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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

OCTOBER 2017 Calendar of Events

October 2017 Calendar

Fri, October 13, 2017 – SDMG Mineral Division, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, October 16, 2017 – Gem Diego Show Committee Meeting, 6pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, October 16, 2017 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, October 23, 2017 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held October through November 2017 will appear in
The Pegmatite (September 2017)
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Wed thru Sun, Oct 4 – 8, 2017  Joshua Tree, CA – 42nd Annual Gem, Mineral & Craft Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, October 6–8, 2017  Big Sur, CA – Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Sat & Sun, October 7–8, 2017  Boron, CA – Mojave Mineralogical Society Annual Show

Sat & Sun, October 7–8, 2017  Vista, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Sun, October 8, 2017  Fallbrook, CA – Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

Sat & Sun, October 14–15, 2017  Trona, CA – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society 75th Annual Gem-O-Rama

Sat & Sun, October 21–22, 2017  Whittier, CA – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society 68th Annual Treasures of Rockhounding

Sat & Sun, November 4–5, 2017  San Diego, CA – 2017 Gem Diego Show

Mon, November 6, 2017  GSSD General Meeting,  7:00pm, SDMG Building

 

Events on the Horizon

 

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

 

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

 

Wed thru Sun, October 4–8, 2017  JOSHUA TREE, CA – 42nd Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:   Hi-Desert Rockhounds/JT Sportsman's Club

Venue:  Sportsman's Club
6225 Sunburst St., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Hours:  opens daily at 9:00AM

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  760-366-2915 or jtsportsmans@ymail.com

Website:  www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html
   download the PDF flyer at: www.jtsportsmansclub.com/ShowFlyerFall2017.pdf

Over 60 Dealers featuring rocks, minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, beads, lapidary supplies and items, mining equipment, gemstone rough, findings, geodes, slabs, meteorites, crystals, carvings, jewelry boxes, New Age items, gifts, collectibles, books, tools and more! Free rock and mineral identification, free rocks for Kids, learn techniques of gold panning on Saturday.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, October 6–8, 2017  BIG SUR, CA – Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Venue:  Pacific Valley School
69325 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920-9612 (across from Sanddollar Beach)

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

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Kirk Brock, 831-402-1143

Website:  www.bigsurjadefest.com

The Big Sur Jade Festival features jade and other lapidary arts by artists from the US, Canada and New Zealand.  Vendor art, lectures, demonstrations, fine food and three days of live entertainment.

 

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Sat and Sun, Oct 7–8, 2017  BORON, CA – Mojave Mineralogical Society Annual Show

Venue:  Boron Recreation Park
26998 John St., Boron, CA 93516

Hours:  Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sun 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Bruce Davies, 760-338-8829 or daviesb@yahoo.com

Website:  www.facebook.com/groups/MojaveMineralogicalSociety

 

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Sat and Sun, Oct 7–8, 2017  VISTA, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Venue:  Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083

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

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Kelly Hickman, 760-639-0447 or kellyahickman@hotmail.com

 

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Sun, October 8, 2017  FALLBROOK, CA – Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Facility
123 West Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Janice Bricker, 760-728-1130 or fgms@sbcglobal.net

Website:  www.fgms.org

 

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Fri, October 13, 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.

The October Mineral meeting will be a book review and discussion of Mineral Collections in California, edited by Wendell E. Wilson. The special edition volume was published as a supplement to to the July-August 2017 issue of Mineralogical Record,   Please bring your gem-minerals for discussion and treats to share. The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

 

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Sat and Sun, October 14–15, 2017  TRONA, CA – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society 75th Gem-O-Rama 2017

Venue:  SLG&MS Lapidary and Show Building
13337 Main St., Searles Valley, CA 93562 (corner of Main and Trona Rd.)

Hours:  Sat 7:30am – 5:00pm, Sun 7:30am – 4:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Jim or Bonnie Fairchild, 760-372-5356 or slgms@iwvisp.com

Website:  www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/FLYER.htm (includes accommodations listings)

Collect Searles Lake saline minerals (by permission of Searles Valley minerals), purchase premium Searles Lake pink halite, 20 dealers, 50 exhibits, geode cutting and sales, demonstrations, snacks & drinks, prizes, Old Guest House Museum, Trona's History House.  Pancake breakfast at Trona Community Church on Sat, 6–10, and on Sun, 6–9.

FIELD TRIPS –  (you drive your own car )

Dealers Special Pink Halite – Fri, 2–6:30pm (reservations may be required)

Registration (required):  7:30–9:00am and 1:30–2:30pm

Searles Dry Lake – 2.5 hour trips on Sat and 4.5 hours on Sun
Mud Trip – Sat Only – Departs ONLY at 9:00am – Cluster and barrel hanksite, trona, borax – $15 per car
Blow Hole – Sat Only – Departs ONLY at 2:30pm – Hanksite, halite, borax, sulfohalite – dry surface – $15 per car
Pink Halite – Sun Only – Departs ONLY at 9am – In brine, beneath hard salt – $20 per car
Pinnacles National Natural Landmark – self-guided (get information at show) – FREE
Searles Valley Minerals' Plants – Sat only: 10:40am, 11:25am, 12:10pm, 12:55 and 1:40pm – in bus – FREE

 

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Sat and Sun, October 21–22, 2016  WHITTIER, CA – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society's 68th Annual Treasures of Rockhounding

Venue:  Whittier Community Center
7630 Washington Ave., Whittier, CA 90606 (corner of Mar Vista and Washington)

Hours:  10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Frank Winn, 626-239-5457 or rkhndfw@gmail.com

Website:  wgmsca.com/show/show.html

Vendors selling minerals, jewelry, gems and collectibles, also display cases, demonstrators, children's activities, silent auction and raffle.

 

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Mon, October 23, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Members of Southwest Prospectors & Miners Association (SPMA) will be demonstrating GOLD PANNING. They are going to show the techniques for minimizing loss of the precious metal while panning and share tips on how to identify likely prospecting sites in the field.  The members will have bags for sale that contain gold-bearing sand to pan out at the meeting. 

SPMA's history is closely intertwined with that of SDMG dating back to our founding in 1934, so we are pleased to welcome them back to their former home at the SDMG building.  Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

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Mon, November 6, 2017  SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Guest speaker Bill Vance is a writer, lecturer, master stone cutter, Graduate Gemologist and a world traveler. He can be found exhibiting at over 35 Gem, Mineral and Jewelry shows a year, including SDMG's Gem Diego Show, held in November every year, and the world's largest show, held in Tucson, Arizona. Bill will make a presentation on color change and fluorescent Magnesio Axinite from the Tanzanite D-block in Tanzania.

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

 

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

Website:  www.mdgms.net

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

Website:  www.sinkankassymposium.net

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: www.sinkankassymposium.net

 

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