All of the information about the Spring 2017 Kansas City Gem & Mineral Show on one page
March 10-12, 2017 @ KCI Expo Center, 11730 NW Ambassador Dr
ROCK ART –Stone Quilt Design; Susan Judy; Denver, CO and WKP Accent Tables; Bill Peterson; Boulder, CO
Colorado artists Judy and Bill have brought some of their creations to the Kansas City Show. Judy inlays natural materials in a stone mosaic to create pictures and Bill uses natural materials to create tables.
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!
GIANT DINO PUZZLE – Science City; Kansas City, MO
Volunteers from Science City have brought a giant 3 dimensional dinosaur puzzle to the show for the kids to assemble. Are they up to the challenge?
MISSOURI MINES STATE HISTORIC SITE – Art Hebrank; Park hills, MO
A display of minerals from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Museum
GEODES! WHAT IS IN THOSE ROUND ROCKS? – Dr. Charles Spencer, Lees Summit, MO; Ken Stalder, De Soto, KS; and Bruce Stinemetz, Independence, MO
A display of geodes from around the world, and an explanation of how geodes form in nature.
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.
IS THAT REALLY REAL? – Mark Sherwood, Oak Grove, MO; Bruce Stinemetz, Independence, MO; and Herman Hanley, Grain Valley, MO
A look at the way minerals and gemstones can be modified, enhanced, assembled, or even created in the lab.
Missouri Minerals – Friends of Mineralogy, Mississippi Valley Chapter
A display of outstanding mineral specimens from Missouri presented by members of the Friends of Mineralogy.
Lectures presented by the Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City
Friday, March 10, 2017
3:00 p.m. “Opal Down Under”, Ron Wooly, Owner of Dreaming Down Under
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1:00 p.m. “Earth Science… Facts, Frauds and Scams”, Mark Sherwood, Independence Gem and Mineral Society
2:00 p.m. “The Life and Hard Times of the KU T. rex”, Dr. David Burnham, Research Associate, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
3:00 p.m. “Medullary bone in Tyrannosaurs: a question of chickens, eggs and possibly more”, Dr. Josh Schmerge, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
4:00 p.m. “History of Gold Mining”, Doug Foster, Show-Me Gold, Missouri
Sunday, March 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. “The Life and Hard Times of the KU T-rex”, Dr. David Burnham, Research Associate, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
3:00 p.m. “Islands in the sun: Eocene fossil mammals from Turkey”, Dr. Chris Beard, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
2017 DOOR PRIZES