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 2015

14: Upper Marlboro, MD – 25th Annual Mineral, Jewelry, & Fossil Show sponsored by the Southern Maryland Rock and Mineral Club. The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD. Sat 10am-5pm. Admission $5 (senior citizens and students $4; children 12 and under and scouts in uniform get in for free). Door prizes, demonstrations, fluorescent minerals, free mini mine, fossil making, and scout activities for kids. Food for sale. Visit for directions, coupon, and more information or contact Michael Patterson at

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.

March 7-8: Meriden, CT - 44th Annual Gem & Mineral Show and Sale hosted by The Lapidary & Mineral Society of Central Connecticut.  Sat: 9:30am - 5:00pm, Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm.  Maloney High School, Gravel St., Meriden, CT.  17 Dealers, including wholesale dealer. There will be mineral specimens, gemstones, jewelry, meteorites, beads, fossils, gem rough, metaphysical crystals, wire wrapping, kids games, yummy refreshments, educational exhibits, lapidary demonstrations, hourly drawing prizes, Grand Prize drawing, “Ask-a-Geologist” mineral identification, and fun for the whole family! Visit for dealer list and directions. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and this is our main fundraiser for the year, so bring your friends! FREE mineral with every admission!  FREE parking! Adults $5, Seniors & Students $4. Kids 12 and under admitted FREE!

14-15: Clifton, NJ - 26th Annual Clifton/North Jersey Gem & Mineral Show, March 14 & 15, 2015, 775 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ (Just off Rt. 3/46), Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 10am-4pm, For more info, visit our website! - The North Jersey Mineralogical Society

21-22: Gaithersburg, MD - Gem Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc.m 51st Annual GLMSMC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show At the Montgomery County Fairgrounds – Gaithersburg, Maryland. March 21 & 22, 2015. 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! Click for Coupon!!!

21-22: Chambersburg, PA 17201, - Annual show; Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Inc., Hamilton Heights Elementary School; 1589 Johnson Road ; Sat. 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Sun. 10:00 am-4:00 pm; Admission $5.00, Children 12 and under free with paying adult; Jewelry- Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Displays-Demonstrations - Door Prizes ; contact Mike Mowen, 5979 Altenwald Rd., Waynesboro,, PA 17268, (717) 264-9024; e-mail: Click for show flyer

28: Middleboro, MA - 5th Annual SEMMC Auction Sponsored by the Southeastern Massachusetts Mineral Club. Mitchell Memorial Club, 29 Elm St; Middleboro, MA

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 

28-28: Plymouth Meeting PA - 15th MINERAL TREASURES + FOSSIL FAIR 2015 ANNUAL SHOW  - The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and the Delaware Valley Paleontological Society present a joint show and sale at the LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike in Plymouth Meeting PA.  Just 2 miles from the Norristown exit  - of the PA Turnpike.  Saturday, March 28; 10am to 5pm.  Sunday, March 29; 10am to 4pm.  Special Exhibits by the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Leidy Microscopical Society.  Fossils, Minerals, Gems, Speakers and Exhibits.   Learning Activities include a Fossil Dig and a Kid's Mineral Corner.   Also:  Food, Door Prizes throughout the days and Scouting Merit Badge information.  $5.00 admission; $1.00 kids under 12.  All uniformed Scouts are free.   Show Chair: Karenne Snow. Information at:

28-29: Hickory, NC - 65th Annual EFMLS Convention and Show hosted by the Catawba Valley Gem & Mineral Club. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC. EFMLS Annual Meeting, Friday evening, March 27.

April 2015

10-11: Alexandria, VA - Annual Atlantic Micromounters Conference sponsored by the Micromineralogists of the National Capital Area. Springhill Suites Alexandria Marriott, 6065 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA. Registration at <>

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 

11-12: Orange, CT - The New Haven Mineral Club - 42st Annual Show 2015. Minerals, Gems, Jewelry & Fossils. Exhibits- Dealers- Door Prizes- Lectures- Demonstrations. April 11th-12th  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. contact For more info visit

18: Severna Park, MD - Patuxent Lapidary Guild, Inc. will be holding their Annual Jewelry Gem and Mineral show on April 18th, 2015 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 $1.00 for ages over 10, under 10 is free. Come join us for a great family day!

May 2015

16-17: Leesport, PA - 47th Annual “World of Gems & Minerals” Show sponsored by the Berks Mineralogical Society. Leesport Farmers Market Banquet Hall, 312 Gernant’s Church Rd., Leesport, PA.

30: Towson, MD - 26th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show. Ruhl Armory, I-695 exit 26 south., Towson, MD.   10 am - 4 pm.

June 2015

6-7:  Canandaigua, NY - GemFest 2015, sponsored by the Wayne County Gem and Mineral Club.   NEW LOCATION:  Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N. Bloomfield Road, Canandaigua, NY. <>

July 2015

11-12: Syracuse, NY - GemWorld 2015 This 2 day event sponsored by he Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse will be held from July 11th to 12th 2015 at the SRC Arena and Events Center in suburban Syracuse, NY USA. This will be our 49th annual show. The show has 45+ retail dealers and 10+ wholesale dealers. Admission includes hands-on educational exhibits and demonstrations, hourly door prizes, childrens activities, lectures and workshops, fun for the whole family! There will be minerals and fossils galore, beads by the millions, jewelry, cut stones, gold and supplies. Wheelchair accessible. Email contact is Dick Lyons Visit our web site for more details and our show coupon 

25–26: Cutchogue, NY - Long Island Mineral & Geology Society, 34th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show/. Sat., 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm. Adults $6, With flyer $5, Children Under 12 Free. Jewelry, Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Beads, Geodes. Cutchogue East Elementary School, 34900 Main Road (Rte. 25), Cutchogue, NY   11935. Info:

September 2015

26-27: Franklin, NJ - Franklin Mineral Museum sponsers this show as their only large fundraising event that helps pay for the operations of the Mineral Museum. The Museum is a non-profit organization that provides educational trips, information and a great museum that explains the history of mininig. 59th Annual Franklin-Sterling Gem & Mineral Indoor Show and Outdoor Show, Sponsored by the Franklin Mineral Museum. When: Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September, 27th 2015. Times: Indoor show: Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. and Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Outdoor Swap: Saturday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Daily Admission: Adults $7.00/ Children $4.00. Where: Franklin School,               50 Washington Ave., Franklin, NJ 07416. Admission: $7.00 Adult,              $4.00 child (6-16) Our Links: We are always looking for Indoor and Outdoor Vendors please contact us today to reserve your spot!

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.