CGMA 40st Annual Show 2016

Always celebrated on Memorial Day Weekend,CGMA stands for Chicagoland GEMS,MINERALS,FOSSILS,JEWELRY + over 300 dealers, demonstrations, exhibits, lapidary arts, jewelry exhibits, faceting, cabochon cutting, polishing gemstones, silversmithing, beading, wire wrapping, prospecting, geode splitting, a silent auction, children’ rock area – and jewelry repair – are available all in one spot!


TICKETS: CASH ONLY at the door (1day and 2 days pass available)

Adults 5$ /2day 8$

Seniors (62) and students 3$ /2days 5$

Active Service Personnel with ID,Scouts in uniform,kids under 13 – FREE

FREE PARKING(enough for everybody),indoor event,air conditioned,food available

New location 2017: Kane County Fairgrounds – 525 s Randall Rd,St Charles,IL

This year,they celebrated their 40th Anniversary,and everybody received at entrance,a Ruby Crystal from Madagascar.


I’ve attended this show in the past,and I had the same great feeling about it.Lots of goodies to look at,admire and purchase.They have lots of things for lots of budgets.

For kids,they gave away for free a mini collection of rocks/crystals/fossils to learn more.On our way home we mixed our,so they might not be in the right order below 😉


They even had a learning center on how to Find Gold(panning),which i thought was really cool.

They also have museums quality specimens to admire,or buy.


Another cool thing was the fluorescent rocks booth,that you would go in a full dark room and they have case built with fluorescent light and cool stones to admire.


One more cool thing,especially for kids,you would pick and purchase a geode rock and they will crack it open for you right there,and you will be surprised on which type you’ve got.


I can’t even tell you how many rocks and crystals they have to purchase and admire,fossils,and lots and lots of handmade jewelry.


I’ve been enjoying this years show again,and I will definitely return in the future.

Here’s what I’ve got home with to expand my crystal/rock collection




5 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks like a pretty big show. I’d love to see all that sparkle in one place-beautiful!

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    1. Laura Bruj says:

      Yes,eye candy 😍

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  2. Your favourite fossil likes!

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