ROCK SPRINGS — It’s finally here and rock and mineral hounds are gearing up for the first Summer Geology Expo on June 15. This events is hosted by Western Wyoming Community College’s geology program.
The expo is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the atrium on the Rock Springs WWCC campus. The event is predicted to be the biggest Geology Expo Western has hosted with rock and mineral vendors from all over Wyoming. There will be maps, rocks and minerals for sale — even those from Western’s own collection.
Those who would like to bring their own collection of rocks can have them identified by Professor Dana Pertermann, associate professor of anthropology and geology.
A few of the Wyoming rock and mineral vendors who will be present include Silver Smith’s Wire Wrapping, Cowboy Minerals, Scott’s Bonsai Stone, Fire Agate by Wortman, Vikki’s Holistic Stones and Oils, and many more.
“Wyoming geology is fantastic, and this is going to be an amazing opportunity for people and families to interact with knowledgeable rockhounders from around the state. If you’re not into rockhounding as a hobby right now, come to this show, and you soon will be!” Pertermann said.
The event is designed for community members, students and faculty to celebrate their love of Wyoming’s geology as well as to raise money for Western student opportunities such as field work, scholarships and more. This is a family-friendly event, with food and drinks available. Children are welcome.
The event is sponsored by the Geology Program at Western, Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Geological Survey, and Circle K International.