CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

DECEMBER 2014 Calendar

DECEMBER 2014 MEETINGS & EVENTS

No SDMG classes December 22 thru January 4, 2015.
Winter session resumes January 5.

 

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, December 19–21  San Diego, CA – Gem Faire

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

Fri, January 9, 2015, Borrego Springs, CA – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Lecture on Paleontology

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

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

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

Fri, January 23, 2015  Quartzsite, CA – ALAA Meeting

Sun, January 25, 2015  Quartzsite, CA – ALAA Third Annual Clean-Up

Shows and events held thru January 2015 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
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January 29 – February 15, 2015  Tucson, CA – Eons Expos Show

Fri & Sat, January 30–31, 2015  Redlands, CA – 50th Pacific Micromount Conference

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

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

 

Fri, Sat & Sun, December 19–21  SAN DIEGO, CA – Gem Faire

Venue:  Scottish Rite Center
1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego, CA 92108

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.

 

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

100 W. Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346

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.

 

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Fri, January 9, 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. 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

January 29 – February 15, 2015  TUCSON, AZ – Eons Expos

22nd Street Mega-Tent at 600 W. 22nd Street

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Heather Grana, 235 First Street, Keyport, NJ 07735; Heather@EonsExpos.com

Website:  www.EonsExpos.com

Wholesale and retail show; meet meet the cast of the TV show "Prospectors," who will be at the show selling their finds.

 

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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

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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.

 

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