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January 13, 14, 15 2017

Pinellas Geological Society
40th Annual  Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show & Sale

Friday/Saturday 10-5pm
Sunday noon-5pm

Largo Cultural Center/Parkview Room
105 Central Park Dr., Largo FL

FREE Admission

Presenting beautifully crafted jewelry, gem trees, mineral eggs & spheres, crystals, mineral specimens, slabs, artifacts, cut gems, Indian & Western jewlery, exhibits and library.

Silent auction, drawing donation $1.50 every hour to benefit college scholarships, lapidary training and publications.
INFO: Lee Sheffield 727-709-3236 or Walt Staats 727-415-7867

January 21 - 22, 2017

Tomoka Gem & Mineral Society
46th Annual Jewelry,Gem Minerals & Fossil Show & Sale
Martin Luther King Day Weekend Show

 Saturday 10am-6pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

at the Volusia County Fairgrounds
3150 E. New York Ave
Deland, FL   32724
I-4 at Exit 118A and Rt. 44

Grand Prize drawings,  silent auction, children's table
Faceting demos and displays, daily drawings
50+ venders

$4;00  admission, $1;00 off with a coupon...children under 12 free

Show Contact - Susan Morris, Show Chair - 386-843-0152
Email - tgmsshow2017[]
Click here for coupon

January 28 – 29, 2017
Panama City, Florida

Annual Panama City Gem and Mineral Show
Panama City Gem & Mineral Society
Central Panhandle Fairgrounds 2230 E. 15th St.

Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show will feature exhibits, minerals, fossils, cabochons, gems, crystals, wire wrapping, lapidary arts, jewelry, beads, silent auction and more. One Grand Prize and several additional door prizes are donated by the club and show vendors. Admission and Parking is Free.

For details please contact Steve Shipton our show chairman at 850-867-0586 or e-mail; shipton3[]
Feb. 6- 7, 2016
Merritt Island, Florida

39th Annual Symphony of Gemstones Show and Sale

Sponsored by Central Brevard Rock and Gem Club

Kiwanis Island Recreation Center
951 Kiwanis Island Park Rd. off SR 520 Exit on I95 going East, entrance is just east of the Merritt Island Mall, turn at the sign

Sat./Sun 10AM - 5 PM  adults $5 ($1 discount coupon on Website and in local papers) children  under 12 are free when accompanied by adult

We will have over 20 vendors offering both finished and handmade fine jewelry, beads, pearls, rocks, slabs, minerals, specimens, tools, silent auction, sluice and children activities. There will be demonstrations by club members.

Demonstrations, hourly prizes, grand prize, children's activities and silent auction.

Flyers for $1 off admission can be found on our website: and local newspapers.

Contact information: Roz Mestre
email: roz.mestre[], (321) 431-0159. 

club website:

February 20-21, 2016

Vero Beach, FL

Gem and Jewelry Show

Treasure Coast Rock & Gem Society

Saturday 10AM to 5PM, Sunday 10AM to 4PM

Vero Beach Community Center

2266 14th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960

$5 Donation at the door, 20 vendors, hourly door prizes

Email contact  Treasurecoastrockandgem[]

February 25-26, 2017
Jackson, Mississippi

58th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show
Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society (MGMS)

Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 – 10 am to 5 pm

Mississippi Trade Mart on the State Fairgrounds, Jackson, Mississippi

Admission:  Adults $6.00; Students; $3.00; Scouts and Leaders in Uniform -  $2.00; Children 5 and under – free

Over 25 dealers selling gems, fossils, minerals, lapidary supplies, jewelry, beads, and more
Demonstrations of lapidary art including flint knapping, jewelry making and cabochon cutting
Exhibits and education opportunities by colleges and state organizations
Children’s activities (adults are welcomed too)
Touch and See table
Displays by MGMS members of some of the own collections or lapidary work
Hourly door prizes, and a grand prize drawing

Additional information: rock2lanes[]

Club website:

FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Lakeland, Florida

Annual Show and Sale
Imperial Bone Valley Gem, Mineral & Fossil Society

Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm

175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801

Door Prizes
Spin & Win Mineral Wheel
Kids' Treasure Dig
Demonstrations on Wire Wrapping, Cabochon Making and Lapidary
Educational Displays
Silent and Chinese Auctions
Gem Flume with genuine NC gemstones
Featuring more than 30 dealers, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gifts, hobby supplies

Show Contact: Kim Price, (863) 412-9156
e-mail: IBVGMFS[]
Web site:

