THIS IS MY SHOW SCHEDULE!!!
PLEASE Check the following list to see when and where I am. So YOU can plan your trip to see me.
Sorry: Some information and disclaimers first: PLEASE! Take note: cell service is basically non-existent in the rural area in which I live. So, I simply just do not get the calls or messages.
NO! I DO NOT HAVE A CRYSTAL MINE!
And I do not want one.
People are always asking me, “Do you get these yourself?”, The answer is, “Yes, of course, and, no.” The detailed answer is, “Yes, of course, I do. They are NOT shipped to me, sight unseen, in barrels packed with sawdust from the cut-down rain forests from some other country. I pick each one here in Arkansas. And after 12 years of digging by hand, I have found, before I nearly wore myself out, that it is much easier to buy them than to dig them, and then clean them. Especially, with such a heavy show schedule. Mining is a job in and of itself. Cleaning and processing, besides selling, is a big job and keeps me always pretty busy. “But, I dig when I can.” When you see me with material that “I” dug, there is a good chance that YOU will be the first person to touch it besides me, especially, at the beginning of a new series of shows. And it usually sells very quickly. When I buy, and also when I dig, I handle the crystals as little as possible- never touching the tips; and, always, with love, reverence, respect and great care so that you get them as perfect as Our Mother Earth let them come to us.
***In that same vein, and it is unfortunate that I have to even say this, but, as a disclaimer, it is my expectation that when someone is looking at MY crystals in MY booth and handling them, that whomever it is will treat them with the utmost care and respect as I do, and as I would do with theirs. Ignorance is NO excuse for bad manners. Remember they are mine until you buy them, and I will protect my property… Hopefully, one is taught as a small child, this basic show of respect. A big part of my job is to protect the crystals. Anyone found mishandling the crystals will not be scolded. That only leads to problems, arguments and posturing. The offender will simply be asked to leave. Enough said.***
Thanks for looking. And, ‘THANK YOU’, and GOD BLESS YOU! to all of you have attended a show.
To contact me directly, call or text, see me in person at a show, or, email me.
**EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY AND MY PREFERRED WAY TO CONTACT ME!!**@: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY AND MY PREFERRED WAY TO CONTACT ME!!**.
If you absolutely have to call: 870-490-1029. Hope to see you soon!
And, NO, I DO NOT GO TO TUCSON as a dealer. I stayed in Quartzsite all winter at Tyson Wells, spaces B/C 18 – 23 until February, 29th. Quartzsite is over for me this year now. Thank You to everyone who helped make this season a success, and a sell-out!
**THIS IS MY CURRENT SHOW SCHEDULE**
**From NOW- Spring of 2020 into Spring of 2021 and beyond!!**
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December 16, 2020 to February 28, 2021
Quartzsite, AZ Tyson Wells Show, Spaces B/C18 – 23. Most days 9 to dark. More info below. I participate in the Flagg Gem and Mineral Show in Mesa, AZ. While I am in Mesa, my Quartzsite booth will be open. Lisa, and Collis, will be there. I will, personally, be back, on the 11th, and expand my booth into the FULL Quartzsite set-up. And, I think you will all like my fun and inviting ‘NEW LOOK’ this coming season!!!
January 7, 8 – 10, 2021
YES! paid. Mesa, AZ, Flagg Gem and Mineral Show, @the Mesa Community College- Dobson & Hwy 60, in the SOUTHWEST parking lot of the campus, my spot IS the NW corner of that lot! Fri, Sat & Sun, 9 – 5. I will be featuring some rather nice smaller cabinet specimens and some Mexican minerals this year. Email me, Johnbe, for details, email@example.com for more info. Hi, Mary Jean!
No, I do not go to TUCSON as a dealer.
No, I do not have a mine. Nor, do I want one..!
