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Gem and Mineral Shows in Central Florida

Posted by Gerald Wells  
Gem and Mineral Shows in Central Florida
June 18, 2012 01:45AM
I used to go to every G & M show within 100 miles of where I have lived (California, Kansas, New Hampshire, and Florida). After leaving the country for a few years, I lost connection with sources of shows and haven't visited one since my return. Does anyone know where I can learn about shows in Florida?
Re: Gem and Mineral Shows in Central Florida
June 18, 2012 04:07AM
IGerald, I find a very good list at rockngem/show dates. Enough shows that I have to budget them!
Re: Gem and Mineral Shows in Central Florida
June 18, 2012 12:57PM
I used to visit Lapidary Journal's website for listings. Not all shows are listed.

Orlando's club show is decent. The annual fossil hunter's show is also at the fairgrounds in Orlando; it is very small. Club shows in Melbourne and Jacksonville are bigger and better. Some of the club shows in South FL (Ft. Lauderdale etc.) are supposed to be good, but I don't get that far south, so I can't speak to them. The Vero Beach club show is small but decent, as is the Ft. Pierce. The Merritt Island club show is very small. The club show in DeLand is moderate size, but often has good dealers, so I'm always glad I went.

There are also a few traveling shows put on by independent promoters. F. C. is the main one; E. M. is another. These shows can be decent, but tend to have the same set of dealers each time.

When you go to a show, make sure to fill out a raffle card, and you will get reminder cards in the mail for the next show!

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