23rd Annual Great Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Vendors display specimens from around the world in all price ranges. See gems, minerals, fossils, concretions, geodes, crystals, beads, meteorites, and dinosaur footprints. One dealer will have unusual local concretions, specimens that are rarely seen. Teachers—get student and lab specimens plus explore a table of earth science teaching ideas with Dr. Jen Davis of Bryant University. Lots of jewelry, too. Something for everyone!
The Jurassic Roadshow will be set up in the Foyer. See local specimens and talk to expert collectors. Have a rock or fossil needing identification? Bring in your specimens for discussion and show.
Presentations and other special events:
11am Wish Upon a Fallen Star: Meteorites and the Superstitions Surrounding Them
Peter H. Scherff, noted meteorite hunter and researcher brings his vast knowledge and experience with meteorites to GCC and will have free meteorite samples and some amazing displays at his table in the Dining Commons.
1pm The Most Famous Rock Outcrop in the World
What is it? Where is it? Why is it? Find out more in this 25 minute program by Prof. Richard Little which will be followed by a walk to the GCC Geology Path.
1:30pm The GCC Geology Path
Join GCC Prof. Richard Little for a 20 minute stroll and talk about these “monumental” specimens. See the world’s hardest rock and the unique armored mud balls. Location: south end of the main building by Lot F.