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Authentic T-rex skull to be displayed at gem and mineral show

“Stan,” an authentic Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, will be on display as part of the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society's 47th annual show, Earth's Treasures.
Submitted by Lori Woodhall |

The Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society will present it’s 47th annual show, Earth’s Treasures, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Main Exhibit building. On display will be “Stan,” an authentic tyrannosaurus rex skull. This is not a cast. It is a 120 million- to 180 million-year-old specimen from the badlands of South Dakota.

There will also be displays of gem and mineral collections, vendors, a silent auction, a twice-hourly raffle, demonstrations by local artisans, a fluorescent rock tent and a special kids corner with games, grab bags and more. Earth’s Treasures is a great place to meet other enthusiasts and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer.

Admission is $2 for adults; kids and teachers free. Parking is also free.



The club meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Golden Empire Grange Building, 11363 Grange Court, Grass Valley. Visitors are always welcome.

For information on the club and the show, visit http://ncgms.org.


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