Gem Show! Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show!

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

The 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment.

Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show
Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show

This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is 20 foot by 40 foot so there are LOTS of items for sale.
Parking and admission are free.

Food is available.

Porta-a-johns are available.

This is an outside event so be prepared for rain.

Gem Show Dates: Sunday,July 28th to Sunday, August 4th, 2019 with some vendors open on Saturday 27th.

Gem Show Hours: 10 to 6 daily with many vendors open earlier and later because they are staying with their booth.

Gem Show Address: 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 at the new Parkway Fire and Rescue event grounds. This location is on the hill above the previous location.

Contact: Donna Collis collisdonna@yahoo.com 828-765-5519.

Email: info@grassycreekgemshow.
Website is www.grassycreekgemshow.org. Applications and pictures are available on the website.
Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show
136 Majestic View, Spruce PIne
PO Box 188 Spruce Pine, NC 28777
P: (828) 765-2117, E: info@grassycreekgemshow.org

The gem show is organized by Donna Collis, who has been involved with the event for 18 years, and Roger Frye, who has helped plan the show for more than two decades.

Started by the Grassy Creek Fire Department, for the first two years, the gem show took place where KFC and Taco Bell are now located. When Grassy Creek Fire Department merged with Altapass Fire Department to create Parkway Fire and Rescue, show organizers chose to keep the name. The show was later moved to the field across from Parkway Fire and Rescue for three years before moving to its former location at Parkway Fire and Rescue in 1990, where it remained until 2015.

The department purchased the field from Wade Hughes in January 2016 with the intent of making it the home of the new Parkway Fire and Rescue.

Parking and admission to the gem show are free and money raised goes toward new equipment for Parkway Fire and Rescue.

Rock and Mineral Show, “Treasures of the Earth”

MSNEPA 2019 mineral show

May 4-5, 2019 is our 13th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, at the Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Hwy 315, Yatesville, PA (just outside of Pittston, PA).
10am-5pm on Saturday
10am-4pm on Sunday

DO YOU HAVE ROCKS IN YOUR HEAD? WE DO!

This is a must-do mineral show 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!
Treasures of the Earth Rock and Mineral Show Flyer and Coupon!

About the Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania (MSNEPA)
http://msnepa.org/

MSNEPA 2019 mineral show
MSNEPA 2019 mineral show

Throughout the summer we plan Field Trips. Sometimes we visit a Museum or take a hike to collect Gems & Minerals.

Please check out our Junior Members Page as we are sponsoring a contest for all Junior Members.

Our Annual Club Picnic is held in August at the Francis Slocum State Park, Wyoming, PA, under the shelter of Pavilion #1. Date, Time & exact location will be announced when the details are finalized. All members are invited to attend as well as people who may be interested in joinging our group. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish as well as their own beverages.

In December we have our Annual Christmas Party, usually very well attended as we all love to eat! Members & their Families are all welcome to attend.

You can read our monthly Newsletter by clicking on the highlighted Newsletter link.

Our Links page has some interesting websites to check out for more information on Gem & Mineral Clubs & Shows in your area. We also have a link where you can get detailed information on specific Gems & Minerals. If you are looking for finished Jewelry & other Handcrafts…check out our Links page!

You can print out this Member Application & mail it in with your dues or bring it to our next meeting or event.

Members can post items to Buy, Sell or Trade on this page.

Areas of Interest-

Rocks Field Collecting

Minerals Trade Shows

Fossils Jewelry making

Crystals Micromounts

Gemstones Lapidary Arts

Meteorites Wire Wrapping

New Age Museum Trips

Questions & Info: Joseph Savokinas 570-883-2784

info@msnepa.org


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

The Joy of Rockhounding (From the American Geode archives)

