Eastern Mining Collectors Association
The Eastern Mining Collectors Association (EMCA) is a group dedicated to the preservation and understanding of America's rich mining heritage through collection and preservation of mining artifacts.
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EMCA Second Annual Spring Show & Meet
A HUGE SUCCESS!! THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S SUPPORT!!!
We'll leave up the info from the
second annual Spring
Show so you can have the basic info and get an idea what the
third annual show/reunion will be like. We had a great turnout
from the public and the folks at Carter Caves went out of their
way to not only welcome us but did everything to make sure our
show was a success. Hats of to the staff for treating us so very
well, we greatly appreciate it!
We also appreciate the great support from our collector friends that believed in us and the show to make it such a well attended and much fun event. Click here to see the photos from the show!
The 3rd annual show is slated for the weekend of April 5th 2014, see you all there!
Attendees please fill out the general registration form found on the bottom right on the "LINKS" page. Vendors need to pay for tables via the ONLINE store, by clicking on the "ONLINE STORE" link, quick and easy to pay for those tables.
(We will have registration info available in early 2014)
button below to go directly to the Registration site. Easily
pay in under a minute with Pay Pal using your MasterCard, Visa
or Pay Pal account.
You do not need to belong to Pay Pal to use this.
Mining artifacts collectors from all around the country
will be meeting at
Carter Caves State Resort Park on Saturday
April 5th 2014 from 8:30am-4:30pm, to buy, sell, trade and horse trade various
mining artifacts from both the coal mining and hard rock mining
(gold, silver, copper) regions of the USA. Artifacts will include
not only mine lighting (oil wicks, carbide lamps, miners candle
sticks/candles) but will run the gamut to items related to
blasting, testing, marketing, photographs, etc. The event is free
and open to the public and we wish to stress that anyone that has
the slightest interest in a rich yet sometimes misunderstood part
of American history to please stop by and see what it really takes
to light/heat your home when you come home and flip the switch.
We also encourage current & retired miners and their families to stop by and see what we are collecting and tell us some of your insights about working underground in the coal mines. We are preserving a great part of American history one lamp or one blasting machine at a time and we are very passionate about what we do.
Lodge rooms have been graciously offered to us at $49/$59 per night. Just let the staff know you are part of the Spring 2014 mining show.
Vendors get two eight foot tables for $35 while they last. When the eight footers are gone the six foot tables will be used. So contact me at EMCA_info@guysdropper.com to reserve your tables for the show. BETTER YET, click the button above and do it all safe and securely online right now! (We will have the 2014 info available in early 2014)
Restaurant on premises, Free Wifi, beautiful lodge lobby with large fireplace and plenty of comfy chair & couches to sit on and relax.
Smack in the middle of "Kentucky Coal Country" and
surrounded by both Ohio & West Virginia
Coal Country. Only 10 minutes from Interstate 64
For more info, you can contact us at EMCA_info@ guysdropper.com
"The Gang" At the 1st Annual EMCA Spring Show 3.24.12
Held at the Beautiful Carter Caves State Resort Park.
Basic Schedule of Events for the 2013 EMCA Spring Show
- Friday night Room Crawl
- Friday afternoon or evening carbide/oilwick lamp trip through one of the commercial caves in the park. Just a fun trip in a warm cave.
- Saturday Mining Artifacts Show in the Grayson Room
- Saturday evening program, to be announced.
- Saturday Night auction in the Grayson Room
- NEW...We have a spacious cabin available for socializing from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning. So if you arrive early come & relax and horse trade, swap yarns, etc. The cabin will also be open before & after the Friday night room crawl as well as after the auction on Saturday evening.
More upcoming show info can be found on the "LINKS" Page
Attendees So Far are Coming From: