#Illinois #Gemshows – CGMA’S 40th Anniversary Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show

by Robyn Hawk on May 16, 2016

CGMA'S 40th Anniversary Gem, Mineral, Jewelry and Fossil Show
One of the Midwest region's largest events for rockhounds by rockhounds 
- and Illinois largest!
Where: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton, IL
When: Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29, 2016
Retail and wholesale show hours, 
Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (wholesale till 3 p.m.)

Who and What: More than 30 nationally known dealers, amazing exhibits by museums and private collectors, great educational guest speakers, silent auction, Kids' Room, door prizes, hands-on demonstrations of jewelry making, geode cracking, gold panning, opal cutting, sliver smithing, glass fusing, fossil preparation, and more.

The clubs of CGMA are Chicago Rocks & Minerals Society (Skokie), 
Des Plaines Valley Geological Society (Des Plaines), 
Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois (ESCONI, 
Glen Ellyn), Elgin Rock Club (Elgin), 
Northeast Illinois Gold Prospectors (Mokena), 
South Suburban Earth Science Club (Park Forest), 
and West Suburban Lapidary Club (Elmhurst),

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