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Gem & Mineral Society celebrates 50th show

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Thousands of people traveled to South Bend to browse aisles of rocks and gems.

This is the 50th year for the Michiana Gem and Mineral Society's Gem and Mineral Show and Sale. 19 dealers showed off their fossils, stones and jewelry. Organizers say interest in these precious rocks is growing and all ages can enjoy the event.

"The kids come in and they want to see fossils, they want to see the dinosaur bones, they want to see the mammoth teeth, the fossilized turtles. Those kinds of things, that's what they want to see," says Jason Hefner, member of the Michiana Gem and Mineral Society.

The society meets monthly for educational programs and field trips.

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