CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

JANUARY 2015 Calendar

JANUARY 2015 MEETINGS & EVENTS

Winter session classes at SDMG resume January 5.

Mon, January 19, 7:00pm  SDMG Board Meeting  SDMG Building

Fri, January 23   Quartzsite, CA – ALAA Meeting

Sat, January 24   Santa Ana, CA – Lecture: Beyond the Bead –
Jewelry Personalized with Lapidary,
by Jewelry Designer Charlene Aspray

Sat, January 24   Santa Ana, CA – BSOC Jewelry Workshop:
Lantern Shaped Earrings,
by Sandy Hefnider

Sun, January 25   Quartzsite, CA – ALAA Third Annual Clean-Up

Fri & Sat, January 30–31  Redlands, CA – 50th Pacific Micromount Conference

 

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

January 1 – February 28, 2015  Quartzsite, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

January 2–11, 2015  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 16–25, 2015  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells 37th Annual Sell-A-Rama

Fri, Sat & Sun, January 16–18  Del Mar, CA – Gem Faire

January 21–25  Quartzsite, AZ – QIA Annual POWWOW Rock & Gem Show

Thu, January 22, 2015  Quartzsite, CA – Ye Old Timer Auction

January 30 – February 8, 2015  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair

SPOTLIGHT ON TUCSON 2015

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

January 29 – February 15  Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show (Eons Expos)

January 30 – February 11  The Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

January 31 – February 15  Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: The World's Largest Treasure Hunt

January 31 – February 14  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

January 31 – February 15  Kino Gem & Mineral Show

January 30 – February 15  Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

February 6–9  Westward Look Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

February 12–15  61st Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (the Main Show)

 

Fri, February 13, 9:00am Borrego Springs, CA – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Lecture on Paleontology

February 13–22, 2015  Indio, CA – San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

Sat, February 14, 2015  Santa Ana, CA – Lecture: The Gold Throne of King Tutankhamun, by Dr. Nicholas Reeves

Fri, February 20, 7:00pm  SDMG Mineral Division Meeting, SDMG Building

Sat, February 28, 2015  Santa Ana, CA – BSOC Jewelry Workshop: Tumbling Blocks Necklace, by Judy Walker

Shows and events held thru February 2015 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
download a membership application » to receive the bulletin

 

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.

 

[+] back to index

January 2–11  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 16–25  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells 37th Annual Sell-A-Rama

100 W. Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346; S.W. corner Hwy 95 & I-10 Fwy

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Tyson Wells PO Box 60, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, 928-927-6364, tysonwells@tds.net

Website:  www.TysonWells.com

Wholesale and retail show featuring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, silver and goldsmithing, rocks, minerals, lapidary tools, equipment and supplies.

 

[+] back to index

Fri, Sat & Sun, January 16–18  DEL MAR, CA – Gem Faire

Venue:  Del Mar Fairgrounds/Bing Crosby Hall
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. ( 92014 )

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

Admission and Parking:  Adults and Students (12 and up) $7.00; Kids under 12 Free; Parking Free. 

Contact:  Yooy Nelson at 503-252-8300 or info@gemfaire.com

Website:  www.gemfaire.com

Two for One Internet Coupon

Wholesale and retail show featuring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals, exhibitors, on-site jewelry repair while you shop, hourly door prizes.

 

[+] back to index

January 21–25  QUARTZSITE, AZ – QIA Annual POWWOW Rock & Gem Show

235 E. Ironwood Street; north of I-10, between Exit 19 and Hwy. 95.

Hours:  7:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  928-927-6325, qiaarizona@gmail.com

Website:  www.qiaarizona.org/POWWOW-Show.html

This annual Show has vendors coming from all over the world. We have over 520 vendor display areas inside and outside the building in our huge parking lot area, plus three home-cooked meals are served daily.

