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Des Moines Lapidary Society

2021 Gem, Jewelry, Mineral & Fossil Show

Saturday Oct 16th
9 am - 5 pm

Sunday Oct 17th
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

2021 Vendors

Discussions & Demonstrations

Rock Identification & Discussions
Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Faceting
Tom Ross
Sat & Sun TBA
Geode Cracking
Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Gold Panning & Discussions
Iowa GPAA Chapter (Gold Club)
Sat & Sun --- ALL DAY ---
Silver Smithing
John Franklin
Sat & Sun TBA
Wire Wrapping
Betty Lester
Sat & Sun TBA
Time Topic Demonstrator
-- All Day -- Geode Cracking Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
-- All Day -- Rock Identification & Discussions Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
-- All Day -- Gold Panning & Discussions by Iowa GPAA Chapter (Gold Club)
Time - TBA Faceting Tom Ross
Time - TBA Silver Smithing John Franklin
Time - TBA Wire Wrapping Betty Lester
Time Topic Demonstrator
-- All Day -- Geode Cracking Geode Thunder / Ken Belzer
-- All Day -- Rock Identification & Discussions Central Iowa Mineral Society (CIMS)
-- All Day -- Gold Panning & Discussions by Iowa GPAA Chapter (Gold Club)
Time - TBA Faceting Tom Ross
Time - TBA Silver Smithing John Franklin
Time - TBA Wire Wrapping Betty Lester

Quick Facts

2021 Gem, Jewelry,
Mineral & Fossil Show

Saturday Oct 16
9 am -- 5 pm
 
Sunday Oct 17
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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