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5901 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809 


Workshop
6100 S. Orange Ave, Unit 190 A                            
Orlando, FL 32809    
                   

Contacts:   Sal Sansone 321-278-9294   

                          Gordon Oakley   407-592-4358             

E-mail:  cfmgsociety@gmail.com

CFMGS Club News

2017 Shows in Florida


April 28-30, 2017 - oRLANDO, flORIDA

OCTOBER 28-30, 2017 (tbd) ORLANDO, FLORIDA: 

Annual Show 
Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society (CFMGS)
National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Ave., Orlando, FL

October 7, 8, 9, 2016

Fri. 1 pm-6 pm, Sat. 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm
Adults $5, Students $2;  Scouts free.
Annual Fall gem, mineral, and bead show. Go to www.cfmgs.org for $1 off coupon. There will be demonstrations, 30 minute auctions, Kids Rock Zone, sluice mining for gems, and hourly door prizes. See and buy gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils and much more from all over the world. Scouts can earn merit badges from a mineral gemologist to assist with identification and requirements. Demos include cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping and metal work. Free Parking. Open to the public
Contact:

email: cfmgsociety@gmail.com 
Web site: www.cfmgs.org 



PLANT CITY,  FLORIDA: 

Annual Show Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club, 57th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

October 2017 

Strawberry Festival Expo Hall (303 N. Lemon Street
Sat. 10 am-5 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm
Adults + Seniors $5.00, Students $4.00, Under 12 are Free! Great for all ages! There will be over 40 vendors selling rough material, slabs, mineral specimens and finished jewelry. Club members will host tables with handcrafted jewelry and lapidary items for sale. See live demonstrations; enjoy our silent auctions; explore the touch table and sluice; and win door prizes.
For discount coupon visit our web site at www.tampabayrockclub.com
Contact: Norma Jackson
(813) 641-7897; jjnj6036@verizon.net
Web site: www.TampaBayRockClub.com 


WEST  PALM  BEACH,  FLORIDA: 

Annual Show
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches
South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East
9067 Southern Blvd., 33411

Nov. 2017
Sat. 9 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-5 pm; Adults $9, Seniors $9, Students (Over 12) $9, Under 12 free. 2 day admission $12
Always held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Annual gem, mineral, jewelry, bead and fossil show. 
Visit website for $2 off coupon. Free Parking, door prizes, hourly prize drawings, Scholarship fund raffle, over 80 dealers, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Displays, Demonstrations, Speakers.
Contact Jeff Slutzky
(561) 585-2080; show@gemandmineral.cc
Web site: www.gemandmineral.cc 


To announce a show in Florida contact: 

Paula Wilson (yelw1@aol.com)

Special events:

Recent Donations!




Fantastic deals!

Donations are always welcome!

Stop by the workshop and inquire about items recently  donated and priced to sell.


If you have a collection and/or items you wish to donate

Contact:

Sal Sansone: ss.fossilhunter@aoll.om

                    321-278-9294

Gordan Oakley: oakleysmall@gmail.com

                    407-592-4358

                       


Click here to see recent donations. 




Equipment  Certification

We are now certifying members to use each piece of equipment. This is to protect the user and the equipment. Once certified, instructors will be available to consult, to observe proper equipment use, and to collect shop fees. 

We have created a certification card to show which equipment the member can use without being overseen by an instructor. This will be especially useful when using equipment at other clubs.


Fossil  Hunting  Permit

If you wish to find vertebrate fossils on Florida State lands, including all navigable rivers, you will first need to obtain a very inexpensive permit!

click here for information on how to apply for a permit



Positions to be Filled


Interested in volunteering? 
CFMGS needs help in the following areas:


EVENT  VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed for the following events. Please check for dates and times:

Central Florida Fair -  March 2017
April 2017 Gem & Jewelry Show
October 2017 Gem & Jewelry Show 


Contact Paula Wilson: yelw1@aol.com