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59th GEM & MINERAL SHOW

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KANSAS CITY GEM & MINERAL SHOW COUPON

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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

SEPTARIAN NODULE

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.

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Photographed by Dan Snow

 

 

 

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

 

 

October Meeting

As you know, our next meeting is Saturday, October 20 at the Sutton Geosciences Museum, Flarsheim Hall, Room 271, at UMKC. Please be aware that on that day they are having the Kansas City Marathon from 7:00am-1:00pm and there will be multiple road closures, so allow extra time to arrive. A map of the marathon route is here.

Additionally, I am very sorry I haven’t updated the website in 8 months. Please reach out  if you are a club member and are interested in helping to run the website.

Special Exhibits Spring 2018

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.

Door Prizes Spring 2018

Adult Door Prizes

DSC_2234#1 Pendant created by artist Marv Dahmen. Valued at $55 (I think it might be more valuable than that -ed.)
DSC_2229#2 Polychrome jasper from Madagascar. 6 1/2″ tall and weighing 5 1/2 lb. Valued at $100
DSC_2219#3 Large trilobite from Morocco. 16″ long. Valued at $250

Kids’ Door Prizes

DSC_2225#1 Bismuth specimen. 2 1/2″ X 2 1/2″.
Valued at $65
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#2 Sphalerite and marcasite specimen from Potosi, MO. 6″ X 7″. Valued at $75

DSC_2240#3 Rock Tumbler. Valued at $60