Sunday, May 3, 2015

24th Annual Rockhounds Roundup

This weekend the Santa Lucia Rockhounds hosted the 24th Annual Rockhounds Roundup Gem, Mineral, & Jewelry Show. It was held for the first time at the Paso Robles Event Center. For those of you vaguely remembering the rock show at the fairgrounds sometime in the 2000's you are right: our club hosted the federation show in the early part of the decade there. Below are some sights I captured with my camera over the course of the show. Check out this year's display cases HERE.

Our club president and show chairman Mike Judy.

The Weathersbees manning and womaning the welcome table.
The merch and membership table with the gregarious David Nelson at far left manning the merch.

Big Sur jade
Fred Ward giving his volcano talk to an attentive crowd.
Aquamarine pendent I intend to acquire from a friend next month.
Carnelian nodule from Oregon.
Big Sur jade
Crazy Gary from Tulare... County.
Petrified wood slabs.
Petrified wood slabs.
Santos and wife plus parrot.
Indonesian bumblebee jasper sphere
Brazilian quartz crystal
Our fearless leader manning the drawing ticket tumbler.
Drawing prize display cabinet.
Ralph Lawless manning his flint napping demonstration.
The world's foremost petrified wood expert, Walter Wright (blue shirt).
The crystalized region in the slab at left never petrified... it was a void filled in by mineralization.
The gold hunters' gold panning activity.
The treasure hunting club's table... or rather the metal detector club's table.
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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