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Morgantown Gem and Mineral Show Held at Mylan Park

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MONONGALIA COUNTY -

The Morgantown Gem and Mineral Show was held at Mylan Park Saturday, September 21 and 22. This is the first year for the show at Mylan Park, in previous years it was held in Cheat Lake.

For 22 years the show has been bringing everything from gems to dinosaur fossils to the area.

The show had 30 vendors this year from all over the United States. Some came as far as Alaska.

Guests could watch demonstrations on glass bead making and see fossils, rare minerals, gems, and much more.

Some of the minerals and gems are set and made into jewelry. Others are still in the rock and were cut with a diamond blade right before guests' eyes.

"We have things here like meteorites. Pieces of rock that are four and a half billion years old," said Ray Garton, a Curator and the Organizer of the Gem and Mineral Show. "Parts of the Solar System that didn't form into a planet. So you can see things like that here. Again, things that you are only going to see inside of a major museum somewhere."

Garton said exhibitors like to say this show is the only museum where every display is for sale.