Are you ready for the 2019 JEWELRY, GEM, FOSSIL & MINERAL SHOW?
The weekend of November 9th and 10th will be the Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show! Many vendors! Lots to see! Many games for the kids young, and young at heart.
Speaker list for NWIRC Rock and Gem Show November 2019
10 am Rhiannon LeVine – Ph.D. Candidate Department of Geophysical Sciences University of Chicago
Topic : “Cambrian Beasts and Where to Find Them”
1 pm Paul Sipiera – Planetary Studies Foundation
11 am Teresa Marche –
Topic: Fluorescent Rocks and the Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Mine
1 pm Dan Large – Fossil Preparator and Collections Assistant
Burpee Museum of Natural History
Topic: Why Paleontology
Northwest Illinois Rock Club’s 2019
JEWELRY, GEM, FOSSIL & MINERAL SHOW
NOVEMBER 9th & 10th FREEPORT, ILLINOIS
Demonstrations • Speakers Dealers • Displays Fun-filled Children’s “Fish Pond” Holiday Shopping and more!
Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, November 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS
Student Conference Center / Parking Lot A 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois 61032
Find Northwest IL Rock Club on Facebook for More Information
Free Will Donation
New England Gem and Mineral Show! Save the Date, Spring 2019!
North Shore Rock & Mineral Club Show May 4th & 5th 2019
ABROMS ANTIQUES & JEWELRY
AYS – INTERNATIONAL
CRYSTAL CACHE MINERALS
FANTASY IN GEMSTONES
LA PORTE DU SAHARA
LET’S TALK JEWELRY
MALACHITE AND GEMS OF AFRICA
ROCK & BONE MINERAL SHOP
ROCKO MINERALS & JEWELRY
SANTERRES STONES ‘n STUFF
Stu’s GREEN MOUNTAIN MINERALS
THE MUSEUM PIECE
WHITNEY’S ROCKS TO GEMS
YANKEE MINERAL AND GEM CO.
Portal Crystal Gallery
JOHN W. CORBIN & SONS
The North Shore Rock and Mineral Club will be hosting the 56th annual NEW ENGLAND GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Saturday May 4, 2019, and Sunday May 5 at the Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall, on Route 1 in Topsfield, MA. Retail and wholesale dealers, minerals, fossils, beads, gem stones, jewelry, lapidary, exhibits and mineral and fossil identification. www.northshorerock.org
Club Purpose: The North Shore Rock & Mineral Club was formed in 1958 to stimulate interest in the collection of minerals and to disseminate knowledge of minerology, collecting and classification of materials and their application to the arts so that greater pleasure may be derived from these hobbies.
Membership: Annual dues are $10 for an individual and $15 for a family or couple. New members must attend a monthly meeting to join.
Monthly Meeting: Club meetings take place the third Friday, September through June at the First Church – Holland Hall, 1 Arbor Street, Wenham at 7:45PM.
Pebble Pups, Our “Children’s Group”: Dedicated to the introduction of rocks, minerals, and fossils. During our monthly meeting all children are invited to join Pebble Pups Leader, Tom Rich, for special projects, learning and fun.
Field Trip: Club members enjoy many field trips during the spring, summer, and fall months. Day and longer trips (usually occurring on traditional three-day weekends) provide members the ability to collect specimens and directly learn about geology.
Mineral Matter: The official newsletter of the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club is published and sent to the membership each month, September through June. To receive a single copy of the newsletter send an email to email@example.com.
Annual Show: The Club hosts it’s Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show the first weekend in May at the Topsfield Fairgrounds on Route 1 North, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
Affiliations: The club is affiliated with the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies (EFMLS), The American Federation of Mineralogical Societies (AFMS), and The Association of Mass Mineral Clubs. The club abides by the AFMS Code of Ethics.
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Gilsum Rock Swap and Mineral Show, sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee, attracts thousands of rock and mineral enthusiasts from across the country each year. The event, known for its scenic location and small-town hospitality, will take place on the weekend of June 23-24, 2018 at the Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center, 640 Route 10 in Gilsum, NH. All monies raised by this event go to community recreation programs. Admission is free, although we do accept donations.
This year’s event includes a special presentation by mineral hunter and geologist Nancy Swing. Don’t miss “Rock-Hounding in New England,” Saturday at 1:00 PM in the auditorium, when she will share her own experiences rock hunting at key sites in the Northeast. Swing is the owner of Natures. She began collecting at the age of three, and is a regular speaker at rock and gem shows. This presentation is free.
Other events include our annual ham and bean dinner with homemade pies, a chicken barbecue, and panning for minerals for the kids.
Show Schedule: Saturday
8 AM Exhibits open
8 AM – Noon: Wholesome Foods Breakfast
10 AM – 2PM: Library books sale at the Library
1 PM: SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Speaker to be determined.
4:45 PM: Annual Ham & Bean Dinner with homemade beans and pies! Three seatings beginning at 4:45, 5:45 and 6:45 PM at Gilsum Congregational Church. Tickets on sale at the Rock Swap Central information booth all day and at the church at meal time.
6 PM: Dealer exhibits close
8 AM: Exhibits open
8 AM – Noon: Wholesome Foods Breakfast
Noon – 2 PM: Chicken Barbecue
10 AM – 2 PM: Library book sale 10:00 – 2:00 at the Library
4:00 PM: Show closes – See you next year!
Visit us on Facebook at GilsumRockSwap, where you will find photos from last year’s show, announcements for this year’s event and more!
Location: Gold’s Gym Family Sports Complex, 258 Titusville Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (map) (Google directions)
Admission: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Students, Children 12 and under with paying adult are free
Bring a copy of the 2017 flyer (will be posted closer to the date of the show) to receive a discount of $1.00 for up to 2 people
The show will feature over 25 dealers, wholesalers, lapidary demonstrations, a fluorescent mineral exhibit, six free rocks for kids, and several mineral exhibits. Earth science students are encouraged to complete a questionnaire based on exhibits around the room.
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Michiana Gem and Mineral Show
Right around the corner this month, August 18-20 is the Gem and Mineral Show hosted by our friends at Michiana Gem and Mineral Society!
Here are the details and please tell’em American Geode sen’cha!
Michiana Gem & Mineral Society’s Annual
Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil
Show and Sale
Our 54th Annual Show
August 18, 19 & 20, 2017
Friday Noon to 7 pm * Saturday 10 am to 6 pm * Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
St Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds
Esther Singer Building
5117 South Ironwood Road
(Ironwood and Jackson Road)
South Bend, Indiana 46614
Kids 6-12: $1.00
Under 6: Free
For information contact the Show Chair:
John Davis at (574)232-8823
* Jewelry and Mineral Dealers
* Lapidary Arts Demonstrations
* Kids Korner
* Door Prizes
* Silent Auction
* Exhibits and more!
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