Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
December 13-15, 2013
Fri. 10-6, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5
Age 13 and up $3 on Friday, $5 on Sat. and Sunday, 12 and under free with paid adult
Friday is Kids' Day - special activities and free admission for participating students.
Click here for a printable show flyer.
Dealers - offering gems, rocks, minerals, lapidary items, tools & supplies, jewelry, fossils, and more!
Exhibits - Cases by club members, dealers, and area clubs and museums. Special exhibits of fluorescent minerals, plus displays from the USGS and Dinosaur Ridge.
Demonstrations - Lapidary, jewelry making, and more at the club table.
Children's Activities - Grab bags, children's wheel, dig site, and more! As
a special treat: gold panning by the Rocky Mountain Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Club
on Saturday and Sunday.
Classes & Programs Class fees will be posted before the show, and are to be paid to the instructor. Reserve a place in advance by email by December 5, or sign up at the show. Signup sheets for the classes will be at the admissions table. All classes & programs will be in the Exhibit Building classroom.
Our Stone Age Heritage (Time and day TBA) – Talk and demo by flint knapper Douglas A. Hill. He'll explore the vast impact that stone has had on our species', and the world's, history. The presentation will include a talk, a demonstration of various types of stone tool production, and a period of hands-on time for attendees. Hill is the founder and head instructor of Gone Feral - Indigenous Skills, Primitive Technology, and Adventumentary(c) Videography. For more information, visit his website. Free to show attendees.
Talk by USGS geologist Pete Modreski (Time and day TBA) – Free to show attendees.
(Please send suggestions for classes or speakers to Emily Epstein)
Door Prizes - door prizes will be awarded at intervals throughout the show, plus the grand prizes. The grand prize drawing will be held at the end of the show on Sunday. (You must be present to win door prizes, but not the grand prizes)
The 2008 Grand Prizes: an agate geode and a root-beer calcite sphere. Photo by Gerry Naugle.
Free parking. Food available.
Show Chair: Ray Gilbert
Dealers: John Hurst
Display Cases: Gerry Naugle
Children's Activities: Kristi Traynor
Admissions & General Information: Gerry Naugle
Programming & Publicity: Emily Epstein
Volunteer Coordinator: Mike Smith
Next Show Committee meeting April 23 at the Boulder Co. Fairgrounds, Clover Building, 7 p.m. All interested club members welcome!
See past programs and schedules
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