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Quick Look At The TGMS Calendar
Jun
6
to Jul 1

Quick Look At The TGMS Calendar

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TGMS Scheduled Meetings & Events

July 15, 2017 - TGMS Member Potluck - check the website for further information!

August 5, 2017 - TGMS Member Potluck - check the website for further information!

August 14, 2017 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - starting at 6:30p.m.

August 22, 2017 - TGMS Show Committee Meeting - starting at 6:30 p.m.

September 11, 2017 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

September 18, 2017 - TGMS Micromount Meeting - starting at 6:30 p.m.

September 30, 2017 - TGMS Family Fun Day, "Let Us Rock Your World" - check the website for further information.

October 2, 2017 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

October 25, 2017 - TGMS Board Meeting - starting at 6:30 p.m.

November 6, 2017 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

November 7, 2017 - TGMS Show Committee Meeting - starting at 6:30 p.m.

November 8, 2017 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

December 2, 2017 - 14th Annual Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry, Art & Craft Sale - check the website for further information!

December 4, 2017 - TGMS General Meeting - check the website for further information!

December 6, 2017 - TGMS Educational Class - check the website for further information!

 

 

 

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Other Gem and Mineral Shows & Symposiums
Aug
4
to Jul 1

Other Gem and Mineral Shows & Symposiums

Prescott Gem and Mineral Club Show - August 4 -6, 2017 - website

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show - August 11 -13, 2017 - website

Alpine Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show - August 18, 2017 - website

West Valley Rock & Mineral Club - October 6 - 8, 2017 - Helzapoppin' Arena, 802 N. 1st. St., Buckeye, AZ, 85326

43rd Annual Huachuca Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show - October 14 -15, 2017 - Cochise College, 901. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista, AZ, 85635

Sedona Gem & Mineral Club Annual Show - October 21 - 22, 2017 - website

41st Annual Rock-a-Rama Gem & Mineral Show - November 3 - 5, 2017, High Desert Park, 19001 Jacie Ln., Black Canyon City, AZ, 85324

38th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium - November 11 - 12, 2017 - website

Payson Rimstones Rock Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show - November 18 -19, 2017 - Payson High School Longhorn Gymnasium, 301 S. McLane, Payson, AZ, 85541

Wickenburg Gem & Mineral Show - November 25 - 26, 2017 - Wrangler Event Center, 251 S. Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ, 85390

Verde River Rockhounds Show - December 2, 2017 - 9950 E. Cornville Road, Windmill Park, Cornville, AZ, 86325 - website  

46th Flagg Gem and Mineral Show - January 5 - 7, 2018 - website

Gila County Gem and Mineral Show - January 12 - 14, 2018 - Gila County Fairgrounds, 900 E. Fairgrounds Rd., Globe, AZ 855501 - website 

FOR INFORMATION ON OTHER GEM AND MINERAL SHOWS IN ARIZONA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY USE THIS LINK: ROCK & MINERAL SHOWS

 

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TGMS Field Trips - Proposed
Sep
15
to May 11

TGMS Field Trips - Proposed

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2017 - 2018 TGMS FIELD TRIPS (PROPOSED)

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

September - Friday 15, 2017 to Duquesne
September, Saturday 16, 2017 to the Chiricahua National Monument

October, Saturday 7, 20127 for Diamond Point (near Payson, AZ)
October, Saturday 21, 2017 to
the Blanchard Mine New Mexico as a member of the Albuquerque New Mexico Club

November, Saturday 4, 2017 to Round Mountain in New Mexico
November, Saturday 18, 2018 to Black Pearl Mine in Arizona

November, Thursday 30, 2017 to the Tiger Miner in San Manuel

December, Monday 11, 2017 to Omega Mine

January, Friday 12, 2018 to the Red Cloud Mine
January, Saturday 20, 2018 to the Mission Mine with members of the Albuquerque Club

February, Saturday 24, 2018 to the Silverbell Mine

March, Saturday 10, 2018 to the Planet Mine
March, Saturday 24, 2018 to the Portland Cement Quarry

April, Friday 6, 2018 to the Old Reliable
April, Friday 20, 2018 to Granite Gap New Mexico

May, Friday 11, 2018 - Out of state trip to either Utah, Nevada, or California
Other trips under consideration to the Empire Mountains, Iron Cap, Grand Reef etc.

You will become an “Active Member” of TGMS when the fee is paid and the membership form is processed, which may take up to 10 days from the day it is submitted. In order to attend special events (including field trips, summer potlucks, holiday parties and the Show) as a member, the attendee must be an Active Member as of the date the attendee registers for the event.

Please read the "TGMS Field Trip Rules"     

Please read the AFMS field trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

TGMS Field Trip Release Form, this form must be filled out by TGMS Members when going on a TGMS sponsored field trip.

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.

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Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...
Feb
8
to Feb 11

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society presents ...

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Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

"Crystals and Crystal Forms"

February 08 – 11, 2018

Open to the Public!

For days, times and discount ticket information: Click Here!

For a complete list of the 2018 TGMS Show Dealers: Click Here!

Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium: Coming Soon!

Junior Education Area hours: Click Here!

For information on the "Grand Prize Giveaway": Coming Soon!

For information on the "Saturday Night Program:" Coming Soon!

Mineral Photo Contest information: Click Here!               

Lectures Schedule for the 2018 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®: Coming Soon!

Guest & Special Exhibits lists: Coming Soon!

For information on all of the shows in the City of Tucson (Jan. 27 - Feb. 11, 2018): Click Here!

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TGMS Educational Class
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

TGMS Educational Class

FOR: TGMS Members Only!

WHEN:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017

DOORS OPEN: 6:30 pm

CLASS TIME:  7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

TOPIC: “Crystals and Crystal Forms”

INSTRUCTOR:  Bill Shelton

Sign-up sheets will be available at the Decmeber 4th TGMS General Meeting.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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TGMS General Meeting
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

TGMS General Meeting

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!  (Doors open at 6:30p.m.)

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GUEST SPEAKER: Anna Domitrovic -  moved to Arizona in 1975 with a B.S. in geology in hand. She was hired by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in 1977, retired in 2005, volunteered as ES Curator Emerita, and was back on the payroll in 2016 as a part-time contract employee. Anna began her affiliation with TGMS in 1978, held various offices and continues to serve on committees in the Society and on the Show Committee. In her semi-retirement, she stays involved in earth sciences, geology and mining organizations. Love of minerals and historical mines and mining and travel keeps her busy.

LECTURE TITLE“Genesis of a Limestone Cave and Associated Minerals."  Ever wonder where the Desert Museum's caves came from? Follow along with Anna as she takes you through the concept, construction and final outcome of a project that was five years in the making and, after 40 years, still remains the largest walk-through artificial cave anywhere in the world. From then to now, the caves continue to make visitors comment, "How fortunate that the Desert Museum had these caves here when the Museum got started." As a special treat, Anna will show a select group of mineral specimens from the Desert Museum's permanent mineral collection.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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TGMS Field Trip
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

TGMS Field Trip

FOR TGMS ACTIVE MEMBERS ONLY!

When: November 4, 2017

 Trip Leader: Merritt Simmons

 Where: Round Mountain – near Lordsburg, NM

 Collecting: Fire Agate, Agate and Chalcedony

Please read the "TGMS Field Trip Rules"     

Please read the AFMS field trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

TGMS Field Trip Release Form, this form must be filled out by TGMS Members when going on a TGMS sponsored field trip.

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.

 

 

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TGMS Field Trip
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

TGMS Field Trip

FOR TGMS MEMBERS ONLY!!!

When: October 7, 2017

Trip Leader: Kerry Towe

Where: Diamond Point – near Payson, AZ

Collecting: Quartz Crystals

Listed are two websites for location description and collecting information: http://azrockhound.com/diamond-point/, www.mindat.org/mesg-5-127593.html      

In order to attend special events (including field trips, summer potlucks, holiday parties and the Show) as a member, the attendee must have been an active member with all membership dues fully paid. 

You will become an active member of TGMS when your membership form is processed which may take up to 10 days.

