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17th Annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show & Sale
Start Date: 11/9/2013Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: 11/9/2013End Time: 4:00 PM
Event Description
Vendors display specimens from around the world in all price ranges. See rocks and minerals, gemstones and fossils, jewelry and fine art! Featured speakers, demonstrations, activities for kids, and videos, posters and books for sale.

This year's featured speaker is Dr. Robert Herbert who spoke last spring on Dexter Marsh and his “forgotten museum” here in Greenfield. His recent paper, the first that we know of that pulls together the few known facts about Roswell Field, has been published online by Mount Holyoke College. Most of you know who Roswell Field was, even if the rest of the world has yet to find out! He had a farm in Gill that included what is now Barton Cove. The old Lily Pond Quarry there was one of the most productive 19th-century sites for finding dinosaur footprints and other Early Jurassic ichnofossils. Although obscure now, Field was quite the man about town in Gill and Greenfield and well known to prominent scientists of the day. Serendipitously, a few letters to him from those scientists still exist, giving us a glimpse into his trade in the "fossil bird tracks" and other ichnofossils when they were still great news to science and provoked considerable excitement.
Location Information:
Main Campus - Core
Room: Dining Commons
Contact Information:
Email: pvi@gcc.mass.edu
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Event summary
The perennial favorite event of Valley rock, fossil and gemstone fans, featuring vendors, special presentations, fun for kids and more! Featuring a talk by Dr. Robert Herbert.

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