2015 Jackpot Of Gems Show

scan0007The Reno Gem & Mineral Society presents the 50th annual Jackpot of Gems show

Come enjoy 20+ dealers, demonstrations, 60+ exhibits, minerals, fossils, gems, beads, geodes, books, raffles and more!

This is the Reno Gem and Mineral Society’s Golden Anniversary “Jackpot of Gems” Show.  We plan
to make it a special show with Gold Panning for the kids, Educational Displays of Sand Mountain
and over 50 Displays of gems and minerals found all over the world but especially from Nevada.
There are demonstrations showing how to make jewelry with wire wrap, beading and lapidary
to name just a few.  There are hourly prizes for just attending and the parking is free.

Admission:  $6.00 Adults,  Seniors and Children $4.00 Kids under 6 are free!

Mother’s Day Weekend, May 9 and 10,  2015.

Sat. 10am-5pm
Sun 10am-4pm

Reno Livestock Events Center
1350 N. Wells Ave, Reno Nevada

NV-Certificate of Recognition-Jackpot of Gems 50th Anniversary

Post expires at 6:00pm on Sunday May 10th, 2015


Welcome to the wonderful world of lapidary. In this class you will learn the basics of shaping cabochons. The process takes you through the steps of selecting a slab of stone, drawing a design, using a trim saw to cut the stone, and shaping and polishing your cabochon.  The class also covers the basics of shop safety and how to use lapidary equipment. Other topics covered may include slab selection and advanced techniques. The instructors, Barbara Hartman and Lloyd Raymod, are both well qualified and have been teaching lapidary for a long time.

What is a Cabochon?  Click here for a definition

What are the steps to create a Cabochon?


What Equipment is available at RGMS Shop to create Cabochons?


Slab Saw – to cut slaps from larger rocks


Trim Saws – used to “rough out” the cabochon shape


Grinding Stations – used to further shape Cabochon (multiple grits available)


Polish Station (left) – used for final polishing of the Cabochon