Fossil Rock Anthem







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The Difference Between Black Opal And Crystal Opal





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Gem and Mineral Shows by Province (Canada)




Canada Gem and Mineral Shows by Province

Ontario, Canada

The Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club’s Annual Peterborough Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $3; Age 12 & under: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)
For more info:
Phone: 705-740-4530
Email: donald.doell@mail.mcgill.ca
Website: kawartharockandfossilclub.com

The Gem Expo is held 3 times a year at the Hyatt Regency on King in beautiful downtown Toronto. The show also supports a local charity through a silent auction at each show.

Toronto Gem & Mineral Show 1030 Don Mills Rd Shops at Don Mills North York, ON M3C 1W6, Canada

The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Email: kwgemandmineralclub@hotmail.com
Website: www.calaverite.com/kwgmc

The Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society’s Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $5; Seniors: $2; Age 6-12: $1; Age 5 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 705-522-5140
Email: ed.debicki@sympatico.ca
Website: www.ccfms.ca

Annual Rockhound Gemboree
Location: Bancroft, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $8; Seniors: $7; Youth: $4; Age 6 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 613-332-1513
Email: visit@bancroftdistrict.com
Website: www.bancroftdistrict.com

The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough Wonders of the Earth Show
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults & Seniors: $5; Children: $1
For more info:
Website: www.scarbgemclub.ca

Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Admission: Age 65+: $5; Adults: $8; Age 13-17: $2; Age 12 & under: Free
Email: showchair@olmc.ca
Website: olmc.ca

Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario
Admission: General: $6; Age 12 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Email: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com
Website: www.ancastergemshow.com

Kingston Lapidary & Mineral Club Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Kingston, Ontario
Admission: General: $3; Age 12 & under: Free
For info:
Website: www.mineralclub.ca

University of Waterloo Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: CEIT Building, University of Waterloo south campus, Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Website: uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/

Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada’s National Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show & Annual Convention
Location: Various throughout Canada
For more info:
Website: www.gmfc.ca/showconvention.htm

Robert Hall Originals Annual Fall Open House – 8 Days of Christmas
Location: St. George, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Email: robert@roberthalloriginals.com,
Phone: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com

Canadian Micro-Mineral Association (CMMA) Fall Mini-Conference
Location: Burlington, ON
For more info:
Phone: 416-438-8908
Email: bill.lechner@rogers.com
Website: canadianmicrominerals.ca

London Gem & Mineral Show
Western Fairgrounds (Special Events Building), London, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $2
For more info:
Phone: 519-831-3093,
Email: gneissguy@bell.net
Website: www.gemandmineral.ca



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Gem and Mineral Shows by Month (Canada)




Canada Gem and Mineral Shows by Month

March
The Kawartha Rock and Fossil Club’s Annual Peterborough Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $3; Age 12 & under: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)
For more info:
Phone: 705-740-4530
Email: donald.doell@mail.mcgill.ca
Website: kawartharockandfossilclub.com

The Gem Expo is held 3 times a year at the Hyatt Regency on King in beautiful downtown Toronto. The show also supports a local charity through a silent auction at each show.

April
Toronto Gem & Mineral Show 1030 Don Mills Rd Shops at Don Mills North York, ON M3C 1W6, Canada

May
The Kitchener-Waterloo Gem and Mineral Club’s Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Location: Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Email: kwgemandmineralclub@hotmail.com
Website: www.calaverite.com/kwgmc

July
The Sudbury Rock & Lapidary Society’s Annual Sudbury Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $5; Seniors: $2; Age 6-12: $1; Age 5 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 705-522-5140
Email: ed.debicki@sympatico.ca
Website: www.ccfms.ca

August
Annual Rockhound Gemboree
Location: Bancroft, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $8; Seniors: $7; Youth: $4; Age 6 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 613-332-1513
Email: visit@bancroftdistrict.com
Website: www.bancroftdistrict.com

September
The Gem & Mineral Club of Scarborough Wonders of the Earth Show
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Admission: Adults & Seniors: $5; Children: $1
For more info:
Website: www.scarbgemclub.ca

Ottawa Lapsmith & Mineral Club Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Admission: Age 65+: $5; Adults: $8; Age 13-17: $2; Age 12 & under: Free
Email: showchair@olmc.ca
Website: olmc.ca

Ancaster Gem, Mineral, Bead & Jewellery Show
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario
Admission: General: $6; Age 12 & under: Free
For more info:
Phone: 519-448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Email: inquiry@ancastergemshow.com
Website: www.ancastergemshow.com

October
Kingston Lapidary & Mineral Club Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Kingston, Ontario
Admission: General: $3; Age 12 & under: Free
For info:
Website: www.mineralclub.ca

University of Waterloo Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Location: CEIT Building, University of Waterloo south campus, Waterloo, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Website: uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/

Gem & Mineral Federation of Canada’s National Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show & Annual Convention
Location: Various throughout Canada
For more info:
Website: www.gmfc.ca/showconvention.htm

November
Robert Hall Originals Annual Fall Open House – 8 Days of Christmas
Location: St. George, Ontario
Admission: Free
For more info:
Email: robert@roberthalloriginals.com,
Phone: (519) 448-1236 or 1-800-360-2813
Website: www.roberthalloriginals.com

Canadian Micro-Mineral Association (CMMA) Fall Mini-Conference
Location: Burlington, ON
For more info:
Phone: 416-438-8908
Email: bill.lechner@rogers.com
Website: canadianmicrominerals.ca

London Gem & Mineral Show
Western Fairgrounds (Special Events Building), London, Ontario
Admission: Adults: $5, Children: $2
For more info:
Phone: 519-831-3093,
Email: gneissguy@bell.net
Website: www.gemandmineral.ca



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How to tell a fake opal or Synthetic opal from the real thing






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How to use a dremel on opals and opal carvings





Learn how how to dremel and carve opal with ease by Jurgen Thomas the father of Justin from Black Opal Direct. He will Teach you in simple terms how it all works.


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12 tips to cut and polish a better opal







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HOW TO VALUE OPAL AND WHY IT IS DIFFICULT







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Using a smart phone to shoot macro images





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