Alabama Mineral & Lapidary Society

The Alabama Mineral and Lapidary Society is a non-profit organization
for people interested in geology, mineralogy, paleontology and lapidary arts.

Whistle Stop Festival, September 29, 2018
AMLS members set up an outreach area at the Whistle Stop Festival at the Shops of Grand River in Leeds. We cracked geodes, panned for gems, painted rocks, demonstrated cabbing, and handed out membership information.
Terri Wilson and Cathy Kellogg: the brains behind this operation!
Terri Wilson and Cathy Kellogg: the brains behind this operation!
Terri Wilson stealthily included these suspicious looking fellows in this selfie.
Terri Wilson stealthily included these suspicious looking fellows in this selfie.
Here goes nothing!
Here goes nothing!
"There
"There's some gold right there!" says panning instructor Bud Newell.
Reggie Bolton helps Bunny check the stuff at the club tent.
Reggie Bolton helps Bunny check the stuff at the club tent.
Reggie Bolton (R) with another vendor.
Reggie Bolton (R) with another vendor.
Bud and Tony getting ready to crack open a geode.  Wonder what
Bud and Tony getting ready to crack open a geode. Wonder what's inside?
Bunny Bolton fe-manning the club tent while Reggie walks into the banner!
Bunny Bolton fe-manning the club tent while Reggie walks into the banner!
Lots to see and do in the club tent!
Lots to see and do in the club tent!
Tim Leatherman, why are you on that side of the fence?
Tim Leatherman, why are you on that side of the fence?
Hangin
Hangin' out at the club tent!
Bud Newell and Tony McCullough get the tables ready.
Bud Newell and Tony McCullough get the tables ready.
Tony McCullough tests the goodies.
Tony McCullough tests the goodies.
Cathy Kellogg enjoys a gourmet lunch.
Cathy Kellogg enjoys a gourmet lunch.
Tim Leatherman
Tim Leatherman's thinkin' about rocks...
Cathy and Tim showing a young visitor how to pan for... water?
Cathy and Tim showing a young visitor how to pan for... water?
There were lots of other folks at Whistle Stop!
There were lots of other folks at Whistle Stop!
Bud Newell, at rest (doesn
Bud Newell, at rest (doesn't happen often).
You will see Cathy Kellogg, Bunny Bolton, Don & Jill Hill at virtually every club event.
You will see Cathy Kellogg, Bunny Bolton, Don & Jill Hill at virtually every club event.


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