by Kurt Hildebrand
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July 27, 2013
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Rocks draw crowd at library

It’s not unusual for children growing up in Nevada to gravitate toward an interest in rocks. On Tuesday roughly 40 children brought their samples to the Douglas County Public Library in Minden to be examined by a geologist. “It was a packed house,” geologist John Penton said Wednesday. “I thought I brought more fliers than I would need and I ran out. The librarian told me that between parents and kids there were 77 people there.” Penton is chief of Nevada’s Abandoned Mine Lands Program, so part of his presentation is getting the word out about avoiding abandoned mines. But …

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