Sunday, November 26, 2023


Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year's Holiday Market -- shoppers, vendors, volunteers and visitors!  The event was wonderful and enjoyable for everyone.

This event is a proud collaboration between The Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society and The Makers Market/Future Forge.

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Thursday, July 27, 2023

38th Annual Gem & Mineral Show--Labor Day Weekend!!

Gems, Minerals and Art together for the first time!

Visit the 38th Gem & Mineral Show and help us welcome the Silver City Makers Market artists!  

SHOW DATES:      Friday, September 1st from 11am-5pm
                            Saturday, September 2nd from 10am-5pm
                            Sunday, September 3rd from 10am-4pm



Business name



Carlos Alday

Minerals, Crystal’s, Precision Drilling

Archery Room

Minerals and jewelry

Tillie and Paul Aquillar

Chantilis Jewelry Design

Archery Room

jewelry, rocks, knives with gem stone handles

Elizabeth Ford/David Lundborg

Heartsong Arts and Crafts

Archery Room

Handcrafted earrings and wooden lazer cutout wall hangings

Youssef Hourourou

Mineralogy collection

Archery Room

Minerals & fossils

Kaihua Wen

Nature Little Stone

Archery Room

minerals, gemstone, natural





Susan Abbott

Desert Designs

Large Event Room

Native American jewelry

Harold Behrens

A-Z Rock Shop

Large Event Room

gems and minerals

Linda Boatwright

Azurite Gallery

Large Event Room

Jewelry, gems, minerals, fossils, agates

Kim and Don Cundiff

Kim's Kreations

Large Event Room

Silver jewelry with beads

Andy Eby

Artrox Lapidary

Large Event Room

Rough/polished rocks minerals and fossils

Kurt Easthouse

Back in Time Minerals

Large Event Room

Minerals and Rocks

Carla  and Rusty Fairey

Elkhorn Trading Company

Large Event Room

Pendants, fossils, photos

Marj and Don Gibboney

Paintbrush Jewelry

Large Event Room

Wire-wrap jewelry

Mar Heifner

Outsider Art by Mar

Large Event Room

Recycled/upcycled handmade art

Ron Kellner/Doug Kellner

RK Enterprises

Large Event Room

Jewelry, cabs, slabs,

Nicole and David Lavoie

Grounded Lifestyles

Large Event Room

crystal, minerals, gem jewelry,

Asher Lichtig

The Stone Turtle

Large Event Room

Rough and polished stone, jewelry, books

Tara O'NeillMary Sherman

Handmade Beaded and Wire-Wrapped Gifts / Thunderbird Jewelry

Large Event Room

Beadwork and wirework / Native American made jewelry

RuthAnn Rinsch/David Rinsch

Dave's Enterprise

Large Event Room

Rocks, gems

Simon Sotelo/Lisa Mills-Wilson

Dog House Art & Minerals

Large Event Room

rocks, minerals, beaded jewelry

Katherine West

ARTifact Gifts

Large Event Room

lino-cut prints





Ken Hadlock

Art by KGH LLC

Small Event Room

Digital Artwork

Miriam Medicine Prayer

Goddess Rises

Small Event Room

coral, beads, Arizona Turquoise, minerals, etc

Lenny Giusti/Brenda Holzinger

Silver City Tye Dyes

Small Event Room

rock bags,  geode tshirts

Kevin House

2 Guy's Rocks

Small Event Room

Slabs, quartz, geodes,

Kim Muller

Burro Mtn Studio

Small Event Room


Martin Olvera

Shadow Hills Rockshop

Small Event Room

gedoes, slabs, cabs

Marnie Raelene

Repurposed Lights & More LLC

Small Event Room

repurposed glass bottles-solar lights, electric lamps, candles & terracotta watering spikes with bottles

Carmen Ruiz


Small Event Room

fish prints

Lisa Rush

Raven's Den Art Studio

Small Event Room

pine needle baskets

Tina Salmon


Small Event Room

Handknit toys, handknit accessories, handknit/woven home accessories

George South


Small Event Room

Turquoise cabs

Patrick Zhang

Silver & Gem Design

Small Event Room

Fimdings, beads





Jan Searcy/John Searcy

Black Hat Trading


Jewelry, findings, rocks, stones, carvings, beads





Lynn Lewis

Creatively One Of A Kind

Training Room 116/117

Children's Apparel and Door Decor

Patricia Brubaker

Pinos Altos Designs

Training Room 116/117

Wood and resin crafts

Michael Wheeler

Ionmhasan na Talmhainn

Training Room 116/117

Indonesian Petrified Wood, Rough Rock Specimens, Polished Rocks, Leather Goods, Gold,

Sue Wu/Steve Dang

Beads Zone

Training Room 116/117

Semi Precious Gemstone Beads, Fresh Water Pearls, and Findings

Michael Zengerle

Rockhound Dreams LLC

Training Room 116/117

mineral specimens, polished minerals, mineral jewelry and gem/mineral accessories


FIELD TRIPS:  Depart Saturday and Sunday at 9am.  

    Saturday, 9/2--Rolling Stones VP Anita Williams will lead a collecting trip to Bear Mountain for pyrite and limonite crystals.  

    Sunday, 9/3-- Dr. Neal Ackerly will lead a historical hiking tour of the Boston Hill mining area. 


    Saturday 1:30pm:  Historian Bill Cavaliere will provide a look into early mining around the west with talk "Death in the Depths."  
    Sunday 1pm:  Paleontologist Rose Fowers will present a slide show and talk regarding her field experience during the mid-1990s excavation of a Late Pleistocene Mastodon—a native "elephant" that lived and died in central Arizona at the end of the last Ice Age.  Cancelled


Pebble Pups Activity Area--BLM educational books, Rock decorating, Mining for Pecos Diamonds, Face painging, a Dinosaur information table and more! 

$1 Wheel of Fortune--$1 per ticket or spin you can win all sorts of cool stuff! Every spin wins at the $1 Wheel of Fortune, but some wins will be extra special.  Each hour we will add a geode from Shadow Hills Rock Shop to the Wheel offerings.  You can also win some interesting mineral and fossil specimens and jewelry, all donated by our members.

Daily Raffle--We are thrilled with the generosity of the local business owners in Silver City and their support of our new Daily Raffle drawings.  The drawings will also include wonderful items donated by our members and Show Vendors.  All the items will be on display in the lobby of the Conference Center, as well as an updated list of available raffle items. 

 Donated Raffle Items (As of today & not including vendor donations): 

  • 2 (two) Skateboard Decks donated by Josh Utley of Revoked Mob
  • 10 (ten) Gift Certificates from the Off College School of Cosmetology for full-service appointments
  • 8 (eight) Gift Cards from Domino's Pizza for $5 each
  • Gift Certificate from Jalisco's Restaurant for $25
  • Gift Certificate from the Union Army and More Store for $25
  • Gift Basket from The Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery
  • Large Hemp Backpack from the Marketplace
  • Many donations from our Show Vendors and Club Members
  • And.....of and minerals!

The 38th Annual Gem & Mineral Show is entirely indoors in air-conditioned comfort.

Please let us know if you would like to help with the show as a volunteer--contact us via email at if you are interested.

We hope to see you at the show!

**Please leave your pets at home--Grant County does not allow them in the Conference Center.**