2014 SPECIAL EXHIBITS
TARBOSAURUS CAST - Ray Garton; Prehistoric Planet; Barrackville, WV
This is a life size cast of a Tarbosaurus from Mongolia. Tarbosaurus is a variety of Tyrannosaurid. The original fossil from which this cast was made was illegally smuggled into this country and has been returned to Mongolia. It is not illegal to possess the cast.
TRI-STATE MINERALS AND MINING ARTIFACTS – Merv Dahmen; Spring River Studio; Carl
A display of minerals and mining tools from the historic Tri-State Lead-zinc district. The district covered southwest Missouri, northeast Oklahoma, and southeast Kansas. Mining began in the 1850’s and ceased with the closing of the Picher, OK mines in 1967.
MR. BONES – Tim Seeber; Louisville, CO
We are happy to welcome back Tim and his friendly dinosaur puppets to this year’s K.C. Gem & Mineral Show. Beware or you will be eaten!
MINERAL FAVORITES – Mississippi Valley Chapter, Friends of Mineralogy
A display featuring some of the favorite specimens from the personal collections of the chapter members.
MISSOURI MINES STATE HISTORIC SITE – Art Hebrank; Park hills, MO
A display of minerals from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Museum.
QUARTZ AND FRIENDS- Dr. Charles Spencer; Lees Summit, MO
A display of quartz and related minerals. Quartz is one of the most common minerals on earth. It is often associated with other minerals prized by collectors.
STRANGE ENCOUNTERS OF THE MINERAL KIND- Ken Stalder; DeSoto, KS
A collection of minerals demonstrating weird and unusual habits.
THE ART OF FLINT KNAPPING – Demonstrations by various local artists
Flint knapping is the art of shaping rocks such as flint and chert into weapons and tools. Demonstrations will be given continuously throughout the Show
WALK THROUGH STORY BOOK – Judy Oetting; Levasy, MO
A geological experience geared to the younger set, but of interest to everyone.