January 11 to February 28, 2021
Quartzsite, AZ, TYSON WELLS, spaces B/C, 18 – 23. Yes! That’s ME at the traffic signal, 20 spaces in, north by northwest of the signal, @ US 95 S and W Kuehn St, with all the twinkling purple lights, balloons, air dancers and flags in Tyson Wells, spaces B/C 18 – 23. My FULL booth is set up following the Mesa show! Bring a trailer. Make room. Get here early for the good stuff. I brought more than ever last year! And, again, SOLD OUT of nearly all the crystals that were on the tables and pallets- BEFORE the end of the show! 2020 proved to be a very successful year! You can consider it, yet another SELL-OUT! Thus, my need for more crystals!!! There will be a good selection of very nice cabinet specimens, large specimens and larger points, along with even more little stuff than ever. The ‘LIGHTNING BOLT QUARTZ’ is BACK!!!! I have an amazing selection of these, which have been selling very well! And, as usual, there will be some fresh from the ground, with the natural mineral deposits on them and uncleaned in oxalic acid, which I call ‘NATURAL AURA’ quartz. Some circles refer to it as ‘SOLARIS QUARTZ’, and others- ‘MAYANITE’! It’s all the same thing! I will also have some very nice Mexican minerals.
What this means is that I am ready for you! Make room! Bring your trailer! GET THERE EARLY ON DURING THE SHOW, for once it’s gone.., it’s gone! 9- sundown, most days, I am usually open later than most dealers around me, until well after dark, under the lights!!! Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-490-1029.
January 24, 2021
Will be JohnBe’s(my) 60th Birthday!! OH MY! Life at the top of the hill! Send money, donations, prizes, presents and money and money! Prayers, cards, do-gooders and well wishers, and money are most welcome and appreciated, too!!!! NO! I DO NOT GO TO TUCSON as a dealer! I STAY SET UP IN QUARTZSITE, and STAY SET UP for the whole season.
For 2021, Approximately February 28, will be my last day in Quartzsite, subject to change.
Again, I may be taking various days off, prior to closing for the season.
Please call me if you want to see me in person. Otherwise, there may be someone watching the store for me.
March 12, 13, 14, 2021
Victorville (Stoddard Wells), CA – 43nd Annual Tailgate. Victor Valley Gem & Mineral Club; Stoddard Wells Road (graded dirt), 7 miles east of Dale Evans Pkwy (I – 15); Fri. 8-5, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-5; I will, again, be set up at the bottom of the venue near the road. Please note that I usually sell out and leave on Sunday because I have nothing left to sell! If you get there late Sunday looking for me, I just may not be there. Free admission; food booth, vendors, CRYSTALS, lapidary arts, rough material, gems, jewelry, findings, equipment, dry camping, family field trip Sat.; contact VVGMC, (760) 243-2330, or Brett Ward, (760) 954-4323; club website with more info, directions and a MAP: www.vvgmc.org. An amazing rockhounding and tailgate show in the middle of nowhere in the Mohave Desert in CALIFORNIA! A must-do thing!! Especially for a land-lubbin’ ex-Pittsburgher like me) Bring food, water, a wagon and a chair. The weather is variable, so bring an umbrella, windbreaker, shorts, and a heavy coat, as you may use them all in one day!!!
March 19, 20, 21, 2021 – NEW SHOW for me!!!
Spanish Fork, UT 6th Annual Timpanogos Gem and Mineral Society, Spanish Fork Fair Grounds, 475 South Main Street; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5; free admission; Dealers offering minerals, CRYSTALS, jewelry, rough rocks, petrified wood, opals, gems, references, lapidary equipment, fluorescence display, demonstrations, activities for children; contact Keith Fackrell, (801) 592-0410; Email: email@example.com; Website: timprocks.weebly.com
April 24 & 25, 2021
Memphis, TN, Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society, Annual Show, Memphis Agricenter International 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN; My booth will be near the exit door to the parking lot, once again, for easy carry out of BIG pieces and box! This year, I plan on having GIANT clusters on rollers again! Thanks to everyone for your continued support! Sat 9 -6, Sun 10 – 5. W C McDaniel – 901-490-3575
May 7 – 9, 2021
McPherson, KS, McPherson 4H Building, 700 W. Woodside. I will be ‘out back’ in the parking lot, as usual! Thank you all so much for all your continued support over the years!
