Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum

2040 N. Santa Fe Vista Ca.  (Museum way) 92083 Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 6-8, 2018 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. This is Southern California largest outdoor gem, mineral and Jewelry show with free parking and free admission over 145 Vendors spots. We will have everything from very rare and hard to find material to common rough, slabs, cut and finished, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, cabochons, completed jewelry and jewelry-making supplies, tools, machines and lots of other goodies. Our raffle grand prize this year will be a Cathedral Amethysts Split along with approximately 50 plus other raffle prizes.Type your paragraph here.


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2018 Outside Gem and Mineral show

​​​Vista Gem & Mineral Society

Lapidary Classes

Membership in the Vista Gem and Mineral Society is open to anyone interested in mineralogy, gemology, and related educational subjects. 


Annual dues are $12 for individuals and $22 for families.


VGMS offers a lapidary class that runs in eight-week sessions and meets at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA (2040 N. Santa Fe Ave.) on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9. Students learn to cut and polish stones, then add silversmithing skills that will allow them to use the stones to create beautiful jewelry. 

The classes are $75 per 8-week session, plus the cost of materials. This is an extremely popular class and fills quickly. For more information about availability, please call 760-576-8580 and leave a message. A volunteer will return your call. 

Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of each month except July and August at the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA. 

Meetings start at 7:00 P.M., and feature an educational program about an aspect of lapidary, mineralogy or a related subject. 

Special annual events are featured at the March and October meetings. 



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