Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, Nov 3-4, 2018

Gem and Mineral Show

Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
Hosted by New Jersey Mineralogical Society & New Jersey Lapidary Society
Nov 3rd & 4th, 2018 12- 5 both days

Gem and Mineral Show
Gem and Mineral Show

Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show

Free event.

Nov 3 and 4
Noon – 5:00pm

Trailside Nature and Science Center

At this Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, more than 20 vendors will be selling minerals, rocks, gems and jewelry from around the world! Demonstrations of gemstone cutting & polishing. Educational rock & mineral displays. Children’s Activities include : fossil rubbings, puzzles, touch table

The North Jersey Mineralogical Society is a Charter member (One of the original founding clubs) of the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and is affiliated with the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.

The NOJMS is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit educational organization. We provide educational programs to our members and the general public through our club meetings, and occasional visits to schools and other organizations and groups.

Our society started in 1945 and has been going strong ever since. In 2015, we celebrated our 70th Anniversary. A brief history of our club is shown on the lower half of this page.

Our goal is to bring together people who have a common interest in the study of earth sciences and mineral collecting in the Northern New Jersey area. Our mission is to educate our membership and others on how to preserve and document the geology and mineralogy of Northern New Jersey as well as to collect and preserve representative specimens from the area. Our club maintains an extensive LIBRARY (click for the entire list) as well as a small mineral display at the museum.

The NoJMS meets once monthly at The Paterson Museum, located at #2 Market Street, Paterson, NJ, in the Great Falls Historic District. Our meetings are open to the public and include a social hour/mineral sale, business meeting, mineral drawings and an informative and educational lecture. (see meetings page for details)

We strongly encourage our younger members to attend as the meetings are a great place to begin or add to your mineral collection and knowledge!

MEMBERSHIP has its perks!!!

NOJMS has many activities for our members throughout the year such as field trips, outings to museums and shows, club t-shirts, an annual picnic and collecting day at Sterling Hill Mine and a holiday party for members. We also publish “The Treasure Chest”, our monthly newsletter, which may be found on the “Newsletter” page. Lastly, we hold 3 shows per year to benefit the club. In the spring and fall, we host our annual all-outdoor Rock Swap-n-Sell at Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, and in early spring, we sponsor our annual Indoor Rock, Gem and Mineral Show that features a wide variety of dealers, door prizes, and fee giveaways for the kids. Club members are very involved in running these shows. Revenue from these shows continues to allow our club to provide activities, picnics, and parties for our members to enjoy at no cost to them.

If you like what you see so far and would like to become a member of NOJMS, you can join us today! Membership dues are only $15 per year for a single adult, $20 for a Couple, and $30 for a family membership (2 adults and up to 3 children). Membership dues help pay for club activities, operating expenses, membership in the AFMLS and Eastern Federation, and insurance coverage for club outings. Paid members receive a membership card and club patch.


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

Franklin Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show

Franklin Mineral Show

Franklin Annual Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show

Franklin Mineral Show
Franklin Mineral Show

2019-04-27 – 2019-04-28

Hours: 9am-5:30pm
Hours: 10am-5pm
Parking: Yes
Admission: $6

12 Munsonhurst Road
Franklin, NJ
07416
The main gem, mineral, and jewelry show, held Saturday and Sunday, takes place in the spacious interior of the Littell Community Center, on Munsonhurst Road (Route 517) near its intersection with Route 23 in the southern part of Franklin.
Dozens of mineral, gem, fossil, and jewelry dealers come to Franklin for this event and open up shop. This show is sponsored and organized by the Franklin Mineral Museum and is the Museum’s largest annual event. A similar show that takes place in April, in the same venue, is jointly sponsored by the New Jersey Earth Science Association, the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum.
Swap-and-Sell outdoor show
This event, held Saturday and Sunday, also takes place at the Littell Community Center.
This event is held outdoors along the access road between the ball field and playground. Depending on weather, up to 100 (sometimes more) dealers and collectors set up tables on which to display their items for sale, including minerals (both local and worldwide), jewelry (lots!), gems, fossils, and more. One of the main attractions of this part of the show is that one never knows what will show up; items seen in recent years include a shillelagh and a bullwhip. This part of the show, as well as the show banquet listed below, are sponsored by the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society.
The Franklin Mineral Museum’s mission is to preserve and disseminate knowledge related to the mineral wealth, geology, and history of “the greatest mineral locality on Earth,” and to foster scientific inquiry into those subjects.

To that end the Museum acquires, preserves, and displays mineralogical and geological specimens, artifacts, and documents related to the history and mineralogy of the Franklin-Sterling Hill mining district. The Museum also acquires and displays archaeological and paleontological specimens and other items of interest.

