Visit a Show in Your Area

If you are an EFMLS member club and would like to have your show or swap listed in the calendar, please contact me at Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line.

January 2018

20: Plymouth Meeting, PA - Mineral and Fossil Swap & Sell sponsored by the Philadelphia Mineral Society.  LOCATION CHANGE:  LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Hours 9:00 - Noon.  Info and Reservations: John Rateike

February 2018

16-18: Indianapolis, IN - GeoFest, the 16th Annual Indiana State Museum Fossil, Gem and Mineral Show. February 16, 17 and 18 2018. Friday and Saturday 10 - 5, and Sunday 11 - 4. Retail show will include dealers, regional clubs, and adult and kid's activities in a beautiful museum building. Contact Peggy Fisherkeller, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204; 317-232-7172;; Website:   GeoFest is included with museum admission: $14.95 for adults, $13.95 for seniors, $12.95 for Indiana college students and $9.95 for children. Group rates are available.

 March 2018  

3-4: Wilmington, DE - The Delaware Mineralogical Society, Inc. will hold its 55th  Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show at a Same Show Location as 2017--  University of Delaware – Wilmington Campus- Arsht Conference Center; 2800 Pennsylvania Ave (Rt-52); Wilmington, Delaware 19806. Hours Saturday are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The show features educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens, displays from regional and university museums, a roster of fine dealers of minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry and lapidary supplies, door prizes, a fossil/mineral symposium, demonstrations of gem cutting and polishing and a children’s table, where youngsters may purchase inexpensive mineral and fossil specimens    .  Admission is $6.00, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for youngsters between 12 and 16, and free for children under 12 and scouts in uniform when accompanied by an adult. The Delaware Mineralogical Society is a non-profit organization, affiliated with the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies, and dedicated to learning and teaching about the earth sciences, rocks, minerals, fossils and the lapidary arts. Membership is open to all who are interested in these areas. Info and Coupons at  or contact or Elaine Kipp (show Chair)  410-392-6826

10: Fairless Hills, PA - 42st Annual Micromount Symposium sponsored by the Leidy Microscopical Society.  Northminster Presbyterian Church, 140 Trenton Road, Fairless Hills, PA.  Contact: Don McAlarnen <> or 610-584-1364 for reservations and more information.

24-25: Plymouth Meeting, PA - 2018 Mineral Treasures and Fossil Fair Saturday March 24, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, March 25, 10 am to 4 pm. Lulu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA., (PA Turnpike, exit 333; or I-476, exit 20) Free Parking.Adults $5.00. Children under 12 $1.00; Uniformed scouts and troop leaders free.Special Features: On both days a line-up of distinguished professional speakers will be presented. Once again the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia will present a display of minerals from its collection.  In addition, there will be fossil and mineral displays, educational materials, door prizes and a food concession.  Thirty dealers will offer fossils, minerals, crystals, and jewelry from all over the world, as well as books, decorative items, and other merchandise.  Young visitors can enjoy the annual fossil dig for children and the kid's corner with free mineral gifts. Information: Contact: Cheryl Leibold, 

24-25: Chambersburg, PA - 40th Annual Gem-Mineral and Jewelry Show –sponsored by Franklin County Rock and Mineral Club, Chambersburg, PA Hamilton Heights Elementary School, 1589 Johnson Road, Chambersburg, PA, Jewelry-Gemstones-Minerals-Fossils-Demonstrations, Displays, Door Prizes, Admission $5.00, Children under 12 free with adult, Contact information: Matt Eldon-Show Chairman,, 120 E. 2nd St., Waynesboro, PA 17268, Phone: 717-765-9770

24-25: Wysox, PA - 49th Annual Gem and Mineral Show sponsored by the Che-Hanna Rock & Mineral Club.  Wysox Vol. Fire Co Social Hall, 111 Lake Rd; Wysox, PA. Info:

24-25: Plymouth Meeting, PA - Mineral  Treasures  and Fossil Fair sponsored  by the Philadelphia Mineral Society & Delaware Valley Paleontological Society.  LuLu Temple, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA (PA Turnpike exit 333, or I-476, exit 20). Info: or

