Regional Digs & Shows

Below are some digs or shows that may be of interest


Per Rock & Gem Magazine|

the following shows are coming up


July 2019

16th Annual Western North Carolina Rockhound Roundup; Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association; Camp Stephens, 263 Clayton Road;
daily 8:30-5;
$40 for adults, free admission for children 12 and under; Participate in digs to local mines, visit the numerous gem and mineral shows in Franklin, North Carolina daily, and demonstrations;
contact Richard Jacquot, PO Box 542, Leicester, NC 28748, 828-779-4501; Email:; Website:

 Annual show; Echo Valley Gem Show; Echo Valley Gem Show (across from GLW), 6456 Sylva Rd.;
Wed. 9-6, Thu. 9-6, Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6;
free; Additional hours are 9am – 5pm on Sunday
contact Damian; Email:; Website:

August 2019

1-4SPRUCE PINE, NORTH CAROLINA: Annual show; Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce; NC Mineral & Gem Festival,
12121 Hwy 226 S;
Thu. 10-6, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12:30-5
adults $3, and free admission for children under 10 ; 60th anniversary celebration of one of the longest running and most popular gem shows in the country, shop for gems, minerals, fossils, finished jewelry and take in anniversary year exhibits;
contact Patti Jensen, 11 Crystal Street, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-9033; Email:; Website:

October 2019

Annual show; Gaston Gem, Mineral & Facetor’s Club; Gaston County Park, HWY 279 Dallas-Cherryville HWY;
Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 9-4;
free admission; Minerals, fossils, cutting material, quality gemstones, wire wrapping, settings, geodes, jewelry, real working sluice, and activities for children; contact Bob Winstanley, 148 Hampshire Drive, Mooresville, NC 28115, (704) 577-3391; Email:; Website:






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