November 4 , 2005

Rock Auction offers specimens
from around the globe

Move over eBay, the Sacramento State Geology Club is ready to make its mark on the auction world. The Sacramento State Geology Club will be presenting its second annual Rock Auction from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 at the University’s Alumni Center.

The half-live and half-silent auction will feature polished rock slabs, mineral and fossil specimens, and custom jewelry. Pieces of stibnite, obsidian, pumice, and orpiment will all be available to the highest bidder. The jewel of the lots this year is a delivery of landscape material from Teichert.

The free event will also offer games, door prizes, rock boxes, free food, local wines and the highly fashionable Geology Club t-shirts and field bags. The proceeds from the auction are used for future workshops, research and supplies for the club and to promote the membership of the organization.

Last year’s auction was an overwhelming accomplishment for the organization, raising more than $3,500. Club president Angela Brush is optimistic about the event and says that last year’s auction is helping fund this year’s. “We raised so much money last year, and we’re expecting it to be even more popular this time around,” she said. The club also donated $500 of last year’s earnings toward a field trip for a geology class.

Many of the pieces on the block are donated by private collectors as well as several local and national organizations.

To make a donation to the Rock Auction, contact the Geology Club at rockhugger247@yahoo.com. For more information about the event, log on to www.csus.edu/geology/geoclub.html. For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

 

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