This story is sponsored by Midwest Stones.
The Sioux Empire Gem and Minerals Society will hold its 5th annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, Jewelry, and Fossil Show this Saturday, July 30th, in Canton SD.
The show will be held on:
Saturday, July 30th, 2022 from 10am-5pm
The show will be held at the:
Bethany Reformed Church(Held in the carpenters addition), 702 W 7th St, Canton, SD 57013
There is a $2 admission fee and children 12 and under are free.
Gem and Mineral shows are a great place to look at and shop for a large variety crystals ,gems, and jewelry.
This is a club show, so there will be lots to learn about.
The club will have demonstrators who will show off their lapidary and jewelry making skills.
This show will be fun for all ages from young to old.
The state gemstone of South Dakota is the Fairburn Agate.
Fairburn Agates are known for their distinct banding of different colors of chalcedony.
Fairburns can be found in agate beds along the South Dakota and Nebraska borders.
Lapidary artists love to make cabochons and jewelry pieces out of these amazing stones.
The State Mineral of South Dakota is Rose Quartz.
Rose Quartz was found in the late 1800's in the Black Hills area and has been mined for it's beautiful pink color.
Rose quartz can be found on every continent and is very plentiful.
Lapidary Artists and Jewelers like that it is plentiful and that it cuts and polishes nicely.
Collectors love it because it's affordable and a desirable crystal.