineral, and fossil show announcements along with breaking news in geology, paleontology, and natural history. #GetOutandRockhound

Connecticut Gem and Mineral Shows

Bristol Gem & Mineral Club

Connecticut is home to many gem and mineral shows, and home to many gems and minerals. See below for some great gem and mineral shows happening this year in Connecticut!

Bristol Gem & Mineral Club
Bristol Gem & Mineral Club

10/19/2019 – 10/20/2019

Hours: 930am-5pm
Hours: 10am-4pm

Parking: Free
Admission: $5

Beals Community Center
240 Stafford Ave
Bristol, CT
06010
www.bristolgem.org
ABOUT THE CLUB
Background
The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club was organized in 1972 to foster interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts. The club holds regularly scheduled meetings where educational events are presented for the advancement and knowledge of the membership in these fields.

Members include mineral collectors, jewelry makers, gem cutters and faceters, and nature enthusiasts. Anyone interested in rocks, gems, and minerals is welcome to join. (Links to application form.)

The club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and maintains financial independence to be able to establish a continuing and adequate meeting place, cooperate with similar organizations, and support the expenses incurred. The club encourages the spread of the hobby with the general public, schools, and other organized groups. The club is insured and a member of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical Lapidary Societies, Inc.

CT Gem and Mineral Shows
CT Gem and Mineral Shows

Connecticut Gem and Mineral Show
Connecticut Gem and Mineral Show

11/02/2019 – 11/03/2019

Hours: 930am-5pm
Hours: 10am-430pm

Parking: Free
Admission: $6

Eastern Greenwich Civic Center
90 Harding Road
Old Greenwich, CT
06870
www.stamfordmineralsociety.org
About the Stamford Mineralogical Society

The SMS was founded in 1954 as an educational organization by people interested in the earth sciences, including mineralogy, geology, paleontology as well as the lapidary arts. The society is operated by amateurs interested in these fields. Our meetings, which usually feature guest speakers, are open to the public. We also have periodic field trips to collect mineral specimens, and we sponsor a yearly show that features mineral dealers from across the northeastern U.S.

Website: stamfordmineralsociety.org
Meetings: 7:30 PM, usually on the second or third Tuesday of the month, see website for calendar and program. We meet at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich CT


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

New York Mineralogical Club Summer Mineral Show!

New York Mineralogical Club Mineral Show
New York Mineralogical Club Mineral Show
New York Mineralogical Club Mineral Show

The New York City SUMMER GEM & MINERAL SHOW is almost here! The mineral show will be at our usual location: The Watson Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) at 440 W. 57 St. in Manhattan, on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23. Many of your favorite retail and wholesale dealers will be at the mineral show, offering gems, minerals, fossils, crystals, jewelry, meteorites and more!

The attached JPG discount ticket entitles you and a companion to a discounted admission of just $5 per person, and accompanied kids under 12 are admitted free. Print out the ticket, or just show it at the mineral show door on your smart phone or tablet to receive the discount. Check out the New York Mineralogical Club’s website for details (http://newyorkmineralogicalclub.org/calendar). Bring a friend….

See you there!
Please forward to anyone interested!

The New York Mineralogical Club is one of the oldest organizations in the nation devoted to the study and appreciation of gems and minerals. Since its founding by George F. Kunz (as in the gemstone “kunzite”) and others in 1886, it has grown to include nearly 250 diverse members ranging from beginning collectors to professional geologists, mineralogists and mining engineers. The New York Mineralogical Club celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2016.
-Mission Statement
Founded in 1886 for the purpose of increasing interest in the science of mineralogy through the collecting, describing and displaying of minerals and associated gemstones.

-Meetings
We regularly meet from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month (excluding August) at the Watson Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn Midtown Manhattan) at 440 West 57th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. We also have specialized study groups and satellite meetings from time to time. The public and any guests may attend meetings free of charge. Come to any meeting, meet the members, attend a lecture, view a slide show, get your questions answered about minerals, gems and collecting. Bring your family and a friend. Or simply send us a membership application that you can download and print or join using PayPal and receive membership for a full year. Check out our calendar for upcoming events.

