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April 12, 2014

This HGMS field trip is to collect Turritella and attend the Waco Gem & Mineral Show.  No cost to hunt and only $2 to attend the picnic lunch.; See this page for more information:
Turritella Field Trip

 

Jan 2014 - May 2014

A number of field trips will take place this coming summer at Singleton Ranch south of Marfa, TX. 
See this page for more information:
Singleton Ranch

 

7.31.2014 - 8.4.2014

The mother of all field trips will take place this coming summer.  It is an AFMS multi-federation field trip to Terry, MT.  The group will hunt for agates, jasper, petrified wood, and numerous fossils on public and private property.
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Contact Doug True to get on the e-mail notice list.

 

other information

Gem Mine - This attraction/activity provides a place for youngsters to shift through sand and find a nice group of polished stones, tiny amethyst crystal and peacock ore samples. One FREE "bucket" of "Gem" bearing gravel is allocated for each child accompanied by an adult. Free 'bucket" ticket are presented at the door. Additional "bucket" - $1.00 each. Needless to say, there are a lot of little miners.
Hands On - This attraction/ acitvity provides all the material necessary for making one simple item of mineral derived jewelry. The first "item" is FREE for each child accompanied by an adult. One Free ticket is presented at the door. Special - Fossil Dig this year 2014. Additional items made at the table are $1.00 each.

Exhibits - The Famous Rock Food Table 2014 - Besides an extensive array of cases that allow each dealer, local schools and artisans to display their best work, the Show always brings in special exhibits.

RV Hook-Ups
$20 for the ones with power/water. There are 10 with power and water, and another 5 with just power.  These are only available if the fair grounds are not rented out.  We can let as many as we want (or can fit) use the parking lot to dry camp.

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Annual Show Page - MAR 7-8, 2015

Welcome to the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society Annual Gem Show Page.
The Clear Lake Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show is held in late February or early March each year at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena, Texas, southeast of the Houston Metro area, 2.5 miles east of Beltway 8. The next show will be March 8 and 9, 2014. Admission is $7 for adults (good for both days of the show), $3 for students grades 6-12, and children are Free.

Many of the local newspapers feature dollar off coupons for admission.  That coupon is also avaiable here.  And remember the ticket (and coupon) are good for both days. Show hours are Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5. And - Free parking!

Volunteer Jobs for the Show - Sign Up Now


The Show Committee has carefully selected about 30 quality dealers to bring a balanced variety of merchandise to appeal to as many people as possible and at reasonable prices. There will be tools, raw materials, and books for the hobbyist, many mineral and fossil specimens for the collector, and jewelry ranging from fun-to wear to the finest opals, diamonds and emeralds.

The show is specially oriented for the whole family!  Special demonstrations of lapidary work are included for the entertainment of all show patrons. Do not assume you know what is at the show for extra activities because it was 'there last year'. Due to the continuing need to upgrade and keep up with community needs, readers should check back at this web page prior to the show for the latest updates. We have people on hand who can do mineral and fossil identification on items you bring in. The CLGMS is proud to provide continuing educational activities for everyone that are fun and a part of learning.

An excellent special program for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts that allows them to get first hand material that helps with Geology related merit badges is now a continuing part of every show. Trina will be there to instruct you.  In addition the CLGMS strives to present a varied amount of activities that are attractive to children.

 

Demonstrations - Another special club sponsored table provides demonstrations by the Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society Club Members on Cabochon Making, Rock Tumbling, and Faceting.
Also, a local merchant is available to identify your gemstones at the Demonstration table.

* * * * * * * * GRAND PRIZE AND DOOR PRIZES * * * * * * * *

GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize Drawing is held at 4:30 PM, Sunday. You need not be present to win. The Grand Prize for 2014 was this nice fossil piece:

 

Door Prizes:

Door Prizes are drawn every hour for items contributed by the show dealers. Stop by and thank them if you win!

For those on the way to our show, we have provided a map showing the location.

Rock and Gem Show Map