SAVE $2 ON ADMISSION: GEM & MINERALS SHOW

March 17, 2009 by  
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Green and Blue Cascade photo by Webbaliah. Creative Commons license.

OK, this show provides cheap entertainment, as it is. General admission is just $3. Kids age 13 and under are free. But if you attend Friday’s opening session, you get in for just a buck!

The Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Club presents the 2009 Treasures of the Earth Gem & Mineral Show. This year’s theme is ruby. The event takes place at the School Arts/Flower Building at EXPO New Mexico (formerly the State Fairgrounds) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 20-22. Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm; Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm.

This is not just a dry sales room full of specimens, though certainly you can buy all kinds of gems and minerals from the 35+ dealers in attendance. However, in addition, this show includes a ton of fun stuff, such as:

  • Mineral identification booth
  • Visits with a well-behaved and socialized wolf
  • Educational booth by the NM Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
  • Grab bags for the kids
  • Multiple silent auctions per day
  • Raffles
  • Door prizes
  • Educational displays

If you’re interested in buying stuff, you’ll find beautiful specimens from amethyst cathedrals to zebra rock, from cheap to moderately priced, gems of all kinds (faceted, rough, cabochons), beads, jewelry, supplies, books and much more! It’s a great educational outing for the kids.

If you go, use the San Pedro entrance, just north of Central and south of Lomas. Also note: there’s probably an additional parking fee.

Questions? Call 255-5478.

–Elizabeth Hanes


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