Gem & Mineral Shows in June 2011

June 3-5—PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON: Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Fruitland Grange, 11102 86th Ave. E; Fri. 12-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-4; contact Nancy LeMay, (253) 952-6212; e-mail:; Web site:

June 3-5—WOODLAND HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Rockatomics Gem & Mineral Society; Pierce College Farm, 20800 Victory Blvd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; contact Gary Levitt, (818) 993-3802, (818) 321-6290; e-mail:; Web site:

June 4—DELTA, COLORADO: Delta County Rock Wranglers; Heddles Recreation Center, 530 Gunnison River Dr.; Sat. 9-5; free admission; dealers, exhibits, door prizes, family activities; contact Harry Masinton, (970) 856-3861

June 4-5—GLENDORA, CALIFORNIA: Glendora GEMS; Goddard Middle School, 859 E. Sierra Madre; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; contact Bonnie Bidwell, (626) 963-4638; e-mail:

June 4-5—LA HABRA, CALIFORNIA: “Jubilee of Gems”; North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society, City of La Habra; La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, exhibits, youth activities, geode cutting, raffle prizes, lapidary equipment and supplies, handcrafted jewelry; contact Dave Swanston, (626) 912-1531; Web site:

June 4-5—MARION, KENTUCKY: Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum; Fohs Hall, North Walker St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; day and night digs, dealers, free children’s activities, speakers, silent auctions, hourly door prizes; contact Tina Walker, P.O. Box 391, 205 North Walker St., Marion, KY 42064, (270) 965-4263; e-mail:; Web site:

June 4-5—McCALLA, ALABAMA: Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society; Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, 12632 Confederate Pkwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults $3, seniors (62+) $2, children (6-11) $1; outdoor show, demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities, door prizes; contact Gene Blackerby, (205) 807-6777; e-mail:; Web site:

June 4-5—SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: “San Francisco Crystal Fair”; Pacific Crystal Guild; Fort Mason Center, 99 Marina Blvd.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, ages 12 and under free; 30 dealers, minerals, gems, crystals, beads, metaphysical healing tools; contact Jerry Tomlinson, P.O. Box 1371, Sausalito, CA 94966, (415) 383-7837; e-mail:; Web site:

June 10-12—PARK HILLS, MISSOURI: 14th annual swap, show and sale: Mineral Area Gem & Mineral Society; Missouri Mines State Historic Site at St. Joe State Park, south side of Hwy. 32, 1.5 miles west of US Hwy. 67; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4; free admission; swap, sell, buy, rocks, minerals, fossils, rock jewelry, crafts, visit State Historic Site and Mining-Mineral Museum free, auctions, rocks, minerals, rock jewelry; contact Boneta Hensley, P.O. Box 492, Park Hills, MO 63601, (573) 760-0488; e-mail:

June 11—KENT, CONNECTICUT: 9th annual show; Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Danbury Mineralogical Society; CAMA museum grounds, Rte. 7, 1 mile north of Kent; sale and trade, rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, mining museum exhibits; Sat. 9-4; free admission; contact John Pawloski, (860) 927-0050; Web site:

June 11—SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: “Geodefest”; Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society; St. Peter’s United Church of Christ gymnasium, 8013 Laramie Ave., across from the Skokie Public Library; Sat. 1-5; free admission; geode cracking demonstrations, educational exhibits, free rock and geode identification, geode sales; contact Jeanine Mielecki, (773) 774-2054; e-mail:; Web site:

June 11-12—BARTO, PENNSYLVANIA: Joshua Sloan; Jakes Flea Market, 1380 Rte. 100; Sat. 7-1, Sun. 7-1; free admission; rockhounds from PA, NY, NJ and DE, free mineral samples for kids, free identification; contact Joshua Sloan, PO Box 118, Bally, PA 19503, (484) 241-5490;; Web site:

June 11-12—BUTTE, MONTANA: Butte Mineral & Gem Club; Butte Civic Center Annex, 1340 Harrison Ave., exit 127 North; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-6; 15 dealers, minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, silent auction, door prizes, kids’ games; contact Pete Knudsen, P.O. Box 4492, Butte, MT 59702, (406) 496-4395

June 11-12—CAMPBELL RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Ripple Rock Gem & Mineral Club; Timberline Secondary School Gymnasium, 1681 S. Dogwood St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $3, children 12 and under free with adult; vendors, rock slabs, jewelry, beads, tools, fossils, club showcases and demonstrators, kids’ section; contact Janet Burkholder, 1757 S. Alder St., Campbell River, BC V9W 7J1, (250) 923-1740; e-mail:; Web site:

