Star of 'Meteorite Men' blazes into central Illinois
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[October 02, 2013]
SPRINGFIELD -- Almost eight
months after the Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russia, Steve
Arnold, one of the "Meteorite Men" from the Science Channel's hit
series, will blaze into central Illinois. Arnold will be the
featured exhibitor Saturday and Sunday at the Lincoln Orbit Earth
Science Society's annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show at the
Illinois State Fairgrounds. He will display selections from his
personal collection and also offer meteorites for sale.
Arnold is one of the world's most famous meteorite hunters, having
found meteorites on six continents in his 21-year meteorite hunting
career. He and his wife, Qynne, own and operate Arnold Meteorites
and More in Eureka Springs, Ark. In addition to his many magazine
features and television appearances, he is an associate editor with
the industry's premier publication, Meteorite Magazine. He will be
available for interviews at the show.
But the LOESS Show is more
than meteorites. There are also 12 dealers who will sell minerals,
gems, fossils and jewelry. Visitors can also watch as 16
demonstrators clean fossils, crack geodes, knap flint arrowheads,
and make jewelry, glass beads, gem trees, cabochons and stone pens.
There will be a silent auction on the half-hour and a "kids only"
50-cent table. An impressive display of fluorescent minerals will
demonstrate the array of brilliant colors that some rocks display
under ultraviolet light.
The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Illinois Building on the state fairgrounds.
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Parking is free, and admission is $2 for adults and $1 for
seniors. The show is free for Scouts in uniform, 4-H groups and
children under 12.
For more information, contact
or visit Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society on Facebook.
Arnold Meteorites and More:
[Text from file received from the
Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society]