The Annual Show features member collections & specimens, a fluorescent display, door prizes, fossils, minerals & gemstones, jewelry, beads, findings, lapidary arts, demonstrations and silent auctions that run both days .
2015 will be our 64th Annual Show!
Our show will be 2 days of fun for adults and kids alike.
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From Missouri - The Rockpile featuring mineral & fossil specimens.
Hurlburt Minerals features minerals, fossils, jewelry and carvings.
Lavins Gems & Jewelry has gemstones - loose & mounted, jewelry, carvings and kids corner.
PV's Rocks includes minerals, carvings, fossils, geode-cracking and new Peruvian minerals.
Wiesner's Minerals features slabs, crystals and mineral specimens.
Cutting Rocks features handcrafted stone & sterling jewelry by Karen, and cabs, stone vases and natural stone beads.
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The Illinois Geological Survey has a booth to ID minerals, answer questions and explores geology hands-on. The ISGS highlights Illinois minerals and geology with maps, books and field trip info. The ISGS has 2 public field trips within Illinois every year, and information for these is available at the show, or on their website.
Demonstrators at the Show displayed many different crafts and techniques including:
Cutting Slabs and Polishing Cabochons
Art carved Ostrich Eggs and Feathers
Custom Wire Wrapping
Beading, Mineral Kits, Books
Cabs, Jewelry & Agate Windchimes
Faceted Stones & mounts