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On March 17 and 18, the Weis Earth Science Museum is sponsoring its annual “Fox Rocks!” show.” “Fox Rocks!” is being held at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, in the Student Union and Emeritus Room, from 10: 00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

In addition to a number of dealers selling reasonably priced fossils, minerals and jewelry, the show features door prizes and earth science displays, including one designed for the visually-impaired. Children also will have the chance to make crystal models and see how to polish stones.  Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf, director of the Weis Museum, notes that “There will be demonstrations on faceting gemstones and on wire-wrapping jewelry.  Appleton resident Dan Winter, who is a true artist at this craft, will demonstrate the faceting.”  Winter has donated two of his facetted gemstones for door prizes.

The Weis Earth Science Museum is Wisconsin’s Official Mineralogical Museum.

“This is a fun family event and a great way to beat cabin fever.  You can come out and find a nice crystal to brighten these last days of winter,” said Kluessendorf.  Admission to Fox Rocks! is free. For more information, all 920-832-2925 or email joanne.kluessendorf@uwc.edu. Those interested can also visit the Weis Earth Science Museum website, http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/wesm/events.html.

Posted 03/07/2007