Missouri Mines site to hold ‘Rock Swap’ Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
Special to GUIDON

The Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills, Missouri, will hold its 20th annual Rock Swap this weekend. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event will bring together rock hobbyists from across the Midwest. Each year during the event, participants sell, swap and purchase rock and mineral specimens, fossils, rock jewelry and other rock-related items.

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During the three-day event, there will be free admission to the historic site museum, which interprets Missouri’s mining history and displays restored mining machinery and a large mineral collection.

The event is co-sponsored by the Mineral Area Gem and Mineral Society and the Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs.

Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located in Park Hills on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass, 1.5 miles west of U.S. Hwy. 67. For more information about the event, call the site at 573.431.6226.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit mostateparks.com.

(Editor’s note: Information provided by Missouri State Parks, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.)
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 June 2017 )