Nova Scotians will have the opportunity to learn about the province’s geological treasures at the 51st annual Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show.
The show will take place Aug. 19-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lion’s Arena, 2653 Western Ave., Parrsboro. More related activities will also be taking place at the Fundy Geological Museum, 162 Two Islands Rd.
“The Gem and Mineral Show has become the premier event to celebrate Nova Scotia’s rich geological resources and history,” said Tim Fedak, director and curator of the museum. “The event attracts over 3,000 people over the weekend. With special events and over 30 vendors displaying thousands of gems and minerals, jewelry and fine metalcraft, there is literally something for everyone.”
Nova Scotians will be able to buy unique gems, minerals, metalcraft and jewelry from vendors from across Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario. The gem and mineral displays and specimens for sale are some of the best in the Maritimes.
Demonstrations at the Gem Show will show what it is like to work with gems and minerals, shape a metalwork design, pan for gold and more.
Visitors can take part in special guided tours to local beach and geology sites and learn about the region’s geological history, including Canada’s oldest dinosaur bones found on the shores near Parrsboro. Mr. Fedak will also lead a special tour, Dino Footprints at Low Tide, and a Bay of Fundy Sunset, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19.
Since the Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show began in 1966, it has become an important gathering point for local professional geologists, rock and mineral enthusiasts and the general public looking for unique and precious gifts.
For a list of events, visit http://fundygeological.novascotia.ca/gemshow .