Date(s) - Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club (OLMC) presents its 51st annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show and Sale on September 16-17, at the Nepean Sportsplex. This event features more than 60 dealers with something for everyone: rough and polished stones, fossils, metorites, one-of-a-kind jewellery, carvings and other stone crafts, books and machinery. A number of organizations have been invited to provide fascinating information about local geology and mineralogy. Bring an unusual stone to the show, and people will help to identify it.
Volunteers from the OLMC will be there to demonstrate the art of lapidary and club activities — making cabochons, faceting stones and stone carving. Some members will sell their unique jewellery at the “Club Creation Corner”. Children can fish for polished stones at the Fish Pond, and learn how to make “rock critters” and other creations at the Kid’s Craft Table.
All of this activity is packed into two days Sept. 16-17, at the Nepean Sportsplex Curling Rink. The daily entrance fee is $8 at the door, but children 12 years old and younger may enter at no charge.