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Rock collections will be the topic at the Chase County Museum in Champion this Sunday. Karen Hayes and Marla Smith will exhibit their collections and answer questions between 1-4 p.m. at the museum in Champion.
Hayes’ father was a forester, and she began “picking up rocks when we went anywhere” when she was young. Smith began her collection when she began teaching earth science.
Neither presenter has any idea how many rocks they own. They have found them, purchased them, been given them, and inherited them in Hayes’ case.
Smith will have rocks that contain fossils, minerals and crystals and sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rock specimens.
Hayes will bring her rock tumblers, geodes for cracking, samples of rainbow obsidian for people to keep, and florescent rocks.
Children attending will be able to take home their own rock samples.
The two will answer questions and people are invited to bring rocks for examination, too.
There will be no special exhibits the following two Sundays, due to the Chase County Fair. However, the museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. those days.


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