April 2018  

7-8: Raleigh, NC - Tar Heel Mineral Club annual show and EFMLS/AFMS Convention, Raleigh, NC  AFMS Annual Meeting - Thursday April 12,  EFMLS Annual Meeting - Friday April 13,  AFMS/EFMLS Awards Banquet - Saturday, April 14,  Breakfast with the Editors & Webmasters - Sun. April 15.  Info:

14: Dover, NH - 14th  Annual Earl & Malvina Packard Rock, Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southeastern New Hampshire Mineral Club. Dover Veterans Community Center, 156 Back River Rd, Dover, NH.  Info:  Brian: 207-710-6254 or

14-15: Miami, FL - The MIAMI MINERALOGICAL AND LAPIDARY GUILD (MMLG) is holding a Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show on April 14 & 15 from 10 AM to 5 PM at EVELYN GREER PARK, 8200 SW 124 Street in the Village of Pinecrest (just south of Miami, FL) – one block off US 1 with plenty of free parking. Admission is $6 – children under 12 admitted free (with paid adult admission). There will be exhibits, displays, demonstrations, raffles, and vendors showcasing mineral & fossil specimens, gemstones, fine jewelry, and artisan-crafted collectibles. Children’s activities include jewelry-making sessions, surprise grab-bags, gem prospecting, and geode splitting. For discount admission coupons, a map, travel directions, and full information – go to our website:

14-15: Midland Park, NJ - 29th Annual North Jersey Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Sponsored by the North Jersey Mineralogical Society April 14 & 15, 2018, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-4 at the Midland Park High School 250 Prospect Street Midland Park, NJ (Bergen County, Close to NYC) Website: The North JerseyMineralogical Society

May 2018  

12: Fairless Hills, PA - The Earth Science Show & Sale, Presented by The Rock & Mineral Club of Lower Bucks County, PA.  Christ United Methodist Church, 501 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA; 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Arts, Jewelry & All Things Related to the Earth Sciences; Admission: $2.00 Donation, Children 12 & Under Free; Dealers: 6' Table $20 - 1/2 Table $10, Registration Required; Send Check to: Brian Schwab, 539 Sycamore Ave., Croydon, PA 19021,  Payable to RMCLBC. For Additional Information call: 215-788-3993 and Leave Message for Brian to return the call.

from Carolyn Weinberger, Editor, EFMLS Newsletter
From EFMLS Newsletter, 10/04

In recent months I’ve had several inquiries from Eastern Federation clubs asking for a list of hobby related publications that have a calendar of events that can be used to publicize club shows and swaps.

Here’s the list which I have. Remember, most of these publications have a 3 - 4 month “lead time” so you’ll have to get your information in to them early enough to meet their deadline.

Mineral News
Send to: The Editor, Mineral News
1885 Seminole Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901-1160

Send to: Matt Charsky 
2430 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

EFMLS Website
Dan Imel
Please include "EFMLS" in your subject line

Rock & Gem

Rock & Gem Magazine has been sold & Moved to Dallas

Dear Newsletter Editors & Rockhounds, You may have heard about the sale of Rock & Gem to Beckett Media LLC at the beginning of May. It is important to note that we are no longer at the Maple Street address in Ventura. Please do not send any mail to that address, as it will not be forwarded.

I am in the process of setting up a mailing address for Rock & Gem editorial. I will get that information to you as soon as possible.

Any mail related to Rock & Gem advertising and print or digital subscriptions should be sent to Rock & Gem,  Beckett Media LLC, 4635, McEwen Rd., Dallas, TX 75244.

E-mail subscription address changes to

Back issues may be ordered from for the cover price, plus shipping.

The new Rock & Gem phone number is (972) 448-4626.

This information will not appear in the magazine until the July issue, so I would appreciate it if you could help spread the word through your newsletters. I'd like to minimize the confusion on the part of our readers.

Thank you,
Lynn Varon
Managing Editor
Rock & Gem magazine

Rocks & Minerals
E-mail only:

Include date, place, sponsoring club, name and address of show chair or contact for info. Some also allow space for listing of speakers, admission and show times.