This may look like an ordinary table but something is missing. Can you guess what it is? Look closely…
There is actually no real, edible food on this table! This table is actually made up entirely of rocks that look like food. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Don’t these chocolate muffins look good enough to eat?
Would you like a slice of bread?
Piece of ham?
or Glass of water with lemon?
I first heard of this unique display last year while we were parked out at the US Space and Rocket Center Campground. We met a really nice gentleman that caught our attention when he gave the kids and I a diamond…a Pecos Diamond that is. Pecos Diamonds, or Pecos Quartz are found along the Pecos River near Roswell, New Mexico. I’d never heard of them, but I have to admit I was flattered. It’s not every day a man gives you a diamond!
It turns out that this sweet man and his wife actually travel to different gem and mineral shows displaying their unique Rock Food Table display. They began showing their personal collection of ‘food rocks’ for their local Rock and Mineral Chapter and I guess you could say the rest was history. This year they have plans to show off their hobby at 15 different shows and have had as many as 22 on the calendar in years past.
They’ve managed to put together an extensive collection of ‘food items’ with rocks they’ve found, bought and received as gifts. The collection on display now spans two tables and contains more pieces than I could count. From the marshmallows in the hot chocolate, to the Jell-o to the Key Lime Pie, it’s hard to imagine that it’s all put together with rocks. I guess seeing is believing.
If you get a chance to see this display at a Gem and Mineral Show near you, make sure you take a moment to stop by and say hi to Bill and Lois, and who knows? You may leave with a diamond of your own too.
What is the most unique rock that you’ve ever found? Do you have one that would fit in their collection?