28th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Nov. 23-24 2019

Location: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University Campus in Fairfax (map)

Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Mineral Club & and the GMU Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences

Demonstrations, Exhibits, and Door Prizes. Mini-mines for children to dig in and get free fossils and minerals. Over 20 Dealers with Fossils, Minerals, Crystals and Gems for sale.

Video of last year's show 

Coupon for $1 off adult admission (print and bring to show)

Show site:

Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University Campus.
Braddock Rd. & Route 123, Fairfax, VA

Address: 4400 University Drive. Fairfax, VA 22030


Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • 20 plus Dealers selling Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites & more!
  • Also, Demonstrations, Hands-On, Exhibits, Door Prizes, Kids' Activities - including FREE Kid's Mini-mines & Fossil Dig.
  • Silent Auction on Sunday afternoon.


  • Adults: $6, Seniors: $4, Teens (13-17): $3
  • Children 12 & under & Scouts in uniform are FREE
  • GMU Students w/valid ID are FREE


Use Parking lot A, enter Lot A from Nottaway River Lane.
Look for our Courtesy Shuttle & Designated Walking Path to Mineral Show

  • GMU Campus is located at the intersection of Rte 123 & Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Courtesy shuttle provided from Parking Lot A to the Mineral show. Shuttle vans will be designated "Mineral Show" and they will pick up & drop off alongside Nottoway River Lane entrance.
  • Handicapped parking closest and most convenient to our show location has not yet been identified. That information will be added to our web page when it is determined.
  • GMU Campus map: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

This fee paid event is sponsored by a non-profit hobbyist educational group.

This event is not endorsed by this school, school system or your local government.


List of Dealers:

Alan's Quality Minerals, Mount Laurel, NJ
Arrowwood Minerals, Dick Ertel, Lexington, VA
Crystal Luxe Lighting, Aldeane Josephs, Bethesda, MD    
Ethiopian Gems, Mubarek Allumani, VA
Jonathan Ertman, Rockville, MD    
Bob Farrar, Bowie, MD 
Jon Feigin, Sewell, NJ  
The Garnet Group, Casper Vooght, Sterling, VA  
Geosol Imports, Rob Evans, Hawley, PA    
Hartstein Fossils, Gene Hartstein, Newark, DE 
Dave Hennessey, Woodbridge, VA   
Jan Minerals, Jehan Sher, Stafford, VA 
George Loud,  Hilton Head, SC
KBT Minerals & Fossils, Tom Taaffe, Vienna, VA    
The Mineral House, Tom & Pam Kottyan, Bucyrus, OH  
The Prospector Shop, Marianne Cannon, Ligonier, PA   
Don Soechting, Agates, Charlottesville, VA  
Yinan Wang, Fossils, Arlington, VA   
Williams Minerals, Keith Williams, Rio, WV

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