Rock Show Activities
The Chipalotta Tribe
A group of flintknappers (arrow and spear head makers) come to show off there skills, chat with rockhounds, and assist those who wish to learn to chip points.
The Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society Booth
You can find out about the club and local rock-related events here. The door prizes are on display. Our club members are happy to help you find your way around the show too.
This booth holds several games and activities for young rockhounds. The activities include a rock dig, "Spin the Rock Wheel" game, and, occasionally, a scavenger hunt. This booth is managed by our own young rockhounds.
The Ark-La-Tex Gem & Mineral Society holds silent auctions every hour with items donated by club members and dealers.
Gem and Mineral Displays
Dealers and club members display some of their best collections in multiple categories such as "Gemstones" or "Best Local Rocks Exhibit." These are judged during the show.
Wire wrapping is making jewelry, such as rings and necklaces, using gold or silver wire. This dealer demonstrated occasionally throughout the show.
Cabochons are rounded and polished stones that are later used in jewelry. They are made by grinding the stones on a grinding wheel.
Rock Food Table
Bill and Lois Patillo often come to show off their Rock Food Table, which is full of rocks that looks just like food.
There are hourly door prize drawings and a grand door prize drawing. Other types of activities or exhibits may not be at every show. Dealers often demostrate geode cracking, glass art making, faceting, bead making, and rock tumbling. Florescent mineral displays are sometimes set up. The types of exhibits and activities vary with each show.