09/17-18 Best of Pet Rock Show

Instructor: John Roth
Date: Friday September 17th, 6-7 PM (online)
Saturday September 18th, 9 AM-4:30 PM* (field)
Location: SFI
Tuition: $80

*end time may vary slightly, please plan accordingly



Stop taking gneiss leaverites for granite by bringing your pet or mystery rock to SFI! Learn to identify rocks through simple ID methods with the help of a geologist. Common valley rocks will also be showcased as well as ones so rare rock-hounds closely guard their whereabouts. Then take to the field to see rocks in context: chilled dikes, pegmatites, and pillow basalt turbidites. Introduced with an online presentation on the rocks of the Illinois Valley.

*Easy field day of approx. 10 miles car travel with short stops.

*Covid-19 protocols in place. Masks required when not physically distanced.