Regional Digs & Shows

Below are some digs or shows that may be of interest


The 50th Annual Columbia Gem & Mineral Show
will be at the Jamil Temple
(206 Jamil Road, Columbia SC 29210)

Friday November 17th (10 am to 6:00 pm)
Saturday November 18th (10 am to 6 pm)
Sunday November 19th (12:00 noon to 5:00 pm)


In 2017, there will be more than twenty dealers and they will have an enormous variety of materials from rough and cut gemstones, beads, fossils, finished jewelry, wire wrapping, lapidary supplies, and excellent mineral specimens. We will have dealers that carry Amber, Jade, gold, all precious gemstones, and several jewelers who can complete special orders, and much, much more.​

Grab Bag Items

Geodes, Salted Mine & Grab Bags

CGMS will have geodes for sale ($1.00 per ounce uncut) at the show entrance. We will let you select and we will cut the geode for you. Geodes may contain quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, calcite.  (No one knows what may be hidden inside!)

We have a salted mine where for $1.00 a scoop, you can find crystals, fossils, rocks and minerals. You can “dig” for treasures that the Gem club provides and where they came from.

Grab bags for $1.00, $5.00 and $10.00 that contain a wide variety of materials that we collect on our field trips and members provide for the Show. You can find almost anything (including small jewelry pieces, shark’s teeth and small fossils).


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