2005 Regional Shows & Swaps
The Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Hosted by the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
January 14-16th
Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Lakeside Mall
(I-70 and Harlan)
Denver, CO
For info, call: (303) 783-0221

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows
January 31 - February 14th
Various sites around the city
Tucson, AZ

The International Gem & Jewelry Show
March 4-6th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart
(Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216

The Deming Rockhound Round-up
Hosted by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society
March 11-14th
Deming, NM
Contact: Barbara Hamilton at (505) 544-8643
Rockhound Round-up Info

Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Show
Treasures of the Earth

March 18-20th
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
New Mexico State Fairgrounds
School Arts/Flower Building
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Paul Hlava at (505) 255-5478
Show Info

Rock and Gem Rendezvous
March 19-20th
9am - 5pm
Rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, beads, beading supplies, lapidary equipment, great food, etc.
Over 100 booths with a large variety of unique and unusual items made from Mother Earth.
Free admission - Free parking
Kern County Fair Grounds
1142 South P. Street
Bakersfield, CA
Contact: Lewis Helfrich at (661) 872-8230 or lewsrocks@netzero.net

Fort Collins Gem & Mineral Show
April 1-3rd
Hosted by the
Fort Collins Rockhounds Club
Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Agate and Pyrite
Admission: Adults $3; 3-day pass $5; Students $1;
Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult
Lincoln Center
419 W. Magnolia
Ft. Collins, CO
Contact: Show Chairman at (970) 493-6168 or fcrockhounds@yahoo.com

Spring Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
April 22-24th
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Minerals * Fossils * Gems * Beads * Jewelry
Free Admission!!! Free Parking!!!
Two Locations:
Holiday Inn - Denver North at (303) 292-9500
Best Western - Central (formerly Travelodge) at (303) 296-4000
Both located where I-25 meets I-70
Contact: Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC

Wichita Gem & Mineral Society and
Rocky Mtn. Federation Convention & Show

April 22-24th
Cessna Activity Center
2744 George Washington Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas
Contact: Gene Maggard at (316) 742-3746
Show Info

Rocky Mountain Bead Society Bead Bazaar
April 23-24th
Sat: 10-6pm
Sun: 10-5pm
Admission: $5
Denver Merchandise Mart (in the Expo Hall)
I-25 and 58th Ave
Denver, CO
Bazaar Info

Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction
May 7th
Hosted by the Colorado Mineral Society
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
920 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947

Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Show
May 7-9th (Mother's Day weekend)
Exhibits & Demonstrations
Activities for Kids
Two Rivers Convention Center at First and Main Streets
Grand Junction, CO
Contact: Gary and Pat Briels at (970) 245-7925

Denver Gem & Mineral Guild Auctions
May 13th
Hosted by the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
Live Auction and Silent Auction
Free Admission
Gems, Mineral Specimens, Fossils, Petrified Wood, etc.
Special table for Kids Only!
Setup starts at 6:30pm
Non-members may bring specimens to sell at the auction. 30% of the final bid price must be donated to DGMG. Non-members are limited to bringing 2 flats or 20 specimens.
Berthoud Hall
Colorado School of Mines (16th & Illinois Street)
Golden, CO
Contact: Pete Neri at (303) 674-2792

Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Silent Auction
May 14th
1 - 4pm
Glendale Community Center
999 S. Clermont (near Kentucky and Colorado Blvd.)
Glendale, CO
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947

Westminster Mall Rocks Show
June 3-5th
Hosted by the Mile Hi Rock and Mineral Society (RAMS)
Times: Mall hours
Westminster Mall
88th Ave. and Sheridan
Westminster, CO
Contact: Jennie Baldwin at (303) 659-7630

Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Silent Auction
June 9th
Hosted by the Flatirons Mineral Club
Boulder Senior Center (9th & Arapahoe)
Boulder, CO

Wyoming State Mineral and Gem Show
June 11-12th
Hosted by the Shoshone Rock Club
Sat: 9am 8pm
Sun: 9am 4pm
Theme: Stones and Bones
Park County Fairgrounds
Powell, Wyoming
Contact: Jane Neale at (307) 754-3285 - jljewlry@wir.net
or Mary Ann Northrup at (307) 754-4472 - northman@wir.net
Show Info

The International Gem & Jewelry Show
June 17-19th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart (Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216

Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show
June 17-19th
Hosted by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Pikes Peak, A Rockhounds Paradise
Exhibits, Programs, Jewelry, Door Prizes, Swap tables, Gold panning
Admission: $4 for adults; $1.50 for children under 13.
Location: Phil Long Expo Center
1515 Auto Mall Loop (I-25 and N. Academy Exit)
Colorado Springs, CO
Contact: Ruth Cook at (719) 632-9686 or csmsshow@cs.com

Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
July 8-10th
Hosted by the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
La Plata County Fairgrounds
2500 Main Street
Durango, CO
Contact: Bill Birze at (970) 247-0187 or info@durangorocks.org
Show Info

Mineral County Gem & Mineral Show
August 5-7th
Underground Mining Museum
Creede, CO
Contact: Rare Things Gallery at (719) 658-2376

"Contin-Tail" Swap Meet
August 12-14th
Sponsored by the Colorado Federation of Mineralogical Societies
and hosted by the Columbine Gem & Mineral Society (Salida, CO)
Buy/Sell/Swap rocks, minerals and fossils!
Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds/Fairgrounds
Buena Vista, CO
Contact: cofedminsoc@hotmail.com or (303) 833-2939

Fairplay Bead Swap & Show
August 13-14th
Cabs, stone beads and other items!
Hosted by South Park Pottery & Back Room Beads
Fairplay, CO
Contact: Pat Pocius at (719) 836-2698

The Lake George Gem and Mineral Show
August 19-21st
Minerals * Fossils * Jewelry * Lapidary
Local Specimens * Field Trips
Free Admission! * Free Parking!
Lake George, CO
(38 miles west of Colorado Springs on US 24)
Contact: Ruth Cook (General info) at (719) 632-9686 or ruthbcook@cs.com
or Richard Parsons (Dealer info) at (303) 838-8859 or tazaminerals@att.net

The Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 16-18th

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: Quartz and Cryptocrystalline Quartz
Displays * Dealers * Minerals
* Gems * Jewelry * Fossils

Public Welcome!
Denver Merchandise Mart (in the Expo Hall and Plaza)
I-25 and 58th Ave
Denver, CO
MapQuest Map
Contact: Barb Melby at (303) 233-2516
www.denvermineralshow.com or info@denvermineralshow.com

Flatirons Mineral Club Show
November 18-20th
Hosted by the Flatirons Mineral Club
Elks Lodge
3975 28th Street
Boulder, CO
Contact: Gerald Naugle at (303) 591-2830