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  • Amazing Fluorite Deposits of Illinois and Kentucky
    Amazing Fluorite Deposits of Illinois and Kentucky
    Fri, May 10
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
    May 10, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    North America’s finest specimens of fluorite, strontianite, benstonite, alstonite and paralstonite were recovered during Mining in the Illinois-Kentucky fluorspar district. Mr. Goldstein talks about these deposits.
  • Geofair 2024 - Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati
    Geofair 2024 - Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati
    Sat, May 04
    Cincinnati
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – May 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246, USA
    2024 SHOW THEME: Crystal and Fossil Treasures 4 Illustrated Earth Science Programs 50+ Retail and Wholesale Dealers Swap Area 70 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Displays from museum, university and private collections Free Fossil, Meteorite, Mineral & Gemstone Identification
  • Tucson, Arizona show. A Mineral Dealer’s Perspective.
    Tucson, Arizona show. A Mineral Dealer’s Perspective.
    Fri, Apr 12
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
    Apr 12, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    The Tucson Show, world’s largest showing of gemstones, fossils, minerals can be overwhelming. Pete Heckscher, a professional mineral dealer, shares insider observations and tips.
  • Collecting Beryllium Minerals in New Hampshire
    Collecting Beryllium Minerals in New Hampshire
    Fri, Mar 08
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
    Mar 08, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Don Dallaire presents beryllium pegmatite mining from New Hampshire. Of all elements, beryllium is the most widespread in granitic pegmatites and forms many species. The best known of which is beryl (think aquamarine). Don is an avid field collector and has personally assembled a fine collection.
  • Ohio’s Official Gemstone – Can You Dig It?
    Ohio’s Official Gemstone – Can You Dig It?
    Fri, Feb 09
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
    Feb 09, 2024, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    The most common stone used in prehistoric time was flint, the preferred material for toolmaking. Ohio is fortunate to have sources of some of the most highly prized flint in the world, sought after by collectors, lapidarists, and artists. Learn about Ohio flint by speaker and expert Garry Getz.
  • Millington Quarry, New Jersey. Geology and Mineralogy
    Millington Quarry, New Jersey. Geology and Mineralogy
    Fri, Jan 12
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
    Jan 12, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Johan Maertens presents a visuals supported program about the geology and mineral collecting at the former Millington quarry in New Jersey where quarry owners allowed mineral collecting occasionally to local rock and mineral clubs.
  • Holiday Party
    Holiday Party
    Sat, Dec 09
    Oasis Conference Center
    Dec 09, 2023, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Rd, Loveland, OH 45140, USA
    Let the warmth of friendship take the chill from the air, and the spirit of the season make winter easier to bear. Cincinnati Mineral Society – Dry Dredgers – Cincinnati Lapidary Society invite you and your family and guests to the Holiday Party
  • Biomineralization – A New Look at Minerals, Fossils, and Life
    Biomineralization – A New Look at Minerals, Fossils, and Life
    Fri, Oct 13
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre
    Oct 13, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor Centre, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Biomineralization among living organisms is widespread3. It is diverse with some 60 or so minerals known to be formed by organisms under a wide variety of conditions. Biomineralization influences processes in the biosphere. Here in Ohio or the solar system.
  • Minerals of the Clay Center quarry, Wood County, Ohio
    Minerals of the Clay Center quarry, Wood County, Ohio
    Fri, Sep 08
    Sharon Visitor Centre auditorium
    Sep 08, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sharon Visitor Centre auditorium, 3700 Park 42 Dr, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    The White Rock quarry at Clay Center, Ohio is Ohio's most famous and most prolific mineral specimen locality. Discover its history and fine mineral specimens.
