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NOTICE TO CLUBS—Listing of all shows is a free service provided by ROCKS & MINERALS. Information on upcoming shows must be received at least four months before date of publication. Include date, place, sponsoring club, and name and address of show chairman. Send all notices to

September 12–16—Denver, CO. Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show, Ramada Plaza Hotel, 4849 Bannock St. Info.—

September 14–16—Denver, CO. Colorado Fossil Expo, Denver Merchandise Mart Plaza Annex, 451 E. 58th Ave. Info.—

September 14–16—Denver, CO. The 45th Annual Denver Gem & Mineral Show, at the Denver Merchandise Mart—Expo Bldg, 451 E. 58th Ave. Info.—

September 29–30—Billings, MT. Billings Annual Gem & Mineral Show, Billings Hotel & Convention Center, 1223 Mullowney Ln. Info.—Doug True, 406/670-0506, or

September 29–30—Santa Fe, NM. 7th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show, Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, Lincoln & Palace Ave. Info.—Pennie McBride, 505/476-5182, or

October 6–7—Springfield, OR. Springfield Thunderegg Rock Club 55th Annual Rock and Mineral Show, Guy Lee Elementary School, Harlow Rd. Info.—Don Hoskins, 541/654-2127, or, or Jim Nelson, 541/342-3027.

October 19–21—Knoxville, TN. Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society. Info.–Travis Paris, 865/691-8228.

October 20–21—Chicago Height, IL. South Suburban Earth Science Club and Prairie State College's 43rd Annual Fossil, Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, Prairie Room, Prairie State College, 202 Halsted. Info.—Peggy Keating-Bolm, 708/822-0361, or

October 20–21—Grand Junction, CO. Grand Junction Gem and Mineral Club, Inc. 65th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Two Rivers Convention Center, 1st and Main. Info.—Wayne McMacken, 970/255-8374, or

October 20–21—Plant City, FL. Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club's 53rd Annual Gem/Mineral/Jewelry Show and Sale, Strawberry Festival Expo Bldg., 2301 W. Oak Ave. Info.—, or, or 813/831-1944.

October 20–21—Sedona, AZ. 2012 Annual Sedona Gem, Jewelry, and Mineral Show, Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Rd. Info.—Gayle Macklin,

October 27—Fairless Hills, PA. The Rock and Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County's Annual ULTRAVIOLATION All Fluorescent Mineral Show, First United Methodist Church, 840 Trenton Rd. Chuck O'Loughlin, 130 Maple Terrace, Merchantville, NJ 08109, or 856/663-1383, or

October 27–28—Bellevue, WA. Bellevue Rock Club's Rock, Gem & Jewelry Show, Vasa Park, 3560 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. SE. Info.—Bruce Himko, PO Box 1851, Bellevue, WA 98009, or, or

November 2–4—Cleveland, OH. The Micromineral Society of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Annual Micromount Symposium, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval, University Cir. Info.—Dick Green, 330/929-2395, or

November 3–4—Greenwich, CT. The Stamford Mineralogical Society's 25th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show and Sale, Eastern Greenwich Civic Cntr., 90 Harding Rd. Info.—Nancy Mattson, 914/935-8893, or, or

November 9–10—Louisville, KY. Kyana Geological Society's Annual Show: Geodes, Resurrection Lutheran Church Gym, 4205 Gardiner View Ave. Info.—

November 9–11– Humble, TX. Houston Gem and Mineral Society 59th Annual Show, Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy., Info.—Paul Robles, 281/530-0942, or

November 9–11—Santa Ana, CA. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show, Holiday Inn–Orange Cnty. Airport. 2726 S. Grand Ave. Info.—

November 10–11—New York, NY. NY Mineralogical Society's Fall 2012 NYC Gem and Mineral Show, Midtown Holiday Inn, 440 W. 57th St. Info.—Tony Nikischer, Excalibur Mineral Corp., 914/739-1134.

November 16—18—Columbia, SC. The Columbia, SC, Gem & Mineral Society's 45th Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show 2012, Jamil Temple, 206 Jamil Rd. Info.—

November 16–18—Marietta, GA. Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society 27th Annual Rock, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway. Info.—Mary Ingram, 404/915-3588, or, or

November 17–18—Bremerton, WA. Kitsap Mineral and Gem Society's Annual Fall Festival of Gems Show, Kitsap Cnty. Fairgrounds, President's Hall, 1200 N.W. Fairgrounds Rd. Info.—Dave Reimers, 360/731-4189, or PO Box 3342, Silverdale, WA 98383.

December 8–9—Franklin, TN. Mid-Tennessee Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Show: Earth Treasures, Williamson Cnty. AgExpoPark, 4215 Long Ln., I-65/Exit 61. Info.—John Stanley, 615/885-8704, or, or


February 2–16—Tuscon, AZ. Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show (Tucson Show), Hotel Tucson City Cntr., 475 N. Granada; Mineral & Fossil Marketplace, 1333 N. Oracle Rd.; Ramada Ltd., 665 N. Freeway. Info.—

February 9–10—Oak Harbor, WA. Whidbey Island Gem Club 48th Annual Show: Sweetheart of Gems, Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Info.—Keith Ludemann, 360/675-1837, or

March 2–3—Issaquah, WA. East Kingco Rock and Gem Show, Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. Info.—Heather King, 425/883-6519, or second

March 9–10—Filer, ID. Magic Valley Gem Club Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show, Twin Falls County Fairgrounds, 215 Fair Ave. Info.—Shirley Metts, 208/423-4827, or, or Jon Cromer,

March 15–17—Jackson, MI. Michigan Gem and Mineral Society's Gems of Green in 2013, American One Event Center, Jackson Fairgrounds, 200 West Ganson, Info.–Sally Hoskin, 517/522-3396, or, or

April 12–14—Edison, NJ. NY/NJ Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show, New Jersey Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave. Info.—, or

April 19–21—Denver, CO. Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show, Ramada Plaza Denver Central, 4849 Bannock St. Info.—

April 20–21—Yakima, WA. Yakima Rock & Mineral Club 52nd Annual Parade of Gems, Washington National Guard Amory, 2501 Airport Ln. Info.—Marti Sondgeroth, 509/248-6401, or

April 27–28—Seattle, WA. West Seattle Rock Club, Alki Masonic Temple, 4736 40th Ave. Info.—Lyle & Audrey Vogelpohl, 206/932-3292, or, or

May 17–19—Santa Ana, CA. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show—Spring, Holiday Inn–Orange Cnty. Airport, 2726 S. Grand Ave. Info.—

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