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Gem And Mineral Show Begins In Tyler

Some of the most beautiful stones will be at your fingertips!

Precious gemstones, jewelry, minerals and fossils will be on display.

Also popular attractions like the "fluorescent room" showing the rocks' natural rainbows under special lights, and the "rock table" where the rocks looks good enough to eat.

Organizers say you have to be there to see this fascinating world of earth science.

"When [people] get here they're blown away because it's nothing like they would expect. Unless you've been to [the gem and mineral show] you have absolutely no concept of how much variety and how much beautiful things you can see," says organizer Keith Harmon.

The Gem and Mineral Show is at the Rose Garden on Front Street here in Tyler.

The times are 10-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10-5 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students and scouts in uniform get in free.

Christine Nelson Reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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