Gem Show

The club sponsors a gem & mineral show on the state fairgrounds each spring named: "Treasures of the Earth" show (aka TotE Show).  Why have we been doing this for 45+ years? Besides being a whole lot of fun for club members and the public, the club raises money to present Academic Achievement Awards, one each for Earth Sciences Graduates at UNM, NMSU, and NM Tech.

  • Where: New Mexico State Fairgrounds (Creative Arts Center) - Gate 3 @ San Pedro and Copper St.
  • Dates:  The third weekend in March of each year
  • Hours: 10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday; 10 am to 5 pm Sunday
  • Admission is $3.00, except Friday is "DOLLAR DAY". Children under 13 are FREE.

We'll have over 50 dealers selling everything from amethyst cathedrals to Zebra rock, rocks and minerals inexpensive to moderately priced. You will find gems (crystals, faceted, cabs, rough, and set in jewelry), decorator items, and jewelry, books and supplies, beads, and lots more. We'll have a mineral ID Booth, an educational booth from the NM Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (both a display and maps, books, and guidebooks), stuff for kids, and three silent auctions per day. We will have displays (about 20), most of them educational, all of them interesting! Displays provided by junior and adult members.


EXPO New Mexico (State Fairgrounds), 300 San Pedro NE. Enter Gate 3 at San Pedro & Copper. Follow signs to the Creative Arts Building

Contact: for additional information.

Are you a AGMC Member?

The club needs help at the Treasures of the Earth (TOTE) show in March. There's all sorts of ways club members can help... set up on Thursday before, working security, helping with the raffles, all the way to helping tear down of Sunday night. What's in it for you? How does free parking and admission to the show sound? This is a great event that brings in a lot of money for our scholarship programs and the Junior Club. Come help out. It ROCKS! Come to the January and February general meetings to sign up.

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