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2015 Rock Show

The Columbus Rock and Mineral Society, Inc.

Columbus, Ohio

Founded 1958

Affiliated with

Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

2015 color full flyer - pt1 

 2015 color full flyer - pt2

Download the show flier here for a discount on admission - Show Flier (pdf)


Download the Show Postcard here for a discount on admission - Show Postcard (pdf)




We're happy to announce this year's line-up of Guest Speakers:


1 p.m. Saturday -- Hydrothermal Crystal Growth by Dr. Vladimir Klipov, Chief Research Engineer, Sawyer Technical Materials, LLC.

Quartz crystals are very useful industrially and man has been growing quartz crystals for over 60 years. Dr. Klipov will look at the history of the process using hydrothermal (heated fluid) technology and some of the results and uses.

3 p.m. Saturday -- The Burning Tree Mastodon and Ohio's Ice Age by Brad Lepper, Curator of Archaeology at the Ohio History Connection.

The 1989 discovery of this ancient elephant-like creature opened a wonderful window onto Ohio's Ice Age. Mr. Lepper will discuss the recovery and scientific results of this nearly complete skeleton, including traces of its last meal.


2 p.m. Sunday -- Ice Age Ohio by Dale Gnidovec, Curator of OSU's Orton Geological Museum.

Dale will discuss the effects (erosional and depositional) glaciers had on the landscape and theories for the causes of glaciation. He will also review the strange animals that lived in Ohio during the Ice Age and take a look at a dig near Findlay, Ohio, that produced many fossil bones


Come visit our Silent Auction area!  Lots of Great Deals!
Here's a sneak peak at some of this year's items:


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