30th Annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show, Nov. 19 & 20 2022

30th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil show. Demonstrations, Exhibits, Kids Activities, and Door Prizes. Mini-mines for children to dig in and get free fossils and minerals. Approximately 20 Dealers with Gems, Minerals and Fossils for sale.

Download this coupon for $1 off adult admission (print and bring to show)

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

Watch a video of 2018's show


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


  • Approximately 20 Dealers selling Minerals, Fossils, Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Carvings, Meteorites & more!
  • Also, Demonstrations, Exhibits, Door Prizes, Kids' Activities.


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


  • Location: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University Campus in Fairfax (map)
  • GPS Address: https://bit.ly/3fBZfh8
  • GMU Campus is located at the intersection of Rte 123 & Braddock Road, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Use Parking lot A, enter Lot A where adjacent to the Johnson Center. Look for our Courtesy Shuttle & Designated Walking Path to Mineral Show
  • Look for our courtesy shuttles (campus golf carts) which will pick up and drop off at the Johnson Center 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.

2022 Dealers

  • R and L Minerals, Ron Tonucci, Waldorf, MD 
  • Jon Feigin, Sewell, NJ 
  • Crystal Luxe Lighting, Aldeane Josephs, Bethesda, MD
  • Arrowwood Minerals, Dick Ertel, Lexington, VA  
  • Bob Farrar, Bowie, MD 
  • Alan's Quality Minerals, Mount Laurel, NJ    
  • The Garnet Group, Casper Voogt, Sterling, VA  
  • Geosol Imports, Rob Evans, Hawley, PA 
  • Hartstein Fossils, Gene Hartstein, Newark, DE 
  • Dave Hennessey, Woodbridge, VA  
  • Ken Reynolds, Herndon, VA
  • KBT Minerals & Fossils, Tom Taaffe, Vienna, VA 
  • The Mineral House, Tom & Pam Kottyan,Bucyrus, OH 
  • Broken Back Minerals, Eric Meier, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Andy Dietz, Ashland, VA
  • Don Soechting, Charlottesville, VA