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

September 2014

26-28: Fishersville, VA - The Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society The 47th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. * New Location! * The Augusta Expo - 277 Expo Road - Fishersville, Virginia. * New Dates & Times! * Friday, 9/26/2014 - 2 pm - 6 pm, Saturday, 9/27/2014 - 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday, 9/28/2014 - 11 am - 5 pm. Events & attractions for you to enjoy at this year’s show include: • Exhibits from SVGMS members & vendors illustrating the beauty & fascinating aspects of the rocks & minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley & around the world, • Retail sales of items of interest to show attendees - featuring numerous vendors from around our region, • Gold panning demonstration & presentation by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors, • A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for ‘gold’ & ‘rubies’! • A rock tumbling display & discussion area - have you tried rock tumbling?, • Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics, • Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members - hourly drawings! Admission is $3.00 for Adults ? $2.00 for Students & Seniors. Children age twelve & under & Scouts in uniform admitted free

27-28: West Friendship, MD - 50th Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show hosted by the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. Howard Co. Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road; West Friendship, MD 21794 (MD 32 just off I-70).

October 2014

3-5: Dallas, NC - 36th Annual Gaston Gem & Mineral Show Hours: Fri & Sat, 9am - 6pm - Sunday 9am - 5pm. Gaston County Park, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC. 28034 (HWY 279) or GPS 120 Leisure Lane, Dallas, NC 28034. From North, 321 south, exit at Dallas and turn right, it is on the left. From South, 321 north and take the 2nd exit to "Cherryville". Go over 321 and drive 1/2 mile on left. FREE ADMITTANCE and FREE PARKING. Minerals and Fossils from around the world. Cutting material, Quality Gemstones, Wire wrapping, settings, Geodes, Jewelry, etc. SLUICE - A real working sluice, $3 & $5 sand buckets; perfect for children and adults. Amethyst, Quartz Crystals, Faceted Stones mixed at random in buckets; you must might get that special stone or treasure! Hourly Raffles for Prizes, not just a jewelry show, FUN FOR ALL. Additional information on the show can be directed toward this years Show Chairman, Rick Perkins, at 704-825-9456. Also, we have set up a website page online at where you may be able to get more information or answers to any questions you may have.

18-19 2014 - Ogdensburg, NJ. The North Jersey Mineralogical Society’s Annual Fall Outdoor Rock Swap & Sale at The Sterling Hill Mining Museum; 30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439; 9 AM - 5 PM; FREE ADMISSION to the show; Browse through rock, mineral, fossil, and crystal specimens from right here in NJ and around the world! Something for every Rockhound and Mineral Collector at “Rock Swap” prices!; Visit for more information.

18-19: Charleston, WV - 41st Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the Kanawha Rock & Gem Club. So. Charleston Community Center, So.. Charleston, WV

25: Fairless Hills, PA - ULTRAVIOLATION 2014 - FLUORESCENT MINERALS ONLY - If Your Rock Don’t Glow You’re at the Wrong Show. SHOW – SWAP – SELL Presented by The Rock and Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County. Saturday October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - First United Methodist Church, 840Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, PA. $2 donation - Kids 12 & under free. Food and Beverages available Raffles & other exciting give-a-ways. ULTRAVIOLATION is the ultimate show for the fluorescent mineral enthusiast, whether a novice or serious collector. The show features many of the world’s premier fluorescent mineral dealers who strive each year to bring the biggest, brightest and best fluorescent minerals to satisfy the insatiable cravings of the fluorescent collector. ULTRAVIOLATION highlights fluorescent minerals exclusively and is the next best thing to night collecting. You will not find a bigger or better fluorescent mineral show anywhere in the country. Alternating periods of darkness and room light provides the perfect environment to experience these beautiful and colorful minerals. Free admission and a fluorescent mineral specimen for each junior mineralogist 12 years and younger when accompanied by an adult.

25-26: Rochester, NY - 45th Annual Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show sponsored by the Rochester Lapidary Society. 2014 will be at the same location as 2013: The Main Street Armory, 900 East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Web site: Click here for show flyer, including directions.

November 2014

1–2: Exton, PA - 45th Annual Gemarama 2014 sponsored by the Tuscarora Lapidary Society. School at Church Farm, 1001 E Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341

1-2: Plant City, FL - The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club will be hosting our annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry show on November 1 & 2, at the Strawberry Festival Expo Center in Plant City, Florida. Our show is great for all ages!  There will be over 40 vendors selling rough material, slabs, mineral specimens and finished jewelry.  Club members will host several tables of handcrafted jewelry and lapidary items for sale.  See live demonstrations; enjoy our silent auctions; explore the touch table; and win door prizes every hour. Hours:  Saturday, November 1 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission:  Adults $5; Youth and students $4; under 12 free (with parent). For directions, please visit our website at

22-23: Fairfax, VA - Annual show; Northern Virginia Mineral Club; George Mason University, The HUB Ballroom; 4400 University Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, seniors $3, students (13-17) $3. FREE into Ballroom = Children (12 and under), Scouts in uniform and GMU Students with ID. More than 20 dealers, minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, meteorites, crystals, demonstrations, exhibits, door prizes, kids' mini-mines, learning activities, Cub Scout activities, silent auction on Sunday; Web site: Click for dollar off coupon and flyer

22-23: West Palm Beach FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 48th annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show.  South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach Florida 33411.  Admission $7, children under 12 free.  Visit website for $1 off coupon. ; Saturday (Nov. 22nd) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 23rd) 10am-5pm.  Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations.  For further information contact show chairman, Jeff Slutzky, 561-585-2080,

February 2015

20-22: Indianapolis, IN - GeoFest, the 13th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. February 20, 21 and 22 2015. Friday and Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 11–4. Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building. Contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; 317-232-7172;; Website:   GeoFest is included with museum admission: $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for seniors, and $7.00 for children. Group rates are available.

March 2015

7-8: Newark, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 52nd  Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show @  Delaware Technical and Community College 400 Stanton-Christiana Road; Newark, Delaware 19713 (@ I-95 Exit 4B).. Hours Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 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 call Wayne Urion (302) 998-0686.

28-29: Sayre, PA - The 46th Annual Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club show will be held on March 28th (9-5) and March 29th (10-4).  The location is the Athens Twp. Vol. Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave, Sayre, PA Contact Bob McGuire 570-928-9238  Visit the club website 

April 2015

11-12: Johnson City, NY - The Annual New York Southern Tier Geology Club show will be held at the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center, 30 Brocton Ave., Johnson City, NY.  The dates are April 11th (9-5) and April 12th (10-4).  Contact Tom Ogden .  607-967-8552 


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.