Payson Rimstones Rock Club Calendar of Events
PAYSON RIMSTONES ANNUAL GEM & MINERAL SHOW
The Annual Gem & Mineral Show is September 15 – 17, 2023.
The Club holds its Annual Gem & Mineral Show each Fall. The show is held at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center. Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry and jewelry findings, slabs or rough material plus much more are available from our vendors. The Club sponsors an education area for the children and adults with a geologist to answer questions, a Spinning Wheel (where everyone wins a rock!), a magnificent fluorescent mineral display, a free Treasure Hunt for junior rock collectors, beading, sandstone/rock painting, and much more. There will be several artisans who will provide demonstrations of their crafts, including wire wrapping, stone carving, and jewelry making. A silent auction area for those folks interested in obtaining beautiful minerals and rocks is available, too! All proceeds go toward supporting scholarships for graduating Payson High School students and students who are residents of Northern Gila County attending a college of their choice, as well as books and educational materials for the local elementary schools and public libraries.
UPCOMING ARIZONA ROCK AND GEM SHOWS
Rock and Gem Show season in Arizona and America is beginning to wind up. It should be a big year, as many of the shows that cancelled during COVID are returning for 2023. No less than 70 shows are scheduled throughout the country during the first six months of the year. And we are counting Tucson as only one show, but really it has about 30 shows at many locations in over 4 weeks. This year, there should be many shows in Arizona, ranging in size from Alpine, AZ (which had 4 vendors in 2021) to Tucson, one of the world’s largest shows with an estimated 3,400 vendors.
For those who want the full menu of all shows in all states, visit: All Mineral, Rock, Gem Shows, GeoSites, Rock Clubs in USA (www.rockandmineralshows.com). It lets you pick the state and then lists the shows in chronological order. You can also visit www.rockngem.com. It is recommended you verify the show date, time, location and cost with the show sponsor prior to attending.
We have provided a list of Arizona rock clubs and links to their websites, where available, so you can learn more about their organizations and rock, gem and mineral shows held during the year.
Apache Junction Rock and Gem Club
Ajo Gem & Mineral Society
Arizona City Gem & Mineral Society
Arizona Geological Society
Bisbee Mineral Club
Black Canyon City Braggin Rock Club
Black Canyon City Rock Club
Coconino Lapidary Club
Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club
Flagg Gem and Mineral Show
Florence Gem and Mineral Club
Gila County Gem & Mineral Society
Huachuca Mineral and Gem Club
Lake Havasu Gem & Mineral Society
Mineralogical Society of Arizona (Phoenix)
Mingus Gem & Mineral Club
Mohave County Gemstoners
Old Pueblo Lapidary Club
Payson Rimstones Rock Club
Pinal Geology & Mineral Society
Prescott Gem and Mineral Club
Quartzsite Pow Wow
Quartzsite Roadrunners Gem and Mineral Club
Sedona Gem and Mineral Club
Sunsites Gem and Mineral Club
Tucson Gem & Mineral Society
Verde River Rockhounds (Cottonwood)
West Valley Rock and Mineral Club
White Mountain Gem & Mineral Club
Wickenburg Gem and Mineral Society
Yuma Country Roads Gem and Mineral Club