March 16, 2020 to July 21, 2020
I will be home from my winter Southwest (snowbird) trip and will be cleaning an entirely new batch of crystals for my upcoming group of shows. And I plan on doing a goodly amount of personal digging. At this point, my schedule is open, and will have time to take people digging during my time at home. Although, at this time, most mines and all of my shows are closed during the Great Seige and Cessation of 2020… You are most welcome to set an appointment to come and browse my crystal yard and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden, though, as so many of you do. 870-490-1029
May 18 and 19, 2020 cancelled
Gulfport, MS- Harrison County Gem and Mineral Society Annual Show at the Joppa Shrine Temple, 13280 Shriners Blvd. Sat, 9am to 5pm. Sun, 9am to 4pm. I will, as usual, be near the east access door for easy and discreet orders pick up. This year, I will be bringing MORE exceptionally LARGE clusters, since they were so well received last year, and sold out on the first day! Be prepared!!! Get there early, there is a finite amount and when they’re gone, they’re gone.. Call me, JohnBe, 870-490-1029, for any special requests…
June 5 and 6, 2021 (NEW LOCATION)
Oak Hill State Park, Birmingham, ALABAMA: Annual show; Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society; Oak Hill State Park; NEW LOCATION, but, I will be in a spot, where it IS OK to drive up and pick up your order! Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-5; adults (12 and up) $3, seniors (62 and up) $2, children (6-11) $1, under 5 free; dealers, CRYSTALS, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, slabs, faceted jewelry, specimens, jewelry, club demonstrations, kids’ area; contact the club at their website: www.lapidaryclub.com
June 11, 12, 13, 2021
Park Hills, MO, Missouri Mines Rock Swap @ the Missouri Mines State Historic Site, south side of Hwy 32, 1.5mi west of Hwy 67, I’ll be in my usual spaces- B-12 & 13, You can drive right up to my booth and we load it all in. or, put it on a ‘mule’ and drive you to your car- the staff is always glad to help!!! Fri-Sat, 9-6, Sun 9-5, Call me @870-490-1029 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a wonderful show.
June 25, 26, 27, 2021
Bedford, IN, Lawrence County Rock Club, 50th Annual Show, Lawrence County Fairgrounds, I’m in my usual INSIDE spot in Bldg 4 in the NW corner, on the black-top- close to a door for easy loading. You will see crystals lined up outside the building as you walk up, and some will be on rollers, too!!! And YES, Dr. Wendy, this year, it has been approved, I will be bringing a trailer with some BIG ONES, as requested. Plus, some other BIG ones picked out for the show!!! Please remember to get there early, as the big ones were sold out before noon on Saturday, and nearly everything else was sold out by Sunday afternoon. Fri, 10 – 6:30 – Sat, 10 – 6:30, Sun 10 – 4, one of my longest running shows. Thank you and God Bless You for your support! David Trefinger 812-295-3463.
WE ARE HERE IN THE SCHEDULE!!
June 22, 2020
Looking forward to having 17 years clean and sober!
GRATEFUL for having 16 years CLEAN and SOBER and celebrating at my home groups in Norman this year! Mmmm.., chocolate cake! Only by the Grace of GOD. Praying for 18 in 2021.
March 15 – July 21, 2020
time off from shows! And NOT by my own choosing! I will be home cleaning crystals. It is VERY hot and humid here this time of year, and is the best time of year to clean and process crystals. However, if you want to make an appointment to come and dig or browse thru my yard and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden, here at the World Headquarters, I am open.
