Hello fellow Orchidians (especially my fellow Floridian Orchidians).
As promised a few weeks ago, the press release for the Florida Gold
Coast Gem and Mineral Society’s annual sale has been issued and
reads as follows:
The Florida Gold Coast Gem and Mineral Society, a non-profit
organization, would like to welcome all rockhounds and future
rockhounds to their annual sale at the Graves Museum of Archaeology
and Natural History on the weekend of December 6th and 7th, doors to
open at approximately 10:00 a.m.
Do you share a love of nature and nature’s creations? Rockhounding?
Mineral collecting? Fossiling? Geology? Mineralogy? Gemology?
Don’t miss this annual sale! The members will have on display for
sale, jewelry items, as well as rough gem materials, rock slabs,
tools, new and used lapidary and jeweler’s equipment, mineral
specimens and much more.
There will be a $2.00 donation requested at the door.
The museum is located at 481 S Federal Highway (US-1), Dania Beach,
Florida. Directions: I-95 to the Sterling Road exit, go east to
Federal Highway (US-1), go south 3/10 mile to SE 4th Terrace.
Parking and the entrance are on the north side of the building.
Folks, the people involved with this group are friendly and helpful.
The club offers introductory cabbing and faceting programs at
extremely reasonable prices. We have a well-equipped lapidary shop,
and an excellent fabricating station, complete with oxy/acetylene
torch, water torch, rolling mill and polishing machine. The
centrifugal casting setup will be refurbished in the near future.
The members of this club are disposed to share knowledge so if you
live in SoFla and would like to learn the basics of lapidary/jewelry
art, come to our open meetings. The club meets the 3rd Wednesday of
every month. The next meeting is this Wednesday at the Graves
Museum, 7:30 p.m. (address and directions are the same as in the
press release above). We had no less than three Orchidians show up
last year after seeing Don’s post about the sale, let’s see if we
can double that!
A huge Thank You to the Orchid Forum for allowing this post.