This past weekend was the 2017 Pike’s Peak Gem and Mineral Show. Lithoi Minerals was a first-time vendor at the show and enjoyed a great spot across from the silent auction tables. My son and I enjoyed talking to all of the visitors and providing them with affordable mineral specimens. While Friday started out with relatively few visitors, Saturday and Sunday saw a large uptick in the amount of traffic.
The show theme was Pyrite, and Lithoi Minerals provided small pyrite mineral specimens to the children who came by our booth. Besides the silent auction, the show featured a kids’ zone, a fluorescent mineral tent, door prizes, dinosaur displays, numerous exhibit cases, delicious food from the concession stand, and more than 50 vendors!
The show would not have been possible without the hard working volunteers from the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society (of which I am a proud member!). Without them, Lithoi Minerals would not have been able to have this opportunity to present its affordable mineral specimens to the public. For our first show, it was quite a success, and we look forward to growing on that success into the future.