Mineral and Gem show wraps up at Archer

By: Carlie McGuire Email
By: Carlie McGuire Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - More than 900 adults and children visited the Cheyenne Mineral Gem, Rock and Fossil show this weekend at the Archer Complex in Laramie County.

The show was revived 15 years ago by Paul Moot, but he stepped down as organizer of the event four years ago. He said he enjoys the low pressure of just being a vendor and participant now.

Bob King, current president of the Cheyenne Mineral and Gem society says he's proud of the evolution of the show.

"It started out with just dealers, and if you look around this room you'll see there are display cases and it has evolved from just dealers now to a real gem and mineral show," said King.

There were fine gemstone vendors and several other mineral and rock vendors. Kids enjoyed panning for gold and seeing the florescent minerals in a black light trailer.

Organizers said they surpassed last year's attendance even though they compete every year with Cheyenne Depot Days.

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