Places to Buy Rocks
KANSAS CITY GEM & MINERAL SHOW COUPON
Here’s a coupon for $1 off admission to the show. Come see the displays of Rocks and Minerals. Retailers will be selling rocks, fossils, cabochons, jewelry, beads and much more. Showmerockhounds.com
2019 Fall Show
58th Annual Gem & Mineral Show
Here’s a coupon for $1 off admission to the show. While you’re there, don’t miss the special fluorescent minerals display by Dan and Connie Snow, members of Show-Me Rockhounds.
Special Exhibits 2018
Don’t miss these special exhibits at the Gem Show March 9-11, 2018.
FAMOUS ROCK FOOD TABLE – Presented by the East Texas Gem and Mineral Society
An amazing meal featuring rocks and minerals that mimic food items. Hosts for the meal will be Kinney and Vicky Polve.
MR. BONES – Tim Seeber; Louisville, CO
Once again the Kansas City Gem & Mineral show is proud to present Tim and his friendly dinosaur puppets. They can be seen wandering the floor during show hours. Beware or you will be eaten!
MISSOURI MINES STATE HISTORIC SITE – Art Hebrank; Park Hills, MO
A display of minerals from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Museum.
CALCITE: A MINERAL OF MANY FORMS – Dr. Charles Spencer, Lees Summit, MO; Ken Stalder, De Soto, KS; and Bruce Stinemetz, Independence, MO
A display featuring the many forms and colors of calcites from around the world.
THE ART OF FLINT KNAPPING – Demonstrations by various local artists
Flint knapping is the art of shaping rocks such as flint and chert into weapons and tools. Demonstrations will be given continuously throughout the Show.
WALK THROUGH STORY BOOK – Judy Oetting; Levasy, MO
A geological experience geared to the younger set, but of interest to everyone.
A HISTORY OF MINE LIGHTING – Marv Dahmen; Carl Junction, MO
A display of the equipment miners have used to illuminate their work area over the years.
PHOSPHATES AND ARSENATES – Friends of Mineralogy, Mississippi Valley Chapter
A display of mineral specimens containing the phosphate (PO4) or arsenate (AsO4) group. These minerals tend to be somewhat rare and are frequently brightly colored.
2018 Spring Show and Coupon
The 2018 Spring Gem and Mineral Show in Kansas City is coming soon! Here’s a flyer in PDF format in case you want to print one, and here’s the coupon as promised.
Association Picnic Photos 2017
Despite the rain, there was a sizeable turnout at the picnic, with members from Show-Me, IGAMS, the Bead Society, and more. Bruce, Martin, and Jim Ray grilled, with plenty of umbrella helpers keeping the rain off. Every picnic table in Shelter #3 was covered with interesting items during swap time, but it was cleared off quickly to make room for food and auction action. There was a lot of good food and if anyone went away hungry they have only themselves to blame. Kara was the auctioneer and sold things like trilobites, ammonites, calcite crystals, Dr. Gentile’s book (he was at the picnic, so the winner got it signed!), a specimen of garnets on chlorite schist, necklaces, beads, and even a set of all-beef hot dogs with matching buns. The proceeds will go towards the Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded next March.
Show in St. Louis
As someone pointed out to me, I can hardly advertise a show in Arkansas without also advertising the upcoming show in St. Louis. So here it is: it’s the weekend before the Arkansas show, easily accessible from Kansas City, and I am sure it will be fun.
Show in Arkansas
A fun show opportunity next month. Mountain Home is in the north-central part of Arkansas and is only 4 and a half hours away, same as a trip to St. Louis. If you like quartz, Arkansas is famous for it and I’m sure you will see lots of it. I also hear the show will have plenty of air conditioning!
Spring 2017 Gem Show Photos
The Spring 2017 Gem and Mineral Show was very successful. The parking lot was filled to capacity and we made over $3000 for the scholarship fund. I think it helped that it was so cold on Saturday, because people wanted to do something indoors. Here are some of the highlights.