4M Ranch Trip October 19-21, 2018

October 19-21, 2018 — SONORA, TEXAS: Claude Townsend is sponsoring an autumn cactus, fossil, and petrified wood hunt at the 4M Ranch in Sonora, October 19, 20, 21. The cost is $120 per person for a 3-day, 2-night stay or $20 for a single daytime hunt only. For more information, see the “4M Ranch Trip” article in the August 2018 newsletter or contact Claude at (210) 655-8959 or ctownsend99@twc.com.

Austin Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

October 19-21, 2018 — AUSTIN, TEXAS: Annual show; Austin Gem & Mineral Society; Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd.; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $8, seniors $7, ages 13-18 $2, ages 12 and under free; Theme: Copper Minerals, 30+ vendors of jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils and spheres, exhibits (touch table of rocks and fossils, members’ collections), silent auction, demonstrations of faceting, cabbing, fossil cleaning, and polymer clay, “Youth Education Day” Friday, field trips sponsored by Silicon Labs, Gem Mine, Wheel of Fortune, Jewelry Making, Illumination Station, hourly door prizes, grand prize. Contact Sabrena Wright, 6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757, (512) 458-9546; Email: showchariman@austingemandmineral.org; Website: www.agms-tx.org

Dallas Paleontological Society Show & Sale

October 26-28, 2018 — GLEN ROSE, TEXAS: Show and sale; Dallas Paleontological Society; Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Biggs Blvd., Apt. 10208; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-5; free admission. Contact Mark Randall, 2200 Uecker Drive, Apt. 10208, Lewisville, TX 75067, (469) 371-5309; Email: markrandall00@sbcglobal.net; Website: dallaspaleo.org

Midland Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

November 3-4, 2018 — ODESSA, TEXAS: Annual show; Midland Gem and Mineral Society Show; Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Highway, Building D; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults: $5; Children (6-18) $2; Children 5 and under Free admission. Contact Linda, (432) 242-7057; Email: mgmstx@gmail.com

November 2018 Fredericksburg Rockhounds Meeting

November 5, 2018 — FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: This meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday, November 5th, at the Golden Hub Senior Center located at 1009 N Lincoln, Fredericksburg, Texas.

Houston Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

November 9-11, 2018 — HUMBLE, TEXAS: Annual show; Houston Gem and Mineral Society; Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway; Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults, Seniors, Children, Scouts. Contact Scott Singleton, Show Chairman, 10805 Brooklet, Houston, TX 77099, (281) 530-0942; Email: show@hgms.org; Website: hgms.org

Dallas Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

November 17-18, 2018 — MESQUITE, TEXAS: Annual show; Dallas Gem & Mineral Society; Rodeo Center Exhibition Hall, 1800 Rodeo Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults, seniors and students $8, family of 4 $20, children $4, Scouts in uniform free; door prizes, grand prize drawing, silent auction, fluorescent display, kids’ area, demonstrations of wire wrapping, cabbing, knapping, gold panning, jewelry, slabs, rough, beads. Contact Diana Case, PO Box 550395, Dallas, TX 75355, (469) 688-4057; Email: dgmscontracts@yahoo.com; Website: www.dallasgemandmineral.org

SCFMS 2019 Advance Registration and Schedule

December 15, 2018 — FREDERICKSBURG, TEXAS: The annual SCFMS convention will take place in conjunction with the Fredericksburg Rockhounds 50th Annual Gem & Mineral Show at the Pioneer Pavillion in the Ladybird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg, Texas on the weekend of January 19-20, 2019. Those wishing to attend either the Breakfast with Editors & Webmasters Event or the Awards Banquet Event may do so via the Advanced Registration Form on the SCFMS website located here:


Once there, click on the link titled — Advance Registration Form (due December 15, 2018) and Schedule — to download a Word.docx file that you may then fill out and submit following the instructions within the file.

East Texas Gem & Mineral Annual Show

January 25-27, 2019 —TYLER, TEXAS: Annual show; East Texas Gem and Mineral Show; Tyler, Texas, 420 Rose Park Dr; Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5.00, Students $1.00. Free admission for kids under 12 and scouts in uniform.; Our 23rd Annual Show features outstanding vendors offering gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, wire wrapping, decorator items, geodes, and meteorites. The renowned Rock Food Table will be on display, and attendees can enjoy demonstrations and show cases. Fun for the whole family. Contact Keith Harmon, Show Chairman, 9116 US Highway 84 West, Rusk, TX 75785; Email: keithharmon19@yahoo.com; Website: etgms.com

Waco Gem & Mineral Annual Show

May 4-5, 2019 — WACO, TEXAS: Annual show; 59th Waco Gem and Mineral Show; Waco, Texas, Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; Adults $5.00, Kiddos 10 and under $1.00.; Come join the fun and adventure in finding your new treasures! Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Children’s Activities, Jewelry, Precious Stones, Geodes, Crystals, Fossils, Rare Minerals and so much more! We will have concessions to keep your energy levels going! Visit our site www.wacogemandmineral.org. To view the flyer for this event, please click here to download or open a .pdf file.

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