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Sept 16–20

Colorado Mineral
& Fossil Show
Denver, CO
Ramada Plaza
Denver Central
Rm #109 4849 Bannock St.

Wed–Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 5pm

Sept 25–27

Jacksonville
Gem & Mineral Societies
Annual Show
Jacksonville, FL
Morocco Temple
3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.

Fri 10am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 5pm

Oct 3–4

Vista Gem & Mineral
Society Fall Show
Vista, CA
Antique Gas
& Steam Engine Museum
2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.

Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 10am – 4pm

Oct 11

Fallbrook Gem
& Mineral Societies
2015 Fall Festival
Fallbrook, CA
123 West Alvarado St.

Sun 9am – 4pm

Facet Rough
Cabbing Rough
Jewelry
Mineral Specimens

www.johngarsow.com

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

SEPTEMBER 2015 Calendar

September 2015 Calendar

Some Summer Classes in session. (Contact your instructor about availabilty.)

Fri, September 11  – SDMG General Meeting

Mon, September 14  – Fall Classes start

Mon, September 21  – SDMG Board Meeting

Sat, September 19  – Junior Division Classes start

Mon, October 5  – GSSD General Meeting, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held thru the summer 2015 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
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On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

 

September 12–20  – 2015 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

September 13–20  – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show

September 18–20  – 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Sat and Sun, September 26–27 – Delvers Gem & Mineral Society, Downey, CA

Wed thru Sun, Sept 30– October 4  Joshua Tree, CA – 40th Annual Gem, Mineral & Craft Show

Sat & Sun, October 3–4  Vista, CA – Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Sat & Sun, October 3–4  Boron, CA – Mojave Mineralogical Society Annual Show

Mon, October 5, 7:00pm  GSSD General Meeting  SDMG Building

Fri, Sat & Sun, October 9–11  Big Sur, CA – 24th Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Fri thru Mon, Oct 9–12 – 2015 PLP/MMAC Oktoberfest Fundraiser, Randsburg, CA

Sat & Sun, October 10–11  Trona, CA – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society 74th Annual Gem-O-Rama

Sun, October 11  Fallbrook, CA – Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

Sat & Sun, October 17–18  Whittier, CA – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

 

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

 

Fri, September 11  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

The September meeting kicks off the new year with a "Show and Tell" theme, so bring all the wonderful finds you acquired on your summer treks to venues near or far.  Please bring treats to share at the General Meetings; the Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch.  Public is welcome.  Free admission and parking.

 

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September 12–20  DENVER, CO – 2015 Denver Coliseum Gem Show

Venue: Denver Coliseum
4600 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm, Sundays until 5:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Website:  www.coliseumshow.com/

See 250 booths inside the coliseum (both levels) and 100 tents outside.  Meet the cast of the hit TV show "Prospectors."

 

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September 13–20  DENVER, CO – Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show (Fall)

Venue:  Ramada Plaza Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn - Central Denver)
4849 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80216-1813

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday thru Saturday, 10:am – 5:00pm Sunday

Admission and Parking:  Free admission and parking.  Free shuttle bus to shows at the Denver Mart.

Website:  www.mzexpos.com

200 dealers from around the world.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, September 18–20  DENVER, CO – 48th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Denver Mart Expo Hall
451 E. 58th Avenue (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 $6.00; Teens and Seniors (65+) $4.00; Kids under 12 free w/ Adult.

Website:  www.denvermineralshow.com

This year's theme is Minerals of the American Southwest.  Special exhibits with over 140 dealers, featured presentations, competitive cases and non-competitive cases, plus scheduled events.

 

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September 26–27  DOWNEY, CA – Delvers Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Elks Lodge
11233 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90241

Hours:  Sat, 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sun, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Dale Hardwood 310-217-0551, or Nancy Bird at nancyjbird@verizon.net

 

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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

Wed thru Sun, September 30 – October 4  JOSHUA TREE, CA – 40th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

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

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

Hours:  Wed noon – 6:00pm; Thu thru Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Vendor contract/reservation form

Vendor's dinner & Silent Auction: Saturday night, one ticket $15 or two tickets for $25.

