SDMG Calender of Events


DECEMBER 2017 Calendar of Events

December 2017 Calendar

Fri & Sat, December 1–2, 2017 – SDMG Open House at December Nights, SDMG Bldg., Balboa Park

December 2017 – No SDMG Board Meeting. Come to the Christmas Potluck instead.

December 2017 – No SDMG General Meeting. Come to the Christmas Potluck instead.

Mon, December 18, 2017 – SDMG Christmas Potluck & Ornament Contest, Rm 101, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park

Mon, January 15, 2018 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, January 22, 2018 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through January 2018 appear in
The Pegmatite (December 2017)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Sat & Sun, December 2–3  Barstow, CA – 43rd Annual Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society Show

Mon, December 4, 2017  GSSD Meeting/Holiday Party & Silent Auction,  7:00pm, SDMG Building

Sat & Sun, December 9–10  Rialto, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show


Events on the Horizon


Sat April 18, 2018  Carlsbad, CA – Fifteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Tanzanite and Tsavorite


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


Sat & Sun, December 2–3, 2017  BARSTOW, CA – 43rd Annual Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society Show

Presented by:  Mojave Desert Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Cora Harper Community Center
841 S. Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 (I-15 north of Barstow Road)

Hours:  Sat and Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free


Demonstrations, 40+ displays, educational exhibits, great food, gem amd mineral dealers, gifts for all ages, jewelry galore, kids' activities include grab bags and spin-the-wheel, lapidary arts and crafts, Silent Auction and Raffles. Proceeds go to local Scholarship.


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Mon, December 4, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The December meeting will be the Annual Holiday Party & Silent Auction. Anyone may bring in gem related items to include in the auction. The society receives 10% of the value of items sold. Also featured will be guest speaker Gerry "Gem Guru" Alvarado, who is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and gem dealer. He will make a presentation on danburite and other colorless gemstones.

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Sat & Sun, December 9–10  RIALTO, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

Sponsor:  Orange Belt Mineralogical Society (OBMS)

Venue:  105 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto CA 92376
Across the street from Rialto City Hall.   Corner of 1st St. and Palm Ave.

Hours:  9:00am to dusk

Admission:  Free

Contact:  Jessica Pearson at 909-887-5507 or


Fossils, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, and crafts. Petrified Wood, Agates, Opals and more.


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Sat, April 14, 2018  CARLSBAD, CA – Fifteenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Tanzanite & Tsavorite


The 15th Annual Sinkankas Symposium, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Tanzanite. The all day event will convene at the GIA worldwide headquarters and Robert Mouawad Campus in Carlsbad, California, which has been the venue for the previous fourteen events.

Stay tuned to the official website for updates in late Fall of 2017 at:


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