The Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show returns to Macomb Community College with kid-friendly fun October 7th through 9th.

The Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show is back for its 77th year, hosted by the Michigan Mineralogical Society, with presenting sponsor Cranbrook Institute of Science. Rock lovers of all ages can observe specimens from the nationally recognized A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Royal Ontario Museum, and more, and exhibits from some of the top mineral collectors in the country.

This family-friendly event gives kids the opportunity to pan for real gold specks they can keep and the opportunity to hunt and dig for fossils. There will be museum quality fossils on display, affordable gems, and a mineral fluorescence booth where guests can observe minerals under ultraviolet lights and watch them glow red, green, blue and yellow.

The first 250 attendees will receive a FREE quartz crystal from Arkansas! Get your tickets online now, admission for adults is $8 and tickets for children ages 5 to 12 are $4.

The Greater Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show is at Macomb Community College Friday, October  7th from 9am to 6pm, Saturday October 8th from 10am to 7pm and Sunday, October 9th from 11am to 5pm. 

Macomb Community College // 14500 East 12 Mile Road Warren, MI, 48088


Enter to win tickets to the Greater Detroit Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show AND a National Geographic Hobby Rock Tumbler Kit.

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