Please read the "TGMS Field Trip Rules"     

Please read the AFMS field trip collecting "Code of Ethics"

TGMS Field Trip Release Form, this form must be filled out by TGMS Members when going on a TGMS sponsored field trip.

For more information on this field trip, contact the TGMS office.

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TGMS Family Fun Day!
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

TGMS Family Fun Day!

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TGMS FAMILY FUN DAY !

TGMS Facility — 3727 E. Blacklidge Dr., Tucson, AZ 85716

September 30, 2017 - Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

FREE and Open to the Public!!!

Come and explore the wonderful world of micro minerals, fossils, gold panning, metal detecting, meteorites, rock & mineral identification, fluorescent mineral display, walk through a cave, "color this mineral" contest, a fossil dig, hourly giveaways, "spin the wheel and win a prize", free mineral samples and much much more!

Click here to download the "TGMS Family Fun Day Flyer!"  Or call TGMS at (520) 322-5773 for more information

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Micromount Meeting
Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

Micromount Meeting

FOR: TGMS Members Only

WHEN: Monday, September 18, 2017

DOOR OPEN: 6:30 pm

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive

Bring your equipment and specimens to share and examine.  Or just come and learn from others.  

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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TGMS General Meeting
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

TGMS General Meeting

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!

GUEST SPEAKER: Barbara Muntyan -- With more than 30 published articles on mineral and mining locales in Colorado and Arizona, the speaker is the former Director of the Ouray County Museum and is a frequent speaker at the Socorro Mineral Symposium and the Arizona Mineral symposium, as well as other groups in the West.  She is a founding member of the Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy, a member of both META and Minions, and as a long-time member of TGMS, has served as editor of Rock Talk and has served as Vice-President.

LECTURE TITLE: "Fluorite in Arizona: An Overview" -- This is a look at fluorite from many locations throughout Arizona, paying special attention to those locales which have produced crystals up to 5cm on edge.

Refreshments served.

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Aug
5
4:00 PM16:00

August- TGMS Member Potluck!

TGMS MEMBER POTLUCK PARTY!!

WHERE:  39371 South Mountain Shadow Dr., Catalina, AZ 85739

DATE:  Saturday, August 5, 2017

TIME:   Starts at 4:00 p.m.

HOSTS:  Ortrud and Wolfram Schuh

RSVP TO:  ortrud_schuh@yahoo.de – (520) 461-7569

Please join us at our TGMS Member Potluck Party.  Enjoy the company, cool off in the shallow end of the pool, sit around the fire pit, marvel at the view, listen to the waterfall.  We have a large shaded porch and there is always a cool breeze at the viewing deck – the hammock up there is the best spot.

Please bring a dish to share.  Beverages will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring wine or beer. 

SOME SUGGESTIONS: pasta salad, green/mixed salad, chips and salsa, crackers and cheese, veggies and dip, deviled eggs, chili, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, mayo, mustard, ketchup, fruit/fruit salad, dessert

Directions to the Schuh’s home from the intersection of Ina & Oracle Roads
Head north on AZ-77 Oracle Rd.
Pass through Oro Valley and Catalina - 12.8 mi
Pass “Camp Bow Wow” on your left.
Turn right onto Eagle Crest Ranch Blvd. at the next traffic light - 0.2 mi
Turn right onto E Eagle Heights Dr. - 0.2 mi
Turn left onto Horse Run Dr. - 0.4 mi
Turn left onto Mountain Shadow Dr. - destination will be on the right

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Fossils, Rocks, Artifacts, and Whimsey!
Jul
15
5:30 PM17:30

Fossils, Rocks, Artifacts, and Whimsey!

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You are cordially invited to the TGMS Member potluck

Saturday, July 15th, starting at 5:30 PM

Hosted by Dick Gottfried

Lots of fossils, rocks, artifacts, and whimsey!

