Mineral and Gem Society of Castro Valley
|Shows are held at a variety of venues.|
|Admission fees range from $3 to $6 for adults.|
|Clubs raise funds at shows through admission fees, membership drives and raffles.|
|Wheel of fortune / game of chance very popular with young people.|
|Shows enable club members' to exhibit their personal collections to the public.|
|Spheres are labeled with the name/type of stone and country/site of origin.|
|A large collection of gem-quality turquoise.|
|Stone sphere prices can range from $10 to $10,000 depending on type and quality.|
|Shows attract a wide range of gem, mineral & fossil dealers.|
|Plus exhibits of privately owned fossil collections.
This display courtesy of Applegate Lapidary.
|Many shows feature exhibits of fluorescent minerals.
This display was courtesy of the Fluorescent Mineral Society.
|Fluorescent minerals occur naturally.|
|They are not painted or artifically treated in any way.|
|Most minerals do not fluoresce. But a wide range do under ultraviolet light.
For more information, visit the Fluorescent Mineral Society web site.
|Gem and mineral shows are great places to learn more about our natural world.|
|And shows are like candy shops for collectors!|
|Almost any type of gem and mineral can be found at a show.|
|Examples of quartz crystal offered for sale.|
|Part of an impressive, privately-owned quartz crystal collection.|
|Carved quartz and gem stones in a variety of shapes and sizes.|
|Amethyst, jade and amber are just a few of the gems on sale.|
|One-of-a-kind pieces for every style and taste.|
|Trays of colorful gemstone beads.|
|And chunky stone terminals and beads.|
|Semi-precious jewelry as well as "chunky" gemstone rings, necklaces,
pendant pieces, rough & polished stone, spheres & fossils - all at bargain prices!
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