July 24 to August 2, 2020
Spruce Pine, NC – 24th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show. Same venue, but- MUCH BETTER LOCATION!! Just up on the hill from the old field. I’m the one with the flags and balloons. BRING YOUR TRAILER! I will again be bringing some VERY Large clusters this year! Especially, since I, once again, sold out of them in 2019, before the last weekend of the show, and there were many of those of you who wanted more! Bring your trailer, Gary!! Parkway Fire Dept., Hwy 226 S., 10am – 6pm daily. 828-766-6136. Always a good time, with lots of friends! Along with possible special guest appearance by KC Dennis.
August 14 – 16, 2021 is tentative.
Lebanon, PA, MAGMA Gem Miner’s Jubilee @ Lebanon Fairgrounds Expo Center. I will be outside, in my usual spot, straight out the back door in the tailgaters section, by the closed concession stand. Sold out for the 7th straight year in 2019! Due to popular demand, I am happy to be able to offer some EXTRA LARGE clusters this year! Just drive up and we can load the big ones right into your vehicle, if you haven’t already done it. There are a LOT of people on the drive-up program!! Come’ n’ get ’em!!! Fri & Sat: 10 – 6, Sun: 10 – 4, 717-838-8870. ALWAYS a GREAT show, with lots of wonderful people and friends! I am only there for the summer show now.
So, we now have..,
August 7 – 9, 2020
DALTON, GEORGIA: Annual show; Dalton Gem and Mineral Jewelry Show; Dalton Convention Center, 2211 Dug Gap Battle Rd; Fri. 2-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5; Adults $4 (good for all three days), free admission for children 16 and under when accompanied by a paying adult; 29th Annual Dalton Bead, Gem, Fossil, Mineral, and Jewelry Show, with dealers, displays, and demonstrations, and activities for children ; contact Mohammad Tahir, P.O. Box 4046 , Dalton, GA 30719, (706) 537-8960; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://www.facebook.com/daltongemandmineraljewelryshow/
AND.., instead of Lebanon, PA- there’s a new show for me!
August 15 & 16, 2020
BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Annual show; Arklatex Gem & Mineral Society; Bossier City Civic Center, 620 Benton Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-4; Adults $4, free admission for children under 6 years of age and students with identification; Dealers offering custom and unique jewelry, beads, gems, minerals, fossils; educational exhibits, demonstrations, and speakers; activities for children; contact Del Glasner, P.O. Box 6633, Bossier City, LA 71171, (318) 517-7372; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: larockclub.com
August 17 to September 2, 2020
Story, ARK Home cleaning crystals. And I have a BUNCH! I will be home Labor Day weekend. Besides all that, it is blisteringly hot here in Arkansas then, and I will be unavailable to take anyone digging. My crystal yard and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden, here at the Universal Headquarters, will open, by appointment only, when I am home, though- yes, in the air conditioning.
September 11, 12, 13, 2021
Greenfield, IN, 500 Earth Sciences Club, Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, I will be set-up outside under the Pavilion on the East side, in my usual spot, which is now bigger than ever! Look for the flags and balloons. Thank you to all of you who requested me to come back and for your continued patronage! Due to popular demand, I will have at least 2 relatively LARGE clusters with me this year. Get there EARLY, as all the largest pieces sold out by Saturday afternoon! Fri: 9:30 to basically, dark:30; Sat: 9-7; Sun: 10-4, contact Cheryl Hamilton, 317-897-6639.
September 26 & 27, 2021
West Friendship, MD, Gem Cutters Guild @ the Howard County Fairgrounds, Sat: 10 – 6, Sun: 10 – 5. This year I will again have a full-sized booth by the West access door where you can drive up to load in the BIG ones, where so many of you do! WOW! Oh, my! That means twice as many crystals! Always a fun time at the show!! Contact: Bernie Emery, 410-462-0492.
October 2 to 4, 2020 (probably cancelled, unfortunately)
Morgantown, WV – National Guard Readiness Center at 90 Army Band Way. I will be in a spot near the rear access door so we are able to drive right up and load stuff out safely and discreetly! I will also be available to be in the greater Pittsburgh area for private appointments during the weekdays in between the West Friendship and Morgantown shows. 870-490-1029.