Contact:  760-366-2915 or jtsportsmans@ymail.com; or Judy Thompson at 760-902-5340

Website:  www.jtsportsmansclub.com/gem.html
   download the PDF flyer at: www.jtsportsmansclub.com/ShowFlyer2015.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!

 

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Sat and Sun, Oct 3–4  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:  Ray Pearce, 760-535-5524 or raysrocks@cox.net

Jewelry, minerals and fossils; Kids' wheel; sand dig for tumbled stones; raffle.

Website:  http://goo.gl/DKMda6 (Facebook short url)

 

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Sat and Sun, Oct 3–4  BORON, CA – Mojave Mineralogical Society Annual Show

Venue:  Boron Park
12000 Boron Ave., Boron, CA 93516

Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm daily.

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Steve Breckenridge, 760-559-0872 or rock5b@starband.net

 

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Mon, October 5, SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

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October 9–12  RANDSBURG, CA – 2015 PLP/MMAC Oktoberfest Fundraiser

Sponsors:  Public Lands for the People (PLP), (Minerals & Mining Advisory Council (MMAC), Sleepy Bear Mining and American Prospector Treasure Seeker

Venue:  Sleepy Bear Mine
Randsburg, CA

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm Friday thru Monday, 10:am – 5:00pm Sunday

Registration/donations:  Adults 18 and over $50.00, Children 17 and under $10.00.  Advanced registration required.  No walk-ins, no refunds.

How to register/donate:  2015 Oktoberfest RSVP Online (Major credit cards or Paypal accepted via Paypal or
   visit us at the American Prospector Treasure Seeker store
   28900 Old Town Front St #101, Temecula, Ca 92590

Problems with Registration? Contact:  American Prospector Treasure Seeker at 951-676-2555.

Volunteers and Sponsors needed! Contact:  Jim at 951-676-2555.

Website:  aptsgold.com/Drywashing-Gold.html and details at: aptsgold.com/oktoberfest.html

This event marks PLP's 25th anniversary and honors PLP founder and mining rights legend Jerry Hobbs.  Family friendly event is open to all outdoor enthusiasts and non-miners are also welcome for gold prospecting, metal detecting, hiking, off-roading, dirt biking, camping, bottle collecting and relic hunting at an old dump site.  Prizes and give-aways include a 151S Dry Washer from Keene Engineering; Whites Sierra SST Super Trac Detector from PLP; Gold Cube from Mike Pung & Red Wilcox; Dry Concentrator from Mad Mining; 6.4 gram Gold Nugget from Miners Keepers; Pottery Pieces Teri Hudson Pottery; Gold detector (model TBD) from Whites Electronics; Gold Bug Pro detector from Fisher Electronics; Gold 'N' Sand Hand Dredge from Red Wilcox; Crystalline Gold Nugget from Mountain Man Mining; Gold and Quartz Specimens from John Howell; 122 Gram Campo del Cielo polished slab Meteorite from George Haymans; and several fantastic prizes from Minelab USA.

Event will include friendly competitions, Saturday night barbeque & potluck and Sunday morning breakfast, speakers/seminars and a community dig sponsored by Keene Engineering.  Gold prospectors will have a rare opportunity to search for gold on 400 acres of gold-bearing ground that has been off limits to the public.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, October 9–11  BIG SUR, CA – 24TH 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, October 10–11  TRONA, CA – Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society 74th Gem-O-Rama 2015

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, 21 dealers, 50 exhibits, geode cutting and sales, demonstrations, snacks & drinks, Pancake breakfast (Sat 6–10; Sun 6–9), prizes, Old Guest House Museum, Trona's History House.

FIELD TRIPS –  (you drive your own car )
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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Sun, October 11  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:  760-728-1130 or fgms@sbcglobal.net

Website:  www.fgms.org

 

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Fri, October 16, SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Mineral Division Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

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Sat and Sun, October 17–18  WHITTIER, CA – Whittier Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

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:  Marcia Goetz, 626-260-7239

Vendors selling minerals, jewelry, gems and collectibles; also display cases, demonstrators, silent auction and raffle.

 

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