Gila County Gem and Mineral show coming

GILA COUNTY — The 61st Annual Gila County Gem and Mineral Show will be held Friday, Jan. 12 through Sunday, Jan. 14 at the Gila County Fairgrounds on Highway 60. 

Times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 12th and 13th and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 14th.

This is a perfect opportunity for local kids to come have fun, learn something new, get a new book and a map about our mineral-rich area. 

While you are looking for those special treasures make sure you grab something to eat from our vender. In addition to the show’s main room, which will feature nearly 50 display cases, there will also be door prizes, vendors, a snack bar, silent auctions, a 5,000-square foot room with games, fossil and mineral pits, geode cutting, wire gem trees to make and hands-on learning for kids.

Through the day there will also be presentations and demonstrations of things like jewelry making, twist wire craft, and bead making.

Some of these events require a very small donation and kids will keep what they make, find or win. 

The ever popular Wheel of Fortune game and the Grab Bags will keep you guessing and bring you wonderful prizes from the mineral world.

The cost for adults is $3 each or $5 per couple. Children and students get in for free.

For more information, call Jodi Brewster at 623-810-9780 or visit

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