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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

FEBRUARY 2017 Calendar of Events

February 2017 Calendar

Mon, February 20, 2017 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, February 27, 2017 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri, March 10, 2017 – SDMG Mineral Division, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through the end of March 2017 are listed in
The Pegmatite (February 2017)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

January 1 – February 28, 2017  Quartzsite, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

February 17–26, 2017  INDIO, CA – San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

SPOTLIGHT ON TUCSON 2017

Details about all the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows can also be found at:
www.xpopress.com/AZ-show-schedule.html

January 26 – February 8  Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show (Eons Expos)

January 27 – February 12  Kino Gem & Mineral Show

January 27 – February 8  The Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

January 27 – February 12  Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

January 28 – February 12  Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: The World's Largest Treasure Hunt

January 28 – February 11  Zinn Expos – 3 locations:
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (1) Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly InnSuites)
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (2) Mineral & Fossil Marketplace
Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (3) Ramada Limited

February 3–6  16th Annual Westward Look Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

February 9–12  63rd Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (the Main Show)

 

Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  ARCADIA, CA – Monrovia Rockhounds 57th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  VENTURA, CA –Ventura Mineral & Gem Society 55th Annual Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, March 10–12, 2017  VICTORVILLE, CA – 41st Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

Sat & Sun, March 11–12, 2017  SAN MARINO, CA – 62nd Annual Pasadena Lapidary Show

Sat, March 25, 2017  SANTA ANA, CA – BSOC Lecture: Update on Pearl Types, Qualities, Sources, Treatments and Jewelry Styles by Renee Newman

 

Sat, March 18, 2017 – SDMG's 83rd Annual Banquet

Sat, April 8, 2017 – Fourteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Sapphire

 

What's On …
Meetings, Shows, Field Trips & Events

 

January 1 – February 28  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

Desert Gardens RV, ATV and Mobile Home Park
From I-10, take Exit 17, go south to 4-way intersection with stop sign, turn left on W. Kuehn Street, go about 1/4 mile, show is on right (south) side of road.

Hours:  8:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  623-606-0053 or dgshowgrounds@gmail.com

Website:  www.desertgardensrvpark.net

Wholesale and retail Dealers featuring a variety of specimens, astounding collections, raw materials, finished products.

 

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February 17–26, 2017  INDIO, CA – San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
  Gem & Mineral Building
  82-503 Hwy. 111, Indio, CA 92201

Hours:  10:00am – 10:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Adults $9, Seniors $8, Students $7, Children 5 & under Free.

Contact:  Bert Grisham, 1029 N. 8th St., Banning, CA 92220; 951-849-1674 bert67@verizon.net

Sixteen indoor dealers, with 108 showcases, jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, geodes, jewelry repair, lapidary demonstrations and geode cutting.  Free polished rocks for the children.

 

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Tucson 2017

January 26, – February 12, 2017  Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show (Eons Expos)

Where:  Corner of I-10 & 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Advertising/Sales: Lowell at LowellCarhart@yahoo.com
   Booth Sales: Heather at Heather@EonsExpos.com

Website:  www.22ndstreetshow.com

Wholesale and retail, 180 booths, plus food vendors.

 

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January 27 – February 12, 2017  Kino Gem & Fossil Show

Where:  Tucson Electric Park, Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way
(Ajo Way & Kino Parkway) TUCSON, AZ 85702

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Feb 12 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Acres of free parking, free shuttle service; handicap accessible.

Contact:  Chris Hickman at info@as-shows.com or (520) 468-8383.

Website:  www.as-shows.com

Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Findings, Jewelry, Lapidary equipment supplies and tools.

 

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January 27 – February 8, 2017  Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  Riverpark Inn, 350 S. Freeway (Congress St., South Frontage Rd.)
Tucson, AZ 85745

Hours:  10:00am – 6:30pm daily

Parking:  Onsite and valet.

Contact:  info@pueblogemshow.com or 310-586-6816.

