Easy access on MUNI - (Click for Muni lines)
All paid attendees receive a Door Prize Ticket on entry to the show. To be eligible to win door prizes, complete the Door Prize Ticket and hand it in at the Information Desk just inside the entrance to the show. There will be at least one door prize drawing made every hour throughout the show. Prize winners will be announced over a PA system as names are drawn throughout the show. There's no charge for your first entry, but you must be present to win and claim a door prize when ticket numbers are announced. Sorry, only one door prize ticket available per paid show entry.
When we learned of Mineral Wines we were intrigued by an obvious connection to a passion shared by most of our members - the wonder of nature's display of the elements as expressed in the mineral world through unique crystal formations and combinations. When we tasted Mineral Wines we were thrilled to discover a delightful expression of such passion as translated through their very fine cuvees honoring the 'rare and beautiful' - in both wine and minerals. So pairing with Mineral Wines for our Diamond Jubilee seems a "natural."
Dozens of exhibitors will display their collections of rocks, gems, minerals and crystals, jewelry and lapidary work. This year's theme "Heavy Metal" promises to provide many exhibits with spectacular and valuable metalic mineral specimens and displays. Some exhibits will illustrate activities of members and skilles learned in SFGMS classes.
There will be also dozens of rock, gem and jewelry vendors offering everything from rough lapidary and gem materials, to fine specimens, to beautiful and unique jewelry that you'll never find at the mall. Many offer books and tools for those wanting to learn about lapidary arts and jewelry-making. Don't miss this once-a-year chance to obtain your hearts desire at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco!
There will be live demonstrations in lapidary arts and jewelry fabricating techniques, and free lectures with renowned experts on many topics of interest in the gem and mineral world!
Stump the Experts!
Bring in those unidentified rocks and minerals! We will have a booth with rock and gem "experts." courtesy of The Bay Area Minerologists (BAM) to identify those mystery rocks and minerals that have kept you awake endless nights!
Lines 44 and 71 Stop at Ninth & Lincoln Way (at park entrance)
Line "N" Stops at Ninth & Irving (just one block from park entrance)
Lines 6, 66 and 43 Stop at Ninth & Judah (two short blocks from park entrance)
Parking is available in the new Music Concourse Garage. The north entrance of the Music Concourse Parking is from Fulton St. at 10th Ave. The south entrance (closer to the show) is at Concourse Dr. and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park, just north of the Hall of Flowers (about a one block walk).
Guests and visitors are welcome at all meetings which are usually held
on the first Friday of each month, 8 pm at the clubhouse.
Click here for a map to the clubhouse
Please call for more information.