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January 2018

20-21FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: Annual show; Fredericksburg Rockhounds , Pioneer Pavillion ; Lady Bird Johnson Park , Hwy 16 South; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; Minerals, fossils, meteorites, geodes, stone carvings, jewelry. Vendors from the southwest geologists to identify your mystery rocks, silent auction. ; contact Jim Gedeon, 1156 Old Willow Rd., Fredericksburg, TX 78624, (830)-456-5419; e-mail: gedeonjim!

February 2018

17-17LLANO, TEXAS: Annual show; Friends of the Llano Red Top Jail, Llano County Community Center; County Rd 152; Sat. 8-5; Free Admission; This fun, educational and free event is for Prospectors, Rock Collectors, Treasure Hunters, and Metal Detecting enthusiasts to get together, share ideas and experiences. There will be a limited number of commercial vendors, and a swap meet outside for noncommercial individuals selling items related to the theme of the show. A silent auction will be held to benefit the historic Llano Red Top Jail renovation.; contact Frank Rowell, 805 Berry St, Llano, TX 78643, (325)-248-1067; e-mail:; Web site:

24-25PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem and Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; 2000 S Columbia; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $2, Students $1, Children free; We will have a Kid\\\'s Wheel, Silent Auction, and various dealers selling rocks, minerals and fossils. We will also demonstrate silversmithing, flint knapping, wire wrapping and how spheres are made. We will have a raffle that will benefit the local university geology scholarship fund.; contact Bobby Shipman, 1616, Ennis St., (806)-685-3748

24-25PLAINVIEW, TEXAS: Annual show; Hi Plains Gem and Mineral Society, Ollie Liner Center; South Business I-27; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Asults $2, Students $1, Children free; Dealers will have rocks, minerals, jewelry, fossils for sale. There will be a Kid\\\\\\\'s Wheel, Silent Auction, and snack bar. We will have various demonstrations of silversmithing, wire-wrapping, flint knapping, and various lapidary arts. A grand prize raffle and hourly door prizes add to the fun.; contact Bobby Shipman, 1616 Ennis Street, Plainview, TX 79072, (806)-685-3748; e-mail:; Web site: n/a

March 2018

10-11SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS: Annual show; Southwest Gem and Mineral Society, San Antonio Event Center; 8111 Meadow Leaf Dr. , Near corner of Marbach and I-410; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $5, Seniors/Military $3, Students $2 w/ID, Children under 12 $1; 57TH Fiesta of Gems. Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, gemstones, silent auction, hourly and grand prizes, games, exhibits, make your own cabachon, parking $3; contact Robert Bowie, TX 78133, (830)-387-1766; e-mail:; Web site:

March 2018-April 2018

30-1ALPINE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Chihuahuan Desert Gem & Mineral Club, Alpine Civiv Center; 801 W. Holland Ave., (W. Hwy 90); Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Free Admission; Inside and outside vendors. Exhibits (non-competitive).; contact Judith Brueske, PO Box 195, Alpine, TX 79831, (432)-244-9503; e-mail:

April 2018

14-15ABILENE, TEXAS: Annual show; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society, Abilene Convention Center; N 6th & Pine; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4; Admission $3, Children 6-12, $1.50; under under 6 & Scouts and Military in uniform free; Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society. Exhibits, Wheel of Fortune, dealers, fossils, rare minerals, cut and uncut gems, fluorescent display, lapidary supplies and rough, jewelry making equipment, beads, Crack your own Geode, Silent Auction, door prizes, grand prize drawing; proceeds benefit scholarship program. ; contact Kay McDaniel, 3118 Woodglenn Cove, Abilene, TX 79606, (325)-668-8558; e-mail:; Web site:

May 2018

5-6LUBBOCK, TEXAS: Show and sale; Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat. 10-06, Sun. 10-05; Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Children Free; 60th Anniversary show; This year the Lubbock Gem & Mineral Society is Hosting the South Central Federation Convention (SCFMS). Vendors with Jewelry, Loose Stones, Rough, Cabs, Slabs, Geodes, Beads, Gemstones, Mineral Specimens, Crystals, Fossils, Spheres, and Lapidary Tools. Hourly door prizes. Drawings for two grand prizes, one for Kids and one for Adults. Numerous display cases and large rocks in our “rocks you can touch” area! Our kid’s area will have games and grab bags, and we will feature our new fluorescent tent with rocks that “glow in the dark”. Proceeds support the LGMS (501(c)(3) organization), and scholarships in the Earth Sciences at Texas Tech.; contact Walt Beneze, PO Box 6371, Lubbock, TX 79493; e-mail:; Web site: