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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DECEMBER 2019

December 2019 Calendar

I. SDMG & GSSD Meetings & Events

No SDMG Board Meeting in December

Mon, Dec 16, 2019 – SDMG Xmas Potluck & Ornament Contest, 5 to 11pm, Room 101, Casa del Prado

Dec 22, 2018 thru Jan 5, 2020 – Holiday hiatus – SDMG Workshop closed, SDMG Bldg.

NO SDMG General Meeting in December

Mon, Jan 6, 2020 – SDMG Winter Classes Resume, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, Jan 6, 2020 – GSSD General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, January 20, 2020 – SDMG Board Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Mon, January 27, 2020 – SDMG General Meeting, 7pm, SDMG Bldg.

Shows and events held through February 2020 appear in
The Pegmatite (December 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

January 3–5, 2020  Phoenix, AZ – 48th Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show

January 18–19, 2020  Exeter, CA – 2020 Gemboree Exeter Rock & Gem Show

Fri & Sat, January 31 – February 1, 2020  Fallbrook, CA – 55th Pacific Micromount Conference (field trip on Sun, Feb 2)

SPOTLIGHT ON Quartzsite 2020

January 1 – February 28, 2020  Quartzsite, AZ – Desert Gardens Gems, Rocks and Minerals Show

January 2 – February 28, 2020  Quartzsite, AZ – Prospector's Panorama

January 3–12, 2020  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 15–19, 2020  Quartzsite, AZ – QIA Annual POWWOW Rock & Gem Show

January 17–26, 2020  Quartzsite, AZ – Tyson Wells Annual Sell-A-Rama

Monday, January 22, 2020  Quartzsite, CA – ALAA 8th Annual Cleanup (Gold Nugget Road, 8am MST)

 

 

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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January 1 – February 28, 2020  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:  8:00am – 5:00pm daily.

Admission and Parking:  Free.

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

Website:  www.desertgardensrvpark.net

With more than 200 vendors, Desert Gardens is the fifth largest and longest running Rock, Gem and Mineral Show in the world and the largest in Quartzsite! Since 1999 the Desert Gardens show has been home for hundreds of vendors from around the world selling thousands of rocks, gems and minerals to daily visitors, wholesalers.

 

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January 2 – February 28, 2020  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:  www.prospectorspanorama.com

Wholesale and retail Dealers featuring a variety of specimens, astounding collections, raw materials, finished products.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, January 3–5, 2020  FLAGSTAFF, AZ – 48th Annual Flagg Gem & Mineral Show – "Fossils of Arizona"

Sponsors:  Flagg Gem and Mineral Show and the Minerals of AZ Symposium

Venue:  Mesa Community College, the west parking lot on Dobson Road located just north of the Superstition Fwy (Route 60), Mesa, AZ 85202
Across the street from Rialto City Hall.   Corner of 1st St. and Palm Ave.

Hours:  9am to 5pm daily.

Admission & Parking:  Free

Website:  flaggmineralfoundation.org/home/flagg-gem-and-mineral-show/

Tailgate format featuring vendors with special displays, club booths, jewelry, gems, beads, fossils, minerals, and lapidary supplies, ATM, food vendors and activities. A goal of the show is to stimulate interest of children in rocks, minerals, geology, and science. Several groups will have free samples for children and teachers, and there will be free activities.

 

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January 3–12, 2020  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells Rock & Gem Show

January 17–26, 2019  QUARTZSITE, AZ – Tyson Wells Annual Sell-A-Rama

100 W. Kuehn St., Quartzsite, AZ 85346; S.W. corner Hwy 95 & 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

Wholesale and retail show featuring fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, silver and goldsmithing, rocks, minerals, lapidary tools, equipment and supplies.

 

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January 15–19, 2020  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

This annual Show has vendors of gems, minerals, fossils and jewelry coming from all over the world. More than 500 vendor spaces inside and outside the building in the huge parking lot area, plus three home-cooked meals are served daily.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, January 18–19, 2020  EXETER, CA – 2020 Gemboree Exeter Rock & Gem Show

Sponsor:  Tule Gem & Mineral Society, Visalia

Venue:  Exeter Veterans' Memorial Building
324 N. Kaweah Avenue, Exeter, CA 93221

Hours:  Sat 10am to 5pm; Sun 10am to 4pm.

Admission & Parking:  Free

Contact:  Gayle Bingaman, 559-802-6029 or Bandgbing@aol.com

Website:  www.tulegem.com

Vendors will have a variety of gems, jewelry, rock, fossils, beads, books, and lapidary supplies. Snack bar with sandwiches, desserts, and drinks. Ongoing demonstrations including faceting, beading, and polishing rock and exibits showcasing the work of our talented club members. Grab Bags, Treasure Hunt, Wheel of Fortune, Drawings every half hour, and Silent Auction.

 

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Fri, Sat & Sun, January 31 – February 2, 2020  FALLBROOK, CA – 55th Pacific Micromount Conference

Presented by:  Mineralogical Society of Southern California

Venue:  Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Museum
123 W. Alvarado St.
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Contact:  rhousley@its.caltech.edu

Website:  http://bit.ly/2020-pac-micromin-conf

Lectures by Paul Adams, Joe Marty, and Herwig Pelckmans. Giveaway and one dollar sales tables, Silent Auction, a Verbal Auction of fine micro specimens, and a field trip on Sunday, Feb 2.

Website:  www.mineralsocal.org/pacific-micromount-conference/

 

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