Gem Show

The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society Proudly Presents
The 48th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo –
“Tourmaline”

TourmalineOxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, California 93030

 Date:  November 18th & 19th 2017
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday:    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission
Free Parking
Free Hourly Door Prizes
Food Available On Site

Exhibitor Form

We will host about 50 display cases that will showcase the talents and artistic skills of members and guest exhibitors. Some of the displays and activities are directed towards teaching students about the earth sciences.

This year we are featuring the following Special Guests:

  • Bill Depue, President of Diamond Pacific Tool Corporation – take the opportunity to learn from a true master in the field of cutting and polishing rocks.  Bill will be answering questions and demonstrating lapidary techniques at the Show.
  • Women in Mining – meet successful women miners! Mining has been modernized and it is still an important industry.  There are many career opportunities in mining today.  The reality is – If it can’t be grown, it has to be mined!
  • Santa Paula Oil Museum – will bring items from their extensive collection “hands-on” devices demonstrating the earth’s activities.
  • We will host about 70 display cases that will showcase the talents and artistic skills of members and guest exhibitors.  Some of the displays and activities are directed towards teaching students about the earth sciences.

The Show also offers:

* Dino Discovery – Collect 36 different free Dinosaur Trading Cards.
* Pebble Pup Quiz – a fun quiz for kids to earn a prize is based on our displays.
* Dino Dig! Choose a fist size rock and dig out one of 12 different Dinos!
* Feed Fred Bean Bag Toss Game.
* Teachers with their Teacher ID will receive Earth Science Posters and material to display in their classrooms. Teachers come early. We only have limited quantities.

School and Scouting groups are always welcome at the show.

Activities throughout both days will include demonstrations of lapidary techniques, glass-bead making, wire wrapping and rock polishing.  A silent auction will offer rock and mineral treasures.  On hand will be a select group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, Idaho opals, silver  craft, finished jewelry, tools, lapidary supplies and books about earth science and more.

To have something for everyone in the family, we will also have Book and Plant Sales. It’s a great opportunity to do some early Holiday shopping. We really do have some excellent prices on jewelry and mineral curiosities from around the globe.

Most of all, it is a great opportunity to have some fun!