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The 51st Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Date: Sept 21 - Sept 23, 2018
Location(s): 
Augusta Expo - 540-337-2552

Hours:

Show hours

Hosted by the Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society - go check out their WEBSITE!


The show will feature:

Exhibits from SVGMS members & vendors illustrating the beauty & fascinating aspects of the rocks & minerals found in the Shenandoah Valley & around the world

Minerals, gems & hand-crafted jewelry offered for sale by vendors from the Shenandoah Valley & beyond (Hint - Get your Christmas shopping done early!). Scroll down for the list of vendors.

A ‘treasure hunt’ for the wee folks - let the kids hunt for actual gem materials! This year, the youngsters might find:
  • Apatites
  • Aquamarines
  • Blue Topaz
  • Copper Nuggets
  • Corundum (Green Sapphires)
  • Emeralds
  • Fossils
  • Garnets
  • Herkimer “Diamonds”
  • Peridots
  • Pink Spinels (“Balas Rubies”)
  • Tourmalines
  • Other surprises???

A flat lapping display & discussion area - There’s more than one way to polish a rock!

A rotary tumbling display & discussion area - Find out why patience is the key ingredient

Panning for gold! Demonstrations will be presented by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors (tentative)

Ever wanted to see how mineral spheres get made? Check out the process firsthand from a club member who specializes in sphere-making!!

A cabochon-making display/discussion area - see how you can turn rocks that interest you into polished stones

Video presentations on rockhounding & lapidary topics. This year’s presentations will include:
  • “What’s Hot in Tucson 2018”
  • “What’s Hot in Tucson 2017”
  • “What's Hot In Sainte-Marie 2017”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: The Sterling Mine”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Pala”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Smoky Hawk”
  • “New Crystal Hunters: Arkansas”
  • “The Adelaide Mine - Tasmania”
  • “The Mineral Explorers” Seasons 1 & 2 episodes
  • Other videos from our library

Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members drawn for hourly (Saturday & Sunday)

The show will be presented at:

The Augusta Expo
277 Expo Rd,
Fishersville, VA


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