Annual Jewelry Show a Success!!

"Rock enthusiasts from around the country gathered at the Amarillo Civic Center at the Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society's Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show and Sale.  Craftsmen demonstrated lapidary equipment, silversmithing and rock polishing. Other attractions at the event included exhibits of minerals, jewelry, wire wrapping, faceting, fossils and gemstones."

Amarillo Globe News -

Roy Finley elected President

The Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society is proud to announce 2011's president is Roy Finley of Roy's Rock Shop in Claude, TX.  He was elected by his peers, out of 30 eligible members of The Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society.  His wife Wanda is the Golden Spread Gem & Mineral Society Show Chairman as well as GSGMS Editor.  They are vendors at 5 shows a year spanning the Northwest and Central regions of Texas. 

When asked how he got involved in such a rare hobby, "My grandfather introduced me to this hobby, when I was about 5 and I never lost interest."  Roy likes to cut and polish mostly, but he's very actively involved in the rock hobby and business.   People regularly drive to Claude just to pick out a few 'rocks' from him.  Something that may suprise you about Roy is that he is also a State Licensed Home Inspector.   The family has Finley Furs in Claude as well.  No one is ever suprised to find Roy busy tumbling a 10 lb batch of slabs and cutting someone a rare treasure.  He is 62 and stays as busy as ever.

Congratulations on being elected president and thank you for taking the time to continue improving the Golden Spread Gem and Mineral Society.  We are honored to have you as president!