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Celebrating 50 Years of Rockhounding in Parrsboro

The Nova Scotia Gem and Mineral Show will celebrate its golden anniversary Aug. 14-16 with several special events in Parrsboro.

Eldon George, a local collector, will share his many stories of a life spent rock hounding.

“It is wonderful to be able to celebrate 50 years of this popular regional event that attracts visitors from across the Maritimes,” said Tim Fedak, director and curator of the Fundy Geological Museum.

“The gem show has become the premier community event that brings together collectors, industry and the public to celebrate the beauty and wonder of the geology treasures found in Nova Scotia.”

The show, formerly known as the Rockhound Round-Up, was stared by the Board of Trade in 1966, and co-ordinated by Mr. George, Kerwin Davison and Marilyn Smith. It is now one of the Fundy Geological Museum’s major events.

The popularity of the show has grown from a first-year attendance of 700 to more than 3,000 in recent years.

Throughout the weekend there will be walks, talks and exhibits, including specimens by dealers, as well Rockhound Days at the Fundy Geological Museum on Saturday and Sunday. A schedule of events and show hours is available on the museum website at fundygeological.novascotia.ca/schedule .

Source: Release

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