Attend the annual rock swap June 12-14 at Missouri Mines State Historic Site

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-152 For Immediate Release: June 2, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- You can buy, sell, swap or just admire rocks, minerals and fossils at the Missouri Mines Rock Swap June 12-14 at Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills.  Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

This event, which is open to the public, will bring together rock hobbyists from across the Midwest and beyond. Participants will be selling, swapping or buying mineral specimens, fossils, rock jewelry and other rock-related items. The event is free and open to the public.

The historic site museum, which interprets Missouri's mining history and displays restored mining machinery and an outstanding mineral collection, will also offer free admission to guests visiting the site during the three-day event.

The event is co-sponsored by the Mineral Area Gem and Mineral Society and the Greater St. Louis Association of Earth Science Clubs. 

Missouri Mines State Historic Site is located in Park Hills, on the south side of Highway 32 at the Flat River Drive overpass, 1.5 miles west of U.S. Highway 67. For more information about this event, call the historic site at 573-431-6226 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf).  For more information about Missouri's state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at