October 5 to 15, 2020
I will be home cleaning crystals. Come and see me!
October 17 and 18, 2020 (probably cancelled)
SOUTH CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA: 41st annual show and sale; Kanawha Rock & Gem Club, South Charleston Lions Club; South Charleston Community Center; 601 Jefferson Rd.; Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-5; adults 3.50, children free; dealers, crystals, minerals, lapidary, kids’ corner, door prizes, live demonstrations; contact Franko (yes, that >’ FRANKO!’) Wirewrapping, PO Box 252, Farmington, WV 26571, (304) 657-7089; e-mail: email@example.com. My spot is near the roll-up door in the back for easy and safe loading into your car of the BIG STUFF! Always a fun time w a geat Club!
October 24 & 25, 2020 (looking 2b cancelled)
Cuyahoga Falls(Akron), OH, Summit Lapidary Club and Akron Mineral Society Gemboree. Sat 10 – 6, Sun 10 – 5. My booth is facing the east wall, near the door, so you can get boxes and the BIG ONES out easy. This is a GREAT club, one of the best! if you are thinking about joining a club! Emidio & Sons Expo Center, 48 Bath Rd, contact Evelyn Tryon, 2028 Tallmadge Rd., Kent, OH 44240, (330) 673-9664; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.SummitLapidaryClub.org
November 6, 7, 8 2020
Kansas City, MO – Shows of Integrity. KC Expo Center, near the airport. My booth is in the back of the hall between the roll up doors for easy access, as many of you have already taken advantage of! This year, as always, I will have been processing a new selection of BIG clusters with me!!! And I now have rollers to move them around on, too, which works out GREAT for everyone!!! OUT THE BACK DOOR to your waiting vehicle they go!!!! The big stuff sold FAST at the 2019 show, and, sold out. I suggest getting there early on Friday to have a chance to make your selections, as I can only bring so many… Fri and Sat 10am to 7pm, Sun- 10-5. www.kcgemshow.org, 972-542-7370.
November 9 to November 17, 2020
Breathing room, or, in reality, barely enough, time, to catch up on the packing and processing for a couple days. PLUS, did I mention Processing, Processing, Processing at home here in Arkansas. The World Headquarters and World Famous World Class Crystal Garden will be open. I will be open to the public during this time, and will be available, but digging tours will be closed. 870-490-1029.
November 20, 21, 22, 2020 9pending for 2020)
Columbia, SC – Annual show; Columbia Gem & Mineral Society; Jamil Temple; 206 Jamil Rd.; Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5; adults $5, children (16 and under) free with adult, military & their dependents free; dealers, crystals – my booth is near a door for easy loading, as many of you already know! CRYSTALS, jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, tools, geode sales and cutting, club member exhibits, lapidary demonstrations; contact Sue Shrader, PO Box 6333, Columbia, SC 29260, (803) 736-9317; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.cgams.org.
NOVEMBER 27, 28, 29, 30, 2020 (pending for 2020)
Salem, VA- Roanoke Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show. Salem Civic Center. Fri- 2pm – 7pm- Sat- 10am – 6pm, Sun- 12am- 5pm. Thank you to everyone for your continued support over the years! ALSO! Please come and see me at the Spruce Pine Grassy Creek show in August!! JohnBe 870-490-1029 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 12 and 13, 2020 (pending for 2020)
Franklin, TN Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Club Annual Show. I will be in my usual spot in the NE corner near the door for easy access and easy loading, as so many of you have been doing for years!!! This year, there will be a couple, nice, BIG clusters! Get there early, as ALL the BIG clusters sold, again, BEFORE Sunday afternoon! And, the rest of all the crystals sold, too! So, it was another sell-out! And, of course, the wonderful and amazing, Rotonya, will also be here to help you. This is a great show with a GREAT CLUB as host. JohnBe 870-490-1029.