  • Geofair 2023 - Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati
    Geofair 2023 - Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show of Greater Cincinnati
    Sat, May 06
    Cincinnati
    May 06, 2023, 10:00 AM – May 07, 2023, 5:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 11355 Chester Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246, USA
    2023 SHOW THEME: Midwest Rocks, Minerals and Fossils 4 Illustrated Earth Science Programs 50+ Retail and Wholesale Dealers Swap Area 70 Gem, Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Displays from museum, university and private collections Free Fossil, Meteorite, Mineral & Gemstone Identification
  • Collecting Minerals from Pugh Quarry, Ohio
    Collecting Minerals from Pugh Quarry, Ohio
    Fri, Apr 21
    Sharon Centre Auditorium, Sharon Woods
    Apr 21, 2023, 7:40 PM – 9:10 PM
    Sharon Centre Auditorium, Sharon Woods, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    The Pugh Quarry is a large open pit limestone operation located in northwest Ohio, and has been a notable source for well-formed and aesthetic, amber to golden colored calcite crystal specimens. Come listen and see about the mineralogy of this location.
  • Rocks from Space: Shaking Up and Waking Up Astronomers
    Rocks from Space: Shaking Up and Waking Up Astronomers
    Fri, Mar 10
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit
    Mar 10, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Learn the the difference between Asteroids, Meteors, Meteroids, Meteorites and Comets. Know if to bring an umbrella when the Lyrids, Orionids, Leonids and Geminids shower meteors.
  • Mineral collecting in La Sambre Quarry, Belgium
    Mineral collecting in La Sambre Quarry, Belgium
    Fri, Feb 10
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit
    Feb 10, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Johan Maertens presents program with pictures and video about geology and mineral collecting at one of the most prolific, and active, early 21st century localities in Belgium.
  • Historical Mineral Collecting in North Vernon, Indiana
    Historical Mineral Collecting in North Vernon, Indiana
    Fri, Jan 13
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit
    Jan 13, 2023, 7:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Terry Huizing, a renowned calcite crystal collector, presents minerals from North Vernon, Indiana. He talks and illustrates about historical mineral collecting at this prolific locality.
  • 2022 Holiday Party - Cincinnati Mineral Society – Dry Dredgers – Cincinnati Lapidary Society
    2022 Holiday Party - Cincinnati Mineral Society – Dry Dredgers – Cincinnati Lapidary Society
    Sun, Dec 04
    Cincinnati
    Dec 04, 2022, 5:00 PM – Dec 05, 2022, 8:00 PM
    Cincinnati, 11320 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249, USA
    Celebrate 2022 end with members and friends. Speaker Jeff Swanger, California. Owner/CEO Oceanview Mines An Update on the Southern California Gem Belt
  • Midwest Mineral Collecting and a Friends of Mineralogy History
    Midwest Mineral Collecting and a Friends of Mineralogy History
    Fri, Oct 14
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit
    Oct 14, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Park Visitor's Center Audit, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Jeff Spencer, a longtime field mineral collector, presents minerals from the Midwest. He talks about his personal experiences and friendships.
  • What (and Why) I Collect! Rocks, minerals, Gems
    What (and Why) I Collect! Rocks, minerals, Gems
    Fri, Sep 16
    Sharon Woods Visitor Center
    Sep 16, 2022, 8:00 PM – Sep 17, 2022, 5:30 PM
    Sharon Woods Visitor Center, 11450 Lebanon Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Veteran CMS Members speak about their personal earth sciences hobby experiences. An opportunity to get to know them better and learn new perspectives or to revive your silent aspirations.
  • The Getchell Mine, Nevada – Its History and Minerals
    The Getchell Mine, Nevada – Its History and Minerals
    Fri, Jun 10
    Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium
    Jun 10, 2022, 8:00 PM
    Sharon Woods Visitor Centre auditorium , 3700 Park 42 Dr, Sharonville, OH 45241, USA
    Geologist Janet Clifford speaks about the interesting history and the amazing variety of minerals found at the Getchell mine in Humboldt County, Nevada. This mine is in a polymetallic deposit originally mined for gold and silver; followed by a host of other exploitable metals, many of which occur as
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