Grant County Rolling Stones present the annual Gem and Mineral Show on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend at the Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 Hwy 180 East. The show is open from 9 AM til 5 PM on Saturday, 10 AM til 5 PM on Sunday, and 10 AM til 4 PM on Monday. The show is free and fun fun for the whole family. Having its’ beginnings in 1983, the Gem and Mineral Show has booths featuring over 40 vendors, a Silent Auction, the ever-popular Wheel of Fortune, museum exhibits, and food for sale by the Silver City Lion’s Club.
The Gem and Mineral Show is a Labor Day Weekend tradition in Grant County showing high quality gems, minerals and jewelry. Thousands of visitors who leave their hot humid lowlands to travel to our cool clean mountain environment each year enjoy the great diversity of material presented by our vendors.
Vendors travel from all around the Southwestern United States, Mexico and more remote areas to bring their museum-quality mineral specimens, jewelry, and arts crafted from rock and gems. Quantities of “rough” stones are available for your own cutting and polishing work. Equipment and supplies for these endeavors are available.
The show features a silent auction ending every 30 minutes throughout the show, with many fine mineral specimens, fossils, petrified wood, and cut slabs in each round of the auction. If you want it, place your bid high enough to discourage other bidders!
Children of all ages are thrilled by the “chance” to win a beautiful polished stone at the Wheel of Fortune, which guarantees a winner for each spin of the wheel.
Many local vendors offer Grant County’s justly renowned minerals and stones and items of jewelry they have crafted from them.
The Grant County Business and Conference Center may be reached easily. As you come into town watch for the signs directing you to the show. There is plenty of convenient, free parking on a paved lot with easy access to the show.
Food service is provided by the Silver City Lions Club. You can take a break and have lunch without leaving the show.
For the latest information on the show and the Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society check out the blog at www.rollingstonesgms.blogspot.com/.