The annual Calgary Gem & Mineral Show

The new location! Stampede Park, Big Four, Hall A

Friday, 20 October 2017, 1pm-9pm
Saturday, 21 October 2017, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 22 October 2017, 10am-5pm

Admission Fee at the Show door:
General: one-day ticket – $7 , three-days ticket – $10
Seniors/Students: one-day ticket – $5 , three-days ticket – $7
Children 12 and under admit for free

 
 
We are pleased to announce a very special guest speaker at this years’ Calgary Gem Show.
John Cornish has made several new discoveries, owns several specimens mining properties and has presented his signature series aptly titled “Geology ROCKS” to 30,000 people and counting.
If you are a lover of minerals and fossils, you certainly don’t want to miss him at this years show.
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Friday October 20th, 6-7pm
“Upside Down And In The Future, Mining Tasmania’s Adelaide Mine”

In this unique talk, John will be telling us about his underground experience exploring the world famous crocoite Adelaide Mine in Tasmania. He will also be sharing additional information about Australia’s flora and fauna. His crocoite recovery is truly world class, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about it from John himself.
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Saturday October 21st, 11am-noon
“Geology ROCKS!”

Geology ROCKS has been presented to over 30,000 people and counting. Great for the entire family, it’s tailored for kids and fun for adults. If you are bringing young ones to the show, you don’t want them to miss this one.
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Saturday October 21st, 2-3pm
“Blistered Fingers, Field Collecting”

Come and hear John tell personal accounts and fun stories about the in’s and out’s of how he does it. Ever wondered what it takes to collect such beautiful specimens from the earth? In this talk you will learn about the tools of the trade, and gain a fresh insight into the world of treasure hunting.
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Sunday October 22nd, 11am-noon
“Geology ROCKS!”

Geology ROCKS has been presented to over 30,000 people and counting. Great for the entire family, it’s tailored for kids and fun for adults. If you are bringing young ones to the show, you don’t want them to miss this one.
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Sunday October 22nd, 1-2pm
“High Desert Crystal Treasure Chests!”

John talks about three claims he owns and their bountiful treasures. As a native of Washington State with an intimate understanding of the land, he has a wealth of knowledge and plenty of pretty things for you to feast your eyes on. Get your ooh’s and aah’s ready as you explore new territory throughout this talk.
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The complete talks schedule:
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