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.