MARION, IL (KFVS) - The Southern Illinois Earth Science Club will hold their annual Gem and Mineral Show at the Pavilion of the City of Marion on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Pavilion is located behind the Illinois Centre Mall off Rt. 13 and west of I-57. This is the only Gem and Mineral Show south of Springfield.
Admission is $2 for adults and children 18 and under are free. Organizers say there is ample free parking on site.
There will be exhibits of minerals, fossils, Indian artifacts, gemstones, jewelry, shells and lapidary work. You can also see working demonstrations of lapidary skills, arrowhead making, rock painting and related crafts.
The Ben E. Clement Museum will have a special exhibit of minerals from their world class collection.
Numerous silent auctions will be held and door prizes awarded.