The hotel has on-site parking. Subway lines at Columbus Circle/59th Street and crosstown buses with stops on 57th Street are convenient and nearby.


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

Hawaii Gem, Rock, Mineral Show is June 1-2

Hawaii Mineral Show

Mineral Show in Hawaii
Is there a Mineral Show in Hawaii?
Is a question you may have asked in your search. The short answer is: Yes!

Hawaii Mineral Show
Hawaii Mineral Show

Next Hawaii Gem and Mineral Show June 1 & 2, 2019.
June 1: 10 am to 8 PM
June 2: 10 am to 5 PM

Come and join us for a unique Gem and Mineral Show in Honolulu with minerals, mineral jewelry and gemstones for sale to the public. FREE Admission!

Ohana Hale Marketplace
(where Sports Authority used to be)
333 Ward Ave #3
Honolulu, HI 96814

Here are some examples of gems and minerals you may find: (there are too many to list them all) Alexandrite, Amethyst, Agate, Aquamarine, and Jasper, Diamond, Fossils, Garnet, Iolite, Jadeite Jade and Nephrite Jade, Meteorite, Opal, Pearls, Peridot, Quartz Crystals, Ruby, Sapphire, Shark teeth, Tanzanite, Topaz, Tourmaline, Tsavorite Garnet, Turquoise, Zirkon and many more. Come and see our great array of beautiful minerals and gem stones from over 20 vendors.

All vendors are members of the Hawaii Rock and Mineral Society and this show is organized by and for its members.

Other planned events during our show: Gem Identification by local experts. Gem and mineral displays. Rare display of Hawaiian Minerals: Quartz, Calcite, Opal, and Agate found here in our islands.

Plenty of free parking all around the building and in the covered parking structure of the former Ward Warehouse makai of Starbucks, a short walk away.

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

Pennsylvania and New York Mineral Shows

New York Mineral Shows

Upcoming Pennsylvania and New York Mineral Shows –

May 4th & 5th the 16th annual TREASURES OF THE EARTH Rock and Mineral Show – St Joe’s Oblates 1880 Rt 315 in Pittston PA 18640. Admission: Adults $3.00 Under 12 Free, Military and Scouts in uniform Free. Contacts George Walko (570) 200-5987 or Linda Bosak (570) 254-9879.

May 18th The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA. Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Arts, Jewelry & All Things Related to the Earth Sciences; Admission: $2.00 Donation, Children 12 & Under Free; Dealers: 6′ Table $20 – 1/2 Table $10, Registration Required; Send Check to: Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Ave., Croydon, PA 19021, Payable to RMCLBC. For Additional Information call: 215-788-3993 and Leave Message for Brian to return the call.

June 1 Pennsylvania Earth Science Association (PESA); Macungie Memorial Park, 70 Poplar St. Macungie PA; Sat. 8:30am-3pm; admission $2 for adults, free for children; the Spring Mineralfest features gems, fossils, lapidary and minerals offered by more than 50 dealers situated indoor and outdoors; along with free gold panning and door prizes.

June 1 and Sunday June 2, Orange County Mineral Society ANNUAL MINERAL * JEWELRY GEM * FOSSIL SHOW 10 am to 4 pm – Rain or Shine. Museum Village * 1010 Route 17M * Monroe, NY 10950 Special Admission For Show and Museum Adults – $5.00 Seniors – $3.00 Scouts in Uniform & Kids Under 12 Free

June 15-16 Lancaster County Fossil and Mineral Club; Solanco Fairgrounds, Hoffman Building, 172 South Lime Street QUARRYVILLE, PA ; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4; $3; seeking vendors of fossils, minerals, jewelry, and Native American artifacts ; contact Eric Miller; Email: admin@millersmineralmine.com.

Please forward to anyone interested.


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