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
Web site: www.cfmgs.org
Annual Show Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club, 57th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.TampaBayRockClub.com
Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches
South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East
9067 Southern Blvd., 33411
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; email@example.com
Web site: www.gemandmineral.cc
Paula Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interested in volunteering?
CFMGS needs help in the following areas:
Contact Paula Wilson: email@example.com
Contacts: Sal Sansone 321-278-9294
Gordon Oakley 407-592-4358
Sal Sansone: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordan Oakley: email@example.com
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.
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!