2016 Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show

2016 KGMS banner

The 2016 KGMS Show was a fun and exciting show with a full size copy of Norm (the Chicago Field Museum’s traveling T-Rex) head at the show. Yes, we expect a cast of Sue but Norm was exciting too.

T-rex at the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral show

A lot of you got some terrific selfies with the raptor. raptor at the Kalamazoo rock show

On Saturday U of M Natural History Museum demonstrated what a paleontologist does and offer activities for kids. Kingman Museum brought replica dinosaur skulls, stegosaur plates and much more.

Western Michigan University students provide hands on educational activities.
WMU student teaching MI geology

Palo Joe was also in attendance doing “Dinosaur CSI” with Friday school groups and his “Great Lakes Basin Fossils” presentation Friday night. Sunday’s afternoon presentation was, “Dinosaur Day with Paleo Joe”.
Paleo Joe cleaning a dinosaur bone

Presentations continued with Dave Haas doing Meteorites on Sunday.

I do not know when the last time we had a flintnapper at the show but we did have one this year and plan to have one in 2017.

A number of artist demonstrated in various lapidary and jewelry crafts.
slate carving at the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show

View of the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show from the demonstrators area

Vendor booths were exciting too:
Fossils were evident at the Rock and Mineral show

Not all about fossils:
kentucky agates

malichite at the 2016 Kalamazoo Show

Minerals for sale at the Kalamazoo Rock and Mineral Show

Hope to see you all again at the 2017 Kalamazoo Rock, Gem, Fossil, Jewelry and Mineral Show!
Kalamazoo, Rock, Gem, Jewelry, Fossil and Mineral Show

2016 Vendor list:
1. Beauties of Creation
2. Bj’s
3. Earth Prospect and Mineral Company
4. Russell’s Trees & Treasures
5. Mineral House
6. GeoScape Rock Shop, LLC
7. Red Metal Minerals
8. Fossil Hut LTD
9. Dayle Harrison
10. d’jar Meteorites
11. Peacock Rocks and Minerals
12. Lambert Minerals
13. Wrap N Rock Gems
14. Dave’s Rocks and Carvings
15. SilverTown
16. Rock Stars

Go to the Annual Show page for show details