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27: Fairless Hills, PA - Ultraviollation 2018 sponsored by the Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks Co. First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Rd; Fairless Hills, PA. Hours:  9 am – 4 pm.  INFO:

27-28: East Rochester, NY - Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10a to 6p, Sunday October 28, 2018 from 10a to 5p 2018 Rochester Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show & Sale, Total Sports Experience, 435 West Commercial Street, East Rochester, NY 14445. Kids Activities, Educational Displays, Demonstrations, Raffle, Beads, Crystals, Fossils, Minerals, Jewelry, Carvings, Spheres, Straw Draw, Hourly Door Prizes, & Much More! Admission $6 for Adults, Kids 12 & Under free with an Adult. Students receive a half price daily admission with valid student ID. There is also a 2-day pass available for $9.00. Tickets sold at the door only. Visit our Facebook page ( for more updates as they become available!!


3-4: Plant City, FL - 58th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Lapidary Arts Show Host: Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club Dates: November 3 & 4, 2018 Location:  Plant City Strawberry Festival Expo Center 303 N Lemon Street, Plant City, Florida Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission: Adults $5; Military $4; Youth & Students $4; Under 12 free (with parent). Parking: FREE. Directions:    Visit our website at Visit our website for a discount admission coupon. The show is great experience for rock hounds and jewelry crafters of all ages! Vendors will exhibit and sell rough stones, slabs, mineral specimens, gemstones, beads and finished jewelry. Club members will showcase their talents selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind jewelry, gem trees, opals and cabochons. There will be live demonstrations including cabochon and opal cutting, wire wrapping, gem trees, chainmaille and more. Bid for bargains at our silent auction and win door prizes throughout the day. Kids can explore the touch table, and prospect for treasure at our sluice box, or purchase a grab bag full of surprises. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for that special gift for the holidays. 

3-4: Oaks, PA - The Tuscarora Lapidary Society presents our 49th annual show GEMARAMA 2018. One of the largest Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Shows on the East Coast. Saturday, November 3 10AM-6PM, Sunday, November 4 10AM-5PM, 2018 THEME - 'Fossils and Friends'. HALL D, Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center, 100 Station Avenue, OAKS, PA 19456. GPS: Use: 100 Station Avenue, Upper Providence Twp, PA (or Phoenixville, PA) or Use:1601 Egypt Rd., Phoenixville, PA and follow signs to the EXPO Center.Our entrance this year is into Hall D on the northern side of the facility. ADMISSION Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children under 12 years of age; two-day adult tickets are $9. With our discount coupon (below) the adult single-day admission is $5. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in uniform and accompanied by an adult Scoutmaster are admitted free. DEALERS - Our 27 dealers bring a wide variety of gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies, cut and polished stones, beads, finished jewelry, carvings, and much, much more. (For a dealer list, click here.) EXHIBITS - There will be many fine displays of the lapidary arts, jewelry, minerals, and fossils. Competitive exhibits are evaluated by teams of judges before the opening of the show with awards given for Best in Show, Best Theme Exhibit, Most Educational Exhibit, Best Non-Member Exhibit, Best Mini-Case Exhibit, and Director's Award. DEMONSTRATIONS - Come watch how we make beautiful cabochons and faceted stones from gem rough, or how we incorporate those lapidary creations into jewelry. Continuous demonstrations of Cabbing and Faceting. Intermittent demonstrations of Bead Stringing, Chain Maille, Channel Jewelry, Intarsia, Silver Smithing, Wirewrap Jewelry, Viking weave, and more. TLS BOOTH - The TLS Booth is our operations center for the show, including the public address system and the Treasure Wheel, Dime Drop, Grab Bags, and more. Be sure to check out our Silent Auction, and bid on items from rough to finished jewelry to books and more. The auctions close at noon, 2PM and 4PM both days. Last bid wins the item when the auction closes, so be sure to check on your bids often. CHILDREN'S TABLE - Make a bracelet or perhaps a key chain. Make a pet shell or pet rock. Toss a bean bag and win a prize! Take the Rockhound Quiz challenge and get a prize at the TLS booth. VANISHING GEM - Be sure to take a look at our vanishing gem display. Try touching the gem!

