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Pasadena Lapidary Society to Host California Federation Show at Fairplex

The Society offers field trips, lapidary workshops, outreach presentations to schools, public mineral displays, an annual show, and our monthly informational meetings which are open to the public. – Courtesy photo

The Pasadena Lapidary Society (PLS) recently announced that it will be hosting the California Federation of Mineralogical Societies’ (CFMS) annual gem and mineral show and convention, March 8-10, 2019 at Fairplex in Pomona. The show will feature competitive exhibits of minerals, gemstones and lapidary work, among other earth science-based displays; demonstrations of wire-wrapping, polishing, cabbing, and other creative processes in lapidary by members; gold-panning; a kids’ games area for fun and education; and a variety of dealers selling everything rock, gem, geology and jewelry-related.  There will be a silent auction where participants can bid on and buy colorful slabs, rock specimens, and other items at a fraction of their worth.  A raffle will feature beautiful and valuable items created and/or donated by PLS members and some of the attending dealers.

Titled ‘California’s Natural Treasures’, the show will be at Fairplex, Building 6 in Pomona from March 8-10, 2019. The hours of the event will be from Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Admission is free for Kids under 12 who are accompanied by an adult, and adult admission is $5. Teens 12-17, seniors 60 and up, and active military guests pay $4 for admission.

Visit pasadenalapidary.org for further information. The California Federation of Mineralogical Societies represents over 100 gem and rock hound clubs statewide, as well as a few clubs in Nevada and Arizona.

February 15, 2019

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