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

February 2016

19-21: Indianapolis, IN - GeoFest, the 14th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. February 19, 20 and 21 2016. 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: $13.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors, and $8.50 for children. Group rates are available.

March 2016

5-6: Newark, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 53rd  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.

11-13: Augusta, GA - 28th annual Aiken-Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, March 11 -13, 2016 - Fri & Sat 10am - 7pm and Sun 11am - 5pm, Julian Smith Casino - 2200 Broad St., Augusta GA. Admission: $3 per Adult or $5 Weekend Pass - Children under 12 Free with an Adult . Vendors that offer a wide variety of jewelry, rare fossils and mineral specimens, gems of all colors shapes & sizes, lapidary and much more. Member Show Cases, Lapidary Demonstrations, Educational Resources, Grab Bags, Treasure Dig, Geode Cutting, Mineral Panning, Hourly. Door Prizes and a Grand Prize that will be awarded at the end of the show on Sunday. Show Contact: Chris Glass 706-284-9239. Sponsored by the Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society and the Augusta Gem and mineral Society - www

19: Middleboro, MA - Special Club Auction sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club. Mitchell Memorial Club,  Elm St; Middleboro, MA

19-20: Gaithersburg, MA - Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc. 52nd Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Gaithersburg, Maryland, March 19 & 20, 2016. Montgomery County Fairgrounds -  16 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877. Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission is $6.00, ages 12 and older. Admission is Free for Children (11 and under), Free for Scouts in Uniform. To get a $1 off coupon please go to the club website: Plenty of Free parking for the show. More than 20 dealers will have gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites and crystals for sale. Enjoy demonstrations, over 40 exhibits, raffle, door prizes, free workshop, free specimens for kids, and/or get more information about specimens from your own collection. Those under 18 can dig for free specimens in the kid’s mini-mines!

19-20: Sayre, PA - The 47th Annual Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club show will be held on March 19th (9-5) and 20th (10-4), 2016 .  It will be held in the Athens Twp. Volunteer Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave., Sayre, PA. Contact Bob McGuire at 570-928-9238 or

19-20: Chambersburg, PA - 38th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show Sponsored by Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Hamilton Heights Elementary School, 1589 Johnson Road,                              Chambersburg, PA, March 19 & 20, 2016, Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 10 am- 4 pm,                                                                                                                                                 Jewelry- Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Displays, Demonstrations - Door Prizes, Admission $5.00- Children under 12 free with adult, For information contact Show Chairperson: Matt Elden at or 717-331-0526

April 2016

2-3: Orange, CT - The New Haven Mineral Club, 43rd Annual Show 2016, Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils, Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations. April 2 & 3  Sat. 9:30-5:00  Sun. 9:30-5:00, Amity Regional Middle School, Sheffield Rd (off Rt 34), Orange, CT 06477. Donation $5.00 Children under 12 Free when accompanied by an adult. For more info visit

2–3: Johnson City, NY - 47th Annual Gem, Jewelry, Mineral & Fossil Show sponsored by the NY Southern Tier Geology Club.  Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton St; Johnson City, NY

2–3: New Haven, CT - 43rd Annual New Haven Mineral Show sponsored by the New Haven Mineral Club.  Amity Regional Middle School, Sheffield Rd.

16: Severna Park MD - Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc. will be holding their Annual Jewelry Gem and Mineral show on April 16th, 2016 form 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. located at Earleigh Heights VFC on Rte 2 in Severna Park MD 21146. We will be featuring many vendors with fossils, minerals, Jewelry, cabochons and more. We will also have a children's corner with many activities for all ages. Admission is $2.00 for ages over 10, under 10 is free. Come join us for a great family day!

16-17: Hadley, MA - Western Mass. Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show presented by the Connecticitur Valley Mineral Club.  NEW LOCATION:   Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St; Hadley, MA.  Info: <>.

22-24: Orlando, FL - Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a not-for-profit educational organization, is hosting a Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2016 at Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 South Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Show time: Fri. 1 pm to 6 pm, Sat. 10am to 6pm and Sun. 10am to 5pm. Vendors offering beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones, etc. Silent Auction and Door Prizes. Demonstrations: faceting stones, cabochons and wire wrapping. Family Activities. Admission: Adults $5, Students $2. Website:

May 2016

14-15: Mays Landing, NJ - Cape-Atlantic Rock Hounds Annual Spring Gem, Jewelry, Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show.  Located at 2641 Cologne Ave.  Mays Landing, NJ 08330.  Free Parking & Admission,  with food onsite.  Saturday and Sundays show hours are from 9am to 5pm (rain or shine). For more information or to become a dealer please visit our website at :  capeatlanticrockhoundsclub or call Billie Brockhum (show chair & VP) at (609)879-1179.

June 2016

4: Macungie, PA - 2016 Spring Mineralfest – 66th Semi-Annual Show sponsored by the Pennsylvania Earth Sciences Association.  Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, PA.  Info:  Don Pitkin or

July 2016

30-31: South Burlington, VT - Burlington Gem and Mineral Club, 37th Annual Champlain Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Tuttle Middle School, 500 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vermont.  Dealers, exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, children's activities, silent auctions, door prizes, refreshments, free parking.  Sat. & Sun., 10AM-5PM. $4 adults (16-59), $3 seniors (60+), children under 16 free with adult. Handicapped accessible.  Info:  Jeff Higgins at (802) 849-6076 or

October 2016

22–23: Rochester, NY - Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show & Sale and 66th Annual EFMLS Convention hosted by the Rochester Lapidary Society.  Main Street Armory, 900 E Main St; Rochester, NY.   Info:  <>.  EFMLS Annual Meeting, Friday, October 21.

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.