Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 25, 2018
Finding Gems at the Tooele Gem Show

Visitors gathered at the Dow James building in Tooele Friday through Sunday to look at rocks, minerals and other items on display and available for purchase at the annual Tooele Gem & Mineral Show.

Fossils, rocks, gems, jewelry and other merchandise were provided by vendors. Visitors also participated in other activities at the show. 

Tooele Gem & Mineral Show coincided with the American Heritage Festival outside at Dow James Park. The festival included a mountain man rendezvous, Native American Powwow. See photos of the American Heritage Festival in today’s Hometown feature.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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