Tulsa's Rock, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

Informative show set for July 15-16

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2023

A popular attraction at the show is the society's dark fluorescent room, where people can watch rocks and minerals naturally light up from fluorescent light.

A popular attraction at the show is the society's dark fluorescent room, where people can watch rocks and minerals naturally light up from fluorescent light.

If you consider yourself a rock, fossil, mineral, or gemstone enthusiast, or simply love unique jewelry, you won’t want to miss the annual Rock, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show.
Put on by the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, the show features more than just vendors selling unique rocks, crystals, and jewelry.

There’s also fun activities for families, such as Spin the Wheel where prizes can be won, $1 grab bags featuring unique rocks and crystals, and a Kids’ Zone where kids can dig for fossils, play at a ‘touch and feel’ table, watch demonstrations, and go in a dark fluorescent room to see different rocks and minerals naturally light up under fluorescent lights. “We have a silent auction too where you can get some really good deals on rocks,” Show Chairman Eric Hamshar said.

Proceeds Benefit The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society

All proceeds from the show benefit the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society and their efforts to provide educational resources for teachers. Their Geoscience Program at D.W. Correll Museum in Catoosa offers field trips for kids to learn about mineral and rock identification, earthquakes, gold mine and fossil digging, dinosaurs, and more. Hamshar encourages teachers to check out their website for more info. If not interested in the educational side of the society, but more apt to be a part of a growing group of rock, fossil, mineral, and gemstone admirers, you can join the society right there at the show. “We have our monthly meetings the second Monday of every month where we show off our new rocks, eat snacks, and make friends,” he said. Before the adult meetings though is their special program for kids called Pebble Pups, where they enjoy various activities, field trips, and take home a new rock or crystal. “It’s a really great family thing, but you don’t have to have kids to enjoy it.”

The show will be at the Tulsa Exchange Center on Saturday, July 15 at 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 16 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Scouts in uniform and military, police, and fire with ID are free. For more info, visit tulsarockandmineralsociety.org.

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