Its here again. The ever popular Monrovia Rock Hounds gem and mineral show at the Los Angeles Arboretum.
There will be over 15 vendors selling Gems, Jewelry, Minerals, Fossils, Beads, Findings. Monrovia Rockhounds members will crack Geodes, identify rocks in our famous Grab Bags and man Treasure Wheel where everybody wins, let you pick out fossils at our Dino Dig and Fossil Find. On Sunday there will be a drawing for the great items in the Grand Prize Raffle. A complete list of activities and vendors on the MoRocks Web Site.
Deets: March 7,8 2015. 9-4 9-4:30, Los Angeles Arboretum. 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia CA Admission $9, Seniors-students, $7, kids 5-12 $5. MAP HERE
You know the stuff, minerals, gems and lapidary. Monrovia Rockhounds are having their 49th Annual Gem & Mineral show at the LA Arboretum this weekend. Its not a huge event, but it is jam-packed with all sorts of gems and minerals including geodes and fossils that makes it worth the time it takes to go through it all.
I have known Janie Duncan a very active member and vice-president of the group for years. The Rockhounds’ booth at the Celebrate the Arts held each fall in town is extremely popular with the kids. As with this weekends event, the $2 buck grab bags are always cheap way to entertain the kids and teach them a thing or two about rocks.
Even more popular with the kids, especially middle-school aged boys is the polished hematite. They are shiny silver. They are magnetic. Two hematites together can be tossed lightly in the air and they will connect and bounce off each other until you catch them. The noise is not unlike the pops and cracks of little firecrackers increasing in staccato as they drop. Grab a pair and see for yourself.