The Franklin Mineral Museum, a nonprofit educational institution, is located at 32 Evans Street, Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey. The Museum was created solely for educational and scientific purposes, was incorporated June 2, 1964, and first opened its doors to visitors on October 9, 1965.

Bristol Gem and Mineral Show

Bristol Gem and Mineral Show
Bristol Mineral Show

OCTOBER 20-21, 2018—BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT: 46th Annual Gem and Mineral Show hosted by the Bristol Gem and Mineral Club; Beals Community Center; 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol, Connecticut (just off Rt. 6 near Stephens AutoMall); Sat 9:30-5:00, Sun 10:00-4:00; adults $5; seniors $4, kids under 12 and scouts in uniform free with adult; gems & jewelry; mineral specimens and crystals; hands-on educational exhibits; complimentary raffle ticket for grand door prize with paid admission; free children’s games and activities; food & refreshments available; free parking; for information, email Bristolgem@hotmail.com. Or visit our website at www.bristolgem.org.
WELCOME, ROCKHOUNDS!
The Bristol Gem and Mineral Club fosters interest in the earth and geological sciences, minerals, and the lapidary arts.
We’re located in Bristol, CT, where we hold monthly educational meetings, field trips, and our annual Gem and Mineral Show.
Interested in rocks, minerals, lapidary work, fossils, or any other aspect of earth sciences? Then we’re the club for you!
Come join us at one of our meetings and share your interests with a group of enthusiastic, friendly people.

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

Des Moines Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Des Moines Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Des Moines Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Des Moines Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show
Des Moines Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show


2018 Gem, Jewelry,
Mineral & Fossil Show

Saturday Oct 20
9 am — 5 pm

Sunday Oct 21
10 am — 4 pm

Admission $5
Children 12 & under FREE
FREE Parking

New Location
Elwell Family Food Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds

The Des Moines Lapidary Society (DMLS) was formed in 1955. The mission of DMLS is to promote, enjoy, and develop the study and practices of the lapidary arts. We are proud to be one of the very few such organizations in the United States to own the building where we have meetings and a full lapidary workshop.

Meetings are held monthly at the clubhouse from September through May on the first Saturday of the month at 7:00 p.m. A knowledgeable speaker presents some aspect of the arts and/or sciences of the identification, acquisition, and use of lapidary material; or techniques for mounting and display. Administrative meetings begin one hour prior to the regular monthly meetings.

The lapidary workshop has a full range of lapidary equipment including trim saws, rock saws, grinders, and cab machines. Members of the club are welcome to use the equipment after they have been trained to use it safely. Our workshop is open to members to work and learn most Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. A donation is requested to cover the cost of consumables such as saw blades, polishing wheels, etc.

A small metals shop is also available to members.

Classes are available for learning wire-wrapping, beginning silversmithing, advanced lapidary, working with opals, and more.

Detroit Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Detroit Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show

Detroit Gem and Mineral Show

Location & Time:

Macomb Community College

South Campus Expo Hall

14500 E. 12 Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48088

• Friday October 12, 2018 9am-6pm

• Saturday October 13, 2018 10am-7pm

• Sunday October 14, 2018 11am-5pm

Adults $8, Seniors 62+ $5, Children 5-12 $4, Uniformed Scouts $3, Military with ID Free, Parking is FREE.

80+ Display cases including the Smithsonian and Seaman Museums

50+ Top Dealers

Lectures from experts all of over the US

The Michigan Mineralogical Society, https://www.michmin.org/show-info, was organized in 1935 by a Michigan group of mineral collectors interested in furthering the hobby of mineral, fossils, gem collecting, geology and earth science education in Michigan.

The Society is incorporated as a non-profit educational organization and is a member of both the American Mineralogical Societies and Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies.

Organized in March 1935, it is the oldest Society/Club in the Midwest Federation and in Mid America. “The Conglomerate” is the official bulletin of Michigan Mineralogical Society, first published in 1940 and is one of the oldest in the United States.

Today, membership is open to all persons interested in the education and promoting interest in all aspects of collecting, mineralogy, paleontology, and the earth sciences.

The Michigan Mineralogical Society meets on the second Monday of the month, September through May (except October and January) at the prestigious Cranbrook Institute of Science, 39221 N. Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303.

At the meetings, doors of the Institute open at 7:00 p.m. to allow time for MMS members and their guests to enjoy the mineral hall exhibits. Programs begi
n at 7:30 p.m. Visitors are always welcome at meetings.

Membership applications may be obtained on this site or at the meetings. Annual Dues: Adult $20.00 Students $5.00, New member initiation fee of $5.00 with annual dues.


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