The 2016 Gem and Mineral show was a great event, enjoyed by hundreds of Valley gem & mineral fans, students & kids. Attendees were treated to many attractions, including:
A rock tumbling display & discussion area
DVD presentations of gem & mineral events around the world
Exhibits by many of our club members highlighting their favorite gem & mineral topics
A ‘treasure dig’ for the wee folks featuring actual gem rough from around the world!
A gold panning exhibition by The Central Virginia Gold Prospectors
Our extensive thanks Dean Hostetter (show chairman), Scott Gregory (show co-chairman), and the crew of club volunteers for pulling everything together. Numerous club members supplied the ‘sweat equity’ for setup, breakdown and the myriad tasks that go into making the show a pleasure for Valley families to attend year after year. Thanks also go out to the many vendors who donated door prizes for the lucky attendees who won them. The vendors outdid themselves this year with their creative wares & hard-to-resist bargains! The 2017 Gem & Mineral Show will be the 50th annual production of this event and promises to continue the success of 2016 as we continue in our larger venue & maintain the extended hours the show is open. Please plan on joining us the fourth weekend of September, 2017!