The 41st Annual Rochester Gem and Mineral Show and Sale was held over the weekend at Minett Hall at the Fair and Expo Center. It is sponsored by the Rochester Lapidary Society and the Rochester Academy of Science and Mineral Section.
I have been attending for years and what always impresses me is the elective group of people who come. There are serious rock hounds, jewelry makers and those looking for gems to have made into pieces. What I find pleasing is to observe parents educating their young children about rocks and minerals. It becomes a great classroom of knowledge, and most of the exhibitors are great talking with anyone who expresses a little interest.
Next year's show will be October 22 and 23rd, 2011. Mark your calendar.