The Gem and Mineral Show was once again at the KCI Expo Center
The view from behind the Association booth.
This yellow geode is from Keokuk in St. Francisville. They call it “Lemoness”.
This huge crinoid (Scyphocrinites elegans) fossil is from Morocco.
There were also fossils from Kansas available.
Plenty of beads for sale at the show.
Fossil Brittle Star from Morocco, sold by Schooler’s Minerals. Fun fact: a brittle star is from the class Ophiurida and starfish are from the class Asteroidea, so they are not really related to starfish at all.
Bob models an official Association apron and holds a pufferfish.
The preserved pufferfish close up. It is hollow and light as a feather. I don’t think anyone bought it so it will be for sale again in March.
Some of the mineral, fossil, and jewelry-related books we had for sale this year.
Carved skulls made of semi-precious minerals.
Martin selling pottery that he made
Everything is packed up into our big blue cube until the next show.