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Mineral show just rocks


April 4, 2017

CATHEE BETHEL of Lebanon displays her first-place rainbow created using a wide varity of rocks. The vertical rainbow is made from polished stones. She used rough stones to create the second rainbow.

The colors of the rainbow are not only meant for the sky.

They decorate the earth too, and Cathee Bethel’s display at the 69th Annual Rock and Gem Show demonstrated just how well they do it, placing first among displays by Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society members, who organized the show.

The show, held in the Sweet Home High School Activities Gym, “really went well,” said Marie Ekenberg of the Rock and Mineral Society. “We had nearly 3,000 people go through here. I think it’s a very good attendance.”

Bethel, of Lebanon, was busy at the show Saturday and Sunday, demonstrati...

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