The Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Every September the FMC participates with 8 other Denver Metro area rock clubs to put on the Denver Gem & Mineral show.  This show is the second largest in the United States after the Tucson Show but our is entirely volunteer-run!

Denver Gem and Mineral Show Schedule Everyday
Exhibits featuring minerals, fossils, rocks, and jewelry from around the world.

Hundreds of dealers with fabulous items for sale
Mineral identification by the Friends of Mineralogy
Fluorescent Room by the Fluorescent Mineral Society

Activities for Kids

  • Mr. Bones
  • Gold Panning for Kids by the Gold Prospectors of Colorado
  • Hands‐on mineral and fossil activities by the local clubs
  • Grab bags for sale

The show takes place at the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave, Denver, CO 80216. Show hours are Friday 9 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.  Admission to the show is:

Children: 0 ‐ 12 years… Free!
Teens: 13 ‐ 18 years… $4.00
Adults: 19 ‐ 64 years… $6.00
Seniors: 65 ‐ 120+… $4.00
Parking at the Denver Mart is free.

Volunteers Are Needed
The Denver Gem and Mineral Show is organized and run by volunteers from the eight mineral clubs in the metro area, including the Flatirons Mineral Club. At the show, our club has a table to highlight our club to the public and educate children about rockhounding. Both the show and our club table need volunteers and two hours of volunteer time equals full admission to the show. Plus, the display case at our club’s table needs specimens collected during field trips the summer.

Here is how you can help:

For our Club Table: Our club table will feature information about our club, games for the kids, specimens for the public to learn more about our hobby, and a display case with specimens from our field trips. We need volunteers at our table on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please contact Dennis Gertenbach at gertenbach@comcast.net to volunteer for a time slot.

For the Club Display Case: We want to highlight some of the year’s field trips by displaying specimens we collected in the club display case. Please bring your specimens to the September club meeting or contact Dennis Gertenbach at gertenbach@comcast.net to arrange to pick up your specimens for display.

For the Show: There are many areas in which your help is needed, including admissions, security, selling grab bags and posters, show set up, show take down, hospitality room, and volunteer check‐in. To learn more about the duties of these jobs and to sign up for a time slot to work, please contact Gerry Naugle at gnaugle@earthlink.net.