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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SDMG Calender of Events

 

 

February 2024

February 2024 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings, Announcements & Events

Gem Diego 2024 – Heads Up! It's not too soon to start thinking about applying for a display case, see details in the print-friendly flyer (vers. 2/9/2024)

Mon, February 19, 2024 – SDMG Board Meeting (Virtual), 7PM, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, February 26, 2024 – SDMG General Meeting, 7PM, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, March 4, 2024 – GSSD Meeting, 7PM, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, March 18, 2024 – SDMG Board Meeting (Virtual), 7PM, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, March 25, 2024 – SDMG General Meeting, 7PM, SDMG Bldg.

Sat, May 4, 2024 – SDMG Annual Spring Barbeque, SAVE THE DATE, details forthcoming

Detailed listings for Shows and Events appear in The Pegmatite
Join the SDMG mailing list to receive regular e-Newsletters with a link to the bulletin

II. On the Go… To a Show & Other Events

 

Sat and Sun, Feb 24–25, 2024 – BAKERSFIELD, CA Rock, Mineral & Fossil Sale

Sat and Sun, March 2–3, 2024 – VENTURA, CA 61st Annual VGMS Show

Fri, Sat & Sun, March 8–10, 2024  VICTORVILLE, CA – 48th Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

CANCELED for 2024  CARLSBAD, CA – Annual Sinkankas Symposium

 

SPOTLIGHT ON Quartzsite 2024

January 1 – February 28, 2024  Quartzsite, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

January 2 – February 28, 2024  Quartzsite, AZ – Prospector's Panorama

January 5–14, 2024  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 17–22, 2024  Quartzsite, AZ – QIA Annual POWWOW Rock & Gem Show

January 19–28, 2024  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells Annual Sell-A-Rama

TBD  Quartzsite, CA – ALAA Annual Cleanup

February 9–11, 2024  Quartzsite, AZ – Gold, Treasure and Craft Show

 

 

I. and II. All Meetings, Events & Shows

 

 

January 1 – February 28, 2024  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

Desert Gardens RV, ATV and Mobile Home Park
From I-10, take Exit 17, go south to 4-way intersection with stop sign, turn left on W. Kuehn Street, go about 1/4 mile, show is on right (south) side of road.

Hours:  9:00AM – 5:00PM daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  623-606-0053 or dgshowgrounds@gmail.com

Website:  desertgardensrockgemandmineralshow.com

Desert Gardens has hosted The Show more than 20 years. Bringing over 150 vendors from 15 countries and throughout the United States together to sell their products. Based on Xpo Press statistics, Desert Gardens is the 5th largest show in the world and the longest running.

 

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January 2 – February 28, 2024  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Prospector's Panorama

Tyson Wells Show Grounds
35 W. Kuehn Street, Quartzsite, AZ 85346

Hours:  9:00AM – 5:00PM daily.

Admission:  Free.

Contact:  520-889-1840 or info@prospectorspanorama.com

Website:  prospectorspanorama.com

Prospectors Panorama is our longest lasting annual show. In addition, we have four annual shows located throughout Arizona, with a showroom in Tucson, Arizona, open year-round (by appointment). We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

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January 5–14, 2024  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 19–28, 2024  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells Annual Sell-A-Rama

121 W. Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346; S.W. corner Hwy 95 (Central Blvd.) & I-10 Fwy

Hours:  9:00AM – 5:00PM daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  Tyson Wells PO Box 60, Quartzsite, AZ 85346, 928-927-6364, tysonwells@tds.net

Website:  www.TysonWells.com

Gems, Rocks, Minerals, Silver and Goldsmithing, Precious Metals, Lapidary Tools, Equipment and Supplies.

 

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January 17–21, 2024  QUARTZSITE, AZ – QIA Annual POWWOW Rock & Gem Show

235 E. Ironwood Street; north of I-10, between Exit 19 and Hwy. 95.

Hours:  7:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

Contact:  928-927-6325, POWWOW@QIAArizona.org

Website:  www.qiaarizona.org

QIA PowWow is the oldest gem and mineral show in Arizona, featuring over 600 booth spaces. More than 250 Vendors will bring gems and mineral specimens from all over the world, which, in many cases, have been self-collected. Many of the vendors have attended this show for over 40 consecutive years.

 

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February 9–11, 2024  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Gold,Treasure and Craft Show

QIA bldg at 235 E. Ironwood Street; north of I-10, between Exit 19 and Hwy. 95.

Hours:  Fri & Sat 9 AM – 4 PM; Sun 9 AM – 3 PM.

Admission:  $10 entrance fee includes 12 raffle tickets.

