The public can start or grow a geology collection by going to the Western Nevada College’s Geology Club's fifth annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Sale that runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 in Room 329 of the Bristlecone Building on the Carson City campus.
“We have rock, mineral, fossil, gem, and shell specimens from all over the world,” said WNC Professor of Geosciences Winnie Kortemeier, the club’s adviser, who estimates that more than 1,000 samples will be part of the sale.
New for this year’s sale is an extensive collection of shells and fossils, as well as showy copper ore from Nevada.
According to Kortemeier, “Geology samples make great Christmas gifts for kids and adults alike. And these beautiful samples need homes for the holidays.”
Kortemeier said the sale is important to the club to help establish a scholarship for students interested in the geosciences. Purchases must be made with cash.
Masks must be worn in all WNC buildings at all times.