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March 16–18—Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club's 43rd Annual Show, Treasures of the Earth, Creative Arts Center Bldg., NM State Fairgrounds. Info.—Paul Hlava, 505/255-5478, or

March 16–18—Jackson, MI. Michigan Gem and Mineral Society of Jackson's “50 is Golden” 50th Annual Show, Jackson Cnty. Fairgrounds, American 1 Event Center, 200 W. Ganson. Info.—

March 16–18—Rome, GA. Rome, Georgia Mineral Society's 33rd Annual Valley and Ridge Gem and Mineral Show, The Forum, 2 Government Plaza. Info.—Jose Santamaria

March 17–18—Gaithersburg, MD. Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County, Maryland's 48th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Montgomery Cnty. Faigrounds, 16 Chestnut St. Info.—Mark Dahlman,, or

March 17–18—Glen Ellyn, IL. ESCONI Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, College of Dupage, Bldg. K, Commons Rm. Info.—Mark Kuntz,, or 847/742-9244.

March 17–18—Seattle, WA. North Seattle Lapidary & Mineral Club's 58th Annual Rock and Gem Show, Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave. NE. Info.—Susan Gardner, 425/483-2295, or

March 23–25—Morganton, NC. Morganton Parks & Recreation Dept.'s 37th Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Collett St. Rec. Center, 300 Collett St. Info.—828/438-5350.

March 24–25—Angels Camp, CA. Calaveras Gem and Mineral Society's Gem and Jewelry Show, Calaveras Cnty. Fairground. Info.—Tak Iwata, 209/928-5579, or

March 24–25—Holyoke, MA. Western Mass. Mineral, Jewelry, Gem, and Fossil Show, Holyoke Hotel & Conference Center, 245 Whiting Farms Rd. Info.—Helen Rodak, 413/586-6691, or

March 24–25—Sayre, PA. Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club's 43rd Annual Club Show, Athens Twp. Fire Hall, 211 Herrick Ave. Info.—Bob McGuire, 570/928-9238, or, or

March 31–April 1—Torrance, CA. The South Bay Lapidary and Mineral Society's 63rd Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary, and Fossil Show. Ken Miller Recreational Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd. Info.—Leslie Neff/Larry Hoskinson, 310/318-2170, or

April 14–15—Abilene, TX. Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society of Abilene Texas's Central Texas Gem & Mineral Jewelry Show, Abilene Civic Center, N. 6th & Pine St. Info.—325/721-4477, or

April 14–15—Canton, IL. Fulton County Rockhounders' Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Wallace Park. Info.—Steve Holley, 309/231-8861, or

April 14–15—Marion, IL. The Southern Illinois Earth Science Club's Annual Gem & Mineral Show, The Pavilion of the City of Marion, 1602 Sioux Dr. (formerly the Williamson Cnty. Pavilion). Info.—Mike Chonofalsky, 618/532-0455, or

April 20–22—Decatur, IL. Central Illinois Gem & Mineral Club's 60th Annual Mineral, Gem & Jewelry Show, Macon Cnty. Fairgrounds, 3700 Westlawn Ave. Info.—Tony Kapta, 217/233-1164, or

April 20–22—Wichita, KS. Wichita Gem and Mineral Society's Rock and Gem Show and Sale, “Rock Mountain Minerals,” Cessna Activity Center, 2744 G. Washington Blvd. Info.—Gene Maggard, 316/742-3746, or

April 20–22—Denver, CO. Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show–Spring, Holiday Inn–Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St. Info.—, or

April 21–22—Dothan, AL. Dothan Gem & Min-eral Club's 5th Annual Show, Westgate Park, James Grant Recreation Center Gym, 501 Recreation Rd. Info.—Arnie Lambert, 334/792-7116, or, or

April 21–22—Pittsburgh, PA. Monongahela Rockhound's Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, West Mifflin Volunteer Fire Co., #4 Skyview Hall, 640 Noble Dr. Info.—Bret Howard, 724/327-8618, or

April 21–22—Standish, ME. Maine Mineralogical and Geological Soceity's Show, Alfond Center, Saint Joseph's College, 278 Whites Bridge Rd. Info.—Chad, 207/324-8610, or

April 21–22—Walnut Creek, CA. Pacific Crystal Guild's Contra Costa Crystal Fair, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Dr. Info.—Jerry Tomlinson, 415/383-7837, or, or

April 27–29—Irvine, KY. Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club's 5th Annual Kentucky Agate Rock, Gem, and Jewelry Show, Estill Cnty. Central School, 253 Main St. Info.—, or 859/263-9879, or

April 28–29—Franklin, NJ. Sterling Hill Mining Museum, NJ Earth Science Assn., and the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society's 40th Annual Gem & Mineral Show/Outdoor Swap, Franklin School, 50 Washington Ave. Info.—Sterling Hill Mining Museum, 973/209-7212.

April 28–29—Memphis TN. Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society's Memphis Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show, Memphis International Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. Info.—W.C. McDaniel, 901/274-7706, or

May 4–6—McPherson, KS. McPherson Gem & Mineral Club's 20th Annual Sale & Swap, 4-H Fairgrounds, 710 W. Woodside. Info.—Kim Vasper, 620/241-7732, or

May 5–6—Cincinnati, OH. Cincinnati Mineral Society and Cincinnati Dry Dredgers' Geofair 2012, 47th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show & Sale, Cincinnati Gardens, 2250 E. Seymour Ave. Info.—Terry Huizing, 5341 Thrasher Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45247, or 513/574-7142, or, or

May 5–6—Marshfield, WI. The Heart of Wisconsin Gem & Mineral Society's 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show, Marshfield High School Fieldhouse, 1403 E. Becker Rd. Info.—Cynthia Kelman, 715/387-8782, or

May 5–6—Topsfield, MA. North Shore Rock & Mineral Club's 49th Annual New England Gem & Mineral Show, Topsfield Fairgrounds, Coolidge Hall & Fair Trade Bldg., Rte. 1 North. Info.—, or

May 5–6—Washington, PA. FM Minerals' 6th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show & Sale, Washington Cnty. Fairgounds, 215 N. Main St. Info.—304/657-7089, or

May 6–9—Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum's 2012 Conference & Exhibition, Shaw Conference Ctr., 9797 Jasper Ave., NW. Info.—, or

May 11–13—Marietta, GA. Georgia Mineral Society's “Mothers Day Gem and Mineral Show,” Cobb Cnty. Civic Center, 548 Marietta Pkwy. Info.—Tom Batcha, 678/407-4224, or, or

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