Adam likes rocks. And geodes. And stuff like that. And I like Adam. So I agreed to go to the East Coast Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show this past Sunday.
Honestly, I was expecting to be super bored. I find rocks interesting to look at for approximately 30 seconds. But Adam has been a good sport through enough of my planned outings that I figured I could power through this one. And you know what? It was actually kinda neat.
Our first stop was at the mining station where you could sift through a bag of prepackaged dirt for treasures. We were kind of more excited about it than the kids that were standing next to us.
SPARKLY! Again, I have no idea what this actually is. This blog is really educational and informative.
I remember what this is (aquamarine) because of its price ($96,000).
This contraption is how they cut geodes.
This was a fairly obvious choice for my souvenir – a panda carved from obsidian.
I guess I expected a bunch of rocks and geodes that you’d see at a gift shop at the beach, but it was much more than that. There was a lot of artistry involved and a lot of really interesting jewelry. I’d even venture to say that I’d go again next year!