17-18: Fairfax, VA - 27th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil show, Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club Inc. Place: The HUB Ballroom, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr, Fairfax, VA, 22030 Hrs: Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4. Admission: Adults $6, Seniors $4, Teens (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under FREE; Featuring: Over 20 Dealers with Gems, Minerals & Fossils. Also, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Door Prizes, Kid's Activities & Mini-mines. Silent Auction on Sunday. Use parking lot A at Nottoway River Lane on campus. Contact Tom Taaffe (703)-281-3767; e-mail: Club website:

17-18: West Palm Beach FL - Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches 51st annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show.  South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach Florida 33411.  Admission $9, children under 12 free.  Visit website for $1 off coupon. ; Saturday (Nov. 17th) 9am-6pm, Sunday (Nov. 18th) 10am-5pm.  Free Parking, door prizes, hourly and other prize drawings, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers, over 80 dealers.  For further information contact show chairman, Walt Triche 561-628-1031


1-2: Pinecrest (Miami) FL -The MIAMI MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY GUILD (MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show on December 1st and 2nd from 10 AM to 5 PM at EVELYN GREER PARK, 8200 SW 124 Street in the Village of Pinecrest (just south of Miami, FL) – one block off US 1 with plenty of free parking. Admission is $6 – children under 12 admitted free (with paid adult admission). There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. For discount admission coupons, a map, travel directions, and full information – go to our website:

March 2019

2-3: Wilmington, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 56th Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show at a New Show Location -- DoubleTree by Hilton; 4727 Concord Pike (Rt-202); Wilmington, Delaware 19803. 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 and scouts in uniform when 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

23-24: Wysox, PA - The 50th Annual Rock and Mineral Show will be presented by the Cha-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club. Dates are March 23 (9-5) and March 24 (10-4). The event will be  held in the Wysox Volunteer Fire Co. social hall, 111 Lake Rd., Wysox, PA. Contact Bob McGuire at 570-920-9238 or Check the club website for more details.

22-24: HICKORY, NC: - Annual show; Catawba Valley Gem and Mineral Club, Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory NC 28602; Fri. 9-6; Sat. 9-6,  Sun. 10-5;   Admission is $5.00, which good for all three days; Children under 12 free; Also free - Boy & Girl Scouts in uniform,  law enforcement officers & military with ID, and approved school & youth groups; Hourly door prizes and a grand prize drawn at the end of the show, 29 vendors with gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry; Theme “Gems, Minerals and Fossils from the Mountains to the Coast.” ; Focal display and presentations  including;  hands-on displays; mini-mine; faceting, cabochon cutting, specimen identification by geologists;  Contact: Dean Russell, show chm, (828) 303-1448 or  Complete show info on web page:

30-31: Plymouth Meeting, Pa. - The Philadelphia Mineralogical Society and The Delaware Valley Paleontological Society present "Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair" a joint show and sale at the Lu Lu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike.  Saturday hours: 10 am to 5 pm.  Sunday hours 10 am to 4 pm.  The show will feature fossils, minerals, gems, speakers, and exhibits.  Learning activities include a Fossil Dig and a Kid's Mineral Corner.  Also-Scouting Merit Badge information available.  Food and Door Prizes through out both days.  Admission:  $5.00 for all adults, $1.00 for kids under 12.  All uniformed scouts are free.  Information:  Show Chair: Karenne Snow. Email contact person:

30-31: Midland Park, NJ - 30th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show. Sponsored by the North Jersey Mineralogical Society, March 30 & 31, 2018 at the Midland Park High School, 250 Prospect Street, Midland Park, NJ. Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4, Over 20 dealers. All Indoors. Free Parking. Door Prizes. Admission $5 adult, $4 Seniors, Under 12 FREE. Please visit our website for more details!! <>

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
Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line

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.