Stone me, what a show!

PUBLISHED: 16:06 19 April 2007 | UPDATED: 10:19 31 May 2010

Tony Roberts with sponge fossils - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

Tony Roberts with sponge fossils - Pic: Sarah Lucy Brown

HUNDREDS of precious stones attracted crowds to Chilford Hall in Linton on Saturday, for a rock and gem show. Crystals, fossils and minerals were among the many valuable items on offer, all displayed in the exhibition hall at the attractive rural location

HUNDREDS of precious stones attracted crowds to Chilford Hall in Linton on Saturday, for a rock and gem show.

Crystals, fossils and minerals were among the many valuable items on offer, all displayed in the exhibition hall at the attractive rural location.

The show attracted people from all over the region, not just collectors and geologists, but families hoping to have an interesting and informative day out.

Show organiser Tony Rance said: "It was a lovely day, in a lovely setting.

"I think the glorious weather kept a few people away, but we had around 900 visitors over the course of the event.

"There were a couple of unusual items: a massive jade goldfish bowl, three feet across and weighing 70 kilograms, as well as a tanzanite and white gold pendant, which was on sale for £10,000, although it didn't sell."

This year's event was the second rock and gem show organised by Mr Rance, whose company Rock and Gem Ltd put on events across the country.

For more information about future shows visit www.rockngem.co.uk

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