Mineral, Fossil, Gem and Jewelry Show with Colorado Traveling Ducks 2016

I, Zeb the Duck, eagerly entered the car.   Mom mentioned the mineral show.   I love these shows.

Mineral, Fossil, Gem, and Jewelry Show in Denver, Colorado

Mineral, Fossil, Gem, and Jewelry Show in Denver, Colorado

Exhibits and booths are in several places in Denver, but we headed to the Denver Coliseum today.   Outside I almost flew to this large Rose Quartz.

Rose Quartz with Zeb

Rose Quartz with Zeb

Oh, here is another place to sit and view the area.

Amethyst and Citrine Geodes

Amethyst and Citrine Geodes

Resting on large amethyst and citrine geodes is fun for me.  This is something new to us.   The sign says these are 7 color jade vases.

7 Color Jade Vases

7 Color Jade Vases

We learned that these vases consist of actinolite (jade) and serpentine, a multi-mineral stone with shades of red, green, yellow, blue, brown, black and white.   A block of the stone is cut, hand carved, polished, glazed and heated to make these items.  For more information visit http://www.consiliodecor.com   I enjoy sitting on this table with hematite.

Zeb with hematite

Zeb with hematite

Now we are going inside the Denver Coliseum, but we will look at more outside displays later.   Inside we admire these salt lamps.

Himalayan Salt Lamps

Himalayan Salt Lamps

The Himalayan salt products are fun and useful.   For more information visit http://www.fantasiamining.com   Mom, is this a good idea?

Zeb on alligator head

Zeb on alligator head

I seem to be sitting on an alligator skull.   There are snake skeletons and other things here also. This is a fossil of an ancient bison from Kansas.

Fossil of ancient bison from Kansas

Fossil of ancient bison from Kansas

This exhibit is provided by Hager’s Fossils.   They also brought this foot.

Foot of Mammoth--really big!

Foot of Mammoth–really big!

I am sitting next to a mammoth foot and this one foot is so much larger than me, a small rubber duck.   And more.

Tusks of Alaskan female mammoth

Tusks of Alaskan female mammoth

We are seeing a matched set of mammoth tusks.   These are from a female mammoth, found in our northern state of Alaska.  We talked to Lisa Hager at our Denver show, this year.   She told us so much about the fossils, and she liked me, Zeb the Duck.   For more information on these fossils, visit http://www.hagarsfossilsminerals.com  I love seeing all these fossils, but sometimes these ancient items make me a little nervous.  I don’t want to break anything, so mom takes me back outside.   These fossilized tables are so unusual.

Table with fossils

Table with fossils

I especially like this one with pink.  These nearby, huge rocks have been carved.

Carvings

Carvings

Love the dolphins.  The iguana makes me smile.   Yes, ducks can smile.  Blue is a pretty color, so we like this display of the stone, lapis.

Carved Lapiz

Carved Lapis

As we were leaving, I just had to sit among these carved items from Uruguay Amethyst.

Carvings from Uruguay Amethyst

Carvings from Uruguay Amethyst

We did purchase and bring home some small carvings, also.   I, Zeb the Duck, love purchasing souvenirs of our visits.  Ducks love day outings around Denver.   There are always exhibits of something and they are so interesting.   I hope you visit exhibits and small shows wherever you live.   They are fun to see.

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