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           2014 Show Flyer
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 HGMS 2014 Show Flyer


Houston Gem and Mineral Society
Presents
 
61st Annual HGMS
Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show
November 7 - 9, 2014


HUMBLE CIVIC CENTER
8233 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, Texas 
5 miles east of Bush Intercontinental Airport
1 mile east of Hwy. 59

Friday 9-6      Saturday 9-6     Sunday 10-5

We are hard at work getting ready for our 2014 show,
and we hope you enjoy it!

Download this $1 off coupon. Click on the coupon to open the PDF file.

$1 off coupon

 

 

The Show Committee is now lining up volunteers to work on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the 2014 show. They have determined the various jobs that need to be filled during the three show days, and the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday time slots still need volunteers. E-mail Michele Marsel at ShowVolunteer@hgms.org to volunteer your time to work at the show.

 

Show Details
 Tickets and Directions to the Show
Mission Statement
  • Unique jewelry and other earthly treasures--perfect for gift giving

  • Minerals and fossils for the collector or home decor

  • Jewelry making, beading, and lapidary demonstrations

  • Expert identification of gemstones, minerals, and fossils

  • Children's acttivities, Scout merit badge program, and the "Dino Dig"

  • Displays of gem, mineral, and fossil specimens, and astounding fluorescent rocks

  • More to come

School Daze

EDUCATORS' PAGE (Friday):  Public, private and homeshool teachers can bring their classes FREE for an Earth Science lesson in the form of an age-appropriate scavenger hunt. Registration forms
What you can do and see at the show     

Geology Scout Badges

Reserve a spot to earn Geology Scout Badges at the show on Saturday and Sunday!

Swap Area
 
Find excellent deals on minerals, fossils, and hand-made cabs and jewelry. This is an amateur retail area for club members and other rockhounds to sell their excess material. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday... full text

Click here for general information about the show and for maps and directions to the show.

Kids Art Competition!

HGMS is sponsoring an Earth Science Art Competition which will be judged at the show.

Children from kindergarten to 12th grade are eligible to participate as long as they produce the art in a public or private school under the direction of an art teacher.  Click here for full rules and guidelines.

Commercial Exhibitors


We are proud to host a fine selection of commercial dealers offering
gems, minerals, beads, fossils, lapidary material,  and many other items for your shopping pleasure.

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Show Photos

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The HGMS Gem, Jewelry, Mineral, and Fossil Show seeks to raise awareness of Earth Science Education activities in the Houston area and of the importance of Earth Science Education in general.  Further objectives include promoting community awareness of HGMS' year-round activities such as field trips, lapidary and fossil cleaning workshops, educational classes, social dinners, auctions, meetings of the Lapidary, Faceting, Mineral and Fossil special interest groups, and other facilities and events that are available to our membership  The show also increases club membership, thereby adding to our pool of knowledge and experience, and funds the club's year-round nonprofit activities.  

Club exhibits during the Show seek to fulfill these objectives by teaching and demonstrating the lapidary and faceting arts and by providing...
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Something for  Everyone!

Over 50 Case Exhibits covering every aspect of the hobby. Some are special exhibits that tour various gem and mineral shows.

Free identification of your mystery gem, mineral, or fossil by experts
Demonstrations of faceting, cabbing, silversmithing, and much more throughout each day of the show
Mineral Section displays of fluorescent minerals under black light, publications for sale, school rock, mineral and fossil sets sponsored by ConocoPhillips
Paleontology Section displays featuring fossil collections, books, "touch fossils," and much more

  
Special Exhibits
 

We have a number of very interesting and educational Special Exhibits lined up for this year. On exhibit are Terry Proctor’s dinosaur tracks and hadrosaur bone. Wildlife is depicted on stone and petrified wood by Artwork N Nature. Enjoy kid’s activities with the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Cheryl Lucas' Texas PMC, and the ever-popular Dino Dig. And don't forget the Mineral Section's Fluorescent Mineral Display. Stop by each exhibit for an experience you are sure to remember.
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