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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

 

FEBRUARY 2023

February 2023 Calendar

Meetings & Events

Updated February 3, 2023 – Winter classes are in session. Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in San Diego County; however, students are asked to respect instructors' requests regarding social distancing and masking. All students must agree to abide by school rules and sign a waiver. If you have any questions, please speak with your instructor and/or email the SDMG president.

Only SDMG members in good standing may take classes, so if your membership has lapsed or you haven't signed up for 2022–2023, renew or sign-up via our web page now. Thank you.

 

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

Mon, February 20, 2023 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, February 27, 2023 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg

Shows and events held in February and March 2023 appear in
The Pegmatite on February 3, 2023.
Join the SDMG mailing list to receive regular e-Newsletters with a link to the bulletin

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

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Quartzsite 2023

January 1 – February 28, 2023  Quartzsite, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

January 2 – February 28, 2023  Quartzsite, AZ – Prospector's Panorama

February 10–12, 2023  Quartzsite, AZ – Gold, Treasure and Craft Show

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Tucson 2023

Details about all the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows can also be found at:
www.xpopress.com/showcase/profile/1/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase

Jan 26 Feb 12  Kino Gem & Mineral Show

Jan 26 thru Feb 12  Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show

Jan 26 Feb 7  The Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

Jan 27 Feb 12  Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

Jan 28 thru Feb 12  ; Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: The World's Largest Treasure Hunt

Jan 27 thru Feb 11  GIGM - Globex International Gem & Mineral Show – Three Shows:
(1) Quality Inn Gem Gem Mineral & Metaphysical Show
(2) Red Lion Inn & Suites Globex Gem & Mineral Show
(3) Motel 6 (Formerly the Howard Johnson Hotel)

January 27 thru Feb 11  RMGM Mineral & Fossil Show – Oracle Road

Feb 3–6  Westwood Look Show

Feb 9–12  68th Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (the Main Show)

 

February 23–26, 2023  Indio, CA – San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

Sat and Sun, March 4–5, 2023 – VENTURA, CA 60th Annual VGMS Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, March 10–12, 2023  VICTORVILLE, CA – 47th Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

 

I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows

 

 

January 1 – February 28, 2023  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:  9:00AM – 5:00PM daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  623-606-0053 or dgshowgrounds@gmail.com

Website:  desertgardensrockgemandmineralshow.com

Desert Gardens has hosted The Show more than 20 years. Bringing over 150 vendors from 15 countries and throughout the United States together to sell their products. Based on Xpo Press statistics, Desert Gardens is the 5th largest show in the world and the longest running.

 

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January 2 – February 28, 2023  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Prospector's Panorama

Tyson Wells Show Grounds
35 W. Kuehn Street, Quartzsite, AZ 85346

Hours:  9:00AM – 5:00PM daily.

Admission:  Free.

Contact:  520-889-1840 or info@prospectorspanorama.com

Website:  www.prospectorspanorama.com

Prospectors Panorama is our longest lasting annual show. In addition, we have four annual shows located throughout Arizona, with a showroom in Tucson, Arizona, open year-round (by appointment). We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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January 18–22, 2023  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, POWWOW@QIAArizona.org

Website:  www.qiaarizona.org

QIA PowWow is the oldest gem and mineral show in Arizona, featuring over 520 booth spaces. Vendors bring gems and mineral specimens from all over the world, which, in many cases, they have personally collected. Many of the vendors have attended for over 40 consecutive years.

 

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February 10–12, 2023  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Gold,Treasure and Craft Show

QIA bldg at 235 E. Ironwood Street; north of I-10, between Exit 19 and Hwy. 95.

Hours:  Fri & Sat 9 AM – 4 PM; Sun 9 AM – 3 PM.

Admission:  $5 entrance fee all three days.

Contact:  QuartzsiteGoldShow@gmail.com

Website:  www.qiaarizona.org/Gold-Show.html

Displays with gold nuggets, prospecting, panning, detectors, jewelry, daily drawings, metal detectors, speakers, equipment, and demonstrations.

