All of the information about the Spring 2018 Kansas City Gem & Mineral Show on one page
March 9-11, 2018 @ KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr
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.
MCC-Maple Woods: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold
Many minerals with a golden hue actually have no gold in them whatsoever, and this display contain examples of many. But don’t be fooled! All that glitters may not be gold, but no matter what it, it is still amazing!
University of Kansas-Vertebrate Paleontology: Dinosaurs from Montana
Booth/exhibit will feature some nice casts of dinosaur skulls and bones.
University of Kansas-Invertebrate Paleontology:There will be a sandbox with invertebrate fossils for children to hunt through as well as information about the fossils they find.
University of Kansas-Invertebrate Paleontology: Fossils from the middle Cambrian
Display of a variety of interesting and rare middle Cambrian fossils
University of Missouri-Kansas City: Specimens from UMKC’s Sutton Museum of Geosciences
A display of excellent specimen’s from the UMKC museum
Northwest Missouri State University: Student Field Experiences
The showcase features mineral and rock samples collected by students during departmental field trips over the past year. Samples were collected at sites in southeastern Missouri, Minnesota, and the Colorado Plateau region.
University of Kansas-Paleobotany Department: Pennsylvanian Plants of the Midwest
An exhibit of various 300 million year old plant fossils, many found locally.
Washburn University: Bill Boltze Lake Superior Agate Collection and the Washburn meteor
Exhibit will feature a collection of agates found in the glacial deposits in and around Topeka, KS and a 29 lb. nickel-iron meteor that is 1/4 of one found in Chile in 1875.