The Clear Lake Gem and Mineral Society show took place the weekend of February 23, 2013. I'm mentioning this because it's really a nice event but it receives virtually no publicity. Of those internet sites that do mention it, there are no photos and little to indicate what the show comprises. For instance, here's the official show page, a recent Galveston Chamber announcement, and an Ultimate Clear Lake blurb from three years ago, but there's not that much in the way of additional info on the net at this point.
It's held every third or fourth weekend in February at the Pasadena Convention Center. For many years now, my family has referred to this as "rock show weekend".
|The Pasadena Convention Center is an older, smaller facility but it's really a neat place and immaculately maintained, almost as if it were frozen in time.|
|Regardless of your lifestyle, there's always room for ammonites.|
|The "rock food table" created by a couple from Robstown.|
|Breaking open a geode - what's behind this ancient door #1?|
|There is usually also a Scout table.|
|Three for two bucks... that can't even cover the dealer's costs. Try finding the likes of that on eBay.|
- Bitterroot Rocks and Minerals (no website found)
- Galveston Bay Mining Company (eBay store)
- Xquizit Minerals
- Lone Star Meteorites (eBay store)
|I can't find a webpage for Mr. Cooling, but here's a screengrab of some of his designs from this site. There's an Etsy reference for WC Designs but nothing active.|
Anyway, there's some info on yet another great local recurring event. Even if you're not into rocks, minerals, fossils, and jewelry yourself, it's a great place to stock up for future gift-giving to either free-ranging neighborhood children or for more formal events such as holidays and birthdays.