The 58th Annual GEM & MINERAL SHOW

Presented by the Association of Earth Science Clubs

2019 SPECIAL EXHIBITS

FEATURE EXHIBIT

FLUORESCENT MINERAL DISPLAY – Presented by Dan and Connie Snow of the Show-Me Rockhounds of Kansas City, MO  Salon D, see Home Page!

 

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITS

 

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!

 

MISSOURI MINES STATE HISTORIC SITE – Art Hebrank; Park hills, MO

A display of minerals from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Museum.

 

QUARTZ:  A MINERAL OF MANY FORMS – Dr. Charles Spencer, Lees Summit, MO;

Ken Stalder, De Soto, KS; and Bruce Stinemetz, Independence, MO

Quartz is a very common mineral, but it occurs in many colors and forms.   Some fine examples will be displayed in this exhibit.

 

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.

 

MISSOURI MINERALS – Friends of Mineralogy, Mississippi Valley Chapter

The number of minerals that can be found in Missouri would be surprising to most people.  This exhibit presents outstanding examples of some of the minerals that are found in the state.  The specimens are from the collections of the Friends of Mineralogy members

 

SCIENCE CITY – Union Station, Kansas City, MO

The description for “Under Pressure – Behold the might power of…air? Learn what makes up our atmosphere, see how pressure works, try a tug of war against air, see how the atmosphere influences our world, and shapes our machines and inventions!”

 

STONE MAP OF MISSOURI – ASSOCIATION OF EARTH SCIENCE CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY.

This map portrays the various types of rocks that can be found on the surface in Missouri.  It is completely made of stone.  It was made by Susan Judy of Stone Quilt Design for the Kansas City

Gem and Mineral Show.