A dazzling Gem & Mineral Show comes to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds under the auspices of the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild, Friday to Sunday, February 25 to 27, 2022. Attendees will find displays of minerals from around the world, ancient fossils, meteorites, rocks that glow in the dark and handcrafted jewelry.
Watch skilled lapidary artists cut gems and create beautiful polished stones. Talk with area rock hounds to learn about local field trips and collecting opportunities. Check out more than 20 educational displays including from The Sherman-Dugan Geological Museum, the Phoenix Gold Mine and Dinosaur Ridge. Vote for your favorite display and enter to win prizes.
Start your own collection with $1 grab bags filled with 10 minerals. Proceeds benefit Colorado School of Mines scholarships.
Meet the Director of the documentary — Arthur Lakes: Discovering Dinosaurs — and find out how you can get a free copy (while supplies last). In 1877 a small-town preacher, naturalist, and drawing teacher in Colorado named Arthur Lakes made a discovery that would alter the course of science. In rock layers, he found the fossilized remains of creatures that had never been seen before. His discovery would propel Lakes on a lifelong journey, taking him from obscurity into the limelight of scientific journals and newspapers around the world.
Kids will enjoy special events. No word on what is planned for 2022, but in the past there’s been a Magic Mineral Show and also an opportunity to dig for crystals and minerals.
Show entry and parking, as well as activities are all FREE.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Fairgrounds are at 15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden.