ADA, OKLAHOMA- Mineral & Fossil Club- Show- “A Festival of Gems, Minerals & Fossils”

Filed under: Club Rollcall (hello's),Coming Events — Gary March 21, 2011 @ 9:45 am

OKLAHOMA Rockhound Club

March 25-27


A Festival Of Gems, Minerals & Fossils 2011 !!!


Swap, Show and Sale

March 25,26 & 27 2011

Free Admission.

The show will feature various demonstrations and displays of fluorescent rocks, minerals, fossils, lapidary and jewelry. Silent auctions of materials donated by dealers and members will be held  hourly.

** A raffle Drawing on Sunday Afternoon at 3 P.M. For all Ticket Holders, need not be present to win**

Special Kids’ Event: Fossil Dig.

Petting Zoo

Hours: Friday 10 AM till 6 PM.

Saturday 9 AM till 5 PM,

Sunday 10 AM till 4 PM.

Admissions & Fees: Free

Dealers: Dealers from the surrounding states (Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, & Texas & Indiana).

Event Location: Pontotoc County Agri‑Plex, Ada, Oklahoma

Main Building #1 (Western Side of Agriplex)

At the N.E. Corner of the intersection of State Highway 99 (U.S. 377) and the Richardson Bypass (SHwy 1 & 3E)

Information Mailing Address:  Ed Vermillion, Show Chairperson

P.O. Box 782

Purcell, Ok 73080


Show Committee:

Bill Rushlau

Melody Ulanowski

Ovetta Vermillion

Web site:

**Check out their field trip gallery!  One pic from there…

Dogtooth Calcite

Dogtooth Calcite

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA: Rock Show & Sale. OrangeBelt Mineralogical Society

Filed under: Coming Events — Gary March 15, 2011 @ 8:54 pm



Orange Belt Mineralogical Society (OBMS) – established in 1933.  A non-profit club of rock enthusiasts who hunt for rocks, develop their lapidary skills, and fabricate jewelry and rock artifacts in a workshop in San Bernardino, California.  We organize hunts for rocks and teach lapidary, wire wrapping, silversmithing, and lost wax casting skills.
You can make a cabachon on your first visit.


March 18 – 20, 2011   Fri., Sat., and Sun.

Western Regional Little League Ball Park

6707 Little League Drive

San Bernardino, CA.  92407

There will be Crafts, Rocks, Jewelry, Tools,

Books, Food, Drinks and More. 9 a.m to Dusk

Children Activities: Fun for all ages

FREE Admission and Parking !



Come join us at our workshop in San Bernardino, California.

205 Benedict St. #8

San Bernardino, California

(909) 381 – 0089

Shop Hours:

Monday – Thursday 5 – 9 p.m.

Saturday 10 – 3 p.m.

We will teach you:

Where to look for rocks.

How to make spheres and cabachons.

How to make carvings.

How to make jewelry by

wire wrapping,

silversmithing and lost wax castings.




OBMS members have a BBQ on the 2nd Saturday of every month. This is a good time to come on down and work on one of those nice pieces of jewelry or that rock you’ve been meaning to cut and enjoy some good food.

Bring that favorite dish you know everyone will love to eat and maybe even a friend so they too can share our warm and friendly atmosphere. Like Always, all donations are welcome.


Fresno FGMS

Fresno FGMS

Most months the club plans field trips to the coast, desert, and other interesting places where fascinating stones and minerals can be found, collected and or worked for tumbling, cutting and polishing. We offer day trips and overnighters for both the novice and experienced rockhound. Our field trips are great fun for the entire family.
Times and dates are posted in our monthly newsletter.


Saturday, March 12, 2011
Quartz Mountain, Coarsegold, Madera County

Come and join us for a day of Quartz Crystal collecting behind the Casino in Coarsegold.  Quartz Mountain is a small BLM area, featuring smoky to clear quartz crystals.  It’s also the site of the historic Narbo Mine, a late 18th century gold camp.  Unfortunately (for the investors and miners) there wasn’t enough gold found to keep the mine open for long.

The crystals found here aren’t as big or flashy as Arkansas quartz, but the collecting is relatively easy, with mine dump, surface & pocket digging.

If you attended one of our digs there last year, you will remember the “trudge” up the Mountain. It wasn’t bad, but FGMS member Paul has improved the road up the Mountain, and it’s now passenger car accessible.

Quartz Mountain

Quartz Mountain

We will meet at the Chevron Station at Hwy 41 & Picayune Road at 9:30, and proceed to the dig site at 10 am. Please be prompt, since we’re required to close the gate after entering and I prefer digging to running up and down the Mountain.

Be sure to bring lunch with you, so I don’t have to open the gate repeatedly. The Chevron MiniMart has plenty of deep fried junk food, burgers & chips!  Dogs are welcome as long as they’re friendly and able to stay on a leash if necessary.

This event involves requires only very minimal hiking from the hilltop destination point. We will assemble at the Chevron mini mart. If you’re running late, CALL ME so we know you’re coming.

Sorry, no early departures. Departure time from the site is approximately 3 pm at this point, so be prepared to relax if you have your fill of digging.

The amount of hiking you do is up to you. Once at the hilltop gathering area, you’ll be able to start collecting within a few yards of your car. Collecting ranges from surface scratching to hard rock, vein “pocket” mining. We will be doing some (semi) organized mining, and there are plenty of tailings for those who wish to screen for smaller points.

We�re look forward to having a great time! Feel free to contact Kris or Bob with any questions.

Click here for the Google Maps link.

Field Trip Co-Chairman – Kris Rowe – 559-250-5057   Bob Coates – 559-313-0440