EVENTS (Upcoming)









SDMG Calender of Events


Meetings & Events

Updated November 17, 2020 – We are closely monitoring public health updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and following all current guidelines consistent with State, local and Balboa Park directives. Some venues in Balboa Park have been opened, with restrictions. However, policies affecting activities at the SDMG building may change with little or no notice, so if you ar thinking of planning a visit, be sure to call first (619-239-8812).

At this writing, Meetings and Classes at the SDMG building are suspended through the end of 2020. Likewise, SDMG's Annual Open House at December Nights (aka Christmas on the Prado) and our Christmas Potluck will not be held this year. Bah Humbug, but let's be safe this holiday season and look forward to coming together in 2021.



  • ALL SDMG Classes Suspended -- the Workshop is CLOSED The library is also closed.
  • NO SDMG General Meeting in November or December
  • NO Southwestern Miners and Prospectors Association board meetings in November or December
  • NO GSSD Meeting in November or December
  • Fri and Sat, Dec 4–5, 2020  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG's Open House at Balboa Park's December Nights (aka Christmas on the Prado). CANCELLED
  • Mon, Dec 21, 2020  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG's Annual Christmas Potluck & Ornament Contest. CANCELLED


Shows and events held through the end of 2020 appear in
The Pegmatite (November-December 2020). (FYI: most events are cancelled.)
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Previously Scheduled Events & Shows – CANCELLED


  • Nov 13–15 LLD Productions – West Coast Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show (Fall), Costa Mesa, CA
  • Nov 21–22 American Opal Society – 53rd Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show, Anaheim, CA
  • Jan 8 – 10, 2021 Flagg Mineral Foundation – 2021 Gem and Mineral Show, Phoenix, AZ


Events & Shows 2021


Quartzsite (AZ 85346)
JANUARY 16TH-24TH, 2021
700 S. Central Blvd
Quartzsite, AZ, 85346
9:00am-5:00pm (3pm closing day)


The main show has been cancelled by TGMS,
but many of the satellite shows are a go!
Other Shows TBD: Be sure to check show websites frequently.
See a list of Shows with quick lines below.


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