College hosts 29th Annual Gem & Mineral show on campus, April 21 and 22

The Maine Mineralogical & Geological Society presents its 29th Annual Gem & Mineral Show at Saint Joseph’s College on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22. It is the state’s largest gem and mineral show.

More than 25 vendors, including 12 displaying jewelry, will show gems, rocks, fluorescent minerals, crystals, fossils and geodes. The show also features gold panning and gem-cutting demonstrations, along with many unusual, one-of-a-kind items for sale. Children will be able to dig for treasures in the mini-mine, win prizes on the spin wheel and handle rocks and gems at the touch table.

“This is a great family event,” says Chad Cramer, the show’s coordinator. “There really is something for everyone to enjoy.”

The event runs at the Harold Alfond Center gymnasium on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show includes a silent auction and hourly door prizes. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students 18 and under, and free for children 12 and under. Admission includes entry into our grand prize raffle drawn at the end of the show. For more information, contact or 893-6627.

March 26, 2012
Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail