Rocks and gems

Here are pictures from a Rock and Mineral show we went to recently. Amazing what we can do with the treasures God had hidden for us to discover!

Sorry about the funny lighting on some of these; most of them were in glass cases and/or under artificial light.

Brooches and pins


Birds!! This was my favorite display 😀SAMSUNG


And this was my favorite bird 🙂





Bison heads hereSAMSUNG

Moose headSAMSUNG

Wolf heads


Petrified dinosaur bones!

Sparkly, mysterious and cool 🙂


And this crystal-and-wire tree from Poland was simply stunning!!SAMSUNG

Surely there is a mine for silver,
And a place where gold is refined.
 Iron is taken from the earth,
And copper is smelted from ore.
 Man puts an end to darkness,
And searches every recess
For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death.

But where can wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?

It cannot be purchased for gold,
Nor can silver be weighed for its price.
 It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,
In precious onyx or sapphire.
 Neither gold nor crystal can equal it,
Nor can it be exchanged for jewelry of fine gold.
 No mention shall be made of coral or quartz,
For the price of wisdom is above rubies.
 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it,
Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
From where then does wisdom come?
And where is the place of understanding?

God understands its way,
And He knows its place.

And to man He said,
“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
And to depart from evil is understanding.”

~ Job 28:1-3, 13, 15-20, 23, 28