Website:  www.pueblogemshow.com

Centrally located in downtown Tucson one block from the Convention Center in "The Golden Triangle."  It is known as the most diverse gem, jewelry and mineral show in Tucson, with US and international exhibitors of designer and fine jewelry, cut and rough gemstones, pearls, beads, silver, turquoise and amber, as well as rough and fine mineral specimens.

 

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January 27 – February 12, 2017  Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  1179 - 1211 S. Freeway Ave.
(S. Freeway Ave. between Congress St. & Starr Pass Blvd.) TUCSON, AZ 85713

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Shuttle service; handicap accessible.

Contact:  Lynn Arriaga at rapagem@yahoo.com or 520-256-2079; Tyo Leonard at 480-593-3439

Website:  www.rapariver.com

If you can't find it here you won't find it anywhere.  Rapa River dealers offer a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries represented by 34 vendors.

 

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January 28 – February 12, 2017  Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: Join The World's Largest Treasure Hunt

Hours:  Varies according to venue (check website)

Admission & Parking:  Cost varies according to venue.

Contact:  800-638-8350

Website:  www.visittucson.org/events/gem-show/

For detailed listings of all the dealers, venues, and show dates, search the schedule at the visittucson.org website

 

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January 28 – February 11, 2017  Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (1)

Where:  Hotel Tucson City Center (formerly InnSuites Hotel), 475 N. Granada Ave.
(St. Mary's Rd and Granada Ave.) Tucson, AZ 85701

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Feb. 12 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Open to the public, no charge.

Contact:  mzexpos@gmail.com.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

Over 400 Dealers, Fossil Hall, Meteorite Dealers, Minerals, Gems & Jewelry.  Artists Gallery and Art in Stone display.

 

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January 28 – February 11, 2017  Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (2)

Where:  Mineral & Fossil Marketplace, 1333 N. Oracle Rd.
   (Oracle Rd. & Drachman St.) Tucson, AZ 85705

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Feb. 12 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Open to the public, no charge.

Contact:  mzexpos@gmail.com

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

Retail and wholesale, with vendors specializing in minerals and fossils.

 

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January 28 – February 11, 2017  Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (3)

Where:  Ramada Limited, 665 N. Freeway
   Tucson, AZ 85745

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Feb. 12 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Open to the public, no charge.

Contact:  mzexpos@gmail.com

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

Retail and wholesale, with vendors specializing in minerals and fossils.

 

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February 3–6, 2017  16th Annual Westward Look Mineral Show

Where:  245 E. Ina Rd.
TUCSON, AZ 85704

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm, except on the final day, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Dave Waisman at SVLDave@aol.com or 509-458-2331

Website:  www.westwardminerals.com

Thirty-six international dealers of the finest mineral specimens.

 

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February 9–12, 2017  63rd Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (the Main Show) "Mineral Treasures of the Midwest"

Sponsor:  Tucson Gem & Mineral Society.

Venue:  Tucson Convention Center; 260 South Church Avenue
TUCSON, AZ 85701

Hours:  Thu thru Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission & Parking:  $10.00 for Adults, Children 13 and under Free with paying Adult (2-day ticket available for $22.00).

Contact:  tgms@tgms.org or 520-322-5773.

Website:  www.tgms.org/

250+ dealers. 

 

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Mon, February 27, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.  Free Admission and ample Parking.  Public Welcome.

SDMG vice president Jim Parrish will host the annual Show and Tell meeting.  This is the best meeting of the year, because this is the meeting where "you" are presenting the topic with your specimens obtained from the 2017 shows in Quartzsite and Tucson.

Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  ARCADIA, CA – Monrovia Rockhounds 56th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Los Angeles County Arboretum (Ayers Hall)
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91017; 1 block south of I-210, Foothill Fwy

Hours:  Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Admission:  included in Arboretum Entrance Fee. Adults $9.00; Seniors and Students $6.00; Children 5-12 $4.00. Parking is $5.00.

Contact:  Joann Ritchie, joannaritchey@gmail.com.

Website:  www.moroks.com

Vendors selling gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, beads, findings. Club members will crack geodes, identify rocks in our famous Grab Bags and operate the Treasure Wheel, where everybody wins.  Visitors can pick out fossils at the Dino Dig and Fossil Find.  Grand Prize Raffle on Sunday. FREE hourly drawings for prizes.

