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February 2017

Tarheel Gem & Mineral Club visited the Wake Stone Nash County Rock Quarry on Saturday, January 28th.  We were able to follow our guide to several levels in the quarry and even were allowed to go to a newly uncovered area with a large amount of coastal fossils.  While these were mostly shells, one of our members found an ancient ear bone from a whale and another a nice shark tooth.

Newcomer 12 year old Joshua S. had a great time on his first quarry trip and encourages all the kids to sign up for any trips where they are allowed.

Pics of Joshua with his Aunt Melissa (our webmaster) on their first trip to a quarry: