I, Zeb the Duck, eagerly entered the car. Mom mentioned the mineral show. I love these shows.
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.
Oh, here is another place to sit and view the area.
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.
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.
Now we are going inside the Denver Coliseum, but we will look at more outside displays later. Inside we admire these salt lamps.
The Himalayan salt products are fun and useful. For more information visit http://www.fantasiamining.com Mom, is this a good idea?
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.
This exhibit is provided by Hager’s Fossils. They also brought this foot.
I am sitting next to a mammoth foot and this one foot is so much larger than me, a small rubber duck. And more.
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.
I especially like this one with pink. These nearby, huge rocks have been carved.
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.
As we were leaving, I just had to sit among these carved items 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.
My dad would love this show. He is a gem collector and cuts his own stones. I have a beautiful ruby ring made with a stone he found and cut.
Great! That ruby ring is probably both beautiful and special since he found the stone and then cut it for your ring. I have never tried to cut a stone, but it takes skill. He would love this show I believe. Thanks for reading and commenting and enjoy your ruby ring.
It is special and I wear it often.