rockhounding

The Joy of Rockhounding
By Charles Snider
**This is a reprint of an article written by one of the founders of American Geode. This article won numerous awards in different mineralogical essay contests. Please contact American Geode directly if you would like to publish or print this article in your publication, newsletter, blog. American Geode are also available for TV and radio interviews***
I read an article in the New York Times, and have seen this story played out in commercials for modern day sitcoms. We are becoming so dependent on our phones, or our laptops and the social media sites that they contain, that we can not watch a television program with another person in the room without engaging an electronic device. The experience of watching TV or a movie, or reading, or being with someone else is not enough these days. The story I read talked about the generation upon us now, being born and taught to utilize a tiny screen at all times, even while a person, a teacher is standing before them speaking. According to the article, we crave as many distractions as possible, and they are not human, nor are the natural.
This premise led me to reminisce about last year’s rockhounding trips. Leaving my phone in the car felt awkward, but someone knew where I was going, approximately, if I were to fall into a hole or something were to happen to me. It’s not like I needed my phone on me to dial 911 or call someone because I was in trouble. There were 2 fellow rockhounds with me. I just felt a little awkward at giving up that “distraction,” but when I did, and started marching into the woods, listening to my steps, and to nature, it felt like another world,,,and it always does when I go rockhounding.
Rockhounding, or amateur geology as it’s sometimes called, for me is a great retreat from all the distractions of modern life. The tools I carry, the provisions I bring, the clothing I wear, while modern, are not very different in design or purpose than what one would carry to go rockhounding 50 years ago. Back then, we did not these personal distractions on us, so rockhounding these days, turning off your phone, having your phone disable because there’s no signal, however you can get off the grid these days, rockhounding is one way to do it.
I believe we are losing the art of conversation, certainly of negotiation, and possibly sense of humor with our reliance on electronic devices. Rockhounding on the other hand requires all three of those parts of life. Conversation is a natural part of rockhounding with your crew, negotiation is required at the end of the day to figure out how to divide up the loot, and laughter and humor and fun is a common theme throughout a rockhounding trip. No devices required.
The last time I went with the Eastern Federation/NY/Long Island club group to the Herkimer Diamonds claim for instance, there were 3 of us lugging a jackhammer in a dolly, as well as towing all the other supplies like a trio of pack-mules. We met some lively characters along the way in their respective claims. There was one gentleman who goes by the name “Diamond Jim.” As we each anticipated, he told stories about how he found the largest Herkimer Diamonds ever and always finds the largest pockets. Then there was s dude named Montana at another claim. We learned later that he was living out of his van, and peddling Herkimer Diamonds to fund his gas, lodging (the van), meals, and I am not sure what the bathroom, laundry, or shower situation was, but we ended up hanging out with him for 30 minutes and helped him mine Herkimer Diamonds for gas money. Going back to the theme of this article, did I exchange numbers or anything from my phone with either gentleman? No I did not. We met along the rockhound journey, shared some banter and laughs, heard some laughable quips and tall-tales, and we engaged with each other without distraction.
So by design, rockhounding is one of the most social activities in which one can participate, and no phone or distraction can make it any better. Popular TV shows these days encourage you to watch for different content on your laptop while you are also watching the show, and Tweeting and other Social Media is encouraged and rewarded. Your multi-tasking is purely solo, and does not involve or include your friends, loved ones or good mates even if they are in the same room. Compare and contrast that to a rockhounding trip with your club, loved ones and family, good buddies and friends, and consider that any distraction on your phone would not enhance your experience, but take away from it. You need all your senses ready to lay your eyes on a giant Herkimer Diamond pocket. You don’t want to be distracted when a large garnet pops out of Connecticut schist. Walking the dried creek beds in Indiana seeking a rare geode covered with growth, or concealed underground, is not enhanced if your eyes were reading the screen on your phone, like we see commonly on the streets of Manhattan for instance.

To conclude, for me the Joy of Rockhounding is that it forces me to put down my phone, to expect no emails from the office, to be away from Social Media “friends” and among “real friends.” These days multi-tasking for work and entertainment is commonplace, and keeps us from cooperating and working together. Rockhounding demands cooperating and working together, and demands that we are more human and involved and engaged with each other.

Charles Snider is a member of the New York Mineralogical Club, Nassau Mineral Club, Island Rockhounds, and Co-Founder of . He can be reached at Charles@americangeode.com.
http://www.sublettechamber.com/events/details/sublette-county-rock-and-gem-show-18636

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

Orange County Mineral Society Show in June!

Orange county mineral society

Orange county mineral society logo patch
Orange county mineral society logo patch
Orange County Mineral Society

ANNUAL

MINERAL * JEWELRY

GEM * FOSSIL

SHOW

Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2019

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

42 Vendors

Fun For The Entire Family

Featuring: Artisans, Craftsman, Collectors, Dealers and Exhibitors

On display: The Most Complete Mastodon found in NY State

Extensive Local Mineral Collections

Exhibits * Demonstrations * Educational Displays

**New Fluorescent Mineral Display**

Kids Games and Projects

Public Demonstration of panning for Gold

By the Tri-State Gold Prospectors Association of America

Food and Refreshments available for purchase * FREE PARKING *

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OCMSofNY

For more information please Contact Ron Nelson, Chairman

914-850-2486 or e-mail rn33@optimum.net

Orange county mineral society
Orange county mineral society

The Society maintains membership in the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Sciences, Inc. which is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc. This affiliation provides the Society with the necessary insurances and up to date research materials.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Holy Cross Greek Church, 2250 Goshen Turnpike, Middletown 1094, In the basement meeting room. If interested in learning more about the Society or becoming a member, please contact Mr. Mike Tedford 845-542-6441.

Overview: The current Orange County Mineral Society has membership ranging from youngsters to senior citizens. All club members are encouraged to participate in all phases of club activities.

The children especially like the field trips, and gain extensive knowledge from attending meetings and participating in the club activities. Each club meeting brings us new knowledge by the education provided by our guest speakers and by hands on experience for both young and old.

Participation includes maintenance of the mineral displays for the County of Orange in the Natural History building in Museum Village, Monroe NY. Members may contribute articles for the monthly newsletter “Shale Mail”, and can cover any aspect of the earth sciences. We share knowledge and have available respected, knowledgeable individuals in our Mineral Group.


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

Sublette County Rockhounds Gem & Mineral Show

3rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show by the Sublette County Rockhounds.
June 14-16, 2019 at the Sublette County Fairgrounds in the Event Center.
Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission, Adults $2.00, children under 18 free!

2019 Rockhounds Show flyer JPEG
2019 Rockhounds Show flyer JPEG

For more information, contact subletterockhounds@wsmgs.org.
Sublette County Rockhounds Club
P.O. Box 1351
Big Piney, WY 83113
Email: subletterockhounds@wsmgs.org

http://www.sublettechamber.com/events/details/sublette-county-rock-and-gem-show-18636

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