Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mazon Creek Fossils

Duane Cushing, from the Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society will present a program from the perspective of a collector on Mazon Creek fossils, Thursday, April 16, 7pm at Bethany United Church of Christ, 2341 W. Stephenson St. Freeport, IL.
These 300 hundred year old iron concretions from Grundy County Illinois contain hard and soft bodied animals, including the Illinois State Fossil, the Tully Monster.
In addition, plans for the Saturday, April 18th fieldtrip to collect Kahokia, Missouri geodes will be discussed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Geode 'Splode 2015!

Cracking the smaller Geodes inside.  There were plenty to chose from!

All sizes of Geodes to look at, and other rocks and minerals to look at and purchase.

Good discussions with good friends!

Sue's ready to crack a few!

                                        Food, Friends and Fun!  Looking forward to next year!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Black Hawk Gem and Jewelry Show

April 25,26:  Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Club Spring Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show, Clarion Hotel 5202 Brady St, Davenport, IA 52806   Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  The show will feature rocks, minerals, fossils, agates, geodes, tumbled stones, beads, silver and beaded jewelry, carved stones, spheres, arrowheads and much more. There will be demonstrations on Glass bead Making, Faceting, and Flint Knapping. You can learn to make arrowheads and/or Crack you own Geodes. Admission is free. For information call (563) 445-3034