The 50th Annual SVGMS Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Preliminary Information - Check back for additional updates!
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The show will be held Friday - Sunday, September 22nd - 24th, 2017
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
✓ Retail sales of rocks, gems, & jewelry from numerous vendors from around our region (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:
- Blue Topaz
- Copper Nuggets
- Corundum (Green Sapphires)
- Herkimer “Diamonds”
- Pink Spinels (“Balas Rubies”)
- 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
✓ 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 2016”
- “New Crystal Hunters: Pala”
- “New Crystal Hunters: Smoky Hawk”
- “New Crystal Hunters: Arkansas”
- “The Adelaide Mine - Tasmania”
- “The Mineral Explorers” Season 2 episodes
✓ Door prizes contributed by our vendors & members drawn for hourly (all 3 days)
The show will be presented at:The Augusta Expo
277 Expo Rd,
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Admission:Admission is $3.00 for Adults ❖ $2.00 for Students & Seniors
Children age twelve & under & Scouts in uniform admitted FREE