Help Western Nevada College Geology Club raise funds while adding a few gems to your rock collection on Friday, April 28.
The public can start or grow its own collection by attending the Geology Club’s second annual free Gem and Mineral Sale that runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bristlecone Building lobby on the Carson City campus. Plan to come early for the best selection.
“We have rock, mineral, fossil and gem specimens from all over the world,” said Dr. Winnie Kortemeier, WNC Geology professor and club adviser, who estimates that nearly 1,000 samples will be part of the sale on the mezzanine level of the Bristlecone Building. According to Kortemeier, “Rocks and minerals make great gifts for kids, as well as earth-loving adults.”
Kortemeier said the sale is important to the club to help fund field trips and other events the club plans to host. The Geology Club would also like to use the funds from the sale to set up a scholarship for students interested in the geosciences.