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
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"