 

[+] back to index

Sat, January 24, SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: Beyond the Bead – Jewelry Personalized with Lapidary

Presented by:  Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

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

Hours:  11:00 – noon

Admission:  Free

Website:  www.facebook.com/GossamerBijou www.bowers.org

Jewelry designer and Los Angeles native Charlene Aspray, discusses the vintage Italian materials and refined techniques she employs in her handmade crafts and designs.  Originally, her creations for Gossamer Bijou were delicate necklaces and earrings adorned with gemstones and small Italian glass beads.  Drawing inspiration from nature and its organic forms, Aspray is currently creating intricate pieces in silver, brass, copper and gold.

 

[+] back to index

Sat, January 24, SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Lantern Shaped Earrings

Presented by:  Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Venue:  Bowers Museum, John M. Lee Court
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  1:00–4:00pm

Registration:  $15 BSOC Members; $25 Non-BSOC members & Bowers Members.
    Reservations required; fee payable in advance to workshop instructor.

Materials kit:  $15. (small); $18. (large)

Instructor:  Sandy Hefnider, Art Jewelry Creations

Contact/Reservations:  rhefnider@hotmail.com

Website:  www.bowers.org

Learn how to create easy-to-stitch lantern-shaped earrings using a simple right angle weave technique and embellish it with crystal and seed beads.  Advance reservations required.   Contact instructor to register for workshop and for more information.

 

[+] back to index

Fri & Sat, January 30–31, REDLANDS, CA – 50th Pacific Micromount Conference

Presented by:  Mineralogical Society of Southern California

Venue:  San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands, CA 92374

Friday, Jan 30:
  3:00–6:00pm On-site Registration, greeting friends and microscope time, sales tables open
  6:00–7:00pm Famous POTLUCK BUFFET Dinner; Please bring an hors d'oeuvre, salad, hot dish, dessert, etc.
  7:00-8:00pm  Lecture by Georges Favreau, "The Thallium, Arsenic and Silver Minerals of Jas Roux in the French Alps — a Getchell-like Assemblage"

Saturday, Jan 31:
  8:00–9:00am Doors Open, On-site Registration, microscope set-up, filling "GIVE-AWAY" and sales tables, greeting friends
  10:00am Welcome, Introductions and Special Announcements
  10:15am  Lecture by Joe Marty, "Minerals of the Blue Lizard Mine and other Western Localities"
  noon  Lunch served at museum (no cost).
  1:30pm  Verbal auction followed by silent auction of member donated materials
  3:10pm  Lecture by Paul Adams, "Some Other Mineral Localities in Inyo County, CA"
  6:00pm  Buffet dinner served at Museum, $5.00 (advance reservations required).

Sunday, February 1: Field Trip (destination TBD)

Registration:  $15 before conference; $20 at the door.
Please provide the names and home towns of all members of your party. In addition to Conference registration, reservations required for Saturday buffet dinner.

Registration/Reservations: Robert Housley
  210 S. Catalina Ave. #3
  Pasadena CA 91106
  Phone 626-449-6454

[+] back to index

January 30 – February 8  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells Art & Craft Fair

100 W. Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346; S.W. corner Hwy 95 & I-10 Fwy

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Tyson Wells PO Box 60, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, 928-927-6364, tysonwells@tds.net

Website:  www.TysonWells.com

 

[+] back to index

Tucson 2015

January 31 – February 15, 2015  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

 

[+] back to index

 

January 29, 2014 – February 15  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 – Guero Loco's Bubba-Que and Jozarelli's Italian Street Food.

 

[+] back to index

 

January 30 – February 11, 2015  Pueblo & 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.

 

[+] back to index

 

January 31 – February 14, 2015  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. 15 10:00am – 5:00pm.

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

Contact:  mzexpos@gmail.com.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

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

 

[+] back to index

January 31 – February 14, 2015  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. 15 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.

 

[+] back to index

January 31 – February 14, 2015  Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show (3)

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

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Feb. 15 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.

 

[+] back to index

January 31 – February 15, 2015  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 14 & 15 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.

