A full size model of Velociraptor will be on display at the 2012 show.They ruled the Earth millions of years ago! They're Earth's amazing mysteries! Syracuse, N.Y. - The 46th Annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show presented by the Gem and Mineral Society of Syracuse opens Saturday, July 14 and runs through Sunday, July 15 at its new location, SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215. This year's show theme is Dinosaurs! The Gem Club brings to the SRC Arena a weekend filled with fun and adventure for the whole family. They have over 62 vendors in retail and wholesale areas selling everything from local New York State fossils to minerals from the Middle East, jewelry, beads, polished stones, & carvings. The show also has a huge Children's Area that features a Sluice, Soap Stone Carving, Jewelry Making, and Fossil Identification. Len Sharp, Presidential Awardee in Science Teaching will speak about The Weird and Strange, the Small and the Supersized Dinosaurs circa 251-65 million years ago, and Dinosaurian Armageddon- what made them become extinct? Bob Ross, of the Paleological Research Institute will speak about "Elephants in our Backyard," the Hyde Park Mastedon that was found in Hyde Park, NY. There are over 20 personal mineral and fossil exhibits by members and visitors to the show. There are also many demonstrators all around the show including the Genesee Valley Flint Knappers from Rochester, NY who will teach how to make flint arrowheads. There will be Glass Bead makers, Seed Bead Jewelry, Native American Beading, Stone Carving, Wire Wrapping, a Flourescent Rock Show, & Lapidary demonstrations. The July 14th & 15th show features a full-range of rocks, fossils, gemstones, jewelry, and beads for rock hounds, beaders, jewelry artisans and their fans. The Gem & Mineral Society of Syracuse is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to educate the public about minerals, fossils & lapidary arts. This show offers both fun and learning opportunities for the community while also supporting small independent businesses. Admission is free for scouts in uniform and children under 12 years old when accompanied by an adult. A $6 donation for adults is good for admission for both days. For more information contact Gem and Mineral Society of Syracuse Show Chairwoman Carlotta Brown at (315) 458-4636 or go to http://distribution.mymediainfo.com/lists/lt.php?id=fB8JAVNRD10EA08AVwxSC09RVV0EAAM%3D. # # # Media Contact: Carlotta Brown, Show Chairwoman   Gem and Mineral Society of Syracuse, Inc. 315-458-4636 | nylottie@aol.com http://distribution.mymediainfo.com/lists/lt.php?id=fB8JAVNRD10EA08AVwxSC09RVV0EAAM%3D