2009 Regional Shows & Swaps
Here is a list of the known Shows in or near Colorado for 2009. This list will be updated each month.

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows
January 24 - February 15th
Many sites around the city
Tucson, AZ
Show Info


Denver Gem & Mineral Guild Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show
February 27 - March 1st
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Ave
Golden, CO
Show Info


The International Gem & Jewelry Show
March 6-8th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart
(Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
Show Info


Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Show
Treasures of the Earth

March 20-22nd
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Ruby
New Mexico State Fairgrounds
School Arts/Flower Building
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Contact: Paul Hlava at (505) 255-5478
Show Info


Fort Collins Gem & Mineral Show
March 27-29th
Hosted by the
Fort Collins Rockhounds Club
Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Nature's Treasures
Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia
Ft. Collins, CO
Contact: Show Chairman, Dave Halliburton
Show Info


North Jeffco Gem and Mineral Club's annual Silent Auction
April 10th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Come see us at our annual Silent Auction!
There will be lots of rocks, minerals, fossils, crafts and more for the bidding.
Public invited!
Buyers and Sellers welcome!
If you need a finished piece of jewelry, rough material to fashion yourself, a specimen for your collection, or an interesting time, this is the place to be!
Arvada Senior Center
6842 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO
Contact: Ron Knoshaug at (303) 423-2923
Show Info


Spring Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
April 24-26th
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Minerals * Fossils * Gems * Beads * Jewelry
Free Admission!!! Free Parking!!!
Holiday Inn - Denver North at (303) 292-9500
Located where I-25 meets I-70
Contact: Martin Zinn Expositions, LLC


Rocky Mountain Bead Society Bead Bazaar
April 25-26th
Sat: 10-6pm
Sun: 10-5pm
Admission: $5 (good both days)
Denver Merchandise Mart (in the Expo Hall)
I-25 and 58th Ave
Denver, CO
Bazaar Info


Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction
May 2nd
Hosted by the Colorado Mineral Society
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
920 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO
11-3pm
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947
Show Info


Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Show
May 9-10th (Mother's Day weekend)
Theme: Arts of Nature
Two Rivers Convention Center (at First and Main Streets)
Grand Junction, CO
Contact: Dave McCollough at (970) 523-5443


Denver Gem & Mineral Guild Auction
May 8th
7:30pm
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 (Geology Building)
Colorado School of Mines (16th & Illinois Street)
Golden, CO
Contact: Bob Park at (303) 279-1015
Show Info


The International Gem & Jewelry Show
June 12-14th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart (Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216
Show Info


Rock Fair at WMMI
June 20th
Hosted by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Sat: 9:00AM 3:00PM
Adults: $5.00
Children: $2.00
An outdoor rock and mineral show with the opportunity to enjoy the
exhibits of a mining museum. Vendors selling rocks, minerals, jewelry
and food; presentations; Gold panning and Metal Detecting demonstrations;
rock, mineral and fossil identification; a childrens area and face painting.
Location: Western Museum of Mining and Industry
225 North Gate Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Contact: Ronald Yamiolkoski at (719) 683-2603 or info@csms.us
Show Info


Colorado State Mining Championship and Days of 92 Mining Competition
sometime in July
Creede, CO
Creede Chamber of Commerce
(719) 658-2374
Toll Free: 800-327-2102
General Area Info


Annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
July 10-12th
Hosted by the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
Kids Activities All Weekend!
Demonstrations and Workshops
Gems, Minerals, Jewelry, Fossils, Beading, Raffle & Door Prizes
Educational and Fluorescent Displays
Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
La Plata County Fairgrounds
2500 Main Ave.
Durango, CO
Contact: Joanna Baker at (970) 563-9908 or 2009Show@DurangoRocks.org
Show Info


AFMS/NFMS Show & Convention
July 30 - August 2
Holiday Inn Trade Center
5500 Midland Road
Billings, Montana
Contact: Doug True at dtruefossils@yahoo.com or call (406) 670-0506
Hosted by the Billings Gem and Mineral Club
Show Info


Mineral County Rock & Mineral Show
July 31 - August 2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Underground Mining Museum
North of downtown Creede, CO
Contact: Rare Things Gallery at (719) 658-2376 or (719) 658-2370


Fairplay Bead & Fiber Show
August 8-9th
Cabs, stone beads and other items!
Hosted by South Park Pottery & Back Room Beads
Fairplay, CO
Contact: Pat Pocius at (719) 836-2698
Show Info


The Lake George Gem and Mineral Show
August 14-16th
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: John Rakowski - Show Chairman (719) 748-3861
or Rebecca Blair - Dealer Chairwoman (719) 748-3030
Show Info


The Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 18-20th

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: "Fossils Windows to the Past"
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