Special Exhibits! Turlock Rock and Gem Show
March 9th & 10th, 2019
Turlock Fairgrounds 900 N Broadway
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The Tethys Ocean Project
Deep Time: The First Four Billion Years!

Deep Time: The First Four Billion Years!

The Tethys Ocean Project has another new exhibit - The First Four Billion Years! Stop by to see the oldest marine fossils ever discovered. The exhibit features strange creatures that flourished billions of years ago. See the beautiful forms of Stromatolites and learn about the role they played in the history of Earth. The oldest rock discovered will also be on display.

Megladon, one of the most vicious prehistoric marine predators to have haunted ancient oceans, will be back by popular demand to amaze you with its size.

Three generations of Schaffert family will be on hand throughout the show to chat with visitors and share their passion for ancient marine fossils.

MLMS would like to extend an enormous THANK YOU! to Dr. Alan and Cris Schaffert for providing Tethys Ocean Project Exhibits exclusively with The Mother Lode Mineral Society for 14 years.


The 2017 Tethys Ocean Project included Tridacna, the largest ammonite found in the Americas, measuring over 5 feet.

Half scale painting of Megladon, the largest shark to have hunted prehistoric oceans. The art work was done by Eric Schaffert, pictured with the mural that is on display at the show.




Below are some exhibits from Rob Sankovich

Lepidolite 70lbs

Rose Quartz 62lbs