 

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Tucson 2023

January 26 – February 12, 2022  Kino Gem & Fossil Show

Where:  Tucson Electric Park, Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way
(Ajo Way & Kino Parkway) TUCSON, AZ 85702

Hours:  10:00am – 6:00pm daily, except Feb 16 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Admission & Parking:  Acres of free parking, free shuttle service; handicap accessible.

Contact:  info@as-shows.com

Website:  www.as-shows.com

Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Findings, Jewelry, Lapidary equipment supplies and tools.

 

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January 30, – February 16, 2020  Tucson 22nd Street Mineral & Fossil Show (Eons Expos)

Where:  Corner of I-10 & 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Admission:  Free.

Parking:  $5.00.

Website:  www.22ndstreetshow.com

Wholesale and retail, 220 dealers, plus food vendors, handicapped accessible.

 

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January 31– February 12, 2020  Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  Riverpark Inn, 777 W. Cushing Street (Congress St., South Frontage Rd.)
Tucson, AZ 85745

Hours:  10:00am – 6:30pm daily

Parking:  Onsite and valet.

Contact:  info@pueblogemshow.com or 310-586-6816

Website:  www.pueblogemshow.com

Centrally located in downtown Tucson one block from the Convention Center in "The Golden Triangle."  It is known as the most diverse gem, jewelry and mineral show in Tucson, with US and international exhibitors of designer and fine jewelry, cut and rough gemstones, pearls, beads, silver, turquoise and amber, as well as rough and fine mineral specimens.

 

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February 1–17, 2019  Rapa River Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  292 S. Freeway Ave.
(S. Freeway Ave. between Congress St. & Starr Pass Blvd.) TUCSON, AZ 85713

Hours:  9:00am – 6:00pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Shuttle service; handicap accessible.

Contact:  Lynn Arriaga at rapagem@yahoo.com or 520-256-2079; Tyo Leonard at 480-593-3439

Website:  www.rapariver.com

If you can't find it here you won't find it anywhere.  Rapa River dealers offer a wide variety of many unique and unusual products from all parts of various countries represented by 34 vendors.

 

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January 28 – February 12, 2023  Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: Join The World's Largest Treasure Hunt

Hours:  Varies according to venue (check website)

Admission & Parking:  Cost varies according to venue.

Contact:  800-638-8350

Website:  www.visittucson.org/visit/events/featured-tucson/tucson-gem-mineral-fossil-showcase

For detailed listings of all the dealers, venues, and show dates, search the schedule at the visittucson.org website

 

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January 27 – February 11, 2023  Quality Inn Gem Gem Mineral & Metaphysical Show (1)

Sponsor:  Globex International Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  750 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745

Hours:  9:30AM – 6:00PM daily.

Parking:  Located behind Quality Inn Hotel

Contact:  520-251-1800

Website:  https://gigmshow.com/

 

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January 27 – February 11, 2023  Red Lion Inn & Suites Globex Gem & Mineral Show (2)

Sponsor:  Globex International Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  222 South Freeway (Congress & I-10), Tucson, AZ 85745

Hours:  9:30AM – 6:00PM daily.

Parking:  498 W. Congress St. Parking Garage (behind Circle K)

Contact:  520-791-7511

Website:  https://gigmshow.com/

 

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January 27 – February 11, 2023  Motel 6 (Formerly the Howard Johnson Hotel) (3)

Sponsor:  Globex International Gem & Mineral Show

Where:  1010 South Freeway (Congress & I-10), Tucson, AZ 85745 5

Hours:  9:30AM – 6:00PM daily.

Parking:  Large lot on West side of the Hotel

Website:  https://gigmshow.com/

 

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January 27 – February 11, 2023  RMGM Mineral & Fossil Show

Sponsor:  RMGM Productions

Where: 1920 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705 (Corner of Lester and Oracle)

Hours:  10:00AM – 6:00PM daily, except last day closes at 4PM.

