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Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show – Gilsum, NH
June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 26 @ 5:00 pm
Name of Show: Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show
Name of Show Venue: Gilsum Elementary School and Community Center
Address of Show Venue: 630 Route 10 North, Gilsum, NH 03448
Date of Show: June 25-26, 2022 Promoter’s Name, Email, and Phone # Gilsum Recreation Committee (a 501C3) Contact Jonathan Bialek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-357-7362. Show Website: gilsum.org/rockswap Our show, sponsored by the Gilsum Recreation Committee, attracts thousands of rock and mineral enthusiasts from across the country each year. The event, known for its scenic location and small-town hospitality, will take place on the weekend of June 25-26, 2022 at the Gilsum Elementary School & Community Center, 640 Route 10 in Gilsum, NH. All monies raised by this event go to community recreation programs. Admission is free, although we do accept donations. This year’s event includes a special presentation by geologist Paul Brandes, “From Paleo to Present: A Brief History of Mining.” Humans have been mining since the Paleolithic Era more than 60,000 years ago, from chert used for tools to precious metals and gems. Join Brandes, the “Indiana Jones of Geology,” for a walk through time as he explains what people mined in each era and how mining techniques gradually evolved, then accelerated in the 19th century. This presentation is free. Other events include our annual ham and bean dinner with homemade pies, a chicken barbeque, and panning for minerals for the kids. If you would like additional information in order to write a story on this event, please feel free to call me at 603-357-7362 or send e-mail to email@example.com. Photos from last year’s event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1l8eqop