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      39th Gem and Mineral Show in Ishpeming

      The 39th U.P. Gem and Mineral Show was held Saturday at the Ishpeming Elks Club.

      The event is hosted by the Ishpeming Rock and Mineral Club.

      Inside and out eventgoers were lined out to check out and purchase various rocks of all shapes and sizes, whether in raw form or in the center of a ring.

      According to event personnel, the event is always the first Saturday in August from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

      An estimated 1500 to 2000 people had their fill of rocks at the show.