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Agate hunt passes the time


March 19, 2021

Claire Persons spent hours agate hunting last summer. "It doesn't matter if the agate is tiny, pebble size or larger," she said. "There is great enjoyment in the hunt and discovery. She shared her finds by creating make necklaces, shown here.

She also wrote a poem about the rock hunt, which kept her mind off a pandemic world.

An Agate Hunt

Early during my morning rounds,

Walking along the gravelly grounds,

I spy a sparkle of red orange hues,

And naturally I stoop down for a closer view.

This tiny little chip often times missed,

Through a layer of dew is reveal...

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