There will be a Jewelry, Gem, Fossil & Mineral Show held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at the Student Conference Center on the Highland campus.
There will be demonstrations, speakers, dealers, displays and children’s activities. This is also a great time to get a start on holiday shopping.
Sponsored by the Northwest Illinois Rock Club, the speaker schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Nov 11.
10:30 a.m.: Volcanoes and the Landscapes They Produce: on the trail of Vulcan
– David Rice, Rock River Valley Gem and Mineral Society, Rockford, IL
1:30 p.m.: 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 p.m: 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 a.m.: Gemstone Energies: Myth, Legend, or Science?
– Pam Jensen, Goldsmith, Jeweler, and owner of Gemorifics in Freeport, IL
2:00 p.m.: 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
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