SWNM State Fair

Gems and Minerals
Sponsored by Deming Gem and Mineral Society
Click here for Junior Gems and Minerals

Gems and Minerals
Sponsored by Deming Gem and Mineral Society
Click here for Junior Gems and Minerals 

General Rules

  1. An entry fee of $1.00 per exhibited item up to $15.00 in each classification will be payable at time of entry.
  2. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM Open for entries
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM Closed for entries
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 Closed until 12 noon for judging
    Sunday, October 11, 2014 1:00 P.M TO 3:00 P.M
  3. Entries are limited to residents of New Mexico.
  4. Must be the work of the exhibitor, both competitive and non-competitive for
    Division II and Division III.
  5. All mineral, fossil and Indian artifact specimens shall be labeled to show name of material and location of origin. Labels will be available from the Deming Gem & Mineral Society in advance.
  6. All lapidary and jewelry specimens shall be labeled showing name of material. Labels will be available from the Deming Gem & Mineral Society in advance.
  7. Exhibitors will be judged in general on:
  8. If entries under a classification are not of merit, no award will be given.
  9. The decision of the Judges shall be final. If no award is show on the Judge’s sheet, no premiums will be paid.
    a. Labeling-correct identification, spelled correctly
    b. Quality of material
    c. Variety-non-duplication of specimens
    d. Lapidary-cutting, grinding, polishing quality
    e. Jewelry-creativity
    f. Educational-information interesting to the general public
    g. Workmanship

Exhibitor Groups
To promote more equitable competition, exhibitors are divided into three groups as named below.

A. NOVICE J63
This is beginner’s group. An exhibitor who has never received a blue ribbon in the class wherein the current entry belongs is considered a novice.

B. ADVANCED Any exhibitor who has been awarded one blue ribbon in the class where the present entry belongs must compete in this group.

C. MASTER Any exhibitor who has been awarded two blue ribbons in the class where the present entry belongs must compete in this group.

D. JUNIOR (17 years or younger)

E. PROFESSIONAL For display only - no awards

Ribbon Award in All Groups
First Place Blue Ribbon Cash Prize: $5.00
Second Place Red Ribbon Cash Prize: $2.00
Third Place White Ribbon Cash Prize: $1.00
Only one prize money in each class to Exhibitor. There will be a Best of Show Ribbon for Senior exhibitors.

DIVISION I - MINERALS
CLASS
1820. Thumbnail - fits a one inch cube
1821. Miniature - fits a two inch cube
1822. Size two to six inches
1823. Size over six inches stones

DIVISION II - LAPIDARY
CLASS
1824. Cabochons –
A. Mounted 
B. Unmounted
1825. Faceted stones -
A. Mounted
B. Unmounted
1826. Polished flats, nodule halves, petrified wood sections, etc.
1827. Novelties, book ends, ash trays, lamps, etc.
1828. Pictures instone, mosaics, intarsias
1829. Stone carvings
1830. Channel inlays
1831. Chip inlays
1832. Clocks - lapidary, non-coated finish

DIVISION III - JEWELRY
CLASS
1833. Silver, gold, copper, etc. - with stones
1834. Silver, gold, copper, etc. without stones
1835. Baroque - tumbled stones, natural crystals, etc.
1836. Solderless metal - wire wrapping
1837. Metal combined with another - with or without a stone
1838. Bead work with stones(s)
1839. Bead work without stones

DIVISION IV - FOSSILS
CLASS
1840.
DIVISION V - INDIAN ARTIFACTS
CLASS
1841.
DIVISION VI - MISCELLANEOUS
CLASS
1842. Bead artwork - with or without stones - using a pattern
1843. Bead artwork - with or without stones - original (no pattern used)
1844. Any item which does not fit into the above classes and artificially coated items.

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