Memphis Stone In the RockZone...
Memphis Stone & Gravel Company looks forward to the 30th Annual Memphis Mineral, Fossil, & Jewelry Show to be held this April 25-26 at the Agricenter. MS&G will be the exclusive sponsor for the the very popular RockZone. The RockZone is an education and entertainment area with a variety of interactive games and events for kids and families. This year the RockZone will include such events as Paint Your Pet-Rock, Panning for Gems and Crystals, Rocks Around the Clock, Merit Badge Program for Scouts, and the Gem Dig. MS&G has supplied the pea gravel for the Gem Dig and will supply the rocks used in the rock painting. So join us in making the EARTH WIDE OPEN the April!
The Gem Dig is a RockZone original and is extremely popular, particularly for our young Rock Hounds! Does the pea gravel look familiar? It was mined right here in Shelby County and put to good use!
The Gem Flume will be at the show for the first time. At the flume, sometimes called a sluice box, participants will receive a bucket of rough material .The material is poured into a screen, swished and washed in a stream of moving water. As this happens a colorful mixture of shiny and colorful gemstones appear. Some of the gemstones may include ruby, emeralds, garnets, topaz, aquamarine and over dozen other gemstones. Keep all you find!
The Show makes a positive impact in more ways than one. As partner for the Show, the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis will receive part of the admission proceeds. And of course the Show is produced by the members of the Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society!