Contact:  QuartzsiteGoldShow@gmail.com

Website:  quartzsitegoldshow.com

Displays with gold nuggets, prospecting, panning, detectors, jewelry, daily drawings, metal detectors, speakers, equipment, and demonstrations.

 

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Mon, February 26, 2024  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Sponsor:  San Diego Mineral & Gem Society

Venue:  SDMG Bldg, at the back of Spanish Village in Balboa Park, San Diego

Hours:  7:00 PM

Admission:  Free. Open to the public.

Parking is limited behind the SDMG Bldg, so it's first come, first served. Look for additional parking in the Carousel parking lot near Park Blvd. or in the Zoo parking lot.

The February meeting is a double-header featuring our traditional "Show and Tell" of sharing treasured finds and stories from this year at Quartzsite and Tucson. Bring in your prized specimens and a good whopper, er, story or two to share. The second half of the meeting will feature a presentation by guest speaker will be Paul Kloppenborg on Uncommon and Unusual Chain Creations. We'll have refreshments and door prizes. By all means, please bring something to share at the refreshment table. Everyone is welcome and we hope you'll have an enjoyable time.

 

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Mon, March 4, 2024  SAN DIEGO, CA – GSSD General Meeting

Sponsor:  Gemological Society of San Diego

Venue:  SDMG Bldg, at the back of Spanish Village in Balboa Park, San Diego

Hours:  7:00 PM

Admission:  Free. Open to the public.

Parking is limited behind the SDMG Bldg, so it's first come, first served. Look for additional parking in the Carousel parking lot near Park Blvd. or in the Zoo parking lot.

Program TBA. We will have punch and cookies after the program. Please bring something to share.

 

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Sat and Sun, February 24–25, 2024  BAKERSFIELD, CA
Rock, Mineral & Fossil Sale

Hosted by:  Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science

Venue:  2018 Chester Avenue
   Bakersfield, CA 93301

Hours:  Sat 10am – 4pm; Sun noon – 4pm

Website:  www.buenavistamuseum.org

Looking for unique gifts or wanting to add to your collection? This event is just for you. Everything from raw to polished rocks, minerals and fossils. There’s even a little something for the kids. This will defiantly bring out your inner rockhound or turn you into a collector! Two days filled with beautiful rocks, minerals and fossils of all kinds and from all over the world.

 

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2024 VGMS Show poster

 

Sat and Sun, March 2–3, 2024  VENTURA, CA
61st Annual Gem Mineral, Fossil & Lapidary Show

Hosted by:  Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Venue:  Ventura Fairgrounds
   10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001

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

Admission:  FREE.

Parking:  Fee for fairground parking

Website:  vgms.org/category/gem-show

Displays of gems, minerals, meteorites, fossils and award-winning handcrafted jewelry. Includes educational exhibits of fossils collected locally in and around Ventura County, as well as a display of the California State Rock, Mineral, Fossil and Gemstone, featuring a gold nugget and Ice Age saber-tooth cat. Demonstrations include gemstone cutting, silver work and jewelry making, beading, and other arts. Raffle prizes and hourly silent auctions. Expert prospectors will guide you through the steps of gold panning, and you can purchase "pay dirt" to pan for real gold in your own backyard. You'll also see displays that include meteorites, handcrafted jewelry, and "Auggie," the California State Dinosaur.

 

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Fri thru Sun, March 8̵10, 2024  VICTORVILLE, CA – 48th Annual Stoddard Wells Rock Hound Tailgate

Sponsor:  Victor Valley Gem and Mineral Club

Venue:  Stoddard Wells Rd. near I15

Hours:  9am – 5pm daily

Admission & Parking:  Free. Open to the public.

Contact:  VVGMC 760-243-2330

Website:  vvgmc.org

Handcrafted and faceted jewelry, slabs and cabs, findings and equipment, minerals and fossils and TONS of Rough Material, dry camping, grab bags, Silent Auction. Saturday FAMILY Field Trip: Tri-Colored Marble 9am – 1pm.

 

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Mon, March 25, 2024  SAN DIEGO, CA – SDMG General Meeting

Sponsor:  San Diego Mineral & Gem Society

Venue:  SDMG Bldg, at the back of Spanish Village in Balboa Park, San Diego

Hours:  7:00 PM

Admission:  Free. Open to the public.

Parking is limited behind the SDMG Bldg, so it's first come, first served. Look for additional parking in the Carousel parking lot near Park Blvd. or in the Zoo parking lot.

Program TBD. We'll have refreshments and door prizes. By all means, please bring something to share at the refreshment table. Everyone is welcome and we hope you'll have an enjoyable time.

 

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