Please RSVP to 520-584-0211

Click here for TGMS Members only Potluck Flyer

The address is 825 S. Loyola Ave., off 22nd and Wilmot

 At the end of a half-block cul-de-sac

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Jun
10
5:30 PM17:30

Jurossic Park

Come and explore

JUROSSIC PARK

The Home of Brad and Linda Ross

2762 N. Grannen Rd Tucson, Arizona 85745

RSVP to b_lross@cox.net or 520-827-9649 by June 8th

Saturday June 10th, 2017

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Click for flyer: TGMS Member Only Potluck

Starting at 5:30 PM

At the home of Brad and Linda Ross - 2762 N Grannen Rod. - Tucson, AZ85745

Look for ore car and turn down lane - GPS may take you past turn-off

 

 

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TGMS Potluck & Rock Swap
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

TGMS Potluck & Rock Swap

The TGMS May Potluck & Rock Swap!!
(Or Let's Make A Deal!)

Come and enjoy good company, good food and trade your rocks, fossils, slabs, minerals, gemstones, rough, equipment, supplies and more!!

FOR: TGMS Members Only
              WHERE: 3727 E. Blacklidge Drive (TGMS BUILDING)
 DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2017
 TIME: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

RSVP TO: 520-322-5773 or tgms@tgms.org  (Please RSVP to Rose Marques; it will help with the diversity of dishes and how many to plan for.)

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TGMS General Meeting
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

TGMS General Meeting

Doors will be open at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public!

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GUEST SPEAKER: Michael Conway -- For the past decade Mike Conway has been chief of the Geologic Extension Service of the Arizona Geological Survey. Conway came to the Survey from a teaching position at Arizona Western College. Besides geoscience outreach and education, Dr. Conway is a volcanologist with mapping and monitoring experience in Western U.S., Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Kamchatka, Russia.

LECTURE TITLE: "Arizona Geological Survey" -- Adapting to life at the University of Arizona while re-establishing a mining & mineral museum on the Government Mall in Phoenix.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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2017 TGMS Micromount Symposium
Feb
10
9:30 AM09:30

2017 TGMS Micromount Symposium

2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®                            

Friday, February 10, 2017

This symposium is open to the public and free of charge

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM     Arthur Roe Memorial Micromount Symposium

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM   Welcome and Scope Setup

Symposium Talks are held in the Turquoise Ballroom:

10 AM - 10:45 AM - Lecture by Mr. Robert Rothenberg - Turquoise Ballroom

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Lecture by Mr. Ron Gibbs - Turquoise Ballroom

12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM   "Freebie" Table, Socializing, Specimen Trading Session

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2017 TGMS "Grand Prize Giveaway"
Feb
9
to Feb 11

2017 TGMS "Grand Prize Giveaway"

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2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

“GRAND PRIZE”

6.38ct Rhodolite and .03 ct Diamond 18kt Pendant (hand engraved in Florence, Italy), with a 14kt Italian chain

From: Stardust by Meelheim & Scott

Booth # 501-503

The drawing is held on Sunday, February 12th at 3:30 p.m.

Follow the signs to the "Giveaway Booth" in the Arena

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TGMS MicroMineral Room
Feb
9
to Feb 12

TGMS MicroMineral Room

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2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®

"Mineral Treasures of the Midwest"

WHEN:  February 9 - 12, 2017

HOURS: Thursday thru Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm         Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

The 2017 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® will continue to host the successful MicroMineral Room for the full four days of the Show on the Galleria Level. In conjunction with the Arthur Roe Micromount Symposium, the MicroMineral Room will be open throughout the show as a meeting place for micromineral collectors. The room will feature tables and chairs, microscopes, an area stocked with give-away minerals, and an area with microminerals for sale. We encourage collectors to stop by to visit, relax, talk about microminerals, trade specimens, and make new friends in the hobby.

An area out front in the Galleria will be used for education so we can show the micromineral hobby to others and explain what our particular interest in mineralogy is all about.


You are encouraged to donate appropriate give-away material if you can. The give-away area will be replenished each day. The room will close during the Arthur Roe Symposium and reopen immediately after.


For more information, contact TGMS at (520) 322-5773 or tgms@tgms.org.

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Mineral Madness
Jan
12
to Jan 16

Mineral Madness

Mineral Madness

Saturday, Sunday and Monday
January 14 to 16, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

(Members Only Preview & Sale
Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.)

