The annual Victor Gem & Mineral Show presented by the Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) in Victor, Colorado will be held June 18-20. After a hiatus last year due to COVID-19, the event will be held in downtown historic Victor and is open and free to the public.
The show will include vendors from across the state selling Colorado dug minerals. Items for sale will include polished gems, hand-crafted jewelry, rough slabs, specimens, cabochons, geode breaking, Cripple Creek & Victor Mining District gold ore specimens, Cripple Creek turquoise, and more. There will also be gold and gem panning at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. Show hours are from 9 to 5 each day.
This year a geologist from Newmont Cripple Creek & Victor will make a presentation on the geology of the gold mining district. This free presentation will be held Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m. at the Pinnacle Park Plaza on North Third St., Victor. The presentation is free but seating is limited.
Saturday and Sunday the STCFG will hold silent auctions of specimens as a fundraiser to support its historic preservation, mining education, and trails maintenance efforts.
Saturday night the Black Monarch Hotel will host free music on the corner of Victor Avenue and Third Street.
In addition to the show, the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum gift shop will be open from 9:30 to 5:30 with its collection of rocks, gems, minerals, rhodochrosite and aquamarine jewelry, geodes and gold panning for the kids. The museum also houses a mineral collection as well as historic mining equipment, photos, and historic displays. In addition, guided tours of the mining district are available through the museum – see VictorMuseum.com for reservations.
The Victor Elks Lodge members will be grilling burgers on the lodge porch as a fundraiser. Victor’s many shops and attractions will also be open, including Victor’s Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, antique, art and gift shops, the old-fashioned soda fountain, German Bakery, the local bars and eateries, Black Monarch Hotel and Phantom Canyon Gifts, as well as the local parks and Trails of Gold where you can explore the historic gold mining country.
Show sponsors other than the STCFG include Newmont Cripple Creek & Victor and the Black Monarch Hotel.
For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit STCFG.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 719-689-2675.