Collecting minerals and/or fossils is an excellent hobby for all ages. Specimens from beginner level to museum quality are available in all price ranges. The world provides an amazing array of minerals, from California tourmaline and gold, quartz from Brazil, malachite from Africa, rhodochrosite from Argentina, and fine minerals from Russia, China, India, and all over the US.
Those looking to create their own jewelry can find rough stones to cut and polish, custom-cut gemstones and cabochons, beads, and jewelry-making supplies. Buy one-of-a-kind jewelry creations for yourself or a gift, or find reasonably priced accessories in gold and silver with natural gemstones.
The West Coast Gem & Mineral Show offers an enjoyable and educational experience for the whole family, and an outstanding shopping opportunity. Open to the public, wholesale area for qualified buyers, free admission and nearby free parking. Held annually in May and November.
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