News Release 317

Attend the Annual Rock Swap June 11-13 at Missouri Mines State Historic Site

Volume 38-317 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst
573-751- 6510

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., MAY 28, 2010 – You can buy, sell, swap or just admire rocks, minerals and fossils at the Missouri Mines Rock Swap June 11-13 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 and is open to the public.

This event 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. There is no charge to attend the event.

Also during the three-day event, there will be free admission to the historic site museum, which interprets Missouri’s mining history and displays restored old mining machinery and an outstanding mineral collection.

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 the 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