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78th Annual Gem-O-Rama (CANCELED)
7:30 AM
Due to the earthquake damage on the ground This years event has been canceled.On August 6 Searles Valley Minerals Inc. notified the Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society that the strong earthquakes on July 4 and 5 damaged their facilities to such an extent that SVM will not be able to host any Gem-O-Rama gem show activities on their properties during this year’s gem show. The SVM exclusion includes all access to Searles Lake to collect saline minerals, including Searles Lake pink halite, and all tours through their manufacturing facilities. Because these activities form the backbone of the Gem-O-Rama, we believe that we must cancel the 2019 Gem-O-Rama in Trona, California.

Please help us by passing this information on to any person or any organization that you think might be interested in attending the Gem-O-Rama in 2019 so that they won’t be surprised and disappointed if they try to attend.

For more information and confirmation, visit our website at: www1.iwvisp.com/tronagemclub/."The Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society has sponsored a show for minerals collectors and the general public each year since its inaugural show in 1941. This show features opportunities to collect rare and beautiful minerals, displays and exhibits, field trips and entertainment for the entire family. This is a tradition Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society intends to continue.

Searles Valley and the surrounding community of Trona experienced two large earthquakes during the July 4th weekend. These earthquakes interrupted minerals production at Searles Valley Minerals, Inc. and damaged neighboring businesses and homes in the Trona community.

Restoration of minerals production is underway and repairs are ongoing throughout the community. Because of the demands of this recovery activity, Searles Valley Minerals, Inc. is not allowing access to its property on Searles Lake. We look forward to hosting this popular event next year."

Age Group: All Ages
Venue: 78th GEM-O-RAMA
Address: PO BOX 966 Trona, California 93592
Phone: 760-372-5356

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