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Gem and Mineral Show is back

The Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Society is back and gaining momentum for the upcoming Tehachapi Mountain Festival.

For a number of years we have held an annual Rock and Mineral Show and this year it will be bigger and better than before.

On Aug. 21 and 22, the Tehachapi Valley Gem and Mineral Club will be hosting a gemstone, fossil and mineral show at the Tehachapi Senior Citizen Center, located at 500 E. F Street in Tehachapi.

Admission is free to the public and the club will be giving out fossil shark teeth to all kids attending the show.

Ron Myrick, president of the club, said that the members are really excited about this show and that he feels the show will be well received by the community.

There will be numerous local and visiting dealers, and one of them in particular is Joe Rotstein who will be bringing an array of minerals and fossils. He is a wonderful source of information regarding the field of paleontology. Joseph said kids love fossils and he likes to use them to spark interest in science by sharing them and the knowledge he has of them, with the kids.

As usual, the club will have a silent auction, where anyone can bid on rocks, minerals and possibly fossils. We will also have the rock saw going where geodes can be purchased and cut. There will be raffles highlighted by an eagle head carved out of blue labradorite.

This show is one of our major fundraisers that we do throughout the year to raise money so that we can give out scholarships to graduating seniors, as well as donate rocks, minerals, fossils, etc., to our local schools. We have recently done so at Jacobson Jr. High.

Come by, have fun and most definitely look at the multitude of treasures that will be available for sale.

There are a limited number of booths still available for the show, if interested please contact Ron Myrick at [email protected].