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[North Carolina] TarHeel Gem & Mineral Club Show

(Robin Hawk’s Blog listed a number of Gem Shows but not one in
Raleigh, North Carolina so I thought I would post an announcement

The Tar Heel Gem and Mineral Club will be hosting its 33rd Annual
Capital Area Show April 3rd, 4th and 5th 2009. Open Friday evening
from 5 til 9pm, Saturday 10am til 6pm and Sunday 10am til 5pm.
Admission and parking are FREE.

We have rough rocks, mineral specimens, fossils and beads as well as
finished gems, jewelry, findings, books and tools for sale. Our club
sponsors a multi-prize raffle, silent auction (which the kids love),
grab bags (some even have a cut gemstone or a diamond in them),
mineral identification, demonstrations, a geode cutting booth
(everyone complains about the noise but we all love to see what is
inside of those rough round rocks), and display cases by our members.
I have always been awed by these show cases - fluorescence and
phosphorescence minerals, or someones’ faceting or wire-wrapping
skills, or North Carolina gems and minerals, etc and this year I have
been asked to do a case. I will be displaying jewelry I have made
using gemstones and will (for educational purposes) clearly identify
the gemstones in each.These will not be for sale but hopefully I can
make my business cards available for interested people. (Maybe Beth
will help me set up a blog and I can post pictures of my case… I’m
getting adventurous in my old age!)

So, if you are in the Triangle Area of North Carolina the first week
end of April, Come to the Kerr Scott Building in the NC State
Fairgrounds at the corner of Hillsborough St and Blue Ridge (1025
Blue Ridge) in Raleigh. If you can not make it to the show but are
interested in learning more about our club, go to the club web site

Thank you, jeane