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The Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore will hold its, 52nd Annual Atlantic Coast Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Fossil Show. To be held at The Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794-9604. This year’s event will occur on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th, 2016. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The show features quality dealers from all over the United States who sell jewelry, gemstones, minerals and fossils. Also featured are exhibits and displays of these items. There will be jewelry making, gemstone cutting, and related craft demonstrations and classes. Special displays and activities are available for children, including an opportunity to mine for real gemstones. Admission: Adults $6.00 Children under 12 and scouts in uniform are free, when accompanied by an adult. Directions to the Fairgrounds: From Baltimore take I-70 to Rt. 32 south; Turn right on Rt. 144 west Fairgrounds Road is half a mile on the right. From Washington area – Routes 29 or 95 North to Rt. 32 west/north; turn left on Rt. 144 west- Fairgrounds road is a half of a mile on the right.
The Maryland Geological Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection, study, and display of all aspects of the geological sciences. Members include amateur and professional fossil and mineral collectors. Membership is open to all. The club meets at the Community Center in Bowie, Maryland, on the third Sunday of every other month, beginning in January. Visitors are welcome! What’s Hot The Paleontological Society has established a new membership category for amateur and avocational paleontologists beginning in 2017. The discounted annual fee is $30 and carries with it all of the benefits of regular membership, including online access to The Society’s two journals. Member benefits are outlined here. You can join online or via a paper form here. The President of The Society, Arnie Miller, invites your questions about this new membership category at email@example.com. Next Meeting Sunday, November 20, 2016. Meeting runs from 11 am to 3 pm at the Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, Maryland 20715 Directions to the Center can be found under the Meetings & Trips tab above or at this link. Elections & Holiday Party Mineral of the Meeting: Halite
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The Clearwater Nature Center sponsors two clubs for people interested in rocks and minerals. The Rock & Mineral Club goes on monthly field trips to collect rocks, minerals and fossils while the Clearwater Lapidary Club meets monthly to pursue gem cutting and jewelry making interests.
Southern Maryland Rock & Mineral Club GO TO ROCK CLUB WEBSITE Clearwater Lapidary Club GO TO LAPIDARY CLUB WEBSITE Clearwater Nature Center – 11400 Thrift Road, Clinton, MD. 20735 – (301) 297-4575. Open Daily 8:30am – 5:00pm Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm Closed Holidays
Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of Montgomery County MD., Inc. A 501 C-3 non-profit education organization Next Meeting: Monday November 14, 7:30 PM @ Rockville Senior Center Presentation: Our Hobby, Our Passion: Getting to Know Our Fellow Members’ Favorite Things About Gems, Lapidary, or Minerals Junior Program (focused on ages 10-16)… Fluorescent Minerals. Rockhounder Events Board Members Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show Photos/History Library Interesting Links Do you collect minerals? Like to learn about fossils? Interested in creating jewelry? Have a child excited about rocks and minerals? Or just want to learn about what is under your feet? Then read on… and join.
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