PAYSON -- The Payson Rimstones Rock Club will host the 23rd Annual Gem & Mineral Show Sept. 17 through 19 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino.

Admission is $30 for adults and children under 12 free.

Friday hours are 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gems, minerals, fossils, lapidary equipment, spheres, meteorites, jewelry and jewelry findings, slabs or rough material plus gold prospecting equipment and displays will be available. The club sponsors an education center for children and adults with a geologist to answer questions, a spinning wheel (where everyone wins a rock), a fluorescent mineral display, a free treasure hunt, beading, and sandstone/rock painting.

There will be a silent auction as well. All proceeds go toward supporting scholarships for graduating Payson High School students and students who are residents of Northern Gila County attending a college, as well as books and educational materials for the local elementary schools and public libraries.

The Payson Rimstones Rock Club is a 501c(3) non-profit.

Call Becky Bagshaw at 928-476-3419 with any questions.

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