Annual Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show To Happen This Weekend

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Springfield - The Dinosaurs are coming this weekend, October 1st and 2nd.  The annual Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society (LOESS) Rock, Mineral and Fossil Show will happen. You should know, the show has moved to a new location in the Orr Building on the State Fairgrounds and will feature full-size skeleton of a triceratops, a complete deinonychus skeleton, a full-size Tyrannosaurus rex skull, and bones from an Allosaurus including the skull, arms, and foot.

This year’s LOESS show will feature expanded activities for children and several displays of fossils and minerals from club members. Mineral and gem dealers will also be on hand for those wishing to purchase gems, mineral and fossil specimens. Demonstrators will show how to create wire-wrapped jewelry, make beautiful cabochons from rough stone material, and much more. Rock and mineral identification will be available through the Illinois Geological Survey.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for seniors 65-plus, and free for children 12 and under and Scouts in uniform.

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