Rocks, fossils, minerals, and precious and semi-precious stonesfrom around the world will be featured at the 39th annual NovaScotia Gem and Mineral Show in Parrsboro. Sponsored by the FundyGeological Museum, the show is the only event of its kind inEastern Canada. Formerly known as the Rockhound Round-Up, the Gem and MineralShow, will be held at the Lion’s Arena from Friday, Aug. 20 toSunday, Aug. 22. The show attracts participants from acrossCanada and the United States. Several dealers, including WorldWide Minerals and Rock of Ages, have been attending the show formore than 25 years. The displays and material for sale will include rocks, fossils,minerals, precious and semi-precious stones, jewelry made fromprecious and semi-precious stones, as well as items carved fromagate and marble, amethyst and other stones. Several dealers willalso have beads, beading supplies and jewelry for sale. “The mineral and fossil treasures found along the shores of theBay of Fundy have attracted many visitors to this region,” saidKen Adams, director of the Fundy Geological Museum. “More thanone visitor’s trip to this show has resulted in a lifelonginterest in these natural resources. This includes some of thegeologists who will be attending the show, as well as several ofthe dealers and exhibitors who continue to return each year.” Visitors can take part in workshops and demonstrations of rockcutting, polishing agate, faceting, silver and gold wire wrappingand jewelry making. While some dealers will be demonstrating attheir tables, a special area has also been set aside forworkshops. Information about the geology of Nova Scotia will be availablethrough exhibits, guided walks and presentations. The AtlanticGeoscience Society, the Nova Scotia Prospectors Association andseveral other geological museums will also take part in the show. Children will have an opportunity to learn more about theregion’s rocks, fossils and minerals. They can visit the activityand learning centre to make their own jewelry or a mineralspecimen card, and to find out how they may already be usingminerals and rocks each day. For more information on the show, visit the museum’s website at http://museum.gov.ns.ca/fgm/mineralgem/show.html .