Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show hosted by the Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society (LOESS).
Special exhibit is “Sea Treasures and Ancient Wonders” featuring Spanish “pieces of eight”, gold doubloons, silver and gold bars, and other artifacts from well-known shipwrecks, including the Atocha. Other exhibits and demonstrations include bead stringing, gem stone faceting, lapidary, rock identification by the Illinois State Geological Survey. Lots of activities for kids including a “fossil dig”, Spin and Win game, and a gem flume. Dealers will be selling minerals, fossils, jewelry and jewelry supplies, beads, and equipment.
$2 for adults; $1 for seniors and kids over 12.
For more information call John Washburn at 217-498-7713.