Gem Show

The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society Proudly Presents
The 50th Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo –
“Gold”

Gold

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, California 93030

 Date:  November 23rd & 24th 2019
Saturday:  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday:    10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Free Admission
Free Parking

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:

  • Valley Prospectors – Experience gold panning
  • California Oil Museum
  • Brad Smith – author of “Bench Tips”
  • Oxnard College Chemistry Club
  • Meet Professional Geologists

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.

The Show also offers:

  • “Pebble Pub Quiz”, a fun quiz for the kids to fill out, is based on our displays
  • A scout badge requirement, “Make A Fossil” is one of our many activities
  • Dino Dig!  Choose a fist size “rock” and dig out one of 12 different Dinos!
  • Dino Eggs – Witness a dinosaur emerging from its shell
  • Egg Carton Kits – Assemble a collection of 6 different volcanic rocks
  • Dino Discovery – Collect 36 different free Dinosaur Trading Cards
  • Teachers with their Teacher ID will receive Earth Science Posters to display in their classrooms

Activities throughout both days will include gold panning, demos of beading, wire wrapping, dichroic glass and jewelry construction.   A silent auction will offer rock and mineral treasures.

On hand will be a select group of dealers with gems, minerals, fossils, stone beads, 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!