October 11- 12—Vista Gem & Mineral Society Annual Show

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum; 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.

Sat. 10-5, Sun.10-4; free admission; jewelry, minerals, fossils, Kids' wheel, sand dig for tumbled stones, raffle; contact Ray Pearce, 753 Abbywood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057, (760) 535-5524; e-mail:

November 1-2—SAN DIEGO MINERAL & GEM SOCIETY, Annual show

The GemDiego Show; The Al Bahr Shrine, 5440 Kearny Mesa Rd.; Sat. 9:30-5, Sun. 10-4; free admission; dealers, gemstones, minerals, beads, jewelry, demonstrations, wire wrapping, faceting, lost wax casting, silver chain making, intarsia, sphere making, field trip, club and hobby information, free gemstone ID; contact Bob Hancock, (619) 889-6886; e-mail:; Web site:

NOVEMBER 8-9—Annual show; American Opal Society

The Phoenix Club - Festhalle; 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., southeast of Ball Road and 57 Fwy. at Phoenix Club Dr.; Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5; adults $3, children (under 15) free; dealers, opals, gems, jewelry, fine crafts, rough and cut opals, other gemstones, geodes, jewelry-making tools and supplies, gold panning, books, prize drawing, free opal seminars, free demonstrations, gem cutting, jewelry making, gem carving, wire wrapping, inlay, faceting, cabbing; contact Veronica Pupura, American Opal Society, PO Box 4875, Garden Grove, CA 92842, (714) 501-9959; e-mail:; Web site:

November 15-16— Show and sale; Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club

Victor Valley Museum; 11873 Apple Valley Rd.; Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; free admission; contact Cyndy Mandell, 14625 Cashew St., Hesperia, CA 92345, (760) 508-1080; e-mail:; Web site:



Field Trips

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Vista Gem and Mineral Society, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083
or P.O. Box 1641, Vista, CA 92085