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My featured Merit Badge Awardee of the Week is … Sherrilyn Askew!!!
Sherrilyn Askew (#1350) has received a certificate of achievement in Outpost for earning an Expert Level Rocks & Minerals Merit Badge!
“I have collected over 10 specimens of rocks and minerals, and identified them to the best of my and my reference books’ ability. A number of them are gemstones.
All these specimens were found within the United States (either in the dirt or the rock museum), mostly in the southeast.
Left to right by column: cut stones (topaz, ruby, garnet, amethyst, tourmaline, and aquamarine), fluorite, aquamarine, silver topaz, amethyst, emerald, peridot, smoky quartz, ruby, green tourmaline, olivine, black/green tourmaline, calcite (maybe), and granite.
I found some of these rocks in Alaska. Unfortunately, someone took my favorite one, which was a perfectly round piece of granite. He was going to slice it in half for me and he never gave it back.”
Congratulations Sherrilyn on such a great collection of rocks and minerals for your badge. You got some beautiful specimens too. Isn’t it amazing to learn about how these amazing rocks were formed? They tell us a beautiful and old, old story of this place we call Earth.
Good for you Sherrilyn! I was a “rock hound” as a kid and never lost my love of lovely rocks and minerals especially crystals.