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Jun 19, 2009
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
4th Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Learn about traditions and authenticity of mining, jewelry

New Mexico History Museum

The 4th Annual Palace of the Governors Gem and Mineral Show returns to the shady courtyard for three days of displays, sales and guest speakers. Admission is free, via entry through the Courtyard’s Blue Gate on Lincoln Avenue, north of the Palace. Extend your visit by checking out the exhibitions in the new New Mexico History Museum, adjacent to the courtyard, with paid admission.

Exhibitors include:

Natural Stones; Santa Fe

Roadrunner Mining and Minerals; Santa Fe

Will Steadman, Santa Fe

Earthfire Gems Gallery; Santa Fe

Sticks N’Stones, Natural Gemstones; Provo, Utah

Nevada Turquoise-Fox Mining; Elko, Nev.

The Curiosity Cabinet; Santa Fe

Barzee Enterprises; Gardner, Colo.

Thompson Marketing Co.; Denver, Colo.

Custom Gold and Silver; Scottsdale, Ariz.

G. “Gonzo” Olvera; Truth or Consequences

Orca Gems; Littleton, Colo.

Mike Rocks; Quartzite, Ariz.

Crystals from Heaven; El Paso

Guest speakers:

11 a.m., Saturday, June 20: Margot Guerrero of Santa Fe’s Curiosity Cabinet: "Natural Gemstone Pigments in Sacred Medicine Bundles"

2 p.m., Saturday, June 20: Garrick Beck of Santa Fe’s Natural Stones: "History of Treatment and Fakery in Natural Stones"

2 p.m., Sunday, June 21: Bryan and Jane Mason: "Selecting, Evaluating and Grading Turquoise"



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