Rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry…they will all be there in abundance when the Cache Rock and Gem Club hosts its annual Rock and Gem Show this week. The event will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 7 through May 9 at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College West Campus, 1000 West 1400 North in Logan.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and admission is free.
Gary Warren has been president of the club for 16 years and was elected after he attended only three meetings. He is passionate about the hobby and it has become a family affair with his wife now making jewelry with some of her finds and then selling it.
So where do they go to find the rocks and gems they are looking for?
<span>”We’ve been to every rock site, counting Utah, which involves 69 sites,” Warren explains. “So we go all over. But one of our main ones, we love to go to Topaz and then the second one where we like to go is Moab. We like to go to Moab, there’s a lot to do over in Moab.</span>
<span>”Our day trips are usually in the area of two to three hours away. We go to Wendover, we go down to Nephi, we go over into Woodruff and up a little bit into Idaho.”</span>
Warren says there will be plenty of rocks, minerals, fossils, jewelry, displays, educational exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. He also says there are exciting activities for the kids.
<span>”We’ve got kind of a roulette wheel that they can spin to get prizes off of that of different kinds of rocks,” he continues. “We have a grab bag that has different kinds of rocks in it. Then we also have mining where they get to take a scoop out of sawdust and there will be rocks in it.”</span>
Warren has been a memer and president of the Rock and Gem Club for about 16 years. He says membership is $20 per family per year and club members try to go on at least one collecting trip a month.
Warren says he hopes lot of people will come out to this year’s show where there wil be educational exhibits, hands-on demonstrations, vendors, door prizes and some fun activities for the kids. For more information, call 760-1921.