Every Labor Day Weekend for the past 37 years the Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society has hosted their gem and mineral show. Not this year. Because of the desire to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the restrictions in place they have canceled the 2020 event.
“One of the reasons we have the Gem and Mineral Show is to continue with our mission as a society which is the exchange of information and the furtherance of knowledge of mineralogy, gem cutting, geology and to stimulate interest in the development of these studies,” said Jeannine Weiner GCRS show chair. “We try to accomplish that during the show by having educational displays provided by our members, geology presentations, collecting field trips and vendors who bring in specimens from all over the world.”
Everyone at the show has some knowledge about gems and minerals and all are willing to share that knowledge, she said.
“We are passionate about our hobby and hope to get everyone as interested in it as we are,” Weiner said. “Grant County and New Mexico have so much to offer in geology and specimens. We love to teach what is right here in our own back yards. We will miss seeing the look of wonder and excitement of the children and adults alike as they gaze upon the glories that nature and science provide.”
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