2006 Regional Shows & Swaps
Here is a list of the known Shows in or near Colorado for 2006. This list will be updated each month.

The Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Hosted by the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild
January 13-15th
Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Lakeside Mall
(I-70 and Harlan)
Denver, CO
For info, call: (303) 783-0221

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Shows
January 30 - February 12th
Various sites around the city
Tucson, AZ

The International Gem & Jewelry Show
March 3-5th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart
(Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216

The Deming Rockhound Round-up
Hosted by the Deming Gem & Mineral Society
March 9-12th
Deming, NM
Rockhound Round-up Info

Albuquerque Gem & Mineral Show
Treasures of the Earth

March 17-19th
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
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 24-26th
Hosted by the
Fort Collins Rockhounds Club
Fri: 4pm - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: Fluorite and Jasper
Admission: Adults $3; 3-day pass $5; Students $1 with ID;
Children under 12 are FREE when accompanied by an adult
Lincoln Center
419 W. Magnolia
Ft. Collins, CO
Contact: Show Chairman at (970) 493-6168 or fcrockhounds@yahoo.com

Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Silent Auction
April 13th
Hosted by the Flatirons Mineral Club
Boulder Senior Center (9th & Arapahoe)
Boulder, CO

North Jeffco Gem and Mineral Club's annual Silent Auction
April 14th
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
Bid Sheets: PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format

Spring Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
April 21-23th
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

Wichita Gem & Mineral Society and
Rocky Mtn. Federation Convention & Show

April 21-23th
Cessna Activity Center
2744 George Washington Blvd.
Wichita, Kansas
Contact: Gene Maggard at (316) 742-3746
Show Info

Rocky Mountain Bead Society Bead Bazaar
April 29-30th
Sat: 10-6pm
Sun: 10-5pm
Admission: $5
Denver Merchandise Mart (in the Expo Hall)
I-25 and 58th Ave
Denver, CO
Bazaar Info

Colorado Mineral Society Silent Auction
May 6th
Hosted by the Colorado Mineral Society
Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church
920 Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947

Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Show
May 13-14th (Mother's Day weekend)
Theme: "Rocks and Minerals of the Colorado Plateau"
Two Rivers Convention Center (at First and Main Streets)
Grand Junction, CO
Contact: Don or Marj Gibboney at (970) 245-2885

Denver Gem & Mineral Guild Auctions
May 12
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
Colorado School of Mines (16th & Illinois Street)
Golden, CO
Contact: Pete Neri at (303) 674-2792

Colorado Chapter of the Friends of Mineralogy Silent Auction
May 20th
1 - 4pm
Community Center 1580 Yarrow St. Lakewood, CO
Contact: Bruce Geller at (303) 237-2947

Las Vegas Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show
June 2-4th
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109
The International Gem & Mineral Show Inc.
(301) 294-1640

The International Gem & Jewelry Show
June 16-18th
Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm
Denver Merchandise Mart (Pavilion Building)
451 East 58th Ave.
Denver, CO 80216

Pikes Peak Gem & Mineral Show
June 16-18th
Hosted by the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm
Theme: To be announced
Exhibits, Programs, Jewelry, Door Prizes, Swap tables, Gold panning
Admission: $4 for adults; $1.50 for children under 13.
Location: Phil Long Expo Center
1515 Auto Mall Loop (I-25 and N. Academy Exit)
Colorado Springs, CO
Contact: Ruth Cook at (719) 632-9686 or csmsshow@cs.com

Colorado State Mining Championship and Days of 92 Mining Competition
July 3-4th
Creede, CO
(719) 658-2370
53rd Annual Four Corners Gem & Mineral Show
July 7-9th
Hosted by the Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
Friday is Kid's Day!
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: Four Corners Gem & Mineral Club
P.O. Box 955
Durango, CO 81302
(970) 385-8993

Mineral County Gem & Mineral Show
August 4-6th
Underground Mining Museum
Creede, CO
Contact: Rare Things Gallery at (719) 658-2376 or (719) 658-2370

"Contin-Tail" Swap Meet
August 10-13th
Sponsored by the Colorado Federation of Mineralogical Societies
and hosted by the Columbine Gem & Mineral Society (Salida, CO)
Buy/Sell/Swap rocks, minerals and fossils!
Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds/Fairgrounds
Buena Vista, CO

Fairplay Bead Swap & Show
August 12-13th
Cabs, stone beads and other items!
Hosted by South Park Pottery & Back Room Beads
Fairplay, CO
Contact: Pat Pocius at (719) 836-2698

The Lake George Gem and Mineral Show
August 18-20th
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: Ruth Cook (General info) at (719) 632-9686 or ruthbcook@cs.com
or Richard Parsons (Dealer info) at (303) 838-8859 or tazaminerals@att.net

The Denver Gem & Mineral Show
September 15-17th

Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: Minerals of South America
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

27th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium
November 11-12th
Featured Speaker: TBA
Macey Center
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Socorro, New Mexico
Contact: Dr. Virgil Lueth at (505) 835-5140 or vwlueth@nmt.edu

Flatirons Mineral Club Show
December 8-10th
Hosted by the Flatirons Mineral Club
Contact: Ray Gilbert at hoss1one@cs.com