Category Archives: NOVA mineral club

GMU Gem and Mineral show

November 23 & 24, 2013:  Fairfax, Virginia
22nd Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

 Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club

  & and the GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences

Show site:

George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia

At The HUB ( Student Union Building II )

GMU Campus is located at the intersection of Rte 123 & Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia

Hours:

Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM,     Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Features:

20 plus Dealers selling Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites & more!

Also, Demonstrations, Hands-On, Exhibits, Door Prizes &            Kid’s Activities including FREE Kid’s Mini-mines & Fossil Dig.

Silent Auction on Sunday afternoon.

Admission:

Adults $5, Seniors $3, Teens (13-17) $3.  

FREE – Children (12 & under), Scouts in uniform, GMU Students w/valid ID.

Parking:

On campus use GMU’s parking Lot A  

Enter parking Lot A from Nottaway River Lane off Braddock Road

  Courtesy shuttle provided from Parking Lot A to the Mineral show.

Handicapped parking is available near venue – however you must have a DMV handicapped sign/sticker – to locate The HUB just follow our van back from parking Lot A

GMU Campus map:   http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

For an overview of the GMU Mineral Show, see the video here:   on youtube search    “COMM 353 Mineral Show”    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq-EsM1w74A

http://www.novamineralclub.org

2013 NVMC GMU Show Card

Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show

Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society
24th Annual Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Show
Saturday, May 25th, 2013 – 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Ruhl Armory – Towson Maryland 
1035 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204
Free Admission & plenty of free parking
Top Mineral Dealers, Original Jewelry, Silent Auctions, Door Prizes, Kids Area.
Directions to Ruhl Armory

From Glen Burnie:
Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to exit 26B – York Road
Turn left onto York Rd. The entrance to the Armory is on the right at the first traffic light (West Rd). There is a car dealer on the corner opposite the entrance.


From White Marsh:
Take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) to exit 26B – York Road South

At the end of the ramp, turn onto York Road South.

The entrance to the Armory is on the left hand side at the first traffic light (West Rd.) There is a car dealer on the corner opposite the entrance.
 
The Chesapeake Gem & Mineral Society is a Baltimore, Maryland based non-profit organization whose members share an interest in gems, minerals, fossils, rocks, lapidary and jewelry making.
Meetings are usually held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month (except August) at the Woman’s Club of Catonsville (new location being announced soon).  July and December’s meetings are socials, starting at 6:30.   March, June and October meetings are club auctions.

Volunteers needed for 2012 GMU Gem & Mineral Show

Northern Virginia Mineral Club show will be November 17 and 18 at George Mason University. They are looking for volunteers to help with the show. If you can do so, please give Jim Kostka a call – 202-207-5437.

Mineral club meetings in the DC area

GLMSMC – meets 2nd Monday of the month at the Rockville Senior Center.

NOVA Mineral – meets 4th Monday  Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington.

MicroMounters of national capital area – meets the 4th Wednesday  Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington.

DC club (2nd Wednesday of the month) meets at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

GMU mineral show

November 17 & 18, 2012: Fairfax, Virginia 21th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club. http://www.novamineralclub.org Show site: George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia Student Union Bldg II (The Hub) GMU Campus is located at the intersection of Rte 123 & Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Features: 20 plus Dealers selling Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites & more! Also, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Door Prizes & Kid’s Activities including Mini-mines & Fossil Dig. Silent Auction on Sunday afternoon. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $3, Teens (13-17) $3. FREE – Children (12 & under), Scouts in uniform, GMU Students w/valid ID. Parking: On campus use GMU’s parking Lot A Enter Lot A from Nottaway River Lane off Braddock Road Courtesy shuttle provided from Parking Lot A to the Mineral show. GMU Campus map: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

NOVA Mineral Club Gem, Mineral, & Fossil show at GMU

November 17 & 18, 2012: Fairfax, Virginia
21th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club.
http://www.novamineralclub.org
Show site:
George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
Student Union Bldg II (The Hub)
GMU Campus is located at the intersection of Rte 123 & Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA
Hours:
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Features:
20 plus Dealers selling Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites & more!
Also, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Door Prizes & Kid’s Activities including Mini-mines & Fossil Dig.
Silent Auction on Sunday afternoon.
Admission:
Adults $5, Seniors $3, Teens (13-17) $3.
FREE – Children (12 & under), Scouts in uniform, GMU Students w/valid ID.
Parking:
On campus use GMU’s parking Lot A
Enter Lot A from Nottaway River Lane off Braddock Road
Courtesy shuttle provided from Parking Lot A to the Mineral show.
GMU Campus map: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php
Contact:
Jim Kostka (Operations Coordinator) jkostka at juno.com or
Tom Taaffe (Dealer Coordinator) rockcllctr at aol.com
___________________________________________________________________________
If you need anything else, please email me and I will respond promptly.
Cheers,
Tom Taaffe (703) 281-3767 Jim Kostka (202) 207-5437

Mineral club meetings

MINERAL CLUB #1    –     Minerals and Fossils

Northern Virginia Mineral Club        http://www.novamineralclub.org/

The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences.

Meetings 4th Monday of each month (except July and August – and December is a joint Holiday Party)   7:45 pm   at Long Branch Nature Center

April 23 2012 | 7:45 PM

May 28 2012 | 7:45 PM

June 25 2012 | 7:45 PM

September 24 2012 | 7:45 PM    (meeting and club auction night)

October 22 2012 | 7:45 PM

Club sponsored mineral show at GMU November 17th and 18th

November 26 2012 | 7:45 PM

December TBD – joint Holiday party with Micro club

Attendance / visiting the meetings  is FREE

MINERAL CLUB #2    –     Micromounting = small minerals

Micromounters of the National Capital Area (MNCA)

Having a microscope is helpful – but you really only need a magnifying glass or loupe to start off – and your whole collection can fit under your bed !

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month (except July and August – and December is a joint Holiday Party)   7:45 pm    at Long Branch Nature Center

April 25, 2012 | 7:45 PM

May 23, 2012 | 7:45 PM

June 27, 2012 | 7:45 PM

September 26 2012 | 7:45 PM

October 24 2012 | 7:45 PM

November 28 2012 | 7:45 PM

December TBD – joint Holiday party with NOVA Mineral club

Attendance / visiting the meetings  is FREE

Your help is appreciated – to get these two ROCK clubs listed in your Northern Virginia publications.

Jim Kostka   –    Leesburg VA    202-207-5437