|This vendor had many reasonably priced items|
|Popular table - cracking geodes|
Demonstrations went on continually during the show providing time to ask the members questions about their areas of interest and skill. We learned about making polished spheres, wire wrapping, faceting, making cabochons and polishing cuts and slabs.
|Sphere polishing - the motors are from old xerox copiers!|
|Wire wrapping polished cabochons|
|Polishing wheel for cuts and large slabs|
The kids Junior Rock Club had games, educational displays and also small items for sale.
|We bought grab bags of polished stones from these kids|
There were door prizes awarded every 1/2 hour and also a silent auction every 1/2 hour. We bought a few items on the silent auction - a couple of pieces of petrified wood and some tumbled stones that we can use in geocaches.
The club members had displays of their choosing to view. Each visitor was given a ticket to vote on their favorite display. They club had awards for the winners of this contest. Some displays were educational and others were showing a persons interest or talent.
|Petrified Wood display|
|Different Jades and other stones|
There are rock and mineral clubs in many areas - maybe in your area. Rock hounding is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and maybe find something fun! We have dug geodes in Missouri and Illinois, agates in Missouri and quart crystals in Arkansas.
|Sheriff's Posse - they do search & rescue, security and more. I liked the outfits!|