CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

NOVEMBER 2014 Calendar

NOVEMBER 2014 MEETINGS & EVENTS

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DECEMBER 2014 Calendar

DECEMBER 2014 MEETINGS & EVENTS

GSSD General Meeting  Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00pm, SDMG Building

SDMG Open House: Christmas on the Prado Fri & Sat, December 5–6  Balboa Park, CA

SDMG Annual Christmas Potluck Mon, December 15  Balboa Park, CA

 

 

 

On the Go… To a Show

Sat & Sun, November 22 – 23  Warner Springs, CA – Richard Mueller's weekend field trip to the Donna Claim

Sat & Sun, December 6–7  Lakeside, CA – El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock and Gem Round-up

Thu thru Sun, December 11–14  San Bernardino, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

Fri, December 12, Borrego Springs, CA – Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Lecture on Paleontology

Fri, Sat & Sun, December 12–14  Costa Mesa, CA – Gem Faire

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

Shows and events held in November and December 2014 are listed in
The Pocket Pegmatite
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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, Sat & Sun, January 17–19  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

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

 

 

Mon, December 1, SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

Instead of the regular general meeting, GSSD celebrates the season with its annual Holiday party and Auction.

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Sat & Sun, November 22–23 WARNER SPRINGS, CA – weekend field trip to the Donna Claim

Trip Leader:  Richard Mueller*

RSVP:  By 2:00pm Friday, November 21 – let Richard know if you will be going for just Saturday or will camp over and how many.  Richard will be camping in a tent.

Contact:  Richard at 619-445-0800 or Donna Claim field trip

Location:  enter lat/long coordinates N 33.33474 W 116.64120 http://mapper.acme.com/

Directions: The turnoff to the Lost Valley Road is 1.8 miles west of Warner Springs on 79.  Then right and then 5 miles north on the left is a large area to park and this is the Donna Claim.  About 2 1/2 miles past the Cryo-Genie mine on the same road.  This is the same road that will take you to Indian Flats Camp ground.  Richard hopes to be there by 9:00 AM Saturday

Materials:  Beryl and quartz points

Bring: Drinks, water, food, digging tools, screens, the proper attire for weather, camping gear and conversation.

Dig in the day and stargaze at night.  (*this is not a SDMG-sponsored field trip)

 

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Fri & Sat, December 5–6  BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO, CA – December Nights:  Christmas on the Prado

Times:   Fri 3:00–11:00pm and Sat, Dec. 7, noon – 11:00pm

Venue:  Balboa Park

Admission and Parking:  Free

Website:  www.balboapark.org/decembernights

This annual holiday celebration is the largest free community festival in San Diego.  Participating museums open their doors free of charge between 5:00 and 9:00pm.  Activities include live musical and dance performances, the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California, gift shopping at the museum stores and artisan studios of Spanish Village, foods from around the world under the banner of the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages.  SDMG will be open to the public for people to walk in and have a look around.  For the members who volunteer, it's an opportunity for free class time, and we have our own potluck dinner and snack area where we share goodies among the volunteers.  SDMG has exhibit cases, demonstrations, plus it's a great time to educate visitors about rocks and introduce new enthusiasts to the Society.

 

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Sat & Sun, December 6–7  LAKESIDE, CA – Rock and Gem Round-up

Presented by:  El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040

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

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Mary Ness at 619-449-0759 or ecvgms@gmail.com

This show is fun for the whole family and a great place to do your holiday shopping.  It features inside and outside vendors featuring rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, slabs, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies and crafts, and also kids' activities, raffle, gem-mineral identification, food booths.

 

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Fri, December 12, 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 thru Sun, December 12–14  SAN BERNARDINO, CA – OBMS Tailgate & Craft Show

Sponsor:  Orange Belt Mineralogical Society (OBMS)

Venue:  105 S. Palm Avenue, Rialto CA 92376
Across the street from Rialto City Hall.   Corner of 1st St. and Palm Ave.

Contact:  Ken Gard at 909-381-0089 kengard@roadrunner.com

Website:  obmsrocks.yolasite.com/tailgate-show.php

Fossils, gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, crafts, petrified wood, agates, opals and more.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, December 12–14  COSTA MESA, CA – Gem Faire

Venue:  OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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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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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EVENTS ON THE HORIZON…

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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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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