Re: Re: is mineral collecting a dying hobby?
Good answer, Jack!
You'll probably enjoy this page, "Making Little Rockhounds", by Bob Keller, of a special day for children at the 2000 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. Note the egg cartons carried by kids in the photos: they are to hold the free specimans given to kids by many of the exhibitors at the show. Every child goes home with his or her own rock collection from the show. The Charlotte Gem and Mineral club is definitely on the right track in how you're introducing kids to rock collecting!
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From Jerry Ferrin - April 30, 2008 at 13:28:35