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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
JUNE 2018

June 2018 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

SDMG meetings and bulletin are on hiatus in July and August. Some summer classes are in session.

Mon, Sept 10, 2018 – SDMG Fall Classes Start, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, Sept 17, 2018 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, Sept 24, 2018 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through September 2018 appear in
The Pegmatite (June 2018)
download a membership application » to receive the bulletin

II. On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

October 13, 2017 through October 10, 2018  San Diego, CA – GIA Museum [exhibition]
Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India

Sat, August 18, 2018  – Registration Deadline
Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society Vendor Dinner and CFMS Awards Banquet

Sat and Sun, August 18–19, 2018  TEHACHAPI, CA – Tehachapi Valley Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Show

September 7–15, 2018  – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Fall Show

September 8–16, 2018  – Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, Gem & Jewelry Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, September 14–16, 2018  – Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show – Minerals of Mexico

Fri, September 14, 2018  CHICO, CA – Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society Vendor Dinner

Sat, September 15, 2017  CHICO, CA – CFMS Awards Banquet

Sat & Sun, September 15–16, 2018  CHICO, CA – FRLMS Rock Gem & Jewelry Show
and 79th Annual CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention

 

I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows

 

October 13, 2017 through October 10, 2018  CARLSBAD, CA– Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India [exhibition]

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

Admission and Parking:  FREE.

Reservations required:  +1 800-421-7250, ext. 4116. Call ahead at least 24 hours, no walk-ins.

Website:  www.gia.edu/gia-museum-exhibit-centuries-opulence-jewels-india

An exquisite collection of historical jewelry and ornamental objects from India is on display at the GIA Museum. Fifty objects from a private collection which have never been exhibited previously in public are featured. Read about the historical context for the creation of these stunning jeweled objects spanning 300 years in an article by editor emeritus Alice Keller and Museum Curator Dr. Terri Ottaway at: www.gia.edu/jewels-of-india .

 

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Sat, August 18  CHICO, CA – Registration Deadline:
FRLMS Vendors' Dinner and CFMS Awards Banquet

Hosted by:  FRLMS and CFMS

Dinner Venue:  Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
   2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928, Commercial Building

Dinner Date/Time:  Fri, Sept 14, 3:30pm

Dinner Cost:  Free (limited to the first 75 CFMS members who sign up).

Banquet Venue:  Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
   2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928, Harvest Hall Room

Banquet Date/Time:  Sat, Sept 15, noon

Banquet Cost:  $15/person.

Dinner and Banquet Registration:  www.cfmsinc.org/shows/ShowForms/2018AdvanceRegistration_FeatherRiver.pdf

Contact:  Jennifer Haley 707-332-3032 or ladybuglane@napablogger.com

Website:  featherriverrocks.org

CFMS Flyer:  www.cfmsinc.org/shows/ShowForms/2018FeatherRiverShowPoster.pdf

 

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Sat and Sun, August 18–19  TEHACHAPI, CA – TVGMS Annual Show

Sponsor:  Tehachapi Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Tehachapi Senior Citizen Center
500 East F Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561

Hours:  9:00am–5:00pm daily (tentative)

Admission and Parking:  Free

Contact:  Chuck Overall, 661-821-4650 or luckydog5433@aol.com
OR Ronald Myrick, 661-972-1117 or tehachapivgms@outlook.com

Website:  www.tvgms.org

Very rare and hard-to-find material to common rough, slabs, cut and finished, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, cabochons, jewelry, raffle. Approximately 20 vendors, spinning wheel with great prizes, Mountain Fest.

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September 8–16, 2017  DENVER, CO – Denver Shows: Coliseum, National Western Complex & Stadium

Venue: Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt Street, Denver, 80216
National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street, Denver, 80216

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Website:  www.coliseumshow.com

There are 5 distinct shows, each with a different focus and feel:

  • Coliseum Show: Both levels of the Denver Coliseum + tents — fossils, minerals, gems and jewelry
  • Stadium Show: Stadium + Level 1 of the NWC + courtyard tents — larger dealers in A/C comfort
  • Denver Expo Gem Show: Level 2 of the NWC — primarily large volume wholesale
  • Denver Mineral Show: Level 3 of the NWC — a quiet intimate space limited to better minerals, fossils and gems
  • Miner's Co-Op Show: ground level of the NWC — direct from the friendly miner / prospector

Together, these five shows are the Denver Show where everyone can buy fine mineral specimens, fossils, dinosaurs, gems, gemstones, lapidary, cabochons, artisan and antique jewelry, beads, crystals, meteorites, metaphysical, gold, silver, turquoise, Native American items, interior decor, metal art, miner's rough, tools, supplies, and so much, MUCH more! Dealers have reserved 137 booths as of July 7.

 

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September 7–15, 2018  DENVER, CO – Colorado Mineral and Fossil Fall Show 2018

Sponsor:  Rocky Mountain Gem and Mineral CO-OP

Venue:  Crowne Plaza DIA (Denver Airport/Convention Center) (formerly Ramada Plaza Hotel)
15500 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80239

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Sat, 9/15, 10:am – 4:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free admission and parking.  Free shuttle bus between hotel and airport.

Website:  www.ColoradoMineralandFossilShows.com

Over 30 wholesale dealers from almost every country, over 20 meteorite amd moldavite dealers, and supplies (e.g., stands, equipment, tools, and more). Affordable prices for mineral collectors looking for that special mineral, and affordable prices for the beginners who are just starting to collect. Top fossil dealers from around the world. Fossils for all budgets. Looking for that special gemstone, cabs, or rough to design your own jewelry?

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, September 14–16, 2018  DENVER, CO – Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Denver Mart Expo Hall
451 E 58th Ave, Denver, 80216 (I-25 at Exit 215)

Hours:  Fri 9:00am – 6:00pm; Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Adults $7.00; Teens (13-19) and Seniors (65+) $4.00; Kids under 13 free w/ Adult;
Parking at the Mart is free, but the lot fills up fast.

Website:  www.denvermineralshow.com

This year's theme is Minerals of Mexico.

 

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Fri, September 14  CHICO, CA
FRLMS Vendor Dinner

Hosted by:  Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society

Venue:  Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
   2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928, Commercial Building

Time:  3:30pm

Pre-registration deadline:  Sat, August 18 (see details above)

 

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Sat, September 15  CHICO, CA
CFMS Awards Banquet

Hosted by:  California Federation of Mineralogical Societies, Inc.

Venue:  Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
   2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928, Harvest Hall Room

Time:  noon

Pre-registration deadline:  Sat, August 18 (see details above)

 

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Sat and Sun, September 15–16  CHICO, CA
FRLMS Rock Gem & Jewelry Show
and 79th Annual CFMS-AFMS Show & Convention

Hosted by:  Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society

Venue:  Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
   2357 Fair Street, Chico, CA 95928

Hours:  Sat 9:30am – 5:00pm; Sun 9:30am – 4:00pm

Admission:  Adults $4; Under 16 Free.

Fairgrounds Parking:  $5.00/car

Contact:  John Scott, 530-321-6331 or jweazel@sbcglobal.net

Website:  featherriverrocks.org and www.cfmsinc.org/shows/cfmsshow.htm

CFMS Flyer:  www.cfmsinc.org/shows/ShowForms/2018FeatherRiverShowPoster.pdf

Jade, opal, rough rock, crystals, fossils, minerals, jewelry, and beads, demonstrations in wire wrapping, jewelry making, rock carving and painting, and geode cutting, display cases, kids' wheel of fortune, treasure hunt, grab bags, fossilized shark tooth necklace for the first 250 kids both days.

 

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