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Rock club members on lookout for treasures – and for next generation


April 1, 2020

ROCK CLUB member Alfred "Dee" David, center, digs for palomino rocks in Jordan Valley in 1975.

Though the 72nd annual Sweet Home Gem and Mineral Show had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 lockdown, that hasn't cooled local rockhounds' ardor for minerals.

Ed Anderson, president of the Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society, used his shelter-in-place time to do some work around his property in Waterloo, and was rewarded for the effort.

"I was out setting fence posts two days ago and I dug up a nice carnelian agate that was worth my time to be doing the work," Anderson said.

The club decided not to reschedule the show this year, but members hope to still be able to dig up potential new m...

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