The annual Gem & Mineral Show sponsored by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado will be held June 14-16. The event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public.
The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals. Items for sale will include polished gems, hand-crafted jewelry, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, geode breaking, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens, Cripple Creek turquoise, and more. There will also be gold and gem panning at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. Show hours are from 9 to 5 each day.
This year a geologist from Newmont Mining Corporation will make a presentation on the geology of the gold mining district. This free presentation will be held Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at the Victor Elks Lodge.
In addition to the show, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum gift shop will be open from 9:30 to 5:30 with its collection of rocks, gems, minerals, rhodochrosite and aquamarine jewelry, geodes and gold panning for the kids. The museum also houses a mineral collection as well as historic mining equipment, photos, and historic displays. In addition, guided tours of the modern gold mine are available through the museum – see VictorColorado.com for reservations.
The Victor Elks Lodge members will be grilling burgers on the lodge porch as a fundraiser. Victor’s many shops and attractions will also be open, including Victor’s Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, antique, art and gift shops, the old-fashioned soda fountain, German Bakery, the local bar and eatery, Victor Hotel, as well as the local parks and Trails of Gold where you can explore the historic gold mining country.
For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit VictorColorado.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 719-689-2675.