Author: Show-Me Rockhounds Kansas City

We are the oldest rock collecting club in Kansas City, MO


A cut and polished septarian nodule.  First photographed under white light, then short wave ultraviolet light.  It will be in the fluorescent mineral display at the 59th Gem & Mineral Show at the KCI Expo Center March 13th, 14th and 15th, 2020.


Photographed by Dan Snow




Calendar of Events

March 13, 14, & 15, 2020 Kansas City, Missouri:  59th ANNUAL GEM & MINERAL SHOW Presented by: The Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City.  PARK FREE at the KCI EXPO CENTER 11730 NW Ambassador Dr. Exit 112th St. off I-29 or KCI Exit (Cookingham Dr.) off I-435.  Show hours:  Friday, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information see

March 21, Kansas City, Missouri: Meeting of Show-Me rockhounds in the Kansas City Library’s Waldo Branch, 201 E. 78th Street.  THIS MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 12:30 A.M. and will run until 2 p.m.

March 21, Catoosa, Oklahoma: Rock swap and open house of the Rough & Tumbled Rock & gem Club.  Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. DW Correll Museum.  Form more information, contact Eric Hamshar, 918-266-3612.

March 27-28, Ada, Oklahoma: Annual show of the Ada Gem, Mineral and Fosssil Club, Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Building 1, Potontoc County Agri-Plex.  For more information,  contact Ed Vermilion, 45-527-6431.

March 27-29, Bridgeton, Missouri:  Annual show of the Rock Hobby Club, Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 10  a.m.-5 p.m. Machinist Auditorium, 12365 St. Charles Rock Road.  Form more information, cntact Roy Hurlburt,

March 28-29, Cedar Rapids, Iowa:  Annual show of the Cedar Valley Rocks & Minerals Society, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th Street SW.  Form more information contact Marv Houg,




November Waldo Library Display

Show-Me Rockhounds – show-off some of their activities and display specimens of rocks and minerals.  Credit for the display and arrangement goes to Steve.  He put together two very nice posters showing some club activities including wire wrapping, field trips and related photos of interest.  One poster asks it you might be a rockhound.  All specimens are from Steve’s and other members collections.  What a great variety!  Something for everyone.   Photos by Connie Snow



Wire Wraping Class

First timers get a lesson on how to wire wrap a cabochon or other polished stone.   Club member Linda Nemechek has been making wire wrapped jewlery for some time.  She graciously offered to have a class for club members interested in learning the craft.  We may have another class in the future.  All participants had a great time.  Here are some photos of the event.


Club members show their finished wire wrapped pieces.   Photos by Dan Snow


Fluorescent Minerals


The 58th Annual Gem & Mineral Show presented a Special Exhibit of Fluorescent Minerals by Dan & Connie Snow, members of the Show-Me Rockhounds of Kansas City sponsored by the Association of Earth Science Clubs of Kansas City.  Here is the flyer for the show and photographs of the exhibit.

Fluorescent minerals photographed under short wave ultra-violet light and the description of minerals and collections.

Flyer designed and photographed by Dan Snow of the Show-Me Rockhounds.

Fluorescent display under white light.

Fluorescent display under white light. All photographs by Dan Snow unless noted.

fluorescent display with Dan

Fluorescent display with Dan.  Photo by Connie Snow

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Display with Connie

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Fluorescent display

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Fluorescent display under short wave UV light

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Under long wave UV light

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Minerals under short wave UV light

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calcite (angel wing)

Calcite (Angel Wing)

calcite (phantom)

Calcite (Phantom)

calcite with hematite

Calcite with Hematite


Franklinite, calcite and willemite



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Franklinite, willemite and calcite