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Annual rock show provides casual collectors opportunity to hang with experts


April 4, 2018

GEOLOGIST Robert Rosé inspects a specimen during the rock show Saturday.

Robert Rosé spent a lot of the weekend peering through a loupe at crystalline structures in a wide variety of rocks people brought to the Sweet Home Rock and Gem Show for identification.

As he examined various rocks, the retired geologist explained what he was finding, asking questions periodically to determine where the rock was found. That information helped him narrow down what the rocks might be.

Rosé's efforts were one of numerous activities at the The Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society's show, which celebrated its 70th anniversary Saturday and Sunday. Rosé, who retired from a 30-y...

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