Our children have developed an interest in sedementary, igneous and metamorphic rocks and minerals. Their Scientist in the School program focused on that topic a month ago, and a school chum suggested they attend the Gem Show this weekend. We had a blast.
The vendors were generous to them, giving them small samples of amethyst and tiger eye. I bought one of my best friends a gorgeous Christmas gift, and the kids spent $15 each and came away with between seven and ten rocks each. The prettiest was an amethyst geode from Thunder Bay.