Traveling In The USA
The Rock and Mineral Section
The mineral specimens shown in the photos are from personal collections, museums, rock shows and anyplace else I stumbled across that will let me photograph their minerals.
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You can verify dates and times for each Mineral Show and obtain directions to the show by going to the Club’s website.
Major Rock and Mineral Shows in the Midwest
22-24 --- Bloomington, IN
GEM MINERAL - FOSSIL SHOW - SWAP
Sponsored by Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc. Show and Swap Schedule - EDT
Friday 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Held: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, South of Bedford, IN Directions: From the junction of IN 37 and US 50, south of Bedford, turn west on US 50W. Go about 0.6 miles, fairgrounds on right.
Address: 11265 W US 50, Bedford, IN. http://www.lawrencecountyrockclub.org/rockshow.html
For information call: 812-675-6034
12-14 --- Warren, MICHIGAN: Michigan Mineralogical Society Annual Show. Fri 9 am - 6 pm; Sat 10 am - 7 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm. South Macomb Community College Expo Center, Building P located in the southeast section of the campus (14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088) and is best reached off of Hayes Road. 60+ dealers. Contact: Wilbur Pfromm at firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://www.michmin.org
May 3-5 --- KALAMAZOO, MI. Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society (KGMS) 58th Annual Gem & Mineral Show. Adding more vendors in 2018! Location - Kalamazoo Expo Center, Kalamazoo Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street, Fri 4-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. At 28,000 square feet of show space the KGMS show is one of the largest and best attended shows in Michigan. More vendors and presenters in 2018! Get, or make your mother day gift here. An event for the whole family. CONTACT: KalamazooRockClub.org or Dealer Liaison, show@KalamazooRockClub.org
5-6 --- CINCINNATI, OH; Wholesale and Retail Show, Cincinnati Mineral Society, SHARONVILLE CONVENTION CENTER 11355 Chester Road, Sharonville, OH 4524. Sat. 10:00-6:00, Sun. 11:00-5:00, Theme - Mineral and Fossil Collections in the American Midwest - education center, lapidary demonstration, Scout merit badge assistance, free kids' mineral or fossil collection, displays from 70 museum, university and private collections, 50 retail dealers, 4 wholesale dealers, 6 publications.
For more information http://www.geofair.com/
Listing of the largest Rock, Gem and Mineral Shows in the Midwest region of the USA.
To be listed in this section a show must have at least 25 dealers.
These are the shows where prime mineral specimens are sold, sometimes, at prime prices.
Join me May 3 -5, 2019 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The KGMS Rock, Gem, Fossil and Mineral Show a great event for the whole family!
Now, with over 28,000 sq ft of show space spread between two rooms, and a thrid presentation room , the KGMS Show qualifies as a major midwest rock and mineral show. It is one of the best attended and largest shows in Michigan.
The Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society (KGMS) annual Show is held at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI
The Show always takes place the weekend before Mother’s Day (Either the last weekend of April or the first weekend in May)
Vendor contact show@KalamazooRockClub.org
website - www.kalamazoorockclub.org