Whether you’re an amateur rock hound, novice or serious collector, at the Desert Museum’s annual Mineral Madness event you can discover why geology rocks

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TGMS General Meeting
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

TGMS General Meeting

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Doors will be open at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

FOR: TGMS Members and open to the public

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GUEST SPEAKER: Jan Rasmussen, PhD., Registered Geologist -- Jan worked for the University of Arizona as Associate Curator of the Mineral Museum, Arizona Geological Survey, Woodward-Clyde Federal Services,  MagmaChem Exploration and various other mining and oil companies. She has taught Physical, Historical, and Environmental Geology as part time adjunct faculty for the University of Arizona, Austin Community College, Cochise College, and Pima Community College.

Dr. Rasmussen received the SME Individual GEM award in 2010 for her work as Curator of the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum in Phoenix.

Jan has co-authored 14 books or open-file reports on Arizona geology and resources, as well as numerous articles, most of which are available as pdf files on her website www.janrasmussen.com/research and recently started a photographic website www.MiningMineralMuseum.com about the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum as it was in 2010.

LECTURE TITLE: "Wulfenite in Arizona" -- This lecture is based on molybdenum research she did while at the Arizona Geological Survey and at the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum. If you want to read them, the publications discussing this research are on Jan’s website: www.janrasmussen.com.

Refreshments served.

For more information, contact the TGMS office.

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Flagg Gem & Mineral Show
Jan
6
9:30 PM21:30

Flagg Gem & Mineral Show

2017 FGMS Show Information

PHOENIX AREA’S LARGEST GEM AND MINERAL SHOW

45th FLAGG GEM AND MINERAL SHOW

(JEWELRY, GEMS, BEADS, FOSSILS, MINERALS, AND LAPIDARY SUPPLIES)

FREE PARKING
FREE ADMISSION

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY JANUARY 6, 7, and 8, 2017
9AM TO 5PM EACH DAY

 AT MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

THE WEST PARKING LOT ON DOBSON ROAD JUST NORTH OF THE SUPERSTITION FREEWAY (ROUTE 60), MESA, ARIZONA

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19th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Nov
19
to Nov 20

19th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Payson Rimstones Rock Club - Annual Show and Sale

Payson High School Longhorn Gym - 301 S. Mclane Road

Saturday 9 - 5, Sunday 10 -4

Admission $2               Children FREE!!

For more information contact:  Margaret Jones, P O Box 884, Pine, AZ 85544, (928)-970-0857; e-mail: margieaberry@gmail.com

 

 

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Rock-a-Rama
Nov
4
to Nov 6

Rock-a-Rama

"Rock-a-Rama"   40th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

November 4th through November 6th, 2016

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9 - 4

High Desert Park, 19001 Jacie Lane

Black Canyon City, AZ

Open to the Public

Free Parking and Admission

Contact: Darlynn Donohue at (719) 229-7396

Download an event flyer: Click here

 

 

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2016 Dallas Symposium
Aug
19
to Aug 21

2016 Dallas Symposium

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2016 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium

Annual weekend of mineral activities, including engaging lectures from world-class speakers and a chance to meet and socialize with other collectors and mineral enthusiasts.

For information on the 2016 Dallas Symposium: Click Here

The speakers for 2016 Dallas Symposium include geologists, mineral collectors, scientists, and curators.  To learn more: Click Here

 

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"Have Gems Will Travel"
Aug
19
to Aug 20

"Have Gems Will Travel"

Alpine, Arizona

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

"Have Gems Will Travel"

August 19th & 20th, 2016

Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm    

Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

Alpine Community Center

For Show Information Contact:  Vera Cassel, 928-339-1999

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East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Aug
12
to Aug 14

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

East Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

WHEN: August 12-13-14, 2016

WHERE: Better Living Center, Eastern States Exposition - 1305 Memorial Ave., W. Springfield, MA      01089

Hours: 10am - 6pm - Friday & Saturday        10am - 5pm - Sunday

Admissions:  $ 8 adults - Under 13 free with adult

Parking:  $5 a day

2016 Special Exhibit - Minerales Mexicanos - "The Peter Megaw Collection"

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