February 28, 2016
Sunday: 10AM to 4 PM

The Villages Gem & Mineral Society
4th Annual Show
The Villages, FL

Sea Breeze Regional Recreation Center
2374 Buena Vista Blvd
The Villages, FL  32162
Latitude 28.875029         Longitude 81.992828

Admission is FREE 
FREE parking
Almost 100 tables featured so there is something for everyone.
Rough, slabs, fossils, minerals of all kinds for sale.
Gemologist, Faceters, Silver smith, jewelry creations made to order,
Jewelry craft suppliers, findings, loose beads and chains of all kind
sold by the foot.
Hourly door prize drawings
Additional show artisans include: handmade glass bead, glass fusion, hand carved wood sculptures, basket weavers and much more.
Club display and exhibit table
Show contact:  Christine Courtwright, Show Chair, 352-753-6139
e-mail address:  number1cc[]
Society website:
First FULL weekend in March
March 3-4-5, 2017 St. Petersburg, FL
47th Annual Gem, Jewelry & Mineral Show and Sale

Fri: 10 AM to 6PM; Sat: 10AM-6PM; Sun: 10am-5PM
The Minnreg Hall
6340 126th Ave. N., Largo, FL 33773
 12+ Dealers
Planned demonstration on Beading, Wire Wrapping, Cabbing, Faceting, Metal Work.
Silent Auctions all day long, Gem Mining flume inside.
Club display cases and exhibits.
Refreshments available.
Show contact:  Bill Schmidt, Show Chair, 727 822-8279
Email contact:  SGAMSgemshow[]

March 10-12, 2017 Augusta, GA
29th Annual Aiken-Augusta Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Always Held: 2nd Weekend in March

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 Sales & Cutting, Mineral Panning, Hourly
Door Prizes and a Grand Prize that will be awarded at the end of the show on Sunday. .

Show Contact: Richard McNutt 706-650-8280

Sponsoring Clubs: Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society
and the Augusta Gem and Mineral Society     
Fri & Sat 10AM-6PM / 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
Discount Admission coupon available on club

March 18 and 19, 2017
Gem and Mineral Show
Dothan Gem and Mineral Club

Sat: 10 am to 5 pm; Sun: 9 am to 4 pm

Houston County Farm Center
1701 East Cottonwood Road, Dothan, AL

Show features minerals, gems, fossils, lapidary rough, beads, and handcrafted items, such as, jewelry and knapped knives.  This is a family friendly event, which includes hourly door prizes and a silent auction.  Free admission and parking.  

For more informaitomn contact Jeff De Roche, show chair, 334-673-3554
E-mail contact:  arlambert[]
Visit our website:

The 37th Annual
Valley and Ridge Gem and Mineral Show
Sponsored by the Rome Georgia Mineral Society

March 18, 19, and 20, 2016

Friday and Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

The Forum
301 Forum St.
Rome GA 30161
(706) 291-5281
Free Admission! Minerals, Gems, Fossils, Meteorites, Jewelry, and Crystals for Sale. Lapidary rough.  Free Mineral and Fossil ID, Door Prizes, and Exhibits! Free registration for grand prize – Celestine geode from Madagascar! Gem, mineral, jewelry and fossil dealers from all over the country come to Rome to show and sell their Earth Treasures. This is one of the premier events for mineral and fossil collectors, for those wanting to buy unique gifts, and for families looking for a fun and educational family outing. Admission is free and the show is sponsored by the Rome Mineral Society, and non-profit educational organization. Club members will offer free Mineral and Fossil ID, Door Prizes, and Exhibits! Grand prize for one lucky attendee will be a beautiful specimen of Celestine geode from Madagascar!

Show Information:
Jose Santamaria, Show Chair
Dealer Information:
Jeff Deere, Dealer Chair
Web Site:

March 25-26, 2017
Lexington Rock Gem & Jewelry Show (Annual Show)

Lexington, KY - Sponsored by Blue Grass Gem & Mineral Club

Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY.
Near Exit 115 off I-75/I-64.

Hours:Sat March 25, 9AM-6PM
           Sun March 26, 11AM-5PM.

Show includes minerals, jewelry, equipment dealers, exhibits, KY Agate, fluorescent displays, hourly prizes.

Admission: $2 Adults, $1 Children, $5 Max Family. Scouts in uniform free.

Jane Volk - lexgemshow[]
Allen Ferrell - kyrock2010kentucky[], or

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