|The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center recently opened a new rock and mineral exhibit, a donation of Betty Hosp of her father's rock and mineral collection. The exhibit features various types and colors of chert, as well as dolomite, quartz, calcite and other rocks and minerals found in the local area.
“Joplin has a rich mining history and this exhibit showcases some of the beautiful rocks and minerals we have in our area,” says Chris Pistole, education director, Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center. “This is a great addition to the other exhibits we have at the Center.”
The collection was identified by Kent Jones assisted by Linda Swaim. Lighting for the display was donated by CES Electrical Supply of Joplin.
The Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about Audubon or the center, please call (417) 782-NATR or go here.