80th Anniversary Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Show & Convention 2018
& “Parade of Gems” Show
Hosted by Yakima Rock & Mineral Club, Inc.
Friday, April 27th, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, April 28th, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 29th, 10 am – 4 pm
Children under 14 free with adult paid admission
Info for Dealers, Participants, Out-of-Town Guests
For out-of-town guests, The Best Western Plus Ahtanum Inn is officially our host hotel. 2408 Rudkin Road Yakima, WA 98903 1-800-348-9701
Raffle for over thirteen grand prizes
Hourly Door Prizes
Grab Bags of Polished Stones
Wheel of Fortune – Every spin a winner!
Private Collectors Exhibits
Rock, Mineral & Fossil Dealers
Jewelry, Gems, and Bead Dealers
Rock, Mineral, Fossil and Lapidary Art Displays
NFMS Display Competitions
Jewelry Making Demonstrations
Jewelry Making Competition
Join The Fun:
Flint Knapping Workshops & Demonstrations
Wire Gem Tree Workshops
Metalsmith Workshops with Pre-Registration – Deadline March 30
Cabochon Making Workshops
Gold Panning Demonstration
Nick Zentner – Central WA University and the PBS series “Nick On The Rocks,” (Where nationally recognized geologist Nick Zentner leads viewers on armchair adventures through Washington’s diverse landscapes). Science outreach and education coordinator for the Department of Geological Sciences at Central Washington University. 2015 recipient of the prestigious James Shea Award, a national award recognizing exceptional delivery of Earth Science content to the general public.
Pat McMahan – Lifelong rockhound, and collector of one of the most comprehensive collections of sagenite, plume, and banded agate in the world held in his “Muesum of Agates” in Arizona. Contributing author to “Rock and Gem Magazine: and the German magazine, “Mineralien Welt”, and was a contributing writer on the topic of agates with inclusions in Johann Zenz’s authoritative book, “Agates II”. Pat has finished a beautiful book which exhibits his finest agates. The book is called “Agates”, The Pat McMahan Collection.” His signed book will be available for viewing and purchase. http://agateswithinclusions.com
Bruce Bjornstad – Former Sr. Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (P.N.N,L.) Presentation on ice-age floods.
North American Research Group (NARG)
The North American Research Group (NARG) – Displaying “Bernie” the Reptile Sea Monster, with many other fossil specimens, fossil Identification, and their 3-D Printer.
The Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals
The Rice Museum has agreed to display part of their rare Liberty Washington wire gold collection. The Liberty area has produced some of the largest and finest specimens of crystallized wire gold in the world. We are truly honored to be able to include their display in our 2018 show.
Audie Turner Petrified Wood Collection
Now housed at the geology dept. at Central Washington University.
Wenas Mammoth Foundation – Mobile Education Unit
Space Needle Replica – Made of petrified wood & gem stones by Puyallup Valley Gem & Mineral Club, Inc.
Rare Ancient Ammonites from Canada
Peck’s T-Rex Skull Fossil – Displayed by Doug & Janette True
|Fine Selection of International Minerals, Huge Selection of Polished Madagascar Products.|
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|Granite Mountain Nature Gallery||The World's Fossils & Minerals||The Gemstone Connection||Pig Eye Basin Gemstones & Jewelry|
|Martell & Martell||Earth's Treasures||Rockin' Roses||P&D Agate|
|Amber America||KittyKat Jewelry||Washington Treasures||Standing Stones Design|
|K&D Enterprises||A Point in Time||Rock Cabin Farm||Desert Rose Gems and Art|
|Pacific Rim Gem & Mineral LLC||The Crystal Lined Pocket||Aregawi Yekunno Adissea Gemsparkly||Mary Cutrera & Herbert Shepard|
|Rock Castle||Polson's Rock Shop||Ludemann's Lapidary||Sunstones & Such|
|Stone Crazy||F.P.E. Enterprise||Langfordjewelers.com||Ivywhydesigns|
|Beryl Mountain Minerals||Paleo Enterprises||Manchee, LLC||Grand Products Co. LTD|
Modern Living Building & Pioneer Hall
Central Washington State Fair Park
1301 S. Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA