Faculty to present during Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club show

Four UNL faculty will share their research at the Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club's 54th annual show, April 7-8 at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St. The event, which features presentations and demonstrations amid dozens of displays and vendors of gems, minerals and fossils, is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 7 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 8.

Faculty presenting and topics they will discuss are: Robert Joeckel, professor of geosciences, "Niobium Mining in Southeast Nebraska;" George Corner, collections manager for the NU State Museum, "Ice Age Mammals of Nebraska;" Mark Awakuni-Swetland, associate professor of anthropology and ethnic studies, "Stones as They Were Used by Indigenous Americans;" and Robert Diffendal, professor emeritus, School of Natural Resources, "Ogallala Aquifer."

Admission is $5 per day or $9 for both days. Children 11 and younger are free with a paid adult. For more information, including an entrance discount coupon, go to http://lincolngemmineralclub.org and click "2012 LGMC Show."