URGENT MESSAGE: Time is running out. Click here to find out why.
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for Educators
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsUsersBooks & MagazinesMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society's 29th Annual Show

Posted by Chad Cramer  
Chad Cramer March 30, 2012 01:04AM
My name is Chad Cramer and I'm the Show Chairman for the Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society. I normally would not write an article to promote a show, but feel I need to explain some new details for this year. We have always had our show in Portland Maine, but due to some difficulties with our past venue,we decided to move our show. We found a great place with Saint Joseph's College of Maine. They have been more than helpful and very accommodating. This year with the Maine Mineral Symposium being canceled, we decided to add four speakers. Our first one is Frank Perham. He will be talking about his adventures of mining in Maine. If you never heard Frank speak you won't want to miss this. Frank is a great story teller. He will be speaking at 10:30 am on Saturday 21st. Harry Blake with Central Maine Gold Prospectors will be talking about "how to find gold in Maine". Harry will be speaking at 2:00 pm on Saturday 21st. Karen Pride of Cross Jewelers will be speaking on Sunday 22nd. She will be discussing Maine tourmaline. Cross Jewelers has one of the biggest hoard of Maine tourmaline. I'm sure the new Sparhawk teal tourmaline will be mentioned. Also we have Derek Katzenbach who will be giving demonstrations on faceting and cabbing. We are not trying to take the place of the symposium, but felt we could offer something special for our customers. The show will be April 21st 10am to 5pm and 22nd 10am to 4pm. Located at Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 278 Whites Bridge Road, Standish, Maine. We will have 26 dealers offering everything from minerals, crystals, gems, jewelry, fossils and one of kinds. There will be plenty for the kids to do mini-mine, spin wheel, touch table and our own Young Rockhounds of America will be there to discuss there program. The silent auction will be going both days with plenty of great minerals to add to your collection. We will also have displays from the Havey Quarry and Mary Groves will be bringing some of her displays from Poland Mining Camp. Saint Joseph's College will be display mineral, fluorescent minerals and faceted stones including a special centennial stone cut by Steve Bridge. Door prizes will be awarded every hour and our grand prize will be a cut tourmaline mounted from the Havey Quarry. I hope to see you all there in April. If there are any questions you can PM me for answers. Our website is www.mainemineralclub.org. You can download a discount coupon at our site.

Chad Cramer
Update Cross Jewelers of Portland Maine is donating a Sparhawk teal tourmaline pendant for our Grand Prize!!!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2012 11:07PM by Chad Cramer.
Henry Minot March 30, 2012 04:45AM
Unfortunately, that is the same weekend as the Rochester Mineralogical Symposium.
Van King March 30, 2012 01:52PM
I would have gone, also, but for the same reason. Actually this is a return to the stage by the Maine Mineralogical Society for hosting a symposium. Looking forward to next year's symposium!

Best Wishes, Van King
David DeCourcey March 30, 2012 02:36PM
Any chance next years show can be on a weekend other than the same weekend as The Rochester Mineralogical Symposium?

I would like to go to the Maine show, but I will never miss The Rochester Symposium
Woodrow Thompson March 30, 2012 06:51PM
I have the same conflict. I've gone to Rochester every year since 1980 and will be giving a talk there, but I would also very much like to attend the show in Maine on the same weekend.
Chad Cramer March 30, 2012 10:22PM
I will try really really hard next year not to conflict with the RMS. Trust me I would LOVE to go to Rochester myself.
Van King March 31, 2012 02:11PM
Every year, I see many of Maine's top mineral collectors at Rochester, I think about 12 years ago, it seemed more like a Maine show with perhaps the 15-20 in attendance far from the pale of the Pine Tree Curtain. It would seem that the dealers at the Portland Show would welcome the buying power back to their tables?

Best Wishes, Van King
Chad Cramer March 31, 2012 03:03PM
Yes we would. Would also like back a couple of our dealers.
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2018, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: August 19, 2018 06:33:26
Go to top of page