Visit a Show in Your Area

If you are an EFMLS member club and would like to have your show or swap listed in the calendar, please contact me at

March 2017

4-5: Wilmington, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 54th Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show at a NEW SHOW LOCATION--  University of Delaware – Wilmington Campus- Arsht Conference Center; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave (Rt-52); Wilmington, Delaware 19806. Hours Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children’s table, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens. Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for youngsters between 12 and 16, and free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. The Delaware Mineralogical Society is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, and dedicated to learning and teaching about the earth sciences, rocks, minerals, fossils and the lapidary arts. Membership is open to all who are interested in these areas. Info and Coupons at or contact or Elaine Kipp (show Chair)  410-392-6826

11: Fairless Hills, PA - 41st  Annual Micromount Symposium sponsored by the Leidy Micromount Society.  Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Rd; Fairless Hills, PA.  Contact:  Don McAlarnen <> or 610-584-1364.

18-19: Gaithersburg MD - 53rd Annual Show; Gem, Lapidary & Mineral Society of Montgomery County.  LOCATION:  Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg MD 20877.   Free parking. Hours:  Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm    Visit for a coupon for $1 off the $6 admission (ages 12+).  Children 11 and younger are free.   Over 40 exhibits, 20 dealers, demonstrators, fluorescent tent, many activities for children.

19-20: Fairfax, VA - 25th  Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club.  The Hub Ballroom at George Mason University.  Braddock Rd & Rt. 123, Fairfax, VA. Contact:  <>

24-26: Hickory, NC -  Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club Show, Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory NC 28602; Fri. 9-6; Sat. 9-6,  Sun. 10-5;  School, scout, youth, retirement home groups and law enforcement officers/military admitted free; $5.00 admission; Children under 12 free; Hourly and grand door prizes, 20+ vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry; Theme- “Meteorites + Dinosaurs=Extinction?”;  Programs for school groups, children, and adults; Displays of meteorites, dinosaur bones, Guinness Record sapphire, 112 lb. ruby corundum, educational displays, mini-mine, faceting, cocooning, specimen identification by geologists;  Contact: Dean Russell, show chm, (828) 303-1448 or  Complete show info on web page:

25-26: Hadley, MA - CVMC 2017 Show sponsored by the Con- necticut Valley Mineral Club. Hadley Farms Meeting House, Rt. 9, 41 Russell St; Hadley, MA. Contact: Lee Champigny, 413-320-9741 or <> or <>

25-26: Wysox, PA - The 48th Annual Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club show will be held on March 25 and 26 , 2017. NEW LOCATION!!!!  Wysox Vol. Fire Co. Social Hall, 111 Lake Rd., Wysox, PA. Museum displays, kids activities, door prizes, dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, lapidary. Fluorescent program. contact Bob 570-928-9238

April 2017

1-2: Orange, CT - The New Haven Mineral Club - 44th Annual Show 2017 Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations. Annual Gathering of RockHounds and Collectors April  1 & 2 Sat. 9:30-5:00  Sun. 10-4:30. Amity Regional Middle School, Sheffield Rd (off Rt 34) Orange, CT 06477 Donation $6.00 Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult For more info visit

