The Kalamazoo Geological & Mineral Society's 55th Annual Rock, Gem & Mineral Show

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from May 4, 2012 until May 6, 2012

Location: Kalamazoo Expo Center (Kalamazoo Fairgrounds) 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Phone: June Downing (269) 312-1437 OR Bill Mitchell (269) 375-5678

Email: June - OR Bill -

Link: http://both &

Event Description

March 13, 2012 Updated Mar 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM CDT

Ever pick up a rock & wonder what kind it was? Well, here's your chance to find out! The show theme is Michigan Mining. You'll see a model train detailing the mining process. There's geode cracking, amazing displays, silent auctions, jewelry, specimen table, rocks, crystals, gems, minerals. Lots of fun activities for the kids! The mineral mine, Petoskey Stone polishing hourly door prizes, & a grand prize drawing. Dealers, & Demonstrators in Wire Wrapping, Faceting, Lapidary, Slate Carving, Silversmiths, Making a Cabochon. Proceeds go to scholarships for Western Michigan University Geology students. As a 501c3 non-profit organization, admission for Adults is a $3 donation & kids under 12 are free with a paying adult. Also, Boy & Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, Bluebirds, etc. get in free if in uniform, with Troops of 5 or more & a paying adult. May 4th 5th & 6th 2012 The show is open to the public on Fri 4-8 pm, Sat 10-6 pm, Sun 10-5 pm. This is a yearly event that takes place the weekend BEFORE Mother's Day. Hotels & Restaurants nearby. Minutes from Downtown Kalamazoo - Easy access from I-94 & US-131 - 220 Campsites & showers available on site - ATM on-site - Wi-Fi Access - Free paved parking for 1,200 vehicles. For more info about the Expo Center & Show: or call:(269) 383-8778

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