Chippewa Valley Rock & Mineral Society Annual Show

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April 18, 2019
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Chippewa Valley Rock & Mineral Society Annual Show

These geodes are classified as amethyst because of their purple crystals.

These geodes are classified as amethyst because of their purple crystals.

Photo by Melanie Walleser

These geodes are classified as amethyst because of their purple crystals.

Photo by Melanie Walleser

Photo by Melanie Walleser

These geodes are classified as amethyst because of their purple crystals.

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  • A display of various, polished agates.

    Photo by Melanie Walleser

  • Brushy Creek Gems and Minerals displayed a piece of fluorite mined in China.

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  • A variety of fossils were on sale by Brushy Creek Gems and Minerals, including a shell of a sea snail found in France.

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  • These geodes are classified as amethyst because of their purple crystals.

    Photo by Melanie Walleser

  • A display of jewelry and large pieces of agates and geodes displayed by a vendor at the 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and sale.

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  • The Eau Claire expo center was filled with colorful displays of rocks, gems, and jewelry at the 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and sale.

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  • These agates and stones were being sold as refrigerator magnets.

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  • These geodes contained a variety of colored crystals on their insides.

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  • A fossilized spiral shell, known as an ammonite, is shown among an array of other stones.

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  • A number of colorful stones and agates have been molded and polished into decorative spheres.

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  • A vendor displayed several artistic pieces alongside agates and other minerals.

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  • Visitors of the 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and sale rummaged through these larger pieces of stones and minerals.

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  • These vibrant colored agates were used to create a windchime.

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  • Several geodes have been split open to reveal their crystalized centers.

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  • An arrangement of desert roses were left on display.

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  • A table of fluorite and quartz pieces were left on display.

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  • This large piece of seaglass is full of sharp edges.

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  • Individual stones were being sold at the 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and sale.

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  • Eye agates found in Lake Superior.

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  • The purple crystals of this geode classify it as an amethyst.

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  • Bottled gemstones were sold.

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  • Michigan Glacial Float Copper, a term given to Michigan native vein copper that has been removed from its natural geological deposits by glacial activity. These pieces of copper are most recognizable by the green patina that has developed on it surface.

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  • Among a table of agates, this stone stood out because of its unique cracks.

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  • Ron and Nita Erickson, members of the Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society, displayed their collection of rocks and minerals.

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  • Found in Michigan, this piece of copper weighs 87 pounds.

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  • Petrified wood, agates, geodes and minerals were displayed by vendors at the 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and sale.

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  • This piece of turquoise has been fashioned into the shape of a butterfly and used as the pendant for this necklace.

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  • Jewelry pieces made by Yooperites. Yooperlites are syenites rich in fluorescent sodalite, discovered in Michigan by Erik Rintamaki.

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  • Among The Gem Shop Inc’s display were meteorites from Argentina.

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  • The Gem Shop Inc brought many colorful geodes and agates to the 56th Annual Chippewa Valley Gem and Mineral Society show and sale.

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  • These agates were included in a decorative hanging piece.

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  • Brian Berthiaume owner of The Hilltop Lapidary in Chippewa Falls displayed his cards on agate card holders.

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  • The Bohemian Cottage Co. was selling agate and amethyst jewelry.

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  • This blue agate has been fashioned into a night light by the Bohemian Cottage Co.

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  • These agates were discovered in Burro Creek, AZ.

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  • Small, silver seal figurines have been placed inside this geode.

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  • The properties of these stones allowed the light to be reflected in various colors on their surface.

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  • Agatized bamboo from Indonesia.

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  • Bill’s Moonstone’s and Crystals displayed several pieces of moonstone found in Wausau.

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  • Kris Martin and Joyce Jacobs from Island Treasures displayed arrow heads made from colorful stones.

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  • Kris Martin and Joyce Jacobs from Island Treasures displayed arrow heads made from colorful stones.

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  • Vendors and buyers alike filled the Eau Claire Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday for the 56th annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society show and sale.

    Photo by Melanie Walleser

  • Vendors and buyers alike filled the Eau Claire Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday for the 56th annual Chippewa Valley Gem & Mineral Society show and sale.

    Photo by Melanie Walleser

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