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2011 Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club Show + Midwest Federation 2011 Convention

Posted by Auntie Rocks  
Auntie Rocks September 03, 2011 06:06PM
Toledo (Ohio) Gem and Rockhound Club 40th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show
2011 Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies Annual Convention

September 9, 10, & 11, 2011

Join with the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club on their 40th anniversary! This resident artist club, located at The Toledo Botanical Gardens, offers numerous opportunities for adults and students to explore and participate in all aspects of gem, mineral and fossil collecting; metal crafting; beading; and jewelry making. If you've never seen rocks that glow fluorescent, created a copper bowl, discovered a million year old trilobite or made a necklace from fluorite before it became an ingredient in your toothpaste, then you're missing the fun. You can also visit us at or see us on Facebook.

The club will host its milestone 40th Annual Jewelry, Gem and Mineral Show on September 9-11, 2011 at the Stranahan Theater Complex, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH.

Show hours are:

Friday, Sept 9 from 2PM - 8PM --- Saturday, Sept 10 from 10AM - 6PM --- Sunday, Sept 11 from 11AM - 5PM

Donation is $4 for adults and $3.00 for students and seniors over 55 with ID. Children under 12 with an adult and scouts in uniform are free. The site is air conditioned, and parking is free.

The show offers something for the entire family! Dealers from around the country offer finished jewelry, beads, gem trees, faceted stones, mineral specimens, fossils, cabochons, tools, carvings, and more. The club will be demonstrating various lapidary techniques such as faceting, beading, making a cabochon and metalsmithing. The kids will enjoy the children’s area featuring games, activities and free mineral specimens. Members proudly exhibit their craft and collections along with special exhibits from local universities. A selection of rock and mineral specimens will be for sale along with other items. The club also sponsors a scholarship raffle that supports UT & BGSU geology students.

In conjunction with this year’s show, the club is hosting the annual convention for the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies. The club also holds several open houses during the year to observe working artists. Join us for hobbies that last a lifetime!

To learn more about the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club, the show, or rocks in general, please contact the club at 419-531-8124 or through their website at

About the Toledo Gem & Rockhound Club (TG&RC):

· The TG&RC strives to educate the public in the fields of Mineralogy, Geology and the Lapidary Arts

· The TG&RC is affiliated with the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies and is a Resident Artist Organization at the Toledo Botanical Garden.

· Monthly meetings (third Wednesday each month at 7pm at the Toledo Botanical Garden's Conference Center) are free and open to the public. The club provides speakers on topics in geology, paleontology, archeology, lapidary, metalcrafts, jewelry and other areas.

· Members participate in specialized crafts that include gemcrafting, metalsmithing, beading and faceting. Juniors participate in their own monthly hands-on learning sessions

· The TG&RC organizes rockhounding field trips to both local and eastern US & Canada collecting sites and other extended events.
Anonymous User February 16, 2012 02:13PM
Is there going to be a gem, mineral, fossil show this year in Toledo? Thank you. Bill
Anonymous User February 16, 2012 02:14PM
Is there going to be a gem, mineral, fossil show this year in Toledo? Thank you. Bill
Jerry VanNocker (2) February 28, 2012 06:18PM
From the Toledo Gem and Rockhound Club Calendar for 2012 -

TGRC Mineral, Gem, Rock Show
Fri Sep 7 – Sun Sep 9, 2012
Stranahan Theater Complex, Toledo Ohio
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