June 11-12—CASPER, WYOMING: 64th annual show; Natrona County Rockhounds Club; Yellowstone Garage, 355 W. Yellowstone Hwy.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, children under 12 free; raffle, silent auction, demonstrations, showcases, dealers, fine jewelry, beads, fossils, rocks, Wyoming jade; contact Helen Hoff, 611 Goodstein Dr., Casper, WY 82601, (307) 266-2839; e-mail:

June 11-12—MANSFIELD, OHIO: 51st annual show, “Ohio’s Fabulous Fossils and Minerals”; Richland Lithic & Lapidary Society; Richland County Fairgrounds, Trimble Rd., north of Rte. 30; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; admission $3; exhibits, demonstrations, retail dealers, silent auctions; contact Jay Medici, PO Box 56, Sparta, OH 43350, (419) 768-9128; e-mail:; or Tom Kottyan; e-mail:

June 17-18—ONTARIO, OREGON: Ontario Rock & Gem Club; Malheur County Fairgrounds, 795 N.W. 9th St.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6; adults $1, children under 14 free; contact Dan Jensen, PO Box 961, Ontario, OR 97914, (208) 740-0937: e-mail:

June 17-19—ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: Colburn Earth Science Museum; Pack Place, 2 S. Pack Square; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; free admission; local and world minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, kids’ activities, silent auction; contact Phil Potter, Colburn Earth Science Museum, 2 S. Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801, (828) 254-7162; e-mail:; Web site:

June 18-19—CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA: 51st annual show; San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club; Cayucos Vets Hall, 10 Cayucos Dr.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; dealers, rock, gems, minerals, jewelry, gemstones, beads, cabochons, crystals, fossils, jade, rock slabs and rough, custom wire wrapping, lapidary and jewelry-making equipment, prize drawing; contact Mike Lyons, (805) 610-0757; e-mail:; Web site:

June 18-19—NEWPORT, OREGON: 48th annual show, “Rock’n the Coast”; Oregon Coast Agate Club; Yaquina View Elementary School multipurpose room, 351 SE Harney St., just off Hwy. 20, turn south at the light; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4:30; dealers, demonstrators, displays, door prizes; contact K. Myers, PO Box 293, Newport, OR 97365

June 18-19—OZARK, MISSOURI: Ozark Mountain Gem & Mineral Society; Finley River Park, 205 N. First St.; Sat. 9:30-6, Sun. 10-5; free admission; dealers, demonstrators, auction; contact Betty Maples, 2621 W. Wild West Rd., Nixa, MO 65714, (417) 725-3001; e-mail:

June 18-19—RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: 31st annual show; Western Dakota Gem & Mineral Society; Central States Fairgrounds Event Center, 800 San Francisco St.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; adults $3, children under 12 free with adult; dealers, Fairburn agates, door prizes, silent auction, demonstrations, tailgate sales, kids’ activities; contact Mike, (605) 391-1518; e-mail:; Web site:

June 23-26—PRINEVILLE, OREGON: Prineville RockHound Pow Wow Club; Crook County Fairgrounds, 590 SE Lynn Blvd.; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-4; free admission; field trips, auction; contact Rich Knight, (541)447-5298; e-mail:; Web site:

June 24-26—BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA: 46th annual show and swap; Lawrence County Rock Club; Monroe County 4-H Fairgrounds; Fri. 10-6:30, Sat. 9-6:30, Sun. 10-4; gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary equipment, supplies, rockhound and prospecting supplies, 4-H project material, science project material; contact Dave Treffinger, 13101 E 250 N, Loogootee, IN 47553, (812) 295-3463; Web site:

June 24-26—COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO: 3rd annual rock fair; Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies; Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd., I-25 exit 156A; Fri. 9-4, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 9-3; adults $5, children $2; dealers, gems, minerals, jewelry, fossils, talks, gold panning demonstration, rock identification, Kids’ Area, noncompetitive displays, silent auction, exhibitors, equipment demonstrations; contact Ronald Yamiolkoski, (719) 488-5526; e-mail:; Web site:

June 25-26—OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI: 10th annual show; Osage Rock & Mineral Club; The Inn at Grand Glaize, 5142 Old Hwy. 54; Sat. 11-5, Sun. 11-5; adults $2, seniors (60+) and kids 10 and younger $1, families $5, Scouts in uniform free; gemstones, jewelry, geodes, fossils, minerals, quartz crystals, custom jewelry, cabochons, gift items, demonstrations, displays, kids’ games and prizes, fluorescent mineral display; contact ORMC, 417-532-4367, or Roger Varvel; e-mail:

June 26—COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA: Loup Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Izaak Walton Cabin, junction of Hwy. 81 and Hwy. 30; Sun. 8-5; free admission; minerals, gems, fossils, silent auctions; contact Ben Vrana, 3576 Linden Dr., Columbus, NE 68601, (402) 563-3265; e-mail:

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