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

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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 ---
Booth #12
Rock Identification & Discussions
Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Booth #8
Faceting
Tom Ross
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Booth #9
Gold Panning & Discussions
Iowa GPAA Chapter (Gold Club)
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Booth #8
Flint Knapping
Terry Carter
Sat & Sun Afternoons
Booth #11
Various Wire Crafts
Marge Kaster
Sat 11am & 2pm
Sun 1pm & 3pm
Booth #10
Wire Wrapping
Betty Lester
Sat 12pm & 3pm
Sun 12pm & 2pm
Booth #10
Cabbing
DMLS Members
Sat 12pm & 2pm
Sun 12pm & 2pm
Booth #10
Topic Time Location Demonstrator
Geode Cracking -- All Day -- Booth #12 Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
Rock Identification & Discussions -- All Day -- Booth #7 Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Gold Panning & Discussions -- All Day -- Booth #7 by Iowa GPAA Chapter (Gold Club)
Faceting -- All Day -- Booth #9 Area Tom Ross
Flint Knapping -- All Day -- Booth #10 Terry Carter
Various Wire Crafts Sat 11am & 2pm Booth #10 Marge Kaster
Wire Wrapping Sat 12pm & 3pm Booth #10 Betty Lester
Cabbing Sat 12pm & 2pm Booth #10 DMLS Members
Topic Time Location Demonstrator
Geode Cracking -- All Day -- Booth #12 Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
Rock Identification & Discussions -- All Day -- Booth #7 Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Gold Panning & Discussions -- All Day -- Booth #7 by Iowa GPAA Chapter (Gold Club)
Faceting -- All Day -- Booth #9 Area Tom Ross
Flint Knapping -- All Day -- Booth #10 Terry Carter
Various Wire Crafts Sun 1pm & 3pm Booth #10 Marge Kaster
Wire Wrapping Sun 12pm & 2pm Booth #10 Betty Lester
Cabbing Sun 12pm & 2pm Booth #10 DMLS Members

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