 

[+] back to index

 

January 30 – February 15, 2015  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.

 

[+] back to index

 

February 6–9, 2015  13th 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 Dave@FineMineralShow.com or 509-458-2331

Website:  www.westwardminerals.com

Thirty-six international dealers of the finest mineral specimens.

 

[+] back to index

 

February 12–15  61st Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (the Main Show) "Minerals of Western Europe"

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 14 and under Free with paying Adult (2-day ticket available for $17.00).

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

Website:  www.tgms.org/show-2015/

250+ dealers.  Sneak peak of TGMS on Youtube

 

EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

Fri, February 13, BORREGO SPRINGS, CA – Lecture on Paleontology

Sponsor:  Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Paleontology Society

Venue:  Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) Visitor Center park map | driving directions
200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Time:  9:00 to noonish.

Admission:  Monthly Certification Class lectures are open to the public.

Contact:  Dr. Lyndon Murray, District Paleontologist at 760-767-4974 or anzaborregopaleo@gmail.com

Website:  www.anzaborregopaleo.org

 

The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest desert park in America.  Classes for the Paleontology Certification program began on November 7 and includes 160 hours of instruction.  Lectures on paleontology and geology, fossil curation and laboratory preparation workshops, and field surveys are held each Friday, November thru May – enrollment in the Certification program is not required to attend the lectures, and the public is welcome. 

[+] back to index

February 13–22, 2015  INDIO, CA – San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

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

Hours:  10:00am – 10:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Adults $8, Seniors $7, Students $6, Children (under 5) Free.

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

Indoor dealers, 108 showcases, jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, geodes, jewelry repair, lapidary demonstrations and geode cutting.

 

[+] back to index

Sat, February 14, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Lecture: The Gold Throne of King Tutankhamun
    Dr. Nicholas Reeves, Residential Scholar in the School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

Presented by:  American Research Center in Egypt, Orange County Chapter

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

Hours:  1:30–2:30pm

Admission:  Free

Website:  www.bowers.org

What little is known about the short life of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun is shrouded in mystery and intrigue, but even today the marvelous treasures found in the Boy King's tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter continue to animate excitement and interest.  Carter described the "Gold Throne" (Carter object no. 91) as "the most beautiful object ever found in Egypt."  Its beautiful back panel features a domestic scene of the king and his queen consort produced with faience (self-glazed ceramic), red-colored glass and carnelian inlays.  It is one of the best-known objects from Tutankhamun's tomb (KV62).  The scene decorating the backrest shows evidence of ancient alteration, which invites scrutiny about the nature and extent of these changes.

 

[+] back to index

Fri, February 20  San Diego, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The February meeting is our traditional "Show and Tell" event.  Bring the treasures you acquired in Quartzite or Tucson.  We want to see what you found and hear about your unique experiences visiting the many different shows this year.

 

[+] back to index

Sat, February 28, 2015 SANTA ANA, CA – Jewelry Workshop: Tumbling Blocks Necklace

Presented by:  Bead Society of Orange County (BSOC) at the Bowers Museum of Cultural Art

Venue:  Bowers Museum, John M. Lee Court
2002 N. Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Hours:  1:00–4:00pm

Registration:  $15 BSOC Members; $25 Non-BSOC members & Bowers Members.
    Reservations required; fee payable in advance to workshop instructor.

Materials kit:  $10.

Instructor:  Judy Walker, Art Jewelry Creations

Contact/Reservations:  judywalker@pobox.com

Website:  www.bowers.org

Using Delica cylinder beads, learn how to produce a beautiful necklace resembling the famous "Tumbling Blocks" quilt pattern.  Advance reservations required.   Contact instructor to register for workshop and for more information.

 

[+] back to index

— KOKOPELLI OPALS – NEW FEE DIGGING SITE —

(Hover over slides to pause)

 

 

[+] top

 

  Copyright © 2012–2015 San Diego Mineral & Gem Society, Inc. - All Rights Reserved