Admission & Parking:  Free.

Website:  www.coloradomineralandfossilshows.com

 

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February 3–6, 2023  The Westward Look Show is Back!

Where:  Westward Look Resort
245 E. Ina Rd.
TUCSON, AZ 85704

Contact:  Wayne Thompson, 602-618-6119

 

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February 9–12, 2023  68th Annual Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (the Main Show) "SILICA - Agates & Opals & Quartz, Oh My!"

Sponsor:  Tucson Gem & Mineral Society.

Venue:  Tucson Convention Center; 260 South Church Avenue.
TUCSON, AZ 85701

Hours:  Thu thru Sat 10:00AM – 6:00PM; Sun 10:00AM – 5:00PM.

Admission & Parking:  $12.00 with a $1.00 TCC ticket tax, Children 14 and under Free with paying Adult.

Contact:  tgms@tgms.org

Website:  www.tgms.org/show/
Tucson Convention Center Covid protocols –http://bit.ly/3X1nuWF (check for updates before arrival)

There are an estimated 250 Retail Dealers sharing the Exhibition Hall of the Tucson Convention Center. An unparalleled variety of mineral, fossil, jewelry, lapidary crafts, and related publications are presented under one roof.

 

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February 23–26, 2023  INDIO, CA – San Gorgonio Mineral & Gem Society Annual Show

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
  Gem & Mineral Building
  82-503 Hwy. 111, Indio, CA 92201

Hours:  ?

General Admission (online):  $10, Children under 5 Free.

 

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Mon, February 27, 2023  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

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

SHOW 'N' TELL is the theme of the February General Meeting. After weeks of non-stop fun visiting the annual shows at Quartzsite and Tucson, it's time to take stock of all the wonderful treasures you acquired and show them off. Bring in all those special minerals, gems, cabs, fossils, gem trees, or other items, along with your stories of who you saw and what you discovered that was new and wonderful. This is the most fun meeting we have all year, because we all get to share and everyone is an appreciative audience member. For anyone who didn't make it to the shows this year, the February meeting is a chance to see what you did or did not miss.

Refreshments will be on hand, and if you could bring something to share, all the better. A door prize drawing will be offered. We will begin at 7:00 pm in the museum room.

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2019 VGMS Show poster

 

Sat and Sun, March 4–5, 2023  VENTURA, CA
60th Annual Gem Mineral, Fossil & Lapidary Show

Hosted by:  Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Ventura Fairgrounds
   10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

Hours:  Sat 10:00AM – 5:00PM; Sun 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Admission:  FREE.

Parking:  Fee for Fairgrounds parking lot.

Website:  vgms.org/category/gem-show

Displays of gems, minerals, meteorites, fossils and award-winning handcrafted jewelry. Includes educational exhibits of fossils collected locally in and around Ventura County, as well as a display of the California State Rock, Mineral, Fossil and Gemstone, featuring a gold nugget and Ice Age saber-tooth cat. Demonstrations include gemstone cutting, silver work and jewelry making, beading, and other arts. Raffle prizes and hourly silent auctions. Expert prospectors will guide you through the steps of gold panning, and you can purchase "pay dirt" to pan for real gold in your own backyard. You'll also see displays that include meteorites, handcrafted jewelry, and "Auggie," the California State Dinosaur.

 

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Fri, Sat and Sun, March 10–12, 2023  VICTORVILLE, CA – 47th Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

Sponsor:  Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Address:  Stoddard Wells Rd. near I15  Get Directions »

Hours:  9:00AM – 5:00PM daily.

Admission:  Free.  Public welcome.

Contact:  VVGMC 760-243-2330

Website:  vvgmc.org/tailgate.html

Saturday FAMILY Field Trip: Tri-Colored Marble  9:00AM – 1:00PM

Handcrafted and faceted jewelry, slabs and cabs, findings and equipment, minerals and fossils and TONS of Rough Material.

 

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