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Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show: Featured Speakers

This year's show will include special presentations from two rock and mineral experts.

Saturday at 1 PM: "Let's Find Some Fossils!"

Paleontologist Dr. Alan Russell will tell visitors where where to find fossils, how to expose them, and how to identify them. He’ll also demonstrate how to break open the rock to expose a fossil, and will ask kids to come up and give it a try.

Saturday at 2 PM: "Prospecting for beginners"

Steve Garza shows you the basics of prospecting, including where to look, what to look for and how to use a hammer to break a rock, Saturday at 2 PM at space #40.
Steve Garza photo

Left: Steve giving a presentation at the 2012 show. Below: Steve found rare minerals by prospecting this cliff alongside a major highway.

Steve Garze prospecting