March 10-12, 2017


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Admission $3 adult -or- $5 weekend pass, children under 12 FREE with adult
 
Come and enjoy a few of the wonders of the Earth! Club members showcase our favorite specimens and new materials discovered during the year at Club digs throughout the South.  Members also demonstrate many aspects of the lapidary arts including: lost wax casting; gem cutting; gold panning; geode cracking, silver chain making; stone carving, wire wrapping cabochons; slabbing and cabbing; gem tree crafting; micromounted minerals; and jewelry and beadwork assembly, among other hobbies.
Grab bags ($1.00) are loaded with fossil, mineral, and/or gem surprises.  Kids and adults line up to sift through our Treasure Dig (25¢ per dig).  Free door prizes are given away hourly. 

Vendors offer an array of common and rare fossils, minerals, gems from around the world, lapidary supplies, beads and jewelry findings, as well as handcrafted to exquisite jewelry from pennies to thousands of dollars.  There's truly something for everyone at low, low prices!

Educators are on-site and many educational materials are available.  A quiz for students to test their knowledge of the contents in many of the cases is available on a table beside the Treasure dig.  Often teachers use attendance to the Show or the completed quiz as extra credit for their science students.

Attendance fees are kept deliberately low so that everyone in the CSRA can enjoy seeing the different treasures presented each year.  Both organizations are non-profit societies; any Show profits are directed towards educational scholarships and community educational projects.  The Casino facility has free parking and the main hall is wheelchair accessible.
 
For a classroom, scout troop, senior, church, or other group wanting to attend the Show, please schedule an arrival time in advance. Contact: Chris Glass (706) 284-9239 to schedule an entrance time.
 
See YOU at the SHOW!
 
 
The show is sponsored by:
          Aiken Gem, Mineral and Fossil Society*
          Augusta Gem and Mineral Society*
(*non-profit educational organizations)