Our Shows

Des Moines Lapidary Society

2022 Gem, Jewelry, Mineral & Fossil Show

Saturday Oct 15th
9 am - 5 pm

Sunday Oct 16th
10 am - 4 pm

Iowa State Fairgrounds   -  Elwell Family Food Center

Gemstones   ❖   Beads   ❖   Jewelry   ❖   Silver   ❖   Crystals   ❖   Cabochons
Slabs   ❖   Rough   ❖   Mineral Specimens   ❖   Fossils   ❖   Tools   ❖   Findings
Children's Activities   ❖   Demonstrations   ❖   Displays   ❖   Speakers

Quick Facts

2022 Gem, Jewelry,
Mineral & Fossil Show

Saturday Oct 15
9 am -- 5 pm
 
Sunday Oct 16
10 am -- 4 pm

Admission $6
Children 12 & under FREE
FREE Parking

Concessions by Campbell's

Iowa State Fairgrounds

Elwell Family Food Center

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Discussions & Demonstrations

Geode Cracking
Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Vendor Booth
Rock Identification & Discussions
Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Demo Area
Faceting
Tom Ross
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Demo Area
Silver Smithing
Jewelry Forge / John Franklin
Sat & Sun 11am & 2pm
Vendor Booth
Flint Knapping
Terry Carter
Sat & Sun Afternoons
Demo Area
Various Wire Crafts
Marge Kaster
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Demo Area
Wire Wrapping
Betty Lester
Sat 12pm & 3pm
Sun 12pm & 2pm
Demo Area
Cabbing
DMLS Members
Sat 12pm & 2pm
Sun 12pm & 2pm
Demo Area
Topic Time Location Demonstrator
Geode Cracking -- All Day -- Vendor Booth Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
Rock Identification & Discussions -- All Day -- Demo Area Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Faceting -- All Day -- Demo Area Tom Ross
Silver Smithing 11am & 2pm Vendor Booth Jewelry Forge / John Franklin
Flint Knapping -- Aftertoon -- Demo Area Terry Carter
Various Wire Crafts -- All Day -- Demo Area Marge Kaster
Wire Wrapping 12pm & 3pm Demo Area Betty Lester
Cabbing 12pm & 2pm Demo Area DMLS Members
Topic Time Location Demonstrator
Geode Cracking -- All Day -- Vendor Booth Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
Rock Identification & Discussions -- All Day -- Demo Area Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Faceting -- All Day -- Demo Area Tom Ross
Silver Smithing 11am & 2pm Vendor Booth Jewelry Forge / John Franklin
Flint Knapping -- Aftertoon -- Demo Area Terry Carter
Various Wire Crafts -- All Day -- Demo Area Marge Kaster
Wire Wrapping 12pm & 2pm Demo Area Betty Lester
Cabbing 12pm & 2pm Demo Area DMLS Members

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