Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society turns 75


March 29, 2023

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Aurora Sanders gasps when she sees hidden calcite wafers in a las choyas geode she had just cracked open with a pipe snapper at the 72nd annual rock show last year.

Treasure-hunting seems to be an innate inclination from an early age, a curiosity and sense of adventure that propels people to seek and find the hidden. It's this drive that prompts both young and old to unearth one of the world's most prolific treasures: rocks.

For 75 years now, the Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Society has made the perfect home for area residents passionate about geology. Now it's gearing up for its 73rd annual (COVID-19 proved a two-year stumbling block) Sweet Home Rock and Mineral Show, a popular affair that draws thousands of people to the city.

The 2023 event runs Sa...

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