Come visit us at our upcoming Gem and Mineral show!

October 7 and 8 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

50th anniversary show!

It’s that time of the year! Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society will hold its 50th annual show, Earth’s Treasures, October 7 and 8 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Show hours are Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Parking is free. Admission is $2 for adults, but free for children 13 and under, students with an ID card, as well as teachers! This is one of the best family values in the county! Come celebrate 50 years of gems and minerals in Nevada County.

Displayed will be mineral, fossil, carvings, etc. collections to educate people about the natural world and showcase the hobby of mineral collecting. In addition, vendors will be selling gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary supplies, books, beads and supplies, exceptional jewelry, and gold prospecting equipment.

The big display will be a life sized T-Rex head!

Club members will demonstrate rock carving, wire-wrapping, gold panning and more. A “kid’s corner”, handled by our Junior members, will feature games, grab bags and contests with prizes created by these young collectors. A revolving silent auction happens all weekend, as well as half-hourly raffle drawings for prizes donated by vendors and club members from their private collections. Late Sunday afternoon there is a separate raffle drawing for numerous prizes, including the Grand Prize, a spectacular piece of gold on quartz.