Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mineral museum digs, show June 6, 7

Day and night mineral digs will be offered in conjunction 
with the Ben. E. Clement Mineral Museum Gem and 
Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show next month.

The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum in Marion will be presenting its 10th annual Gem and Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show next month.

The event is slated 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 6 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m June 7. Admission is free.

The Gem and Mineral Show will feature vendors, museum tours, children’s activities, silent auctions, door prizes and mineral digs. A beading class will be offered at 2 p.m. June 6 for a small fee.

Items for sale will include gemstones, rocks, mineral specimens, jewelry, fossils and items made from rocks and minerals.

Meantime, the digs are designed to be fun for everyone. They will be held at old mine sites across the county where participants will dig for an assortment of minerals, including fluorite, quartz, calcite, galena, barite, and sphalerite.

Day and night digs are being offered. Short-wave ultra-violet lights will be provided for the night digs. Diggers need to bring shovels and picks.

The cost for the day digs is $25 per person and night digs are $45 per person.

For more information, contact the mineral museum at (270) 965-4263 or visit its website at ClementMineralMuseum.org.