Proceeds from the 47th Annual Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show this weekend will go toward Sul Ross State University’s geology department.
The Fredericksburg Rockhounds will host the show Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16-17, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s Pioneer Pavilion.
“Rather than argue about giving the scholarship to a UT or A&M student we picked a neutral school — Sul Ross State University,” said James Gedeon, Rockhound show chairman. “The head of the geology department bought some rocks for his class, 100 rock hammers and a couple of microscopes.”
Proceeds from the prize drawing and silent auction at last year’s show raised $1,500.
The show will feature minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, geodes, stone carvings, exhibits and demonstrations.
Experts will be available to identify mystery rocks that any visitors might have.
Admission and parking are free.