Sunday, October 13, 2019

Are you ready for the 2019 JEWELRY, GEM, FOSSIL & MINERAL SHOW?

The weekend of November 9th and 10th will be the Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show!  Many vendors!  Lots to see!  Many games for the kids young, and young at heart.

Speaker list for NWIRC Rock and Gem Show November 2019
10 am Rhiannon LeVine - Ph.D. Candidate Department of Geophysical Sciences University of Chicago
​Topic : “Cambrian Beasts and Where to Find Them”
1 pm Paul Sipiera - Planetary Studies Foundation
​Topic: Meteorites
11 am Teresa Marche -
​Topic: Fluorescent Rocks and the Sterling Hill, New Jersey, Mine

1 pm Dan Large - Fossil Preparator and Collections Assistant
Burpee Museum of Natural History
​Topic: Why Paleontology

 Northwest Illinois Rock Club’s 2019
Demonstrations • Speakers Dealers • Displays Fun-filled Children’s “Fish Pond” Holiday Shopping and more!
Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, November 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Student Conference Center / Parking Lot A 2998 West Pearl City Road, Freeport, Illinois 61032
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Free Will Donation

Friday, January 18, 2019

Field trip to Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Elmhurst, Il

Good morning everyone, we discussed doing a field trip last night at our meeting to the Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmurst, Il.  We were thinking of coordinating with the Badger Rock Club, as they are already going on February 23rd.  I would like to get an idea of how many of you would be interested in going, so if you could email me back and let me know if you are interested in going, I would very much appreciate it.  I am thinking we could carpool to save on transportation cost.  This would be a day trip and a good outing during the winter months.  The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary art is a world class museum and well worth the trip. 

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Jim Richards
Northwest Illinois Rock Club

Friday, November 2, 2018

Annual Rock, Gem, Jewelry, and Fossil Show NOV 10-11 2018


          NOVEMBER 10th 9am to 5 pm
          NOVEMBER 11th 9am to 4 pm

All kinds of interesting rocks, fossils, gems and jewelry to look at or purchase, a great place to find that one of a kind gift! 

Come listen to the speakers, win door prizes, kids games, Geode cracking too! We have a good time every year! The VietNow Vets will be there with lunch! Come check out the treasures! This IS next weekend!

Highland Community College
Freeport Il.

See YOU there!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show

Northwest Illinois Rock Club
Jewelry, Gem, and Mineral show and sale
November 11 and 12, 2017
Highland Community College Student/Conference Center

Speakers Schedule:              (All talks are in Rm H127)

                                                 Saturday, Nov 11.

10:30 AM:  Volcanoes and the Landscapes They Produce: on the trail of Vulcan

David Rice, Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Rockford, IL

1:30 PM:   Uncovering the lost world of Cretaceous Dinosaurs in the Hell Creek Formation of Eastern Montana plus How you can participate in a dinosaur dig!

Josh Mathews, Burpee Museum Director of Paleontology and NIU Ph.D candidate

3:30 PM:  Groovin' on Kelleys Island: The World's Most Spectacular Glacial Striations

Jordan Marche, Astronomer, science historian, independent scholar, and adjunct instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

                                                 Sunday, Nov. 12

11:00 AM:  Gemstone Energies:  Myth, Legend, or Science?

Pam Jensen, Goldsmith, Jeweler, and owner of Gemorifics in Freeport, IL.                                           
2:00 PM:  Late Ordovician Fossils from the State-line (Illinois and Wisconsin) area: relics of the Lost World beneath our homes.

Michael Henderson, Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL                                               

                                       Rock Show Dealer List
Rock Biz from Minneapolis, MN.

Craig’s Crystals from Schamburg, IL.

Brushy Creek Gems and Minerals from Boone, IA.

Mystic Moraine Minerals from Janesville, WI.

Wrap-N-Rock-Gems from Gurnee, IL.

Rock and a Hard Place from Davenport, IA.

Earths Hidden Treasures from Marengo, IL.

Rock Stars from Chicago, IL.

Lavins  Gem and Jewelry from Schiller Park, IL.