The 2016 Kettle Moraine Geological Society’s Rock and Gem show, held at the Washington County Fair Park, was very successful this year. Here are some photos from that event.
The Kettle Moraine Geological Society has a successful 54th annual show.
Johanna Allison and Bernice McCloskey had a great time discussing the history of our club with those who stopped by the history table.
The children were kept busy with many activities organized by Mary Nettesheim.
One of the children’s favorite activities is the sifter, where they find all kinds of rock and mineral treasures
The children loved to get their face painted by Sarah Strieter.
Winnie Madding loves to talk about the places that she and her husband, Jim, have traveled to and about the collection they acquired along the way.
The club sales table, run by Dave and Debbi Elftman, raised money for our education fund which allows us to give back to the community.
Janet Schmitt answers questions about minerals: How are they formed? How do I get started collecting? What should I look for when buying minerals?
Marlene Ilecki demonstrates the fine art of wire wrapping by making jewelry that’s one of a kind.
Milt Wilson demonstrates how a cabochon is made, from start to finish.
Herb Heck, also known as “Dirty Kettle”, loves to discuss the Native American culture.
Greenbush Prospectors show how it’s done. They’re panning for gold.
Cynthia Kelman, from Marshfield, also has fine jewelry.
Bill Schoenfuss, from Wausau, demonstrates how to cut and polish Wisconsin moonstone.
Ben Wendler, of Milton Gemstones & Design, demonstrates the art of faceting a gem stone.
The purple amethyst is an example of the many beautiful specimens that there were on display and available to purchase