Mineral of the Month!

Schorl Tourmaline

w/ old label from The Rocksmiths company. No longer in business.

ex John Watley

Picture of Schorl Tourmaline and Calcite clam to the right (purchased from Dixie Euhedrals/Dig for Crystals) courtesy of Rodney Moore.

Upcoming Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Shows in Florida!
Great places to see and acquire specimens from all over the world!

March 15-16TAMPA, FLORIDA: Annual show; Tampa Bay Fossil Club; Florida State Fairgrounds; 4800 US Hwy. 301; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4; adults $6, children free; dealers, displays, lectures, children's activities; contact Barbara Fite, PO Box 1766, Lutz, FL 33548-1766, (813) 977-0892; e-mail: bfite1@tampabay.rr.com; Web site: tampabayfossilclub.com

April 4-6ORLANDO, FLORIDA: Annual show; Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society; National Guard Armory; 2809 Fern Creek Dr.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $5 ($1 off coupon on Web site), students $2, Scouts free; demonstrations, 30-minute auctions, kids' table, sluice mining for gems, hourly door prizes, gems, minerals, beads, metaphysical stones, fossils, Scout merit badge help, demonstrations, cutting cabochons, faceting gems, wire wrapping, flint knapping, metal work; contact Gordon Oakley, 5032 Lido St., Orlando, FL 32807, (407) 592-4358; e-mail: cfmgsociety@gmail.com; Web site: www.cfmgs.org

April 5-6JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; University of North Florida University Center-Grand Banquet Hall; 12000 Alumni Dr.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

May 31-June 1WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Wholesale and retail show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Expo Center at South Florida Fair Grounds-Bldg. 10; 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; adults $5, children free; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

June 28-29POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Intergalactic Bead Shows; Emma Lou Olson Civic Center; 1801 N.E. 6th St.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-5; free admission; precious and semiprecious gemstone beads, sterling silver, findings, freshwater pearls, hand-blown glass beads, vintage beads, crystals, delicas; contact Tonya Nicholson, 3865 Lawrenceville Hwy., Ste. 107, Lawrenceville, GA 30044, (888) 729-6904; e-mail: contact.beadshows@gmail.com; Web site: www.beadshows.com

September 19-21JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA: Annual show; Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society; Morocco Temple; 3800 St. Johns Bluff Rd. S.; Fri. 1-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (12 and under) free; more than 40 dealers, exhibits, NASA moon rock, demonstrations, workshops, hourly door prizes, silent auctions, juniors' learning section; contact Jason Hamilton, 7141 Natal Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32254, (904) 294-4744; e-mail: jgms-show@hotmail.com; Web site: www.jaxgemandmineral.org

November 22-23WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA: Annual show; Gem & Mineral Society of the Palm Beaches; South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East; 9067 Southern Blvd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; 48th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, Bead, and Fossil show. Adults $7, 2-Day Pass $10. Raffle, Fossil Dig, Gem Mining, Geode Cracking, Free Parking, Door Prizes, Demonstrations; Contact 2014gemshow@gmail.com; Web site: http://gemandmineral.cc/show1.html

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