2019 Las Cruces Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show – Feb 23 & Feb 24, 2019
4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011, USA (map)
Have you ever heard of Agate, Hematite, Ammonite, Lapis, Charoite, Peridot, Gamet, Larimar, Agate, Jasper, Amber, and Drusy? These are names of a few of the colorful gemstones that will be showcased by vendors and exhibitors at the Rocks, Gem and Mineral Show at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces on February 23 and Feb 24, 2019.
This annual show features some of the most unique and beautiful rocks and minerals found in the earth’s crust. Hundreds of these geological creations will be on display throughout the indoor and outdoor terraces of the museum. More than 50 collectors, wholesale and resale dealers will all be there to share their charms. Everything from raw and uncut gemstones to cut and finished products, as well as a variety of hand-crafted, finished jewelry will be on display and available for purchase.
The show will have plenty of activities for the whole family, so bring the children along. The youngsters can have fun digging for colorful gemstones in the show’s sandbox or they can learn to paint petroglyphs on rocks. They can also take home a grab bag (for $5) stuffed with an assortment of polished rocks, crystals, shark teeth, petrified wood and arrowheads.
The Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show will be held on February 23-24, 2019. Meet a number of dealers offering cut and uncut gemstones, rocks, minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, jewelry-making supplies, finished stones, and more. In addition, there will be educational displays on the art and science of rocks and gems, children’s activities, and delicious food, Hours: Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Tickets for the show are available at the museum for $5 per person, age 4 and up. The show begins Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and continues Sunday, February 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Several hotels have special guest packages for those attending the show, visit lcmuseumrocks.c
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