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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
NOVEMBER 2019

November 2019 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

Sun, Nov 3, 2019 – SDMG Cab & Slab Sale, 9am to 1pm, SDMG Bldg

Mon, Nov 4, 2019 – GSSD General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Fri, Nov 15, 2019 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through January 2020 appear in
The Pegmatite (October 2019)
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II. On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

Ongoing  San Diego, CA – San Diego Natural History Museum: "The Nat" [exhibition]
Hidden Gems

Sat & Sun, November 2–3  Anaheim, CA – American Opal Society 52nd Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show

Sat & Sun, November 2–3  Ridgecrest, CA – Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society 64th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Sun, November 3  Ridgecrest, CA – Rainbow Ridge Field Trip (non-SDMG field trip)

Sat & Sun, November 16–17  Lakeside, CA – El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society Rock & Gem Round-up

Fri, Sat & Sun, November 22–24, 2019  Costa Mesa, CA – LLD Productions Inc. (Fall) West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Sat & Sun, Nov 23–24, 2019  Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society 50th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Gold

 

 

I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows

 

Ongoing  SAN DIEGO, CA– Hidden Gems [exhibition]

San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Park
1788 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

Admission:  Members FREE; Adults $19.95, Seniors (62+)/Military (ID)/Students $16.95, Children 3– 17 $11.95, Kids 2 and under Free.

Hours:  10am – 5pm daily. (CLosed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.)

Website:  www.sdnhm.org/exhibitions/hidden-gems/

The Nat shows some extra sparkle with an exhibition featuring 100 gem-mineral treasures from the permanent collection. Dr. Terri Ottoway, who is the museum curator for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), in Carlsbad, provided curatorial guidance on the selection of items. The unique vertical exhibit was designed by the Nat's in-house Exhibits team and is arranged across all five floors of the Museum's northwest corner. Access to the exhibition is included with admission and free for members.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 2–3, 2019  ANAHEIM, CA – 52nd Annual Opal, Gem & Jewelry Show

Sponsor:  American Opal Society

Venue:  Business Expo Center
1960 S. Anaheim Way, Anaheim, CA 92805

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Website:  opalsociety.org

Opal and gem dealers from around the USA and Australia. Rough and cut opals, other gemstones, jewelry and supplies. Huge drawing Grand Prize: custom design by Stan McCall. Many other prizes: gemstones, jewelry, books, tools, surprises. FREE demonstrations: gemstone cutting, jewelry making, gemstone identification, faceting, gold panning, and more!

 

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Sat & Sun, November 2–3, 2019  RIDGECREST, CA – 64th Annual Gem & Mineral Show

Sponsor:  Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society Inc.

Venue:  Desert Empire Fairgrounds
520 S. Richmond Rd. Ridgecrest, California 93555

Hours:  9:00am – 5:00pm daily

Admission:  Free. Open to the public.

Website:  www.ridgecrestevents.com/DesertEmpireFair

Geodes, 10 vendors with rock-related items such as jewelry and mineral specimens, exhibits, Silent Auction, cloth grab bags for sale with a variety of tumbled stones and slabs. Sunday, 9:30am: Guided Field Trip to Rainbow Ledge Claim to hunt "jasp-agate". Four-wheel-drive recommended but not required, please bring water, lunch, and a collecting bag. Kids free, $5 fee for ages 16+. Come a little early to sign a release, please.

 

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Sun, Nov 3, 2019  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG Cab 'N' Slab Sale

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  9am to 1pm.

Admission:  Free.  Public Welcome.

Parking is Free but limited behind the SDMG Building. Parking available on first come, first served basis starting at 9am. Additional parking should be available in the Carousel parking lot near Park Blvd. or in the Zoo parking lot.

Come one, come all! Bring a friend, relative or neighbor. Everyone is welcome.

There will be lots of stuff: We will be setting up tables in the SDMG Museum and rearranging the desks in the SDMG Library to hold lots and lots of bins full of all kinds of slabs, rough lapidary material and agates, various tools, jewelry findings, waxes for casting, and carving rough. We plan on including some small equipment, too. In fact, whatever has gotten donated to the club in the last six months may just show up for sale: small display cases, tool boxes, sphere blocks, little carvings, flats of attractive yard rock, petrified wood, egg cartons of mineral specimens for kids, and so on. There will be a display case with polished cabs and faceting rough, as well.

Please be prepared to pay by cash or check.

 

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Mon, November 4, 2018  SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.  Free Admission and ample Parking.  Public Welcome.

Cathy Davis will present a short video program on "Gems and the way we see them."

Please bring treats to share.  The Club will supply coffee, tea, and punch. 

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Venue:  SDMG Bldg.
Spanish Village, Balboa Park

Time:  7:00pm.

Admission and Parking:  Free.  Public Welcome.

Helen Serras-Herman will be visiting us from Rio Rico, Arizona to give a very unique presentation about Gem Carving. She will share her journey from sculpture to gem sculpture, her influences, and sources of inspiration. She will show examples of her artwork produced over a career spanning 36 years and discuss how her sculptural art and artistic jewelry have been influenced by her world travels to mines and archaeological sites. Her home in the southwest and ancient Greek mythology have inspired much of her artwork. Helen's jewelry collections and individual gem artwork always "tells a story." They are often complemented by a carefully chosen rare and unusual gemstones. Helen will discuss the labor intensiveness of the art of carving gems and the gem materials utilized, She will show step-by-step the necessary tools for gem carving. Her goal is to inspire a new generation of gem carvers.

We will have some great door prizes, and the club will supply coffee, tea, and punch.  Be sure to note the date of the November General Meeting on your calendar. It will be held on the third Friday and not on the usual fourth Monday of the month. The date was changed to avoid conflicts with the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

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Sat & Sun, November 16–17, 2019  LAKESIDE, CA – Rock & Gem Round-up

Sponsor:  El Cajon Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Lakeside Rodeo Fairgrounds
12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside, CA 92040

Hours:  Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission:  Free. Open to the public.

Website:  www.ecvgms.org

Inside and outside vendors featuring rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, slabs, beads, jewelry, lapidary supplies and crafts, and also kids' activities, raffle.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, November 22–24, 2019  COSTA MESA, CA – LLD Productions Inc. West Coast Gem & Mineral Show

Venue:  Hilton Inn Orange County / Costa Mesa
3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hours:  Fri & Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm

Admission:  Free. Open to the public.

Customer Parking:  $10.00 per day.

Website:  www.mineralshowsLLD.com

75 vendors dealers, wholesale and retail featuring gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, beads, meteorites, decorator items, lapidary, and more. (Resale certificate needed or admission to wholesale.)

 

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Sat & Sun, November 23–24, 2019  OXNARD, CA – 50th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo – Gold

Sponsor:  Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030

Hours:  Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm; Sun 10:00am – 4:00pm

Admission & Parking:  Free

Website:  oxnardgem.com/home/gem-show/

Fifty display cases showcasing the talents and artistic skills of members and guest exhibitors. Educational Displays; Demonstrations; Silent Auction. Dealers will offer gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, Idaho opals, silver craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies and books about earth science and more.

 

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