 

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Sat & Sun, March 4–5, 2017  VENTURA, CA – Ventura Mineral & Gem Society 55th Annual Show

Venue:  Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Admission:  Free. Parking is $5.00.

Contact:  Show Chair at info@VGMS.org or 805-312-8467.

Website:  www.vgms.org

Exhibits of minerals, fossils and lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts and jewelry making; raffle and silent auctions; a "Country Store" white elephant sale and plant sale; kids' activities. A Southern California tradition for 55 years!.

 

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Fri, March 10, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.  Free Admission and ample Parking.  Public Welcome.

Speaker TBA.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, March 10–12, 2017  VICTORVILLE, CA – 41st Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

Sponsor:  Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Address:  Stoddard Wells Rd. near I15  Get Directions »

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  760-243-2330.

Website:  vvgmc.org/tailgate.html

Dealers:  All Vendor spaces are FREE on a first come basis.

Saturday FAMILY Field Trip: Tri-Colored Marble  9:00am – 1:00pm
Contact: Jim Fosse, Wagon Master, info@vvgmc.org.

Handcrafted and Faceted Jewelry, Slabs and Cabs, Findings and Equipment, Minerals and Fossils and TONS of Rough Material.  Restrooms, drycamping, food, snacks and drinks, prizes and Rocks, Rocks and More Rocks.

 

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Sat & Sun, March 11–12, 2017  SAN MARINO, CA – 2017 Pasadena Lapidary Show

Venue:  San Marino Masonic Hall
3130 Huntington Drive, San Marino CA 91108

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Admission:  included in Arboretum Entrance Fee. Adults $9.00; Seniors and Students $7.00; Children 5-12 $4.00. Parking is $5.00.

Contact:  Marcia Goetz at joenmar1@verizon.net or 626-260-7239.

Website:  www.pasadenalapidarysociety.org/Annual_Show.html

62nd Annual Tournament of Gems will feature exhibits, demonstrations, and dealers. There will be faceted gems, jewelry, minerals, beads, kids' games; grab bags, silent auction, free hourly door prize drawing, and raffle prizes.

 

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Saturday, March 18, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – 83rd Annual Banquet

Venue:  Soledad Club
5050 Soledad Rd, San Diego, CA 92109

website details »

The venue for our anniversary dinner banquet overlooks beautiful Mission Bay. It promises to be a glittering evening – literally – with Dona and Wayne Leicht, proprietors of Kristalle, set to be our honored guest speakers. The Leichts are world-renowned purveyors of fine minerals and gold specimens, so we are delighted that they will make a presentation showcasing some of the extraordinary crystallized Gold specimens from the collection (past and present) at Kristalle.

 

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Sat, March 25, 2017  SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Update on Pearl Types, Qualities, Sources, Treatments and Jewelry Styles
   by Renee Newman

Co-sponsored by:  Bead Society of Orange County

Venue:  Bowers Museum, Kershaw Auditorium
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  11:00 am to noon

Admission:  Free lecture.

Website:  Bowers Museumand www.beadsocietyoc.org/

Many new types of pearls have been introduced to the market in the past fifteen years. Besides discussing and illustrating these pearls, Renee will also provide basic tips on detecting imitations and different pearl treatment.

 

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April 8, 2017  CARLSBAD, CA – Fourteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Sapphire

Venue:  GIA World Headquarters and The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Registration :  Open to ALL now.

Registration Fee:  $95.00/person thru March 21; $105.00 from March 22 through April 2 or until tickets are sold out.  Includes box lunch and one copy of the printed proceeedings, no on-site registration.

Online Registration:  14th Annual Sinkankas Symposium at EventBrite (online registration only)

Website:  www.sinkankassymposium.net

The 14th Annual Sinkankas Symposium will feature 12 presentations on Sapphire.  Robert Weldon will emcee the event.

Visit the official website for updates: www.sinkankassymposium.net

 

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