1-2: Midland Park, NJ - The North Jersey Mineralogical Society The Paterson Museum 2 Market St. Paterson, NJ Home About NOJMS/Membership Meetings-Directions Annual Show North Jersey Swap N Sell More: The North Jersey Mineralogical Society's 28th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show at Midland Park High School 250 Prospect Street Midland Park, NJ Sat. & Sun. April 1 & 2, 2017 10-6 Saturday, 10-4 Sunday DRIVING DIRECTIONS: (Direct and Easy! Follow these directions- GPS will get you lost for sure...) From NYC and the East - Take NJ Rt.4 WEST to Rt. 208 NORTH. Exit for GOFFLE ROAD - MIDLAND PARK. Turn Right onto Goffle Road, and drive to the 3rd traffic light (Godwin Ave. - Approx. 1.2 miles), Turn LEFT on Godwin Ave and proceed to the next traffic light. BEAR RIGHT onto Prospect St. Drive 1/2 mile. The High School will be on the right. Park in front of the school. From Rt. 17/Garden State Parkway - Exit for Rt. 4 WEST and follow the directions above. From all other areas, Take I-287 to NJ 208 South. Drive approx. 7 miles on Rt. 208 and exit for GOFFLE ROAD - MIDLAND PARK. (2nd Goffle Road Exit) Follow ramp and proceed on Goffle Road to the 3rd Traffic Light (Godwin Ave.) Turn LEFT on Godwin Ave. and drive to the next traffic light. BEAR RIGHT on Prospect St. and drive 1/2 mile. The High School is on the right side. Park in front of the building. *NOTE: Save These Directions!! Due to local sign regulations, there will be minimal signage posted.  Our show is one of the most anticipated Gem & Mineral Shows in the North East each and every year. We feature a nice variety of dealers displaying a vast assortment of Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones, Fossils, Jewelry, Lapidary Rough, and Rockhound supplies. Our dealers display specimens from all over the world, as well as numerous local spots. Our show will surely fill every rockhound's desires!! This is also an educational opportunity for students and scout troops, as our friendly members and dealers are very knowledgeable and are always willing to share information about the wonderful world of Rockhounding, Prospecting, and Geology! FREE Mineral Specimen for all kids! FREE Parking in the HUGE parking lot! ALL Indoors! Door Prizes! Grand Prize drawing at the end of the show! Food and Drinks available in the school cafeteria, to benefit the MPHS Sports programs. All show proceeds benefit The North Jersey Mineralogical Society, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Educational Organization Dealer Juan Gonzales setting up his booth before the show. DEALER INFORMATION & INQUIRIES: NOTE: Our core dealers are with us year after year. It is very rare to have a dealer opening at this show. We do maintain a long "waiting list" for dealer openings.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the show chairman by E-MAIL ONLY with your information. (Most of the dealers currently on my waiting list have been waiting over 5 years.)  **THERE ARE NO OPEN DEALER SPOTS FOR OUR 2017 SHOW.** Show Contact: JEFF WILSON, Show Chairman. ALL Show and Dealer inquiries by E-mail - E-MAIL JEFF I will not entertain phone requests by dealers for any reason.THANK YOU to the Midland Park Board of Education, and all who help make our annual show so successful!!!

May 2017

13: Fairless Hills, PA - The Earth Science Show & Sale, Presented by 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.


from Carolyn Weinberger, Editor, EFMLS Newsletter
From EFMLS Newsletter, 10/04

In recent months I’ve had several inquiries from Eastern Federation clubs asking for a list of hobby related publications that have a calendar of events that can be used to publicize club shows and swaps.

Here’s the list which I have. Remember, most of these publications have a 3 - 4 month “lead time” so you’ll have to get your information in to them early enough to meet their deadline.

Mineral News
Send to: The Editor, Mineral News
1885 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901-1160

Send to: Matt Charsky 
2430 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel

Rock & Gem

Rock & Gem Magazine has been sold & Moved to Dallas

Dear Newsletter Editors & Rockhounds, You may have heard about the sale of Rock & Gem to Beckett Media LLC at the beginning of May. It is important to note that we are no longer at the Maple Street address in Ventura. Please do not send any mail to that address, as it will not be forwarded.

I am in the process of setting up a mailing address for Rock & Gem editorial. I will get that information to you as soon as possible.

Any mail related to Rock & Gem advertising and print or digital subscriptions should be sent to Rock & Gem,  Beckett Media LLC, 4635, McEwen Rd., Dallas, TX 75244.

E-mail subscription address changes to

Back issues may be ordered from for the cover price, plus shipping.

The new Rock & Gem phone number is (972) 448-4626.

This information will not appear in the magazine until the July issue, so I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word through your newsletters. I'd like to minimize the confusion on the part of our readers.

Thank you,
Lynn Varon
Managing Editor
Rock & Gem magazine

Rocks & Minerals
E-mail only:

Include date, place, sponsoring club, name and address of show chair or contact for info. Some also allow space for listing of speakers, admission and show times.