EXHIBITS
  
 
High quality educational exhibits are essential to the Show’s mission.  The Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society takes great pride in the relationships we have established over the last 60 years that enable these exhibits to come to our Show. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
List of Exhibitors
 
 
The Mining Cycle
        Exhibited by Memphis Stone & Gravel Company
A five part “Mining Cycle” brings our natural resources from initial discovery to the market place and returns the land for other productive use. These five parts include: exploration, planning, mining, processing, and reclamation. Construction aggregate is a high weight, high volume commodity, which trades at a relatively low unit cost. Proximity to market and efficient management is critical due to the high transportation costs. According to US Geological Survey estimates, per capita consumption of aggregate exceeds ten tons per year. It is projected that we will require as much aggregate in the next twenty-five years as we have used the previous century. Memphis Stone and Gravel Company is well positioned to meet this demand, but aggregate availability will be challenged by competing land uses, regulatory approvals, and the geological characteristics in the area. Often aggregate mining is faced with community opposition with concerns about environmental impacts, effects on property values, and increased traffic. But given the opportunity Memphis Stone and Gravel Company can demonstrate that the modern mining cycle does not require a community to accept aggregate development at the expense environmental protection and quality of life.
 
Frank Theibold Collection
        Exhibited by the Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society
An extensive and old collection of minerals and fossils purchased by MAGS.  Many cabinet size specimens highlight several specimens from closed mines from around the country.

Beading Demonstrations and Wire Wrapping

North Mississippi Gem & Mineral Society

Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral, and Geological Society

Cabochons and Gem Trees, by MAGS

Flint Knapping (arrowhead making) and Native American Pottery

Florescent Mineral Display, by the Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society

Central Arkansas Gem, Mineral, & Geological Society

Rock Food Table, presented by MAGS

Coon Creek Fossils

Rock and Mineral Identification, by MAGS
 
Expected back this year will include a great assortment of earthsciene exhibits provided by local colleges and government agencies:
  • Delta State University- Looper Collection
  • University of Mississippi Geology Department
  • University of Memphis
  • C.H. Nash Museum Chucalissa
  
  Choose one of the areas below to learn more information about the other various education experiences at the Memphis Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show.