September 16, 2015

Fossil Hunt Contest Results

     The Gem Shop's annual Fossil Hunt Contest has come to an end and we have a winner!  Ben Everts, a 4th grader, has won 1st place with his Trilobite Fossil found in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin  His fossil has multiple trilobites encased in a large piece of limestone.  The fossil is approximately 300 million years old!  We had many great entries from all over the country, which made the judging very tough.  We thank Gary Rosenberg from the Milwaukee Public Museum for assisting in the judging.  We hope all of the kids and their families enjoyed getting outside this summer and searching for fossils.  We thank all participants for their time and effort, and congratulate everyone on a job well done.  All of the winning fossils are on display in the store through the end of October.  Keep hunting for fossils for next year's contest!   

Fossil Hunt Contest Full Winner List:
thegemshop.com/pages/2015-fossil-hunt-contest


Wine & Harvest Festival

 

     This weekend is Cedarburg's 43rd Annual Wine & Harvest Festival. The festival is open 10am - 6pm on Saturday, and 10am - 5pm Sunday.  The store will be open both days with extended hours on Sunday.  Visit our tent on the north end for fun activities including mine your own grab bags and geode cracking.  Buy a geode and we will crack it open for free right before your eyes!  The festival is free and features hayrides, a giant pumpkin regatta, food, music, and much more!  

For more information on the festival:
cedarburgfestivals.org 


Tabasco Geodes
 

     The Gem Shop has received new selection of Tabasco Geodes.  The geodes display a variety of color and come in different sizes.  Perfect for your jewelry creations or any other artistic endeavor!  Check out all of our Tabasco Geodes on our site: 
thegemshop.com/collections/specimens-2/tabasco-geodes