Every year the East Texas Gem & Mineral Society hosts their annual Gemstone & Jewelry Show. Dealers from across Texas and beyond converge on the Tyler Rose Garden Center to sell custom jewelry, unique gem & mineral specimens, rare fossils and other treasures dug from the earth beneath our feet. We've been to a few of the group's functions and was happy to return for this year's show.
One of the show's best attractions is the Rock Food Table. Take a close look at the picture above. What looks like a delicious spread of fine dining choices are actually all rocks. Most of the pieces are rocks that just happen to be shaped like certain foods but some of them are polished/finished to complete the illusion.
The Rock Food Table is currently owned by a member of the ETGMS but originated by a couple in the Gulf Coast region. A few years back we shot some footage of it for the documentary "RockHounds: The Movie." Here's a clip:
@geologyvideo Rocks that look like food #geology #rocks #gemandmineralshow #science #rockfoodtable #earthscience #fyp ♬ Eat It - "Weird Al" Yankovic